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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #99 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Best Buy Downtown By Far”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The Best Western River North is the best hotel buy in downtown Chicago by far. I do a lot of business traveling and the convenience of being downtown is awesome. Plus they have free parking. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the fitness center an pool are great, the rooms might be a bit old, but they are clean and safe. For the money and the service, I will keep coming back. Great location too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for your review and for mentioning the value we offer our guests. We're so happy you enjoy our services and we hope to see you the next time around.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

All of the chains have gone up in price in Chicago. The value in this one is the location and the complimentary parking. The people are friendly. we got a room upgrade this visit and the beds were comfortable. Only downside was the odor in the hallways and the slow shower waterflow.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed many aspects of your stay. We do hope you'll come back to see us again.

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Julian, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Free parking in downtown Chicago is a pretty big deal, and this hotel has it. It is a nice hotel in an excellent location. The only thing we found strange about this place was the elevators. We could not get to our room using the elevator in the lobby. We had to go to the parking garage and use that elevator, which was pretty inconvenient. Also, to reach the pool, we had to take the elevator up a floor, walk from one end of the hotel to the other, then take a different elevator up to the pool. Other than the strange elevator issue, this was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for your review. We have newly installed hallway directory signs posted by the stairway and elevator entrances for each floor. Luckily, these have clear directions to help all our guests navigate the hotel efficiently. Let us know what you think the next time you visit!

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julian, ca
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is the only hotel in downtown Chicago that offers free parking! Other charge as much as $70 a night!!! This hotel was in a very convenient location and was very nice. The only oddity was it's layout. We could not get to our room from the elevator in the lobby. We could only reach our room from the elevator in the parking garage. Also, to reach the pool, we had to take our elevator one floor up, walk all the way to the other end of the hotel, then take another elevator to the pool floor. Inconvenient and confusing. Other than that, we enjoyed the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for the review! We're happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. As for navigating the hotel layout, our new and installed hallway directory signs (by the elevators and stairwells entrances for each floor) can help make getting from point A to point B a snap. Try them out on your next visit!

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Chicago, United States
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great location, awesome staff, clean comfortable room. Great restaurant which served up the best pizza I ever had. Within walking distance to trolley, wonderful shopping, magnificent restaurants. Can't wait to return to the Best Western and the windy city.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for the compliments! And yes, we love Pizzeria Ora's (our onsite restaurant) deep dish pizza too! Glad you could experience a true Chicago staple during your stay. We hope you'll come back to see us again.

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Good rooms! little old building but clean rooms & nice service. Great location! we could walk to all nearby awesome dining places! friendly staff! free parking. Also, they checked in our bags after check out as we roamed around the whole day, went back collected it without any hassles! worth the price!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for your review! We're very glad to help however we can, and that definitely includes storing your luggage for you after check out so that you could have an extra day exploring Chicago. We hope you'll be back again!

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Minneapolis, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I spent a weekend in Chicago with 5 other women. We stayed in the family suite at the Best Western River North Hotel. The room was pretty perfect for our group, with 2 bedrooms and a large living area. The hotel was within walking distance to all of the downtown venues we wanted to hit - Navy Pier, Millenium Park, Magnificent Mile, and many great restaurants. The hotel also had a nice little rooftop area by the swimming pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for choosing us during your trip with friends! We're so glad we could provide you with comfort and convenience while you enjoyed Chicago. We hope you guys get to connect regularly in the future!

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Property: Best Western River North Hotel
Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers deeply discounted parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago BEST WESTERN is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to deeply discounted parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel.The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO(R), free high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. ... more   less 
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