This is a hard property to review - so I am going to break it down into a list of pros and cons and you can judge for yourself.
-FREE PARKING!!! We also arrived early and left late by several hours and were accommodated with a parking spot while we went sightseeing. :)
-Walkable to everything - only several blocks from The Mile, also walkable to many attractions (Navy Pier, restaurant district, Willis Tower, etc...)
-Discount tickets to major attractions - we secured discount tickets to Art Institute, Willis Tower, and Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and skipped the lines.
-My father-in-law lost his wallet in the lobby, left for an hour before he realized it was missing and HAD IT RETURNED!!! It dropped out of his pants pocket, an employee found it and kept it at the front desk until he returned to get it (and yes, everything was still there...)
-A dated building with updated but still slightly shoddy interiors, rugs, and walls.
-An odd chemical smell in the hallway that wouldn't go away.
-Full sized-beds in the double rooms with VERY uncomfortable mattresses :(
-A lot of street noise that you can hear in the bedroom
So, this review was hard for me to write - when we looked at the price we paid (through a won't show you the name until you book discount site) versus the price we would have paid for a discounted 4 or 5 star hotel without parking, the costs came to about equal. Although we had a positive stay, I don't know if I would run back - I might stay elsewhere and pay for parking while in Chicago.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Chicago
- Chicago Best Western