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River Hotel
Ranked #74 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We've stayed at The River twice now. We love it. The front desk is friendly, there are great snack options at a VERY reasonable price, it's in a great location and they have free filtered water stations accompanied by water bottles. How great is that?! Another plus is that both times we've stayed, it's been very quiet, despite the location on busy Wacker Dr. We'll continue to come back to The River in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

It was mid-week and very cold in Chicago, but Club Quarters/River Hotel gave us a warm welcome and super service. Host Tim Meadows assigned us a tower room with a beautiful view of the Chicago River, and at night it was a twinkling delight--also in sight were Marina Towers and Trump Tower. We walked to events at the Tribune Tower and to a show in the theater district, in spite of the single digit temperatures. This is my new favorite Chicago hotel for convenience and friendly service. Bella Bacinos restaurant in the same building had equally good service and delicious food--good thing, because we didn't want to go outside hunting for a place to eat.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I seldom write reviews but felt that I had to say something about my experience with the River Hotel. I brought my team to the hotel for two days of strategy meetings and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations and the service. From making arrangements for the rooms, through the actual meeting, all the way to the check out, the service could not have been better. Pedro was a great help in the booking process and did everything he could to make sure the entire group had rooms with a view to the river. Diane from Bacino's did a great job making sure everything was set up for the meetings and that we had everything we needed. With regard to lodging, the rooms are not overly spacious, but the hotel does a great job making sure that the business traveler has everything he or she needs, including comfort, at a very reasonable price. All of this, combined with its great location makes the River Hotel a big "thumbs up" in my book.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Needed a place to stay downtown for brother's wedding and since we have young kids, wanted a suite type hotel with some kitchen facilities. The River Hotel met our needs nicely. Room was very clean and laid out well. Knew in advance that the 2 sleeping areas weren't completely separate (has a 1/2 wall separating the 2 "bedrooms" from the common area) but still worked out well. The staff was always ready to tend to our needs. Also loved the water dispensers in the hall.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Stayed here for a night while visiting Chicago, and was extremely impressed. The hotel is clean, well-situated close to the "L", the river, and to shops on State street, and was incredibly good value - it seemed much more reasonably priced than comparable hotels nearby. I would definitely stay here again and would absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We booked pretty early for the 2 sleeping area + kitchenette room. Very spacious and comfortable. No views but with a location like this, we spent most of our time enjoying the outdoors rather than looking at it from a hotel window.
River Hotel is also known as Club Quarters and is fitted out for corporate/business travellers. Check in and out is seamless and quick. It has a well rated Italian Restaurant downstairs.
Location! Location! Location! We covered most of South Side and the Magnificent mile from this hotel on foot! The subway is about 5mins walk on Wabash or State, buses on Nth/Sth Michigan. We bused to the United Center for games on the Bus #20 at Madison/Wabash and came back on it on Washington/Wabash. How cool is that!
Will definitely come back!

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Stayed again at River Hotel/Club Quarters over the Christmas holiday.
I cannot offer enough praise!
Loved the physical facility, the staff, the location and even the parking attendants/bellmen.
Feels very elegant and upscale but the price was extremely reasonable.
The rooms are on the smaller side but cozy and clean. I actually like small rooms--they are efficient and neat.

And the location at Wacker near Michigan---how can you be more centrally located? Coffee shops and restaurants all over the place. Walk everywhere.

This is my second holiday at River Hotel and I plan for many many more stays.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about River Hotel

Address: 75 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3756
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#38 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#46 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#56 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: £59 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step out of the River Hotel and into the stunning surroundings of Downtown Chicago. Shimmering skyscrapers tower over the Chicago River as Wacker Drive bends to meet the city’s most famous thoroughfare, Michigan Avenue the start of the Magnificent Mile. These sights sit just steps from the inviting accommodations of the River Hotel, a Downtown Chicago boutique hotel devoted to providing personal service and a helpful range of amenities for business and leisure travel alike. Our Michigan Avenue hotel boasts an array of thoughtful onsite amenities: instant registration and checkout, 24-hour concierge service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a modern fitness center, chilled, purified bottled water, and three state-of-the-art meeting rooms make for a seamless business travel experience. Savor authentic Italian cuisine and fabulous deep dish pizza at the onsite restaurant, Bella Bacino’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria. The Chicago River Hotel offers everything you need in the heart of it all. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Wacker Michigan

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