We recently stayed here for one night and overall, found the hotel to be good. We had 3 adults in our party and while we tried to book a 2 bedroom suite, they only had a one bedroom suite with a sofa sleeper available. Granted, we knew going in that the sofa sleeper wasn't going to be exactly plush but didn't expect it to be so uncomfortable. You could clearly feel the middle bar through the thin mattress so it was pretty bad to sleep on. It certainly wasn't a deal breaker but it's worth pointing out that if an adult plans on sleeping on the sofa sleeper, they better bring some Advil for their back the next day. My only other "negative" is that the bathroom is off of the bedroom so if anyone needs to use it, you need to walk through the bedroom as there is no access off of the living room. It wasn't a biggie but if 3 adults are staying in the room together, the person who's stuck on the sofa will need to open the bedroom door and walk past the bed to get to the bathroom.
Other than these minor inconveniences, the hotel and rooms were very clean and the staff was excellent. There was one particular worker in the breakfast area (I didn't catch her name) who was very friendly and greeted everyone who came down for breakfast. She was a real bright spot. The breakfast itself was nice and there were plenty of places to sit.
I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good hotel within walking distance to the Magnificent Mile and other attractions. I would definitely recommend a 2-bedroom suite if you have more than 2 adults in your party.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly-renovated Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North located just north of the Loop, offers pet-friendly suites and convenient perks in the heart of downtown. Our Chicago River North hotel is only minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry. Surrounded by Chicago's best restaurants, every appetite will be satisfied. If you don't feel like dining out, we offer room service from Hub 51 by Lettuce Entertain You, or you can hit the brand new, Holloway's Bar in the lobby. Each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the cooking necessities. Our newly-renovated suites also have flat-screen HD TVs, free WiFi and 50% more space than traditional hotel rooms featuring brand new mattresses + linens, new carpeting and stylish new pull-out sofas. Take advantage of full-service amenities such as valet/self-parking options, free breakfast, 24-hour gym, or top-floor indoor pool & hot tub with fantastic city views. Enjoy the value of the Residence Inn brand in vibrant downtown Chicago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Residence Inn