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9.6

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum 90 m
London Guarantee Building 90 m
Fannie May 100 m
Blackhawks Store 110 m
Adler School Of Professional Psychology 120 m
Michigan Avenue Bridge 130 m
God Bless America Statue Chicago 130 m
Trump Tower 130 m
Vietnam Veterans Fountain 140 m
North Michigan Avenue 190 m
Nearby landmarks
Cloud Gate 600 m
Millennium Park 640 m
The Magnificent Mile 790 m
The Art Institute of Chicago 930 m
360 Chicago Observation Deck 1.23 km
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 1.32 km
Navy Pier 1.76 km
Shedd Aquarium 2.43 km
Wrigley Field 7.16 km
Museum of Science and Industry 11.38 km
River Hotel

"Still and all, I slept well, felt safe, appreciated the morning Keurig coffee."

Kristin - January 20, 2020
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River Hotel

75A East Wacker Drive, Loop, Chicago (IL), United States, 60601 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Cloud Gate
Within 600 m of property
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This property is in high demand!

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Staff trained in safety protocol
Body thermometer
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Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Chicago (IL)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 91% of all properties in Chicago (IL) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 899 Chicago (IL) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.7
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at River Hotel

One Room Suite with Kitchenette
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 1 sofa bed
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Two - Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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Superior Room with Kitchenette
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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Deluxe (Double/Double)
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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2 Rooms Suite
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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Single/Small Double
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Executive Two-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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Two Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Small Queen Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at River Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to River Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, River Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 53 USD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at River Hotel?

River Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about River Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Front door and front desk -- people were helpful and welcoming."

    Kristin

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    January 20, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "We really enjoyed our stay here, for 3 nights over New Years."

    Cassie

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    January 4, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The rooms, though small, were clean and comfortable."

    Mary

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    January 6, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 899 Chicago (IL) properties
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Location score
9.6/10
Service score
8.8/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Better than
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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
112 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.6
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More about River Hotel

River Hotel, located in Loop, Chicago (IL), is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, London Guarantee Building, Fannie May.

River Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, linens, mirror, towels, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, River Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Chicago (IL).

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Breakfast
3 mentions
Internet
1 mention
Housekeeping
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"River Hotel staff are always friendly, helpful, and professi..."

Roger

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February 27, 2020

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8.6
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.0
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Woon from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Small Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Location location location”

This hotel excellently located and has one of the best staff! From front reception to maintenance staff, they are all really friendly and warm! Our experience in Chicago is made sweeter meeting all these wonderful people at the hotel! My friend and I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. After 1 hour uber ride from airport and missing the junction to hotel, we were met by Mr Andreie from the hotel reception. A friendly face and warm welcome was exactly what we needed. Mr Andreie was really great - giving us a lot of advise on where to go, what to do, etc... We had a blast exploring places in Chicago based on his advise. The hotel bed was great though our room was really small. The air conditioning was not really working well. There was not much view either. Having said that the hotel was really strategically located, value for money, amenities are working superbly. We also like the idea that the hotel provide filtered water facilities and empty bottles to hotel guests so that we do not need to buy any drinking water from a store. Anytime I am back in Chicago, I will definitely choose the River Hotel!

Reviewed September 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Gina from United States
Solo traveler
Single/Small Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

Lovely exterior....1920's chicago landmark hotel at the Michigan Ave Bridge with great view of architecture along river. My room was small but comfortable...perfect for me. It didn't occur to doorman/valet to assist with door (on a very cold day) as I struggled to get in hotel entrance with luggage. Other than that staff were friendly and helpful.

Reviewed February 22, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Mary from United States
Couple
Single/Small Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Getaway weekend.”

Our stay was enjoyable. The rooms, though small, were clean and comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. The River is located near great dining and shopping. It is also located near the theater district. I would recommend it to any one who is thinking of going to Chicago.

Reviewed January 06, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Dale from United States
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

Just big enough. Historic building.”

90 year old building that used to be the tallest in Chicago, but as a result of its being one of the narrowest sky scrapers ever, only about 4 rooms per floor. No over crowded hustle and bustle. I guess the housekeepers are instructed to unplug the fridges. I didn't like that. Had to keep re plugging it in. Great location on the river and Michigan Ave.

Reviewed May 07, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Claire from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

Great location! Brilliant public transport links”

Brilliant location would stay there again in future buses across the road and very short walk away best links for a hotel we have stayed in while I'm Chicago for that. Rooms bright and airy (minus view of trump tower) but great city views. Staff all very friendly and helpful. If there was just an include breakfast option at good value it would be perfect.

Reviewed November 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Roger from United States
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Best attention to detail ever!”

The River Hotel is by far the best place I have ever stayed in regards to their attention to the details. The shower knob is set close to the outside for easy reach. On the nightstand is a multi port charger and a clock with oversized thick numbers visible without glasses. They have a yoga mat in the closet, refillable "bottled" water on every floor, coffee machine that makes great coffee, and many more. I don't plan on staying anywhere else!

Reviewed December 13, 2019
8.0
Excellent
David
Family with young children
Superior Room with Kitchenette
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good Hotel on the river.”

Nicely updated in an updated building deep downtown. Does charge an extra fee for a 3rd guest (young child in this case), despite having booked for 3. River view is actually Trump Tower view. In too HVAC is a little noisy and doesn’t hold temp all that well (too warm, mostly) and exterior sound insulation could be better. It was easy to hear all sirens through the night, but I don’t know how they fix that without changing the exterior of the building/windows.

Reviewed March 07, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jeff from United States
Couple
Single/Small Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

New Years Eve 2020”

Great staff, great location...would definitely stay here again! Short walking distance (@10-15min) to all the attractions. For the price, you simply can't beat it for stay in downtown Chicago!

Reviewed January 02, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Raimund from United States
Couple
Single/Small Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Excellent Location, Good Price and Exceptional Staffs”

When i saw the price per night for this hotel, i wasn‘t holding my expectation high but i was amazed on the overall condition of the hotel. very clean hotel, very accommodating staff. the only issue that i might just want to point out it the cracked toilet water tank for the room that stayed in, it is clearly visible but if they would fix that then that would be great. but everything else about this hotel is exceptional

Reviewed November 22, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Omar from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Friendly and Centrally located”

This hotel is in the heart of Chicago and located within walking distance of most major attractions. The place is clean and staff is friendly.

Reviewed January 27, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Roger from United States
Business traveler
Small Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Hidden Gem”

River Hotel staff are always friendly, helpful, and professional. They have paid attention to every little detail when it was updated.

Reviewed February 28, 2020
8.0
Excellent
Dawon from South Korea
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Great location, excellent staff - cleaning? A bit questionable”

Great location for easy access to main attractions, nice restaurants near by. Excellent staff and service. Yet, in the room some cleaning details were a bit iffy - coffee machine status was questionable, complementary tea bag was so old that the edge of its wrapping was wearing out, the extra blanket in the room was stale and smelly, etc. I mean I booked it cheap, so I guess the expectation level has to be adjusted but...I believe the hotel can certainly do better. Oh, the hotel’s bar/restaurant were closed due to construction of some sort but room service was available.

Reviewed November 07, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Roger from United States
Business traveler
Single/Small Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Everything about River Hotel was great. Their professionalism, hospitality, attention to detail, and value were all exceptional.

Reviewed November 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Amber from Canada
Couple
Standard Queen
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great Stay”

The location is key! This was our second stay here and we had a great view both times. The hotel is clean and the service is quick! Great restaurants and shopping near by. Only a 20-25 dollar cab ride to Wrigley. 25 minute walk to the train station and they will store your luggage before and after check-in/out.

Reviewed July 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Ayal from Israel
Solo traveler
Single/Small Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

wonderful hotel and staff, great location”

The staff in hotel was very friendly and helps me with different requests with a smile and gave good advice about places, not the one you expecting from the usual hotel staff. the room was clean and nice, the hotel is a bit old so the elevator is a littel slow. There is machines with water bottles you can fill whenever you want. the location is great and just in the middle of things

Reviewed January 22, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Krystyna from United States
Solo traveler
Single/Small Double
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Perfect location ”

Everything was perfectly located within a reasonable walking distance. This location is amazing. Hotel elevators took a little (16 minutes to get downstairs from the 34th) too long on some days depending on traffic. I would definitely stay here again without a doubt!

Reviewed November 05, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Selita from United States
Group
Single/Small Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Great value and view for the price!”

I booked a room for my sister and I to celebrate her 30th birthday and it was perfect! I put in a request for two single beds, a great view, and a high-rise room. I didn't get the high-rise room but the two single beds and the AMAZING view made up for it. It was the perfect size for us two to comfortably stay in, the night we checked in (it was close to midnight but we weren't tired). There are free snacks and sodas on the second floor and there's free bottled water (and refill stations) all throughout the hotel. It was perfect!

Reviewed December 27, 2019
7.2
Very good
Teresa
Business traveler
Two - Bedroom Suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Better options for a lot less”

Historic hotel, but otherwise very overpriced for what you get. No view (except the dumpsters and homeless in the back alley), next to no amenities, parking is absurdly expensive, regardless of the cost paid for room , and desk staff is totally lacking anything like personality. Valet attendants were great, water pressure was excellent and there was plenty of hot water, that was nice. Beds were comfortable. Tv claims to be able to connect with smart devices to use streaming apps, but actually does not allow any streaming apps to work, that was a BIG disappointment, since it was a major determinant in choosing this hotel. No military discounts and they refuse to apply program rewards points if reservations are made online through a 3rd party booking site (most hotels do, since they get paid either way), and the on-site restaurant was closed for renovations without notice. Having paid $300+/night, I expected a heck of a lot better. I doubt very much that we will return.

Reviewed April 06, 2019
6.8
Good
James from United States
Couple
Single/Small Double
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Good”

Only pro is it's price is usually cheaper than ones around it..also location is great as you are in middle of town so a short walk or ride to get any where. Other than that the hotel is very averages, with very small rooms, no really amenities to speak about .. bathroom is tiny, and no water pressure in shower. Room is good if you don't care for any space. Free water is good, but at 200 plus a night...not much value for the dollar...shop around you can get a better hotel for around same price with more space. I would not stay at again given this experience.

Reviewed June 24, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Don from United States
Couple
Superior Queen
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Great value. Great location. Nice acomodations. Fun.”

Wish the windows were cleaned so we could really enjoy the great view of the Chicago river. Still nice though.

Reviewed September 06, 2018
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