BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-4410, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the River North area of Chicago, is near Supernatural Chicago, Jazz Showcase, Chicago Hauntings, and Binny's Beverage Depot.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness/Health center
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Business Services

          TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN River North Hotel Chicago

          Reviewed by harleyrider2

          Best Western River North hotel, Chicago

          Reviewed Sep 2, 2013
          by (22 reviews) Auckland , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

          What a great hotel. So central and easy to get around. A Harley store just two blocks away and restaurants glaore to choose from. Lovely reception staff who are so helpful - what more can you ask.
          Underground and secure parking options for the bikes - at no charge.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN River North Hotel Chicago

          Good Value + Free Parking


          Hotel is good value if you are driving as it includes free parking - you can expect to pay $25+ per day at most other downtown hotels.

          The room was ok and the staff pleasant enough.

          The location is a few blocks from Michigan Avenue so most things are in walking distance. You are also only a few blocks from the subway line.

          If I wasn't driving I might be tempted to stay nearer Michigan Avenue.

          Great value for the money!


          We stayed here April 4 & 5, 2004. We paid $76.50 per nite with a AAA discount. The room was comfortable, clean, and the hotel is within walking distance to many attraction (including some of Chicago's best Restaurants). We have stayed at several higher-class places on trips past, but feel that the HUGE Hotel savings and FREE PARKING allowed us to spend our money on things we wanted to do rather than where we wanted stay! This is also a great place for families as it has an indoor pool, which was a great way to end the day for our daughters (although cold). We were a little concerned initially about safety as it's several blocks from Michigan Avenue, but actually found the area thriving in the early evening with people and families walking everywhere.Would recommend it and will stay there again!

          OK But Expected More


          Small rooms, confusing directions to the pool, Shower that scalds you every 30 seconds, clogged bathtub drain, treacherous elevators (door crushes you if you don't jump in immediately -- flip the switch as the staff do!). Good location - walked to Water Tower and Cadillac Theater.

          Won't be staying there again, though. Worth a couple more bucks for a nicer place, IMHO.

          Hmm, not sure about this one...


          My room across car park from reception was freezing and dark, with gloomy lift to my floor. When I saw my colleague's room was cheery and light, and not across the car park, I asked to change! The staff were very happy to move me. In winter, the swimming pool is creepy and reminded me of a rather nasty scene from the movie 'Cat People'....(i.e. very empty...)

          Very clean but skimpy amenities


          Our room was adequate and clean but the decor was less than inspired.

          The roomrate was reasonable, especially since it included free parking, but we had to insist on the complimentary breakfasts which were supposed to be included. The best thing about it was that it was conveniently located to walk to Miracle Mile, Art Institute, Merchandise Mart, restaurants, etc.

          Clean but Small


          Room comparable to price. Small, but clean. Staff seemed nice. BUT beware of using credit card to pay for your room. Someone helped themselves to our card to charge of $129 at a movie theatre somewhere in Lombard, IL a couple of months AFTER our stay in Chicago. Management should know the character of personnel they hire!!!

          Cub's trip


          Have stayed here before with pleasing results. WIthin walking distance of many restaurants of varying taste and price. Walk three blocks to Grand St. Red line stop. A few more blocks to the Magnificent Mile.

          Room was small but clean, houskeeping did an excellent job, desk help was courtuous and garage folks were above and beyond what I have experienced in other hotels in Chicago. I will go back there again.

          Good Deal


          I stayed here for one night during the Tall Ships Chicago 2003 festival. The parking attendant was very friendly and informative. The front desk staff was welcoming. I stayed here primarily because of the free parking, but I'll come back again because the staff was so nice.

          Short walk to trolley stop and walking distance to almost anything one would need. The room is small, but comfortable. For me, definitely a bargain in Chicago!

          Great Location


          My husband and I went to Chicago last July for my birthday. We stayed at the River North for it's great location. Since we took the train we had no transportation except for our legs, and an occaional cab. Would recomend this hotel for anyone who wants to see downtown at your own pace. We walked many miles in the four days we were there, but what a great time we had. Hotel staff was friendly, but the room was nothing to write home about. We found ants on our last morning there. It was also resonably priced. (gave us more money to party with!)

          Nice Hotel, Nice Staff


          I have stayed at this hotel for a number of years on my annual trip to Chicago. Nice, centralized location. Fair prices. Free parking. Very courteous and amicable staff, and the pizza in the adjacent restaurant/bar, Pizzeria Oro, is very good. The staff in the restaurant/bar is really fun. Be sure to check out the deck by the pool in the motel. You are able to lounge outside with your beverage of choice, and the view of the city is great!

          TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN River North Hotel Chicago

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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