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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

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Why We Love It

  • Perched along the Chicago River with truly impressive skyline views
  • Connects to the famous Merchandise Mart
  • One of the few hotels in this neighborhood with a large indoor pool
  • All guests receive free in-room Wi-Fi

100% (31 Member Ratings)

"Location, price, room comfort. "
Jolene
Mar 21, 2017
Bettendorf, IA, United States

Map & Directions

Midway Airport is about a 30-minute drive to the hotel and cab fare runs around $30-$40. O'Hare airport is about 45 minutes to the hotel and cab fare runs $40-$50.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Perched 15 stories atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and next door to the Merchandise Mart, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is located in the bustling River North neighborhood but retains a sense of calm due to its upper-floor location. Thanks to its location overlooking the Chicago River, the hotel's main draw has to be the truly excellent views of the Chicago skyline. 

Even the base-level Premium rooms are spacious and feature updated furnishings, panoramic photos of the city, 49-inch flat-panel TVs, Bath and Body Works toiletries and in-room coffeemakers. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property, and if you can upgrade to a Skyline View room, do it. Despite opening onto a 10-story atrium, rooms are mostly immune to street noise since they're so far above ground. 

Most guests make time for a drink and the corner views at the 15th-floor Cityscape Bar, wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows just off the lobby. Head to the on-site restaurant (breakfast or dinner only), Merchants Cafe, for elevated American comfort cuisine for any meal of the day. There's also a large indoor pool -- fairly rare in this part of the city -- along with a dry sauna and a good-sized fitness center. Also, parking is quite reasonably priced compared to other downtown hotels at $39 per night.

Visitors find themselves within walking distance of the Loop, as well as the famed Magnificent Mile, chock-full of chic shops and restaurants, while the surrounding River North neighborhood is home to trendy restaurants, art galleries and buzzing nightlife. You're also close to the city's ever-growing Restaurant Row along west Randolph Avenue, featuring multiple restaurants from celebrity chefs like Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless. 

No need to weather the elements; guests can access the CTA Brown Line train station from the hotel through Merchandise Mart. Attractions like Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Lincoln Park Zoo are a quick cab or train ride away, making this hotel a wonderful home base for exploring the whole city.

From the press:
  • “Stylish [with] incredible city views from the upper floors that the hotel occupies" --  Oyster.com
  • "An urban sanctuary...a pleasant surprise" -- Gayot.com 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Two children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant’s cot/crib available on request free of charge. Extra bed available on request for adults in specific one king bed rooms. Charges may apply.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Self-Parking Fee of $39.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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100% Positive
(31 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the service
Jesse May 08, 2017 Ooltewah, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location
Timothy Apr 11, 2017 Wilmette, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location
Ashley Mar 27, 2017 Milwaukee, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The view!
Other Comments
Nice location. The River Walk is close by and there are great restaurants within waling distance.
Gary Mar 27, 2017 Palatine, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, price, room comfort.
Other Comments
Shower had poor pressure and tub drain was broken.
Jolene Mar 21, 2017 Bettendorf, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location to activities
Other Comments
Very polite and helpful staff. Cool views of the cities, Easy access to the city.
Robin Mar 18, 2017 Hammond, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Most enjoyable was the bed and the pillows...I don't even want to get out of bed..lol.
Other Comments
Only one sugestion...when I did my reservation on my phone It didn't ask for ages and after I paid, shows that I was charged 20 dlls for an extra person. It was actually my son and he us only 8 years old and on the bottom of the page it shows 12 years or under are able to stay for free but it is a pain to get that reimbursement back to my credit card. Try to ask for the ages of people booking to prevent this issues.
Jesús Mar 07, 2017 Holland, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location. Pool. Customer service.
Jean Mar 06, 2017 Bloomingdale, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room
Other Comments
We appreciated the fast room service
Christine Mar 05, 2017 Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
Other Comments
Beds are very comfortable. Great central location. Missed the usual coffee-maker in room. Fabulous skyline view.
Eileen Mar 01, 2017 Monona, WI, United States

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