River North

Hotel Chicago Downtown

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 45% savings at a hip, high-energy hotel adjacent to Chicago's House of Blues
  • Walking distance to Michigan Ave & Theater District
  • Rock star-worthy rooms, with snakeskin accents and fully stocked minibars
  • The Chicago River slithers by out front, and several boat tours depart from right out the door

"Chic [and] tech-savvy place" -- Fodor’s
92%
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
"spacious room, comfortable king-sized bed, sufficient water pressure of the shower, super convenient location (right in downtown, close to Blue Line subway to the airport), nice big windows for a nice city view"
Yun
Dec 18, 2017
New York, NY, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 20 miles from O'Hare International Airport. Take the El train’s Orange Line from Midway or Blue Line from O'Hare to the Clark/Lake stop, the hotel is three blocks from the station. The trip will take 30 minutes to an hour, respectively. Valet parking is available for guests arriving by car (extra charge applies).

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Stepping into the all-white lobby at Hotel Chicago Downtown feels more like checking in for a stay on Miami Beach than the Chicago River. Popular with musicians and roadies in the area, the hotel is adjacent to the famed House of Blues.

It's also within walking distance of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and the Theater District, and an ideal starting point for boat tours and upscale shopping is only two blocks away on Michigan Avenue. Sidle into the lounge for cocktails and light snacks, such as platters to share, oysters and salads.

The rooms were designed to house rock stars with snakeskin wingbacks, floor-to-ceiling windows, overstuffed beds and fully-stocked mini bar. Rooms do not have coffeemakers, but complimentary coffee is served in the lobby. Request an upper floor room facing Dearborn or State streets for spectacular city views.

From the press:
  • "Visitors to Chicago would be hard-pressed to find a more chic or tech-savvy place" -- Fodor’s
  • "Fluff up your best feather boa and head for the bar – the crystal-drenched chandeliers and deep-tufted red velvet sofas would make any high-class madam feel right at home" -- Lonely Planet

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 18 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cribs available on request and in king rooms only: free of charge for children 3 and under.
Extra bed available on request and in king rooms only: $40 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets not 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

92%
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Sax Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
The only complaint you have to pay for wifi if used in a room
Irene Apr 24, 2018 Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
spacious room, comfortable king-sized bed, sufficient water pressure of the shower, super convenient location (right in downtown, close to Blue Line subway to the airport), nice big windows for a nice city view
Other Comments
I would suggest the hotel provide (1) free wifi, (2) hydration station for water bottle refill, and (3) free coffee in the lobby in the morning.
Yun Dec 18, 2017 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Size of room
Diana Oct 31, 2017 Dekalb, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
William Oct 16, 2017 Powell, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The shower head. Front desk staff and valets
Other Comments
The room was very small and not well laid out/appointed
Kathryn Jun 20, 2017 Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service and location were on point!
Other Comments
The hotel is walking distance to everything: the river, prime entertainment in River North, Millenium Park, the blue line, and Wacker Drive. Service was friendly, warm and genuine and the rooms were impeccable and so comfortable!
Nikol May 30, 2017 Miami, FL, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
Very accessible to restaurants and dowmtown.
Elizabeth May 22, 2017 San Antonio, TX, USA

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