River North, Chicago

Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza River North

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Perched along the Chicago River with truly impressive skyline views
  • Connects to the famous Merchandise Mart
  • Located in the hip River North neighborhood near trendy restaurants and nightlife 
  • All guests receive free in-room Wi-Fi

"Excellent city-scape views" -- AAA.com

92% (12 Member Ratings)

"We were accommodated nicely after complaint about noise from neighbors by Jay. "
Mar 16, 2015
Royal Oak, MI, 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. The Merchandise Mart CTA "L" stop is three blocks from the hotel and stops near attractions Wrigley Field and Millennium Park.

Rooms & Rates

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Perched 15 stories atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and next door to the Merchandise Mart, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North is located in the bustling River North neighborhood. Overlooking the Chicago River, the hotel has premium views of the Chicago skyline. The 15th-floor lounge, Cityscape Bar, is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, and is prime real estate for watching the sun set in the Windy City over cocktails. Head to the on-site restaurant, Merchants Cafe, for "elevated" American comfort cuisine for any meal of the day.

Visitors find themselves within walking distance of the Loop, the main business district, as well as the famed Magnificent Mile, chock-full of chic shops and restaurants. The River North neighborhood is home to trendy restaurants, renowned art galleries and buzzing nightlife. 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 all that is Chicago.

From the press:
  • “Perched along the river, this high-rise hotel features a snazzy Asian-Italian-fusion restaurant, swanky lounge with excellent city-scape views, an elegant water wall in the lobby and spacious rooms” -- AAA.com



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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.


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.

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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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12 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: We were accommodated nicely after complaint about noise from neighbors by Jay.
Other Comments: Hard to locate by car even using gps
jduith Mar 16, 2015 Royal Oak, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Excellent value for very nice hotel
Marlin Jan 11, 2015 Winchester, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Awesome view, clean and modern, great value.
Other Comments: Free Continental breakfast would have been nice to have.
Anna Jan 01, 2015 Neenah, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The extraordinary service from the employees
Holly Dec 17, 2014 Burlington, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: View from window to the city.
Other Comments: Very loud with CTA trains next door. Hotel had a very weird setup since it was in office building. Room didn't have fridge. Nightlight on bed was broken there was tape all over the room ceiling. Party previously?? Ceiling looked a little beat up.
Holly Dec 16, 2014 Dubuque, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location.
Sam Nov 25, 2014 Highland Park, IL, United States

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