River North

Hotel Chicago Downtown

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • A hip, high-energy hotel adjacent to Chicago's House of Blues
  • Walking distance to Michigan Ave. and Theater District
  • A 2016 renovation updated all guest rooms, the lobby, bar and lounge

Enjoyed This
(7 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"
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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Located right along the Chicago River just steps from the House of Blues concert venue, this hotel is a great destination for boat tours in the daytime and River North bar-hopping at night. Guests staying on the south side of the building also get a close-up view of the hotel's neighbor, the iconic Marina City buildings.

This Autograph Collection hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2016 to update all guest rooms, bringing them up to date with 55" flat-panel TVs, black granite bathrooms, and eco-friendly LED lighting. Concierge-level rooms get exclusive access to the hotel's lounge with complimentary breakfast and snacks. 

There's a fitness center onsite as well as a full-service bar and lounge in the lobby; guests can grab snacks and drinks and relax by the fireplace. Guests are also just steps away from the bars, clubs and restaurants of River North including Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse on the same block as the hotel.



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


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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


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-9pm 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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Sax Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 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

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