River North, Chicago

River Hotel

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Megan Crawford
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Why We Love It

  • Steps from the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile 
  • Less than a 15-minute walk to Millennium Park and the iconic Chicago "Bean"
  • Classic Italian dining on-site, serving homemade pizza pies
  • Free Wi-Fi for all guests

84% (19 Member Ratings)

"Location and room size"
Jul 07, 2016
saint Petersburg, FL, United States


Map & Directions

The River Hotel is about a 25-minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and about a 20-minute drive from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Just around the corner from the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the River Hotel offers guests the perfect base to explore this iconic stretch of Michigan Avenue, described by Fodor’s as “a potpourri of historic buildings, upscale boutiques, department stores, and posh hotels.”

Upon arrival, guests can relax in the lobby’s comfy, plush seating and refresh with complimentary lemon-infused water before checking in to compact but well-appointed guest rooms praised by Oyster.com as “clean and modern.”

Free Wi-Fi, unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, loaner iPads, a fitness room, and complimentary laundry facilities are among guest perks, not to mention the critically acclaimed Italian restaurant on site.

Bella Bacino’s serves up classic Italian fare, with homemade pizza that will wow. Pizza connoisseurs can opt for a crispy thin crust or a hearty stuffed pizza with a long list of fresh ingredients to inspire a delicious pie. Be sure to snag a table on the outdoor sidewalk patio, open in the warmer months. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park (fees apply)

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: 18. A valid credit card and government issued ID must be presented upon check-in and must match the guests name.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2. Extra beds available on request, free of charge. Extra occupant fees may apply.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: An Occupancy fee of 4.5% (subject to tax) applies per room/ per night and will be added to the nightly rate.

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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19 Member Reviews
(84% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Location and room size
Caitlin Jul 07, 2016 saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location and view from the (small) window
Other Comments: Please get the second elevator fixed very soon. The wait for the only working elevator was anywhere from 5-15 minutes. What's worse was in the morning when many guests were checking out and packed the elevator with luggages. The stairs were not an option at that point so you had to wait and wait.
Mouayni Jul 07, 2016 Chandler, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location was very convenient to the downtown area of Chicago.
Other Comments: The staff were very courteous and accommodating.
Eric Jun 19, 2016 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Room was clean and spacious enough. Bed was also comfortable. Staff was very polite and friendly. Request for more towels was met surprisingly prompt. Location was prime for everything. Would stay again now that I know what to expect. Price was reasonable.
Other Comments: Television was interestingly small (had to be like a 13" or a 19") which the distance from the bed made it feel like watching tv on a tablet. No complimentary iron/ironing board in room which I thought was weird. Was told self park was $28 for a 24 hour period but upon and leaving parking garage was charged $44.
Adrian May 02, 2016 Mishawaka, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Close to Theatre, shopping, sightseeing, art institute!
Other Comments: Friendly staff, clean rooms!
Louise Apr 09, 2016 Peoria, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: First, the staff was very kind, helpful, welcoming and accommodating. We booked two rooms: 2-bedroom suite which worked perfectly for our 3 teens. The king bed was actually 2 twin beds, but my girls actually liked that. The second room we booked was the standard room, but the husband found too small and we switched to a room with a small kitchenette. This room was more like a standard room. We were in town for 2 nights and this hotel was perfect for those 2 nights. The Bistro on the first floor was perfect. Brian and his staff were wonderful. The pizza was outstanding. Overall, we would recommend the hotel.
Araceli Feb 14, 2016 Bolingbrook, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Need to fix torn curtains in rooms and replace very uncomfortable (inexpensive) hard mattresses.
Lisa Nov 23, 2015 Gilberts, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location was great. Right on the river half a block from Michigan Ave.
Other Comments: Be aware the only traditional door will be the one entering the room. Do not expect much privacy when sharing a room. The doors to the bathrooms are sliding doors and do not shut like a hinged door and there are no bedroom doors on rooms labeled as separate bedrooms. A big shock when booking a room designated as a two bedroom suite.
Stanley Oct 07, 2015 Alexandria, VA, United States
Other Comments: Hotel was great. I was allowed to check in early which allowed us to leave our luggage behind while we explored the city. Great customer service, rooms efficient and clean, great for the price. Would definitely recommend to others and will come back again!
Angelic Sep 12, 2015 Waukegan, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Clean.
Other Comments: Service was lacking. Staff was disengaged.
lee Jul 24, 2015 New York, NY, United States

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