€99.82 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 3 Oct 2014 Check-out 4 Oct 2014

River Hotel

3 stars
75 E Wacker Drive Build, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
354 reviews
Great stay

Only was in the room to sleep but everything was clean, staff was friendly and the amenities seem... See full review

  • Dank6
  • 18 Aug 2014
Great Stay

I had a fantastic day thanks to the view from this location, the proximity to everything in chicago... See full review

  • Chris the romantic
  • 18 Aug 2014
Perfect location at the top of the Magnificent mile

As locations go, this Wacker Drive hotel couldn't do better, occupying prime riverfront space in the historical Mather Tower off the Magnificent Mile. The landmark River Hotel has kept up with the times, especially when it comes to environmental impact. Its LEED-registered building and Green Power Partner utilizes low-flow showerheads and participates in recycling programs. For what it may lack in luxury and size, the hotel scores on points like casual ambiance, simplicity and value.

Highlights
  • LEED-registered hotel with green design and practices
  • Kitchenettes available, plus free chilled, purified bottled water
  • Delivery from select neighborhood restaurants
  • Bella Bacino's Italian Bistro & Pizzeria
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
Rooms

Well-kept, comfortable rooms at the River Hotel offer the no-frills traveler twin, full, premium queen and king beds, plus work station. Some rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, and corporate apartments are available for professionals seeking accommodations for longer than a month.  

Features

Not every professional has an expense account and travel-related costs can really add up -- lodging, food and transport to name a few. For the conservative business traveler, the River Hotel offers a great value with special perks like free wireless Internet access and complimentary chilled, purified bottled water. The River Hotel has a convenient location in Chicago, steps from the Magnificent Mile, Tribune Tower, Millennium Park and the Loop for business travelers.

Other features include a 24-hour concierge, and fitness room. Bella Bacinos, a casual Italian-American trattoria, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Valet and self-parking are available for a fee.

Transportation
  • O’Hare International Airport (15.6 mi/25.2 km)
  • Chicago Midway Airport (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • Blue Line (Clark/Lake) (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Orange Line (State/Lake) (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
Attractions

  • Tribune Tower (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Wrigley Building (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Millennium Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • The Loop (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Board of Trade (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
Business
  • Three meeting rooms
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Same-day dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel

River Hotel Rooms

Single/Small Double
Non-smoking smaller room with 1 queen bed- desk- free WiFi- bottled water- coffee and
Standard Room
Non-smoking room with 1 queen bed- work area- free WiFi- bottled water- coffee and tea.
Superior Room With Kitchenette
Non-smoking spacious room with 1 queen bed- free WiFi and bottled water
One Room Suite With Kitchenette
Non-smoking large room-queen bed- sofa bed- free WiFi- bottled water
Two Bedroom Suite with Kitchenet
Non-smoking room with 2 sleeping areas, queen bed, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette and free WiFi.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Executive level
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Electronic door locks
Dining guide
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

41.888 -87.6256
Nearby airports
O Hare International Airport, (ORD), 25.00, MI, E; Chicago Midway Airport, (MDW), 20.00, MI, E;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 km
  • Harold Washington College: 0.2 km
  • Marina City: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 km
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 km
  • Chicago Theater: 0.3 km
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 km
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 km
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.5 km
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Macys: 0.5 km
  • Harris Theater: 0.5 km
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.6 km
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 km
  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 km
  • Harold Washington College: 0.2 km
  • Marina City: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 km
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 km
  • Chicago Theater: 0.3 km
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 km
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 km
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.5 km
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Macys: 0.5 km
  • Harris Theater: 0.5 km
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.6 km
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 km
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 km
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.6 km
  • State Street: 0.7 km
  • City Hall: 0.7 km
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.7 km
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Crown Fountain: 0.7 km
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.8 km
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1 km
  • Symphony Center: 1 km
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1 km
  • Seneca Park: 1.1 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.1 km
  • Yacht Club: 1.1 km
  • Opera House: 1.2 km
  • Lake Shore Park: 1.2 km
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.2 km
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 1.2 km
  • John Hancock Center: 1.2 km
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1.2 km
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 1.3 km
  • Water Tower: 1.3 km
  • Harold Washington Library: 1.3 km
  • Washington Square Park: 1.3 km
  • Auditorium Building: 1.3 km
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 1.4 km
  • Children Museum: 1.4 km
  • Buckingham Fountain: 1.5 km

Dining

Bacinos Restaurant
Bacinos offering American Italian food in a relaxed split-level restaurant. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Multi-Menu Delivery
Multi-Menu delivery to Club Quarters guests and menus are available in the guest rooms.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (354)

Ratings and reviews for River Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
56 out of 354
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, Ohio
10 Jun 2010

The room was good, the service was bad

The room was nice but was not cleaned properly, maid left used wash clothes in the shower. The Front Desk staff was not friendly and the valet was more than eager to park your car for over $37 a day, when right next door there is a daily hotel parking lot for $26 a day. Of course if your not from Chicago, you don't know your way around and the valet staff are more than happy to take advantage of you. On the positive note, the Bell Hop did not say a word to us and received a tip. Great Cafe around the corner. I would not recommend this hotel for family stays. The hotel is more for business travelers who do not care about all the other "stuff".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Betterit
st.louis,mo.
3 Aug 2009

Ok but could be better

The check in was quick and nice,the valet once you paid your money they don't have any more patience for you,so if you checking out self park so you don't get rush out of there.Also it look like someone was sleeping in my bed and the tv was on,I thought I had the wrong room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

good location for the action

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TamiBoley[@]
Davenport,iowa
1 Aug 2009

location to attractions was great

there was no hot water when we showered

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

the bistro was excellant

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
chicago, Il
10 Jul 2011

Birthday Staycation

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aya M
Hanover MI
18 Mar 2013

Good weekend getaway

We booked this hotel for St Patty's day weekend.Perfect spot on the river!! Very convenient to all kinds of entertainment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tatered
decatur, illinois
31 May 2010

river view hotel review

was there with family. were not on the same floors. would not be put on same floor after it was requested at check-in. all checked in at the same time. on floors 3,6,9,12 and 24. ice machines were in the basement. reservation was suppose to have 1 queen and couch or two twins in room. my room had the queen and ONE chair. there were a total of 11 family members. would not recommend to families that want on the same floor. ok if by yourself but not in groups

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Clarkston, MI
20 Feb 2010

Great River Views

Very small room, was adequate for what we needed but they don't really warn you about how small it really is. Had we planned to spend a lot of time in the room it would have not met our needs. Food room service slow. Good location, although at the opposite end of the shopping on the Magnificent Mile, great bakery just around the corner from hotel. Nice views of river.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Grand Rapids, Michigan
21 Jun 2009

Great location

I would go back to this hotel again. Staff not knowledgable, no consiere desk, but great room, kitchette and location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Corner Bakery right next to hotel....great food.

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M. Banks
Atlanta
20 Aug 2012

Great for Weekend Stay

This was a great hotel value! The location is very convenient to many Chicago landmarks for weekend stays. Just the right level of ammenities. Close to Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, State Street, Sears Tower, many theaters, etc. Rooms are small but very clean and efficient. Beds are firm and comfy. Loved the bottled water availability, business center, extra pillows, etc. Lounge was great! Travelled here for leisure Reunion that included events 3-4 miles north, and 1.5 miles south. Never needed a car (or parking). Took public transportation and cabs to everything (saved hundreds).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Indianapolis
26 Apr 2010

Nice Hotel

We stayed at the River Hotel for a Saturday get a way. Perhaps it was the weekend we picked but it was the quietest hotel we'd ever stayed in. We only saw one other guest during our stay and that was in the elevator. Never saw or heard another guest on our floor. The room was spotless. The bed and the pull out bed weren't the most comfortable, but the location was great. The room was a little small for a suite but it was fine for my son and I.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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