Experience the Windy City from a convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier and Willis Tower to world-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago Best Western is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. Business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel. The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed, contemporary rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO®, high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. Find out why we have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence when you book your stay at the BEST WESTERN River North Hotel! Enjoy your stay. The swimming pool and fitness center will be closed from October 28 to November 30, 2015. Parking lot renovations are also underway. Parking availability will be limited from September 21 to December 21, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Good price, great location.
Rooms on Ohio Street are noisy during AM rush hour as cars & trucks drive by. Bed firm, just OK.
Price, pool, walking distance
No refrigerator in room
The hotel is centrally located and about a mile walk or short cab ride to all tourist sites. It has an easy access to many restaurants. The lobby and indoor pool facility on the roof was clean and well maintained. The noise level was fine for the city. The rooms were small, but adequate if you are a petite sized family. The price (including the $25 daily parking fee, plus additional $10 for taking your vehicle out of the garage) was fair relative to other surrounding hotels. Although unable to resolve several issues, the staff was friendly. The overall building appeared secure.
The hotel has only 1 primary working elevator. There is an elevator that has been out of service for sometime and will probably not be fixed in the near future. Several guests have reported this problem since the beginning of summer. Although the room was overall clean, the carpet was very dingy and there was about a 2 to 3 feet in diameter DISGUSTING stain on 1 corner. I told the front desk and all I got was the complimentary apology. Again this was reported by one other guest on Trip Advisor. Perhaps it was in the same room, Room 505. The bathroom looked clean, but my husband and son reported that there were some disgusting stains underneath the toilet lid, which I refused to look at to verify. It looked like it had not been cleaned in a long time. The shower and toilet area is very tight so it can feel like a closet. The pillows were very small, like a toss pillow, and flat so bring your own and the sheets were slightly stiff and rough. There is no fridge and the ice machine can only be accessed on the 4th floor.
Good location, very clean and the staff is friendly. Price is great for Chicago. Close to trains for easy access to downtown. Some good restaurants nearby.
Traffic noise, but that's expected in the city as is some noise from the hallway when people are out there. Biggest problems for us were the extremely firm bed, lack of fan in bathroom (very damp after showering) and the lack of light blocking curtains. We were on the Ohio side and the sheers did nothing to stop the city light. It was so bright both at night and in the morning that it was difficult to sleep as long as we would have liked.
Confusing at first where pool was located
Free parking, great location,
FREE PARKING! Room was clean, price was fantastic, close to everything.
Overall appearance could use some updating