The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Chicago, IL
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About The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

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Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel is a premier hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago, just along the famous riverfront. Rooms feature complimentary bottled water, a mini-fridge, a Keurig coffee maker and the addition of bath amenities. In addition, there are pet-friendly guest rooms making a trip with the dog simple. With beautiful views of the Chicago River, it is easy to bask in luxury at the Wyndham Grand Chicago.

A business center is offered with on-site fax, computers and a printer for use any time both day and night. A fitness center is available and features a selection of strength training equipment, treadmills, and ellipticals. There are several onsite amenities to make your stay simple including valet parking.

After a day of exploring, shopping, and dining, guests can book an in-room appointment during their stay for a relaxing session that soothes away stress. Professional massage therapists are available on site and offer a variety of treatments with services offered seven days a week. Guests can pick and choose sessions, such as a hot-stone massage or a fragrant aromatherapy spa treatment.

While staying, guests can enjoy the convenience of Hoyt's American Tavern, a restaurant with a warm and social setting. While indulging, guests can opt for popular Midwestern favorites from cheeseburgers to steaks along with several crap beers on tap, one-of-a-kind cocktails, bite-size appetizers, and wine.

Guests are urged to explore everything the city has to offer from the Magnificent Mile for upscale boutiques and many museums including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. Visitors can also take a stroll through the many historic neighborhoods and end thre evening in comfort at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel.

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Amenities at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Bottle of water
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Wi-Fi (surcharge)
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • River view
  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • First-aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Room, Location
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Suite type room for affordable price. Wonderful access to Michigan Ave, Art Museum, and river. Breakfast included was great.
Cons:Charging $300 for potential incidental usage is exorbitant.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:That shower in the king room was to die for.
Cons:No air vents in the bathroom.
7.1 Good
Pros:The staff was excellent. Very helpful, respectful, and pleasant. The doorman, Mark, had exceptional guest service skills. I felt completely taken care of.
Cons:The room was hot and muggy, which didn't change despite having the thermostat set as low as it would go. The elevators took FOREVER. It was not uncommon to wait 10-15 minutes once calling the elevator to have it arrive. Food in the hotel was fine, nothing special and expensive.
7.4 Good
Pros:Great downtown location
Cons:An elevator was down for a major overhaul, fine. One of the three remaining was getting stuck on floors for extended periods of time, and we heard it even fell four floors while someone was on it. Customer’s safety is clearly not a number one concern for this hotel.
8.5 Very good
Pros:Great price and location.
Cons:The bathroom was not clean, there was a previous guest's hair all over the shower walls. It was pretty disgusting.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The reviews worried me but this hotel is amazing and the staff is very helpful. We arrived late (1:30 am) and was given one of their vacation rentals and were told we would need to move to another room the next morning. They upgraded us to a corner room suite for our full stay. The view of the river was perfect!
Cons:Facing the Trump Tower.......
7.7 Good
Pros:Riverfront central location next to Michigan Avenue. The view outside the window of the river is great, Trump Tower is a matter of taste. The gym is fantastic with nice equipment, a great view and it is empty in the mornings. Hoyt's is a nice bar.
Cons:No minibar or snacks for kids. Big complimentary Bottled water, creamer and sugar for coffee are prerequisites for a grand hotel. Parking is tight even with valet parking with congestion outside the hotel.
6.5 Okay
Pros:Perfect location, easy access to shopping, restaurants and museums
Cons:A/C unit blew like a box fan and was quite annoying and not adjustable, toilet clogged and took time for staff to assist, we had a rental car and parking onsite was convenient but outrageously hindsight I would have booked elsewhere.
7.7 Good
Pros:Everything in the room will be good! view is the best!!! Location is the best of the best!
Cons:When we check in, nobody tell us about breakfast, it is not include. When we check out we we're waiting car about an hour, the gay on the destination almost lost our parking ticket!


71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

What's nearby

  • Chicago Theater277 yd
  • Chicago Riverwalk334 yd
  • Chicago Cultural Center0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate0.4 mi
  • Millennium Park0.4 mi
  • Magnificent Mile0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago0.6 mi
  • Symphony Center0.6 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail0.7 mi
  • Willis Tower0.8 mi
  • 360 CHICAGO0.8 mi
  • Grant Park0.8 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Top tips for your stay at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, plan to stay on a Saturday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $170, while the most expensive was $170.
  • How long should you stay at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • What amenities can business travelers take advantage of at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?

    The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown has a fully-equipped business center that is open 24 hours a day. The center offers computer workstations, printing and copying services, and high-speed Internet access. The hotel also has 18 meeting rooms, ranging in size from small conference rooms to large ballrooms that can accommodate up to 880 guests. In addition, the hotel has over 16,000-square-feet of conference space, making it an excellent venue for conferences, conventions, and other business events. The conference space is flexible and can be configured to suit a variety of meeting needs.

  • What culinary options are available at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?

    The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown offers several culinary options to satisfy guests' taste buds. The onsite restaurant is called Sable Kitchen + Bar and serves American cuisine, craft cocktails, and an extensive selection of whiskey. Additionally, Sable Kitchen + Bar has a fantastic bar area, where guests can enjoy a drink and socialize with friends. The restaurant also offers room service to hotel guests, so if you'd prefer to dine in the comfort of your own room, you can take advantage of this convenient option. For lighter fare and grab-and-go meals, guests can visit the Grab & Go Market, where they'll find an array of fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, and snacks.

  • What services can I expect if I stay with a pet at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?

    If you stay with a pet at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, you can expect a variety of services and amenities geared towards both pets and pet owners. The hotel allows up to two pets per room and has designated pet-friendly rooms, which are located on lower floors for easy access to outside walking areas. Upon arrival, your pet will be greeted with a welcome kit that includes a pet bed, bowls, and a welcome treat at a fee. If you need to leave your pet in the room while you attend a meeting or run errands, you can arrange to have a dog walker come by and take your pet for a walk.

  • What's the best way to get to the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?

    There are several ways to get to The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). The most convenient way is by taxi or rideshare service. A taxi or rideshare from MDW to the hotel typically takes around 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic. Another convenient option is to take a shuttle, such as Go Airport Express.  If you're looking for the cheapest way to get to the hotel, take the Orange Line train from MDW to the downtown area and transfer to a bus or train to get to the hotel. The total travel time is around 60-90 minutes.

  • What activities can I take part in during my stay at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?

    There are plenty of activities that you can take part in during your stay at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, so it's surrounded by a wide variety of attractions, including world-class museums, shopping, dining, and entertainment. For cultural and educational experiences, guests can visit the nearby Art Institute of Chicago, which is located just a few blocks from the hotel. For those who love shopping, The Magnificent Mile is just a short walk away from the hotel. Guests can browse high-end designer stores, specialty boutiques, and department stores on this historic avenue.

  • Where is The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown located?

    The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is located at 71 East Wacker Drive in Loop, 0.8 miles from the center of Chicago. Chicago Theater is the closest landmark to The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown.

  • How far is The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown from the airport?

    The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is 9.3 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown in Chicago and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown.

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