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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Camino CA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here 3 nights while visiting Chicago. Pros: great location for walking to various sites, nice staff, comfortable bed, clean, good strong free internet. Cons: Noisy location (our room overlooked the a main intersection and there was construction going on all night our first night, a Thursday, then traffic/sirens at night over the weekend), outdated room, and coffee pot took...

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us! We're happy you enjoyed our hotel's convenient location and found our guestrooms and amenities to be a good value. We're currently in the process of making several updates to our hotel to improve our guest's experience. As our hotel is only six stories tall, it can be difficult to avoid city noise....

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I have spend in Chicago just one night (Sunday Jan 15th) but if I ever come back again I will definitely choose Best Western. Rooms were nice and cozy, surprisingly quite considering its on pretty busy street. Also if you are driving, parking is available and for pretty reasonable price :) Everything is so close around, whatever you needs and...

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RiverNorthHotel, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review of your stay with us! We're happy you enjoyed our renovated rooms and convenient location. Your feedback about our guestrooms and staff is greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. We hope you'll choose to visit us again in the future!

Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The layout of the hotel is strange. Under remodel when we visited, but clean and satisfactory (just no access to pool). Front desk clerk was very friendly and I enjoyed talking to her. Great location, across from McDonalds and Rainforest Cafe. We walked to dinner a few blocks away.

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Our hotel was built in the 1960's and I do agree the layout is quite different. I do apologize that you were not able to access the pool during your stay and I am happy to share that the pool is in service. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel's convenient location and friendly staff. We appreciate your feedback and...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

3 female adults and 3 children (10 & 12) stayed for a mini vacation weekend. The hotel was clean (older hotel that has been updated). There were a few quirks about our room, but nothing to even complain about. The hotel was clean and the staff was all very kind, courteous and very respectful! We definitely would stay here again!

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent rating of your stay with us! We work very hard to ensure our guests have the best experience. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Chicago!

Bluffton, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No frills here, but great sleep in a clean and mostly modern room. Bathrooms were the only disappointment. Staff is friendly and helpful and you can walk to a million things, including all at The Magnificent Mile.

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your your stay with us! Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, granddaughters and myself recently visited Chicago and stayed at the Best Western River North. It was a nice hotel that has been recently renovated. The pool opened in time for us to enjoy before we left. Just wish they had a hot tub. Would have been wonderful for tired feet and legs! The room was clean, bed was...

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RiverNorthHotel, Assistant Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so happy to hear your enjoyed of stay with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated; we hope you'll stay with us again on your next visit to Chicago!

Canton, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bed was not comfortable, it was a bit on the hard side. Other than that it is a nice hotel with very good staff, friendly and a very nice restaurant. Good location, easy to get into with valet parking.

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RiverNorthHotel, Assistant Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Sorry you didn't found our beds to be comfortable. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location and helpful staff. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope you'll visit us again on your next trip to downtown Chicago.

Chicago, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early and we were able to check in and get refreshed before heading to the McCormick Center for Volleyball. We parked our car and took a taxi back and forth for 2 days, it was great. The parking for the car was $25 a day, very reasonable, I just wish it was included on their website when making...

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for staying at the Best Western River North Hotel located in beautiful Downtown Chicago. We are very proud to say that our Discounted Parking is among the lowest in the city. We offer our parking at this price because we know you have many choices when choosing a hotel and we like to...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited my son & needed an overnight place to lay our heads overnight. Best Western on Ohio Street always a good choice. Close to both the red line and the brown line. In walking distance for many restaurants.

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RiverNorthHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

We work hard to earn your business and must continue to do so if we want to keep it. Our team here at the Best Western River North Hotel in Downtown Chicago strives to create a uniquely welcoming experience for each of our guests. We are truly grateful for your business and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was wonderful and the staff was outstanding, they went out of their way to help in any way, bellman was super and front desk help WOW. Looking forward to the next trip to Chicago keep up the good work, thank you all.

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the exceptional review. We appreciate your kind words and are ecstatic that our team was able to make your stay exceptional. We look forward to the next time you come visit Chicago.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers deeply discounted parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning 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 to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. 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. In addition to deeply discounted parking in downtown Chicago, 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 rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO(R), free 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654-4410
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: $183 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Best Western Chicago
Chicago Best Western
Hotel Style:
#66 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Avoid rooms overlooking Ohio Street.”
  • Nice view but noisy!
yukonmom, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor and the room was pretty quiet. Had to go outside to get the elevator for that tower.”
chrishQ4685EV, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for an off-street room”
brianinfrance, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from the road side of hotel but walls are still thin”
716dant, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The room was very spacious. Suite with living area, bathroom and bedroom. Bed was nice.”
Roxtiger, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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