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Chicago, United States
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Great bargain, free parking, huge room with comfy bed, location is great! Walking distance to MI ave/shopping/restaurants and much better price. Staff was very friendly and helpful when checking out and parking.

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

We're so glad to see you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the compliments on our location and our free parking. We hope to see you the next time you're in town! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is an older, but nice hotel with welcoming staff and good service. Over the last 3 years I have stayed there several times and see many of the same staff which speaks volumes. The on-site parking is very nice for the city. Nothing fancy, but a good value.

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

Thank you for your compliments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

london, Canada
Reviewed 20 May 2014

free parking is the best thing , over all the stay was great, comfortable beds, very clean rooms, will definitely stay over again. close to the magnificent mile and all attractions. staff were friendly and helpful, especially the gentleman in the parking lot. took great care of our vehicle .

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

Thank you for your compliments. We appreciate knowing how much of a difference our staff made for your stay. We hope to see you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Provo, Utah
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We first reserved this hotel because of the free parking, which is a rare and valuable commodity in Chicago. The location was also excellent - it was very close to many sites, as well as public transportation. But the thing that really delighted us was the excellent customer service. The desk staff, especially Jon, went above and beyond our expectations....

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

Thank you! We're very happy you enjoyed your time in Chicago staying with us, and we appreciate the compliments about staff's attentiveness and care. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Windy City. Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Minnnesota
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We have stayed twice now and its a good stay for the price. The staff are very focused and professional. The elevators are slow. We didn't see any free breakfast but did have coffee. We will be back come this fall.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of us for other guests. We appreciate the compliments, and we look forward to seeing you this fall! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I was in town for the NRA Show (National Restaurant Association). I had a great time staying here. Location was great. Rest of group was staying at the Westin so walking back and forth was great. If ever in the city again I will be sure to stay here again. The views from the roof top deck are spectacular. The...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for NRA! I'm glad to see you had such a great time in Chicago. We look forward to seeing you next year if not sooner! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Portage, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Great location & parking is a bonus compared to what other hotels are charging for parking. Everything is within walking distance and fun places to see and restaurants everywhere. Don't need a car or taxi to get around. Shopping is also close by.

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

Thank you for writing a review. I'm happy to see you enjoyed the location and got to take in some area attractions. I hope you'll be back to see us again! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

bonfield, United States
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Very clean,excellent location, free parking,very comfortable & close to activities Excellent staff. Only negative would be the insulation on the outer wall panels thta allows the street noise into the rooms. However,the traffic wasn't that bad.

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

Thank you for your review, and we're very glad to see the compliments for our staff. If you were bothered by the street noise, please feel free to request a quieter room away from the street on your next visit. Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Holland, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hotel staff was very friendly and met our needs when requested, the area is safe for walking even in the evening, cabs available, personal car park has great service, we will stay again. The city of Chicago is beautiful this time of year, May 2014 and we were blessed with a great day so walking was our thing.

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

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you got to visit Chicago in spring and enjoy some beautiful weather! We hope you'll be back to see us again. Samuel Marketing Mgr.

oak park, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed for the past 2 years since our son has been in college and the rooms are very clean the parking is free. the overall experience is great. I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff is always courteous and helpful. To date we have not had a bad experience.

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

Thank you very much! We're so glad that you have enjoyed several stays with us. We'll see you next time! Samuel Marketing Mgr.

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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 

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Address: 125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: $122 - $389 (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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“The room was very spacious. Suite with living area, bathroom and bedroom. Bed was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Roxtiger, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick a suite with windows facing north too see array of downtown area.”
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