4.4 out of 5

"Had a great time in Chicago! A very "walkable" citiy full of things to do! " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 17 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

Hyatt Place Chicago/River North puts you in the heart of Chicago, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Wrigley Building and Merchandise Mart. Highlights at this hotel include 2 coffee shops/cafés, a restaurant, and free buffet breakfast.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 212 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and MP3 docks. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Sofa beds, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

The restaurant, Ema, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of 4 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Near North Side hotel, attractions include Tribune Tower and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$108 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hyatt Place Chicago/River North ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Great staff, nice room, but no sleep!

My family and I recently stayed at the Hyatt Place hotel. The staff was friendly, the location is right in the middle of some wonderful restaurants, and the room was nice and clean. However, the outside noise level was insane! We were on the fifth floor and the windows are too thin too keep out road noise, car music, tires screeching, and people yelling/screaming. Most of this was happening between 12 - 3 am... my husband nor I got any sleep for 3 nights. Be sure to bring earplugs if you stay here.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Aug 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 12, 2017 by Caterina M.

Dear Nicole, Thank you for sharing your feedback about the Hyatt Place Chicago River North. I appreciate you selecting our property on your most recent trip.I am sorry to hear that the downtown city noise kept you and your husband awake. I do hope that your travel plans bring you back to Chicago and you give us another try. Regards, Caterina Mustacchi Operations Manager

4 out of 5

Vertical good locación. Friendly staff

Had a great time in Chicago! A very "walkable" citiy full of things to do!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 24, 2017 by Caterina M.

Thank you for sharing your great review of the Hyatt Place Chicago River North and for sharing your wonderful photos! Regards, Caterina Mustacchi Operations Manager

5 out of 5

Excellent Choice!!!

Pros: Everything
Location: Quick Uber ride to everything. Restaurants, Michigan Ave. for shopping, Wrigleyville...
My family and I went to Chicago for a Cubs game and some shopping. The location of Hyatt Place was perfect! The staff was great, but the hotel itself is even better! Our room was probably my favorite out of all hotels we have stayed at. It also had a small restaurant that we didn't get to try, but the menu looked great. We will definitely stay at the Hyatt Place again!!

Posted by , from Indiana on Jun 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2017 by Judson

Thank you Amanda! It is so exciting to know we made such an amazing impact during your stay. We look forward to making every experience great! Come back soon! Judson Assistant General Manager

4 out of 5

Hyatt Placs

Towels that had been wet and air dryed were hanging on shower rail upon arrival to room, from prior guests. Kind of grossed me out. Constant sirens due to hotel property being right across from fire department. Not very quiet hence the reason you get complimentary ear plugs on night stand.

Posted by , from Smart on May 31, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel, view and great breakfast

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The window in the room had an amazing view and the room was comfortable and clean. The design of the hotel lobby and restaurant was beautiful. And the breakfast was delicious. Lots of options from natural meats and cage free eggs to fresh berries and any oatmeal topping you could think of. I would definitely stay there again!

Posted by , from Tulsa, OK on Apr 18, 2017

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Apr 19, 2017 by Judson

Thank you for the amazing review. Truly an honor to be written about in this manner. Thank you and we hope to host you again!

5 out of 5

Perfect for our stay

Pros: Amazing food, beautiful contemporary design. The staff was friendly and eager to help. Less than three blocks from CTA station.
Cons: Internet access is spotty. No business center.
Location: Easy walking to Navy Pier, Art Institute, downtown shopping and downtown restaurants. There are more than ten great restaurants within a block.
A beautiful hotel located a short walk away from most of downtown Chicago's sights. The free breakfast was delicious. The restaurant, Ema, was so good. Staff was always very welcoming and helpful. Nice, clean room. Free cable. Free WiFi. Great downtown view. I would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Minnesota on Sep 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 15, 2016 by Judson

Thank you Jenni for the five stars! We are excited to read you enjoyed our newly remodeled restaurant/lobby and we look forward to seeing you year after year! Moreover, our business center is located behind the wall in our lobby. The next time you visit, stop by the desk and we would be delighted to escort you to the business center! Best Regards, Judson Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5

We made the right choice.

Pros: Great location, excellent room, helpful and friendly staff, great value.
Cons: The free breakfast was nothing special, typical hotel buffet. We saw most guests bussing their own table. No staff the first day, one the second.
Location: Lots of great restaurants. An easy stroll to Michigan Ave and the river. Don't miss the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour, the twilight tour is the best
this was a two day stay combing pleasure and business.

Posted by , from indianapolis on Aug 31, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 3, 2016 by Judson

It is so great to read your review Laverne! We hope to host you again.

5 out of 5

Great location!

Great location! The new restaurant/bar, Ema, is pretty great too. Definitely staying here again next time.

Posted by , from Scottsdale, AZ on Jul 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 13, 2016 by Kyle

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate it!

3 out of 5

Nice hotel and location - bummer remodel

Pros: location, decor, rooms
Cons: apologies for remodel, and perhaps something to help soften the annoyance of it.
Positives: This hotel is in a very good location for enjoying the city. The rooms were nice and comfortable. Negatives: We wanted a nice breakfast for our stay and paid to receive one. However because their normal restaurant was under remodeling, they offered a pitiful continental breakfast in a room that you had to pick up and go. The breakfast wasn't on par for much lesser hotels, nor was the space offered to partake in the breakfast. The lobby was under remodeling as well. We took our breakfast to a table to enjoy with our group, but it was so loud from construction that we couldn't hear the person across from us. One evening, while waiting in the lobby for our party, the restaurant/bar seemed to be having a soft opening. One manager offered us a drink while we waited, which we assumed as an amenity and appreciated in light of the hassle over the remodel. We then received the full bill from the bar. No biggie, but annoying.

Posted by , from Arkansas on Jul 4, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2016 by Judson

Our remodel is almost complete! We hope to host you again.

5 out of 5

Great location! Modern and clean hotel.

Pros: Style, Team, Location
Location: We used the city bikes - $9.95 for 24 hours. A great way to get around.
My fam of 4 stayed for 2 nights. Hotel being remodeled, which is the only reason why I rated 'facilities' less than perfect. Beautiful, clean and modern hotel. Very friendly and helpful front desk team. Concierge anticipated our need and hailed cab for us. Super comfortable beds. On Saturday night - late - there was a gathering of people outside that were loud, but we expected it due to the fun location...use the earplugs provided on the nightstand! :)

Posted by , from Appleton, WI on Jun 21, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 24, 2016 by Judson

Thank you for the five stars. We are improving and look forward to revealing the improvements shortly.

About the Hyatt Place Chicago/River North

Location 66 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, along with 2 coffee shops/cafés. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. There are 4 meeting rooms available. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hyatt Place Chicago/River North. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 212 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Built in 2013
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (28.5 km / 17.7 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Western Avenue Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hyatt Place Chicago/River North offers 212 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations have separate sitting areas and are furnished with double sofa beds. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.

Ema - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Rotisserie Ema - This delicatessen specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Open select days.

A.m. Kitchen Skillet - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

In Room Dining - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24/7 Gallery Market - This delicatessen specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 62 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.