4.3 out of 5

"Staff is great, room is very clean. Location is the best! " More

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Hotel Description

Bella Bacinos is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Business amenities include 6 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 121 rooms, and you can enjoy iPod docks, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Room service, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star The Loop hotel include Tribune Tower and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

River Hotel puts you in the heart of Chicago, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Chicago Theater and Wrigley Building. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$86 per night

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

River Hotel ratings based on 99 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5


Pros: Convenience
Staff is great, room is very clean. Location is the best!

Posted by , from Minnesota on Apr 22, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, excellent location

Pros: Location, the lounge, water bottle fillers, the view.
Cons: Housekeeping not replace the towels they removed.
Location: Wacker off Michigan. Pretty much everything in downtown Chicago is walkable from there (sometimes a good walk but we did walk).
The hotel was nice. Right on Wacker and our room faced the river so it was easy to go either down in the loop or north onto the Magnificent Mile etc. There was a nice lounge with a water bottle filler, decent coffee (and I a a coffee snob), snacks, seating, etc. The room itself was decent. Had been updated so it had modern feel to it. Quiet and relatively clean. Housekeeping did take our towels daily even though they were hanging up but didn't always leave replacements so we had to call and get more as there were three of us. Price, location, and quality were right so I would return.

Posted by , from Richmond, VA on Apr 11, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel and Great Location

Pros: Stove, microwave, and fridge Laundry services. internet
Cons: Only thing that would have been better is a bath tub in the suite
Location: Walking distance to the Cloud Gate and the Mag Mile. Cheap Lyft rides to Lincoln Park zoo and areas beyond like the Laugh Factory
Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife. Best part about the hotel is the location to the Loop and the Mag Mile, everything was very close and the room amenities were great. We checked in and were upgraded to a suite for only $15/night more, the suite had a fridge, a stove, a microwave it was like a nice little apartment. The only thing that could have made it better would be a bath tub.

Posted by , from California on Jan 30, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice and Clean Hotel. Excellent neighborhood

Great experience , nice and clean Hotel , good location. Staff always ready to help us . Was a business trip and our personnel really enjoyed the the stay.

Posted by , from Mexico City on Dec 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

Amazing experience

The River Hotel is centrally located in the heart of millinium mile. The staff were courteous and helpful. I enjoyed the daily snacks and complimentary beverages offered daily .My room was small but more than adequate for my stay as a single person .The restaurant connected to the hotel had a great breakfast and the staff were very attentive . I would definitely return.

Posted by , from Washington,DC on Dec 28, 2016

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5 out of 5

In the heart of Downtown Chicago

Within walking distance to all the shops on Michigan Ave. A 10 min walk to the performing arts district.

Posted by , from Chicago, Il on Dec 11, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great hotel close to Michigan Ave

Staff was very nice especially when I became confused about the day of my departure. Very embarrassing but they handled it with care. Hotel was close to the hub of downtown.

Posted by , from Kansas City on Sep 27, 2016

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5 out of 5

River Hotel, Sep 2016

Very good value. "Small room" was a bit smaller than average for American hotels but adequate and comfortable and very clean. Excellent location. Will definitely consider for next trip to Chicago loop / near loop.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

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5 out of 5

River Hotel recommendation

Pros: Hotel has an old world, charming feel. Rooms are comfortable with a bit of European design. Staff is very friendly.
This hotel is a real gem in Chicago. It is charming, comfortable, welcoming. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent.. right in the hub of dozens of Chicago landmarks. I'll be back?

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA on Jul 27, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

Loved this hotel. Beautiful view on river side. Much quieter than we expected. Easy access to everything we wanted to do. Parking was also easier than expected - we chose self park just a block east of hotel. Will definitely stay here again

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. There are 6 meeting rooms available. A fitness center, a terrace, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly River Hotel. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 7 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge
  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: State Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (29.4 km / 18.2 mi)

Room Amenities

River Hotel offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

River Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


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 ends at midnight
  • 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! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • 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 or cash deposit 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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 53 per night (in/out privileges)

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

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

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You should know

  • One child 12 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.