4.3 out of 5

"Great location at a reasonable price. Room was on the small side. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 31 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Chicago Riverwalk

Heart of Chicago

With a stay at this The Loop hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Chicago Riverwalk and 6 miles (10 km) of Chicago Theatre. Water Tower Place and John Hancock Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a fitness center are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 121 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Room service, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Club Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$68 per night

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette (1 bedroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

River Hotel ratings based on 119 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

Guest reviews for River Hotel

Everyone (40) Couples (2) Business (1)
5 out of 5
Room was small but clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Pedro was especially accommodating in helping me extend my stay as a result of my cancelled flight connection. Location was perfect for downtown activities. Although no restaurant in hotel, they had arranged for a nearby restaurant to provide meals for room service. I took advantage of it and had a delicious meal that arrived expeditiously. Great stay!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 15, 2019 by Anna

Thank you for staying with us. I am so glad that Pedro and the team were able to assist you throughout your stay. Please come see us again!

5 out of 5
Nice hotel in great location in downtown Chicago. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2019 by Anna

Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted to know you were happy with our staff services. We appreciate the feedback.

4 out of 5
It was cold and initially the heating system in my room took hours to begin working effectively . Once my room was changed and upgraded it was better . The staff did allow me to use a heater and gave me extra blankets. My toilet over flowed in my initial room which resulted in an immediate move . Overall my stay was very nice even through the challenges .

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 2, 2019 by Anna

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any challenges you experienced. Happy New Year!

5 out of 5
The hotel was clean and in a wonderfully, convenient location. Almost exactly in the middle of the Miracle Mile (which we walked several times!). There were restaurants, shops and parks close by and thoroughly loved the river view! Thanks.

Posted by , from Clarkston, GA on Nov 19, 2018

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2 out of 5
Hotel staff and door guys outside of the manager Andre were so rude and useless. The rooms are tiny be sure to double check ur choices the club room Is so small there’s no place for a suitcase and the price isn’t quiet what is advertised.

Posted by , from Texas on Nov 13, 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel, perfect location, room very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly, nice and helpful especially Mila and Diego. We had a fantastic view of the river, we loved staying at River hotel! Thank you!!

Posted by , from Florida on Oct 5, 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location! Walking distance for my trip to and from anything I was needing. The hotel room was slightly worn, but being travelers with weekly hotel stays in Chicago- this was not new. It was slightly warn BUT clean and it did NOT smell yucky like so many other places we have stayed. The hotel has very convenient amenities, which helped maximize my time. The gym had everything I needed, water bottles free and available, internet worked well. The club room was ideal for my schedule! We already booked for another stay.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Sep 20, 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location at a reasonable price. Room was on the small side.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

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5 out of 5
Our concierge upgraded our room to the tower (Amazing views of the city) for $20... I felt like Cinderella!

Posted by , from Joshua Tree, Ca. on Jul 11, 2018

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5 out of 5
Right along the river walk. Close enough to walk to so many things. Love the little touches—water station with refillable water bottles on my floor, the snack station on level two with hot and cold drinks, free wine tasting on Friday evening. Great place, would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Jul 8, 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. The business-friendly River Hotel also features a fitness center, concierge services, and laundry facilities. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (30.3 km / 18.8 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

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
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Onsite venue - restaurant. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • 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 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 53 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel River
  • River Hotel
  • River Hotel Chicago
  • River Chicago