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Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North

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125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
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Located in Chicago,IL, the Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mark W wrote a review 14 Nov
Elmira, Michigan2 contributions
I found this hotel to be a great value. The location is great, close to many attractions, walking distance to Navy Pier and dozens of restaurants. The hotel restaurant was great though and a McDonalds across the street if you don't want fancy. the hotel isn't new, but they do well to keep it up and keep it clean. Best of all the staff is awesome, the concierge,, Wallace was a great helpful resource, 1st choice when we go back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Lauri D wrote a review Aug 2021
Illinois124 contributions37 helpful votes
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This hotel never disappoints. This is our first choice of hotels whenever we visit Chicago.. in the heart of river north, it's easy to get to and from in the city and a expressways.. It's clean, friendly staff and location location location! Huge bonus: inexpensive parking with in and out privilege's!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from River North Hotel, General Manager at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North
Responded 5 Aug 2021
Thank you for your continued patronage of Best Western River North. We are glad to hear that your stays have consistently been enjoyable and you always find the hotel to be clean and the staff to be friendly. Our team takes great pride in their work and we are glad that it shows! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip into Chicago.
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LauraBassford wrote a review 14 Nov
Nottingham, United Kingdom39 contributions42 helpful votes
Nice stay but spoilt by the fact that I still have not had my $100 back yet!! I have emailed head office and the hotel and no one has come back to me yet! Very upsetting and disappointing. I would appreciate it if someone from the hotel would contact me please as I am In the uk so it is not that easy for me to contact you without it costing more money, to phone etc!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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deanmhall1 wrote a review 9 Nov
63 contributions34 helpful votes
Really nice hotel in a great part of town. The rooms were a nice size very clean. Staff were really friendly and the roof top swimming pool was a real bonus with great views. The only downside was the lack of advertising that the car park charge is $49 a night plus taxes which took a reasonably priced stay and tiebreaker it in to an expensive one. One other word of warning avoid rooms on the 6th floor. Having walked up there you can very clearly hear the punps from the pool
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ldhp wrote a review 7 Nov
Hughes, Arkansas9 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in 2007 and liked it then and finally made it back to Chicago. Grandson loved swimming in the pool at night after a day of museum sightseeing. Pizza was good in the restaurant. Room was large and very comfortable.
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Dave_in_Reno wrote a review 3 Nov
Reno, Nevada1399 contributions170 helpful votes
This is a great hotel located in the heart of the River North area with countless restaurants within just a few blocks, and the Miracle Mile and the Chicago River are just short walks away The staff is friendly and helpful, and the room are immaculate.
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Kelly H wrote a review Oct 2022
Cleveland, Ohio126 contributions17 helpful votes
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I stay in Chicago a minimum of one time per year for work. I had an event at the Palmer House but had to book a night elsewhere due to availability. I am so glad I found this Best Western! The price was more affordable than any other hotel (I booked it on AirBNB which was $125 cheaper than booking direct.). The location is perfect & as safe as can be in Chicago. Plenty of restaurants nearby. The hotel room was large with 2 Queen beds. I will definitely stay again. (My stay here was better than Palmer House!) Con: No mini fridge or microwave. One of the elevators was broken at check out and the front desk did not tell us there was 2 other elevators! A maid told us when they saw we were going to carry suitcases down a stairwell! Note: Hotel was clean, my room was not noisy (4th Floor), and you can tell that there was some remodeling done. I would rate it as a 3 star hotel, but perfect for what I needed.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lynda S wrote a review Oct 2022
South Haven, United States2 contributions
The staff was extremely helpful and kind. They were patient with our questions. The view of the nighttime lights of the city was breathtaking, and the pool was clean and nice. Our room was pretty and clean.
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oliviarisko wrote a review Oct 2022
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Poor customer service throughout stay. Was not met with friendly staff, was not given any information regarding the adjacent area, no information on building wifi. Air conditioning/heater in room would not work properly. Room cards stopped working halfway through stay, no staff apologized or gave explanation. Poor communication from staff throughout. Relatively the same price as neighboring hotels, so next time I will try somewhere else.
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brianG4280NU wrote a review Oct 2022
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Excellent hotel location, great restaurant attached (Pizzeria Ora), and the hotel staff is the best. I love the rooftop lounge area, it is a great place to sit and have drink while looking out over the city at night.
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US$109 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game Chicago (0.5 km), Blue Chicago (0.05 km), and Andy's Jazz Club (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Yes, paid public parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doughnut Vault, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf, and Tanta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (7.1 km), The Rookery Building (1.4 km), and Macy's on State Street (1.0 km).
Is Best Western Chicago Downtown-River North accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.