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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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With a stay at River Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Vietnam Veterans Memorial and minutes from Wrigley Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.


Make yourself at home in one of the 121 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a terrace. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

River Hotel
75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States


4.0 Very Good 1381 Reviews
3 nights in Chicago
Reviewed 6 days ago

On arrival at the hotel, check in was quick and smooth and we had a room on the 19th floor. The room was more than adequate for our needs, the huge queen size bed incredibly comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and very clean. The staff were friendly and efficient, nothing seemed to much bother. The location is very good, very easy to get around. It is a shame that the in-hotel restaurant was closed for renovation, but there are plenty of other places to eat in the vicinity. One slight complaint would be the draughty window in the room. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything was okay until we decided to leave after a one night stay. We got in the elevator to get our stuff so we could leave. The elevator went up very fast 17 floors and then fell down to the 11th floor. Thank god the elevator stopped and we didn't fall all of the way down to the bottom. Were then stuck for 30-45 mins. They were fast to help us get out but the fact is I am traumatized. I can't sleep, I keep having dream I am in a falling elevator. My anxiety is at an all time high! They refunded us but that doesn't give me my piece of mind back or change the fact I am forever traumatized. Getting stuck is one thing, but when you fall not knowing if its going to stop is the worst feeling I have ever had!

Also, everything is room was dusty and didn't look clean. The glass cups for coffee were very dusty, might as well have plastic cups inside plastic. Tv remote was dusty and so was bed frame and the dressers. I would have given 4 or 5 stars if this whole elevator ordeal did not happen.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

In a partially updated old building, this hotel offers you basi cervices. The rooms are small, the bathrooms gives you minimum confort and the only positive asppect is the location, at the heart of Chicago and at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile. If you are in a short budget trip, is the kind of hotel you have to choose. If you are looking for something very little better, please choose any other hote in Chicago. It was a poor experience.

Great Hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

I’m just going to come out and say it. The River Hotel is amazing. Great location with an incredible view of the Chicago River, bridges, and skyscrapers. The $10 a night upgrade to a superior room was worth every penny. A super comfortable bed, a mini fridge, a coffee maker, and a microwave were nice surprises. Thank you, Ryan for taking care of me during check in. You made it smooth and easy. The second floor lounge with coffee and snacks was a great bonus, as was the M-Th wine and cheese happy hour from 5-6. All in all, one of my best hotel stays ever. No complaints at all. Every staff member that I encountered treated me like gold. If you’re looking for a quality stay, and a great location, this is the place for you! I will definitely return to the River Hotel when I come back to Chicago.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect hotel: great location, very attentive staff, clean, quiet. It was our anniversary, at the check-in we got a complimentary upgrade for a better room with a view, Pedro is such a professional at details. We loved our stay all the way, delicious food at the next door Land&Lake restaurant. No doubt where to stay next time!