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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 1491 Reviews
Great hotel in downtown Chicago

No negative comments about The River Hotel. Really cool, one of a kind rooms, very helpful staff, perfect location. Everything about the hotel was top notch. I'd definitely recommend, and will likely stay at the River during my next visit to Chicago.

Exceeded my expectations.

What can I say -- room was clean, all people who worked with us were knowledgeable and friendly. Not wild about the coffee the last two days, but that is my only downer. Felt very comfortable and "homey."
I have already recommended it to several others.

Super Suite

I settled on the River Hotel based on its location – it was just so handy for everything. People may find it hard to believe but price was also a big factor in my decision making. I was going to be in Chicago for a week with my daughter and when I started looking at prices for 2 rooms in a hotel it actually worked out better for me to book a suite that we could share. I should point out that I booked it directly with the hotel to get a better price.
Our suite had two beds in separate areas – they didn’t have doors but they were arranged to give plenty of privacy. There was also two bathrooms and a kitchen area. Although there was a coffee machine in the room there was also a coffee area in the hotel that you could access at any time. Another nice touch was free wine at 5 pm Monday to Thursday. I never made use of that service.
If I was going to be critical, the suite had minimal natural light but as there were so many high-rise buildings in the area that would be hard to avoid. My other criticism is that our sheets were changed even when we hadn’t asked for them to be changed – it was a bit wasteful as they were changed the night before we checked out.
So close to five stars but not quite: four and a half stars from me.