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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


Very uncomfortable bed and linens
Don P

This hotel advertised a queen bed, but in reality it was two twin mattresses placed together. I sleep in the middle of the bed so this was most uncomfortable for me. Also the linens had way too much bleach on them to the point where I broke out in hives itching all night. Can't sleep had to prop myself up in the chair to try and sleep. I suppose to be here four nights, but I will check out after one.

Hope you like stairs

Elevators practically nonexistent. Waited a long, long time in most cases and one especially enjoyable morning (not) I had to walk down 22 flights of stairs after waiting ten minutes. No elevators, no sound of any elevators moving, nothing. Room was relatively clean and the view was nice, but bed was concave and not comfortable. When I checked out, nobody asked "how was your stay?" although I did get sort of a grunt, a if I had only mildly annoyed them by returning my keycard. Instead, they waited until I left and sent an email asking me to review them on tripadvisor, so here 'ya go. I hope not to return to this hotel between now and the end of time, but if I do, I will bring "War and Peace" to read while I await the elevator.

A good choice

I chose this hotel as a more affordable option in the area that I would be working. It was a good choice. Check-in was efficient, as was the staff. Public spaces were nice and the room was clean and comfortable, even if a little dated. The location was fantastic, and I would definitely stay here again.