Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
What We Love
- Ideal location within walking distance of Millennium Park and Mag Mile
- Good for families; most rooms accommodate two Queen beds and many have kitchenettes
- Views across the cityscape and Chicago River from most rooms
What To Know
- Rooms near elevators can be noisy
- No spa but in-room massages can be arranged in advance
- Very popular with the convention and wedding crowds
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Centrally located near Millennium Park and all the shops along Michigan Avenue, this riverside sleep, formerly Hotel 71, is popular with business travelers and city trippers. Behind the all glass façade, the lobby has a simple, classic style with dark hardwood paneling on the walls, colorful patterned carpets and boxy leather sofas. The ground-floor Hoyt’s Chicago restaurant spills onto the sidewalk during the summer months, but diner’s can feast on the restaurant’s modern Midwestern fare throughout the year. All 334 rooms are large by city standards, with one king or two queen beds, flat-screen TVs, workstations and one-cup coffee makers. Simple cream-and-white bathrooms are set up with over-tub showers or separate walk-in rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs. For long stays, splurge on a suite and make use of the modern kitchenettes and separate seating areas. Fitness fiends can get in a workout in the 24-hour gym or wander a few blocks south for a run around lakeside Grant Park.
In the Area
With a front-and-center location on the Chicago River, a stay here puts all the big city sights within easy reach. Rent a bike for a whistle stop tour of Navy Pier, the theater district and architectural icons along the river, or stroll to Millennium Park and admire Anish Kapoor’s famed Cloud Gate installation. Keen shoppers will get their fix in the upscale department stores along Mag Mile, while foodies should make reservations in advance for dinner at enduring favorites, Frontera Grill and Sepia, or follow our fall 2014 restaurant preview preview and check out some of the city’s best new additions.
How to Get There
Room was nice size with kitchen, living room, bath and good size bedroom. We were on the 23rd floor with a nice view . The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was on the Chicago River across from the Trump Building and within easy walking distance to mass transit of the city.
My wife and I visited Chicago for the 4th time and each time we stay at the Wyndham Grand riverfront. An excellent location. Easy walking distance to the places we like to eat and visit. Short walk to subway station for transportation to Wrigley Field. We will stay here again
No Parking on if it is valet which is another way for the hotel to rip you off of more money. Book a river front high level floor room when i got there they gave it to another customer. Tried getting a BETTER ROOM and they said that they are not allowed because the suites are owned by club owners, which i also am one. Overall i would definitely book somewhere difference where i can get my moneys worth.
This is our second visit and overall this is a good place to stay. The restaurant is good - best burgers anywhere! Parking way over priced (might be typical for Chicago but $67 for overnight?!) This time we had a large room which was very nice, but the bathroom needed repairs and was shabby compared to the room.
Great location. Room was much larger than expected. Bed was comfy. Room was quiet and peaceful. Classy decor. Friendly, helpful staff. Very clean hotel. Had southern view, which was wonderful. Great stay.