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.
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Overall a very nice hotel. Is in a great location, and I had a beautiful view down the river (with the exception of the unnamed hotel across the river). The only issue I had was that the water temp in the shower can't keep up after early morning. In the AM it was fine, but I tried taking showers in the afternoon a couple of times, and the water would never get hot. Other than that, a really nice hotel.
Hotel room was disappointing and could really use an update. This was our first time to Chicago so we asked for a high floor but we were only placed on floor 14 of 39. Hotel was right on the river and in the heart of all of the main attractions. We did the hop on hop off bus and the first stop was right in front of the hotel. If it wasn’t for the location I would have done a lower rating.
My 1st visit to Chicago. Booked 3 nights at Wyndham Chicago Riverfront. Had an amazing room on the 26th floor with views over the river, windows on 2 sides. Excellent hotel. Continental breakfast delivered to my room for a reasonable price. Staff friendly, especially the doorman. Location very central for bus and boat tours, and shops and amenities. Would highly recommend the hotel and would definitely stay there again on any future visit.