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River Hotel

4-star4 stars
75 East Wacker DriveChicagoIL60601United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Millennium Park
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Best value for money
Breakfast can be improved
1730See all 1,730 reviews
From 1,152 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

River Hotel

from ZAR 877
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room, Kitchenette
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, Kitchenette
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds (with Parlor room)
  • Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

River Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel River
  • River Hotel
  • River Hotel Chicago

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 53 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around River Hotel


  • In The Loop
  • Millennium Park (11-minute walk)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (14-minute walk)
  • John Hancock Center (17-minute walk)
  • Willis Tower (22-minute walk)
  • Skydeck Ledge (22-minute walk)
  • Chicago Theatre (4-minute walk)
  • Wrigley Building (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 33-min drive
  • Chicago 35th Street-Lou Jones-Bronzeville Station 10-min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station 10-min drive
  • Chicago Western Avenue Station 14-min drive
  • Randolph-Wabash Station 5-min walk
  • Madison-Wabash Station 8-min walk
  • Monroe Station 12-min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 1,730 reviews

River Hotel
Very Good8.0
River hotel stay!
Hotel was very central. Rooms are old style but clean & comfortable. Staff helpful & friendly. Wifi was not working from before 8am & got fixed by ~10am. Room was very warm.
Ashlene, us1 night trip
River Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good stay for the money
Overall very good stay! Only complaint was that the bed was very uncomfortable.
Kayla Keiser, us1 night trip
River Hotel
Very Good8.0
Said it was a king size bed, but was only two twin size beds pushed together. Very uncomfortable, and room a lot smaller than it appeared in any photos.
Lauren, us2 night trip
River Hotel
Very Good8.0
Eventually it was very nice!
Check in clerk wasn't very helpful or informative: (there were complimentary water bottle/filling stations and snacks that we "stumbled" upon after a day or so). Our first room was not what we requested -I think because I had a free night with when I called to change rooms I was told I could upgrade for an additional fee. I took it because the room we were given was WAY too small (first 2 pics). The room we finally got was great...with an amazing view so, it worked out. (other pics) If they didn't have that available, though, I would have been calling (which isn't like me normally)! The only other issue was that housekeeping came in to clean even though the "do not disturb" sign was on the door so, that was a little awkward when we got back to the room. But, all-in-all it was a good, clean hotel and I would probably stay there again...with some caveats and "precautions" to take.
Jennifer, us2 night trip
River Hotel
Had a great time, would stay again!
Overall great stay. Upon arrival the room we had reserved was tiny. We ended up upgrading to a bigger room and it was perfect with a great view of the river. Had a great time here, the hotel offers great amenities, and the employees are friendly. The only thing was that the television was tiny, looked more like a computer monitor. However they informed us that they are in the process of replacing all the TVs to bigger ones. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Chicago!
Karen, us8 night trip with friends

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