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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
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice
2112See all 2,112 reviews
From 1,341 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

River Hotel

from ZAR 1,390
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room, Kitchenette
  • Club Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, Kitchenette (1 bedroom)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds (with Parlor room)
  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette
  • Deluxe Room

What’s around River Hotel


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

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 28 min walk
  • State Station - 5 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 5 min walk
  • Lake Station - 6 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About River Hotel

Colorful hotel near Chicago River with free WiFi

In The Loop by the river

The historic, brightly colored River Hotel is on the north end of The Loop, across from the Chicago River and Chicago Riverwalk. The boutiques and restaurants that line Magnificent Mile are around the corner, and you’ll be 5 blocks from the State-Lake Metro Station.

Art and a park

A 15-minute stroll down the Magnificent Mile gets you to the impressionist and post-impressionist art housed in The Art Institute of Chicago. The museum is located within Grant Park, home of several landmarks worth exploring such as North Rose Garden or Buckingham Fountain.

Deep-dish pizza

Cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a surcharge. You can also indulge in Chicago deep-dish pizza at Bella Bacino Italian Bistro & Pizzeria or partake in a quick workout in the fitness center. The hotel’s bright colors and artwork on display provide a fun backdrop as you map out plans to make the most of your stay.

Free WiFi

The free WiFi in the contemporary guestrooms makes it easy to tell friends and family about your trip in real time. The rooms also feature premium bedding, iPod® docking stations, and LCD TVs to help you relax after a busy day in the Windy City.

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 *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* 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
  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 2,112 reviews

River Hotel
Good except that it did not have proper breakfast.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
River Hotel
My kind of town, CHICAGO!
It was amazing. great location, transportation, attractions and food. Cant beat that combination!
Wilson, us5 night trip
River Hotel
Great location and amenities!
Perfect location. In walking distance to every local attraction. The subway station is only a few minute walk away for the Orange Line to Midway Airport. We walked to the aquarium and Navy Pier. Great amenities including snacks and drinks on the second floor. Wine time at 5 O'clock! A nice workout center as well. Wi-Fi also worked very well. My only complaints are that the window to our room was terrible and it let in a ton of cold air and it is also very noisy. You can hear all sorts of sounds including sirens all through the night.
A Traveller, us4 night trip
River Hotel
Very Good8.0
The location was EXCELLENT! The room was a little small but we were just looking for a place to sleep so it didn’t matter. Loved the complimentary wine and bottles of water. The staff was also very friendly.
Haley, us1 night trip
River Hotel
Outstanding service and location
Location of the hotel is excellent with easy access to many points of interest. Trump tower, big bus stop, Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue just across the street. The only thing was upon checking in we were offered an update for $20 we declined and after visiting the room it was too small and with a fake window so we went back to lobby and accepted the upgrade. When we booked from we saw pictures of the room for the rate we wanted and the initial room given was way too small and no view at all. The second room given was awesome with a nice huge window and a view to the river so $20 per night was worth. Very clean, front desk staff very friendly. GPS doesn't work well in the area so Uber and Lyft usually get lost and end up in the lower deck of Wacker Dr. which is very inconvenient sometimes, specially after checkout when you need to go to the airport ASAP and Uber or Lyft Driver can't find the hotel and cancel your drive, charge you $5 and forcing you to request another one, so keep this in mind. There is a bakery next to the hotel which is an excellent option for having breakfast. Rooms has coffee maker a small refrigerator and usb ports on both sides of the bed for charging all your electronics. Air conditioning works nicely. We had an outstanding stay.
Alejandro, us4 night trip

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