Hotel River

75A East Wacker DriveChicago60601USA
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About Hotel River

In downtown Chicago is the three-star Hotel River Hotel, housed in a historic high-rise and within walking distance of numerous boutiques and shops.

Each room features free Wi-Fi, bottled water, work desks, a flat-screen television, iPod docking station, and complimentary toiletries. Suites at this hotel add sitting areas with pull-out sofas, plus kitchenettes.

Amenities for guests include fitness and business centers, same-day dry cleaning, 24-hour concierge, meeting rooms, loaner iPads, a self-service launderette, plus valet parking.

On-site is Bella Bacino's Italian Bistro, which serves authentic Italian cuisine and Chicago deep-dish pizza. Guests can also take advantage of room service or vending machines for snacks.

The Magnificent Mile is two blocks from the Hotel River Hotel, while Millennium Park is a 10-minute walk away. Soldier Field and Shedd Aquarium are also less than 10 minutes away by car.


75A East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601, USA
Telephone: +1(312)7770990 | Fax: +1(312)3579900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Really great service provided by the staff.

Hospitality is high at the River Hotel. The service staff is always friendly and ready to help guests at any time to provide positive experiences.

Right in the heart of Chicago's main strip.

People staying at this hotel won't need a car to see all of Chicago's most well known attractions. Placed along the river in the heart of downtown, guests will easily be able to walk to Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and many other highlights.

Historic building is well maintained.

While this hotel is located in a historic building, first time visitors will hardly recognize its age. The property has been well maintained while modern touches have been added and it is always cleaned to a high standard to create a really charming hotel.

Negative Reviews

Updates needed to the HVAC system.

One area of the River Hotel in need of some updating is the heating and ventilation system. Due to the older style of the building's heating and cooling, guests don't have access to temperature controls and can't adjust rooms to personal preference.

Not everyone will enjoy the size of the rooms.

Guestrooms at this hotel are a little small, and some guests will find the bathrooms challenging to comfortably use. This is an accommodation that is ideal more for tourists looking to explore the area over someone who wants to stay in.

A little pricey for some travelers.

Not every traveler will be able to afford a room at the River Hotel. Prices are designed to cater to a downtown crowd, and as a result aren't always suitable for visitors on a budget.

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