River Hotel

River Hotel

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
+1 312 777 0990

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River Hotel
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About River Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Located in Chicago, just a 10-minute walk from Merchandise Mart Railway Station, River Hotel Chicago offers 4-star accommodation and free Wi-Fi. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, a concierge and laundry facilities.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of the hotel, such as room service, a business centre and meeting facilities. A vending machine, a lift and conference rooms are also available.

Rooms at River Hotel Chicago are comfortable and feature a microwave.

Those staying at the hotel can sit down to a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, conveniently based for those who want to stay close when looking for a bite to eat. Each evening, guests can enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. A choice of cafés and restaurants are also found in the surrounding area.

River Hotel Chicago is situated amongst the area's popular sightseeing attractions, including Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and Magnificent Mile, which are within walking distance. Chicago Loop and Chicago Union Station can easily be reached on foot.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on the total costs of the stay, including taxes and fees.

Amenities at River Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Business centre
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned


  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Beach access


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of River Hotel

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8.0 Very Good
Pros:Location. Nice view. Nice acomodations. Fun place. Good value
Cons:Not much i didnt like. Nice view of the Chicago river but would be better if window was cleaner.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Location is perfect. Rooms are tiny, with no wasted space and good views. Lobby non-existent, but 2nd floor desk/relax space makes up for that.
Cons:They have no lot, no arrangement with a local lot, and only one valet on staff as best I could tell. This guy would disappear for up to 20-30 min, or flat out say it will be 20+ min before I can get your car. All that, for $55 per trip. Don't drive, or plan to find a distant garage if you want to pay less than $50-70 per night parking. Atop the valet-delay, they only had one elevator servicing floors 11-30s, and every trip up or down took at least 10 min of waiting (don't leave anything behind!) and every trip in the elevator was packed body to body.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Chicago is a beautiful city. The River Hotel couldn't have been located any better. Our view was ok nothing great because we were in the 2nd floor. The hotel staff was very nice. And the marble stair case was gorgeous. I liked that they had complimentary bottled water. That's help whenever you walking continuously around the city.
Cons:I had issues about several things that may not matter to some people but it bothered me. I asked twice for a sleeping mask and the first night they're were out said they'll get some in the next day. On the next day I asked again and they already have them out.?.? I feel they should have notated I requested one the first day and then have it ready the next. The bed linens leave something to be desired. They use a flat sheet for the bottom sheet which kept coming undone. The comforter wasn't big enough for the bed. It continuously kept falling off so in the middle of the night I had to get up and cover my wife back up. The room was for the most part clean. However I drop something and when I looked under the bed I saw individual skittles covered in dust :-/. And the restaurant... We tried to eat and drink there but the service was terrible. Took 20 mins to get menus and a water. I guess they're understaffed? But we left before ordering anything due to the service. The overal stay wasn't terrible. I would stay there again but I would never pay full price for it.
5.7 Fair
Cons:The elevator service was terrible. We would often wait over 20 minutes to catch the elevator during the day, and the stairs were not practical when you're staying in the 28th floor.
5.4 Fair
Pros:Central downtown location, good restaurant, nice service
Cons:Needs a good cleaning and update, grungy.
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Good location
Cons:My king bed was actually a king box spring with two twin mattresses. Who does that? The seam is right in the middle of your back.
5.7 Fair
Cons:Smallest room I've ever seen. Valet parking outrageously expensive.
7.1 Good
Pros:The hotel is centrally located and the staff was accommodative. Just be aware the rooms are tiny
7.6 Good
Pros:Great location, very good restaurant in the hotel.
Cons:Have to wait along time for elevator, then it broke down along with the coffee machine.
6.3 Okay
Pros:The River Hotel is very conveniently located and has a nice restaurant downstairs that has a nice beverage selection and even deep dish Chicago pizza (along with a diverse selection of salads, pasta, and meat dishes). The A/C was great and the mattress was comfortable. We were able to check in an hour and a half early, which was very nice.
Cons:The room was tiny - literally the same size as many of the hotel rooms we stayed in in Japan. The toiletries and furnishings were the bare minimum - don't forget to bring the bar of soap to the shower if you want to use it there instead of at the sink! Finally, the elevator situation is terrible. Multiple times, we had to wait well over 10 minutes for an elevator to get to our room. Be sure to budget in extra time if you're on a schedule!


75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

What's nearby

  • Chicago Theater315 yd
  • Chicago Riverwalk317 yd
  • Chicago Cultural Center0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate0.4 mi
  • Millennium Park0.4 mi
  • Magnificent Mile0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago0.6 mi
  • Symphony Center0.6 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail0.7 mi
  • 360 CHICAGO0.8 mi
  • Willis Tower0.8 mi
  • Grant Park0.9 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


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Top tips for your stay at River Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at River Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at River Hotel, plan to stay on a Friday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at River Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £73, while the most expensive was £73.
  • How long should you stay at River Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at River Hotel

  • Where is River Hotel located?

    River Hotel is located at 75 East Wacker Drive in Loop, 0.8 miles from the centre of Chicago. Chicago Theater is the closest landmark to River Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at River Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at River Hotel.

  • Does River Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, River Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is River Hotel from the airport?

    River Hotel is 9.5 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • How does KAYAK find such great River Hotel hotel deals?

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Distance to city centre

0.8 mi

Nearest airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

9.3 mi