Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
+1 312 346 7100

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Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown
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About Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • Hotel Room
    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

Situated in Chicago, Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront provides art deco accommodation and has city views. It is close to Chicago Theater, dining options and shops.

There are a variety of amenities at the hotel that guests can enjoy, such as free Wi-Fi, a ballroom and a gym. Staff are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets.

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront has 380 chic rooms that are filled with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay.

During their stay, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Hoyt's, which offers American dishes.

The hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and is within walking distance of Michigan Avenue Bridge. Magnificent Mile, Chicago Loop and Millennium Park are a short stroll away.

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Amenities at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • 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
  • Wedding services
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Private entrance


  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


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


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Garage
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Restaurant


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Room, Location
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Suite type room for affordable price. Wonderful access to Michigan Ave, Art Museum, and river. Breakfast included was great.
Cons:Charging $300 for potential incidental usage is exorbitant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:That shower in the king room was to die for.
Cons:No air vents in the bathroom.
7.1 Good
Pros:The staff was excellent. Very helpful, respectful, and pleasant. The doorman, Mark, had exceptional guest service skills. I felt completely taken care of.
Cons:The room was hot and muggy, which didn't change despite having the thermostat set as low as it would go. The elevators took FOREVER. It was not uncommon to wait 10-15 minutes once calling the elevator to have it arrive. Food in the hotel was fine, nothing special and expensive.
7.4 Good
Pros:Great downtown location
Cons:An elevator was down for a major overhaul, fine. One of the three remaining was getting stuck on floors for extended periods of time, and we heard it even fell four floors while someone was on it. Customer’s safety is clearly not a number one concern for this hotel.
8.5 Great
Pros:Great price and location.
Cons:The bathroom was not clean, there was a previous guest's hair all over the shower walls. It was pretty disgusting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The reviews worried me but this hotel is amazing and the staff is very helpful. We arrived late (1:30 am) and was given one of their vacation rentals and were told we would need to move to another room the next morning. They upgraded us to a corner room suite for our full stay. The view of the river was perfect!
Cons:Facing the Trump Tower.......
7.7 Good
Pros:Riverfront central location next to Michigan Avenue. The view outside the window of the river is great, Trump Tower is a matter of taste. The gym is fantastic with nice equipment, a great view and it is empty in the mornings. Hoyt's is a nice bar.
Cons:No minibar or snacks for kids. Big complimentary Bottled water, creamer and sugar for coffee are prerequisites for a grand hotel. Parking is tight even with valet parking with congestion outside the hotel.
6.5 Okay
Pros:Perfect location, easy access to shopping, restaurants and museums
Cons:A/C unit blew like a box fan and was quite annoying and not adjustable, toilet clogged and took time for staff to assist, we had a rental car and parking onsite was convenient but outrageously hindsight I would have booked elsewhere.
7.7 Good
Pros:Everything in the room will be good! view is the best!!! Location is the best of the best!
Cons:When we check in, nobody tell us about breakfast, it is not include. When we check out we we're waiting car about an hour, the gay on the destination almost lost our parking ticket!


71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

What's nearby

  • Chicago Theater288 yd
  • Chicago Riverwalk329 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 Park0.8 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is located at 71 East Wacker Drive in Loop, 0.8 miles from the centre of Chicago. Chicago Theater is the closest landmark to Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown.

  • Yes, Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is 9.3 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • Yes, Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city centre

0.8 mi

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Nearest airport

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Distance to airport

15.7 mi