River Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Chicago Riverwalk

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River Hotel

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Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi
Flat-screen TV, iPod dock
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi

Overview of River Hotel

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

Executive Suite, 2 Queen Beds

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette (One Room)

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Room, River View

  • 26 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, River View

  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Mobility)

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 5 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 8 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 13 min walk
  • Grant Park - 17 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 19 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 21 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 25 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 29 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 42 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 49 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 8 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 17 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 26 min walk
  • Clark-Lake Station - 7 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • State Station - 8 min walk


  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - 8 min walk
  • Shaw's Crab House - 8 min walk
  • Firecakes Donuts - 11 min walk
  • Sushi-san - 13 min walk
  • Eataly - 9 min walk

About this property

River Hotel

River Hotel puts you in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the fitness center for a workout. This upscale hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago. Fellow travelers like the convenient parking and nice bathrooms. Public transportation is just a short walk: Clark-Lake Station is 7 minutes and Randolph-Wabash Station is 8 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 121 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 53 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Offsite parking within 0.5 mi (USD 30 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies


  • Valet parking costs USD 53 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking is available offsite and costs USD 30 per night (0.5 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and outdoor lighting on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel River
River Hotel
River Hotel Chicago
River Chicago
River Hotel Hotel
River Hotel Chicago
River Hotel Hotel Chicago

Frequently asked questions

Does River Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, River Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at River Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at River Hotel?
Yes, dogs stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at River Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 53 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at River Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at River Hotel and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near River Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around River Hotel like?
River Hotel is in Downtown Chicago, a short 7-minute walk from Clark-Lake Station and 5 minutes' walk from Chicago Riverwalk.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The Perfect Chicago Hotel by the River
The River Hotel is well located right across from the river. We had a large, very comfortable room with a view of the river. The staff was friendly & very helpful. Although the hotel is in an older, historic landmark building, it is well maintained & updated. The Riverwalk is just steps away. I highly recommend the River Hotel. PS. Next door, at the London House, there is a restaurant, a bar & a Rooftop bar with awesome views! The food at both places was outstanding.
CAROLINE, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel DOG STAYS FREE is a plus for me very clean friendly staff an atmosphere ♥️♥️
Alexis, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sonia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Juan, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

motel 6 quality
i was there for 2 days and it was simply mediocre after cleaning my room because it was nasty brown stuff on light switches and other cleaning issues etc.... elevator slow as hell just not worth the money .... motel 6 quality
Latrisha, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, better employees
What a wonderful hotel to stay at!! On arrival, Ronnie, who was working the front desk, treated us like we were a King and Queen. He bent over backwards to make our stay memorable. We got an upgrade, and the view from the room was spectacular. Will not hesitate to stay at the River Hotel again. Highly recommend!!!
Robert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mother Daughter Trip
This was my 3rd stay here. I love the location. If you stay make sure you get breakfast included. The restaurant is right next door and has great food. Valet is reasonably priced also. This is my place to stay while in Chicago. See ya'll in the spring!
Sharon, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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