Best Western Plus River North Hotel Chicago  3 stars

125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, United States, 60610-4203  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Very loud a/c units - Nice flat screen tvs - Suites are very spacious
  • Beds and pillows were pretty comfortable - Rooms are fairly large - Nice pool
  • Fitness center is pretty - Rooms were clean, comfortable - Price is exceptional for the area
  • Pool was too small - Staff were all very friendly - Free parking - Within walking distance of the magnificent mile
  • Staff were very helpful - Free parking is a superb add - No noise from nearby rooms - Pool area were clean


The 3-star Best Western Plus River North Hotel provides ideal lodging in busy Chicago. Built in 1987, the impressive hotel was renovated in 2011.

Convenient location within close proximity to Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kendall College and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. A 5-minute walk will take you to Supernatural Chicago, John Hancock Center / Observatory and Clark Street.

The hotel is surrounded by an aquarium, restaurants.

Easily accessible from Grand-Red subway station. 5 minutes' drive from Merrill C Meigs (closed) airport.


The hotel's luxurious rooms are appointed with air conditioning, cable TV and a safe.


The magnificent restaurant offers delicious Italian meals served in a relaxing atmosphere. The relaxing bar serves a selection of cocktails.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


For visitors Best Western Plus River North Hotel offers internet access, a business center and computers as well as a delivery service, concierge service and housekeeping.


Leisure facilities feature a cocktail lounge, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room. The hotel’s fitness center has a gym, fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 25 per day.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   150.

City Center Chicago - 1.0 mi
Airports Midway (MDW) - 9.6 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.2 mi
Train Stations Millenium Station - 4000 ft, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 4600 ft
Underground stations LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.2 mi, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Portillo's Hot Dogs (Cuisine: American) - 400 ft, Pizzeria Ora (Cuisine: Italian, Pizza) - 100 ft
Beaches Oak Street Beach - 4700 ft, Ohio Street Beach - 1.0 mi
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Rooftop terrace
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Local calls
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Ice machine
  • Sofa bed
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              Places of interest
              • Marina City
                1700 ft
              • Wrigley Building
                2000 ft
              • Chicago Tribune Tower
                2300 ft
              • Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial
                2300 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Shops at Northbridge
                2000 ft
              • Magnificent Mile
                2300 ft
              • 2300 ft
              • Screenz
                400 ft
              • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes
                1700 ft
              • Pallas Photographica Gallery
                1000 ft
              • Stephen Daiter Gallery
                1400 ft
              • Chicago Artist's Coalition
                1400 ft
              • Vsa Arts of Chicago
                1700 ft
              • World Art Expressions Inc
                2000 ft
              • Terra Museum of American Art
                2300 ft
              • The Goodman Theatre
                2700 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              • Institute of Design
                1400 ft
              • Illinois Institute of Art
                1700 ft
              • 1700 ft
              • Associated Colleges-Midwest
                2000 ft
              • Real Estate Education CO
                2000 ft
              • Marquette University
                2300 ft
              Business areas
              • American Medical Association Headquarters
                1000 ft
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              Local Attractions

              • Willis Tower
                5000 ft
                233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
              • Kendall College
                5000 ft
                900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
              • Skydeck Chicago
                5100 ft
                233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago
              • Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank
                5100 ft
                230 South LaSalle St, Chicago
              • Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze
                5200 ft
                600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

              Near the hotel

              • Clark Street
                600 ft
                Clark Street, Chicago
              • Museum of Broadcast Communications
                800 ft
                360 N. State Street, Chicago
              • Supernatural Chicago
                900 ft
                632 N. Dearborn, Chicago
              • Richard H. Driehaus Museum
                1800 ft
                40 E. Erie St., Chicago
              • Holy Name Cathedral
                1900 ft
                735 North State St, Chicago
              • Marina City
                1900 ft
                300 N. State St., Chicago
              • St. James Cathedral
                2000 ft
                65 East Huron Street, Chicago

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Portillo's Hot Dogs

                81% likes this, based on 1169 reviews
                Cuisine: American

                400 ft
                100 West Ontario Street

                Phone: (312) 587-8910

              • Pizzeria Ora

                73% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
                Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

                100 ft
                545 N La Salle Dr

                Phone: 312-464-1872

              • Ohio House Coffee Shop

                68% likes this, based on 31 reviews

                200 ft
                600 N. LaSalle St

                Phone: 312-943-6000

              • Rainforest Cafe

                59% likes this, based on 197 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

                300 ft
                605 N Clark St

                Phone: 312-787-1501

              • Gino's East

                74% likes this, based on 768 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
                Price Range: USD 3 - USD 32

                600 ft
                633 N Wells St

                Phone: (312) 943-1124

              Best Western Plus River North Hotel Reviews

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              Average guest rating

              out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 44 reviews

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              • Older travelers

                Good location

                Bad sound proofing (windows) from road noise meant we had a disappointing stay. Be aware, noise from emergancy vehicles kept us awake during the night, I asked for a quieter room and was told that I already had one of the quietist rooms.!

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                Free parking and close enough to all destinations to walk.

                Weird elevators. Needed to change to get to pool. Should have taken the stairs.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                It's an ok Hotel on a great location. The staff tried very hard to help us with tickets and questions! We liked the breakfast in the restaurant next to the lobby. The kids had fun in the pool, and you have a nice view over the city from the sundeck. Nice parking space. 20 min walk from Navy pier. Hotel is in a nice neighborhood with lot's of nice restaurants.

                The room was a bit smaller then we were used to get at a Best Western. The airco was older and noisy, without the airco the room was warm.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Employees very polite and helpfull and awsome location, because there is a lot of good restaurants; pharmacies and etc.

                the bathroom was very small; the heater doesn't work very well and the water of the shower, didn't warmd enough

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Good location.

                I could hear sounds from other rooms. Not recommended for the persons who prefer a silent room.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Free internet and not far from Michigan Avenue

                The rooms are outdated, not clean and very noisy. You can hear everything from the floor above you.

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              • Single

                Front desk was most cooperative when we asked for a "quiet room". They kindly changed our room for us when the room safe was not working. We ended up in a suite.

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              • Couple

                It was very close to downtown and everything you go to Chicago for.

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              • Single

                Very close to Michigan Ave.

                The bed was very cheep and uncomfortable.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                very close to alot of attractions (ex. rainforest cafe, mcdonalds and much more were within walking distance. very cool location

                just the beds were a little small but thats ok.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                A great family hotel. Couldn't hear any noises from other people staying above, below or next to us! Great pool!

                I wish the rooms had a microwave and a refridgerator! We loved the size of the room! Lots of space to move around!

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                Free parking and good location. Easy to get to and depart from the city.

                It's a bit no frills and somewhat outdated.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                This hotel is in the perfect location for business and for touring. We really had a great time there. The location is fabulous and the free parking is a great bonus!

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              • Single

                There was a very noisy airconditioning in my room.. I had to shut down it because of the noise.

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              • Couple

                The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff was very helpful. We arrived to the hotel early was still able to park our car without any charge. We also bought VIP tickets to most Chicago attractions for half of the cost!

                There wasn't anything that we did not like about the hotel.

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