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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Chicago awaits you at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront. Within steps you'll find Chicago Riverwalk and Chicago Theatre within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

Plasma TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 334 individually furnished rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and down comforters invite a good night's rest. Additionally, free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, Hoyts, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star The Loop hotel include Michigan Avenue and Grant Park.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$135* Per night/room 24 Jan. - 25 Jan.

Room, 1 King Bed, River View (Preferred)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View (Preferred)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
We booked a city view room mostly because I hate shower curtains so wanted a separate shower, not over a bath! However it is not a view of the city, just of a construction site and the back of a building - a little misleading if you haven't been to the city before. The river view from higher up is amazing. The hotel rooms are a little run down but it is in a good location for access to the river and shops, although not great for restaurant variety. I would put it more at 3 star than 4.

Posted by on 15 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Nov. 2019 by Ryan B.

We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you come back again and stay with us soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
In the middle of everything we wanted to see and explore. More attention to the cleanliness of the room would have made the stay excellent - the bedsides were dusty and there were cobwebs on the curtains. The staff were a bit, maybe stunned, when I knocked back an "upgrade" to a room with 2 beds. My husband and I only wanted the one bed or we would have booked a room with 2 beds. The staff member seemed lost for words when I turned him down.

Posted by , from Australia on 11 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5
Upgraded on arrival to a river view room and it was an incredible sight to wake up to each morning. Perfect location with a wonderful room. Hotel staff were very accommodating. Would highly recommend staying here.

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Best location, gorgeous view, wonderful staff.

Pros: Location, staff, rooms
Cons: The restaurant food could be a little better.
Location: Riverwalk, Mortons, London House rooftop bar, Macy's
I stayed at the Wyndam Grand for 4 nights with my best friend. We do this trip every summer in downtown Chicago. We loved this hotel. The staff was wonderful, especially the doorman, the bellhop and our housekeeper, Maria H, who went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. There were a few little glitches that did not really impact our stay. The fridge in the room buzzed sometimes, prettty loudly, but it always stopped. The blackout blinds would not fully close. I made staff aware of these issues when we departed. The location is just perfect. Walking distance to everything and the river views are spectacular. Great restaurants and shopping are an easy walk and the Riverwalk is wonderful. We liked it so much we are planning to return next summer. The room was spacious, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Mattresses and bedding are first quality. Lots of towels and top notch amentites. We had a fabulous time and recommend this hotel highly!!

Posted by , from Naples, FL on 19 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5
the location is great right in amongst it. Fairly central. Was a bit heartless tho. Also, I am not an extremely tall person, but my feet were dangling over the end of the bed.

Posted by on 3 May 2016

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About the Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Location 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 16000 square feet (1486 square meters). A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront. Parking is available for a fee. This Art Deco Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 334 guestrooms or units
  • 39 levels
  • 16000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1486 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: State Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront offers 334 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 37-inch plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Hoyts - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)

Policies

Please note - Rollaway beds are not allowed in rooms with two double beds.

This property charges payment for the 1st night's rate and taxes at 6 PM on the day of arrival for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. Declined credit cards may result in a cancelled reservation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 for adults, USD 16 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Chicago Grand Wyndham
  • Wyndham Chicago Grand
  • Wyndham Chicago Grand Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel Chicago
  • 71 Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel 71 Chicago
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Chicago
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel Chicago

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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