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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 in-room free WiFi and plasma TVs.

You can enjoy iPod docks, satellite TV, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 381 individually furnished rooms. 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.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and concierge services. Additionally, you'll find a 24-hour business center and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star The Loop hotel include Michigan Avenue and House of Blues Chicago.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, City View (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$142* Per night/room 8 Mar. - 9 Mar.

Room, 1 King Bed, River View (Preferred)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Mobility, Columbus Residences)

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

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Everyone (2) 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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About the Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Location 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. 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. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 381 guestrooms or units
  • 39 levels
  • 16000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1486 sq m of conference space
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 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 some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) (29.4 km / 18.3 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: State Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront offers 381 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. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, 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.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • 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

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-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Car not required
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 50 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • 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

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  • 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
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  • 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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