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On the northern bank of the river, minutes from The Loop and the Theatre District
The Hotel Chicago Downtown is located on the southern edge of the busy River North district, a few blocks from the Magnificent Mile and a block north of the river.
River North is home to numerous art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, upscale retail shops, antique stores, and beautiful historic architecture. Tourists of all kinds meander around the neighborhood during the day, while young partiers fill the streets at night. The high-end Magnificent Mile and many other attractions -- including Millennium Park and the Theatre District -- are within walking distance of the hotel.
This 354-room hotel is centrally located right on the river, minutes from The Loop, and across the street from the iconic House of Blues. It features a modern but smallish fitness center in the basement, many dining and drinking options on-site (including the sexy Crimson Lounge and the Bin 36 restaurant), and in-room spa services. The decor is sleek, modern, and neoclassical -- but many rooms have a view of an eight-story parking garage, which can put a damper on the overall impression. Overall, it's a great pick for those looking for a chic, urban experience smack in the heart of the city.