Hotel Sax Chicago Rating: 4.0 Pearls
River North, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

  • Great location adjacent to the river and the House of Blues
  • Rooms come with spacious bathrooms and updated amenities
  • In-room spa services
  • Solid dining options on-site and 24-hour room service
  • Sexy Crimson Lounge
  • 24-lane bowling alley
  • Free morning coffee and tea in the lobby

Cons

  • Some rooms show wear and most have views of an 8-story parking lot
  • Basement-level fitness center is dark and lacks updated equipment
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Typically draws a party-oriented crowd so noise levels can be high

Bottom Line

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. In 2012, the hotel joined the Access family — it was previously a Thompson hotel.

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 Location

On the northern bank of the river, minutes from The Loop and the Theatre District

The Sax 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.

  • 20-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 30-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to The Loop
  • 5-minute walk to the Theatre District
  • 10-minute walk to Chicago City Hall
  • 15-minute walk to Millennium Park
  • 15-minute walk to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 5-minute drive or 15-minute subway ride to Navy Pier
  • 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk to John Hancock Observatory
  • 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk to Water Tower Place
  • 10-minute drive or 15-minute subway ride to Old Town
  • 10-minute drive or 20-minute subway ride to the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 15-minute drive or 25-minute subway ride to Wrigley Field

 Bottom Line

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. In 2012, the hotel joined the Access family — it was previously a Thompson hotel.

Things You Should Know About Hotel Sax Chicago

Address

  • 333 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654

Room Types

  • Double Deluxe
  • King Deluxe Room
  • King Suite
  • King Superior Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Thompson Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 353
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: River North, Chicago
Address: 333 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654
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