The Westin Chicago River North Rating: 4.0 Pearls
River North, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

Cons

  • Lacks character
  • No pool
  • Fee for Internet use in rooms (free in lobby)
  • Most basic rooms lack flat-screen TVs

Bottom Line

Although the 424-room Westin Chicago River North lacks individual charm and character, there are a few things that take it a step beyond your standard hotel-chain property — spectacular views of the river, sleek, contemporary decor, and two popular on-site restaurants. The popular steakhouse Ember Grill and the fine Japanese cuisine at Kamehachi Sushi Bar are both Chicago staples. There isn't much that makes this Westin stand out, but it's still a good pick in the Chicago hotel bunch. Floor-to-ceiling windows give the modern, spacious gym plenty of natural light. Meanwhile, the lobby feels a bit dark, but gives way to a certain chic-ness at night, when it becomes a pricey but fun space for professionals to have drinks and mingle.

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 Location

Bordering the Chicago River, with beautiful views and proximity to multiple attractions

Located just north of The Loop, Chicago's thriving downtown, and west of Michigan Avenue, the area offers plenty to do. Meanwhile, the hotel's riverfront location lends to beautiful views, and is just steps from walking, running, and biking paths along the scenic river.

As for the rest of River North, art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, and upscale retail shops thrive. Tourists of all kinds meander around the neighborhood during the day, while young partiers fill the streets at night. Some of Chicago's best restaurants share space with antiques stores and high-end boutiques, but there are also scores of cheaper options for tighter budgets and a lot of beautiful historic architecture.

  • 25-minute drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 2- to 5-minute walk to various shops and restaurants
  • 10-minute walk to Wrigley Building
  • 15-minute walk to Michigan Avenue
  • 15-minute walk to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 17-minute walk to The Loop business district
  • 20-minute walk to John Hancock Observatory
  • 5-minute drive to Grant Park
  • 8-minute drive to Lincoln Park
  • 10-minute drive to Pfc Milton Olive Park

 Bottom Line

Although the 424-room Westin Chicago River North lacks individual charm and character, there are a few things that take it a step beyond your standard hotel-chain property — spectacular views of the river, sleek, contemporary decor, and two popular on-site restaurants. The popular steakhouse Ember Grill and the fine Japanese cuisine at Kamehachi Sushi Bar are both Chicago staples. There isn't much that makes this Westin stand out, but it's still a good pick in the Chicago hotel bunch. Floor-to-ceiling windows give the modern, spacious gym plenty of natural light. Meanwhile, the lobby feels a bit dark, but gives way to a certain chic-ness at night, when it becomes a pricey but fun space for professionals to have drinks and mingle.

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Address

  • 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654

Room Types

  • Accessible Room
  • Club Room
  • Deluxe Double Suite
  • Deluxe King Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Traditional Room
  • Westin Workout Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 424
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Casino: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: River North, Chicago
Address: 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654
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