Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Loop, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

  • Centrally located in The Loop, close to restaurants, shops, and theatres
  • Decent-sized rooms come with free Wi-Fi, plus coffeemakers with Green Mountain coffee
  • Bright, modern 24-hour fitness center (for no fee) with river views and Life Fitness cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights
  • Casual, reasonably priced Hoyt’s restaurant on-site
  • Great city and/or river views from most rooms
  • Free, 24-hour business center
  • Within two blocks of 6 subway lines

Cons

  • Fee for valet parking
  • Steep non-refundable fee for pets

Bottom Line

This mid-range hotel is centrally located in The Loop, on the northern edge of Chicago's Theatre District. Its 357 rooms — renovated in 2011 — are comfortable and spacious (though a tad generic for the price), and come with updated amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. The bright fitness center with great river and city views, the casual Hoyt’s restaurant, and its wonderful location make this a great pick, but for more stylish rooms, consider the often similarly priced Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Allegro Chicago Hotel, or Hotel Monaco.

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 Location

In the northern part of The Loop, next to the river and within walking distance of Millennium Park

Hotel 71 is set in the northern part of The Loop, with a great location close to hundreds of dining and shopping options, and steps from the Theatre District. Many tourist attractions, like the Millennium Park and the world-class Art Institute of Chicago, are within easy walking distance. For longer distances, there are six subway lines within two blocks.

  • 20-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 25-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the Theatre District
  • 5-minute walk to City Hall
  • 10-minute walk to Millennium Park
  • 10-minute walk to the Magnificent Mile
  • 10-minute walk to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 20-minute walk to the John Hancock Observatory
  • 15-minute subway ride to the Buckingham Fountain
  • 20-minute subway ride to Old Town
  • 5-minute drive to Navy Pier
  • 15-minute drive or 25-minute subway ride to Wrigley Field
  • 15-minute drive or 30-minute Metra ride to the Museum of Science and Industry

 Bottom Line

This mid-range hotel is centrally located in The Loop, on the northern edge of Chicago's Theatre District. Its 357 rooms — renovated in 2011 — are comfortable and spacious (though a tad generic for the price), and come with updated amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. The bright fitness center with great river and city views, the casual Hoyt’s restaurant, and its wonderful location make this a great pick, but for more stylish rooms, consider the often similarly priced Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Allegro Chicago Hotel, or Hotel Monaco.

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Address

  • 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

Room Types

  • Deluxe City View King Room
  • Deluxe City View Two Queens Room
  • Deluxe River View King Room
  • Deluxe River View Two Queens Room
  • Premier City View King Room
  • Premier City View Two Queens Room
  • Premier Junior Suite
  • Premier River View King Room
  • Premier River View Two Queens Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 357
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: The Loop, Chicago
Address: 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
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