The Westin Chicago River North Announcements & Policies


Westin Guest Experiences

Every aspect of Westin is carefully selected to create an emotional connection with our guests. Our sensory welcome greets you with warm lighting, beautiful botanical arrangements, signature music, and our calming white tea scent. Our Heavenly® Bed and Bath help you awaken refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Our SuperFoodsRx™ breakfast restores with delicious options rich in nutrients and taste. Explore The Westin Difference.

Hotel Policies

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Weekends last longer at Westin with late checkout on Sunday. Availability may vary.

ADA Policy

We are compliant with ADA requirements and offer ADA Accessible guest rooms.

Alcohol Policy

Alcoholic beverage service is restricted to those 21 years or older (with valid identification). Alcohol may not be brought into the hotel.

Age Requirement Policy

Guests must be 21 years or older to reserve a room.

EMV/Chip & PIN Credit Card Policy

Please be aware this hotel is EMV/Chip & PIN ready and your credit card’s PIN may be necessary for you to check-in to the hotel.  If you are not aware of the PIN for your chip credit card, or are unsure if your card requires a PIN, please contact the financial institution that issued your credit card for clarity and to secure your PIN. 

Check Cashing Policy

Check cashing privileges are available at the front desk for registered guests of our hotel. Guests may cash a check for up to $100 per stay, but must present a valid driver's license and a major credit card to do so. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Platinum Members may cash checks for up to $300 per stay.

Connecting Room Policy

Requests for connecting rooms should be submitted at the time of booking. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate these requests; however, connecting rooms cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Credit Card Policy

A credit card guarantee, deposit, or pre-payment is required to make a reservation. Every guest who checks in must present a valid credit card. We keep the credit card on file to secure room and tax for the duration of the stay and cover 60% for incidentals. Cash payments are only allowed at checkout.

Early Departure Policy

Guests who check out of the hotel before their scheduled departure date (as determined by their reservation) will be charged one night’s room rate plus tax. A guest can shorten a stay at check-in without incurring an additional fee if they do so at least 24 hours before their scheduled checkout.

Early Arrival Policy

Early arrival is granted based on availability. We are happy to store luggage at our luggage desk services area located in the lobby adjacent to the front desk.

Extra Bedding Policy

A rollaway bed may only be arranged for rooms with a king-size bed. Rollaway beds are offered based on availability at no additional charge.

Gift Certificate Policy

To purchase or redeem a gift certificate, please contact the hotel directly at (312) 321-7194. Gift certificates cannot be extended past the expiration date and are only valid at the hotel. No portion of the certificate is refundable. The gift certificate holder must indicate his or her intention to pay for a stay using the gift certificate at the time the reservation is made and must present the gift certificate at check-in along with a credit card to pay for any additional charges incurred. Photocopies of the gift certificate are not redeemable. All rooms are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

Late Checkout Policy

Late checkouts are available and subject to room availability. Between 12pm and 3pm, a fee of $50 will apply; from 3pm to 6pm, the fee is $75. Checkouts after 6pm will incur one night's room rate.

Package Handling Policy

There is a package handling fee for all incoming and outbound packages. Please contact the hotel directly for the exact fee.

Pet Policy

We welcome dogs and cats of up to 40 pounds to join you during your stay. There is no pet fee or deposit.

Credit/Debit Card Policy

Debit and Credit cards will be authorized at check-in for the amount of your stay, plus an amount to cover incidentals. The authorization will hold the funds until check out, at which time the amount actually incurred during the stay will be charged. Authorized amounts may take up to 30 days after departure to be released by your bank or financial institution and the hotel will not be responsible for any resulting fees or charges.

Smoking Policy

In keeping with our Breathe Westin® initiative, all guest rooms and public spaces are 100% non-smoking. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged to any guest who violates the smoking policy.

Waitlist Policy

Hotel does not offer the option of a waitlist.