Rated 2 out of 5 by DaraL September 2013 Visit
The hotel overall was nice. Very friendly staff. Only compliant was our ac in our room was not cold enough for us to sleep comfortably. It was very hot and I even had to call the front desk for a fan. When we checked out, I mentioned it to the person behind the front desk. The only thing he said was they turn off the ac for the building during that time of the year because it's usually a lot cooler. And they heat up the furnance. He said it was something they do every year around that time. He certainly didn't ask to comp anything on my bill or any future enticement in order for me to come back in the future. Something like a complementary dinner or breakfast. Or even a reduction in my bill. Very disappointed on that stand point. After all, I did spend a nice piece of change to sleep in heat. And the temperature was in the 60's at night and around the 70's to the 80's during the day. 3rd weekend in September.
September 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by pitbullsrok Unprepared
The actual hotel room was very nice. It was clean and comfortable and had plenty of room (especially in the bathroom when there are two people getting ready).
However, when I checked in I was told I needed a credit card to hold, even though the room was already paid for. I know this is a customary process, and I had no problem with that. BUT, I was NOT told how much would be "held" on my card, therefore my card didn't go through. I don't like credit cards, and I choose to keep only one with a small limit. (This is a personal choice ... so I don't overspend). The last time I stayed in a hotel, they put a $10 hold on my card. This hotel wanted a $200 hold!! I think that's completely absurd, considering the room was already paid for! Thank GOD my mother was there as well, so I used her card. It would have been nice if someone had told me, exactly how much room I needed on my card BEFORE I drove 2 hours to get there!
December 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelr VERY NICE, but staff too busy???
Good location, out&inside environment, restaurant, bar, amenities, room, bed, restroom, cleanliness, tv, desk, etc............................
However, had to wait for luggage, as bell hop was unavailable. Also, the room # on card key envelop was not legible, requiring a trip back to front desk.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eddie74 This hotel has a great view
The hotel was awesome. Everything from the lobby, room, view and staff was excellent. My wife and I got married this past weekend and are grateful for the staff meeting our needs. Thank you Westin. We will be back.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb20 Westin River North
We have never stayed at this Westin and were pleased with the location and the service. Our room overlooked the Chicago River on this cold and windy weekend. The view was amazing! We upgraded our room and enjoyed the extra space. Thanks Chicago!
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MILES AN EXCELLENT CHOICE!
This WESTIN property is directly north of the Chicago River, on Dearborn Street. Staff is very friendly. I have been fortunate to receive a suite upgrade on both of my stays. Suites are large, although the view was to the north on both occasions (blocked by a neighboring building). Although there is no pool, the club lounge is excellent.Will stay here next time!!
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bunk some of the hi and low lights
The night we arrived, we found the front desk woman, amazing. Apparently, a student intern but she had customer service down to a science! Lobby staff were helpful and friendly. Valet service needs a lot of work....lost our keys, delayed our activity plans due to poor communication and long unexpected waits for car. Other than that, we'll be back. Thank you.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonnie77 This hotel experience was outstanding
From the moment we checked in at the front desk we were treated like royalty.Everyone we met - front desk staff, concierge satff, waiters in the executive lounge and housekeeping staff went out of their way to be helpful and so warm and friendly. We reallly appreciatd all the effort and it made our trip to Chicago that much more memorable. Thank you!
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terri7411 Great service
From the moment we came for our girls' weekend the staff treated us with such great service! Francisco Fonseca at the front desk was over-the-top in customer service. The hotel was everything we wanted it to be and now am ready for another weekend in Chicago and definitely will stay here for service and location.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindaLeckey Great Staff
I would like to pay a special thank you to the following staff and their excellent service. Thank you all for making my stay not only comfortable but so enjoyable.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smiles247 Great location!
Thanks to the Westin River North, my first visit to Chicago was wonderful in every way! From the minute I checked in with Te, I could tell I was going to enjoy my stay. She gave me a beautiful room overlooking the river and the beds were so comfy! The Westin is close to all the great sites and popular restaurants. I can't wait to come back this summer!
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by wordridden Wonderful staff at a lovely hotel
We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this hotel. The location is ideal, the lobby/bar area is welcoming and comfortable, the rooms are lovely and the front-desk staff was great - particularly Michelle and Danielle, who found a gorgeous river-view room for us and provided us with some excellent restaurant recommendations for Chicago. Thank you!
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffP Fantastic weekend!
We visited for an aniversary weekend and the staff was very accomdating. As a Starwod Gold member I felt I received superior treatment by the front desk staff, Fransisco was fabulous! The bar tenders were a bit "odd" and had limited knowledge of the beers served, but other than that everything was great from the Front Desk to the Concierge staff.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cee19 My totally invigorating weekend at the weston chicago River North
I would highly recommend this hotel.
the employees are exceptionally accommodating and friendly, the food is excellent and the rooms are well maintained.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crutch Robert A.
We were there Christmas eve and Christmas Morning. The staff could not have been nicer. I know it was hard to work on Christmas Day, but the hostess, waiter, front desk person and of course the front door attendant who always recognizes us and is happy to welcome us back.
January 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by rlyles Outrageous
I do not care for Westin pillows or bath supplies (soap, shampoo). However, I must say I was floored when I got a room service bill for a box of cereal and a pot of coffee which cost me $33.00. Absolutely outrageous. Won't be staying there agin or recommending the hotel to anyone.
And $14.95 for wifi? Give me a break.
November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jimahero Staff made me feel welcome
I travel to Chicago fairly frequently and have always had a nice stay at this hotel. On this particular visit, the front desk personnel were very accommodating with my request for a quiet room. Room service personnel remembered me from a prior stay, and the housekeeper quickly cleaned my room when I went out for breakfast - all nice touches.
February 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jerry01 Bad morning
My wife and I had a wonderful (and late) evening enjoying the night life of Chicago. We were in a deep sleep when the maid walked into our room at 8:00 am. Needless to say we were not going back to sleep.
Our goal was to catch up on much needed sleep after a crazy busy week. It put a damper on our weekend.
Front desk could have cared less.
December 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lou0 Service was great
Staff was friendly and helpful
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TravelingGirl Needs everyday maintenance
Nice enough hotel. Decent location.
Too many maintenance calls needed during my stay. Called about the safe twice. Didn't bother calling them to make an appointment to have the safe batteries replaced or that would have been a third. Also had to call about the AC, which did not work. Gave up on that too and just spent my 3 nights sweating.
October 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by galesue recent stay at Westin Chicago
This hotel was beautiful and clean and staff was friendly but beware of the hidden charges. No free breakfast and it was very expensive and not that great. Parking is much more expensive than other hotels we stayed at in Chicago. While the staff is nice and the room beautiful, you can get much better deals at other hotels.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by uray Hotel with excellent staff
We were visiting from Canada and didn't know there was a the marathon taking place in Chicago. The staff were excellent and helpful. We checked in Friday, however were stuck not having a place on Saturday. The hotel was booked but they accomodated us well! Thanks to the Westin at River north for excellent staff. Will visit again soon.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent Stay
Our stay was excellent, but I want to point out that there was a problem at check-in. When the reservation was made I was told if I took a club room we would have a river view. This was not the case, but Sarah took care of the problem and changed us to a room with river view. One problem with the room. the lighting could be improved.
December 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike121212 Yolanda - Front Desk
Asset to your property. Very friendly and takes care of business. Keep her there or at least with Starwood.
Breakfast buffet, hot stuff was cold, but selection was good.
Room was awesome. Water pressure not so much.
Fitness center not functioning while we were there.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by travlegrl Wonderful!
A friend and I stayed here for a girls weekend and it was wonderful. We are in our mid twenties and were treated with the up-most respect! Staff was friendly, location was great and our gold membership was recognized with an upgrade as soon as we checked in (two hrs before checking)
We can't wait to go back! Can't wash enough!
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Austonian High-end Westin Property
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I’ve enjoyed staying at this property over the years. The hotel is impeccably kept and sets the bar for the Westin brand. The rooms are large and spacious, the bar in the lobby has a great social setting, and it’s located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the River North area. Love this property and highly recommend to both business and leisure travelers. The rates tend to be a little higher at this property, but it’s worth the value you receive during your stay.
SPG RECOGNITION: Excellent. If there’s an upgrade, it’s yours. This property goes out of their way to find the best available rooms for SPG elites.
THE ROOM: Impeccably kept, current and very comfortable. The views of Chicago are great from this hotel.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: Size of rooms is impressive for this urban setting. Also, I find that the club lounge at this property offers hot food and more options than similar hotels within the brand.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: None
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kag0147 Great place!
Great staff, great facilities, I will be staying here each time I visit Chicago. Everyone is soooo nice! Housekeeping says hello each time you walk by, luggage assistance people always have a smile on their faces. Employees hailing cabs are very professional and polite. I am impressed by the level of engagement from staff!
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teacher1 Fantastic Chicago visit
We enjoyed our stay at your hotel and our visit to your spectacular city. Your staff was helpful with our questions about venues around the city, with travel directions and with making our stay a comfortable one. We will be back and will recommend The Westin River North to friends and family who will be visiting Chicago!
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Milwaukee22 great weekend get away
this hotel is in an excellent location. We had an early check in on Saturday and late check out on Sunday, which worked out great. The room was spacious. The gym was phenomenal. I will stay here again the next time I'm in Chicago
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAJ2000 The staff is exceptional and the hotel is beautiful.
I took my sister and her two kids for a festive weekend in Chicago. The kids (9&11)couldn't stop commenting on how nice the hotel was. We enjoyed the luxury and even called for bathrobes late at night to get the full experience. Everyone was so great and courteous! Thank you for making our trip so much more special!
January 14, 2013