Rated 4 out of 5 by BBQguy Welcoming
Staff did a nice job of accommodating some unusual needs upon my arrival. However, my Ambassador had made arrangements for an early check in with no additional fees being charged for doing so and they did charge me for an entire extra nights stay.
July 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by scooter44 dark and dingy
horrible lighting in the room.cheap wallpaper and carpeting. 50 dollars for breakfast?
July 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KimmieS There's Room for Improvement
Hotel was updated, clean and looked impressive, but the bed and pillows needed replaced - they were lumpy and not at all as comfy as advertised. The lighting in bathroom and refreshment center/closet area in room was way too dim. Dinner menu in lounge didn't impress us so we went out. Had breakfast buffet and for $22 it was disappointing: "fake eggs"; cold potatoes.
July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ECars MIssing the Mark!
This is my second time staying at your hotel in the last few months. While the staff is great and the lobby etc very typical Westin, this facility is missing the mark on the details:
NO AVAILABLE plugs on the bedside table. Ridiculous and more than annoying. I commented on this my last stay. I am shocked that I can stay at Hampton Inns in rural areas and have a two pronged outlet with three USB connections on EVERY bedside table, but not at a $300+ hotel supposedly for business travelers
Towels that are falling apart. Happy to send the picture I took
Lamps that need repair as they no longer stand up straight and are wobbly
Main bathroom light that needs to be fixed due to the constant and loud buzzing noise (so annoying I even recorded this)
Coffee pot that I am glad I looked in the water reservoir as it had crumbs in it -- seriously, they looked like they were from an oatmeal cookie. Obviously, I didn't use this.
Beverage center where the cabinet door latch is missing so it didn't want to stay closed.
ALL of these things should be noticed by your housekeeping staff and noted for extra cleaning or repair. Together, they made for a sub-par SPG experience.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DOUG1506 Awesome Westin
I stayed at the Westin Michigan Ave and the Westin Chicago River North on this visit, and both are fine hotels, but the Westin Chicago River North did stand out between the two. The staff at River North was more friendly and attentive and the property was overall a bit more luxurious and cleaner in common areas. I'd be happy to stay at either again, but if I had to choose, I'd choose Chicago River North!
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KAT76 Hotel is great
Location and amenities in the hotel were great. Recommended parking be included in the price of the hotel. My room expense was covered by a third party. I'm almost certain they unaware of the parking situation and you have to pay to park. Easy to navigate to hotel to most major city attractions.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vicky64 the Suite in 19th floor assigned to me was excellent
The rooms were clean, the bed was indeed
"heavenly",the amenities high-end. The 20th floor breakfast was ample, tasty, and the hardworking staff very helpful.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JG0619 This hotel has great staff
The staff at the Westin were very friendly and helpful. Upon check in, the front desk staff was welcoming and let us know that he would help us in any way he could to make our stay pleasant.
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nothappy2222 strange billing
i left a voice mail and an email requesting clarifation of the bill -- i can not tell what i actually paid --- both voice mail and email prliminary from your company said i would get answers within 24 hours but all i got was this survey -- i need to know what i got billed .... please
July 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anaerobe622 Mostly nice
The hotel's outward appearance is beautiful. The lobby and conference rooms were quite nice, pristine. The bedroom was comfortable. However, the room itself had a few shortcomings, such as a broken hair dryer, broken door stop, loose electrical outlets, and poor lighting.
July 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by disapptd Not my favourite Westin stay
We paid extra to stay in a deluxe rm on an upper club floor room with access to the lounge to ensure a more comfortable stay. When we were checking in we were hesitant to take a room close to the elevator but were assured that it wouldn't be an issue. We should have stuck with our first thoughts because it was very noisy throughout the night in the hallways and it continued to disrupt our sleep. Also, the room next to us had two wake up calls sometime between 4:30am and 5:30am which I could hear very clearly and then afterwards a gentleman speaking loudly into the phone. Also, when I asked for additional towels to be sent to our room on our second day, since we opted for the green option and not have our sheets changed, they didn't take the used ones which we left over the tub and the fresh ones were put over the bathroom sink. We agreed to the option because it's okay to not change the sheets for a short stay but we do expect towel service. We have stayed at many Westin Hotels throughout Canada and the US and I have to say that this did not measure up. Lastly, the drive back to the airport was with a hotel vehicle and we were lucky to make it there without incidence due to his erratic driving and the vehicle smelled both of vomit and smoke.
On a positive note the concierge desk was always available and helpful and gave great dining advice.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LRaymond Chicago
The staff was very friendly and professional.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CSEMJE Great Location
Very nice hotel, location is great.
Club lounge food selection needs to be better especially for breakfast.
Want to say that Kwasi in the Club lounge did a great job and is very personable.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFPC This hotel continues to shine
The Westin Chicago River North has been my "home in Chicago" for 5+ years. The management and staff treat returning guests like royalty. From the welcoming at the front door, to the clean, up to date rooms, and their signature beds, I remain a high return guest. The common areas are open, inviting, and well staffed to meet any need. You won't be disappointed with the high quality experience at their rates.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sasha1402 Short but Wonderful!
It was a short one-night business trip but it was a memorable one. Staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. It was my second stay at this hotel and the last time was a year ago but I felt like I have been there regularly. Lisa from concierge was very helpful and recommended a wonderful Asian restaurant called Slurping Turtle as I had wanted Asia cuisine. It was more than satisfying - Thanks again Lisa, I did not see you after that and could not thank you personally! The bed was very comfortable-as always with your Heavenly beds. Your service quality throughout my interactions with your staff was always friendly and warm. Will certainly recommend to anyone going to Chicago.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RGLA Comfortable and convenient
Roomy and comfortable, and within steps of a variety of restaurants at all price levels.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by John14 Perfect as always
I stay here often and it was perfect as always. From the doorman, to check in to the bar staff...always a great stay. Of course I love the Westin beds!
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FirstTimeTripToChicago Wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay in Chicago. The staff was helpful and courteous - so much that we will be staying at this hotel the next time we come though.
They are working on a bridge across from the hotel which is a bit loud during the day, but cant really be helped.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by defberui Professor
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Staff
A smaller SPG property along the Chicago River. While the hotel has limited views, they are okay; but the hotel is in a great location so it's all good. There were two weddings the weekend I was here, so I was unable to use a suite upgrade or get upgraded at check-in. However, the regular room I received was very nice and decent size for a downtown hotel. Katelyn from the front desk was very apologetic and really started my stay off great even without the upgarde. There is no pool at this property so if that is a big deal, select a differnet SPG property. The club lounge is nice and had good breakfast and appetizers.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ben80 quality hotel
everything was nice. room was comfortable, with a great view, and the staff were accommodating
June 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Craig68 A Westin "fan" is disapponted
Let me first say that I love the Westin hotels. I stay in them often for business, and am rarely disappointed. This was the exception. Great hotel, great location, and great view from my room. However, the room temperature varied greatly (even when the thermostat was as low as it could go). As a result...I woke up several times in a hot room...not a great night of sleep. For what its worth, I talked to others I was traveling with about this - and some had the same problem...others didn't. For the amount of money we were paying for the room rate, you would think this wouldn't be an issue.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashley17 Highly recommend!
My husband and I stayed at the Westin River North because we love the area. We cannot say enough good things about our stay. The hotel location is fabulous and the property is beautiful, clean and "trendy." The woman who checked us in was very personable and even found us a corner room (which tend to be more quiet) when we shared that our flight had been 5 hours delayed and we were exhausted. We will absolutely be staying at this hotel again the next time we are in Chicago and will be recommending it to our friends and family!
June 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Adi7 Unprofessional frontdesk staff
I have been a regular visitor to the Westin since two years, really like the place more so for its comfortable rooms than anything else. This changed when I tried to check in tonight at the frontdesk, due to some issues with the frontdesk card machine, my card wasn't accepted. Upon offering to pay by cash, I was refused a room for the night by the Manager on duty. This is easily one of the worst things a hotel can do to its more loyal guests. I ended up dragging all my luggage to a hotel nearby at 12 in the night (where my card magically seemed to work). Being a Platinum member, this treatment has led me to re-think my association with Starwood. As far as this Westin goes, I'm never returning back again!!
May 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by IYIarv Average Stay
Staff was pleasant but stay was average. I'm a hard critic when it comes to hotels, staying in my fair share, and expect staff to go out of their way to make the guests feel extra welcome (especially platinum guests). This hotel did not and therefore the average rating along with an average rating for amenities.
With so many Starwood hotels in Chicago i'll try another on my next stay!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IndyKO Great Weekend!
The staff at this Hotel in incredible. Took care of every detail of our stay, were personable and attentive. Hotel is convenient to theatres and shopping and some great restaurants.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BradAddis Great Hotel
Great hotel, it even smells great. Attentive staff. Salawe at the front desk is the epitome of dignity and service.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mauirose Hope it's better next time
Could not get the room cool enough for sleeping.
We're not advised about spg benefits on check in
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TucsonGal Wonderful
I came into Chicago for a family wedding. My room was immaculate, comfortable with a great view. I highly recommend this hotel.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrexPack Internet surprise
WHat a lovely hotel, service etc etc were all first class.
However when I signed onto the wireless I didn't see any notice that there was a charge for accessing it.....its almost an after thought for you too as you had to add it to my bill after I checked out
hmmmm - Vern Drechsler room 320
May 27, 2014