The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Chicago , , 505 North State Street (Show on Map)


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Info The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North provides a luxurious retreat in a prime location near popular attractions like Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Guests can enjoy upscale accommodations, a heated indoor pool, rooftop sundeck and state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel offers on-site dining at CBR, serving American cuisine and craft cocktails, and over 8,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event spaces with stunning city views. Additional amenities include an indoor heated pool, outdoor sundeck and convenient parking options, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all.
Summary of reviewsThe Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a fantastic hotel located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Guests love the vibrant bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel and the easy access to public transportation makes it a breeze to explore the city's sites. While the hotel bar/restaurant wasn't open during some stays, there are plenty of other options within walking distance. Guests appreciate the hotel's proximity to nightlife and found it to be a great spot to relax after a day of sightseeing. Some guests did express a desire for the receptionists to have more knowledge of recommended local venues, but overall, the hotel's location and access to Chicago's nightlife couldn't be beat.
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Hotel for Honeymoon
Offering deluxe rooms with elegant decoration and a plethora of amenities this hotel in Chicago is an ideal choice for the most romantic honeymoon experience.

Dog Friendly Hotel
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North hotel allows two dogs of any size to stay in a room. As part of Pets Are Welcome At Sonesta (PAWS), beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats are provided by the hotel.

  Dogs Stay Free  


Romantic Hotel
The hotel's suites offer you the possibility to retire to your plush king bed or enjoy a relaxing hot soak in your Fuji Whirlpool Soaking Tub.

Hotel with Swimming Pool
Start your day with a swim in the year-round heated indoor pool on the 17th floor that offers refreshing downtown Chicago views.

  Heated Pool    Indoor Pool  


Luxury Hotel

Hotel Taking Steps Towards Sustainability

Hotel near Nightlife Spots

Business Hotel

Hotel with Parking

Accessible Hotel

Hotel with Gym

4-Star Hotel

Hotel where Dogs Stay Free

Hotel with Indoor Pool

Hotel with Heated Pool

Room Types
Deluxe King Room This room offers a large work desk and a lounge chair with an ottoman.

Deluxe Two Queens This quadruple room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit has 2 beds.

Deluxe King Room with City View Featuring a view of downtown Chicago from floor-to-ceiling windows, this room offers a large work desk and a lounge chair with an ottoman.

One-Bedroom King Suite with Spa Bath This room features a separate living room area with a sofa bed and a large bathroom with a spa bath.

Deluxe King Room with Tub - Mobility/Hearing Accessible This room offers hearing-accessible amenities, including a visual alarm system and notification devices for the doorbell, door knock and incoming telephone calls. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Luxury King Suite with Spa Bath Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, this spacious suite features 3 separate rooms and a large bathroom with a spa bath.

Luxury Suite Two Queens with Spa Bath Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, this spacious suite features 3 separate rooms and a large bathroom with a spa bath.

Junior King Suite with Spa Bath This double room's standout feature is the hot tub. This double room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit has 1 bed.

Deluxe King Room with City View and Roll-in Shower - Mobility/Hearing Accessible This double room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit has 1 bed.

Deluxe King Room with Tub, City View - Mobility/Hearing Accessible This double room is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit offers 1 bed.

Deluxe King Room with Bathtub - Mobility Accessible This double room is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit offers 1 bed.

Deluxe Two Double Beds with Roll-In Shower - Mobility /Hearing Accessible This quadruple room is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit offers 2 beds.

Deluxe Two Doubles with Tub - Mobility/Hearing Accessible This quadruple room is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit offers 2 beds.

Deluxe Two Queen Bed with Bathtub - Mobility Accessible This quadruple room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit has 2 beds.

Junior King Suite with Bath Tub - Mobility/Hearing Accessible Guests will have a special experience as the triple room provides a hot tub. This triple room is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker. The unit offers 1 bed.

Suite This suite is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom and a tea and coffee maker.

About The Royal Sonesta Chicago River NorthThe Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers a sophisticated retreat in the heart of the city, just minutes away from attractions such as Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. With its prime location, luxury spa suites, deluxe rooms and well-designed amenities, guests can enjoy a comfortable and upscale experience. The hotel features a heated indoor pool, rooftop sundeck and state-of-the-art fitness center with a Peloton Bike, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

On-site dining at CBR provides guests with delicious American cuisine and craft cocktails in a warm and inviting atmosphere. For those planning meetings or events, the Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers over 8,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, complete with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities. The grand Gallery Ballroom and 17th-floor Fresco Terrace provide impressive special event spaces with captivating views of the Chicago skyline.

In addition to its luxurious accommodations and event spaces, the hotel offers a range of amenities, including an indoor heated swimming pool and spacious outdoor sundeck for relaxation. The 17th-floor fitness center features a variety of equipment, including a Peloton Bike, strength training equipment, cardio gear, yoga mats and free weights. Guests can also take advantage of valet parking and off-site parking options for added convenience.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
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Location
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North boasts an amazing location with guests raving about its strategic placement that makes it easy to walk to many restaurants and attractions. It's perfect for first-timers as it's in a prime location in the heart of downtown Chicago with excellent access to public transportation channels. Guests loved being in close proximity to almost everything, including the red line which is just steps away. The hotel is also situated perfectly for those attending events at the House of Blues venue. The staff was amazing, attentive and always willing to lend a hand. Guests mentioned that the location was great for shopping and had plenty of restaurants nearby, while others noted that it was within walking distance to all sorts of fabulous foods. The only drawback seemed to be the parking situation, which could be a bit of a hassle. All in all, a great choice for guests looking for a comfortable stay in a good location in downtown Chicago.

Breakfast
The breakfast at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North has received mixed reviews from guests. While some guests have praised the fruit granola breakfast as excellent and loved the variety of interesting breakfast options available, others have been disappointed with the lack of a continental breakfast and the high prices for the breakfast items. Some guests were also disappointed with the lack of coffee makers in the rooms and the fact that coffee and other drinks were not available in the building. Some guests opted to eat breakfast elsewhere due to the high prices and lack of options. Overall, guests looking for a satisfying breakfast experience may need to explore alternative options outside the hotel.

Dinner
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for a hotel with dining options, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North may not be the best choice. Many guests were disappointed to find that the restaurant and bar were closed during their stay with no information given in advance. Some guests even noted that there was no cafe or vending machine on the property for a quick snack. On the plus side, those who did manage to try the food during their stay found it to be delicious and the staff provided great suggestions for cocktails. However, the bar was noted as being expensive, causing some guests to not return. Overall, there seemed to be a lack of food and beverage options at the hotel, so it might be best to explore nearby restaurants for your meals.

Rooms
Based on guest reviews, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers spacious rooms that are clean and comfortable, equipped with useful furniture, toiletries and water. However, the rooms do not come with microwaves or fridges and some bathrooms are small. The hotel's hallways are dark and the rooms are outdated with some lacking necessary amenities such as USB ports or coffee makers. Guests have noted issues with broken or non-functioning appliances, dirty walls and uncomfortable beds. Some guests paid for city views or hot tubs in their rooms but did not receive them. However, some guests were upgraded to suites with spacious and modern layouts, in-room jacuzzis and showers and great city skyline views. The hotel's location is praised and some guests enjoy the outdoor terrace on the 17th floor. Overall, guest opinions on room quality appear to vary greatly with some guests describing their room as exceptional while others have found them old and outdated.

Beds
Guests of The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North have commented on the comfort of the beds provided in their rooms. Many have reported that the beds are very comfortable with some describing them as exceptional. However, some guests have noted that the beds were not comfortable and may require new mattresses. Pillow options were also mentioned as an area for improvement. Despite this, many guests were still able to enjoy the rooms and the comfortable beds provided. Additionally, some guests have praised the size of the rooms, making them perfect for a comfortable stay.

Cleanliness
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North has received mixed reviews from guests regarding cleanliness. Some guests have raved about how clean the hotel and rooms are, while others have complained about dirty rooms and bathrooms. The hotel overall seems to have fair to good cleanliness with some exceptions. The location and facilities of the hotel are nice and clean, but some places like the indoor pool may need improvement in water quality. Some guests have noted that there is no daily maid service unless you stay more than three nights. Despite the varying opinions, most guests seem to agree that the hotel and its rooms are clean, comfortable and even exceptional.

Staff
Guests of The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North consistently rave about the hotel's staff with phrases like 'awesome', 'excellent' and 'amazing' frequently used to describe their experiences. The front desk staff is especially highlighted for their polite and accommodating demeanor with several guests even singling out individuals by name for their exceptional service. From reception to restaurant, guests agree that the staff went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay. However, a small number of negative reviews did cite issues with certain staff members providing rude or unprofessional service. Overall, the hotel's customer service is highly praised, making for a warm and inviting experience for all guests who visit.

Pool
Guests of The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North praised the hotel's swimming facilities, particularly the clean and well-maintained indoor pool on the 17th floor with a great view. The pool area was described as relaxing and there were plenty of extra towels available. However, some guests found the pool shallow and boring as it was only 3 feet deep. The rooftop patio and pool were also well-liked but smaller than expected. There was some confusion regarding closing times as no information was given. Unfortunately, some guests encountered maintenance work being done on the pool during their stay. Nonetheless, the pool's heated temperature was appreciated by many guests, who loved having it almost to themselves at times.

Parking
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North may not be the best choice for travelers looking for convenient and affordable parking options. While the Booking listing stated that the hotel had private parking, guests found themselves parking in garages 2-3 blocks away and carrying their luggage to the hotel. Some guests reported paying expensive parking fees, which were different from what they were told during check-in. Valet parking was not always available and some guests had to park in other garages that required them to pay each time they come in and out. There was also no on-site parking and parking vouchers provided by the hotel for nearby garages were required for a 12-minute walk away, which some guests found inconvenient. Overall, the parking situation at the Royal Sonesta Chicago River North was a hassle and a nightmare for some guests. However, the hotel's location does provide guests with easy access to food and parking options nearby.

Nightlife
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown and surrounded by vibrant bars and restaurants. Public transportation is nearby, making it easy to explore the city's sites, including the nearby Navy Pier. While the hotel bar/restaurant wasn't open during some guests' stays, there are plenty of other options within walking distance. Despite one guest's bad experience with the bar across the street, most others enjoyed the proximity to nightlife and found the hotel to be a great spot to relax after a day of sightseeing. Some guests did express a desire for the receptionists to have more knowledge of recommended local venues, but overall, the hotel's location and access to Chicago's nightlife couldn't be beat.

4 Star
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a four-star hotel that offers basic amenities but has room for improvement according to some guests. While some were highly disappointed for the price, others found the hotel fantastic and superb. The King Suite was highly recommended and exceeded guests' expectations. However, some guests felt that the hotel was overpriced and not a true four-star experience. Despite this, the majority of guests had a great stay and found the hotel to be very good overall. Some guests were left with no information given, while others found the amenities lacking for a four-star hotel. Overall, the hotel was passable and would benefit from small improvements to enhance the guest experience.

Romantic
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers a luxurious and romantic stay for couples looking for a memorable experience. With stunning floor to ceiling windows and spacious bathrooms equipped with two person tubs and showers, guests can enjoy peaceful and intimate moments away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. The staff go above and beyond to make celebrations special, as seen by complimentary upgrades and treats for special occasions. Guest reviews rave about the magnificent spa tubs, including the Fuji tub that exceeded expectations. Overall, this hotel is highly recommended for a beautiful, comfortable and romantic stay.


Yes, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Indoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North.

Yes, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North.

Yes, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North has a gym.
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