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Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 US near Exit 51b on I-94 (~1.1mi)
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4.0 Star Property Near Chicago Riverwalk
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01/27/2022 - 01/28/2022
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Verified Reviews of Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Customer service seemed poor."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
My room was nice but the customer service could use some help. I probably won’t recommend this hotel to my friends or family. A few smiles and friendly greetings wouldn’t hurt to give that to your hotel guests. Everyone looked pissed off at the front desk when I checked out.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Dec 27 to Sat Dec 28 2019 at a $127.84 average nightly rate.
"Great Chicago experience with Wyndham."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We had a great start from the beginning with Liz at the front desk. She was friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was nice and with a great view of the city. We had dinner at the Wyndham and the food and the service were awesome. The end of the stay was made great with the service of the valet who helped us with the directions to the expressway out of town. Overall a great Chicago experience.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 17 to Fri Oct 18 2019 at a $211.41 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good for traveling with friends. Close to Chicago River. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great room."

Location

87/100
803 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.

Room

76/100
1043 reviews

"Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views." Old, poorly maintained, but acceptably clean rooms. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Service

73/100
707 reviews

"Mostly friendly and professional service, but bad restaurant service." Reception and management are fine, but housekeeping is below average. Room service could have been improved. Valet service could be better. Hotel security is ok. Great concierge service. Booking process is sufficient. Recreation staff is nice.

WiFi

67/100
14 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Cleanliness

59/100
308 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Amenities

56/100
239 reviews

"New facilities but overall only decent building with disappointing entrance area." Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture. Terrace is not particularly attractive.

Bar

51/100
29 reviews

"Standard bar."

Food

46/100
106 reviews

"Guests complain about the dining, with a poor menu and high prices."

Breakfast

24/100
36 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from families.

"Luxurious Hotel."

Location

86/100
230 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Room

76/100
260 reviews

"Large rooms with nice views and OK beds." Outdated, rooms with poor cleanliness and maintenance. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Service

72/100
187 reviews

"Professional service and acceptable reception, but less impressive housekeeping." Room service could have been improved. Valet service could be better.

Comfort

68/100
111 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable." Big rooms and bathrooms, but noisy with insufficient A/C.

Cleanliness

59/100
74 reviews

"Rooms and bathrooms inadequately cleaned."

Vibe

59/100
43 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Amenities

50/100
58 reviews

"Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area." Elevator in need of updating.

Food

48/100
31 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

46/100
7 reviews

"Bar could improve."

WiFi

45/100
6 reviews

"Complaints about WiFi."

Breakfast

19/100
15 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from couples.

"New facilities. Stylish hotel."

Location

84/100
146 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing." Pricey, inconvenient parking.

Room

69/100
200 reviews

"Average but big rooms with wonderful views, and okay beds." Guests complain about cleanliness, maintenance, and furnishing. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Outdated rooms with poor kitchenettes, minibars and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

64/100
81 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable." Big rooms and bathrooms, but noisy with insufficient A/C.

Service

61/100
111 reviews

"Reception and service are alright." Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is less well rated. Room service could have been improved.

Vibe

60/100
27 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Stylish hotel.

Cleanliness

58/100
57 reviews

"Rooms and bathrooms inadequately cleaned."

Amenities

56/100
45 reviews

"Average hotel building. Elevator in need of updating."

Bar

51/100
5 reviews

"Standard bar."

Food

44/100
27 reviews

"Food could be better."

Breakfast

26/100
10 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Location is great. High comfort."

Location

86/100
25 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

73/100
10 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds."

Room

71/100
33 reviews

"Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views." Inadequately cleaned and maintained rooms and bathrooms.

Service

69/100
20 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Cleanliness

54/100
9 reviews

"Buildings are reasonably clean, but less well kept up rooms."

Amenities

54/100
6 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great room."

Location

89/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Service

71/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

71/100
6 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

69/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good for traveling with friends. Close to Chicago River. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great room."

Location

86/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

75/100
5 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

74/100
6 reviews

"Great room."

Service

69/100
6 reviews

"Service is adequate."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good for traveling with friends. Close to Chicago River. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great room."

Location

87/100
720 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.

Room

75/100
955 reviews

"Rooms are large and clean enough, with great views." Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Outdated, badly maintained rooms with poor furniture. Substandard bathrooms, televisions, and air conditioning. Shower can be a problem.

Service

75/100
644 reviews

"Average reception, but good overall service." Poorly rated housekeeping and restaurant service. Room service could have been improved. Valet service could be better. Management is acceptable. Great concierge service. Hotel security is ok. Booking process is sufficient. Recreation staff is nice.

WiFi

66/100
11 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Cleanliness

60/100
284 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Amenities

54/100
227 reviews

"Okay buildings with a less impressive entrance area." Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture. Terrace is not particularly attractive.

Bar

51/100
27 reviews

"Standard bar."

Food

47/100
95 reviews

"Food and menu are not highly reviewed. Food is a bit overpriced."

Breakfast

28/100
31 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from families.

"Spacious bathroom."

Location

86/100
192 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Service

75/100
155 reviews

"Friendly, professional service, and decent reception, but less well rated housekeeping." Room service could have been improved. Valet service could be better.

Room

74/100
221 reviews

"Okay beds and somewhat clean, big rooms with excellent views." Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Old, poorly maintained rooms. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

65/100
91 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable." Big rooms and bathrooms, but noisy with insufficient A/C.

Cleanliness

59/100
65 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Vibe

58/100
33 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Amenities

50/100
55 reviews

"Buildings are not very nice, with an unimpressive entrance, but the amenities are okay." Elevator in need of updating.

Food

49/100
27 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

44/100
6 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Breakfast

21/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Stylish hotel. Friendly atmosphere."

Location

82/100
129 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare."

Room

67/100
175 reviews

"Okay beds and somewhat clean, big rooms with excellent views." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms. Rooms look old, with poor kitchenettes, minibars and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

64/100
67 reviews

"Spacious, somewhat comfortable rooms, with okay beds, but some complaints of noise."

Service

64/100
97 reviews

"Reception and service are alright." Service is welcoming, but housekeeping is not great. Room service could have been improved.

Cleanliness

60/100
49 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Vibe

58/100
21 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating."

Amenities

54/100
39 reviews

"Average hotel building. Elevator in need of updating."

Bar

51/100
5 reviews

"Standard bar."

Food

43/100
24 reviews

"Food could be better."

Breakfast

26/100
9 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Spacious rooms."

Location

86/100
22 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

72/100
8 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds."

Service

72/100
17 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

71/100
26 reviews

"Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views." Inadequately cleaned and maintained rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

57/100
7 reviews

"Buildings are reasonably clean, but less well kept up rooms."

Amenities

54/100
6 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great room."

Service

71/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

71/100
5 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

68/100
9 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good for traveling with friends. Close to Chicago River. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great room."

Location

88/100
57 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare."

Room

79/100
56 reviews

"Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views." Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture. The bathrooms are large but otherwise not very highly rated.

Comfort

75/100
27 reviews

"Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable, with nice beds."

Service

64/100
43 reviews

"Reception and service are alright." Service is welcoming, but housekeeping is not great.

Vibe

60/100
16 reviews

"Decent vibe. Hotel could use some updating."

Amenities

60/100
11 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Cleanliness

58/100
16 reviews

"Buildings are reasonably clean, but less well kept up rooms."

Food

45/100
6 reviews

"Food could be better."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from families.

"Friendly service. Very comfortable."

Location

85/100
26 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy."

Room

76/100
26 reviews

"Spacious rooms with excellent views."

Comfort

74/100
13 reviews

"Large, comfortable rooms."

Service

69/100
23 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Cleanliness

60/100
6 reviews

"Quite clean."

Vibe

57/100
5 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Comfortable beds."

Location

88/100
13 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

73/100
9 reviews

"Large, comfortable rooms."

Room

72/100
17 reviews

"Rooms are spacious, with nice views, but bathrooms are not great."

Service

67/100
11 reviews

"Service is adequate."

Vibe

60/100
5 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Amenities

58/100
6 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Cleanliness

57/100
7 reviews

"Quite clean."

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Property Description

With a stay at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Chicago Riverwalk and 3 minutes by foot from Michigan Avenue. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Chicago Theatre and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Grant Park.

Satisfy your appetite for dinner at Hoyt's American Tavern, a restaurant which specializes in American cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours).

Make yourself at home in one of the 381 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Satellite programming along with iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Chicago Riverwalk - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Michigan Avenue - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chicago Theatre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
James M. Nederlander Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
House of Blues Chicago - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Goodman Theater - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Grant Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Chicago Cultural Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Lakefront Trail - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Harris Theater - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Aon Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Millennium Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Cadillac Palace Theatre - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Chicago City Hall - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Chinese Consulate - 1 km / 0.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 29.6 km / 18.4 mi
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 19.3 km / 12 mi
Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 36.5 km / 22.7 mi

The preferred airport for Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel features 16000 square feet (1486 square meters) of event facilities.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including wedding services and tour/ticket assistance.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Distance from property (miles) - 0
  • Banquet hall
  • Ballroom
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1486
  • Braille or raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 381
  • Number of floors - 39
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16000

Airport & Shuttle Information

We are located 12 miles (30 minutes) from Midway and 18 miles (45 minutes) from O''Hare. We are also one block away from the fourth-largest rapid transit system in the United States with trains frequently running to both airports.

Local Shuttle Info: NA

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pet maximum weight in kg is 23

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets allowed

We welcome your furry friends at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront. Our pet-friendly rooms accommodate small dogs up to 40 pounds, with a limit of one per room. All of our pet-friendly rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, and all of the amenities found in our other room types. A one-time, non-refundable fee of $100 will be assessed at check in.

Parking Info

$67 Overnight Valet Parking with in and out priviledges

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary WiFi in all guestrooms and public spaces

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 53 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • A car is not required for transportation to and from this property.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Sonesta

  • For long stays, check out the Sonesta ES studio suites
  • More than 55 properties in brand
  • For groups they can typically comp 1 room per 40

The Sonesta highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Hotel Rate Trends at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Rate fluctuations of Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

The graph above is averages of room rates for both group prices and the lowest online individual rates we could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The lowest group/meeting discount shown is 36.0% in January 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $429 in the month of September 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown in a month when rates are lower.

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