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Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

4-star4 stars
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Chicago Theatre
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Great room
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Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

from $127 CAD
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, River View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, City View (Preferred)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View (Preferred)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, River View (Preferred)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View (Preferred)
  • Junior Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Premier Suite
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Columbus Residences)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (LaSalle Residences)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (State Residences)

What’s around Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 5 min walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 6 min walk
  • Grant Park - 6 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 9 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 13 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 35 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 6 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 16 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 27 min walk
  • State Station - 4 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 4 min walk
  • Lake Station - 5 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 334 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 39 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1486
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch plasma TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Hoyts - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago Grand Wyndham
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Chicago
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel Chicago
  • Wyndham Chicago Grand
  • Wyndham Chicago Grand Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel Chicago
  • 71 Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel 71 Chicago


This property charges payment for the 1st night's rate and taxes at 6 PM on the day of arrival for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. Declined credit cards may result in a cancelled reservation.

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.

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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 67.00 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 16 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 16 and USD 20 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

  • Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 67.00 per day.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Hoyt's (1-min walk), Corner Bakery (1-min walk), and South Water Kitchen (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 2,742 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location and beautiful view of the river front. Room was clean and spacious. The only thing that puts a damp on our mood was the doorman has an attitude and demanded tip. No tips for him I'm afraid.
ca1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good but not special
Doormen were great. Concierge and front desk not great. Elevator renovations made it difficult to come and go. Restaurant was okay. Location was great.
ca3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location
Great location, big confortable room. Amazing river view. Noisy in the corridor at night!
antoine, ca5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of the best hotels.
Very good hotel!!!
Shazad, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice experience
The hotel benefits from its perfect location, and we've got the river view from the north west corner. It was very clean and comfortable. Easy check in/check out.
Nasrollah, ca4 night family trip
Good 6.0
A few issues but overall a great stay.
We choose this hot as this is where our business conference was being held. Air conditioning in our room and many other travelers rooms was not working. We asked for a fan but it did very little. The elevators were being worked on so during peak periods you could be waiting 15 minutes, we were on the 37th floor. Should have a pillow option, there are only very soft pillows, I prefer a firm pillow to support my neck. No pool or hot tub, I was ok without but our friends would have preferred a hotel with pool. Other than the above the rest of the stay was pleasant. Fantastic location! Beds were comfortable. View was spectacular, we were upgraded to a river view! Food was awesome! Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.
ca7 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Restaurant understaffed the whole weekend and food subpar, but hotel is great.
Gary, ca3 night business trip
Good 6.0
first room was in front of the elevetor, second room smaller..isolation noise was non existant..we could hear everything in the hallway, also the drain extremely noise. Front desk stuff kind of cold attitude
ca2 night business trip
Good 6.0
4 star Hotel including partial breakfast.
I booked the Hotel for one week including breakfast. Location very good and stuff friendly. first breakfast was a surprise, in my booking and confirmation it says including breakfast but when i came they gave me vouchers and then in the restaurant they told me only the standard aAmerican is included. Juice or other extra, also if you chose a different breakfast like a lux bagel for the same price in the menu but they charge you extra. That breakfast point felt like a scam to get people into the restaurant. I don't mind surcharges if they make me aware of it before i pay the room including Breakfast. The other issue was the Valet service very slow they say 15 min but it takes at least 20 to 30 min to get your car and one day I waited 1 hour for it, so if you have an appointment schedule it in. No room service for food or water is a little awkward for a 4 star hotel. On check out i mention the breakfast issue but they did nothing about it.
Michael, ca7 night business trip

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

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