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The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

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Exterior
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

VIP Access

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

4.5 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
505 N State Street, Chicago, IL, 60654

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier19 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)38 min drive
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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago with great shopping. Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grant Park and Millennium Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or United Center. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Chicago Riverwalk - 9 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Grant Park - 12 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 13 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 1 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 12 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 40 min drive

Restaurants

  • Shaw’s Crab House - 2 min walk
  • P.F. Chang's - 2 min walk
  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - River North - 3 min walk
  • Mastro's Steakhouse - 3 min walk
  • Eataly - 3 min walk

About this property

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

4.5-star luxury hotel located in Downtown Chicago
Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park are located near The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North, which provides a terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a fireplace in the lobby. The onsite American cuisine restaurant, CBR, features brunch and light fare. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a 24-hour gym.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool with sun loungers
  • Valet parking (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and meeting rooms
  • A 24-hour front desk, wedding services, and ATM/banking services
  • A banquet hall, luggage storage, and a ballroom
  • Guest reviews say great things about the central location
Room features
All 261 rooms have comforts such as pillow menus and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Free infant beds, housekeeping, and desks

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 72 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Offsite parking for USD 55 per night; discounts available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • CBR

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (8150 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • MP3 dock

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 28 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • Valet parking fee: USD 72 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Offsite parking fee: USD 55 per night (0.1 mi away)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Chicago Palomar
Palomar Chicago
Palomar Hotel
Palomar Hotel Chicago
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

As of Dec 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North on Dec 18, 2022 start from $147.03, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North pet-friendly?

Yes, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 75 per pet, per stay.

How much is parking at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Valet parking is available for USD 72 per day.

What time is check-in at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of State Street and Michigan Avenue. Grant Park and Millennium Park are also within 15 minutes. Grand Station (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and State Station is 7 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 549 out of 999 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 55%
Rating 8 - Good. 239 out of 999 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 24%
Rating 6 - Okay. 112 out of 999 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 57 out of 999 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 42 out of 999 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

7.9/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Excellent

Shushan
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great venue, wide and convenient rooms, nice and clean
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Veronica, Hawthorne
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lisa, Addison
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They honored my late check out and room upgrade. I did not receive a bottle of wine, any money off food or beverages and early check in was not available. The property was nice, we were not alllowed on heated patio bc of rats.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

cary
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Our first night we could not find the switch to turn off entertainment lights when I called the front desk and was told they need to send engineer who would be there in 5 minutes. 1/2 Hour later we called to tell them we are going to bed as no one ever showed up. The following day we left the room from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and upon returning we saw the room was not cleaned. My wife informed the front desk of this was told they dont clean unless requested, we were never informed of this when we checked in. My wife then requested that the room be cleaned after 4:30pm as we would be out for the evening. She was assured that would be taken care of. When we returned at 11:30pm room was not cleaned. We inforned the front desk who recall my wife requesting the room to be cleaned. Not much of a response from them and we checked out the floowing morning with no response from management.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Susan
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed 5days during Chicago marathon and Columbus Day weekend. Room was not available for several hours upon check in; 1 of 2 elevators was not working for 2 of the busiest days; mini fridge broken & no available replacement, mattresses & pillows in poor shape. Hotel Staff were calm & friendly, and made every effort to address problems within their control.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Wilson
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
Property was clean and staff friendly. However when we arrived our room was not ready. We had to wait an hour and a half for our room. The manager apologized the next day and offered us a $50 credit to spend at their restaurant, which we used. However, when we went to check out the credit did not appear. The front desk was able to credit it. But when we returned home we where being charged over $400 more than what our Expedia price was. No one wants to take responsibility for the difference in charges, not the hotel or Expedia. Buyer beware.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Moises
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed at this hotel during the Chicago Marathon weekend, so for me it was great I even got to see the runners right outside the hotel. My room was great, the staff was friendly a lot of locations were at a walking distance.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Albert Vilar
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Overprized. Location is great. I paid too much money for a hotel with endless lines to take the elevator, no room service and no food options after lunch. Room also needed a clear update, with old furniture and 2 old phones that were not connected and not working. No directory so you just need to figure out how to call reception yourself. Everything else was good.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lucas, Iowa City
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, close to everything! Staff was friendly and efficient.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Angela, San Antonio
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The front staff was friendly and helpful. What a plus. The room could use a good no kidding inspection cleaning. Went to plug in my phone in the ish port and it was covered in dust and grime. The bathroom was good and was the bed. It’s for sure an older property and that well understood. I usually stay at the Sofitel or Omni which have good care in the regard. Love the location
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022