Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Chicago, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

Anyone wishing for a sophisticated and calming approach to accommodation in Chicago should look no further than the Royal Sonesta which rates guests' well-being and comfort levels just as seriously as the stylish interior décor. The hotel offers just that little bit extra with personalised in-room Yoga sessions on the TV or perhaps you would prefer an early morning jog? Of course, you don't have to jog to be able to enjoy the sights and guests staying at the Palomar will be pleased to learn that River North, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile are all within walking distance. Further fabulous fitness facilities come in the form of the hotel's indoor heated swimming pool and 24-hour gym which are both guaranteed to help you work up an appetite just in time to check out the gastro-lounge dishes at the Sable Kitchen & Bar. What with in-room dining options and complimentary wine tasting sessions every day at 5.00pm, it's a wonder that you'll find the time to set foot outside however, it would be rude not to so this is your chance to give the Windy City a whirl.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Situated at the intersection between East Illinois Street and North State Street, the Palomar is right at the centre of the action with a world of shopping, sightseeing, dining and good times right on your doorstep or just a few blocks walk away. Transfer time from Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

261 guest rooms and suites. All with floor to ceiling windows, 37” HD LCD TV with cable and movies on-demand, in-room yoga TV channel and yoga mat, iHome docking station, alarm clock and safe. King Deluxe Rooms are 325 sq ft and have floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Queen Queen Deluxe Rooms are 365 sq ft and have floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Suites are 630 sq ft and have a separate living room, floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views and a Fuji jet soaking tub, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 4

Sable Kitchen + Bar (open for brunch, dinner and afternoon/late night drinks). 24-hour room service*. Hosted evening wine hour. Heated indoor swimming pool and sundeck. 24-hour fitness centre. Fitness classes*. In-room spa services*. Palomar Baby Butler* (baby amenities in-room such as bath tub, nightlight, humidifer and more). Complimentary morning coffee and tea. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking $62 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary Trip

Apr 12, 2024 Derrick W

Royal Sonesta - Really enjoy our stay. They upgraded our rooms for our anniversary. The Doorman Sammy was amazing. The Front Desk People were great Especially Gabby. We enjoyed the I'm room hot tub & Katelyn helped us as well. The restaurant was very elegant & the drinks were very classy. Thanks for a Fantastic Stay
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel!

Apr 9, 2024 NorthStar02089262833

Could not recommend the hotel more, the staff were really friendly and helpful with any queries. I proposed during the trip and the staff were great with giving recommendations of places to visit, setting up a room, and offering an upgrade for our stay! The location of the hotel was very convenient with a short walk to the river and tourist… Read more
Could not recommend the hotel more, the staff were really friendly and helpful with any queries. I proposed during the trip and the staff were great with giving recommendations of places to visit, setting up a room, and offering an upgrade for our stay! The location of the hotel was very convenient with a short walk to the river and tourist spots or a metro station right outside. Could not have asked for a more special place and trip, when visiting Chicago again will be staying here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vibes!

Apr 7, 2024 Lawrence G

Me and my wife absolutely love coming here for our weekend getaways. The staff are amazing. Antwonne, Gio, Shaunda, Justin, just to name a few of our favorites! They welcome us like family every time we arrive. Thee best hotel in the area! No matter the time or day, every staff member goes above and beyond for our needs.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, perfectly situated.

Apr 7, 2024 Louis P New York City, New York

Room was perfect. Staff excellent. Nicely located near restaurants, music and fun. Shout out to Shaunda at the coffee station who is helpful and friendly as can be. Will stay here again. Yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shauna Rocks!

Apr 7, 2024 Keith S

Shaunda was phenomenal. She came up and brought a mini fridge and then asked if we wanted a microwave and went down stairs and brought up a microwave all in a matter of 5 minutes. She was delightful and deserves all the raises she can get! Way to go Shaunda!