Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Chicago, USA

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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Jan 24, 2022 Ike1 Rockford, Illinois

The doorman was very friendly and welcoming as were the front desk people. The rooms are small but adequate and comfortable. The location is great. Unfortunately there is no on site parking or valet available.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a bad place

Jan 11, 2022 ilovecorndogs Lausanne, Switzerland

I'd say the staff are the best about this place, we stayed 5 nights and interacted with about 8-10 people, and all were great, we had a few times we needed help, advice, special requests - and every time was great - thanks! Room was big enough, very comfortable bed, nice location as well I would stay here again for sure
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Oct 12, 2021 juanitas836

Stanley Mullins was phenomenal when my husband and I stayed there for an anniversary get-a-way! He went above and beyond to make our stay memorable .He made us feel extra special and made our stay so enjoyable. Elizabeth also made us feel extra special and she helped us to have a memorable stay. She was very helpful. We will definitely be back!
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Oct 6, 2021 barbarabM6562FG

My stay was great! Front desk staff was extremely helpful with great recommendations and tips. Zoe was was a pleasure to chat with and took the time to get to know us and provided recommendations based on what we would like. Definitely recommend!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, comfy rooms

Oct 3, 2021 michellebV8508GL Brighton, Michigan

Very nice boutique sized hotel. Great corner room with city view. Comfortable beds and great shower pressure. Loved the location, easily walkable to restaurants, the mile, the river. Very nice knowledgeable staff. Super helpful with area information, obtaining taxi service, etc. Restaurant just opened when we got there and we’re doing small… Read more
Very nice boutique sized hotel. Great corner room with city view. Comfortable beds and great shower pressure. Loved the location, easily walkable to restaurants, the mile, the river. Very nice knowledgeable staff. Super helpful with area information, obtaining taxi service, etc. Restaurant just opened when we got there and we’re doing small plates only, and bar service. That will come back I’m sure. Didn’t use the pool but it was truly beautiful. Roof deck is also very nice with wonderful views. Would highly recommend this hotel. Read less