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River North’s Got New Rooms

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As the summer travel season starts to slow down, our hotel is just revving up. We have just begun Phase Two of our room renovations. As of September, our hard-working maintenance department has already transformed one third of our rooms to a sleek and contemporary home away from home for our guests. Perhaps you’ve already […]

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Where’s Wallace August Best Western River North Hotel

Hard Rock Cafe

This August saw the 5th annual return of Lollapalooza to Chicago’s famed Grant Park. In keeping with the Rock n Roll theme, I decided to try Chicago’s best known hangout for rock stars and rock fans alike; Hard Rock Cafe. This Chicago institution has been our neighbor at Clark & Ontario for more than 24 […]

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Camp Rock Concert Winners

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Congratulations to the Ferrell family of St Louis on being the grand prize winners of our Rockin’ Summer Sweepstakes! This past weekend, they enjoyed a free night stay at our hotel and limo service to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre to see Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers live in concert! Afterwards, they even got […]

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First cows, now fridges…

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Chicago’s famed Michigan Ave will be getting a “cool” make over this summer. Chicago-area artists unveiled nine newly re-purposed refridgerators as part of the city’s “Fine Art Fridges” exhibit. The fridges were designed to bring attention to ComEd’s appliance recycling program. The fridges will be lining Michigan Ave from Illinois St to Chicago Ave now […]

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Best Western Chicago – 2010 Award

Best Western River North Hotel - 2010 Director's Award

We are pleased to annouce that we again have earned the Director’s Award from Best Western International. The award is earned for superior achievement in Quality Assurance. This award places our hotel in the top 20% of all Best Western hotels. We are the only Best Western in downtown Chicago to achieve this designation.

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Where’s Wallace July Best Western River North

Wheres Wallace July - Buddy Guys

When I think Chicago, I think blues music. And in Chicago, no one does it better than Buddy Guy. So yesterday I headed over to Buddy Guy’s Legends Restaurant and Bar. After more than 20 years turning out great blues music in the South Loop, Buddy opened up a brand new location in June of […]

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Best Western Opens Books

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Sales manager Christine Quinn poses with our new Open Bookshelf. It’s our version of take-a-book/leave-a-book We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with local nonprofit, Open Books! This Chicago social venture has been helping to spread literacy throughout the city since 2006. In just that short time, Open books has developed several different community […]

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Tour Chicago

See Chicago by Bike

Looking for a new way to see Chicago? Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune listing the Top Ten Tours of the city. Our personal favorite is the Chicago Chocolate Tour. Feeling guilty after all that chocolate? Try a bike tour of Barack Obama’s old neighborhood or learn about the real life stories of […]

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June Where’s Wallace – Best Western River North Chicago

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This month, I didn’t have to go far to find some great food. I went just across the street to Portillo’s Hot Dogs. This Chicago chain has been serving great Chicago Style hot dogs and italian beefs since 1963. Today I tried their delicious Chicago hot dog, which as some of you know, is topped […]

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“Walk Around Sue” walks on over to Best Western River North

Even Walk Around Sue enjoys our Free Parking

This past friday, our hotel was thrilled to check in one of our newest guests, “Walk Around Sue”. This 6 foot tall and 13 foot long animatronic dinosaur came over to us, courtesy of the Field Museum in celebration of Sue the T-Rex’s 10th anniversary. If you missed her at our hotel, you can still […]

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