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Where’s Wallace – Lou Mitchell’s

Lou Mitchell restaurant, Best Western River North, Chicago hotel

“Where can we get a good breakfast?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that as a concierge! Guests want a good meal for breakfast , of course. But often what people really mean when asking me is, “Where can I have an experience while getting breakfast in Chicago?” “Where can I go […]

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Book a Smarter Trip, Plan a Smarter Stay

Local Recommendations at Best Western downtown Chicago

You’ve just gotten back from your trip to Chicago and run into someone you know. “Oh you were just in Chicago? I know this great little place!” or “Were you sure to see X?” At BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel we have no shortage of recommendations for our guests depending on their interests, budget […]

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Announcing CHICAGO SHOT Monthly Photo Contest

Shavonne Osborne (Jan 27)

At our downtown hotel in Chicago, we know that a key part of our guest’s experience is exploring the city and seeing the Amazing sights downtown. And what better way to capture your trip to Chicago than through a photo? A picture’s worth a thousand words but for our guests it could be worth a […]

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New Year For All, New Deals For YOU!

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With the start of 2012, BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel is unveiling new giveaways, contests, and drawings for You, our fans, to score big! (Not a Facebook Fan? Click Here to become one!) Here is what our fans can expect in 2012: 1.  FREE Breakfast for Two – Our Facebook Fans and Foursquare users […]

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“Dance Fridays” Launch, Called “Epic” By This Blogger

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There’s Dancing. There’s Hilarity. There’s Embarrassment (though not on your end). And best of all, the director is…YOU! This month we announced Dance Fridays – our monthly feature of different departments in our downtown Chicago hotel dancing to various songs. But apart from the idea and some general parameters, our Facebook Fan’s get to be […]

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The Top 11 of 2011!

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We’ve had some memorable moments in the past year, from celebrity sightings to the great Blizzard of 2011 in Chicago. But only a few such instances inspired so much awe and were of such grand magnitude that they could make it on our list of the Top 11 Events of 2011 for BEST WESTERN PLUS […]

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Tips For Going To A Chicago Bulls Game

Bulls Fans - Best Western Plus River North Hotel, downtown Chicago

Chicago takes its sports seriously, especially if it’s in the “B” trifecta – the Bulls, the Bears, the Blackhawks.  If you’re looking to catch a Chicago Bulls game (six-time NBA champions!), these tips will help you with some practical pointers. 1. WHICH WAY IS RIGHT? You can get to the stadium easily enough either by […]

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5 Breweries to Love in Chicago

Chicago and Beer naturally go together like fish and chips, like karaoke and bars, like responsibility and the legal drinking age. Of course finding a bar (karaoke or otherwise) isn’t hard in Chicago. BUT if you’d enjoy experiencing Chicago’s beer scene through some of its unique and local microbreweries then pull up a chair and […]

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Acn You Raed Htis? – Open Books Fights Illiteracy

Free Parking Downtown Chicago

Last week our staff took the day off.  Well…sort of.  Instead of business as usual, we headed over to Open Books, just blocks from our hotel in downtown Chicago.  We picked a day to volunteer with our nonprofit partner at one of their regular Creative Writing Workshops. On a Mission Open Books provides these workshops […]

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5 Wonderful Winter Attractions in Chicago

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Whether you marvel at the beauty of nature in winter, enjoy basking in the holiday spirit, or you simply whisk from store to store with bags full of goodies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate winter and the holidays in downtown Chicago! We’ve compiled some of the best and most spectacular here: 1. Skating […]

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