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Book Into Chicago Contest

Best Western Chicago, Open Books

If you’ve stayed at our hotel recently you may have seen our Open Bookshelf in the lobby.  It’s our version of ‘Take a book, Leave a book’.  But did you know that those books are supplied to us by our neighbors and local non-profit, Open Books?To support their literacy programs, Open Books collects used books […]

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Where’s Wallace – Behind the Walls of Wrigley

Home of the Cubs

Baseball season in Chicago…ahhhh.  Chicago may have two teams, but if you ask me, there’s only one ballpark!  Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark in the majors and besides being home to the Chicago Cubs, it has also played host to the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks and hosted 5 World Series games (but […]

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Happy Birthday Best Western

Chicago Hotels, Best Western Chicago

  This year Best Western is marking a major milestone by celebrating it’s 65th Birthday! Since 1946 Best Western has been here, there and almost everywhere. And for the past 25 years, Best Western Plus River North has been welcoming visitors to downtown Chicago! So how do you celebrate such momentous occassions? With the Ultimate […]

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25 Things You Never Knew About Best Western River North Hotel

25 Things You Never Knew

Did you know that our indoor pool holds over 40,000 gallons of water?  Now you do!  Did you also know that April 6th marks Best Western River North Hotel’s 25th Birthday?  To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve compiled a list of 25 facts you might not have known about Best Western River North Hotel.  […]

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Rejuvenate with Hotel Room Yoga

Chicago Hotels, Best Western Chicago

You’ve made it to the hotel and now it’s time to relax.  You can sink into bed, order room service and watch another movie.  Or you can relieve your travel stresses by rejuvenating your body and mind with some hotel room yoga!  Darin Zeer, America’s relaxation expert, has put together more than 50 tips and […]

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Where’s Wallace – Learning About Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo

Wallace Explores Gorilla Behavior

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh Wow!  This month I took a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo, located in the heart of downtown Chicago.  This urban oasis is a world of wildlife set amongst the shadows of skyscrapers.  Open 365 days a year, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the country’s last remaining FREE zoos!  Boasting […]

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Top 10 Ways to Get a Free Hotel Upgrade

Chicago Hotels, Best Western Chicago

Traveling is no easy task.The planning, the packing, the long lines at the airport and the endless traffic can leave anyone feeling a little weary.By the time you finally make it to your destination, you deserve an upgrade!And we want to help make that happen.From time to time we put together some special offers that […]

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Let Chicago Put a Spring in Your Step

spring

Now that March is here, Chicago will begin it’s annual thaw as it prepares for the arrival of spring.  The snow will melt away, tulips will soon be blooming on the Magnificent Mile and picnics will be enjoyed on the lawn of Millenium Park.  But if March was to be defined by one Chicago tradition, […]

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Where’s Wallace – Roasting Coffee

Coffe Roasting with Wallace

We want you to have a good nights sleep so you can start your day feeling refreshed and ready to go.But if you’re like us, sometimes you need an extra boost to get going.That’s why each morning we offer complimentary granola bars, tea and coffee in our lobby.But did you know that the coffee we […]

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Re-Purposing With A Purpose

Chicago Hotels, Best Western Chicago

In designing and planning our guest room renovations we kept onestatement in mind; “Webelieve in creating a relaxing and comforting environment for our guests”.The Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House Foundation shares that vision.Seven days a week, 365 days a year, the Guest House provides family and friends of patients receiving treatment at Chicago area […]

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