River Hotel

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 US near Exit 51b on I-94 (~1.1mi)
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4.0 Star Property Near Chicago Riverwalk
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04/18/2021 - 04/19/2021
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Verified Reviews of River Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Service"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
They were very hospitable and Kind. Provided early check in.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 13 to Sat Feb 15 2020 at a $138.66 average nightly rate.
"Great Location!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Nice accommodations, great service.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Jul-2014 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

95/100
1174 reviews

"Great location." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Close to public transport and the train. Reasonably accessible by car.

Service

88/100
783 reviews

"Friendly and professional staff, and great laundry service." Management and housekeeping are decent. Valet service could be better. Booking process is sufficient. Great hotel security. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is average.

Value

80/100
321 reviews

"Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and food prices are cheap."

WiFi

79/100
40 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Cleanliness

68/100
330 reviews

"Decently clean rooms and bathrooms." Dining area could have been cleaner.

Room

63/100
1215 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Poorly-maintained, small, old rooms with inadequate A/C. Small but relatively clean bathrooms. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Amenities

56/100
318 reviews

"Buildings are fine with old facilities, but the grounds are wonderful." Elevator in need of updating. Architecture not so nice.

Vibe

55/100
180 reviews

"Decent vibe. Hotel could use some updating." Relatively friendly Atmosphere. Hotel is relatively stylish. Luxurious Hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Suitable for solo travelers. Good choice for a city trip.

Wellness Area

54/100
29 reviews

"Average wellness and fitness area."

Comfort

36/100
637 reviews

"Small rooms with comfort and noise issues." Small rooms and poor A/C, but decent beds.

Breakfast

32/100
89 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Good side dishes. Train station is close."

Location

95/100
290 reviews

"Great location." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Close to public transport and the train.

Service

91/100
160 reviews

"Professional and warm service and acceptable housekeeping." Valet service could be better.

Value

78/100
83 reviews

"Best value for money. Well-priced food and beverages."

Cleanliness

68/100
66 reviews

"Decently clean rooms and bathrooms."

WiFi

66/100
8 reviews

"Average wifi quality."

Amenities

63/100
71 reviews

"Mediocre building with old facilities. Elevator in need of updating."

Room

60/100
284 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Poorly-maintained, small, old rooms with inadequate A/C. Small but relatively clean bathrooms. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

50/100
38 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Hotel is relatively stylish.

Comfort

34/100
168 reviews

"Small rooms with comfort and noise issues." Small rooms and poor A/C, but decent beds.

Breakfast

31/100
18 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Near city centre."

Location

96/100
200 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.

Service

87/100
114 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

76/100
43 reviews

"Best value for money. Affordable beverage prices."

Cleanliness

71/100
40 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Decently clean rooms and bathrooms."

WiFi

66/100
6 reviews

"Regular internet service."

Room

64/100
186 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Poorly-maintained, small, old rooms with inadequate A/C. Bathrooms are not great, but moderately clean. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes. Shower was ok.

Amenities

59/100
45 reviews

"Okay buildings and entrance area. Elevator in need of updating."

Vibe

50/100
21 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating." Entrance area is ok.

Comfort

37/100
95 reviews

"Small, noisy, uncomfortable rooms with poor A/C. Average beds."

Breakfast

30/100
21 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fair breakfast prices. Professional service."

Location

95/100
103 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing."

Service

85/100
62 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

81/100
28 reviews

"Best value for money. Food and breakfast are well-priced."

Cleanliness

65/100
26 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

65/100
106 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Old, small rooms with poor quality bathrooms and A/C. Badly maintained rooms with subpar minibars and TVs.

Wellness Area

56/100
9 reviews

"Average wellness and fitness area."

Amenities

52/100
40 reviews

"Mediocre building with old facilities. Elevator in need of updating." Architecture not so nice.

Vibe

47/100
21 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Hotel is relatively stylish.

Comfort

42/100
53 reviews

"Small, noisy, uncomfortable rooms with poor A/C. Average beds."

Breakfast

36/100
15 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service."

Location

96/100
58 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing."

Service

90/100
40 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

79/100
15 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

63/100
20 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

57/100
66 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Small rooms with below average bathrooms and poor maintenance.

Amenities

53/100
18 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Vibe

44/100
16 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Comfort

36/100
39 reviews

"Rooms are average, though small, lacking comfort, and quite noisy."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Room

57/100
7 reviews

"Decent rooms with great views."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

96/100
41 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

87/100
24 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

77/100
7 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

61/100
7 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

58/100
36 reviews

"Decent beds and rooms, great views." Some don't like the size or furnishing of the rooms.

Comfort

39/100
24 reviews

"Uncomfortable, small rooms, with decent beds."

Breakfast

31/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service. Great location."

Location

96/100
18 reviews

"Great location."

Service

87/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

54/100
13 reviews

"Small, but acceptable, rooms."

Comfort

35/100
9 reviews

"Small and uncomfortable rooms."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from families.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

95/100
7 reviews

"Great location."

Room

58/100
9 reviews

"Small, but acceptable, rooms."

Comfort

41/100
7 reviews

"Small and uncomfortable rooms."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

94/100
881 reviews

"Great location." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Close to public transport and the train.

Service

88/100
639 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception." Management and housekeeping are decent. Valet service could be better. Great hotel security. Booking process should be better organized. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is average.

Value

80/100
258 reviews

"Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and food prices are cheap."

WiFi

74/100
31 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Cleanliness

67/100
263 reviews

"Decently clean rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities." Dining area could have been cleaner.

Room

62/100
984 reviews

"Small, decently clean rooms with poorly rated furnishing." Views are great, but rooms are outdated and poorly-maintained. Guests complained about kitchenettes, minibars, TV's, and A/C. Small but relatively clean bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

60/100
142 reviews

"Decent vibe. Hotel could use some updating. Pleasant entrance area." Relatively friendly Atmosphere. Stylish hotel.

Amenities

59/100
262 reviews

"Outdated facilities, but decent hotel building and pleasant surroundings." Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture.

Wellness Area

55/100
23 reviews

"Average wellness and fitness area."

Breakfast

33/100
51 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Comfort

33/100
494 reviews

"Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C." Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Affordable food."

Location

96/100
197 reviews

"Great location. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby." Pricey, inconvenient parking.

Service

92/100
121 reviews

"Friendly service. Valet service could be better."

Value

80/100
63 reviews

"Best value for money. Well-priced food and beverages."

Cleanliness

67/100
44 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

WiFi

65/100
5 reviews

"Average wifi quality."

Amenities

63/100
55 reviews

"Okay buildings and entrance area. Elevator in need of updating."

Room

60/100
203 reviews

"Old, poorly maintained, but acceptably clean rooms." Cramped rooms and bathrooms with great views, but poor beds. Guests complained about kitchenettes, minibars, TV's, and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

51/100
27 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Hotel is relatively stylish. Entrance area is ok.

Breakfast

32/100
10 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Comfort

32/100
117 reviews

"Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C." Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from families.

"Professional service. Pleasant entrance area."

Location

95/100
148 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Service

87/100
92 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

76/100
35 reviews

"Best value for money. Affordable beverage prices."

Cleanliness

72/100
29 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

63/100
142 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Smaller, poorly maintained rooms with subpar bathrooms and A/C. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Amenities

61/100
36 reviews

"Average buildings with a nice entrance area." Elevator in need of updating.

Vibe

52/100
14 reviews

"Decent vibe. Pleasant entrance area."

Comfort

34/100
71 reviews

"Guests complained about room size, comfort, beds, and A/C."

Breakfast

29/100
10 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

96/100
65 reviews

"Great location."

Service

86/100
43 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Value

80/100
20 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

65/100
21 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

62/100
72 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Small rooms with below average bathrooms and poor maintenance.

Wellness Area

56/100
9 reviews

"Average wellness and fitness area."

Amenities

54/100
31 reviews

"Average hotel building. Elevator in need of updating."

Vibe

48/100
13 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Comfort

38/100
32 reviews

"Rooms are average, though small, lacking comfort, and quite noisy."

Breakfast

34/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

95/100
44 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing."

Service

89/100
34 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Value

79/100
12 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

63/100
17 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Amenities

55/100
14 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Room

53/100
55 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Small rooms with below average bathrooms and poor maintenance.

Vibe

46/100
11 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Comfort

36/100
35 reviews

"Rooms are average, though small, lacking comfort, and quite noisy."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

94/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Room

54/100
11 reviews

"Room is all right."

Amenities

49/100
5 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Comfort

39/100
7 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

94/100
23 reviews

"Great location."

Service

87/100
9 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

78/100
7 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

70/100
6 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

61/100
21 reviews

"Rooms are mediocre with standard beds, however there are complaints about bathrooms."

Comfort

43/100
13 reviews

"Okay beds but not comfortable overall."

Breakfast

32/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great location."

Location

91/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Room

58/100
5 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great location."

Location

95/100
7 reviews

"Great location."

Room

58/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

95/100
59 reviews

"Near city centre in a great location."

Service

87/100
22 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

82/100
13 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

71/100
10 reviews

"Relatively clean rooms."

Food

66/100
11 reviews

"Food is all right."

Amenities

56/100
11 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Room

53/100
37 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Rooms are small with complaints about maintenance, furnishing, and bathrooms.

Vibe

42/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Comfort

33/100
24 reviews

"Uncomfortable, small rooms, with decent beds."

Breakfast

32/100
7 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great location."

Location

95/100
19 reviews

"Great location."

Room

54/100
14 reviews

"Small, but acceptable, rooms."

Comfort

36/100
7 reviews

"Small and uncomfortable rooms."

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from families.

"Friendly service. Fantastic service."

Location

95/100
11 reviews

"Great location."

Service

88/100
7 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

54/100
9 reviews

"Room is all right."

Comfort

35/100
6 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

95/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

86/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

94/100
19 reviews

"Great location."

Service

90/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

68/100
7 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

58/100
15 reviews

"Decent rooms with great views."

Comfort

40/100
7 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great location."

Location

94/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Room

57/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

95/100
14 reviews

"Great location."

Service

88/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Value

78/100
6 reviews

"Best value for money."

Room

55/100
11 reviews

"Small, but acceptable, rooms."

Comfort

35/100
9 reviews

"Small and uncomfortable rooms."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

93/100
10 reviews

"Great location."

Service

89/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

70/100
5 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

58/100
9 reviews

"Room is all right."

Amenities

56/100
8 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Chicago River. Great location."

Location

95/100
84 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing. Close to public transport."

Service

87/100
46 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

82/100
15 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

68/100
16 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Room

61/100
60 reviews

"So-so beds and cleanliness with small rooms."

Amenities

50/100
15 reviews

"Facilities in need of refurbishment."

Vibe

42/100
11 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Comfort

40/100
38 reviews

"Rooms are average, though small, lacking comfort, and quite noisy."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service."

Location

93/100
25 reviews

"Great location."

Service

87/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

79/100
6 reviews

"Best value for money."

Cleanliness

68/100
8 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

58/100
22 reviews

"Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard." Great views, but small rooms.

Amenities

53/100
6 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Comfort

38/100
14 reviews

"Uncomfortable, small rooms, with decent beds."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great location. Fantastic service."

Location

95/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Service

88/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

56/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

95/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Room

56/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

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Property Description

A stay at River Hotel places you in the heart of Chicago, steps from Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. This 4-star hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Grant Park and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Chicago Theatre.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours).

Make yourself at home in one of the 121 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Chicago Riverwalk - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Michigan Avenue - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Tribune Tower - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Grant Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Chicago Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Goodman Theater - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Chicago Cultural Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Harris Theater - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Aon Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
James M. Nederlander Theatre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Millennium Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
State Street - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
House of Blues Chicago - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Cadillac Palace Theatre - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Richard J. Daley Center - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 29.6 km / 18.4 mi
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 21.2 km / 13.2 mi
Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 42 km / 26.1 mi

The preferred airport for River Hotel is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Food and water bowls
  • Express check-in
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Total number of rooms - 121
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Concierge services

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pet maximum weight in kg is 23

Pets allowed (no fees)

Pets cannot be left unattended

Only dogs are allowed

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 53 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Gloves are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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