Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

505 North State St., Chicago, IL 60654 United States (USA) near Exit 51b on I-94 (~1.0mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4.5 Star Property
41.891010-87.628060
Cleaning Policy: •Disinfecting all meeting rooms during set-up and break down •Visible sanitizer stations in all public areas and meeting rooms •Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting guestrooms, public spaces, meeting rooms and dining areas •Upgraded laundry protocols •All buffet items served by a trained staff wearing the proper protective equipment behind a plexiglass clean protective shield; no more self-serve dishes •Individually plated or wrapped meals served by our trained staff which will reduce the need for any shared utensils or close contact between guests •Meeting room layouts and seating arrangements to meet required spacing to ensure all physical distancing guidelines are met •All banquet staff and AV technicians required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment as well as disinfect all equipment after setup •Advanced technology cleaning systems including the application of an EPA-registered disinfectant via an electrostatic sprayer

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Local Attractions

Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, John Hancock Observatory, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Theater District, Merchandise Mart.

Verified Reviews of Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great location! Staff extremely helpful and beautiful decor."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Will always try and book here, I was around everything.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 01 to Sun Aug 02 2020 at a $106.99 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 3087 guest reviews

Property Description

Royal Sonesta Chicago River North was made for this vibrant neighborhood in downtown Chicago, our luxury hotel offers exceptional accommodations and personalized attention for an unforgettable stay.From a beautiful indoor heated pool and sundeck to 261 stylish guestrooms and suites, Royal Sonesta Chicago River North celebrates the arts with warmth and sophistication. Our centrally located boutique hotel continues the celebrations with 5,800 square feet of meeting and event space, outstanding Chicago dining and all the superb services and amenities you've come to expect of a Sonesta Hotel.Royal Sonesta River North's guestrooms feature: * Complimentary coffee and tea each morning * Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in all our guestrooms; complimentary access for our Sonesta Travel Pass guest loyalty program members * iHome docking station with alarm clock * 37" HD LCD flat-screen TV with cable access and premium on-demand movies * Fully-stocked honor bars with organic options * 24-hour in-room dining provided by our adjacent restaurant * L'Occitane spa-inspired bath amenities * Variety of pillow styles available along with white Frette triple sheeting * Amenities of home, including iron and ironing board, hairdryer, plush terry spa bathrobes, lighted make-up and full-length mirrors * In-room safe sized to fit a laptop * Evening turn-down service upon request * "Forgot It? We've Got It!" essential travel items * "Mind. Body. Spa." program featuring spa services and health & fitness channels * Bring your dog with you – Royal Sonesta River North is a dog friendly hotel * Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 12 noon

Green Sustainability

Yes! Green

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 3pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 17
Rooms: 261
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 261
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 22
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 8 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 6528025 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 230 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 7am-2am
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Our indoor heated pool is open daily from 6am until 10pm and is perched on the 17th floor, so you get refreshing downtown Chicago views with your swim. Our pool is perfect for laps at a length of 25 feet, 12 feet in width and a depth of 3.5 feet.
Ownership: Sonesta Hotels
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hour cancellation policy
Nightly Parking: $64
Total Taxes: 17.39%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 10.75%
Occupancy Tax: 17.39%
City Tax: 3.65%
Country Tax: 0.00%
VAT: Value Added Tax: 0.00 VAT % Inclusive
PST: Provincial Sales Tax: 0.00 PST %
Food and Beverage Tax: 11.50%
Audio Visual Tax: 10.25%
Other Tax: 0.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 64.00 Per Night (Valet Only)
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 8.00 Per Person
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Spa Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Shipping Handling Fee: 5.00 Per Item
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 12.99 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 15.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 375.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 500.00 Per Item
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 25.00 Per Item
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 23.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 27.00% (of rental)
Banquet Labor Fees: 0.00 Per Hour
Banquet Bartender Fees: 100.00 Per Night
Chef Attendant Fees: 150.00 Per Person
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 32.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 30.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 38.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 40.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 36.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 55.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 65.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 85.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 4.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 4.50 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar: 15.00 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 45.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare International Airport: Distance- 17 miles about 40 minutes, 50 dollar taxi, $2.50 public transportation.Midway Airport: Distance- 12 miles about 25 minutes, 35 dollar taxi, $2.50 public transportation.

Local Shuttle Info: NA

Breakfast Information

Our hotel restaurant is open for breakfast from 7am - 10am Mon-Fri and Brunch from 8am - 2pm Sat and Sun. Breakfast Vouchers are able to be purchased for groups over 10 people that also book rooms in hotel in advance through the sales team

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We are a dog friendly hotel!

Parking Info

We offer valet parking. The overnight fee for valet parking is $64 with in and out access.

Internet / WiFI

Wi-Fi is complimentary to all Sonesta Travel Pass rewards members! Easy to sign up and no strings attached

Cleaning Policies

•Disinfecting all meeting rooms during set-up and break down •Visible sanitizer stations in all public areas and meeting rooms •Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting guestrooms, public spaces, meeting rooms and dining areas •Upgraded laundry protocols •All buffet items served by a trained staff wearing the proper protective equipment behind a plexiglass clean protective shield; no more self-serve dishes •Individually plated or wrapped meals served by our trained staff which will reduce the need for any shared utensils or close contact between guests •Meeting room layouts and seating arrangements to meet required spacing to ensure all physical distancing guidelines are met •All banquet staff and AV technicians required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment as well as disinfect all equipment after setup •Advanced technology cleaning systems including the application of an EPA-registered disinfectant via an electrostatic sprayer

About Sonesta

  • For long stays, check out the Sonesta ES studio suites
  • More than 55 properties in brand
  • For groups they can typically comp 1 room per 40

The Sonesta highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Hotel Palomar Chicago, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, Palomar Chicago a Kimpton Hotel

Hotel Rate Trends at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Rate fluctuations of Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

The graph above is averages of room rates for both group/meeting rates and the lowest online individual rates we could find at the time the group bid was placed. The most competitive group rate shown is 24.1% in February 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $497 in the month of September 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North.

Feel free to use the Royal Sonesta Chicago River North meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chicago event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Gallery Ballroom 33 x 74 x 18 2400203/20313014050605915/12200230244
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Gallery Ballroom

The Gallery ballroom has lots of natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows on three sides. It is equipped with state of the art equipment including automated solar shades, blackout shades, and advanced audio system. There is a beautiful view of Chicago from the outdoor terrace connected to the Ballroom. The Ballroom can be divided into three different spaces, Gallery 1, Gallery 2, and Gallery 3.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
33 x 74 x 18 Ft.
Floor Level:
5
Power Outlets:
12
Columns:
0
Windows:
25+
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Contemporary Room 26 x 46 x 9 1375100/10070502934296/595140120
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Contemporary Room

The Contemporary room has floor to ceiling windows on one entire wall. This room can be divided into two different rooms, Contemporary 1, and Contemporary 2.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1375 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 46 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
6
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Exhibition 27 x 25 x 9 57548/4833241416144/3505058
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Exhibition

Like all of our rooms, the Exhibition room has floor to ceiling windows covering one side of the room.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
575 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
27 x 25 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
6
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Mosaic Suite 26 x 25 x 9 60030/3020----------/----50--
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Mosaic Suite

The Mosaic suite is our Hospitality suite. It is perfect for smaller meetings, and breakouts. This room is great for a small gathering or catering function. It has a built in bar, floor to ceiling windows, and a private bathroom.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
600 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 25 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
6
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Abstract Boardroom 27 x 10 x 9 270--/----------12--/--------
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Abstract Boardroom

The Abstract Boardroom is the perfect size for the intimate meeting. It has floor to ceiling windows, and a built in boardroom table.
Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
270 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
27 x 10 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
5
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Gallery Foyer 57 x 21 x 9 115040/9630--------7/6--115115
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Gallery Foyer

The Gallery Foyer is a beautiful accompaniment to our Gallery ballroom. It is perfect for receptions, meals, and registration. This foyer is located between the Abstract Boardroom and the 1st entrance to the Gallery Ballroom. The foyer is accessed through the elevator bank and a beautiful staircase from the 6th floor.
Room Type:
Foyer
Total Size:
1150 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
57 x 21 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
5
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
10
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Canvas 24 x 22 x 10 53740/----24--------/--5040--
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Canvas

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
537 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 22 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Upper Canvas 64 x 18 x 10 115080/----36--------/--60120--
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Upper Canvas

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1150 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
64 x 18 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 3pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Royal Sonesta Chicago River North have?

There are 261 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Yes, they have 8 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Our hotel restaurant is open for breakfast from 7am - 10am Mon-Fri and Brunch from 8am - 2pm Sat and Sun. Breakfast Vouchers are able to be purchased for groups over 10 people that also book rooms in hotel in advance through the sales team

What parking is available at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

We offer valet parking. The overnight fee for valet parking is $64 with in and out access.

How much does internet cost?

Wi-Fi is complimentary to all Sonesta Travel Pass rewards members! Easy to sign up and no strings attached

Is there a gym at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Our indoor heated pool is open daily from 6am until 10pm and is perched on the 17th floor, so you get refreshing downtown Chicago views with your swim. Our pool is perfect for laps at a length of 25 feet, 12 feet in width and a depth of 3.5 feet..

Testimonials:

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"I thank you for all your help with the arrangements. I must admit, the offer I received from them through you was by far the cheapest and most convenient out of any others I was offered through other group services. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone. Thank you." J.F. - Portland, OR

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