Getting Here

Directions from Chicago airports

From Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD):

Driving directions from O’Hare:

  • Get on I-190 E and stay on highway for 15.7 miles.
  • Take exit 50 B toward Ohio Street East.
  • Continue onto West Ohio Street, then turn right onto North Clark Street.
  • Turn left onto West Wacker Drive.
  • In 0.3 mile, the hotel will be on your right.

From Chicago Midway (MDW):

  • 18 miles
  • Served by most major airlines
  • Taxi is approximately $55

Driving directions from Midway:

  • From Cicero Avenue, get onto I-55 North/Stevenson Expressway.
  • After 7.1 miles, take the exit toward US 41/Lake Shore Drive North.
  • Turn left onto East Munroe Street, then turn right onto South Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto East South Water Street. Keep left, then continue onto East Wacker Place.
  • Turn right onto Wabash Avenue, then turn right onto East Wacker Drive.
  • The hotel will be immediately on your right.

Valet Parking

Enjoy valet parking privileges in the adjacent garage operated by LAZ Parking. Parking fees are detailed below:

Please contact our Guest Services Team for additional parking concerns or arrangements, 1.312.346.7100.


Hotel Valet Parking
0 - 1 hour $22
1 - 2 hours $28
2 - 4 hours $30
4 - 12 hours $34
12 - 24 hours $69
Overnight valet parking for hotel guests $69

Airport Transfers and Parking

Travel to and from O’Hare and Midway airports to the Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront is provided by Chicago taxi companies. Fares are a metered rate and may range from $45 - $55 depending upon traffic conditions and the time of arrival.


Flat rates are structured as follows:
Rush Hour (Weekdays only): 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM $30.00 per taxi (1 - 4 passengers)
All other times, including Weekends: $26.25 per taxi (1 - 4 passengers), mini vans and station wagons are slightly more, subject to change.

Public Transportation

O’Hare Airport is accessible by using the Green and Blue subway lines; allow at least 1-hour travel time. The fare is $3.00 to ORD, $5.00 from ORD and are subject to change..

Midway Airport is accessible by using the Orange subway lines; allow at least 1-hour travel time. The fare one-way is $3.00, subject to change.

Limousine Service

Airport transportation through private limousine service can be arranged by Guest Services.

Car Rental

Guest Services can reserve a vehicle from any of the major car rental companies. 

Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Downtown

71 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312.346.7100