Hotel Facts

A sophisticated retreat awaits at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North. Positioned in the vibrant crossroads of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, guests are moments away from Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and countless other premier attractions. With captivating designs, indulgent amenities, and beautiful natural light pouring in at every turn, Royal Sonesta Chicago River North exudes luxury and comfort like you’ve never experienced before

Hotel Highlights

  • Spectacular downtown location in Chicago River North
  • 17th floor heated indoor pool and terrace
  • 8000+ square feet of flexible meeting and event space
  • 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment
  • Steps from iconic attractions including Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park
  • Pet friendly, $75 cleaning fee per stay

Stay Safe with Sonesta

Please note, for the health & safety of our guests and team members, Sonesta hotels require guests to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas.


Your safety and health is our top priority. Based on our current housekeeping protocol, guests with a stay longer than 3 days will receive a full service cleaning of their guest room once per week.  For additional services during your stay, we would be delighted to accommodate your needs and kindly request a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.  In the meantime, for additional towels, coffee & tea, and other amenities, please contact the front desk.

Room Features

In each of our spacious guest rooms and suites, your comfort is our utmost priority. Enjoy generous in-room amenities against an earthy color palette, impressive natural light, and unique artwork inspired by the Chicago World’s Fair. Begin each day refreshed.

  • 261 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and unrivaled city views
  • Designer furnishings and other fine appointments
  • Full-sized business-friendly desk
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
  • In-room spa services available, based upon limited availability 
  • Mobility/hearing accessible rooms available
  • Coffee makers and microwaves are available upon request

Check-In/Check Out

Check-in time is 3:00PM. Check out time is 12:00PM. Early check-in is by request only and not guaranteed. Late check-out must be coordinated with the hotel, as available. A valid credit card is required at check-in. 


Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check into hotel. 


Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a non-smoking property. There is a $250 fine for violation of the smoking policy.

Pet Friendly

Our hotel is dog-friendly. Please click here for information on our dog policy.



Maintain balance with our 24-hour fitness center providing delightful distracting city views. 

Open Now: 24 hours


Our heated pool, majestically perched on the 17th floor and open year-round, offers refreshing Chicago skyline views as well as a rooftop sundeck, reserved exclusively for guests.


Our Front Office can fully assist you with your business needs. We also have an ATM located on the 5th Floor.


We do not have a shuttle associated with the hotel. Go Airport Express is an option that is associated with the airport and should be booked 24hours in advance. You can reach them at 773.247.1200.


Illinois and State Street.


Valet Parking is currently suspended. Public Parking options available. Text the front desk to learn more – 872.204.3877.


Stay tuned for more information on our new restaurant, CBR, featuring craft cocktails and fine spirits.

Meetings Facilities

  • Select from ten meeting and event spaces, plus corridor and pre-function areas, which offer over 8000 square feet of sophisticated space and can host 10 to 230 guests in executive or elegant style.
  • The grand Gallery Ballroom and 17th Floor Fresco Terrace offer some of Chicago’s most impressive event spaces with unparalleled downtown views
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities including wireless high-speed Internet
  • Distinctive catering

Sonesta Travel Pass

Sonesta Travel Pass is our guest rewards program that gives you perks, points, privileges and exclusives on top of the warm, friendly service and little extras you'll find at any Sonesta — to make each stay even more rewarding.

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Points of Interest

  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • River North Dining & Nightlife
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Navy Pier
  • John Hancock Building
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Millennium Park
  • Grant Park
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Soldier Field


We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.

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Additional Information

  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • Check out: 12:00PM noon
  • Guest must be 21 years or over to check-in
  • Tax: 17.4%
  • Credit Cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club and JCB accepted.
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: 120 volts

Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

505 N. State Street

Chicago, IL 60654

United States