Stay Like a Local at Chicago’s Level River North

Level River North, Chicago

A myriad of hotel choices exist in Chicago, but few compete with Level River North. This single night and extended stay hospitality option, located in Chicago’s ultra-hip River North district, ups the ante on any visit to the Windy City. With luxe, apartment-like accommodations and lifestyle amenities galore, guests might find no desire to exit the 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor communal space that includes a rooftop pool and hot tub, state-of-the-art fitness studio, a gaming room, ping pong, bocce courts, BBQ stations, cozy fire pits, shared work space, a family lounge with children’s library, co-ed steam and sauna, and media room.  

Level River North's rooftop pool features unobstructed city views

But exploration is a must, as Level River North’s host neighborhood is one of Chicago’s most vibrant. Level River North places guests and residents within walking distance of River North’s chic art galleries, destination dining, cozy coffee shops, and an energetic nightlife scene. River North is also minutes from The Magnificent Mile and the Loop business district. Whether enjoying a quick overnight jaunt to the city, or staying weeks at a time, the location is ideal.

Hospitality here is a bit different than that at a high-end hotel that caters to every whim, but that’s a good thing. A stay at Level River North allows for a more authentic Chicago experience, one that emphasizes iconic city skyline views that are unobstructed, panoramic, and simply spectacular. Parent company the Onni Group, out of Vancouver, Canada, has designed and built the towering structure to take full advantage of its urban landscape. Floor to ceiling windows in each studio, suite, and central area reveal a Chicago that sparkles and inspires. The nighttime vista is particularly breathtaking. (Ask for an eastern facing room for the full Chi-Town effect.) Furnished patios in many suites are poised towards the glittering action; on chillier nights, grab the lofty throw draped across your living room couch and cuddle-up.

Level River North guest suite living room
Level River North guest suite kitchen

Central spaces invite socializing and mingling. The massive outdoor patio, also with amazing city views from its 6th floor rooftop, features cozy seating areas and fire pits, bar style seating and dining tables. Whip up your own kitchen suite meal and bring it outside for al fresco dining, barbecue under the stars, or grab a famous Chicago deep dish pizza to-go. You won’t find a better nighttime view.  

Level River North's media room
Level River North's outdoor areas encourage socializing

The spacious, modern, and furnished studios and one and two-bedroom suites boast fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, luxurious MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities, and 24-hour guest services. Security includes an elevator card reader, allowing access only to those on their designated floor. Favored by short term visitors as well as those in situations that call for longer term stays (think home remodel projects, relocations, business travel, etc.), Level River North’s suites are ideal for families (who particularly love the family lounge that is filled with games and toys), or groups who require a bit more space than the typical hotel room affords. It’s also an ideal spot for those traveling or living with pets, as illustrated by the dedicated pet run and pet washing spa. 

Level River North's family lounge features games, toys, and books for young ones

For the ultimate view, book the three bedroom, four and a half bath Penthouse that soars above the city. Sumptuously appointed in neutral tones complemented by natural wood grain, stone and marble, the space features its own gas BBQ, outdoor lounge areas, and hot tub. It’s sublimely sophisticated, and as stylish a reflection of its host town as any hospitality option in Chicago. 

Level River North's penthouse patio

Level Hotels & Furnished Suites operates three Chicago destinations. Level Old Town also accommodates singular night guests as well as extended stays, and Level Fulton Market is currently extended stay only. Level Hotels & Furnished Suites can also be found in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle, and Vancouver. 

Photos courtesy of Level Hotels & Furnished Suites

Fran Endicott Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature and travel writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for, senior contributor to Napa Valley Life Magazine, and a California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist, specializing in the Napa Valley. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, te...(Read More)

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