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Grand Plaza Chicago

540 N State St, Chicago, IL

- River North
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Overall rating of 4.1 / 5 based on 17 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.1 / 5

Feb 2021

Really great - very fast

What did you like most?

Overall value. People are very friendly.

What did you like least?

Noise travels ... probably something I'll get used to

Jan 2021

I feel really safe and comfortable in this building - however, if I did not get a deal (2 months free rent and 1-year parking), I would probably not be living here. It sucks that the sauna can't be used, but I appreciate the building, keeping the gym open. I don't think I would be thrilled here if they closed the gym- it shows that the management here in the building can be very sensible. The recycling bin on my floor never gets too full; even during the holidays, they did a good job clearing it out. Management/staff is top-notch. Amenities are amazing if you own a pet, decent for working out, great free coffee before 10 am. The building is just a little outdated, but I think for the price it's not horrible.

What did you like most?

I love how pet friendly it is - transformed the putt-putt course into a dog park and there is usually a dog or two no matter the time of day. Great to socialize with others or convenient if you are too lazy to go for a walk. Jewel Osco is right next door, sometimes I won't even put on a jacket it's so close. The gym is decent (could use another squat rack) - not too busy but could be that people are nervous to use it during COVID. One thing I really appreciate is how helpful the staff can be - for instance, I forgot my keys a lot when I first moved in, and the staff never gave me too much grief for letting me borrow one of theirs. I only recently started giving them tips (I don't forget the keys that much anymore haha) but only because I realized it was the right thing, not because they asked. Love the floor to ceiling windows. I have to say that the maintenance staff is top-notch - I've only had one issue (heating went out), i put in the ticket maybe 1 hour later someone was knocking on my door. I think he had it fixed by 4 hours tops. It only took so long because he needed to replace something so he had to go get the part, was very respectable and kind. I honestly should change my rating for the staff in this building to 5 stars, they are true gems.

What did you like least?

Noise cancellation is pretty good - I live next to the trash chute so I can hear when people throw away trash (I put a sound/heat guard under my door, hoping it will block out some hallway noise) and for some reason can hear when people are showering upstairs or running a sink in the mornings. But it's just those small noises - can't hear voices, footsteps or TVs. For what I pay, the building is a bit outdated BUT I think I am paying for the location. I would probably appreciate it more if I was actually walking to work, but since the office is closed, I'm just in a really expensive studio in a fairly outdated building. The ceilings in my apt I never thought we too short but it is shorter compared to other buildings I've been to.

May 2020

Overall is a good place, a bit older building but it is properly maintained. The location and price are a great value for your money

What did you like most?

Location, great balcony

What did you like least?

Surrounding noise

Grand Plaza Chicago Overview and Highlights


Grand Plaza Chicago is a rental apartment in River North.


540 N State St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Excellent neighborhood nightlife options. Expansive and tasty dining options. Awesome pool/deck scene. Easy access to public transportation. Great shower pressure and in-unit temperature control.

What Occupants Love Less

Residents believe the surrounding area can feel touristy. Moderate elevator wait times. Some residents experienced slow internet.

Year Built


Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room

Apartment Fees

Resident Responsible for

Cable/Internet, Gas, Heat, Trash, Water, Electricity

Near Grand Plaza Chicago


If you want an energized urban experience, River North Chicago is the neighborhood for you. Its unique blend of commerce, housing, and tourism makes it one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Chicago. Most River North residences are glass or brick high rises, and a smaller portion of residents live in converted warehouse lofts.

If you’re a local, River North doesn’t offer as much communal or park space as other neighborhoods, but pet lovers still take advantage of the neighborhood’s pet-friendly buildings and river views. If walkable streets are a must, check out Gold Coast or Fulton River District.

With easy access to Chicagoland highways (I-90/94 and Lakeshore Drive), CTA Brown Line and Red Line, and The Loop (within walking distance), commuting from River North is usually a breeze… unless you’re driving during rush hour.

If you live in Chicago and like to stay out late, River North is probably where you’ll end up. With clubs like Tao, bars like Bub City, Three Dots, and Dash, as well as music venues like Howl at the Moon and The Redhead Piano Bar— River North is a party every night of the week.

Nearest Grocery Store

Jewel-Osco (1-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

7-Eleven (3-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Red Line - Grad (1 minute walk)

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