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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Waterloo, Iowa
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and several couple friends stayed here for a weekend in Chicago, impressive all around. My sister in law coordinated a surprise party for my brother with the help of the hotel; the staff made sure everything was perfect. Enjoyed the different bars and lounging areas, beds and pillows very comfortable, and excellent customer service.

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Chesterland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Renaissance Chicago boasts a great central location along the river downtown. It's right across the river from the "corncob" apartments and there are great views along the front (hint, ask for a river view room). The location is convenient to just about everything downtown and is reasonably close to the excellent light rail train system. I understand that the...

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Orinda, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at this property. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was large and comfortable with a nice view of downtown. The hotel was close enough to walk to shopping and restaurants. We took a short cab ride to the museum district. They had a nice bare with an interesting drink menu. I...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

RuthPH61 - Thanks for joining us in the windy city with your daughter! We look forward to your next visit!

Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to be so close to the Loop making for east access to transit. Room was comfortable although found it hard to maintain a consistent temperature (either too cold or too hot). Service was fast and efficient.

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

njw_to - Thank you for your time in sharing feedback. We hope you will join us again in downtown Chicago!

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed by the Front Desk representative Mr Jaime Catalan who made sure we were quickly checked in for a week's stay. He had a positive attitude, had everything we needed, and gave us a great recommendation for dinner, and treated us as VIPs. The hotel was very clean, just trendy enough for us, well maintained, and everyone...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Steve 0 - We appreciate your time in sharing a review of our hotel! We look forward to continuing to be your go-to spot in the windy city!

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used miles to book a hotel room because we love the location and the hotel had amazing reviews. We had a river view room with was so clean and comfortable. The concierge was friendly and helpful and let us even have a later check up. I will say one of the downsides was the lack of free internet! This...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

fancy_shazza - Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! Next time you come, be sure to check with our team on how you can receive complimentary Wi-Fi with a Marriott Rewards account!

Germantown, WI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown on Dec 28th for one night to go to a musical and have dinner. We were able to walk from Union Station to the hotel and walk to everything we did. The location is right along the river with beautiful views (requested river views). The theatre district in Chicago is a few blocks...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

3Rudes - We hope you enjoyed your musical! Come stay with us and check out more of what downtown offers again soon!

Wheeling, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here during thanksgiving weekend. During check in, I was asked if I wanted an upgrade room to the executive suite for an extra $100. This room was soo worth it, it has views straight of the river and wacker drive. The suite was big enough for 4 people, had a bath and a half. The robes in the...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Foodcrazy48 - Delighted you enjoyed the extra space that comes with our Executive Suites! Looking forward to your next stay!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch check in process, recommend you checking in advance using your app. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Walking distance to everything that's interesting Rooms are large, clean, and quiet.

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SkySurfer O - The Marriott App is certainly a great tool for assisting with checking-in to our hotel! Thanks for visiting us in the windy city!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend with my business partner. The concierge, Ikram, was very helpful and arranged tickets to NBA, NFL and a music show with short notice. Thanks Ikram!! The hotel is newly renovated and the location, the service and the overall quality was excellent. We for sure stay here the next time we visit Chicago.

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Mattias - Delighted Ikram could assist you with tickets and discovering more of the windy city! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Merging the business of the Loop with the pleasure of State Street and Chicago’s Theater District, the newly renovated Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel invites discovery at every turn. Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Renaissance Chicago enthralls from the moment you enter the lobby – featuring a VIP Club Lounge, Artist Studio, Coffee Bar and Library. Unwind and revitalize in one of the 520 guestrooms and 40 suites featuring unique amenities with marble accents complimented by skyline views of the city's architecture. Wind down inside this luxury hotel in Chicago’s Rejuvenation Center boasting a refreshing indoor pool and indulgent spa treatments. Experience this downtown Chicago hotel’s distinctive and hip scene with local flair, delectable dishes and creative cocktails. This premier Chicago theater hotel is steps away from upscale shopping, fine dining, the theater district, and famed Millennium Park. Your own Windy City experience awaits at this downtown Chicago boutique hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Address: 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1631
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: £148 - £409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 560
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Hotel Chicago
Chicago Renaissance
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#22 Family Hotel in Chicago
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#34 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a river view. It's especially nice at night.”
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“Ask for a room with a river view”
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“ask for high room with a view of the River.”
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“Ask for a river view room on a high floor.”
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