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“Always a great stay, great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Ranked #60 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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180 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Always a great stay, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

Stay at the Renaissance frequently, had wedding party stay there when we got married. Rooms are nice and comfy. Suites are big and beautiful. Some of the nicest views of the city. Staff is always very helpful and friendly. Only negative may length of time waiting for valet.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christopher T
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

This hotel is easy to get to from Midway Airport via the Orange line on the Loop. Your stop is state/lake and it is on the backside of the hotel! Michigan Avenue is within walking distance as well as great restaurants. Hotel staff are friendly and very helpful with information about the city and providing maps, etc. Don't pass up the opportunity to have the breakfast buffet at the hotel.....fabulous selection and once again staff are very friendly and provide excellent service.
And last but far from least.....THE BEDS ARE AMAZING, you will wake up after having the best night's sleep!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

This hotel exceeded our expectations. Our king room was spacious and clean, the furnishings were comfortable and updated. We spent a couple of hours in the pool one morning - it was a really relaxing place to hang out, very quiet and spa-like feel. (Zero kids when we were there.) We parked out towards O'Hare and took the blue line train downtown--saved a ton on parking--the hotel was a couple of short blocks from the station, very convenient.

Overall we felt like we got a much better value than other hotels we've stayed at in the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karl416
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Newburgh, Indiana
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97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

My wife and I stay here at least twice per year. The hotel is located perfectly for the theater, shopping and world class restaurants-right on the river at State and Wacker. Rooms are spacious and clean and the staff well trained and friendly. Note- Parking is not cheap. Very good value.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janna39
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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57 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

The service was professionel
Nice big and clean room
Great location in center of Chicago

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FromHareskovby
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Jacksonville, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a weekend (3 nights) just as a small get away vacation. Our room was very clean and put together. We chose to upgrade to a room with a lake view and we were really glad we did! They recommended we upgrade so that we wouldn't hear the train and we would have the added bonus of the great view! We didn't hear the train at all and the view was beautiful! The shower and bathtub are nice size along with the rest of the bathroom. Our bed was very comfortable with a lot of pillows. The pool was average size but was well kept. The parking price was a little high but about average price as the rest of the hotels downtown. We had a small issue with our concierge and some scheduling but we worked around it the best we could. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would have no problem staying again. Clean, friendly, and comfortable!

Room Tip: A room with a river view is your best bet, great view, plus it's far from the train so it's...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrae0410
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Madison, WI
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We just returned from a Chicago weekend - a parent's escape from our children. The hotel location was fabulous with easy access to the L and sights. The room was clean and larger than some of the hotels we have stayed at in the city. I usually don't sleep well in hotels, but the room was so quiet, I slept solidly. The pool and exercise areas were fantastic with a spa-like feeling. We only ate at the Novo Bar once and found their small plates were reasonably priced. The nachos were a bit bland, but they were still a nice option for a light dinner. Overall, the hotel was great and we'd definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Property: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Address: 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#22 Family Hotel in Chicago
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#36 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 560
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 
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Also Known As:
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Chicago Renaissance
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