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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Good location in the loop, my room was spacious and adequately clean. The noise from both inside and outside the hotel was relatively loud, granted it was New Years Eve. The buffet breakfast was one of the best I've had. Always well stocked with a wide selection and good quality.

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Timothy – After New Year’s Eve, a great breakfast is the only way to start the day! We are delighted you enjoyed the variety of options! We look forward to welcoming you back for many more special occasions or getaways to the windy city. Live well.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 December 2014

OK, this is a 3 1/2 star hotel in a great location for the theater district and shopping. We walked out the back door and you are a block from the Chicago Theater and really close to the Oriental (now Ford), too. It is nothing special, but I would stay here again if I wanted a relatively well-priced hotel in...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Martha – We are delighted to share that we are currently undergoing a renovation that will transform our hotel into a brand new inviting space! We hope you will join us again after the renovation and find just the luxury you were looking for. Thank you and live well.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We stayed here the first week in December to have some Holiday fun. We arrived at Midway Airport and took the CTA train from the airport to The Loop. The station was right at the back entrance to the hotel. The check-in process was very fast. We were given a room on the Club Floor. The room was very large...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Jim – Anthony was delighted to receive your kind comments as were our concierges! There are so many great restaurants in Chicago! Which ones did you end of trying? We look forward to having you join us again soon! Thank you and live well.

Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend with my boyfriend for our anniversary. Our room was ready for an early check in and we were impressed with the overall set up. The bed and robes were super comfortable ! (Worth paying the little extra $ for a river view upgrade!) Lots of reatraunts and little things to do within walking distance. If...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Kaleyy – The river view rooms are fantastic, especially when coming to celebrate a special occasion! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, but were disappointed to learn of your two negatives. We have shared these comments with appropriate leadership team members and want to assure you that both comments will be addressed. We look forward to surprising and delighting...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

Wonderful location. Near shopping, theater and restaurants. Service was impeccable and friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable. Get a river view room, the view is worth it. The hotels under construction, and they were very upfront with workers time and credited us breakfast since the lounge was closed. Our remote also didn't work and they provided a complimentary movie....

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

The river view rooms certainly set the stage for some of the best views of the windy city! We hope you will join us again post renovation and experience our new and improved product! Until then, live well!

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 December 2014

I was impressed by this hotel during a recent business stay in Chicago. The rooms were well appointed, and the lobby is quite beautiful. The lobby area sports a coffee/carryout cafe, and a small but useful shopping mall is just a short flight of stairs away. You can't beat the location: it's right on the Chicago River, within easy walking...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Sharon – We are delighted you enjoyed our hotel lobby and even more excited to share that we are beginning renovations to the lobby that will make it even more perfect for lounging and relaxing! Possibly even more exciting though, starting January 15th any rewards member who books directly through Marriott will receive complimentary basic Wi-Fi! Please join us again...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Stayed here while attending a convention. Great hotel. Check in was smooth with friendly staff. Room was good, furniture was in good condition. Had a corner room with a view of the river and the Trump hotel which was good. Limited selection of food at breakfast. Probably not worth it if not included in your room rate. Dinner in the...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

It sounds as if you did a lot of walking and exploring during your stay! We certainly have the best location for doing just that! We are delighted you enjoyed your room and the delightful river view. We look forward to welcoming you back to the windy city! Live well.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

The location, decor, service, and luxury of this hotel make it one of the best in downtown Chicago. I traveled here on business and was upgraded to a gorgeous Rivière suite. The best rooms are the ones that face the river. Unfortunately the club levels were being renovated so I didn't get a chance to check out the higher floors....

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted to be your top choice of hotels for business trips to the windy city! We do our best to ensure each and every stay leaves a lasting impression! We look forward to welcoming you back and helping you discover something wonderfully new. Thank you and live well!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Chicago, also known as the Windy City, is a place that has many positive attributes. This includes one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The Renaissance Chicago Hotel provides visitors with superb service and a comfortable living space. It was our choice of accommodation for our family vacation a few years ago. It is close to everything...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Lukas – We appreciate all the kind comments and the recommendation! We hope you will join us for another family vacation again soon. Until then, live well!

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 8 December 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel over the past 15+years. We love the location on the Chicago river. It's worth the extra for a room that has a river view. We really have enjoyed the extra space in the suites. The Breakfast is excellent and included for Marriott gold members. Lots of great resturants near...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you chose the Renaissance Chicago to celebrate your wife’s birthday! Our ambassadors love the chance to surprise and wow our guests and we are glad our bellman was able to wow you during your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back and helping you to discoverer something wonderfully new in the windy city! Live well.

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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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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: ₹ 10,522 - ₹ 32,924 (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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“Get a room on the north side and if you can afford it get the corner !”
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“Ask for a river view!”
 of 5 bubbles 758ciarah, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“High floor - river facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles AbdulL827, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our view from the State street side was of the Trump hotel. The Wacker side should be very good of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles DFH1967, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“try to choose the side of the hotel due to Metro having a line on one side of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 167ondrejs, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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