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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Renaissance HotelsUS$552*
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#59 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This hotel has a great location in downtown Chicago. This hotel is extremely quiet compared to most other Chicago properties that I have stayed at. Would definitely stay at this property again. Employees are extremely friendly and helpful.

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

It is always great to take some time to relax and we are glad our hotel was able to provide you with the perfect setting to do just that. Please join us again soon!

Windermere
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Next to the State/Lake El stop and many bus lines. If you want to hoof it, there are tons of great restaurants and bars nearby, plus the theater district. I did not find the lobby seating to be particularly comfortable, but there were a number of places to plug in. I thought the stadium style seating next to the bar...

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

With so much to do and see in the windy city, it is definitely important to be close to the El train! Of course as you mentioned, there is more then enough places to explore even within walking distance! We hope you will allow us to help you discover something interesting the next time you are in Chicago! Until then,...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We decided to stay at this hotel instead of the Renaissance Blackstone (which we also love) because we were visiting with a guest who had never been to Chicago and we wanted a location closer to the river and to Michigan Ave. This is at least our third stay at this hotel and it was a great one. Check in...

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

We are so delighted that you choose to try our hotel! We are even more delighted to learn about how fantastic your stay was from the room, to breakfast and to our new decor! We certainly hope you will think of us the next time you are in the windy city. Thank you and live well.

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. 8 of us in total, rooms right across from each other. Didn't spend a bunch of time at the hotel. We like the large open lobby. Seemed like a very happening spot. Shout out to Stephen (great mustache) and Angie. Very pleasant to chat with, knowledgeable about different beers and where to go out on...

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

It sounds like you had a ton of fun exploring the windy city! Thanks for the shout out about two of our team members. Until next time, live well!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Everything about this hotel was great, people, location etc. until we tried to get some sleep.Then we became belatedly and surprisingly aware how noisy the train was. The hotel restaurant was better than average and hard to book, so people know it's worth a visit.

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

Jeff - We are delighted to hear there were so many positives about your stay. We do apologize for the noise caused by the train, but hope this will not deter you from joining us again the next time you are in the windy city! Thank you and live well.

Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here two times in 12 months. In that time it has transformed with an update. Too urban for me. Bar is the jutted right into middle of lobby with lighting that is modern and bright- in a not great way. Good luck with that in winter...There are sitting places where the old bar was that is loud...

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

On behalf of the Renaissance Chicago, we want to kindly thank you for your time in providing a review of our hotel. We do want to extend our sincerest apologies for the issues you experienced in regards to the service provided when requesting for an item to be pressed and with the coffee not being provided by our in room...

Illinois
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the city. This is our "go-to" hotel in Chicago. It is pretty reasonably priced and I love the location. It's on the corner of State & Wacker. The Chicago Theater is one block down on State; the theater district is within walking distance down State street - and then you have...

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

We love that we can be your go-to hotel in the windy city! Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to your next stay!

Reviewed 19 May 2015

In Chicago for a giant convention. Hotel choices are all so grim for convention hotels. Everything full. Snagged a room at the Renaissance expecting little -- and was completely surprised. The reception and personal attention were remarkable. The staff at the "Club" (really just a set-aside part of the restaurant) as well as the club food for breakfast and cocktails...

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

Here at the Renaissance we delight in being a 'surprising find' in the windy city! We are so glad we were able to provide you with a memorable experience. We do want to share that we just opened our brand new club lounge on our main level and hope you will come to check it out soon!

ny
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My family of four stayed here for one night while on a trip to Chicago. As a Marriott Rewards Gold member, we were given a high floor room and upgraded to a larger room with two queen beds. The concierge floor was closed because our stay was on a weekend night but the woman at check-in gave us a few...

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

We are so delighted you choose our hotel for your first visit to the windy city! We pride ourselves on assisting our guests in discovering something interesting on every trip. We hope we were able to do that for you! Until next time, live well.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 18 May 2015

My wife and I checked in for a two night stay. Unfortunately, our circumstances changed about two hours after check in, and we were forced to leave the hotel. The hotel staff was very understanding about out situation and charged us nothing for the room or parking. We are very appreciative of their service under the circumstances.

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

Peter - We are sorry to hear that your plans changed and you were not able to stay with us. We completely understand however that unexpected circumstances do pop up. We hope you will be able to join us in the windy city for a full weekend of enjoyment sometime soon! Thank you and 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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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: $318 - $842 (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
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#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
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