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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Very nice renovation and updating. Floors and rooms don't have high ceilings. Nice new furnishings and art. Got an upgrade to a corner room. Nice view but still could here announcements of closing doors on each L that stopped at the station. Food and coffee excellent in lobby. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice meeting facilities, but older building with low...

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St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our new go-to hotel in the Chicago Loop. Absolutely perfect location to the Loop attractions and to Michigan Avenue shopping. Gorgeous remodel with beautiful, hip rooms and amazing views of the Chicago river and surrounding hi-rises. Lunch at the bar very good and reasonable with excellent service from the bar team. I look forward to our next visit!

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

Traveler40St.Louis - We are looking forward to your next visit too!

Ladera Ranch, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I just stayed here for 3 days 2 nights! We are Platinum Elite and asked for an early check in and late check out! No problem! I ended up leaving my down jacket hanging in the closet and Andrew from lost prevention located my jacket and had it Fed Ex'd immediately FREE of charge! Excellent customer service! I do recommend...

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

Erin S - Delighted our team member Andrew could assist with returning your jacket! We hope you enjoyed Hamilton!

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited for a weekend getaway and had a wonderful room. It was large and comfortable. The bathroom was very large!! While the bar is in the lobby and is over perfumed, it does give a feel of energy. This hotel is an easy walk to the loop, Michigan Ave or other areas of the city. The price was reasonable...

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RenaissanceChicago, Kelsey, Executve Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

RibMountain60370 - We appreciate you checking us out during your trip to the windy city!

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A mighty nice hotel in a great location! The lobby is welcoming and the couches and chairs next to the bar are very relaxing, plus they offer a nice selection of food items to enjoy as you unwind from your Chicago experience. The new roof top bar is really neat but the drinks are a little pricey, even for Chicago....

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

freesf - Thanks for recognizing our team especially Amanda and April! We are glad to hear they could make your stay more enjoyable!

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite downtown Chicago hotel that I can afford. Easy reach from the blue line from OHare. Elegant but not overstated. Nice concierge lounge but on the first floor it lacks a great view of the city. Upgraded room was nice with a small sitting area - clean, comfortable. Everything worked, larger new TV. Great view of Marina...

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

Loki_and_Odin - We hope you discovered something wonderfully new during your stay! We look forward to seeing you again!

justice
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been eyeing this hotel for a while since I saw it when we ate at Catch 35 restaurant. The location is perfect with a river walk in front, shopping area all around, restaurants, Chicago theater, the house of blues, bowling pin and bars not to mention the train access at the doorstep. I've been looking for a birthday/Easter/week end...

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

arlenejustice - Thanks for joining us at the Renaissance Chicago! We appreciate your review of our property and we can't wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying at this hotel. It has a really cool vibe when you enter and the hotel always has something to look at in the lobby. Check is always quick and the rooms are quiet, clean, and comfy. Room service was yummy and the concierge lounge was well stocked. The hotel is in a great location to walk to...

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Jaime K - Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! We can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

4 sisters in the city for a girls weekend. Front desk personnel was especially friendly and asked if we were celebrating something. We were and they acknowledged our fun! Location is superb; it is close to theatres and easy walk to shopping and wonderful food. Room was nice size and we had a great view overlooking the river. Breakfast was...

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Sue L - Thanks for joining us with your sisters to discover Chicago!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about the only thing this hotel has going for it is location. The recent remodel is a disaster in my opinion. It's industrial chic, and looks nothing like what I'd expect from a top of the line Marriott. There wasn't even a work desk in the room, and the bathrooms are ho hum boring. For a $300++ room, this...

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Dennisc41448 - We were very sorry to hear you did not enjoy the look and vibe of our hotel. We appreciate your time in sharing feedback and thank you for your honesty.

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: $321 - $779 (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:
#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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“Get a high room for the view!”
RibMountain60370, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors river view”
arlenejustice, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms that overlook the river. Great view.”
donnasU5231BS, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we upgraded our room to get nicer amenities, but gave up our Rive view. If a nice view matters...ask for a river view.”
835bethn, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great location”
ONEARM2005, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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