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Renaissance Chicago Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 (The Loop)
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Ranked #45 of 167 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am currently staying at this hotel and thought I would try something new and see what the extra $100 got you staying here over the hilton and marriot right next door. Was I disapointed. There is 0 value add to warrant the cost. The Hilton's and marriot rooms are just as nice, have included room wifi as well as... More

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Good Afternoon, Thank you for your review and comment; please accept our apologies for what appears to be a less than exceptional stay at our property. Based on the comments listed, we would love the opportunity to speak with you directly regarding your stay. Hopefully we can turn your stay around if you are still here with us, or at... More

Mill Valley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel because we had a wedding there, and there was a special wedding rate. I upgraded to a "river view" room, for an extra $20 per nite--and that was worth every penny! A comfy chair and ledge was by the window to watch the world go by. The view of Marina towers, Trump tower, and the river,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Renaissance hotel is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a comfortable place from which to see all that Chicago has to offer. The location cannot be beat. You can walk to shopping areas (Loop and Michigan Ave), museums, outdoor concert/events at Millennium Park, dinner (from the finest dining in Chicago to McDonalds), city hall, all the train lines (to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just came back from an extended stay at the Renaissance and had to express our appreciation for the first rate service, great rooms, great prices and great assistance. Loved the rooms and the view, the location is really perfect - not in the middle of the crowds on Michigan but an easy walk to that, as well as to the... More

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Valencia, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Downtown Chicago - the attractions, the architecture, the FOOD!!! Whenever I travel for business or pleasure I stay at the Downtown Chicago Renaissance. The rooms are comfortable, clean and peaceful. Their staff is dedicated to the personal touch and detail. Their food is fantastic and their location is hard to beat!!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got a very decent rate because of the large wedding group. The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff was friendly and helpful. The elevators were sufficient to handle the volume, which is often an issue in large downtown hotels. The location near the river and a few block from the lake is great for a tourist in the... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a an excellent hotel just across the river. The view is amazing and conveniently located near the shopping district. It is also within walking distance to the financial district. The food here is amazing and if you want to venture out to other restaurants it is also in walking distance.

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York, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two nights at the Renaissance while in Chicago for work. Overall my stay at the hotel was enjoyable. Next time I am in Chicago I would stay here again for business, I would also stay for pleasure if the price is right. The lobby and bar areas were nice - I had a few drinks at the... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with Wife, Son and his cousin for a weeding. This is one of the smaller Hotels downtown which is a plus to me. Staff treats you like family and no large crowds at desk. Room was on 23 floor with a great view of the River and City. You are only 2 blocks from Magnificent Mile and 4... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed two nights in the 1 bedroom executive suite with 1.5 bathrooms. The hotel is nice and located near many restaurants and activities. The room was large and you couldn't ask for a better view of the river. The main bathroom was huge with a separate tub and shower. The bed was very comfortable. Our room was located... More

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Address: 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Chicago Hotel 3.5*
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Encounter the sophisticated ambiance of a premier Chicago hotel near the theatre districts and famed museums at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, an intriguing urban sanctuary in the heart of downtown. Situated on the north edge of the Loop, this luxury hotel is steps away from upscale shopping, fine dining and famed Millennium Park. Revitalize body and mind in luxury hotel rooms boasting unique amenities with marble accents and stunning skyline views of the city's architecture. Unwind in style at the Rejuvenation Center, a refreshing indoor pool and indulgent spa treatments. Experience Bar Novo, a downtown setting unlike any other providing a trendy and distinguished night-life scene serving delectable dishes and creative cocktails. Discover something wonderfully new hotel providing guests a refined atmosphere and sense of style at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. ... more   less 
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