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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Atlanta
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, as you guessed it: the location is awesome!!! Directly on the river, a 15 minute beautiful walk to Navy Pier, 10 minute walk to the Magnificent Mile, direct access to the red line and a short walk to the blue line. The view from the hotel is just mind blowing. We were in Chicago for a quick... More 

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Begues, Spain
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here for a conference and the facilities were excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable and I loved the amount of USB sockets in the room, very thoughtful. As it was a conference, with customers, getting out of the hotel wasn't possible so the food options within the hotel were called upon and frankly they were disappointing. My room... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here this past Saturday. This is one of the nicest hotels that I have stayed at. The location is great. Right where the loop meets the mag mile. The river view from the large bay window was gorgeous! The room itself was very nice and large. Being a germaphobe, bathrooms are the make it or break it for me.... More 

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

Tiffany - We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your comment about Jamie with our reception team! We hope to welcome you back during a future visit! More 

Hendersonville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel. The views of the river are spectacular, especially at night. The lobby area is always busy, and a great place to sit and watch people come and go. The concierge was extremely helpful and gave great ideas of places to visit.

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

Sheree - Delighted our navigator concierge was able to help you explore the windy city! More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled here for a work conference. The hotel is on Wacker by the river and has nice views. The room was above average and fairly large for a Chicago hotel. The conference area was nice. The bar was good but the restaurant was lacking in selection. If you use the valet service for your car the cost is $69 per... More 

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

Rusty - Glad you were able to join us for work and a little exploration! Until next time, live well! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a wedding and loved it. Awesome views from the hotel room, great location, fun indoor/outdoor bar, and cool lobby art/decor. Tried to split the cost of the room with a couple ppl and that seemed to be an unnecessarily complicated process, but the worker might have been new. Elevator can be a little weird at times too,... More 

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

Gerry - We are delighted to hear you loved your experience! More 

Miami, United States
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second stay at the Renaissance. My first time was a few years ago when my reservation (made months earlier) did not result in a room being available for me when I arrived. After waiting hours in the lobby I was sent by van to a hotel outside of the city. Next time in Chicago I elected to... More 

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

Natalie - We are very sorry to hear you will not be joining us again. We truly hope you will reconsider and give us another chance to delight you in the windy city! More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marriott property, but positioned with an edge that says not your old school hotel! Room was generous, nicely laid out, big bathroom, good climate control. Downside (for this old school exec...)? No desk! Had to make due with a TV table like you find in the airline lounges. Open lobby with multiple work zones. Lobby bar + outdoor bar on... More 

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

Thanks for joining us and for checking out our Staytion & Raised bars! Hope to see you in the windy city again soon! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this hotel, it's modern, clean and in a great location. I stated for five days of vacation and loved everything about it. The only negative is the price for parking was ridiculous and self parking wasn't an option Renny's are one of my favorite Marriott lines.

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

We are delighted we could host you for your vacation! We hope you discovered something wonderfully new during your stay! More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, staff was very good. Hotel room was very comfortable, ask for a view of the river! Was for business travel, all facilities were appropriate, small meetings rooms (Lyric, Adler and Improv) and also the big meeting room (Looking glass). Food was very tasty and well served. Many things to do at walking distance.

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Edgar - Thanks for joining us for your meetings! We hope you also took some time to have a little fun during your trip! More 

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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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $188 - $606 (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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