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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite hotel in the Chicago area. Beautiful hotel and rooms. Clean and quiet. Great location and everyone there is friendly and helpful. It can run on the expensive side but the staff never makes anyone feel excluded, you always feel welcomed.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here while attending a conference at a nearby hotel. Some of the staff at the registration desk were super helpful, and had great attitudes. We stopped by occasionally to ask questions. There was a young woman who must have been having a series of bad days. Crap attitude every time we saw her. If the whole staff had... More 

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miford ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel .....awesome location ! Employees....great....ready to help answer any question that may arise....Rooms....immaculate....pillows so comfy....daily rates are expensive ....look for a special ! Rooms have blackout curtains which do "blackout" ! Radios have a switch that will block out light.....only complaint...noise in lobby is very loud

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

We are delighted you could join us for a wedding weekend in Chicago! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great decor and vibe in the Lobby. The Lobby bar/coffee station has interesting seating options-Stadium or couch, nice options for a group. Love the rooftop bar, light H'D options with wonderful views of the river and skyline. Fantastic service

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

Marian - Thanks for checking out both our Staytion and Raised bars! We hope to see you at our property again soon! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a suite and stayed for the weekend. Great HUGE room(s). Dining area, fridge, great views of river, living room, and super comfy bed. (we slept 11 hours one night!). The bar area down stairs has well worth it cocktails - but don't go outside the menu. The food was decent for what we wanted / needed (quick bit... More 

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

We don't blame you for sleeping 11 hours! Our beds are the best! Can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is fantastic for the Neocon yearly fair. It is just 5-10 minutes walking distance from the NeoCon building. The rooms are great , the hotel is a fine business luxury hotel. Breakfast is rich and nice. The service is very good . It has a VIP lounge in the lobby that you can set some drinks and snacks... More 

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

Thanks for joining us for your yearly conference! We hope you will join us for a little leisure as well! More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was busy but the rooms were quiet, clean, and very nice. There was food and drink onsite and the hotel is in walking distance of several awesome eateries. Hotel staff were helpful and courteous. The only complaint I have was disorganization in bringing my bags up and the elevators gave me and everyone in my conference terrible vertigo,... More 

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

Lauren - We appreciated the chance to host you in the windy city and we look forward to doing it again! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very, very disappointing when you make a room reservation months in advance and then when you arrive ...oops...we don't have any rooms left facing the river? Instead I had room overlook the top of a garage. Could they not see that my reservation was for a river view? Did any one bother to make sure that I did get... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel. We certainly understand your frustration and want to extend our sincere apologies. We certainly hope you will allow us another chance to surprise and delight you in the windy city! More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this hotel. Consistently great. Prime location. Modern feel. Lobby is pleasant to hang out in with a variety of seating areas, and large. Concierge lounge spreads are super. Rooms have been updated. Comfy beds and views are wonderful. A go-to hotel in downtown Chicago.

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

Thanks for making us your go-to! We look forward to providing you a wonderful experience during many future stays! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was 2 blocks from the blue line, making for super easy transport to and from the airport. Restaurants of all price points within a few blocks, plus State St and Mag Mile shopping. Huge Walgreen's a block away for snacks or incidentals. Clean, comfortable room. The lobby/bar is beautiful. If I had more time and were with friends, it... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize we were not able to provide you with a true 5-star experience. We will be sharing your feedback with appropriate members of our leadership team and truly hope you will allow us another chance to delight you in the windy city! 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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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: $239 - $573 (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
#34 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
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