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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Ranked #59 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Great Location in Downtown”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We loved staying at his hotel. It is classy and not stuffy. We had a very spacious room with a huge bathroom, which is nice for a downtown hotel. Service was efficient and friendly. The only complaint was that the pool was a bit crowded with kids, probably because we stayed over the weekend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Over the years - I have gotten to really appreciate the brand. This is exemplary and one of my favorites. The staff goes out of their way to serve, they always provide a smile.

The beds are amount the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The only drawback is if you not on the river side, you may pick up some noise from the "el"...

The lounge is fabulous, the rooms are spacious, the view is incredible, and the location is perfect on the river, near the miracle mile, and business. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Try and get on the "river" side.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Perfect location and big rooms with great view. Breakfast was good and the service was satisfying. When checking in our room was late, and we got checks to buy something to drink during the wait. From the hotel you will have walking distance to all major attraction in down town chicago.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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New Jersery
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I really liked this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable and large. The bed was one of the nicest beds I have stayed at in a hotel it had a ton of pillows and the sheets were soft. The hotel was decorated in an upscale modern way that was still warm. The only thing I was not crazy about was the bathroom had a sliding door and it was glass. I stayed there with my brother and I don't want to see him using the bathroom or the shower. The hotel is a little bit of a walk to the other sites and attractions but when you are visiting a big city you assume there will be a lot of walking.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Indianapolis, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went to Chicago with another couple for a quick visit on Valentines Day. We only stayed one night this time, but will definitely choose this hotel again on our next visit to the city.

The staff was quite friendly and very efficient. Our room was clean, quiet, nicely furnished and thoughtfully designed for comfort. The location is perfect - tons of stuff to do within walking distance and anything else is a short cab ride away.

My only complaint was the $14.95 charge for internet access. Really? Did someone set the wayback machine to 1989? With every cheap motel and many hotel chains offering free WiFi, this charge smacks of gouging. I can understand the need to recoup the cost for network infrastructure and maintenance, but a few bucks is appropriate, not $15. It didn't matter since we didn't go there to use the internet, but I'd be pissed if I was staying for several nights.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is an excellent hotel,in my opinion. The staff is excellent. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious.The location is convenient to downtown business and tourist attractions. The restaurant served good food. Closed early, but business was slow. I look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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California
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you want to walk to all of the amazing destinations in Chicago, this is a must stay in hotel! The service was great, all of the staff were friendly and so helpful. We walked everywhere we went, and it was great for us to experience the city this way. The hotel is close to Millennium Park, Chicago Theater, House of Blues and shopping galore! Highly recommend staying here if you want comfort and peace of mind.

Room Tip: Room facing State Street so you can view the Chicago Theater sign.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Address: 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1631
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 560
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 
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