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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Ranked #59 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 12, 2005

My wife and I went on a last minute getaway to downtown Chicago. We chose the Renaissance because of all the good reviews and we got a fairly good rate. Staff were all friendly and were very accomodating. We have a LARGE corner room which was nicely decorated and comfortable. We were concerned about the city noise and found it to be very quiet ...except for when they slipped the bill under the door at 330am....whoever it was, was carrying a two way radio which had the volume turned way up....it woke us instantly and we could hear him working his way down the hall. We also inquired about late checkout and was told 100pm would be the absolute latest. Starwood and other hotel programs usually will let you do late check out at 400pm...Marriott should offer this benefit as well....for their frequent stayers....overall....for location/price/service/amenities...not a bad choice...I would go back

  • Stayed: November 2005
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6  Thank fjon
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Reviewed October 27, 2005

Staying at the Renaissance was a wonderful experience. Every employee I encountered was friendly, welcoming, helpful and smiling. They went out of their way to make sure my stay was great and provided excellent service.

The hotel room was quite large. Bathroom spacious with great smelling products. The bed.....LOVED the bed, generous pillows and fluffy down comforter. I didn't want to get up in the morning. Would definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed: October 2005, traveled on business
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3  Thank traveler223
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Reviewed September 7, 2005

Loved, Loved, Loved the beds. Everything was very clean. The room was very nice, large bathroom with separate shower and bath. View of Lake Michigan and the river. Great workout room.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed September 5, 2005

My first trip to Chicago was highlighted by my stay at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel. This is a lovely, decent, clean, professional, fun, and reputable property. My girlfriends and I went to Chicago for Labor Day weekend. Our goal was to eat and shop our way through the city...and we did! Staff members were friendly, professional, and very helpful with information and resources. I especially appreciated the waaayyyy early check-in, as we arrived at 5AM from San Diego...and a wee bit tired after the plane trip! But the Front Desk Rep was very helpful, pleasant and got us a room. The beds was fabulous, with comfy pillowtop mattresses, and the rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Street noise was minimal considering we were staying in the city. The hotel is in a great location, along the Chicago River and surrounded by incredible architectural wonders. The hotel is also located next to the subway and Marshall Fields, making it very convenient for getting around and shopping. It is also a few blocks away from the incredible Millenium Park and the Michigan Ave Bridge leading to the incredible shops of the Magnificent Mile. Chicago is my new FAVORITE town and the Renaissance Chicago Hotel is one of main reasons for it! I will definitely be back to Chicago and the Renaissance Chicago Hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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15  Thank MelissaDinSD
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Reviewed August 30, 2005

We stayed here at the end of a 5 week road trip across the US and found it a superb oasis of comfort. Our family (2 adults/2 teenagers) had arrived by Amtrak overnight sleeper from Memphis - a very disappointing experience, had booked deluxe cabins but found them sleazy and very uncomfortable - so we were more than ready for some luxury. The Renaissance is a very luxurious experience.

The room was extremely spacious - we had a corner deluxe with 2 queen size beds - as was the bathroom. The beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Even our teenagers raved about them - they wouldn't normally notice something like that. The pillows, sheets, linen were all absolutely top quality - you could really feel the difference. We also had a superb view over Chicago and the Chicago River below us - one of the best views we have ever had. Our room number was 1524.

The hotel was busy - there was a wedding on - but the accommodation floors were quiet - we got a great nights sleep.

Breakfast was superb - an amazing buffet - with most unusual and delicious sounding a la carte offerings too. Service was impeccable without being in the least obsequious.

Location is great: right on the river. A few blocks walk to the Miracle Mile and around the corner from the main Marshall Field store. A really nice area in the heart of the theatre district.

We had looked long and hard at where to stay for our final night and we made the right choice. It felt like 6" quality for a 4* price. Would definitely return. It's simply not worth paying RC or Four Seasons prices when this is available.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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14  Thank alliebdive
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Reviewed August 27, 2005

I was in Chicago for a conference and chose the Renaissance based on past stays in this hotel. I wasn't disappointed. From the professional, yet friendly check-in, to the efficient housekeeping, my stay was lovely. The room was spacious, and even with a streetside view, I could see the lake and the river. And it was blissfully quiet. The location is fabulous and even on the hot days I could walk just about anywhere I needed to be.

  • Stayed: June 2005, traveled on business
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9  Thank TravelLib
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

We are thoroughly enjoying staying at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel. We have a 16th-floor room overlooking the water and Marina City, and the views of the Chicago River and buildings are spectacular, day and night. Tyrone, the concierge, helped us even before we checked in by suggesting taking the train from O'Hare to the city; it was a good thing, because we could see the traffic moving much more slowly on the road next to the train. Check-in was easy. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the room is clean. Belgian chocolates appear on the bed at night from their turn-down service.

There's an excellent breakfast buffet we ate, and at night we enjoyed visiting with relatives in the bar. If you like chocolate cake and don't mind spending a forture, get a slice!

We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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8  Thank preplady
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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:
#18 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#20 Family Hotel in Chicago
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#35 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $139 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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