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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Leawood, Kansas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a conference here and really enjoyed the stay here. The conference center was great. The service was great. The room was very comfortable including the bed. The food served in the conference center was great! We had steaks and they were delicious!

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Bob B - We were glad to hear you enjoyed everything during your meeting!

Vermont
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed one night for a meeting. They have renovated since I was last there and it is an improvement. The lobby area is a bit on the busy side, you have to make your way in past the bar/restaurant to get to the check in desk. There was a long line waiting to check in but hotel staff...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Nadreck - Thanks for your review of our property! Hope to see you the next time your travels bring you to the windy city!

Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The renovations to this hotel make it an even nicer environment for gathering with friends or business associates. The expanded sections in the lobby and the 2nd floor roof are wonderful additions. Rooms are what you expect from Renaissance!

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Peter B - We are delighted to hear we could provide you with the perfect setting for meeting up with friends and collegues!

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Updated, hip hotel with a location that is great for downtown or Michigan Ave.. Great eating options - lobby Staytion has great food and is open late. Very relaxing comfortable space to hang out in. Rooms have great artwork, cool décor.

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cheryl a - Thanks for the 5 stars! Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our location!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying at this hotel for 15 years or more, usually twice per year, the location is perfect and I have always been a fan of this Marriott brand. Last year the renovations were almost complete so I did not want to reply until I experienced the final result, sadly I am not a fan of the changes....

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

STLtravler1130 - We appreciate your feedback in regards to our most recent renovation. We will be sharing your comments with our team and we look forward to the opportunity to wow you with our service for many more years.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and spectacular property. Service was wonderful and the lobby bar was comfortable. However, our group was holding a conference and some of the conference rooms were too close to the bar and thus extremely noisy. It seemed really poor space planning. My room was also quite loud.

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Faith M - We are delighted the service met your expectations. We appreciate your time in sharing all your feedback and we hope to welcome you to the windy city again soon.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place this is, but it's a great hotel perfectly located to just about any of the downtown attractions and shopping locales. The room was large, king bed with a lot of space around it, a 4 person table, an oval couch and side chair, I really appreciated all this space. The bathroom is large but very little counter space....

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

pebblelake - Thank you for sharing your experience at our property. We hope you will think of us the next time your travels bring you to Chicago!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel. Stay in it when I come to Chi-town on business, which I do several times a year. However, they have a new "service" called a la carte, which replaces traditional room service. The choices are quite limited, you have to come down to the lobby to pick it up, or pay an extra 5 bucks to have...

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, Kelsey, Executive Assistant at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

JOV66 - Thank you for providing feedback about your recent stay at our property and our new in-room dining concept A La Carte. We appreciate your time in sharing your experience. We will be passing your comments on to the appropriate team members as well as our Marriott partners on the program. We hope you will allow us another chance...

Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful night away here. We had a King River view room. The view is fantastic! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, especially Jaime at the front desk. The Staytion set up is a little confusing, but the staff was helpful. The pool is nice, but lots of kids, some scheduled time for adults...

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Jen M - Our team, especially Jaime, is delighted to hear they could make your stay truly fantastic! Until next time, live well!

Mason, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful base for a weekend exploring the windy city. Walking distance to the key sites north or south of the river and stunning views of the riverside. A couple decent food options inside the hotel but with the whole of Chicago on your doorstep would recommend getting out and exploring!

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SimonCaines - We recommend getting out to explore too and our navigators have all the tips to get you started! See you again soon!

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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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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: €213 - €511 (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
#36 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“ask for ahigher up, corner room on the east side - city and lake views.”
 of 5 bubbles cheryla671, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the front as you can hear the L on the lower back floors.”
 of 5 bubbles STLtravler1130, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to ask for a river view room.”
 of 5 bubbles philipg7, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hotels offer river and lake views, which may cost more depending on the hotel. Do the virtual tours. This hotel offers great river views”
 of 5 bubbles Spdpmd, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A river view is ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles 394atraveler, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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