Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

One West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Map]
#23 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
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Based on 973 reviews

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Sitting on the northern fringes of the Loop (near Chicago's theater district), the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a popular choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Just a block from the Washington Station — which connects to the Blue, Purple, Brown, Orange and Pink L lines — the hotel's primo location makes it easy to explore beyond your digs. Yet despite its convenience, not all guests were impressed with their stay at this Renaissance property. On one hand, visitors love the large amount of space afforded by each guest room; accommodations are also described as stylish and comfortable thanks to amenities like flat-screen TVs, designer linens and excellent city views (many recommend requesting a room facing the river). Additionally, the hotel features an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. The customer service also leaves a good impression, with travelers saying that the staff were very friendly. On the other hand, guests are quick to complain about the high cost of parking here, which will add $65 a day to your final bill, as well as the noise in rooms overlooking the L train line tracks. The in-house restaurant also gets knocked for its prices, though travelers do say the food is good. Those looking to save can use Marriott Rewards points to cover the cost of their room.

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 973 guests have reviewed the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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One West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Full Map]