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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. Less than a block from the State/Lake Station – which connects to the Green, Purple, Brown, Orange and Pink "L" train lines – the hotel's primo location makes it easy to explore beyond your digs. On top of its convenience, guests were also impressed with their stay at this Renaissance property. Visitors love the large amount of space in the stylish and comfortable guest rooms 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. But guests are quick to complain about the high cost of parking here, which will add $69 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 Bonvoy points to cover the cost of their room.Chicago, ILTripAdvisor (1985)4.0-star Hotel Class
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The Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel can be found in Northbrook, Illinois, about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. Although the location may be a deal-breaker for some, many travelers say that its fairly remote address results in a few perks. Some of this Renaissance property's best traits can be attributed to its location, including its peaceful atmosphere and its reasonable rates. As for the experience, most guests can't complain. Visitors describe the guest rooms as comfortable thanks to red and golf accents, flat-screen HDTVs, pillow-top mattresses and luxury linens. Guests are also fond of the hotel's pool and fitness center, while the selection of on-site eateries caters to a wide variety of tastes (which is good, since there aren't many options in the surrounding neighborhood). As for the customer service, a few snafus have been reported, but overall, visitors seem pleased with the efforts made by hotel employees to ensure a quality stay. What's more, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can collect or redeem points by choosing to bed down here.Northbrook, ILTripAdvisor (630)4.0-star Hotel ClassFree Parking
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Located less than 5 miles east of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and a 20-minute walk to the nearest "L" train station, the Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel is better suited for those on their way into or out of the city than those looking to do some sightseeing. Overall, travelers describe this Renaissance property as comfortable and convenient, and the extra spacious floor plans cater to those traveling as a group or with kids in tow. Basic suites come with separate sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, while the club level suites have complimentary snacks throughout the day. Meanwhile business travelers love how close this Renaissance is to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (it's just 2 miles east). And everyone can agree that the customer service here is on point. But that's not to say that this airport hotel isn't without fault: Some guests complain about the daily fees for in-room Internet service, the lack of a "park and fly" option and the thin room walls that let the sound of door slams in. By choosing to stay here, though, Marriott Bonvoy members can collect or redeem points.Chicago, ILTripAdvisor (1185)4.0-star Hotel Class
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