Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 W Wacker Dr | Chicago, IL 60601-1631  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Chic, updated decor
High prices for parking and in-room Wi-Fi access

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.

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Location
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 553 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

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Don’t be fooled by the bland exterior. Step into the lobby, where modern art, sink-right-in couches and lively earth tones exude warmth and style.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1985 have reviewed the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1985 reviews 4.5 (based on 1985 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel start at 330 square feet and are decorated in neutral tones. All rooms feature large windows with views of the downtown skyline or river, as well as plush linens and black granite countertops in the bathrooms.
  • High speed wireless internet available for $14.95 per day
  • Enhanced high speed wireless internet available for $18.95 per day
  • Coffee makers and 47-inch TVs also included in all rooms

Standard room size330 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located 2 blocks west of Michigan Avenue, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel provides views of the Chicago River and downtown Chi-Town. It is also adjacent to the business district, making it convenient for business travelers.
  • Restaurants, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance
  • Within walking distance of Millennium Park
  • Only valet parking includes in-and-out privileges
  • 11 miles northeast of Midway International Airport; 17 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($69)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($42)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers two on-site eateries, Great Street and Staytion Market & Bar. At Great Street, American cuisine can be enjoyed while observing views of Chicago as the restaurant is surrounded by oversized windows. For even more casual American fare, grab a bite at Staytion Market & Bar, which features Chicago street food alongside local brews.
  • Staytion Market & Bar serves all three meals. Great Street is open for breakfast and lunch only
  • Great Street accepts reservations
  • Newly opened Raised An Urban rooftop bar

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Located within the Renaissance Chicago Rejuvenation Center is an indoor pool for hotel guests.
  • Towels provided
  • Deck chairs provided
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Along with the fitness facility and pool, the Renaissance Chicago Rejuvenation Center triples as a spa. Services include massages, facials and body treatments.
  • Appointment required

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The Renaissance Chicago Rejuvenation Center is the fitness facility at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
  • Cardio and weight equipment are available
  • Millennium Park is located close to the hotel providing outside exercise options
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Business offerings at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel include printing, mail and secretarial services. There is a total of 24 meeting rooms spanning over 34,000-square-feet of meeting space. Equipment and catering are available through the hotel.
  • Complimentary wireless internet in public areas
  • On-site meeting and event planners

Number of meeting rooms24

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has 34,867 square feet of meeting and event space. The Grand Ballroom has the highest seating capacity of 1,106 people in reception-style seating.
  • On-site wedding and event staff available
  • The hotel's restaurants are available to serve as wedding venues
  • Custom catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity1,106

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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