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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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South Florida
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

This hotel has an unfair advantage - amazing location - beside the Chicago river overlooking the iconic Marina twin towers that you have seen in so many movies. Just a short 3 minute walk to Michigan Ave - high brand name shops. Great service & food. I would recommend getting a room with a view of the river.

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We definitely have an unfair advantage with our location! One of the best in the city, it is the perfect place to stay while exploring Chicago! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit! Thank you and live well. More 

Boise ID
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122 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Stayed here 3 nights for a conference. Highlights include the great riverside location, well thought out rooms with plenty of lighting, fridge, safe, coffeemaker, and best of all a charging valet on the desk. Aveda toiletries round out the experience. The staff were very personable. I was frazzled at checkin, and was immediately offered a bottle of water. The bell... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Judy – We were delighted to receive your comments, specifically about our staff! We were also excited to hear our charging station was a hit! We know how easy it is to forget that much needed phone charger. By offering the most commonly used chargers in the room already we are able to eliminate that dying battery beep! We hope... More 

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131 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I recently stayed here for 7 nights whilst attending a conference at McCormick Place. The bedrooms are large and provide nice views, if your room overlooks the river. Unfortunately Wi-Fi is only complimentary in the lobby, and is chargeable elsewhere. I think the hotel should address this, particularly since Wi-Fi is so readily available everywhere else in Chicago! The service... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We know how hard it is to be away for such an extended amount of time, so we are thrilled you made the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel your home away from home! Our rooms do provide some of the best views of the Chicago River and set the scene for the perfect place to relax after a long day of... More 

new york
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Easy walk to museums and restaurants. Room was spacious and well appointed. The concierge and front desk people were very helpful with restaurant suggestions. Marriott Rewards members get free upgraded room and wifi. Definitely recommended!

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted our staff was able to recommend some great places to dine while in the windy city! There certainly are a lot to choose from! We want to thank you for your loyalty to Marriott. We know how hard it is to reach gold or platinum status so when our discoverers do reach that level, we try to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The staff are friendly and efficient. The hotel is well run and meets all your needs as a business traveller. There is a lively bar downstairs, which can become extremely busy. However, no noise from the bar could be heard on the higher floors. I doubt that there would have been disturbances from the bar even on the lower floors.... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We hope that you had a productive business trip and are delighted that we could meet all your needs while staying in the windy city! Our Bar Novo can certainly get a little lively in the evenings! Did you sample any of our local beer section? We hope you will join us again soon in Chicago! Until then, live well. More 

Smithfield, North Carolina
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156 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Easy checkin Room was very comfortable. Large room with couch. We did get a handicap room due to my broken arm. Great to have a refrigerator for my medicine. Here for just one night so we did use the other facilities. Close to many attractions. Would stay again.

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your arm, but delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back again and hope you will leave plenty of time to enjoy our facilities on your next trip! Until then, live well. More 

Middletown, Maryland
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We we completely impressed with this hotel. As Marriott Rewards Members, we were given our wifi free and the upgraded room to a river view was not charged. Great location, awesome staff, very helpful and friendly. Our family of family of 8 was in town for the marathon. The hotel provided our runners with food and drink free the morning... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

For those of us who are not natives, we can certainly remember how exciting our first visit to the windy city was too! It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring and enjoying the marathon. We are delighted you enjoyed our treats the morning of the race and the upgraded river view room! We hope to welcome you back... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This hotel was great! Everyone was very friendly and more than willing to help. Beautiful and sleek hotel. The room was big and very comfortable beds. I was here for work so I didn't get to do much site-seeing, but it seemed like a great location!

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We work hard to make sure we are providing the best hospitality to all our guests. We are glad our staff was able to accommodate all your needs! We hope you will come back soon with plenty of time set aside to explore the windy city! Live well. More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

We loved our stay at the hotel. The location was perfect for getting around Marathon Weekend. Megan was wonderful at the front desk, providing us with great recommendations for breakfast and finding our way around the city. The room was large and the housekeeping staff was so sweet. The Concierge Club and staff was excellent, especially Sunday night. We will... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind comments about Megan and our housekeeping and concierge club teams! We were delighted to share your comments with them and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will join us again soon but will definitely see you Marathon weekend 2015! Live well! More 

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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103 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Stayed at this hotel on a girls weekend. The location is awesome. Walkable to Michigan Avenue and State Street is right at your doorstep. The room was awesome. Very big, especially by Chicago standards. The beds were heavenly. The bathroom was huge. Went to the concierge lounge one evening and the food was plentiful and pretty yummy. Never made it... More 

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RenaissanceChicagoGM, General Manager at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Laurel – It sounds like you had a great girls’ weekend getaway! We are delighted we were able to accommodate both the early check-in and late check-out requests. We know how important it is to have the max amount of time to explore the city and to pick the perfect pair of shoes! We hope you will join us in... More 

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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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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: $210 - $672 (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:
#19 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#22 Family Hotel in Chicago
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#34 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a river view!”
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“Our view from the State street side was of the Trump hotel. The Wacker side should be very good of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles DFH1967, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“try to choose the side of the hotel due to Metro having a line on one side of the hotel”
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