Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Chicago , , 1 West Wacker Drive (Show on Map)


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Info A premier Chicago hotel steps away from upscale shopping, fine dining, the theater district, and Millennium Park. Revitalize in one of the 520 guestrooms and 40 suites featuring unique amenities.
Summary of reviewsThe Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has received mostly positive reviews from guests. While some had concerns about the parking prices and lack of direction on the website, many acknowledged that parking in downtown Chicago is expensive. Those who planned ahead were able to secure a more reasonable rate. Self-parking was an option for a fee, but some guests expressed frustration with the distance of the parking garage from the hotel. Despite these concerns, guests found ways to navigate the parking situation and enjoy their stay.
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Luxury Hotel
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel transforms every stay into a luxurious escape in the heart of the Chicago Loop. As guests step into the modern lobby, the stage is set for a top-tier experience in the Theatre District. The hotel's contemporary rooms and suites near the Riverwalk offer an array of fantastic amenities, with many boasting panoramic views of the bustling downtown Chicago skyline. An indoor heated pool serves as a serene retreat from the city's pace, while the fitness center ensures fitness goals can be pursued without interruption. Culinary enthusiasts can delight in a unique gastronomic journey at the Raised rooftop bar and restaurant, with innovative dishes, specialty cocktails, and breathtaking views of downtown Chicago and the Riverwalk.

Every accommodation at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel exhibits contemporary charm, enhanced by amenities such as flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, spacious work desks, comfortable beds, and larger-than-average bathrooms. Adding to the appeal, a significant number of these rooms and suites present expansive vistas of downtown Chicago or the river, setting an extraordinary scene to accompany tranquil slumbers in Illinois. For a more casual dining experience, guests can visit Staytion Market & Bar, which serves up creative twists on authentic Chicago fare. To elevate any event, the hotel provides 40,000 square feet of trendy, light-filled event spaces in the Loop, supported by professional planning and catering services.

Hotel for Honeymoon
Spacious queen or king beds and luxurious suites are available at this hotel, ready to offer you and your significant other the most special and romantic honeymoon experience in this vibrant city.

Dog Friendly Hotel
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel accepts two dogs up to 50 lbs/ 23 kg. There is an extra fee per stay basis.Cats are not permitted.

Romantic Hotel
The spacious rooms and suites boast unique amenities with marble accents complimented by stunning skyline views of the city's architecture.

Hotel with Swimming Pool
The hotel features a refreshing indoor pool and indulgent spa services.

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Room Types
King Room This room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

Club Level, Club lounge access, Guest room, 1 King Located on the hotel's highest floors, this spacious room offers access to the Club Lounge. The lounge includes a complimentary continental breakfast and non-alcoholic drinks. Complimentary business services are offered as well.

King Room with River View Offering a view of the Chicago River and featuring cable TV with pay-per-view channels, this room also provides a seating area and ironing facilities.

Executive Suite with River View Featuring a view of the Chicago River, this suite offers a seating area and bathrobe.

Riviere Suite, 1 King, River View Featuring a separate living room with a TV and dining area, this suite also offers 2 TVs and a spacious private bathroom.

Junior Suite, 1 King, City view This room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds This room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

Guest room, 2 Queen, River view Featuring a view of Lake Michigan, this room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

High Floor, Guest room, 1 King This room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

Club Room, Club lounge access, Guest room, 2 Queen This room offers access to the Club Lounge, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, midday snacks, hors d'oeuvres and evening dessert. Cocktails, beer and wine are available for purchase.

High Floor, Guest room, 2 Queen This room includes a 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and Netflix streaming, along with a plush lounge chair.

King Room with Adapted Tub - Mobility Accessible The unit has 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
Location
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel boasts the best location in Chicago, according to its satisfied guests. The hotel is in a great/safe location that is central to everything, making it a perfect anchor for exploring downtown Chicago. With fantastic views of the river and within walking distance to all the sights, restaurants and bars, guests are able to get to anywhere in the city quickly and conveniently. The location is also very close to many stores, making shopping a breeze. The hotel also offers excellent security, making guests feel safe throughout their stay. Overall, the location of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is its best selling point and the reason guests keep coming back.

Rooms
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has received numerous positive reviews regarding their impressive rooms. Guests have raved about how clean, comfy and spacious they are and the contemporary lobby adds to the hotel's appeal. Many guests loved the neutral color palette and large windows that provide a bright, airy atmosphere with stunning views of the Chicago River and city. The bathrooms were spacious and well-lit and the beds were always comfortable. Room service was another great option, which guests truly appreciated. However, some rooms had a musty smell, old furniture or outdated decor. Despite a few negatives, guests overall enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

Beds
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers travelers a comfortable place to rest their heads after a busy day exploring the city. Many guests rave about the hotel's comfortable beds, which feature down pillows and comforters. The firm and roomy beds helped guests sleep well throughout the night. In general, guests found the beds at this hotel to be comfortable with some even describing them as "super comfy" and "great." However, a few guests found the beds too hard with worn mattresses and even a 4" depression in one. Some guests also had issues with the pillows, which were described as either too soft or flat as pancakes. Despite these minor complaints, the majority of guests appreciated the comfy beds and peaceful nights of sleep.

Cleanliness
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel boasts an impeccable standard of cleanliness with guests consistently praising the hotel's upkeep and attention to detail. The location was also noted, allowing guests to drop off their bags and explore the city before check-in. Rooms are cleaned daily with new towels and bathroom supplies provided and facilities are kept in excellent condition. While some guests noted minor issues such as scum marks or nicks, these were uncommon and did not detract from an overall very positive experience. The hotel's modern decor received high praise and guests appreciated the affordable price point for the high level of quality, noting the hotel's peaceful atmosphere and spacious accommodations.

Staff
If you're looking for a hotel with great service, look no further than Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. From check-in to check-out, the staff here are both friendly and helpful. Many guests have praised the pleasant and accommodating nature of the staff, describing them as "top notch," "warm," and "hard-working." It's clear that the team at this hotel strive to go above and beyond to ensure their guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Several guests praised specific members of staff with Brooke, Miguel, Miriam, John and Levi all receiving special mentions for their excellent and knowledgeable customer service. The concierge is particularly noteworthy with several guests highlighting his helpful recommendations for tours and restaurants.

Despite some minor hiccups, such as a rude hostess on one occasion and some less friendly staff, the general consensus is that the service here is outstanding. The modern and up-to-date facilities are a bonus with great views and location adding to the overall experience.

All in all, if you're looking for a hotel with wonderful hospitality and friendly, accommodating staff, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a top choice.

Wi-Fi
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers its guests free WiFi in the lobby, but unfortunately not in the rooms. Some guests were disappointed to find out that the internet wasn't free and that they had to pay $15 daily for the service. However, some found a way around this, negotiating the cost of the Wifi or taking advantage of the hotel's fidelity program, which offers free WiFi to members. Others were frustrated with the slow internet speed or the lack of internet transparency, as some guests were surprised to find out about the "Destination fees" tax of USD 20 per day. It's important to take these charges into consideration when booking your stay at this hotel, but rest assured that the lobby area does offer free WiFi for those in need of internet access.

Pool
The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers a great location and a variety of amenities for its guests, including a gym, a bar and a pool. While some guests found the pool to be small, others found it to be nice and enjoyable, particularly for kids who seemed to love it. Unfortunately, the pool was closed for some guests due to COVID-19 restrictions, but when open, it had to be reserved. Some guests were disappointed to find the pool closed without clear advertising, as this put a damper on their vacation plans with kids. Despite some reports of scum marks around the edges and the pool not being great, others found it to be a nice perk, especially when paired with the bonus of breakfast and coffee in the building. Just be aware that some guests have found the beds to be too soft and the pool a bit chilly even though it's supposed to be heated.

Parking
Guests of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel have mixed feelings about the parking. Some found the price to be outrageous and the lack of direction on the website caused confusion. However, many guests acknowledged that parking in downtown Chicago comes with an expected high price. Those who planned ahead were able to secure a more reasonable rate. Guests also noted that valet parking was not always available, but self-parking was an option for a fee. Some guests did express frustration with the distance of the parking garage from the hotel. Overall, while the parking prices may be steep, guests found ways to navigate the parking situation and enjoy their stay.


Yes, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Indoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

Yes, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

Yes, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has a gym.

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