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4.3 out of 5

"Our room had an AMAZING view of the riverwalk. The location of the hotel was perfect for a downtown Chicago visit. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 13 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Michigan Avenue

Downtown Chicago stay

At this Downtown Chicago hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Chicago Theatre and Chicago Riverwalk, both steps away. Michigan Avenue and Grant Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

The hotel's 24-hour gym, a rooftop terrace, and 2 bars/lounges are among the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 21 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free WiFi.

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$309* Per night/room Jul 5 - Jul 6

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, River View (Chic)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, River View (chic)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, River View (chic)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (3) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Our room had an AMAZING view of the riverwalk. The location of the hotel was perfect for a downtown Chicago visit.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2022 by Jade G. | Senior Executive Assistant

On behalf of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, I want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the city!

5 out of 5
The staff was friendly and helpful, the exercise room and pool were fabulous and our room was spacious and comfortable. Our checkin time wasn’t until 4pm and our room was ready by 12pm, which allowed us the ability to get into our room and out to explore. This was one of our best trips yet to Chicago and will definitely be back to this hotel!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2022

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5 out of 5
Great location

Posted by on Feb 16, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 16, 2022 by Jade G. | Senior Executive Assistant

On behalf of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, I want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the city!

5 out of 5

Posted by , from HUDSONVILLE on Feb 12, 2022

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5 out of 5
No review sorry

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 24, 2022 by Jade G. | Senior Executive Assistant

On behalf of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, I want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the city!

5 out of 5
Very friendly and quiet.

Posted by , from Santa Clarita on Jan 7, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 19, 2022 by Jade G. | Senior Executive Assistant

On behalf of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, I want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the city!

2 out of 5
So I was pretty picky in choosing this hotel because it is a gift for my older children for Christmas/my son’s birthday weekend. As soon as we settled into our riverview two queen bed room, we found between the beds a dirty shirt turned inside out and a scrunched. I called the front desk and asked for a room that has been cleaned and they switched our rooms but no credit was put on our account or upgrade, or apology . For paying over $800 for two nights, I expect a little better and cleaner

Posted by on Dec 20, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 20, 2021 by Jade G. | Senior Executive Assistant

Hi Amy, I recognize your time is valuable and appreciate the feedback you have taken the time to provide. Maintaining a clean atmosphere within our guest rooms and common areas is important and I apologize that we did not fulfill that expectation during your visit. Your room experience has been shared with our housekeeping leaders to ensure this is an isolated incident. My hope is the next time you are in the area, you will give us another chance to provide the guest experience we strive to deliver.

5 out of 5
Jesus at check was so nice. Check in and out was a snap. We vallet parked. And it was easy too. Our wait for our car at check out was maybe 5 minutes possibly less. Our room was clean & quiet. We choose this hotel knowing we needed to take the Red Line to the Sox stadium. The walk is only a block or two to the subway. We felt safe doing so coming back at 11pm, which was important as we were traveling with a kiddo. And my kiddo loved that Dunkin was an easy walk to in the morning for breakfast. All in all it was a great stay and would stay again!

Posted by , from Williamsport on Sep 15, 2021

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Sep 15, 2021 by Beth

Thank you so much for your great detailed review:) Can't wait to see you next visit to Chicago.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021

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4 out of 5
Located downtown riverview, close to lots of restaurants and shopping walking distance. Great hotel. Will stay again.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 13, 2021 by Executive Assistant

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to hosting you again!

About the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Location 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Monday and Tuesday:

  • Bar/lounge

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A 24-hour business center and limo/town car service are available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 10640 square feet (988 square meters) and includes a conference center. A 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 560 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 10640 sq ft of conference space
  • 988 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1991
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Clark-Lake Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers 560 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Chicago hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Artist Studio - Onsite restaurant.

Staytion Market & Bar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Raised Urban Rooftop Bar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Car recommended
  • UnionPay
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 for adults, USD 5 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 56 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 78 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Chicago Downtown Renaissance
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.