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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Chicago Riverwalk

On riverwalk

At this The Loop hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Chicago Theatre and House of Blues Chicago, both steps away. Chicago Riverwalk and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 21 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 560 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while sitting areas and refrigerators offer the conveniences of home. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include WiFi and 24-hour room service.

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$122* Per night/room Nov 24 - Nov 25

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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 (10) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location was very close to all the places I liked to see as my first time in the city; going from the airport to the hotel was very easy taking the Blue Line Train, the train stop is at a 5- minute walk to the hotel

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
The hotel has nice art work and awesome sheets. Wish check in staff were more helpful about making dining suggestions or providing directions to the surrounding areas.

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 13, 2019 by Casey

We are glad you enjoyed our beds. Thank you for staying at the Renaissance Chicago!

5 out of 5
No complaints everything was nice and clean only downfall was the club was closed

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice staff, clean room. Close to all the shops on State St!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

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3 out of 5

Too loud, just not the nicest

Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
The first experience I had with the hotel was walking into the lobby where it was crowded and so loud, because of music, that I had to yell to obtain my room. I have traveled to Chicago numerous times and was disappointed in the friendliness of the staff and the room was merely average.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

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3 out of 5
Underwhelmed with the hotel overall. Much of the staff was outright rude. Definitely won’t be back.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent will definitely recommend 😊

Hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. Everything is well maintained.

Posted by , from New York on Nov 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel right on the river

Stayed at the Renaissance this past weekend - loved the location right on the river. The staff was very helpful, and the room and hotel were very clean and beautiful. Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

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4 out of 5

Sisters getaway weekend

Pros: Location, view and the fact that there were 2 queen beds in the room. Since there were 3 of us it's nice to have a queen bed when you need to share.
Cons: Music in lobby & bars was quite loud so hard to hear over it. Could have used another chair in the room. 3 women & 1 chair.
Location: Near theaters and water taxi. Took the water taxi to Chinatown & at twilight. Very convenient to theater district.
Overall experience was very good. The concierge was very helpful when we had an urge for chocolate cake at 9 o'clock and found a nearby bakery that was still open and had delicious chocolate cake. The room had a great view and was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Jul 11, 2016

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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

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 10640 square feet (988 square meters) and includes a conference center. A rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands 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 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 10640 sq ft of conference space
  • 988 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1991
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (29.1 km / 18.1 mi)
  • 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. In-room wireless Internet access is available 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 daily.

  • 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 (daily)
  • 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

Food & Drink

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

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

Raised Urban Rooftop Bar - This rooftop bar 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 an indoor pool and 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 are 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. 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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • 24-hour check-in

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 52 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 72 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per day

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

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 11 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*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.