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With a stay at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago (The Loop), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Theatre and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.
This 4-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Millennium Park and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Art Institute of Chicago.
Make yourself at home in one of the 560 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at Great Street , a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 15 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
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Located across from the Chicago River, the 27-story Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel enjoys a prime location 3 blocks from Michigan Avenue and the Magnificent Mile. A Chicago "L" station behind the hotel provides easy access to numerous destinations. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.
An on-site health club offers a sky-lit indoor lap pool and 24-hour fitness center.
The hotel completed renovations of both the guestrooms and lobby as of April 8, 2015.
On-site dining options include the Great Street Restaurant with river views, Staytion Market & Bar serving coffee and light fare, and 24-hour room service.
Meeting space includes 21 meeting rooms with a total of 34,867 sq feet (3239 sq meters) of flexible space, including a Grand Ballroom. An on-site FedEx Kinko's business center provides a wealth of services such as copying, faxes, messengers, and notary public. WiFi is available in public areas.
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Indoor pool
- 24-hour front desk
- Conference space
- Grocery/convenience store
- Year Built 1991
- Express check-out
- Restaurant 1
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Pool sun loungers
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space size (meters) - 1106
- Number of meeting rooms - 15
- Luggage storage
- Concierge services
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Total number of rooms - 560
- Number of floors - 27
- Wedding services
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms:
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Pillowtop mattress
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free weekday newspaper
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room massage available
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Number of bathrooms -
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channels
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Shower/tub combination
- Room service (24 hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- In-room climate control (heating)
- WiFi (surcharge)
Where to Eat
Great Street - A casual yet sophisticated restaurant overlooking the Chicago River, the Great Street Restaurant features American cuisine for breakfast and lunch each day.
Staytion Market & Bar - Staytion Market & Bar features mouth-watering Chicago street food with a twist, hand crafted cocktails, illy coffee, and house made pastries in a warm, mesmerizing atmosphere.
Raised Urban Rooftop Bar - This rooftop bar boasts an expansive indoor and outdoor space overlooking the Chicago River. Choose from a wide range of wine, beer, and creative cocktails. Serving both happy hour and dinner, chefs offer distinctive menu items with fresh, local ingredients.
Room service - An a la carte menu is available 24 hours a day with a limited menu available overnight.
Nearby Things to Do
The hotel's fitness club includes an indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and stair machines.
Daley Bicentennial Plaza, a half-mile away, offers 9 lighted tennis courts (surcharge), with equipment available for rent. Harbourside International, 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the hotel, has an 18-hole, par 72 golf course, a driving range, and a clubhouse. A 20-mile (32-kilometer) bike path along Lake Michigan extends from Lincoln Park, two miles from the hotel, to Jackson Park, south of downtown. Lake Michigan offers numerous seasonal recreational opportunities, including boating, sailing, water skiing, and canoeing.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; 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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-in time ends at midnight
Minimum check-in age is 21
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 23.00 per person (one-way)
- Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 23.00 (one-way)
- Self parking fee: USD 65 per day (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 69 per day (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night
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We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Pool access available from 6 AM to 11 PM.The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.