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Room type

Deluxe Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Room, River View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelElegant downtown Chicago hotel 3 blocks from Michigan Avenue

With a stay at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Chicago Theater.

This 4-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.

Make yourself at home in one of the 560 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 34,867 square feet (3 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 12 October 2015 to 06 January 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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. Limited spa services are available.

The hotel completed renovations of both the guest rooms and lobby as of April 8, 2015.

On-site dining options include the Great Street Restaurant and Bar with river views, Staytion Market & Bar serving illy coffee and light fare, and room service (limited hours).

Meeting space includes 21 meeting rooms with a total of 34,867 square feet 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.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • Year Built 1991 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Meeting rooms 21 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 560 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 34,867 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 21 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 14.95 USD per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 14.95 USD per night )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Video-game console 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Great Street Restaurant and Bar – A casual yet sophisticated restaurant overlooking the Chicago River, the Great Street Restaurant and Bar features American cuisine including menu items such as steaks, chops, Lobster Pot Pie, and Seafood Mixed Grill with an extensive wine list. Desserts include Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding and Caramel Crunch Cheesecake. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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.

Room service - Available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's fitness club includes an indoor lap pool, sauna, and 24-hour fitness center with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and stair machines.

Daley Bicentennial Plaza, a half-mile away, offers nine lighted tennis courts (surcharge), with equipment available for rent. Harbourside International, 15 miles from the hotel, has an 18-hole, par 72 golf course, a driving range, and a clubhouse. A 20-mile 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.

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


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

Only service dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 65 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 65 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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.

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