RENAISSANCE CHICAGO HOTEL

1 West Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601 United States (USA)
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4.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
41.88682-87.62835
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 1208 guest reviews

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  • Has an indoor pool!
  • 553 rooms in hotel
  • 27 floors in hotel
  • 40 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.5/10
  • 23 meeting rooms in hotel

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Room Types

Check Rates1 Bedroom Executive Suite 1 King Chicago River View City View
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Check RatesDeluxe Room
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Check RatesDeluxe Room with Upgraded Views Of The City Chicago River 1 King or 2 Queen 330sqft 30sqm Coffee Tea
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Check RatesDeluxe Standard Room Featuring Renaissance Revive Bed 1 King or 2 Queen 330sqft 30sqm Wireless Inter
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Check RatesEscape Family Time Package (see terms) Guest Room 1 King or 2 Queen
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Check RatesExperience Park and Stay Package (see terms) Guest Room 1 King or 2 Queen
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Check RatesGuest Room 1 King or 2 Queen Chicago River View
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Check RatesRomance Package (see terms) 1 Bedroom Executive Suite 1 King Chicago River View City View
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Check RatesRomance Package (see terms) Guest Room 1 King or 2 Queen
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Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
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Check RatesStay For Breakfast Rate Includes (see terms) Guest Room 1 King or 2 Queen
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Check RatesWeekend Rate Riviere Suite 1 Bedroom Hospitality Suite 1 King City View
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Local Attractions

In the "heart" of downtown Chicago along the beautiful Chicago River. Shopping, nightlife and restaurants all within immediate walking distance.

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88
Excellent

Excellent luxury hotel. Close to Chicago River. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Spacious rooms. Pleasant entrance area. Beautiful architecture. Popular among business travelers.

“Luxurious bedding” “Excellent quick dining options at any time”

Great Overall Ranking Top 15% in city
Excellent Luxury Hotel Top 6% in city
Great City Hotel Top 15% in city
Best Dining Experience In City

Good to know

  • Internet is expensive

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Very expensive wifi”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Great view

    “Excellent river views” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Lobby area is extremely nice and well laid out” “New lobby”

Review highlights

Pool

97/100
22 reviews

Great pool.

“Decent pool” “Pool was very warm” “Pool was warm”

Location

96/100
249 reviews

Great location. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Accessible by car, but parking is awful and costly. Great nearby restaurants and bars with excellent excursions. Close to public transport and the train.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Cleanliness

92/100
69 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming” “Room was very clean and comfortable”

Bar

89/100
26 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Free coffees” “One of the best drinking” “Outstanding coffee selection”

Food

83/100
54 reviews

Great menu and overall dining experience.

“Awesome seafood” “Very, very good restaurant” “Excellent quick dining options at any time”

Service

83/100
259 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Breakfast

83/100
32 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast” “Good breakfast”

Room

75/100
267 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Bad furniture and minibars in outdated, run-down rooms.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Value

47/100
97 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Fair breakfast prices.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

36/100
42 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 26% by families, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Great pool

    “Decent pool” “Pool was very warm”

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Lobby area is extremely nice and well laid out” “New lobby”

  • Clean

    “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast”

Review highlights

Pool

97/100
4 reviews

Great pool.

“Decent pool” “Pool was very warm” “Pool was warm”

Location

95/100
36 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Cleanliness

93/100
7 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming” “Room was very clean and comfortable”

Breakfast

85/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast” “Good breakfast”

Service

83/100
43 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Amenities

80/100
12 reviews

Great hotel buildings and entrance area.

“Modern renovation” “Large palm” “Newer decor”

Vibe

74/100
17 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Room

71/100
45 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Bathroom is ok.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Value

46/100
18 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

34/100
8 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 18% by couples, with a score of 91

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Large TV” “Large rooms”

  • Great view

    “Excellent river views” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

  • Delicious food

    “Awesome seafood” “Very, very good restaurant”

  • Bad internet service

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
32 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Service

84/100
36 reviews

Friendly service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Room

75/100
35 reviews

Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Vibe

74/100
14 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Value

50/100
9 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

31/100
6 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 20% by business travelers, with a score of 94

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Fantastic service

    “Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Great room

    “Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Service

85/100
9 reviews

Friendly service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Room

75/100
13 reviews

Great room.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Ranked top 72% by solo travelers, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Modern renovation” “Newer decor”

  • Great room

    “Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless”

Review highlights

Amenities

80/100
4 reviews

Nice building.

“Modern renovation” “Large palm” “Newer decor”

Comfort

77/100
4 reviews

Rather comfortable.

“Luxurious bedding” “Spacious rooms” “Large TV”

Room

75/100
8 reviews

Great room.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Vibe

72/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Review highlights

Service

81/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Vibe

73/100
3 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Room

72/100
6 reviews

Great room.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Good to know

  • Internet is expensive

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Very expensive wifi”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Professional service

    “Quick stay.”

  • Great view

    “Excellent river views” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
25 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Cleanliness

93/100
5 reviews

Clean.

“Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming” “Room was very clean and comfortable”

Service

87/100
20 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Room

78/100
23 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Value

46/100
18 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

39/100
7 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Review highlights

Service

82/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Good to know

  • Internet is expensive

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Very expensive wifi”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Lobby area is extremely nice and well laid out” “New lobby”

  • Great view

    “Excellent river views” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Review highlights

Pool

97/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

“Decent pool” “Pool was very warm” “Pool was warm”

Location

96/100
207 reviews

Great location. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Accessible by car, but parking is awful and costly. Great nearby restaurants and bars with excellent excursions. Close to public transport and the train.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Cleanliness

92/100
61 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming” “Room was very clean and comfortable”

Service

82/100
219 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Breakfast

81/100
23 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast” “Good breakfast”

Room

74/100
224 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Generally OK rooms, but neglected with ugly furnishings.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Value

48/100
71 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Fair breakfast prices.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

36/100
31 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 27% by families, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Lobby area is extremely nice and well laid out” “New lobby”

  • Clean

    “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast”

  • Great reception

    “Helpful staff in reception” “Desk and concierge staff were extremely kind”

Review highlights

Location

95/100
32 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Cleanliness

93/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Rooms are updated and flawless” “Hotel was very clean and welcoming” “Room was very clean and comfortable”

Breakfast

84/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Amazing breakfast” “Great breakfast” “Good breakfast”

Service

82/100
39 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Amenities

79/100
10 reviews

Great hotel buildings and entrance area.

“Modern renovation” “Large palm” “Newer decor”

Comfort

74/100
16 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

“Luxurious bedding” “Spacious rooms” “Large TV”

Vibe

74/100
15 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Room

71/100
43 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Bathroom is ok.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Value

48/100
14 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

35/100
6 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 23% by couples, with a score of 92

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Bad internet service

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection”

  • Poor value for money

    “Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous”

  • Great view

    “Excellent river views” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
28 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Service

85/100
30 reviews

Friendly service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Room

76/100
26 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Vibe

75/100
11 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere.

“Overall made our stay very enjoyable” “Luxurious bedding” “Modern renovation”

Value

50/100
9 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Parking fees outrageous” “Paid for a room”

WiFi

32/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Charged us for wi-fi” “Basic WiFi connection” “No free wifi”

Ranked top 37% by business travelers, with a score of 93

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district”

  • Fantastic service

    “Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating”

  • Great room

    “Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the Magnificent Mile” “Excellent location to theater district” “Amazing location”

Service

84/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Excellent chef” “Staff was very friendly and accommodating” “Nice apology”

Room

74/100
8 reviews

Great room.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Ranked top 70% by solo travelers, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Modern renovation” “Newer decor”

  • Great room

    “Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless”

Review highlights

Amenities

80/100
4 reviews

Nice building.

“Modern renovation” “Large palm” “Newer decor”

Comfort

77/100
4 reviews

Rather comfortable.

“Luxurious bedding” “Spacious rooms” “Large TV”

Room

76/100
7 reviews

Great room.

“Excellent river views” “Rooms are updated and flawless” “Room with a river view was outstanding”

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Customer Reviews of Renaissance Chicago Hotel

4.5 out of 5.Based on 1208 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Renaissance Chicago Hotel puts your attendees in the heart of Chicago’s excitement with our prime location overlooking the Chicago River. Our professionally trained staff will deliver a grand style of service, which has been awarded Four Stars from Mobil Travel Guide and Four Diamonds from the American Automobile Association. In addition, your meeting program will run smoothly and efficiently in our well-designed, state-of-the-art function space and our non-union Audio Visual Department can assist you with any of your needs. We completed an $8 million renovation last year that included all new guestrooms, banquet chairs and grand ballroom space. As of May, 2006 we completed a renovation on our health club, lobby and guestroom corridors.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 PM
Check Out:12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2006
Floors:27
Rooms:553
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:503
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:40
Meeting Rooms:23
Meeting Space:10640 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 1000 people
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
90% of anticipated revenue rooms revenue and 30% of anticipated food and beverage revenue.
Nightly Parking:$39
Typical Group Deposit:10% of total anticipated revenue
Total Taxes:15.40%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • VCR or VCP
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

The cost of ground transportation from O'Hare International Airport, which is 18 miles, to the Renaissance Chicago Hotel is as follows:Taxicab:$35.00 (approximate cost one way)Continental Air Transport:$23.00 (one way)Train:$ 2.00 (one way)The amount of time it takes to travel by taxicab or shuttle from the airport to the Renaissance Chicago Hotel is approximately 30 minutes with no traffic. Transportation time by train is 40 minutes.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Renaissance Hotels

  • Part of the Marriott Hotel Brand with over 150 hotels
  • Offer the best in entertainment events with RLive LIVE, offering the best new talent in music, arts, and culinary during your hotel stay at Renaissance. A calendar of past and future events is featured on their website
  • RNavigators or Renaissance Navigators is a personalized concierge service helping guests choose the best local food, shops, and attractions to explore
  • Mobile check-in service
  • Great meeting event space and banquet facilities
  • State-of-the-art fitness enter

The Renaissance Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Chicago Renaissance Hotel, Renaissance Chicago Downtown, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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