Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

4 stars
View map of 1 West Wacker Drive, ONE WEST WACKER DRIVE, Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
55 reviews
Beautiful Hotel

The Renaissance hotel is spectacularly beautiful. The walking distance to any of Chicago's... See full review

  • David S.
  • Aug 6, 2015
Business Trip

Excellent hotel, fee for wireless seems unnecessary. See full review

  • Shaun G.
  • Feb 28, 2015
Guests of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel enjoy opulence and luxury from the outset. The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel provides an incredible selection of amenities, including a 24-hour front desk, a fitness center and a spa. In addition, guests unwind with refreshing drinks at the modern bar and relish mouth-watering cuisines at the delightful restaurant - each located within the hotel.
Rooms
Rooms at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel are spacious and modern. The decor in each suite can best be described as Chicago chic, offering sweeping carpets and fabrics in restrained natural tones. The decor is stylishly counterpointed with functional, yet elegant, furniture that is carefully chosen to create sleek harmony in each suite. The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel oozes luxury. This feeling of luxury extends to the wide selection of amenities provided to guests in each room. Amenities include fully adjustable air-conditioning and climate facilities, complimentary electrical adapters, fully equipped ironing facilities, and a safe. Each suite features luxurious bedding, with down comforters, custom-made duvets, and high-quality linens as well as a selection of foam, feather and down pillows. Bathrooms offer a variety of amenities including a separate tub and shower,  and a complementary hair-dryer and guest robe. Furthermore, guests are able to relax and unwind with a selection of entertainment facilities, including large flat-panel televisions.
Highlights
  • A premium quality hotel offering a wide range of luxurious amenities and spacious suites
  • Three great places to eat and drink on-site: Staytion Market & Bar and Great Street Restaurant
  • Located in the downtown area, in close proximity to all of the Chicago landmarks
Nearby attractions
  • Macy's State Street (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Chicago Theater (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • House of Blues (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • U.S. Cellular Field (5.4 mi/8.6 km)
Policies
  • No pets allowed in the hotel premises.
  • Nightly rates from $229 USD
  • On-site parking fee: $65 USD per day
  • Valet parking fee is $65 USD per day. Valet parking only with in/out privileges included in fee. Large SUVs and other oversized vehicles are not allowed.
  • Off-site parking fee: $41 USD per day
  • For a daily rate of $14.95 USD, the following features are available in guest rooms: high-speed Internet access, unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance calls (within the country)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

Hotel Map

41.8868 -87.6281
Area served
Chicago Loop Business District
Nearby airports
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, (ORD), 18.00, MI, SE; Chicago Midway International Airport, (MDW), 12.10, MI, NE;
Area description
River

Nearby points of interest

  • Marina City: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.3 mi
  • City Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • State Street: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Marina City: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.3 mi
  • City Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • State Street: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.4 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.4 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.6 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.6 mi
  • Opera House: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.7 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.7 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.7 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.7 mi
  • Auditorium Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.9 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.9 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.9 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.9 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.9 mi

Dining

Great Street
Take in the panoramic view of the city while dining on contemporary American cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (55)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
55 out of 55
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jeannec
Business
norfolk, ma
Oct 5, 2013

clean, modern hotel

stayed for business, great view of the river and city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy weekend camper
Family
Chicago, Illinois
Aug 11, 2013

Not a good weekend getaway experience

We arrived at the hotel around 5pm to a jammed lobby full of travelers waiting for their hotel rooms to be ready. We had a reservation for 4 people (2 adults, 2children) and were told our room with a king bed and pullout couch was not ready. An hour later we were told it was. Upon arriving at the room it only housed a king bed. We called the front desk and were told there were no other rooms, a rollaway was not available and to have 2 people sleep on the floor. The best they could do was give us $30 off the $60 valet for overnight parking. The manager on duty told us our other option would be to cancel the room and rebook ourselves at another hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hawkeye Super Dave
Couples
Bettendorf. Ia.
Jul 8, 2013

weekend getaway

We had stayed there years ago and it has slipped since then. Although it was all right it was nothing special. They used to have terry cloth towels and bathrobes and they are gone. The towels were next to worthless and actually hurt to use. We will not pay that price to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Ruth's Crist

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Candidkay
Family
Chicago
Apr 1, 2013

Comfort and elegance

Hard to mix family friendly and elegance, but this hotel manages to do it. Staff was friendly. Kids felt at home. Room was great with a gorgeous view. Room service was prompt and courteous. Pool is small but that was my kids' only complaint. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
maggie the traveler
Couples
illinois
Feb 18, 2013

perfect weekend

It was really nice hotel. Good location, nice restaurant clean and friendly. we would recommended to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Strong at 63
Friends
Ohio
Feb 13, 2013

weekend getaway

very friendly staff -- breakfast buffet out of this world with seating overlooking Chicago River -- close to shopping and sites

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lschwef
Family
Evanston, IL
Jan 21, 2013

Great hotel for staycation with kids!

This hotel is fantastic. Great location and room was very comfy. Bedding was super soft. We loved the indoor pool, hot tub and steam room. Bar Novo had great drinks but no real kid food options. The breakfast buffet was delish. We will definitely be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
J6582
Family
Chicago IL
Jan 10, 2013

Great holiday surprise

Couldn't ask for a better time to relax than during the holidays. Staff was fantastic & rooms were very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ZZZ24
Couples
Indiana
Dec 10, 2012

Fantastic Location!

Stayed here for a show at Chicago Theater. Perfect location. Staff and hotel were excellent. The only negative thing I can say is that the valet changed the radio station in the car and had it turned way up. We go to Chicago several times a year and will definitely use the Renaissance again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Catch 35. Great seafood!

Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yang fang
Friends
kalamazoo,michigan
Dec 4, 2012

good location

good location for shopping. nearby michigan ave. comfortable room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

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