$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

4 stars
1 West Wacker Drive, ONE WEST WACKER DRIVE, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
53 reviews
Great Birthday Surprise

A great surprise by the family to take me to the Renaissance Hotel for my birthday. The location... See full review

  • J6582
  • Jan 29, 2014
clean, modern hotel

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

  • jeannec
  • Oct 5, 2013
Sophistication and style abound in this Windy City hotel
Guests of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel enjoy opulence and luxury from the outset.The lobby and regal staircase are the epitome of sophistication and offer a feeling of style and class to guests. The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel provides an incredible selection of amenities, including a 24-hour front desk, business suites, a fitness center and a spa. In addition, guests have access to a comfort-laden coffee house, modern bar and delightful restaurant – each located within the hotel.
3 Reasons To Stay
 
  • A premium quality hotel offering a wide range of luxurious amenities and spacious suites
  • Three great places to eat and drink on-site: Aroma Cafe, Bar Novo, and the Great Street Restaurant
  • Located in the downtown area, in close proximity to all of the Chicago landmarks
Renaissance Chicago Downtown 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, a Jacuzzi, 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 and a CD player. There is also a selection of video games and consoles available for rental.
Things To Do
 


  • 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 and fees

  • 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.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
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

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 Building: 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.
Bar Novo
Noshes, hand crafted cocktails, extensive wine by the glass list.
Aroma Cafe
Serves hot and iced beverages brewed with Starbucks coffee as well as Krispy Kremes, sandwiches and snacks. This hotel cafe also offers a variety of sundries for guests.

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 (53)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mamakn
Business
Chicago suburbs
Jul 12, 2010

Great location, great experience

We stayed at the hotel based on its proximity to the Oriental Theatre. It was the perfect location. We loved the hotel, and the hotel restaurant. This hotel is convenient to State Street shopping and has great views of the river. We will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The "kids eat free package" was wonderful. We would book here again if this package is available.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Elkhart, In
Mar 15, 2010

Classy

Great view of the river. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Davenpoort, IA
Feb 23, 2010

Enjoyable Stay

Great room with excellent view of the river.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
oxford, oh
Sep 7, 2009

renaissance chicago hotel

shopping none one of the best one

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis
Aug 16, 2009

Renaissance Chicago

Crammed alot into the weekend, so weren't in the room much. Staff was first rate, pool and spa were perfect and much appreciated after a day of walking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Busy Chicago Mom
Business
Suburbs of Chicago
Aug 11, 2009

Wonderful experience

Visited the pool. We loved the location and views of the Chicago River. We walked right across the street for our architectural tour of Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the architectural tour of Chicago.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AC Mensch
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 2, 2009

Exceeded Our Expectations

My wife and I plus our 21 yo daughter and 15 yo son stayed for 4 days - 3 nights for a family reunion. The rates were very attractive and we received a HUGE, corner room of about 350 sf with a king bed, pull-out sofa, and a roll-away bed. Very friendly staff - very fun lobby and public spaces, very nice pool and workout areas. We were not looking for a five-star experience, but this was very close, I would say a solid 4.5 stars. The hotel appeared to be extremely well managed with a lot of attention to detail. Great experience, would recommend it to anyone. Try to get a room on one of the higher floors as the El is right at the corner and may bother some. vthere is a Wow Bow (a Chinese bun and potsticker place) on the lower level concourse that has exceedingly tasty snacks and meals at a budget price. The river walks were wonderful and the City was looking great. The Lobby bar is being renovated - when it is done, this place will probably be hard to get into.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there is a Wow Bow (a Chinese bun and potsticker place) on the lower level concourse that has exceedingly tasty snacks and meals at a budget price. The river walks were wonderful and the City was looking great. x

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Germantown, Ohio
Jul 31, 2009

wonderful experience

everyone from the bellhops to front desk, doormen were very polite and helpful. we visited the sears tower, walked the magnificent mile, went to a cubs game, took a boat tour, rode the L around town, went to field history museum, and ate at fine restaurants, and enjoyed millinium park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

use the public tranportation as much as possible

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Wheel Deal
Business
Miami, FL
Jul 7, 2009

Fireworks Over Chicago

Extremely peaceful & convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vacationworthy
Business
Miami, FL
May 27, 2009

Fabulous hotel!

The hotel is centrally located - everything within walking distance. Several places to eat and shop. Fabulous views!! Overall perfect place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

No need for room service - there are many places to eat within walking distance. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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