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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Chicago Riverwalk
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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From 2,056 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Great room
Bar is awesome
Ordinary pool

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

from £155
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, River View
  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Club Room, 2 Queen Beds, Business Lounge Access

What’s around Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel


  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Riverwalk (4-minute walk)
  • Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre (6-minute walk)
  • Chicago Theatre (6-minute walk)
  • Grant Park (7-minute walk)
  • Tribune Tower (8-minute walk)
  • Chicago Cultural Center (8-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 17-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 37-min drive
  • Millennium Station 7-min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 17-min walk
  • Chicago Union Station 23-min walk
  • Clark-Lake Station 4-min walk
  • State Station 6-min walk
  • Lake Station 7-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 560 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 27 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 21
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10640
  • Conference space size (meters) - 988
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1991
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 27-inch TV
  • Netflix
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Staytion Market & Bar – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Raised Urban Rooftop Bar – This rooftop bar specialises in American cuisine and only serves dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Chicago
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Hotel Chicago
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown
  • Renaissance Hotel Chicago
  • Chicago Renaissance
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Hotel
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Chicago
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Hotel Chicago
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 11 PM
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Optional extras

    Self-parking costs USD 52 per day with in/out privileges

    Valet parking costs USD 72 per day with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per day

    Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 20 for children (approximately)

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.2 From 484 reviews

    Fair 4.0
    Not business traveler friendly
    They clearly don't expect you to want to work.... I got there early Sunday and had a lot of work to do, but no desk in the room?? So I called and asked if I could use the "club room" I was promised access to, and they said it was closed. Hardly business traveler friendly!
    Hans Paal, us1 night business trip
    Very good 8.0
    Great service and location, but not as clean...
    Hotel location and service was awesome, plus they serve our favorite Illy coffee. Both eating places serve pretty good food and rooftop view is amazing. Room was big and spacious. However, it was not as clean as we expected. The room and the bathroom had smell of sour wet cloth that was used to clean the restroom as well as the room. The toilet bowl smelled of urine from the first day. There is no fan in the bathroom and 1 hook for the towel. The string that can be used to hang additinal towels can only be used after you take a shower, but due to lack of fan towels can barely get dry. We would stay here again because of amenities and service, but there should be something done about cleaning services.
    Igor, us3 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great stay!
    Wonderful, quiet hotel right on the river walk. Easy access from Midway airport. Staff was very helpful, well informed and exceptionally pleasant! Breakfast at their restaurant was very good and so convenient. We loved our stay and will be back!
    Louise, us4 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Downtown Chicago Luxury Oasis
    The river view rooms are spectacular. Perfect location in downtown Chicago. I can't wait to stay there again.
    Juan, us4 night romance trip
    Poor 2.0
    Should be a two star at best
    Worst hotel I’ve ever been in. No vending machines had to buy a 4 dollar soda. Restaurant too expensive. 14 dollars for a breakfast burrito. Paid six for tasteless grilled chicken in a bowl. Pool is so small I wondered why bother. Lobby is very noisy. Not family friendly.
    Tayna, usFamily trip

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