Very Good 1974 Reviews
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  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago (The Loop), you’ll be minutes from Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Chicago Theatre. 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 flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

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.

How to Get There

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States


4.5 Very Good 1974 Reviews
Great Hotel, Average Stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

We have always had a fantastic experience with our stays at the Renaissance. This last trip did not meet our high expectations however overall it is a fantastic hotel.

The lobby has a cool and funky vibe that I love. Right off one of the stops on the L it could not be any closer to the train. We enjoyed the rooftop bar. The room views are fantastic and the location you can’t beat.

We stayed next to one of the rooms for the NYU swim team and the girls were up late screaming and playing music. The bed also had hair on the sheets, a hole and dirt. From our past experiences at this hotel we were disappointed it did not meet our past expectations.

We have always stayed at the Renaissance and it is a fantastic hotel in so many regards. The next time we return to Chicago, we will try the JW.

Great Location. Great Views.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay at the Renaissance on a long, rainy weekend in July. Our room had amazing views, a comfortable bed, and stylish decor. The hotel is in walking distance of all of the downtown tourist attractions. Beautiful lobby. Attentive staff. Great stay.

Favorite place to stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we go to Chicago, we always stay at the Renaissance. It is located at the corner of State and Wacker and is within walking distance to shopping on both State and Michigan. Great restaurants close by and short cab ride to Navy Pier. Hotel is always clean and staff is always friendly. The bar, Raised, is cozy and modern with a mixture of couches, high tables and benches. The rooms are always clean and the beds are super comfortable. I would recommend paying a little more to get a River View room. Well worth it.

Nice business hotel with River Views
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Renaissance was a nice place for two business trips to Chicago. They gave me early check-in with an upgraded river view room but they only had two queen beds, not a king. Gym is solid. They have a small pool. Centrally located. And I liked the food at the bar/restaurant downstairs.

Excellent View of the River
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best downtown properties for leisure lovers visiting Chicago.Located in a very upscale neighbourhood offering excellent view of the blue waters of the river/canal which was incidentally the locale for shooting of the Hindi Film "Dhoom" Rooms are quite spacious and luxurious. Staff very couteous too.