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Safety index

77 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Pet-friendly

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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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9.0

Excellent (6,404 ratings)

Chicago, United States - 

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350 m Michigan Avenue

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420 m Chicago Riverwalk

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420 m Chicago Theatre

Hotel Overview

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a well-regarded accommodation option among travelers. User reviews frequently highlight its positive aspects, which contribute to a pleasant stay. However, like any establishment, it has areas that some guests feel could be improved.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Prime Location: Centrally situated, making it convenient for guests to explore the city's attractions.
  2. Exceptional Staff Service: Staff are noted for their friendly, attentive, and professional service.
  3. Stunning Views: Offers panoramic views of the cityscape, highly appreciated by guests.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Guests have praised the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, enhancing their overall experience.
  5. Vibrant Atmosphere: The hotel's ambiance is frequently described as lively and welcoming, adding to the enjoyment of their stay.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noisy Environments: Some guests find the noise levels from the surroundings or within the hotel to be disruptive.
  2. Parking Challenges: Difficulties with parking, including availability and cost, are a common concern.
  3. Add-On Costs: Additional fees for amenities and services can add up, leading to some dissatisfaction.
  4. Room Sizes: A few guests feel that the room sizes can be somewhat small for the price point.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Issues with the quality and reliability of Wi-Fi connectivity have been noted by some visitors.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 6,404 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.6

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8.7

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9.2

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4.5/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

6 Reviews

7.6 / 10

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booking

381 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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expedia

1,004 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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google

2,863 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

2,150 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Breakfast

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Parking

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Pool

Gym

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Wellness

Property was mentioned 763 times

7% Negative89% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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M B4 months ago

The hotel is in a wonderful location, across from the river. The staff were all friendly, the room was good sized and had a view of the river and Chicago theatre from the room.||The issues were a cold shower, at 8am on a Saturday, even after having the water run for over 5 mins. Same issue again Sunday morning, having to have the water run for over 10 mins. Asking for the safe to be opened Friday night to come back to the room and not have this taken care of. The tv kept turning off for the entire stay. The building engineer did come up, changed the remote but tv still turned off even with a new remote. The engineer did fix the door to the safe but as a patron, why were these issues not dealt with before we got to the room? We were offered another room, on another floor with not as good a view. I expect more at a 4 star hotel. No money off, no points given for all these continued issues plus one is forced to pay a BS resort fee. ||

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Chris Seguin2 months ago
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When traveling in Chicago, you can handle it one of two ways, you can get yourself an inexpensive hotel and drive-in or commute in or you can be right in the center of it all. This particular property is right in the center of it all perfectly located near the theater district, great food, and out of the congestion of river north but within walking distance. A perfect combination, great property, seems to have been very well managed over the years.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 560

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Number of floors 27

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Year Built 1991

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

14

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174

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68

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Michigan Avenue

350 m

Chicago Riverwalk

420 m

Chicago Theatre

420 m

Millennium Park

560 m

Grant Park

1.19 km

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Getting around

Clark-Lake Station

280 m

Millennium Station

490 m

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Airports Nearby

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

15 km

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Restaurants

State and Lake Chicago Tavern

420 m

Chick-Fil-A

140 m

House of Blues

210 m

Tiny Tapp & Cafe

770 m

Starbucks

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

56 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

26 out of 100

Unsafe

Chicago safety index

Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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79

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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70

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Property safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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34

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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81

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

66

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

66 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

69

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Mugging or robbery  64/100

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Car theft  56/100

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Car break-ins  65/100

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Home break-ins  56/100

Violent crime severity

High

72

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Physical attacks  62/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  48/100

Other crime severity

High

78

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Insult or harassment in public  61/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  71/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $4.5

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Coffee

$2.7 - $8.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.6 - $45.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2 - $4.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$59 - $181.5

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.2 - $22.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.9 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2.1 - $4.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$68.1 - $104.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.3 - $90.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.2 - $158.8

Weather In Chicago

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Precipitation In Chicago

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.512

PM1022

45

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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