Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
This Renaissance is the One!!
I recently ended up stranded in Chicago because of bad weather and after a long day of travelling, I was not pleased until I ended up at the Renaissance O'Hare! What a beautiful hotel this is, I was really impressed considering I chose this hotel at random, I wasn't looking for anything fancy. The front desk clerk upgraded me to a corner deluxe room and it was HUGE! The bed was the most comfortable I've slept in a while and I had a great dinner at the restaurant. Thanks to the bartender for the laughs, especially after the long day I've had and if you've ever been to O'Hare Airport, you'd know what I mean!
I do agree with the other reviews about the hotel shuttle though, but I can't blame the hotel for that, the traffic is always slow in Chi-town!! Enjoy.....
Excellent staff, clean large rooms
I stayed here three nights on business and I was very impressed with the hotel and especially the staff. The hotel really goes out of the way to accomadate you and make you feel welcome.
We held a meeting in the hotel, I can't say enough about the facilities or the staff, who were always available if any issues arised. We had to reschedule a business dinner at the last moment, and one of the staff members made reservations and arranged transport to a nearby restaurant at the last minute. The restaurant turned out to be a perfect pick for a nice business dinner, too, with great food. The hotel really deserves credit for making out meeting so succesful.
The rooms are large and well equipped, with very reasonable rates for high speed internet usage, especially for a business hotel. I'm so sick of hotels that try and gauge business travellers. Very nice bar, again with reasonable prices. The breakfast buffet was great. Had lunch in the rest. also, but was not impressed by that.
One bad thing--the shuttle is indeed terrible. I waited 45 minutes at Ohare after a long flight. :-(
Easy access to the el-train, though a 40 minute or so ride to Michigan Ave.
Great stay at the Renaissance O'Hare
My family (me, my wife, and nine-year old son), stayed here for seven nights. Overall, this was a great hotel.
1. The price was fantastic for the Chicago area in the summertime - $109 per night, which included a great breakfast buffet for all three of us, plus $15 per night for parking in the garage connected to the hotel.
2. The location was equally fantastic - virtually next to Cumberland L station, and just off I-90.
3. The room was huge - a full suite, with two very comfortable double beds in the bedroom; sofa, easy chair, and work desk with chair in the living room, and a very nice bathroom. Closets in both rooms.
4. 27 inch TVs in both rooms.
5. Very nice decor in the room as well as the entire hotel.
6. Excellent service from the front desk personnel as well as the housekeeping staff.
7. Breakfast buffet was great - cooked to order omelettes, pancakes, waffles, as well as fresh fruits and pastries, bacon, sausage, hot oatmeal, cereals, etc. Make sure the rate you are quoted includes the breakfast buffet - if not, the buffet is $15 per person.
Great Airport Hotel / Bad Shuttle
This is a great airport hotel. The rooms are very nice and big. The bed and bathroom are clean, modern and comfortable. The concierge lounge is excellent. The shuttle however with pickups from O'Hare can be 30 minutes during the afternoon and evening with traffic.
Quiet and clean!
What a wonderful hotel. Hidden from a busy area, this hotel was clean and quiet considering its' proximity to the airport. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were large. There is also a nice fitness room and pool. We will be back!!
Good business hotel.
Stayed there early june for a conference. The hotel was new and the rooms are actually suites! Large and very comfortable room, but needs an in room refrigerator. The hotel is really stuck out in nowhere with not much else to do but work and exercise(equipment and pool are great). The hotel only has one restaurant or you can order room service.
Fortunately the hotel is close to the rail line and fare to downtown chicago is $1.75(one way) and it takes about 45 minutes one way.
The staff was great and the hotel food is okay, but there are no good restaurants nearby, although there is a Dominick's super market about a 10 minute walk away.
The hotel is great for a short business stay if the meeting is there or nearby.
For a vacation, I'd probably stay in the city.
I'd give the hotel a 3-31/2 star.
Wonderful Stay at the Renaissance!
We stayed at this hotel during Memorial Weekend. Here is our review:
Location: The hotel was in a great location as it is located conveniently off of Interstate 90. It is also within walking distance to the train which you can take to downtown for $1.75 each way. The hotel is located within a business district. However, you can see the hotel, but the actual road to get to it can be a little tricky to find.
Rooms: The rooms were nicely decorated. The rooms still had signs of newness as the hotel opened in Feb. 05. The living room featured 2 chairs and a love seat. There was a minibar which featured a coffee pot and a safe. There was also a work desk with a web-tv key board. The bedroom featured a very comfortable bed that had 7 down pillows and a down comforter. The sheets were new and very soft. There is also a closet in the room which houses an ironing board and a nice iron. The bathroom was the best part of the entire room. It featured an oversized glass shower which could hold at least 4 people. It also had a massaging showerhead. The countertop was black marble with a chrome faucet and matching accessories. Another plus was the Bath and Body Works products that were provided for guest use. There were ample towels provided. The room was very clean.
The hotel: The parking was free during our stay as the hotel has not yet implemented a parking fee. A parking garage is conveniently adjacent to the hotel. The lobby was nicely decorated. There was a nice fish bowl display. The elevators were plentiful and fast. The hallways were nice and very wide. A sign in the lobby indicated that Starbucks will be coming on site in the Fall of 2005.
The staff: The staff was very friendly and accomodating.
This is a wonderful place to stay.
Great Airport Hotel
The Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Hotel is presumably the nicest property in the vicinty of the Chicago O'Hare Airport. With shuttle service to/from the hotel every 15 minutes, guests aren't burdened with having to wait in line for a taxi. The guestroom are very spacious with wonderful beds including pillowtop and down comforters. The bathroom is very large with a beautiful glass shower. Families who are stuck due to a cancalled flight will find plenty to do including spending time at the large indoor pool facility.
OK for business - not ready for a banquet reception yet
The hotel is made up of suites. Great for the business traveler;
nice desk and working area and also couch for relaxing and watching TV.
The alarm clock is some new fancy CD clock radio and we had no idea
how to set it. We dialed "2" on the phone to get a wake up call and that
did not work either. Finally called the front desk and was able to place
a wake-up. (Which they did do on time in the morning)
2 TV's..one in the living room area and the other in the bedroom area.
We were not there on business but stayed due to a banquet we were
attending on a Sat. night. The appetizer's all had the same bottom bread type base which was gross. The shrimp was fishy.
They had 2 bartenders set up. One was a little" more experienced than the other. In this day what bartender
does not know what a "Cosmo" or Cosmopolitan is. After he put ice
cubes in a high ball glass I quickly understood he did not know how to
make it. I did see him pour some vodka but then he said he did not know if they had any grapefruit juice. WHAT? I then told him how I thought it should be made. He still served the drink WITH the ice cubes.
Next drink I went to the other bartender. We ordered 2 cosmo's. Both
were made a different way. But they were served like martini's..no ice.
Being a fairly new hotel I do not think they had many banquets previously. The dance floor was extremely slick. Two ladies fell while dancing with in the first couple of songs. And another elderly woman fell on the carpet.. it was very plush but the pile is cut in a way is was also slippery.
Our waitress during the dinner was very attentive. I wish I could remember her name. She did not live in the area but was brought in to help with the banquet. During the meal we were served a salad that had some sort of slices of bacon. My tooth broke eating it. The rest of the dinner was fair...not outstanding.
After the dinner we went back to the room to sleep. The pillows were "hard". Funny as they looked so plush and plump. The decor of the room is very modern with 2 shades rather than drapes.
I can see that they will be having problems with the darkening shades
as it was getting stuck as I was trying to pull it down.
For business travelers there is a LARGE safe in the room that would fit
a laptop. Nice touch.
The hotel is also very close to O'hare which makes it conveinent.
I did notice that they did have a shuttle to the airport also.
The girl at the front desk was VERY professional as was the reservation
girl (at the hotel) when we made our reservation.
Give this place a try for business. I would give it some time for any
type of social banquet.
Great new hotel
This hotel opened in late February 2005. I spent one night in March and it was outstanding. The hotel is a little hard to find - I drove and the street changes names and the hotel is accessible on one side and is located on the edge of a business complex so it was a little hard to find. The exterior doors have darkened windows giving the hotel the appearance of being closed (I arrived at night). The lobby and rooms are very modern and tastefully furnished. The rooms are suites. There's a sofa, chair, modern work desk and comfortable desk chair in the living room, along with a small bar and a tv. The bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable bed, dresser, small closet, and a tv. The bathrooom features a glass oversized shower. Everyone on the staff I encountered was extremely helpful. The restaurant food was delicious - the night I ate there they were featuring tapas with a European style salad bar. There's plenty of free parking in the covered parking lot adjacent to the hotel, and there's a complimentary hotel shuttle. Great introductory room rates, too.