I don’t stay in airport hotels often, but occasionally find the need after a late flight. Last fall, we spent one night at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare, a suites only hotel. Located about 3.5 miles from O’Hare, the Renaissance is a great choice if you need to stay near the airport. Here’s my review of the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare.
Booking the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare with Points
The Renaissance Chicago O’Hare is a Category 4 Marriott property. This will set you back 25,000 points per night, +/- 5,000 points for peak and off-peak booking. To book our room, we used a 25,000 point voucher from the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Premier. At the time of booking, the room was worth $217.20.
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Location
The Renaissance Chicago O’Hare is conveniently located about 3.5 miles from the airport. The surrounding area is heavily trafficked and it’s not easy to get places on foot. It’s less than 20 miles from downtown but due to Chicago traffic, it can take a while to get there. We stayed downtown at the Hilton Chicago the next night and were able to walk to the CTA Blue Line Station somewhat easily from the Renaissance.
Dining and Amenities
The Renaissance Chicago O’Hare has several dining options onsite. Asado Urban Grill is open all day and has a breakfast buffet. The R Bar is open for dinner and drinks. There is also a Starbucks and a 24-hour market-style deli in the lobby. Other amenities include an airport shuttle, a 24-hour fitness center, and indoor pool, and event space.
Lobby and Check-in
The lobby at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare was large with plenty of seating and easy access to the restaurants and Starbucks.
For a cheaper hotel, the lobby was surprisingly large and nice!
There was a monitor with flight information and flavored water available at all hours.
We arrived late and were the only ones in the lobby for check-in. The check-in process was efficient and we were at our room within minutes.
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare King Suite Room
All of the rooms at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare are suites. We booked a king suite which has two rooms. Upon entering, you see the first room which is set up like a living room though the couch pulls out into a bed. The room had a ton of furniture…probably a little too much for the size of the space.
This room also had a mini fridge and coffee maker.
The second room was the king bedroom. This room also had a TV.
The king bed was nice and comfy.
I was shocked to see a CD player next to the bed. I always think about how outdated it looks when the clock next to the bed is an iHome, but this was even worse! It’s probably time to update these…
The room also had a small closet.
To the right of the closet was the door to the bathroom. You could also enter the bathroom from the other room.
The bathroom had a large shower stall instead of a tub.
The vanity was large but only had one sink.
Toiletries were provided by Aveda.
I thought the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare was very nice especially for a Category 4 property. The room had more space than we really needed, but that was a nice change from the usual cramped rooms we encounter. The airport shuttle was also easy to use. If you find yourself in need of a hotel near O’Hare, the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare is a great choice.