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The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
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Ranked #26 of 169 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We absolutely loved this hotel! We only had 1 night in Chicago and chose this hotel for the location and history of the building. We were able to walk to the Shedd Aquarium and walk to eat some yummy Lou Malnati's pizza with our 2 kids. We are Marriott rewards members so we were able to eat breakfast on the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't believe I just got around to writing a review. I have stayed at the Blackstone 6 times in the last 5 years. In fact, I liked it so much I got married here in 2010. In my opinion it is the best hotel in the city to balance out location, style, facilities, room quality, value and service. It's... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a one night stay for a city getaway night. Huge clean bathroom. Very comfortable bed. The parks and Art Institute are across the street and walkable up Michigan Ave. Great Spanish restaurant in the building.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is located right near Cloudgate and the Art Institute. It's a classic hotel and it is luxurious! Everything is top-notch, and the staff really goes above and beyond. The rooms are spacious and spotless and decorated with a keen eye. There are mixed media art works on the walls, beautiful furniture and incredible little accents that make everything... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After extensive research on Trip Advisor I decided on The Blackstone for a three night stay in Chicago. The most important requirements were a king sized bed and a hotel close to public transportation. I also wanted a nice place with a decent sized room. The Blackstone was the perfect choice! The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are a decent... More

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Hi DrHeathr! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about the Renaissance Blackstone! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the fact that you not only researched where to stay, but was happy with your choice! I am especially happy that you found the staff to be so accommodating! We hope that... More

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blackstone is a quintessential historic landmark with all the amenities and comfort today's travelers crave; the tapas restaurant has wonderful food in a terrific setting; bed was luxurious - we slept great!

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Grace C - thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad that you found the property to your liking and enjoyed not only the location, but the amazing views from some of our rooms. I hope that you will visit the hotel again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

Fredrikstad, Norway
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156 reviews 156 reviews
62 hotel reviews
507 helpful votes 507 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here from July 27th till August 4th. Had booked a deluxe club level room, which gives you a room on one of the top 3 floors of the hotel, plus access to the Club Lounge (aka Hubbard Place). Please do specify on your booking form if you would like a room with a lake view. I erronneously thought that... More

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

WOW Theresa, Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your awesome review of the Blackstone Renaissance! Obviously, the team really enjoyed their interactions with you and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much that you would provide such a stunning recommendation! We look so forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Kim C More

dayton,nv
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend staying at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel. Coming to Chicago to celebrate the 4th of July, friends in the area advised us to stay here. It was a great location. All the staff was very friendly and extremely helpful in recommending things to see and do. We took a River/Lake cruise that explained the architecture and a "gangster"... More

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JulieDayton, thank you very much for taking time to review the Blackstone Renaissance! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and especially happy that you found the team to be accommodating and knowledgeable and able to recommend fun things to do in the area! Chicago is a GREAT city and I'm glad you enjoyed some of the history... More

Canton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel and a great location! The concierge lounge is one of the best I have ever visited! It was very easy to get a cab outside the front door and the Mercat Restaurant was fantastic. I will be coming to Chicago regularly and I will definitely stay here again and again!

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Hello The HumanVern - So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Blackstone Renaissance! We are thrilled that you will be coming back - please let me know when as I would like the opportunity to get you that view room - they really are amazing! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! Best regards,... More

New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great room, but the weirdest bathroom I've ever seen. The sliding door did not close all the way which made the stay incredibly uncomfortable as we had to use the lobby bathroom for any sort of privacy. When we mentioned this to the front desk they said they were sorry and that was just the design. Who designs a bathroom... More

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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are actually in the process of modifying the doors to the bathrooms which should be complete by the end of the year. I appreciate the rest of your great comments and hope that you will visit with us again. Best regards, Kim C More

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Address: 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
Renaissance Chicago
Chicago Renaissance

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#16 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #19 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #23 Business Hotel in Chicago #50 Family Hotel in Chicago
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Rediscover a legend with the revival of historic Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel in Chicago! Meticulously restored to its original grandeur, the acclaimed Blackstone Hotel is back with 332 unique and luxurious guestrooms. Once hailed as "the premier hotel of Chicago", we are eager to welcome you back to this Landmark, and share a story or two with you from our rich history. What will be your story? The Blackstone. How Chicago. ... more   less 
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