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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 #24 of 167 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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B.C.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Blackstone has been a fixture on Michigan Ave. for ever. There are other Marriotts in Chicago of course but on this trip, 4 nights in April, the Blackstone had the best rates. My train was late and when I arrived around 2000hrs there were no staff handy to help me get my bags up the stairs from the street... More

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St. Louis
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel for four people through Priceline. Upon arrival, I was given a room with ONE KING BED!!! The hotel would have upgraded me for a fee, however, there were no rooms available that would accommodate four people! How can Priceline sell a room that obviously could accommodate four people? The hotel did graciously offer me a cot... More

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Austin Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group stayed at the Blackstone for an event and mini-vacation in April of 2014. We found the service to be very friendly and attentive during party planning and for our hotel stay. Friends of ours stayed in the Heaven Suite which was stunning. The suite had a lovely view of Lake Michigan and The Field Museum and it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located in the perfect location - directly across the street from the park by Lake Michigan, where you can go for a jog or enjoy the numerous organized activities. It is really close to the planetarium, aquarium and tour boat, as well as a number of theaters. The rooms are spacious, perfectly clean and beautiful. The staff... More

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Camden, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked 26 rooms at the Blackstone Renaissance for a Rotary trip in April and could not be more pleased with our stay at their hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful from the time we arrived until we departed. I did not have one complaint from any of the 51 people who joined us on this trip to... More

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

Hi Richard, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review! We loved having your group in the hotel, the staff really enjoyed interacting with them. I am so pleased that all of you loved your stay and we would LOVE to have you come back and visit. Just let us know when! Best regards, Kim... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for an extended weekend. Made my reservations through. Priceline, and unlike with other hotels, the staff were very welcoming to is and didn't treat us any differently. Check in and out was smooth, in fact they let us check in 6 hours early. The housekeeping was good, linens were soft. Loved the modern bathroom design. It has a... More

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

Hello! So glad that you had a great weekend getaway and that you found the hotel to your liking! I'm especially glad that you weren't treated differently for being a Priceline customer - to us a customer is a customer and we try very hard to treat them all fantastic! You are correct about the internet, though, I think what... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like old buildings that been refurbished. So the Blackstpne was a natural choice. The lobby is really beautiful. Beaux arts ceiling and elevators add to the feeling. The rooms are very modern. Great rain shower in the bathroom. The room was small and pretty tight for two people. The bed was comfortable Nice fitness room. The hotel is on... More

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

Hi Ram1983! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! I am thrilled that you enjoyed it and found it convenient to the things you visited. Unfortunately, it sounds like you were put in one of our smaller rooms, which we actually don't have that many of - like most historic hotels, almost every room is... More

Shaver Lake, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible hotel. It has an elegance to it that is rare to find these days. I was very impressed! The rooms were rather large and traditionally decorated. The staff was incredible as well. Their service was excellent. The location was so convenient to the Loop, restaurants, Lake Michigan,etc. I strongly recommend this hotel!

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

Hi Anthony C - Wow! Thanks for the review! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed all that the Blackstone Renaissance has to offer! I look forward to welcoming you back again - please let me know when you return. Best regards, Kim C More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the super helpful bellmen, to the smiling faces at the front desk, to the beautiful room and the amazing food in Mercat, the Blackstone is absolutely perfect! The hotel is just the right mix of a beautiful, historic building with fun, modern accents. Housekeeping service was stellar, the views from the guest rooms were truly beautiful and the hotel... More

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

Hi Kate T - Thank you, thank you, thank you, for not only taking the time to write a review, but including all the fabulous things about our property! The entire team really appreciates it and I will be sure to share your comments with them. Hope you will return soon, Beset regards, Kim C More

Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this property! The place is quite charming with an old-school style of elegance. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. The gym facilities are top notch and the location isn't in the thick of it - but close enough to get around easily.

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

Hi JessZ - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm especially pleased that you found the staff to be friendly and that you appreciated the location - you are so right - not quite in the thick of the craziness, but definitely close enough to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer. I hope... More

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Additional Information about The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel

Also Known As:
Renaissance Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
Renaissance Chicago
Chicago Renaissance
Address: 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#24 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#26 Business Hotel in Chicago
#35 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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