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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms were spotlessly clean. The mirrors and stainless steel did not have a single fingerprint on them when we arrived. The beds were made and the carpet was vacuumed each day. The towels were arranged nicely every day. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The "navigator," the concierge, was very knowledgeable about the downtown Chicago area and helped... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just stayed at the Blackstone for 4 nights. My first time in Chicago and I had no idea about the place prior to booking. When you walk in you immediately get a sense of the history of the building, the old world style lobby is stunning with the woodwork and metal railings. The place is very clean all around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I chose the Blackstone through Hotwire, so I had no idea of what I was getting into. What a lucky find! The room was lovely and spacious, the location was wonderful, and the staff were nice. Michael, one of the concierges, was very helpful about things to do and where to go. Even the valets were nice and we didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had stayed at this hotel previously on business for a short time in February 2014. I had such a good experience then that we decided to book it for a five night vacation stay in August. We were treated exceptionally well and were very comfortable. The rooms are large, have small refrigerators. The fitness facility is excellent. The El... More

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

Hi Joyce H - Thank you so much for your fantastic comments! I am thrilled that you liked the Blackstone Renaissance enough the first time that you came back for a vacation! We really appreciate your business and hope that you will come and visit with us again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the feel of the hotel and the cleanness of the hotel! The rooms were amazing. The staff was very friendly. The remodeling they had done is amazing without taking away the character of the hotel itself. I love the old style charm that they kept along with the trendy, elegant things they added.

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

Hello EricaD! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel to be clean and the staff to be really friendly! All of us here at the Blackstone Renaissance try to make your experiences in Chicago and your discoveries of our city, special! I hope... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at the Blackstone and loved it. I booked because it was a combination of great value and we really liked the look of the hotel- lots of character! Valet is expensive but there are lots of parking options very close by. Staff- awesome! Very friendly and answered all our questions about Chicago attractions. Cleanliness- top notch... More

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

Hello hsharpe3, Thank you very much for staying with us at the Blackstone Renaissance and for taking the time to write a review! I am glad that you met your expectations and that you thought the staff was awesome and the hotel great! I hope that you will visit with us again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

Norwalk, Ohio
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old-style Chicago hotel, in a great location.Loved it! I went to a wedding reception there, and it was lovely! Very historical building. Close proximity to everything Chicago. Rooms were clean, staff was helpful and friendly, and I cannot wait to go back.

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

Hi Kath371! We can't wait to welcome you back! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Renaissance Blackstone and found the property clean and the staff friendly and helpful! Yay! Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Kim C More

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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall we were pleased with our stay here and would stay here again. While a few pieces of furniture in the room showed some wear, everything worked just fine and we enjoyed the layout of our room. It was a perfect location for the majority of things we wanted to do - Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Grant Park, Willis Tower,... More

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

Hello mlbdld - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Renaissance Blackstone! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed yourself and especially pleased that you found the staff to be accommodating and friendly! I am glad that you would visit with us again and look forward to that happening! Thanks! Kim... More

Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review for the Blackstone Renaissance! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff and the accommodations exceeded your expectations! I hope that you will visit with us again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Kimberly C, General Manager at The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Hi C.A.M.W717 - Thank you so much for your fabulous review! All of us at the Renaissance Blackstone appreciate it and are thrilled that this is your Chicago go to place! You definitely know the property and I hope that you will let me know the next time you come so I can say hello! 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 #18 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #23 Business Hotel in Chicago #48 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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