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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 #25 of 167 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

Saint Joseph, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our daughter's wedding reception at the Blackstone. The facility, the people and the service were spectacular. The food was excellent. The cocktail hour and reception were handled with smooth clockwork. Toni and staff oversaw everything. Throughout the evening I was able to enjoy my family and friends without any worry about the party. Also, my guests raved at... More

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

Hi Mark M - Three cheers to you!!! Hosting a daughter's wedding is a HUGE undertaking and I'm soooo happy that you enjoyed yourself and were able to not worry! The Blackstone Renaissance team LOVES a good wedding and this was a great one! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate it.... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blackstone Hotel is the place to stay in Chicago. It's my favorite of all the hotels that I have stayed,great location, impecably clean rooms and friendly staff ( especially for kids.) It has a world class restuarant, Merkat, and a Starbucks. The Art Institute is a short walk and there you will find the Bean, Millenium Park and the... More

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

Hello xcachi222, So happy that you stayed with us again and that you found the hotel to be consistently CLEAN and FRIENDLY! Two of the most important things in my book! We so appreciate your business and especially appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Best regards, Kim C More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is definitely on my list to come back and stay again. Service was impeccable and my room was perfect. The only knock is that concierge lounge was totally closed on the weekend. Other properties allow access even when closed and provide cold non alcoholic beverages and fruit. Often times I visit the lounge after hours just so I... More

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

Hi Georgesearch! Thank you so much for your review! I am thrilled that you found the service to be impeccable and so appreciate that you took the time to tell us about it. The feedback on the lounge is good. We do sometimes use it on the weekends for wedding parties to get ready or for after parties which is... More

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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
#25 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#26 Business Hotel in Chicago
#34 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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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 #25 Spa Hotel in Chicago #26 Business Hotel in Chicago #34 Family Hotel in Chicago
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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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