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The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel

4.0 of 5 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Marriott Renaissance Blackstone Hotel was designated a Chicago landmark in 1998 by then Mayor Richard M. Daley. The building of the hotel started in 1908 and was completed in 1910 and to this day the hotel has the aura of aristocracy. The hotel staff is more than accommodating and it is well worth the while to spend time in... More

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81 hotel reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night here. Have reviewed the Blackstone in the past, having enjoyed my stay and this stay was no different. The staff at the front desk were super courteous and helpful, made us feel very welcome. Very good room, well appointed and comfortable. A little noisy from what I think was air handler on roof two floors above us,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay here was amazing. We got into town early and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a room. Our room had a lovely view! The hotel is within walking distance to many things. We would recommend this place to anyone!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Blackstone for the last night of a recent business trip to the Chicago area. I chose this hotel on a recommendation from a friend and because it was so close to the parks. I only had a short time in the city and wanted to be able to walk around. The hotel is beautiful. Very... More

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

Amy T-I am so horrified to read your review! Very much appreciate you taking the time but I have contacted you under seperate email to get some additional details so we can follow up on property. This is certainly not indicative of the type of service that we provide and for that, i am so very sorry. I look forward... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding, with all the charm and glitz you can imagine from an historic landmark hotel. Beautiful and clean rooms with a staff that treats you like royalty. Great location and great view of Lake Michigan. I would recommend this fine hotel and I will stay here again.

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

Hi Kathy S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel staff to treat you like royalty! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

Middleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the beautiful and well-lit Michigan Avenue, the Blackstone Hotel has a classic look that embraces the old architecture of Chicago past. From the outside and looking slowly up to the top, you will be impressed by the height and breadth of the building. Upon entering the hotel you will notice the beautiful brass handrails leading you up the... More

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

Hello Cush, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I really appreciate your perspective and thoughts about the hotel. The thinking behind the property was to take a historic, beautiful landmark and bring it into the modern age with some edgier, contemporary touches. I'm sorry that you didn't love it. I am pleased, though, that... More

texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was in a perfect spot on S.Michigan near all the good spots! Field Museum, Adler, Soldier Field, Art Institute, etc. Al's Italian Beef is around the corner on S. Wabash and Harold's Chicken is down the street from there! The hotel itself is considered boutique and is very nice! The staff was very responsive and even bought towels up... More

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

Hello econotraveler! Thank you so much for writing a review of the Blackstone Renaissance. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and found the location to be "perfect"! I am sorry that you experienced issues with our HSIA - that is not generally the case so i'm sure something must have been amis during your stay. I hope that... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Tech, parks, restaurants, theaters, all by foot or taxi. Great location. Great staff. Super clean. Charming. We visited the Bean, magnificent mile, aquarium, sky deck and observatory, all on the City Pass. Great bargain.

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

Hi Frozeninohio...... I am sure that that name applies to you, today! thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about the Blackstone Renaissance. We are thrilled that you loved the hotel, the location and the team members! Chicago is such a fun city, it sounds like you took advantage of ALOT! Let us know the... More

Lead, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife booked the hotel online and couldn't have been happier with what we saw when we arrived. Fantastic accommodations at a hotel that has more than its fair share of charm. Staff we encountered were polite and courteous. Would stay here again in an instant!

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

Hello, huskerdrew! So happy that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to exceed your expectations! WE are proud of the hotel and very pleased that you found the accommodations fantastic and the staff courteous and accommodating! Hope to see you soon, Kim C More

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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318 reviews 318 reviews
65 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

our trip started out poorly but it was a Marriott problem, not the Blackstone and the staff was great and very helpful. The room was pretty big for an old downtown Chicago hotel, big bathroom,very nice. Great location, all around good spot to stay. I'll be back

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

Hello adam-kelley, Thank you so much for your comments, so glad that your stay was a great one. Sorry it started out poorly but so happy that the team was able to turn it around and that you really enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Kim C More

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Address: 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 332
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
Renaissance Chicago
Chicago Renaissance

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