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The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel

#28 of 175 Hotels in Chicago
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636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my first year ever to be Marriott Gold, and I have to report that the Concierge Lounge in this hotel is lacking. The schedule is the same as others - Sunday 5:00-730pm small bites, 730-10pm dessert. Mon-Thurs add on breakfast at 6am to 9am. The scrambled eggs were cold and clumpy, so I binged on the bacon. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dose not get much better that the blackstone. Great staff, property and location. Always my first choice when visiting Chicago! Prices are great for the location, and the restaurant is to die for! I would always recommend this hotel to any friends visiting Chicago!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am staying at the Blackstone hotel this week and wanted to compliment the staff at the hotel. In particular the front desk and event team (we had a short team briefing on Sunday evening) have been enormously helpful throughout my stay. I had to make a number of changes to several reservations for my team and the front desk... More 

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

Thank you, Garethgk, for your kind remarks about the team! I will definitely share your comments with them. I am so pleased that you are enjoying your stay. We hope that you will visit with us again, soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was the perfect place to stay for my trip to Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the rooms were clean, the service was timely and consistent, the shower was amazing, and the food in the attached restaurant was by far the best meal I had in Chicago. I'm usually very picky and hard to... More 

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

Thank you Chey, so much for taking the time to write a review! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We hope that you will visit with us again, soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Hamtramck, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Chicago for a weekend trip to visit friends and booked the Blackstone through a travel website. The hotel is well located in the Loop, across the street from Grant Park. Valet parking was prompt and courteous, and the hotel's staff was welcoming. The room itself had undergone a recent renovation, and was spacious and very tastefully decorated.... More 

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

Hi John N, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay including the rooms, the staff and the location of the hotel! We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Blackstone after a wedding that was held there on New Year's eve. Fortunately we got a special rate for being part of the wedding party, otherwise the rates here are quite expensive. Regardless the place is stunning. Every room is a masterpiece of old world craftsmanship and staying here will take you back in Chicago history.... More 

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

Hello, Mhallett2320, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you stayed at the Blackstone Renaissance while visiting for a wedding and so happy that we exceeded your expectations! Everybody deserves a little bit of splurge! Let us know when you want to come back again! Best regards, Kim C More 

Shanghai, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boutique style Renaissance in older building that was refurbished. Nice rooms, good size fitness center, but tiny and cramped lounge on top floor. Restaurant was decent, but only had a breakfast there. Starbucks located within the hotel which is convenient. Good location if attending events at McCormick convention center. Across from the lake and easy access to the museums and... More 

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

Thank you, MarkS41, for taking the time to write a review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your business. We hope that you will visit with us again, soon. Best regards, Kim C More 

Washington, DC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Blackstone Renaissance is an very elegant, older Chicago hotel, on South Michigan. It has been in business under the same name for over 100 years and is now operated by Marriott. It has a small but comfortable lobby, with a pool table to one side! It is elegantly decorated with mahogany and ornate features on the walls and ceilings.... More 

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

Hi Jim M, Thank you so much for taking the time towrite a review of the Blackstone Renaissance. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the historic parts of the hotel. We hope that you will come and visit us again soon. Best regards, Kim C More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is a gorgeous vintage hotel. The room was spacious, well appointed and had a great view of Lake Michigan. Staff was kind and courteous. The only parking is valet at nearly $70 was surprisingly high. Charges were added for delivery of towels (there were only 2 in our room) and ice (ice machine on our floor was not... More 

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

Hello, ChicagoMagyar, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I very much appreciate the candid feedback and am so happy that you found the staff to be kind and courteous. As you know, i have contacted you for additional information so we can get to the bottom of the delivery charge which seems extremely bizarre.... More 

Madison
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are currently staying here (3/20/15-3/22/15), and I am very disappointed with the quality of this hotel. One of the things my girlfriend and I really enjoy doing when we travel is watch Netflix at the end of the day, and this hotel has the "Input" button turned off on their Tvs!!!! I've never heard of this before! Even the... More 

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

Hello, irunuwalk, I very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review of the Blackstone Renaissance. I am so sorry that your stay did not exceed your expectations! I will certainly look into the issues that you brought up. Our aim is always to exceed the expectations of our customers, so we absolutely will try to make that... More 

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