This hotel is absolutely gorgeous. The lobby and ballroom are extremely pretty. My room was modern and attractive, and large compared to other hotels I have stayed at in Chicago. The bathroom was fabulous, with a spacious shower and double sinks. I had a TV in my bathroom mirror, which was cool, but the channels weren't the same as the regular TV so I gave up on it. I heard that all rooms did not have the bathroom TV. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows.
The executive lounge had a great breakfast, if you're eligible. It was a tad small to just hang out in, but their scrambled eggs and fancy coffee maker were a great start to my morning.
The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. They had extra personal care products, which was great since I managed to forget both deoderant and a hairbrush.
I took CTA both to and from the airport. The hotel was close to a station that went to Midway and to a station that went to Ohare.
My only complaint was that there were only 3-4 elevators and they were slow during peak times. That is typical of an old building with over 20 floors though. It certainly was not unbearable - but try for a top or low floor and not a middle floor!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Hotel Chicago
- Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
- Renaissance Chicago
- Chicago Renaissance