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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we were greeted at the front desk by Anissa up until we were requesting a late check out from Tekita our experience was wonderful! These ladies know the meaning of customer service. We had a group of friends that traveled with us to Chicago for my husbands birthday, and we were all blown away at the strides... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the oldest hotels in Chicago. They have done a wonderful job of restoring most of the lobby and common areas to their former beauty. Our room was beautiful, with many lovely touches. The negative for me was the chair in our room, it was a little torn up, like the fabric was worn in spots. Besides... More 

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

Thank you so much, Imtoocold, for taking the time to write a review! I hope that your room was the right temperature!!! We have recently approved the design of new chairs and look forward to other refreshments to the guest rooms in the first quarter of the year. Thanks for your comments, Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice. This historical landmark is not only beautiful, but right across the street from Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain and Grant park. Out of our window we were able to watch the fireworks at Navy Pier. Plenty of restaurants nearby.....if you like looking at architecture, you can go hotel hopping to nearby hotels like the huuuuge Chicago Hilton hotel or... More 

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

Hello, Tracirader, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Blackstone. We love our location and are delighted that you had a lakeview room with a view of the fireworks! So Special! We hope that you will visit with us again, soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at the Renaissance Blackstone. Service was great, and location across from Grant Park was good. Close to the Loop and lots of bus options up Michigan Avenue if you don't want to walk. We liked the room with one exception: the bathroom door. It was a sliding door (like a barn door slider) so there... More 

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

Hi HollyCanada257, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you thought our service was great! That is one item that we can totally control and fee very thankful for the great team that we have on property. We are doing some renovation in the first part of next year and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was super surprised at this hotel. What a gem!! It is a Renaissance but it has the feel of a boutique hotel which is great. The manager on duty was super helpful when I had an issue with my room and was able to fix the issue within minuets. The room was super nice. I loved the decor and... More 

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

Hello, HUTraveler02! I love that you call The Blackstone a Gem! That is how we feel about it and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time here. I am especially pleased that the Manager on Duty was able to assist when something went amiss. As you know, things do not always go perfectly, but its how you recover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For about 10 years I have been staying at The Blackstone more than 50 nights per year. I love the upscale, historic, boutique, trendy/hip feel of the hotel. The quality is excellent, too... But mostly... I love the people here. Everyone goes out of there way to make each visit feel special. Too many great people to mention all... But... More 

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

Hello, Csash1, WOW! What a fabulous tripadvisor review! Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Blackstone. I have recently returned to the Blackstone and would love to say hello! We very much appreciate your business and look forward to many more years. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came to Chicago as part of our mission to see the Philadelphia Phillies play in all 30 MLB ballparks. We arrived at the Renaissance Blackstone and were greeted by a very nice valet whose name I unfortunately do not remember. We were then checked in by a very helpful gentleman, Reggie, at the front desk. Reggie gave us spot... More 

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

Thank you so much, ginster107, for taking the time to write a review! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time here in Chicago and pleased that Reggie and the Concierge team helped to add to your fantastic getaway. We are sorry that the Phillies did not win (not!)! I hope you come back and visit us again. Best... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is one of a kind. I'm the type of guy who loves ambiance and the experience. This hotel is a gem! Right as you walk in, there is beautiful dark wood paneling and gold leaf detailing. The lobby is alive with lounge chairs and a billiards table. They kept the original style of the elevator and other little... More 

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

Hello, Colin H, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Blackstone! We, too, love the contemporary touches along side the beautiful historic aspects of the building. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at this property 35+ night/year, mostly for business. I could not be happier. The key for me is the staff--they are knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and really care about you. They go out of their way to say hello and make your stay as pleasant and easy as possible. A special shout out to Norma and Tekoo in the... More 

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

Thank you so much David, for taking the time to write a review. I so appreciate the feedback! I am sure you will be happy to know that we will be adding shower doors to the shower stalls when we do our soft goods upgrade during the first quarter of 2017. I will pass your comments onto the staff as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always great to stay at the Blackstone. Reggie at the front desk is professional and friendly at the same time - it's good to see a familiar face when coming here. The Blackstone is a great experience and it feels like a home away from home to me. The staff goes above and beyond to meet your needs -... More 

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

Thank you so much, florin F, for taking the time to write a review and especially for singling out our terrific team. Reggie and the Concierge team are fantastic and we are lucky to have them. We appreciate your business and look forward to you returning again soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager More 

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
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" and the "Hotel of Presidents, the staff is 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. Legendary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Address: 636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1901 (Formerly The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel)
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $224 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 332
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
Renaissance Chicago
Chicago Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#25 Business Hotel in Chicago
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#36 Family Hotel in Chicago
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