We arrived on Saturday and requested an upper floor, lake view room. We stayed in room 1918, which is a corner room looking out on Lake Michigan. It was beautiful. Clean, bright and very roomy. It exceeded all expectations. Being directly on Michigan Avenue we expected some road noise. There was very little. There was also no noise from the other guests. Zero. This hotel is beautifully appointed.
The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable. The only negative was feather pillows and no extra blanket in the room. I know every upscale hotel has feather pillows, and it is very hard to get foam. I still slept very good because the bed was so comfortable.
Room service was so so. The prices are very high and you must be very specific on what you want. We ordered coffee with cream and got milk. Not too tragic, however, when you pay $15.00 for coffee with cream, and it takes 1/2 hour, at least give me cream. The hotel restaurant wasn't too good for dinner, but has a wonderful breakfast. The 2 eggs any style are a fantastic deal. Worth it.
We went to see the Chicago Bears game and ended up walking to Soldier Field. We ended up walking to our destinations and cabbing back after dinner etc. It is in a great location for seeing the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blackstone in downtown Chicago is a storied architectural icon rooted in the city's legendary past, but newly updated to deliver a distinguished hospitality experience for today's discerning traveler. Previously known as the Renaissance Blackstone, this recently revitalized destination is blooming as a point of cultural and creative discovery on the Cultural Mile. The Blackstone, where epic history meets a clever contemporary attitude. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Hotel Chicago
- Renaissance Hotel Blackstone
- Renaissance Chicago
- Chicago Renaissance