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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though it has some fundamental challenges (El train on one side, commuter trains on the other; somewhat remote locations in the far-south Loop) that are hard to resolve, the Blackstone could be a much better hotel with a little work. Like most of Marriott's Renaissance brand properties, the Blackstone's rooms are nice (if sometimes very small), with high level finishes,...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i hope with the remodel they can keep the vibe. All of the staff was excellent. Tekita at the desk was super cool at check in and was a great caretaker throughout our stay. The Mercat bar is cozy and swank at the same time. The pool table in the lobby was the perfect surprise and i saw so many...

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

Thank you, JohnQ, for your kind comments! Very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We will definitely be keeping the fabulous vibe in the new remodel! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good overall experience. Efficient check in, staff were friendly and hotel had good services. Wifi was good and room was comfortable. Had some view of the lake and park. Good location for running as it is across from park and lake trails that go for miles.

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

Hello, dmw9277, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! I very much appreciate your feedback but was hoping to get some additional information on why you only rated us a 3. I am certainly pleased that it was overall a good experience and would welcome any additional information. Thank you so much, Kim C General...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Let me start off by saying this hotel is by far the best hotel in the Chicagoland area. Kristina and Ricardo did excellent job on making my girlfriends Valentine's Day and proposal the best night ever. She said yes! Both were very nice and very helpful. Thanks again guys.

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

WOW, congratulations, dplaza! We are delighted that we were part of such a momentous occasion and I am thrilled that our team was able to assist you in making it happen! We look forward to your return visit. All my best, Kim C General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing service every time I stay at the Blackstone . Would highly recommend and a special thanks to front desk Ethan. He was very gracious welcoming and all around awesome . Thanks for a nice stay..... See u in May Robert Lasater

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and very much appreciate it that you would recommend us to others. I am not sure I understand the reference to Robert Lasater, but maybe the next time you visit you can fill me in! All my best, Kim C...

Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband had business in Chicago and our stay at this historical hotel was fantastic! Our beautiful room overlooked Lake Michigan. Ethan at the front desk was so friendly and answered our many questions. We were given a great recommendation for dinner within walking distance of the hotel. James the valet helped us every step of the way, guiding us...

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

Thank you, Karenldeighton, for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experiences with other Tripadvisor readers. We very much appreciate it and are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We love the historic aspects of our hotel but also the fantastic contemporary touches and great modern service points. We hope that you will visit us again...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a room at the Blackstone Renaissance for my son, for his 21st birthday. I cannot report on the stay first hand, therefore, but I just had to mention how wonderful the staff was in helping me arrange a few things to make the stay special. I particularly want to mention the concierge, Ricardo, who arranged for several celebratory...

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

Hello, Crito, I am so delighted that your son had a great 21st birthday celebration at The Blackstone and that Ricardo was able to assist in making it happen! We hope that you will come and visit and experience our "cut above" soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Folsom, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel over 100 nights per year and after traveling from the West Coast, i'm usually exhausted when i get to the hotel. Last week i was greeted with a smile and an amazing attitude by Tecia Bryant at the front desk. She began telling me about the exercise facilities, breakfast and other services. The best part is she didn't...

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

Wow, thank you KusabaMob, for your kind words! We will definitely share them with the entire team and especially, Tekita. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will visit with us again soon. All my best, Kim C General Manager

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on business for one night. The room was clean and nicely furnished. Nice, spacious bathroom with huge shower but note that there is no tub. Bed was clean and comfy.Front desk was quick and courteous. Walking distance to many eateries and things to do. I had a nice view of the park and lake from one of...

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

Hello, karbearLA, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate your feedback and am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Like many hotels, we have moved away from bathtubs and have spacious, walk in showers. For those of you who love a bath, you just simply need to ask, we have several still in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good (no, great!) things about the Blackstone Hotel. It is a timeless, historical gem with modern, luxurious amenities. It's the perfect place for tourists looking for a great location and a genuine Chicago experience, as well as for Chicagoans looking for a weekend "stay-cation." Lakefront views are breathtaking.

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jenna S, for your wonderful review! We love our hotel and so happy that you do, as well! Please let me know when you visit again, I would welcome the opportunity to say hello in person. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

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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)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $190 - $565 (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
#26 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#36 Family Hotel in Chicago
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“Quietest rooms face north.”
 of 5 bubbles 18554travel, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on the east side overlooking the park and we really liked that”
 of 5 bubbles johnQ6568WM, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to request a room overlooking Lake Michigan!”
 of 5 bubbles karenldeighton, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that faces east.”
 of 5 bubbles AnitaH703, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want early checkin on a weekend - take a King size bed.”
 of 5 bubbles KC635, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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