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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tekita Bryant was the front desk clerk who greeted me warmly upon approach. She noticed and acknowledged that I was exhausted and I was pleased when I got to my 12th floor room as she stated I would be. I absolutely LOVE the location and proximity to Grant Park and all the museums. I had the perfect view to Grant...

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Manhattan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Blackstone is a belle époque hotel that has experienced a great deal of history. The lobby and ballroom are quite grand and beautifully restored. I had a great room overlooking lake Michigan. The sun rise over the lake was spectacular. The room itself was beautifully designed and very spacious. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The only drawback was...

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3Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, The MomentManhattan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Tripadvisor Review! We so appreciate your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed the Blackstone and your stay. I am sorry that you were not able to check in earlier than 4:30PM, we certainly do try everything possible to make accommodations. I hope, though, that you...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chicago is a very nice city, but as NY all hotels are one aside the other, so the views you get from your room are of buildings. This hotel is located on Michigan Avenue, at 15 minutes, walking distance, from these hotels located in the Magnificent Mile. We asked for a room looking at the Lake, and the view is...

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4Thank Alejandro1958
Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

WOW! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Chicago and especially happy that you enjoyed the fabulous new Mercat, that just re-opened after a refresh. We hope that you will visit again, soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at this hotel and I love it. It will not be my last. The staff has been so wonderful and helped me out during the most stressful situations during my work trip. Recital Bryant, Front Desk Ambassador, was absolutely the best! ...did I mention the hotel is beautiful?!

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5Thank Katt W
Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, Katt W, for taking the time to write a review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and so pleased that Tekita was able to assist you through some stressful situations! We hope that you will visit us again soon. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Westcliffe, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have returned to the Blackstone for a number of years. I love the style of this hotel and was a little apprehensive when I saw that it was under re-construction. I did not think it could be improved upon...that was before I met Tekita, the front desk ambassador! WOW...did she live up to her title. We had multiple requests...

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

Thank you so much, purdycindy, for your lovely review of the Blackstone and specifically about Tekita! We so appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed a long weekend stay at this property. We usually do this mini vacation at the same time of the year to match our spring breaks from work-and coincidentally-get to enjoy the St. Pat's celebration that Chicago puts on. Ethan at he front desk made us feel welcome at check in. He came around the...

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5Thank Tom W
Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Tom and Happy St. Patrick's Day! It is a fabulous time to be in Chicago and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend getaway. I hope that you will choose The Blackstone again. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Kansas City
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying at two other hotels in Chicago, for us, this was the porridge that Goldilocks chose! As I have said in other reviews (please see reviews for Chicago South Loop Hotel and The Thompson), in a city with as many choices as Chicago, you have to think about what you want in a hotel. This hotel had everything I...

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

Hello, busitrav33, Thank you so much for writing a review about The Blackstone. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Just to set the record straight, Marriott is NOT buying the hotel. The current owners have decided to make upgrades to the hotel and it will be changing brands from the Renaissance brand (also part of Marriott) to the...

Naperville, IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in early March 2017. My room was one of the renovated ones and it was beautiful. Plenty of outlets, plenty of space, plenty of light. Bed (king) was comfy and had good pillows. I had a corner room and the view was amazing--could see Navy Pier and the lake out of one side and the Sears Tower out of...

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

Thank you, the rock and sister, for taking the time to write a review! We so appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will visit with us again soon. Just so you know, there is self parking lots in the neighborhood, but this is a historic building that was built before cars...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I planned a quick trip to Chicago so I looked for a good deal at a nice 4 star hotel. I booked a 2x Queen bed at the Renaissance Blackstone for a great deal. We got here and Ethan kindly informed me that he had to switch our room to a single king suit and we would...

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

Thank you, Jamisoncross, for such a nice review! We are pleased that we were able to accommodate your needs and that you enjoyed our Heaven suite! We hope that you will visit with us again. All my Best, Kim C General Manager

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What intelligence, indulgence and impeccable service of the staff at the Renaissance Blackstone who gave us the most incredible care. From the check-in, upon arriving with Ethan, to the constant care at the front desk with Helen, Diana, Sladjana, Irvin, Krystina, Taquita and Shanoughta...then there was Deejay, everywhere !, helping people incessantly with their bellman needs, led by Manuel :)...

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

WOW! You are so kind and such a pleasure to meet!!! I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you. All my best, Kim

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $273 - $608 (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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#36 Family Hotel in Chicago
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“At least the 12th floor and higher have excellent views of the lake front and attractions (facing east)”
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“Ask for a room overlooking Lake Michigan”
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