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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

#39 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a true gem in the city. Very nice rooms and a very well maintained property. The location is perfect for anyone looking to get out and about and see the sites. We walked to Navy Pier twice, took the Red line to Wrigley (Block from the hotel) for a game and a lot of other things that were...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind words regarding our team here at the Blackstone Renaissance! I will be sure to share your comments with the staff, and especially Rory. Thank you for choosing the Blackstone and we look forward to your next visit with us! Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

The Blackstone, the president's hotel, is the best attraction in Chicago. I ALWAYS brag about this hotel because of the succumbing service and decor. I love the staff, they always know me by name and they are prompt and helpful. There is no other hotel that has my heart such as this hotel!! Love it

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind feedback and we "Love" having you stay with us! We would look forward to seeing you again very soon. have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

Tiverton, Rhode Island
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Blackstone is a great Marriott Hotel on S. Michigan Ave with a fantastic view of Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Millenial Park, etc. I have stayed here three times and each time the staff has outdone themselves to make my stay fantastic. The rooms are large and very up to date and its in walking distance to...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. The Blackstone is a proud member of the Renaissance family and we are happy to hear that you love our location and service! We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits with us. Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster general Manager

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stayed at the Blackstone for Labor Day weekend and had a good experience. The room was smaller than I had hoped but the size of the bathroom made up for it. We interacted with the staff on a couple of occasions, once when the room key stopped working a day early and once when we needed to have something...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind feedback. We value your business and look forward to your next stay with us! Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Overall a fine hotel, located just a few blocks south of all the Millenium Park action and convenient to many of the city's sights. We found a pretty good price for a one night stay in a King room, which was spacious and had a beautiful view of the lake. However, we were disappointed in the front desk service, which...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for the issues that you experienced. I will be sure to review your comments with the appropriate staff members. I can assure you that this is the exception and not the rule here at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel. We look forward to your next visit! Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice old hotel. It's very conveniently located to the bean (millennium park) couple blocks from the rail station: get the prepaid rfid card and and all public trans pass for about ten bucks. Several park your own car lots surround the hotel, do this and use the great public transportation/ walk. Chicago is a city that lends itself to...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel. We will work to improve your rating from an A- to an A+. We look forward to your next visit with us. Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This hotel was at the perfect location for us for the weekend, but it is a bit pricey. I expect pricey hotels downtown. Overall though, it was a really good experience. The front desk employee that checked us in was really helpful and friendly, the room was really nice with a great view of the Willis (Sears) Tower.

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We value your business and look forward to your next vist to the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel. Have a Great Day! Paule Newmaster General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Overall, this is a good, solid hotel. My room was big and the bed was comfortable. The amenities were typical of Marriotts (Renaissance) - rough towels, in-room coffee service that is very average. The negatives: 1) Room Service hours are very limited: only Breakfast & Dinner - no All-Day menu and no late night options 2) the lighting in the...

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback on the hotel. Although we are a proud part of the Renaissance brand, we take even greater pride in providing the great history of the building as well as representing all of the elements of a boutique hotel. We will review your comments with the appropriate staff members...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Third time staying here. It's always nice and pleasant. The people are awesome and the rooms are always fantastic. And they have Aveda products in their bathrooms. The lobby is always immaculate. The room service is always hot

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Paul N, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Our goal is to make the Blackstone Renaissance the favorite place to stay for all of our guests. Thank you for choosing the Blackstone and we look forward to your next visit with us! Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hotel is located across from Grant Park with an easy walk to everything on Michigan Ave. The red line is also a couple of blocks west providing access to locations north plus Ohare airport with a single transfer to the blue line. The gym has some nice features, staff was great and the rooms were good. The bed was...

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Thank you so much for the "Great" feedback! We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing the Blackstone Renaissance. We look forward to your next visit. Have a Great Day! Paul Newmaster General Manager

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
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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: $303 - $656 (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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“Rooms on the North and East sides greatest views.”
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