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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I should start by saying that a staffer solicited a favorable Trip Advisor review, noting that the hotel pays them $25 for each if their name was mentioned. Be guided accordingly when reading these reviews. This is a reasonably well situated hotel, if a bit south of the heart of the action for non-business travelers. It's a nice hotel, but...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Historic hotel with modern features. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I love Chicago! Clean and comfortable rooms. It was fun to read the history, from Presidential and Royalty visits and a gangster history. A great place to stay.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, excellent location. I was in Chicago for an event, and the Blackstone hotel was the perfect place to be. It put me in just the right location. Every one of staff members I met were friendly and helpful. But especially Tekita at the front desk- you made my weekend!

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are in the midst of a 5 night stay. All of the staff have been very helpful and friendly. They have a very nice breakfast on the top floor. Norma and Takeeta were friendly faces to meet in the morning. The hotel is very close to both subway and bus lines. Check it out.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My experience at Blackstone was amazing not only is it like stepping in a moment in time with the historical architecture and with the Great Gatsby style throughout the hotel with a flair of modernism. Absolutely spectacular! The team at Blackstone had so much poise and professionalism. Abraham the concierge made me feel like I was important at all times...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, I have family in Chicago and suburbs so it is very rare that I stay in a hotel. Mostly for business (January Boat Show) and the Blackstone is always my first choice. This year, my arrival corresponded with President Obama's arrival for his Farewell Speech at McCormick Place (also where the boat show is, with final set up preparations...

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2Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blackstone was wonderful and everyone there was very kind. Our room was quiet which was an added bonus considering the weekend! It's about 3 blocks from the Art Institute and a nice 1 1/2 - 2 mile walk to the center of the Magnificent Mile..so great location all around. I would stay again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service I received at check-in was exceptional !!!! I travel a lot and stay in a lot of hotels all over the world. The service I received was professional, accommodating, very welcoming. Tekita greeted me with a smile, a gracious demeanor, and a disarming laugh. Because there was no one else in line we talked about Chicago, the weather...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic property on South Michigan has gotten some much needed TLC since Marriott took over, and the result is a comfortable stay in a great location at an excellent price point. Knowing the hotel's age I didn't have much hope for the rooms but they were much more spacious than expected, decorated in a modern take on Art Deco,...

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Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My recent trip to the Renaissance Blackstone for New Years Eve was delightful. It was a beautiful hotel- the staff was friendly and our room was very nice. We arrived slightly early to check in and since the room we had requested was still being prepared, we were offered a room with a lake view instead! No additional charge. I...

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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: £112 - £327 (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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“Get a "view room."”
 of 5 bubbles davidofparkslope, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“At the back of the hotel where you could hear the "L". If that would bother you, ask to be closer to the front.”
 of 5 bubbles kwetherholt8277, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good rooms. More importantly are the areas not to miss ... Art Hall on the floor 5th and the Club Lounge on 23.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferjT1612XW, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best rooms are upper floors on the east side, the lake view is awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles 102avene, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing Mich Ave have lake views and are furthest from the clatter of the El”
 of 5 bubbles cg37, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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