Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel  4 stars

636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60605  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This hotel has been frequented by celebrities and presidents and has a classic architecture with contemporary elements. The rooms have diverse furniture and decorations, flat-screen TVs, and internet access and on the 23rd floor there's a lounge, two private boardrooms, and luxury suites with views of Lake Michigan.

Verified Reviews:

  • Room also had a mini fridge and coffee machine - Hotel is a bit lonely at night - Bathroom was wonderful
  • Shower with fair water pressure - Bed very comfortable - A fireplace/lounge area in the lobby
  • Few blocks away from both chicago union station - Tapas bar in the hotel was pleasant - Excellent staff
  • Hotel gym was large - Lobby is beautiful - They did provide free internet - Shampoo, etc. is aveda
  • Beds were soft and there were too many pillows - Very clean room - Newly refurbished, modern furniture

Overview

Located nearby the main Chicago’s attractions, the four-star The Blackstone A Renaissance Hotel is nearby the Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and Millennium Park.

Renovated in 2007 the hotel features French Beaux-Arts exterior, which is complemented by contemporary and luxurious exteriors.

All 332 air conditioned rooms feature en suite bathroom and plush bedding with down duvets. Some suites overlook the Lake Michigan.

The hotel features a restaurant, a coffee shop and a lounge bar.

There are nine large conference rooms at the hotel, besides there also is a business centre which features audio-visual equipment and Wi-Fi internet.

The hotel offers a fully-equipped fitness centre, a health club, golf and tennis courts, volleyball playground and a nearby beach.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   23.  Number of rooms   332.

Located nearby the Chicago Public Library, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Art Institute of Chicago, the hotel is close to all main attraction sights of Chicago city.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 700 m
  • Airport: Merrill C Meigs (closed) - 2.1km, Midway - 14.4km
  • Train Station: Van Buren Street Station - 500 m, LaSalle Street Station - 800 m
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 700 m, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 700 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Double room features flat screen TV and marble bathroom.

Standard Queen room offers pillow top mattress, signature Renaissance bed and flat screen TV.

Guest room features marble bathroom, separate sitting area and a flat screen TV.

Club level offers high speed internet access, private bathroom and a pillow top mattress.

Executive Queen room features flat screen TV, marble bathroom and high speed internet access.

Dining options

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast to its guests.

Mercat a la Planxa Resaturant serves Modern Catalan dishes, including seafood, grilled meat and tapas. The restaurant offers a wide choice of cocktails, wines and beer.

Starbucks serves different types of coffee and light snacks, it works the whole day.

Room service is available at the hotel from the early morning to the late evening.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per night/person for extra beds. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Newspapers/magazines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 12.95 per day

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 60 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

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The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Double room features flat screen TV and marble bathroom.

Standard Queen room offers pillow top mattress, signature Renaissance bed and flat screen TV.

Guest room features marble bathroom, separate sitting area and a flat screen TV.

Club level offers high speed internet access, private bathroom and a pillow top mattress.

Executive Queen room features flat screen TV, marble bathroom and high speed internet access.

Club Deluxe Upper Floors Double Room

King Size Bed - 36m2

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel Club Deluxe Upper Floors Double Room
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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel Club Deluxe Upper Floors Double Room

Sometimes it really is all in the details. Experience features such as our Gentleman's Armoire provided for the convenience and comfort of busy executives and travelers.


    Executive Guest Room

    Two Queen Size Beds - 46m2

    Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel Executive Guest Room
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    Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel Executive Guest Room
      Guest Room

      Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed

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        Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Attractions for Tourists
        • Auditorium Theatre
          200 m
        Train Stations
        Museums
        • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
          100 m
        • Bariff Shop For Judaica
          100 m
        • Museum of Contemporary Photography
          100 m
        • Bella Voce
          300 m
        • American Composers Forum
          300 m
        • Chicago Music Alliance
          300 m
        Parks
        • Grant Park
          400 m
        • Burnham Park
          400 m
        Universities, Institutes
        • Center For Psychoanalytic
          100 m
        • Brandeis University
          100 m
        • 100 m
        • Columbia College-Academic Comp
          100 m
        • Columbia College
          100 m
        • Television Dept
          100 m
        • English Department
          100 m
        • Film and Video
          100 m
        • Liberal Education
          100 m
        • Undergraduate Admissions
          100 m
        • Management
          100 m
        • Columbia College-Radio Dept
          200 m
        • East-West University
          200 m
        • American Floral Art School
          200 m
        • Chicago College Prfrmng Arts
          300 m
        • College of Arts and Sciences
          300 m
        • Harrington Institute-Interior
          300 m
        • 300 m
        • Music Department
          300 m
        • American Academy of Art
          400 m

        Local Attractions

        • Maxwell Street
          1.5km
          Chicago, IL
        • Adler Planetarium
          1.6km
          1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
        • North Michigan Avenue
          1.6km
          Chicago, IL
        • Windy City DIvers
          1.7km
          N.E. corner of Burnham Harbor, 1362 S. Linn White Dr, Chicago
        • Chicago Riverwalk
          1.7km
          100 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

        Near the hotel

        • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
          90 m
          610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
        • Museum of Contemporary Photography
          150 m
          Columbia College, Chicago
        • The Loop
          240 m
          701 South State State, Chicago
        • Auditorium Theatre
          290 m
          50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
        • Willow Creek Chicago
          300 m
          Auditorium Theatre, Michigan Ave. at Congress Parkway, Chicago
        • Fine Arts Building
          350 m
          410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
        • Art Institute of Chicago
          820 m
          111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Mercat a la Planxa

          75% likes this, based on 300 reviews
          Food: Spanish
          Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

          10 m
          638 South Michigan Avenue

          Phone: 312-765-0524

        • Kitty O'Sheas

          62% likes this, based on 204 reviews
          Food: Irish
          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

          80 m
          720 S Michigan Ave

          Phone: 312-922-4400

        • Buddy Guy's Legends

          73% likes this, based on 182 reviews
          Food: Cajun & Creole
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 22

          120 m
          700 S Wabash Ave

          Phone: 312-427-1190

        • 720 South Bar

          68% likes this, based on 33 reviews
          Food: American
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

          80 m
          720 South Michigan Avenue

          Phone: 312 922-4400

        • Thai Spoon

          66% likes this, based on 35 reviews
          Food: Thai

          120 m
          632 S Wabash Ave

          Phone: (312) 427-9470

        Getting there.

        City centre is in 600m.

        Chicago Midway Airport is in 13.5km.

        Chicago O'Hare Airport is in 25.7km.

        Gary - Chicago International Airport (GYY) is in 33.8km.

        Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) is in 35.4km.

        Chicago DuPage Airport (DPA) is in 53.1km.

        Joliet Park District Airport (JOT) is in 61.2km.

        Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN) is in 62.8km.

        Michigan City Municipal Airport (MGC) is in 69.2km.

        Van Buren Street Train Station is in 300m.

        LaSalle Street Train Station is in 700m.

        Underground Station (Blue Line) is in 600m.

        Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

        Average guest rating

        8.8
        out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 72 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        8.9
        Rooms
        9.1
        Service
        7.6
        Value
        8.8
        Dining
        1.7

        Individual guest reviews

        • Good location for going to museums, very nice hotel and the building's architecture is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the climate control works very well, dedication and the food is great too.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.8
          • Location
            6
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            9
        • The location was great, the room was furnished in modern decors and the bed was perfect, front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathroom was also large, breakfast was good.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            8
          • Value
            10
        • Great area of town and beautiful Hotel. The building is just breathtaking and the staff really couldn't be nicer and more eager to help. Etc. the bedding is luxurious, breakfast is good and fresh fruit available for the end of your workout.

          Not the best location, the restaurants within walking distance were somewhat limited.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            7.2
          • Location
            7
          • Rooms
            9
          • Service
            6
          • Value
            5
          • Dining
            9
        • The location is superb, great Hotel Convenient to Michgan Avenue and Taste of Chicago, this historic building is absolutely beautiful. The price is reasonable and the music in the lobby is techno modern. The staff here is excellent and room is good. Free weights mats and exercise balls, for a leisurely breakfast, try Yolk just south a few blocks.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            9
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            9
        • The location was perfect and the hotel decor was a very tasteful blend of old luxury and new contemporary. The lobby was impressive, service was fine and maids were excellent. Our room was very comfortable and the elevators were even worth mentioning. The restaurant was very good.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.8
          • Location
            8
          • Rooms
            8
          • Service
            9
          • Value
            10
        • Just four blocks away from the orange and great location. A very clean hotel, gorgeous building and reasonable price. The lobby is fabulous and service is friendly and professional.

          The rooms are fairly spacious and the bathrooms are quite large.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.8
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            6
          • Value
            9
        • Just a few blocks and location was great. Our stay was fantastic and staff were helpful. Room was well appointed and unique bar in basement was very cool.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.8
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            9
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • Convenient to Grant Park and the museum complex, best workout room I have seen in the city. The hotel is beautifully renovated, the building is impressive and for the price, I can not think of a better experience in all of my travels. The lobby is gorgeous and staff is friendly.

          One king sized pillow in a dirty standard pillowcase.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            6.2
          • Location
            7
          • Rooms
            7
          • Service
            2
          • Value
            9
        • The hotel was really nice and the staff were always friendly and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            10.0
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • My stay was excellent and the staff were also incredibly helpful. The bed was very comfortable.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            10.0
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • Great place to stay, excellent staff and my room was a good sized.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Rooms
            8
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • Excellent hotel in downtown and exceptional service. The room was great.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            8
        • Very nice luxurious hotel and warm staff. Beautiful and well appointed rooms, excellent Choice.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            8
        • Elegant and comfortable hotel, there's a Starbuck's in the lobby and a great tapas restaurant, the staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming. The room was beautiful.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            8
        • Excellent location close to the art institute and symphony, the hotel is as clean as any hotel I have ever stayed in, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are nice.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            10.0
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Value
            10
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