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.

City Center Chicago - 2300 ft
Airports Midway (MDW) - 8.9 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 16.2 mi
Train Stations Van Buren Street Station - 1700 ft, LaSalle Street Station - 2700 ft
Underground stations LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 2300 ft, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Mercat a la Planxa (cuisine: Spanish) - 100 ft, Kitty O'Sheas (cuisine: Irish) - 300 ft
Parks Grant Park - 2000 ft
Beaches North Avenue Beach - 3200 ft, Ohio Street Beach - 1.5 mi

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. 

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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • 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
  • Billiards
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • Lake view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access

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 in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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.

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    Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Auditorium Theatre
      700 ft
    Places of interest
    • Dearborn Station
      1400 ft
    Museums
    • Bariff Shop For Judaica
      400 ft
    • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
      400 ft
    • Museum of Contemporary Photography
      400 ft
    • Bella Voce
      1000 ft
    • American Composers Forum
      1000 ft
    • Chicago Music Alliance
      1000 ft
    Parks
    • Burnham Park
      1400 ft
    • Grant Park
      1400 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Center For Psychoanalytic
      400 ft
    • Brandeis University
      400 ft
    • Columbia College-Academic Comp
      400 ft
    • English Department
      400 ft
    • 400 ft
    • Management
      400 ft
    • Columbia College
      400 ft
    • Television Dept
      400 ft
    • Liberal Education
      400 ft
    • Undergraduate Admissions
      400 ft
    • Film and Video
      400 ft
    • East-West University
      700 ft
    • Columbia College-Radio Dept
      700 ft
    • American Floral Art School
      700 ft
    • Chicago College Prfrmng Arts
      1000 ft
    • 1000 ft
    • Music Department
      1000 ft
    • College of Arts and Sciences
      1000 ft
    • Harrington Institute-Interior
      1000 ft
    • American Academy of Art
      1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Adler Planetarium
      1.0 mi
      1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
    • Windy City DIvers
      1.0 mi
      N.E. corner of Burnham Harbor, 1362 S. Linn White Dr, Chicago
    • Marina City
      1.1 mi
      300 N. State St., Chicago
    • Michigan Avenue Bridge
      1.1 mi
      Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • 333 West Wacker Drive
      1.1 mi
      333 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago

    Near the hotel

    • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
      300 ft
      610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
    • Museum of Contemporary Photography
      500 ft
      Columbia College, Chicago
    • The Loop
      800 ft
      701 South State State, Chicago
    • Auditorium Theatre
      1000 ft
      50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
    • Willow Creek Chicago
      1000 ft
      Auditorium Theatre, Michigan Ave. at Congress Parkway, Chicago
    • Fine Arts Building
      1200 ft
      410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Dearborn Station
      1400 ft
      47 West Polk St, Chicago

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Mercat a la Planxa

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

      100 ft
      638 South Michigan Avenue

      Phone: 312-765-0524

    • Kitty O'Sheas

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

      300 ft
      720 S Michigan Ave

      Phone: 312-922-4400

    • Buddy Guy's Legends

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

      400 ft
      700 S Wabash Ave

      Phone: 312-427-1190

    • 720 South Bar

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

      300 ft
      720 South Michigan Avenue

      Phone: 312 922-4400

    • Thai Spoon

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

      400 ft
      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

    8.6
    out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 23 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.9
    Rooms
    9.1
    Service
    7.6
    Value
    8.8
    Dining
    1.7

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      We appreciated the helpful, friendly staff. The hotel decor was a very tasteful blend of old luxury and new contemporary.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      The hotel has a cozy feeling. Warm staff and great location and the price is reasonable.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      the fact that is a historic hotel. The building is impressive. Our room was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.

      Though the building is historic, I thought some of the decor in the lobby is too modern, The large round ceiling lights, and the carpet was loud and distracting.

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Single

      Good service and comfortable pillows/bed

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Single

      Good service and comfortable pillows/bed

      • Average rating
        9.2
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