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636 S Michigan Ave Lobby Entrance On East Balbo Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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margeld15 wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had a wonderful stay at the Blackstone. The hotel and rooms are beautiful, but it was really the service that stood out. Tiara at the front desk went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Marge, so thrilled to read about your stay and especially how Tiara helped you. I know she is thrilled to read she made such an impact on your visit. Come back again soon!
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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Jun 2022
Austin, Texas3810 contributions468 helpful votes
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Stayed for one night, and look forward to staying again in the future. Excellent location, across from Grant Park on S. Michigan Ave. Easy access to the subway, all kinds of attractions nearby, and, walking distance to most of Chicago that a visitor might want to see. Lobby was reminiscent of hotels from a day gone by. Greeted warmly by Chautan at the front desk. Although I had to wait a little bit for my room, Chautan was so pleasant that I had no concerns that I would get my room as soon as it became available. Walked around Grant Park and Millenium Park for a few hours and had a great time. Fruendly call from Chautan telling me my room was available. Nice fellow took my bags and stored them, and I wanted to mention him, but I didn’t catch his name. Really nice room with a view of Lake Michigan. I would recommend asking for an upper floor. Very comfortable bed. Best hotel room desk ever. Really. Very large and lots of plugs accessible. Lots of hot water and good water pressure. Elevators arrived promptly too. A bit more about Chautan. Simply, a lovely professional that is a credit to the Marriott/Autograph Collection brand. Obvious to me that she liked her job, was eager to please, easy to talk to, with good recommendations about about the area, and was a definite plus in regard to an already excellent stay. Photo attached — ask for her.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Pierre-Louis Giacotto, General Manager at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
Responded 14 Jun 2022
Charleine, thank you so much for your wonderful review and especially your mention of Chataun. She was thrilled to read about your experience and how she made such a positive impact on your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Have a wonderful summer ahead.
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Bryan T wrote a review Jan 2023
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Very brief stay at The Blackstone and enjoyed every minute of it. The highlight was being taken care of by Tiara. Room was very clean, aesthetically pleasing, and exactly what I was looking for in a boutique hotel
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Wow, so nice of you to recognize Tiara, and I am extremly happy to see she made such a difference in your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Ashley W wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had a great stay! It was my birthday and I’m so grateful to Tiara at the front desk for making our experience extra special with a lovely quiet room and drinks and continental breakfast. The hotel is beautiful, clean, comfortable, and historic. I cannot recommend this gem enough!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Ashley, so glad Tiara was able to make your stay more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again soon in Chicago!
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EthansDad1 wrote a review Jan 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio31 contributions14 helpful votes
My gf and I reserved this 3-night getaway just 2 days before we left. The Blackstone was a hidden gem! The check in process was extremely quick. And the service was amazing. (Note: we did overnight public parking 1 block away on S. Wabash & Balbo Ave and saved approx. $75 per day.) I thought the lobby a little small but who really cares? They had a large work station table and some couches and chairs. After reading comments, we asked for a room on a higher floor (due to a train running nearby.) They gave us a room on the 16th floor. Plus, because it was a corner room, we had a view! Some commentors complained of not getting a view, but ppl need to realize, Chicago is a city. You're not going to have views on 2 sides of the hotel. Sigh . . . The room was comfortable, spacious, and clean. The bathroom was large and the rain-shower was incredible! The bed was sleep-inducing with soft sheets and 2 types of pillows (firm & medium.) Attention to detail was appreciated, right down to the fragrant, black bars of soap by the sink. We had a dinner in the Blackstone restaurant -- Mercat a la Planxa. A Spanish tapas with incredible food/taste! Our waiter paired our drinks to the dishes and we ended our evening full and happy. The gym was more than adequate and not busy in the early mornings. Lastly, the location was perfect -- in the South Loop, right across from Grant Park. You could walk to the Art Museum or the Magnificent Mile, take a quick Uber to the Aquarium or Soldier Field. If you have kids, I suggest The Athletic Club, 7-8 blocks north, where they can play pool, bocce, fooseball, table shuffleboard, etc. Upstairs is Cindy's: a rooftop bar, complete with firepits to keep you warm from the winter chill. The only (minute) drawback was lack of a microwave. We will return!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: higher up and corner
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Response from Pierre-Louis Giacotto, General Manager at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ethan, thank you for your thorough review and we are thrilled to read you enjoyed your visit. We cannot wait to see you again soon. Happy 2023!
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familytraveler-kidz wrote a review Dec 2022
Green Bay, Wisconsin51 contributions59 helpful votes
We often stay at Marriott given the experienced quality…blackstone was very nice. Great location and staff for our two night stay with kids. Staff was attentive to our needs and pleasant. This patient classic hotel has aged well and been kept up.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We didn’t park a vehicle (took train in which was a short walk)…looked pricey to park.
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Response from Pierre-Louis Giacotto, General Manager at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 weeks ago
Jaris, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Chicago and the Blackstone hotel. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2023.
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Scooter B wrote a review Dec 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia6 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was just ok. Nice to be by the park but the neighborhood is a little boring. And the hotel doesn’t offer much. The gym is nice and big. The lobby is small. The restaurant was ok. The worst part was the air quality in the hotel. It was super dry. I had a bloody nose 2 out of 3 nights I was there. I had a sore throat and a cough bc the air was so dry. I had to run the shower for a couple of hours at night just to sleep. It feels like this hotel tries to be fancy but it falls very short. Customer service was mediocre. Would not stay again .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay elsewhere
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Response from Pierre-Louis Giacotto, General Manager at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Helen, thank you for your comments and I am sorry to read this. I will see with Engineering what can be done during extreme cold days to remedy the possible dryness in the hotel. Wishing you and your family some happy holidays.
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Paul M wrote a review Dec 2022
Detroit, Michigan
We stayed for two nights in early December 2022. It’s a beautiful historic hotel. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. It’s convenient to Lakeshore attractions including the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Dec 2022
Thank you for your visit, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the new year.
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arvin s wrote a review Nov 2022
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This hotel is not bad. The rooms are big, and the beds are comfy. But there's something about it that makes it so that it doesn't feel premium. The elevators are small, slow and bumpy. And the breakfast is by far the worst part of this hotel. If you are going to Chicago with your family and your kids want some pancakes for breakfast. That won't work here. They ONLY serve porridge and eggs n bacon. So, you don't really get to choose what you want to eat. They do it for you. They location is also pretty meh. Its nice and quiet though. So that's always good.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: The higher rooms are higher up
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Responded 10 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am sorry to see that you didn't appreciate all our services. We hope you will join us again one day for another occasion bringing you to the area. All the best.
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William L wrote a review Nov 2022
Outstanding historical boutique hotel, with a rich history hosting celebrities, politicans (including many US Presidents). The neoclassicism architecture is exquisit and detailed inside and out. The lobby is spectacular, warm and inviting. Most important, the staff is proactive, helpful and accommodating. They make sure you enjoy your stay at the Blackstone. Finally, don't miss dinner at the Mercat restaurant, absolutely outstanding.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For a weekend getaway, check in on Thursday or Friday. Dinner at Mercat Friday or Saturday...
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Responded 7 Nov 2022
William, thank you for your very nice comments, I know the staff will be thrilled to read they made such an impact. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Have a great week ahead.
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PRICE RANGE
US$149 - US$363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
renaissance hotel chicago, renaissance hotel blackstone, renaissance chicago, chicago renaissance
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop
NUMBER OF ROOMS
335
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Fox in a Box Chicago (0.4 km), Ragnarok Axe Throwing (0.4 km), and Jazz Showcase (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafecito, Devil Dawgs, and Buddy Guy's Legends.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Blackstone, Autograph Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Blackstone, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.