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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great location close to Millennium park. The concierge level was really nice and the architectural stylings of the hotel made it a pleasure. Rooms were a great size and had a nice layout. I travel to chicago frequently and will most definitely stay here again!

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Flyrodtrouter, Thank you so much for your great review of the hotel! We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back the next time you come to Chi-town! Best regards, Kim C

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We didn't get in until late. The check in process was quick and we were off to bed. Lovely room with a suite. They said they would make up the couch for our son but we were too tire to wait. The king size bed was huge and we all fell into it and didn't wake up til morning. Breakfast...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi CarolccCNA< Thank you so much for staying at the Blackstone Renaissance and taking the time to write a review! We appreciate the feedback and hope that you will come back and visit again when you have more time! Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

First of all, I loved the historical significance of this hotel. The wood details in the lobby, tile work in the elevators was beautiful. The rooms, however, are looking a little tired. First, the sliding bathroom door doesn't really close (so you better be friendly if you're sharing a room). The dark navy/black paint in the bathroom was covered in...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Kait414, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate the feedback and although the room wasn't perfect for you, we will definitely follow up and insure that we correct it. I have written to you under seperate cover in order to figure out which room it was. I hope that you will visit...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had another great stay at this hotel. The location can't be beat for access to the park. We had a corner room with a view of the city and the park - it was incredible. We also enjoyed breakfast at the hotel both mornings. The hotel staff were very friendly. Can't wait to return!

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Maxxiep, We can't wait for you to return, either! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We know you have alot of choices of where to stay in Chicago - we love the fact that you are a return visitor! Looking forward to the next time! Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I had one of the best business stays in this hotel. Particularly because I spent a couple of days among the walls where Al Capone used to, plus after an adventurous travel from Europe, the whole staff was very friendly, welcoming, and understanding with me. Arriving without any suitcase for a business meeting is not the nicest experience, particularly if...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Varazslotanonc! Thank you so much for your review of the Blackstone Renaissance! Your story really warmed my heart and made me even prouder of our terrific associates! Obviously, without our guests, we are nothing so I am thrilled that we were able to assist in making you comfortable in the midst of your luggage drama! I hope that you...

Geneva, Illinois
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We decided to bring our 3 and 5 year old boys’ downtown for the night to cross off a few items on our summer bucket list. We have stayed at a number of hotels throughout the years, but we had heard great things about the Blackstone and decided to give it a try. It was fantastic. When we entered the...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Heather V, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Blackstone Renaissance! We are thrilled that you chose us and so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Stayed here in April for an anniversary trip to Chicago. Hotel was upscale and clean. Very comfortable stay and would love to go back. We enjoyed the hotel restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, so much we ate dinner there again the next night.

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gtg934v, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to experiece our Iron Chef inspired restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa! Let us know the next time you want to come to town. Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Reviewed 21 July 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary. When you first wlak in, the lobby gives you the feel of a different era, dark woods, ornate. The check in was fast and plesant. The real treat was the room. It was modern and sleek. Our room overlooked Michigan and the lake. Spectacular! The bed was super comfortable. Would...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, sherri B, for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your anniversay here at the Blackstone Renaissance and are pleased that you would stay again! Please let us know the next time you come to Chicago! Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We decided to stay at the Blackstone for a long weekend in Chicago. We had stayed at other hotels before downtown, but this was by far the best, especially if you like to feel like you are a part of history. The valets were quick to help us when we pulled up after a long drive to Chicago. Our bags...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, 4travelfan11, We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that the Blackstone Renaissance was able to exceed your expectations. Please let us know when you come back to visit, we would love the opportunity to spoil you! Best regards, Kim C General Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I stayed overnight to allow my daughters to attend the Taylor Swift concert at Soldier Field. This hotel by far exceeded my expectations with its stunning views and perfect customer service. This hotel provides some of the best views I have ever had while in Chicago. I am just sorry I only stayed for a night. I will definitely stay...

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Kimberly C, General Manager at Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mike D, What a great dad you are! Did you enjoy the concert? We are thrilled that you chose the Blackstone Renaissance as your home away from home and extremely thankful that you had a great expereince! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, Kim C

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM899 - RM2,006 (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
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#18 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#25 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#25 Business Hotel in Chicago
#36 Family Hotel in Chicago
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