$206 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 28, 2015 Check-out: Jun 29, 2015

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

4 stars
View map of 636 South Michigan Avenue, (lobby entrance on East, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
82 reviews
Business travel

Staff was accommodating, great breakfast. Tapas restaurant was ok. Overall excellent service to... See full review

  • Noelle C.
  • Feb 23, 2015
Extraordinary Staff

Great staff. Great stay. Parking a little pricey, but location is worth it. See full review

  • A. P.
  • Feb 3, 2015

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
Fire place
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Grant Park: 0.2 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.3 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.5 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.6 mi
  • State Street: 0.6 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.7 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.2 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.3 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.5 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.6 mi
  • State Street: 0.6 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.7 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Macys: 0.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.8 mi
  • City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.9 mi
  • Soldier Field: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.9 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.9 mi
  • Union Station: 0.9 mi
  • Opera House: 0.9 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 1 mi
  • Marina City: 1 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 1.1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 1.1 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1.1 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 1.2 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 1.2 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 1.3 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 1.4 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Children Museum: 1.4 mi

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Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jen13
Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 20, 2012

Great View!!!! Perfect Anniversary!!!!

Great people, great room, great view.... All for a great price!!! We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and stayed at the Blackstone and loved it!! We Will defiantly stay there again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Noelle C.
Business
Arlington
Feb 23, 2015

Business travel

Staff was accommodating, great breakfast. Tapas restaurant was ok. Overall excellent service to all. Particularly enjoyed the quick stop shop in the lobby of the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A. P.
Business
Wheaton
Feb 3, 2015

Extraordinary Staff

Great staff. Great stay. Parking a little pricey, but location is worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grzygorz
Business
Syracuse, NY, USA
Nov 24, 2014

Fits the need

Staff was nice and helpful. Internet service went down during stay and took a while before restored. Location was good for my purposes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KMBOMB
Business
Geneva, il
Sep 29, 2014

Was a great location for our weekend plans but needs some work

My husband and I stayed for one night at Blackstone this past weekend. It was an easy cab ride from the train station. Check in went smooth. The hotel was in the perfect location for us because we were going to walk to soldier field for the bears game and it was a good walking distance. Some good things is the hotel was recently renovated so it is classically beautiful, it has a Starbucks in the hotel, the gym looked nice, they offered head phones and it looked clean. The not so good things.. I thought were the hotel was very dark, the art hall is very small and not very impressive and the worst was the bed. It was not neatly made when we arrived and it was very old. When you sat on it creaked, which made sleeping on it very noisy at night whenever you turned. If I'm going to stay at a hotel, I would like to have a quiet comfy bed to get a good night rest in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VanPooche'
Business
Detroit
Sep 6, 2014

Nice location

Nice hotel but needs a little cleaning. /good location to grant park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Art lady
Business
Atlanta, GA
Feb 16, 2014

Great hotel

The hotel was great. Clean, safe, great location--Aveda products. My only complaint is that I wish that these top tier hotels would include free Internet access.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FD1234
Business
Champaign, Illinois
Jan 12, 2014

Some Drawbacks

Pros: Location Rooms are nice Starbucks downstairs Very helpful valet and doorman Cons: Expensive valet (65$ a night) Internet Charge $12 per day Pet Fee $50 Had to change rooms because of loud ringing outside first room. Front desk staff is a bit rude (not warm and friendly)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Field Museum its a short walk from the hotel.

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JayC84
Business
Seattle, WA
Dec 16, 2013

Ornate common areas lend to a sense of a very nice hotel

No complaints, this was a nice hotel with a good location, easy buses and frequent cabs stopping here, close to Museum Campus. The "Navigator" (information desk) was always staffed by a friendly knowledgeable person. The shower is that newer, perhaps 'chic' style where there's no door, though, and therefor you WILL end up with water on the floor of the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kadoram
Business
Missouri, USA
Nov 19, 2013

Great hotel, great food, great staff, great location

We took our 4 year old for a long weekend to Chicago to visit museums and see dinosaurs. We picked the Blackstone because of its convenient location to the museums and its great reviews. It was a stellar trip. The hotel is beautifully renovated, the staff were friendly and helpful, the restaurant was terrific, and the place had good energy. They were very accommodating and helpful with our child. The hotel is close to everything and just 2 blocks from the red line., 4 from the orange line. We will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The #6 and #10 buses to Jackson Park and the Science Museum stop just across the street at Michigan and Balboa. It is easy to get there and there is so much to see you can spend the entire day!

Review of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jay Dee Mo
Business
Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 19, 2013

Great location, classy/classic hotel

The Blackstone is an historic hotel which feels comfortable, clean, and (here and there) updated, but it still maintains its classic upscale charm. It's a good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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