Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

636 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 [See Map]
#8 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Travelers have a favorite word for the Renaissance Blackstone: comfortable. With its long history (the hotel dates back to 1910), this South Loop property could easily garner a stuffy atmosphere, but recent guests attest the Blackstone maintains its landmark status while embracing a luxuriously modern ambience. With the help of a recent $128 million revamp, the hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each boasting modern decor (though furnishings are reminiscent of the Victorian era), plush Renaissance bedding and, on the upper floors, Lake Michigan and Magnificent Mile vistas. Recent visitors also rave about its convenient setting right across the street from Grant Park. On the other hand, travelers are less impressed with the on-site tapas restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, noting that the cost of these small plates is relatively steep. If you want more culinary variety, Michigan Avenue's acclaimed eateries are close by. Meanwhile, members of the Marriott Rewards program can can earn or cash in points here.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 521 guests have reviewed the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 521 reviews)

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Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

636 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 [See Full Map]