Travelers have a favorite word for the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel: 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 Renaissance Blackstone maintains its landmark status while embracing a luxuriously modern ambiance. The hotel offers 332 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each boasting modern decor (though furnishings are reminiscent of the Victorian era), minifridges, coffee makers and, on the upper floors, Lake Michigan and Magnificent Mile vistas. Recent visitors also rave about the hotel's convenient setting across the street from Chicago's Grant Park. On the other hand, travelers were disappointed they had to pay for in-room Internet access, and some noted room walls were thin so it was easy to hear hallway conversations and the passing "L" train. When it comes to dining, the on-site restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, serves tapas and Catalan-inspired cocktails. If you want more culinary variety, Michigan Avenue's acclaimed eateries are close by. And keep in mind, members of the Marriott Rewards program can can earn or cash in points at this Renaissance property.
Hotel, 332 rooms
City center, Lake
Business travelers, Couples
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Rankings for Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2016
Lonely Planet Recommended
A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1455 guests have reviewed the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: | 4.5 (based on 1455 reviews)
Although the Renaissance Blackstone is known for the historic decor that prevails in the public areas of the property, its rooms feature a more modern style. Guest rooms and hallways are decorated with pieces of contemporary Chicago artwork, many of which are for sale. A variety of unique room types are available, offering views of the lake or the Chicago skyline through large rectangular or porthole windows.
- Internet cost is $14.95 to $18.95 depending on chosen speed
- Evening turndown service available
- Marble bathrooms feature Aveda amenities and walk-in showers
Standard room size: 395 square feet
Internet (with fee)
Guest rooms with patios and balconies
Adjoining rooms available
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Located in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is within walking distance of several of the city's top attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago and Cloud Gate. For sites that are further from the property, guests can take advantage of the many bus and "L" train stops within walking distance.
- Across the street from Grant Park
- About a mile southeast from Chicago Grand Station
- 18 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport and 11 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
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The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is home to Mercat a la Planxa, which serves cuisine inspired by Catalonia, the northeastern region of Spain known for its Mediterranean tapas. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an extensive menu, including options just for kids.
- Starbucks Coffee location is on-site at the lobby level
- Room service available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Number of restaurants: 1
Cuisine types: Spanish
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With the smallest rooms starting at 395 square feet, the Renaissance Blackstone offers plenty of space for families traveling with children. The property is located less than a mile from Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum, both of which offer activities that appeal to kids of all ages.
- Cribs and rollaway beds available for use in guest rooms
- Children's menu available at on-site restaurant
The Renaissance Blackstone offers exercise equipment in its on-site health club. For guests looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, Chicago features a bike-share program for easy bike rentals, and Grant Park offers many sports facilities within blocks of the hotel.
- Guests receive 24-hour access to the health club with a room key
- Health club provides cardio equipment and free weights
The Renaissance Blackstone houses nine meeting rooms of various sizes for business events. LCD projectors, microphones and laptops are available for meeting facilitation purposes, and a full-service business center is on-site for printing needs.
- Notary public available
- Faxing, copying and printing services available
Number of meeting rooms: 9
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The Renaissance Blackstone can host weddings of up to 383 guests in its ornately decorated Crystal Ballroom. Smaller ceremonies can be held in the Art Hall or Barbershop rooms, each of which features a historic design and details
- Certified wedding planners on staff
- Catering provided through the hotel
- Special wedding packages available
Maximum wedding guest capacity: 383
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