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The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

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Why We Love It

  • Rooms feature upgraded marble bathrooms, plush bedding and flat-panel TVs
  • This historic hotel has hosted a dozen U.S. presidents, from Taft to Roosevelt to JFK
  • On-site tapas restaurant Mercat a la Planxa is a favorite with locals and visitors alike
  • The lobby features a typewriter from 1908 (the year the building was built), and guests can type out a postcard or note to mail to friends 

"Simply one of the most beautiful hotels in the Loop" -- Time Out Chicago
Enjoyed This
(74 Member Ratings)
"Everything from room, breakfast, view, courtesy of the staff."
Feb 05, 2018
Chicago, IL, USA

Map & Directions

The Blackstone is located a short walk from the Harrison Street El Stop, which can connect you to both Chicago airports. 

Rooms & Rates

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Originally opened in 1910, this historic property known as the "Hotel of Presidents" reopened in 2008 as a luxe 4-star hotel. A full renovation in 2017 updated the lobby, guest rooms and public spaces to add even more amenities and tech updates. 

While each of the hotel's 335 guest rooms is unique, each has upscale amenities including pillowtop mattresses, rich cotton linens, marble entryways, USB charge points and local artwork. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and some offer views of Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan.

Art enthusiasts may be interested in checking out the 1,600 contemporary artworks, primarily by Chicago artists, on display throughout the hotel. The on-site restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, earns rave reviews for its upscale tapas menu while Timothy's Hutch features craft cocktails with a 1960's vibe. 

Located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, the city's nearby Museum Campus is where you'll find the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. Want to skip the lines to any of those? Ask the concierge -- they may be able to get you tickets without the wait. 

From the press:
  • "Blackstone isn't just a hotel, it's a modern art gallery" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "The location of the Blackstone couldn't be better" -- Telegraph UK
  • "Mixes contemporary style with the building's restored historic grandeur" -- Oyster.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bedding available upon request (and based on availability) and in Deluxe King Room only: 25 USD plus tax, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Extra person charge is 20 USD plus tax, per person, per night.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: $75 plus tax, per stay.

Two pets maximum per room, must be attended at all times and with leash/cage in public areas. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in/out privileges) for $75.00 (subject to tax), per day. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(74 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
location, decor
Thomas Mar 01, 2018 Pacifica, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything from room, breakfast, view, courtesy of the staff.
Rachelle Feb 05, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
View of Lake Michigan
Other Comments
Nice front desk check in clerk. The room was great!
Jeffrey Jan 29, 2018 Palatine, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
This hotel is awesome! The style, the views and the cleanliness:)
Other Comments
Definitely try the restaurant Mercat! Amazing food and great views :)
Lina Jan 29, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and beautiful rooms with beautiful views out the windows. Excellent food in there restaurants.
Other Comments
I love this hotel and staff and would stay there again.
Brian Jan 30, 2018 Isanti, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view from our room was AMAZING! It was the Lake Michigan shoreline from Navy Pier to the Field Museum. The food and service we enjoyed at Muscat were, in a word, incredible. We enjoyed a tapas meal Friday evening and breakfast that included steak and lobster on Saturday. Wow!
Other Comments
This is a beautiful, charming hotel. It was the perfect place for a romantic get away.
Timothy Jan 30, 2018 Plymouth, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel was beautiful and the restaurant was absolutely great!
Patricia Dec 20, 2017 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great view from our room
Other Comments
Great breakfast too..!!
Eric Dec 31, 2017 Tehachapi, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Courteous service- very clean- comfortable beds - nice linens- updated bathroom- Great Lake view- good location- delicious breakfast at the Mercat.
Other Comments
Enjoyed our stay- we will be back!
Martha Dec 18, 2017 Bloomingtonl, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The history of the building. Would have liked to have more time just to explore the hotel.
Linda Dec 18, 2017 Woodridge, IL, USA

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