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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) -- guests can use it to type notes, directions and concierge recommendations

"Simply one of the most beautiful hotels in the Loop" -- Time Out Chicago
Enjoyed This
(109 Member Ratings)
"The bed was sooo comfortable we didn't want to leave!!"
Jan 07, 2019
Glenwood, 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. 

Each of the hotel's 335 guest rooms is unique, and all have 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. On-site restaurant Mercat a la Planxa earns rave reviews for its upscale tapas menu while Timothy's Hutch features craft cocktails with a 1960s 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
  • "Mixes contemporary style with the building's restored historic grandeur" --



  • 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 and will be charged at US$75 plus tax per pet 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(109 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
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The bed was sooo comfortable we didn't want to leave!!
nikola Jan 07, 2019 Glenwood, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bedding, historic features, sense of luxury
sally Dec 31, 2018 Macomb, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and the rooms were very comfortable.
Other Comments
Everything was perfect. It was rainy the day we arrived and there are spare umbrellas behind the front desk! They think of everything.
Dawne Dec 29, 2018 Fremont, IN, USA
Other Comments
Special thanks to Lily at the front desk for taking such good care of my sick wife!
Michael Dec 24, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully appointed rooms in a great Chicago location.
Other Comments
Old school design meets modern vibes at this hotel. I loved the decor.
Jodi Dec 20, 2018 Delray Beach, FL, USA
Other Comments
The queen size bed seemed small.
Thomas Dec 18, 2018 Rockford, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Guest services was really amazing for our family. We checked into the hotel around 8pm after spending the day out in the city and I had 3 sleepy/grouchy kids. I called earlier in the day to confirm we would have a room with 2 queen beds, but when we got there, the room was not available. Guest services did everything to make it right: They moved us to a room with a King, gave a roll away bed, gave a room credit, and vouchers for breakfast.
Karen Dec 10, 2018 Libertyville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
So comfortable and beautiful.
Kathryn Dec 10, 2018 HOFFMAN EST, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff with great customer service!
Traci Dec 10, 2018 Circleville, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
History and art
Other Comments
Would like to see tours scheduled.
Jan Dec 07, 2018 Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

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