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The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

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"I have always wanted to visit this historic hotel. Now that it has become a Marriott property, I knew it was the time to go! Beautiful property!"
Jan 9, 2020 - Downs, IL, USA
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Originally opened in 1910, this historic property known as the "Hotel of Presidents" underwent a full renovation in 2017 to update the lobby, guest rooms and public spaces with new amenities and tech updates; Fodor's says the lobby "is a crown jewel in Chicago's architecture scene."

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 great reviews for its upscale Spanish cuisine (Travel + Leisure calls it one of the best tapas restaurants in America) while in the lobby they pay homage to the hotel's swingin' past with live jazz performances on select evenings. 

Located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, the hotel is less than a 10-minute walk to the Art Institute and a 20-minute walk to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. The Adler Planetarium is just a bit farther (and a great place for a photo of the city's famous skyline). Guests can also quickly get two other great Chicago experiences -- the hotel sits just a couple blocks from blues music at Buddy Guy's Legends and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 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: $25 plus tax, per stay.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra bedding available in the Deluxe King Room only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $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.

Fees: Valet service fee: $75 plus tax per day.

Includes in & out privileges.

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.

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
(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
I have always wanted to visit this historic hotel. Now that it has become a Marriott property, I knew it was the time to go! Beautiful property!
Other Comments
Staff was very helpful.
Karen Jan 09, 2020 Downs, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed our stay. Nice size room. Great breakfast. Would stay there again.
Lynn Jan 06, 2020 Hales Corners, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location across from Grant Park. Beautiful hotel and the service was excellent.
Dec 12, 2019 Orange Park, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel. Rooms were well appointed and very chic.
Other Comments
Holiday decorations were so beautiful
Rose Dec 09, 2019 GreenvilleGreenville, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel excellent location
Carrie Dec 01, 2019 Omro, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was an excellent deal for us as we needed to stay in downtown Chicago for a couple of nights during Thanksgiving week. Thank you Travel Zoo and the Blackstone for this offer!
Other Comments
Pleasant and helpful staff members - we enjoyed our Room on the 22nd floor. Thank you!
Sharon Nov 30, 2019 Decatur, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large beautiful room. Very modern decor. Walk-in shower nice, but hard to turn on water without getting cold water on you.
Francis Nov 27, 2019 Marietta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location in the heart of downtown Chicago on Michigan Ave. Close to restaurants and bars, as well as shopping and entertainment!
Mark Nov 26, 2019 Springfield, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the ambiance and the decor in the hotel. Nice large room with a fridge that didn't cost money to open.
Linda May 20, 2019 Elmhurst, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Historic and romantic look of the lobby
Other Comments
The Mercat was fantastic, Like Family style Spanish eating. Was confusing at first, be it was all amazing food!
David Feb 16, 2019 Willard, MO, USA

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