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The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

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Why We Love It

  • Recently-renovated 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
(101 Member Ratings)
"Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and took us on a tour of the famous rooms when requested. The view was great. Room was very comfortable."
Dr. Kathy
Jan 08, 2018
Naperville, 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 and recently rebranded to an Autograph Collection 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 many offer views of 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
  • "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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child up to age 17 or one adult and in Deluxe King Room only free of charge.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per stay. Dogs only. Two dog maximum per room. Dogs must be attended at all times and with leash/cage in public areas. Charges will be applied by 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: A Valet Parking Fee (with in/out privileges) of $69.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(101 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and took us on a tour of the famous rooms when requested. The view was great. Room was very comfortable.
Dr. Kathy Jan 08, 2018 Naperville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The entire experience from check in to check out was exceptional.
Other Comments
The front desk staff was very welcoming, friendly and attentive.
Lisa Jan 08, 2018 Frankfort, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great view from our room
Other Comments
Great breakfast too..!!
Eric Dec 31, 2017 Tehachapi, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The comfortable beds and clean, nicely decorated rooms. Also liked the restaurant and bar area
Julie Dec 31, 2017 Frankfort, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel was beautiful and the restaurant was absolutely great!
Patricia Dec 20, 2017 Saint Paul, MN, 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
Enjoyed Most
The included breakfast was delicious! The lake view room is was great! Close to museums and Willis tower.
Gregory A Dec 18, 2017 Alpharetta, GA, 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
We had a beautiful room, the beds were very comfortable and everything had been updated. The breakfast we had at Mercat was terrific.
Vicki Dec 18, 2017 Sugar Grove, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was gorgeous! Beautifully decorated for Christmas, with a music ensemble playing in the lobby when we arrived. The room was pristine, the deskstaff was very helpful, friendly and thorough. The beds were extremely comfortable. The view of the lake was a bonus. The breakfast vouchers for the restaurant onsite the Mercat a la Planxa were most welcomed and the food was delicious! I had my adult daughters with and they enjoyed the stay as much as I did and cannot wait to visit again.
Other Comments
Exceptional facility!
Pat Dec 17, 2017 Machesney Park, IL, USA

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