The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
About the Hotel
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
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; 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 20-minute walk to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium; the Adler Planetarium is just a short distance farther (and a great place for a photo of the city's famous skyline). Guests can also quickly get two true Chicago experiences -- the hotel sits just a couple blocks from Buddy Guy's Legends and a Lou Malnati's deep-dish pizzeria.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- 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
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
- 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
Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests:
Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Extra bedding available upon request (based on availability) in the Deluxe King Room only: 25 USD plus tax, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Extra bedding available upon request (based on availability) in the Deluxe King Room only: 25 USD plus tax, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
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.
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.
Valet service fee: US$75 plus tax per day. Includes in & out privileges.
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.
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