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4.8 out of 5

"Decor is fabulous. Would have liked bottled water in the room. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Grant Park

In Chicago

A stay at this The Loop hotel places you steps from Columbia College Chicago and a 5-minute walk from Grant Park. Art Institute of Chicago and State Street are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 9 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a lobby fireplace, and express check-in are also offered.

WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 335 guestrooms also offer WiFi and Smart TVs with cable channels. Wired Internet, Netflix, and room service are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$176* Per night/room Apr 19 - Apr 20

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Decor is fabulous. Would have liked bottled water in the room.

Posted by , from Cleveland on Mar 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 9, 2020 by Front Office

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Pierre-Louis Giacotto

Thank you for your 5-star rating, we appreciate it. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel. Comfortable, clean and spacious room

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2018 by Tom S

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about our hotel! We hope you come back in the future.

4 out of 5

Excellent location.

Spent extended weekend at Blackstone Renaissance hotel. The location was excellent: half way between the Field Museum and Chicago Art Institute. Had a room on the 15th floor, with lake view, which was superb. Bathroom is spacious and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable and we hardly heard any noise from neighboring rooms. We did not need assistance from staff, but our (short) interactions were very pleasant. We would definitely stay here again, especially considering the reasonable room rate.

Posted by , from Ketchum, Idaho on Apr 17, 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent customer service!

Nice hotel, great location, front desk employees were outstanding. Very personable, knowledgable and polite.I know they answered the same questions over and over all day but they did not act like it. Would recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

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5 out of 5

Historial hotel close to the Art Institute

This was a ladies trip to tour the Art Institute mainly. We were looking for a lovely historical hotel but one where the rooms were comfortable and updated. This hotel was exactly what we were looking for. The staff was friendly and attentive. The location was perfect for us. We spent 2 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015

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4 out of 5

Very nice stay.

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
Good location, clean rooms, relatively quiet, quick elevators, excellent staff.

Posted by , from michigan on Mar 15, 2012

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5 out of 5

Wonderful weekend

Pros: Quiet
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Blackstone. After he arrived, he realized it was a hotel that he had always wanted to stay at, and it lived up to his expectations. We were close to everything downtown. The Art Institute was a short walk up Michigan, and Buddy Guys was a block away. The staff at the hotel was very nice. The restaurant downstairs (Mercat a la Planxa) was excellent. We had dinner there the first night, ordered breakfast in our rooms for the morning, and went back for Sunday brunch. We loved the decor in the hotel, though we didn't get a chance to explore the Art Hall as there was a conference going on at the time. Even though there wasn't free wi-fi in the rooms, we were more than happy with the free wi-fi in the lobby.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

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5 out of 5

I'll definitely be back.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The Blackstone is a grand old Chicago hotel, updated with beautiful furnishings and all the modern amenities. The rooms tend to be a bit small, as do the elevators, but this is a reflection of its age. It his home to one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. The staff is friendly and helpful. And the location can't be beat.

Posted by , from Champaign, IL on Apr 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Close restaurants
The location of this hotel is excellent, the staff is friendly and the common areas are very inviting. The room was unbelievably small, there was the last guest's discarded food in the waste can and the bedspread was so in need of laundering that it actually smelled. The bed spread and the other guest's waste food in the trash can may have been an unusual experience. Other than those two issues, my stay was fine and the location right downtown was wonderful.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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About the The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

Location 636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 15 2021 to April 14 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3447 square feet (320 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly The Blackstone, Autograph Collection. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 335 guestrooms or units
  • 23 levels
  • 3447 sq ft of conference space
  • 320 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1910
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Chicago Van Buren Street Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Harrison Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection offers 335 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 50-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Mercat A La Planxa - This restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves brunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Lower Lounge - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 75 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and masks are required in public areas. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 65.00 per night (300 ft away)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 250.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Blackstone Hotel
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  • Blackstone Renaissance Hotel Chicago
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.