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The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

South Loop, Chicago
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    John C.
    "This is one of my favorite hotels in Chicago."(3 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "notorious Al Capone use to frequent the barbershop."(3 Tips)
    Nena A.
    "Very close to grant park and walking distance to good food."(3 Tips)
    "Eat at the Mercat, really good!"(2 Tips)
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  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyOctober 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Maybe my favorite hotel in Chicago. The view over Grant Park and on to Lake Michigan is stunning, and the concierge lounge takes care of everything. Save time to play some pool in the lobby.
    Upvoted Apr 3
  • Saundraheart icon on user image
    SaundraAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfectly located on Micigan Avenue, the hotel is a 20 minute walk to downtown and the river. Get a corner suite overlooking Grant Park on the 21st or 22nd floors. Spectacular. Great staff as well
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreJune 2, 2014
    I even took the time to look up the history of the hotel on wikipedia after hearing so many films have been shot at the Blackstone. The bellman & doormen were friendly and helpful.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Historic Blackstone was once known as the "Hotel of Presidents" and the notorious Al Capone use to frequent the barbershop. Ask one of the bellmen or Navigator for a tour! The Art Hall is a must too!
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreJune 2, 2014
    However the agent at check in was able to correct the matter. She upgraded our room. The suite on the 15th floor had an amazing view of the lake. The bathroom & decor was something from a magazine.
  • Nena A.heart icon on user image
    Nena Agu-HoneyJuly 19, 2016
    Very close to grant park and walking distance to good food. Loved our room, employees are extremely accommodating.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareSeptember 14, 2013
    The Crystal Ballroom of the Blackstone Hotel was used in The Untouchables (1987) for Al Capone's inspiring, but ultimately bloody speech on team work.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussNovember 17, 2021
    Really nice renovated rooms. Very comfortable beds. The restaurant has excellent Spanish food and wine though interior could use a refresh.
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreJune 2, 2014
    Bed was comfortable. Just overall a good experience. The food in the Hubbard Lounge, esp breakfast was top knotch. The bacon, eggs & croissants were perfection. Wasn't so impressed the dessert bites.
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreJune 2, 2014
    Very impressive hotel. Convenient to my meeting that brought me to town. The lobby is breathtaking. Initially there was some mix up with the reservation after my flight coming to town was delayed.
  • Krystle G.heart icon on user image
    Krystle GurleyJuly 14, 2014
    The hotel was awesome! It was nice and clean and the employees were friendly. The service was excellent.
  • Yuval Z.heart icon on user image
    Yuval ZukermanFebruary 17, 2017
    Great views but very long in the tooth. Rooms are large but the lounge is very limited and shuts down at 9:30 on the spot. Small TV screen if you care about that. Good location. Decent, unremarkable.
  • Shannon B.heart icon on user image
    Shannon B.February 3, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Vintage pool table in the lobby. Hotel guests can play for free!
  • John C.
    John ChinelloDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    This is one of my favorite hotels in Chicago. It's just classy here in a unique boutique hotel kind of way. The navigator desk rocks too!
  • Sheree M.
    Sheree MartinMarch 28, 2014
    Lovely quiet hotel. Stayed here in town for conference next door at Hilton. Very friendly staff and free business center.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HDecember 6, 2013
    Beautiful property, great staff. One of my favorite hotels in Chicago.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsAugust 23, 2012
    Don't forget to close your curtains here, or you'll be forced to watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan from your bed. Gorgeous.
  • Sally W.
    Sally WallaceJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful architectural details. Be sure to pay attention to the ceiling in the lobby and the elevator floor indicators on the lobby elevators. Charming.
  • Room 77
    Room 77July 31, 2012
    In 1920, when Republican leaders gathered at the Blackstone to pick Warren G. Harding as their presidential candidate, the term "smoke-filled room" was born... get your history on in style. Read more
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsJune 5, 2012
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  • Adam P.
    Adam PetersonJuly 14, 2012
    Corner rooms are great. Get one that has a view of both the lake and downtown
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SJanuary 23, 2014
    Use Navigator to plan tour of the city, then charter Echo Limousine 773-774-1074 to take you in style! Get door to door service, no waiting, in clean cars with pro drivers. 7737741074
  • Jeiran H.heart icon on user image
    Jeiran HasanApril 5, 2018
    Enjoyed my stay here. Nice rooms. I like the key card touches
  • Holly R.
    Holly RingleJuly 13, 2017
    Nice hotel. But I've had to have my key replaced 3x now. Every time I leave the key doesn't open the door.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SantiagoJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Beautiful day for a boat tour!! Stop by our Concierge desk and see our navigator Shannon and add a little Chi-Town glitz to your Saturday itinerary
  • Joan B.heart icon on user image
    Joan BlumenthalApril 30, 2018
    The food was excellent, but it was very noisy. Difficult to carry on a conversation, especially during the cocktail hour.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    The Blackstone Hotel offers a taste of Catalonia with inventive dishes from acclaimed chef Jose Garces. [Best in Chicago Hotel Dining] Read more
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterMarch 18, 2011
    They say Capone got his shoes shined here. They offer a Gangster Package that includes tickets for a gangland bus tour and a signed copy of GET CAPONE by Jonathan Eig. Read more
  • Craig F.
    Craig FisherMay 23, 2012
    Amazing place. Shoot a game of pool in the lobby. Fitness Ctr on 6th floor.
  • jiresellheart icon on user image
    jiresellNovember 13, 2016
    Eat at the Mercat, really good!
  • Donnaheart icon on user image
    DonnaSeptember 20, 2016
    Great location. Friendly staff.
  • Asger B.heart icon on user image
    Asger BluhmeFebruary 21, 2020
    Remember: breakfast is b4re 9.30 am
  • Missy A.
    Missy AguilarDecember 22, 2011
    Shannon at the Navigator desk always goes over the top to make our experience great!
  • Ariel J.
    Ariel JMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi in the lobby. If you authenticate there, you'll also get free access in your room for a period. If not, it's 12.95 for a day's access.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SantiagoMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Stop by our Bodega # 5 and try our NEW AMAZING STEAK SANDWICH.........DELISH!
  • Shannon B.heart icon on user image
    Shannon B.May 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Take advantage of the Navigator in the lobby. They can help map out your perfect Chicago excursion.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CartwrightMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Art Hall. Mention th Outlaw Art Exhibit at the bar for a free Effen Graffiti Cocktail. Tell them survive185 sent you.
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 7, 2013
    The location of Al Capone's famous 'teamwork' peptalk in The Untouchables.
  • Holly R.
    Holly RingleJuly 13, 2017
    No vending of soft drinks anywhere on site or in the room. No mini-bar. Had to order an $8 bottle of water from room -service to stay hydrated.
  • Keith B.
    Keith B.May 5, 2011
    Check out the Ballroom, its been used in movies and has a great view of Michigan Ave.
  • Deanna S.
    Deanna SissonSeptember 27, 2011
    Awesome rooms...just make sure the blinds are pulled down before you get "comfortable".
  • Jason K.
    Jason KempMay 24, 2012
    If you get a room on the 22nd floor, people will ask you about it on the elevator
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreSeptember 17, 2014
    Breathtaking lobby
  • Breanne P.
    Breanne PotterApril 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you order room service, get the fancy food from Mercat la Plaxa. It's phenomenal.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LowiszSeptember 29, 2011
    The Vice Presidential suite is awesome to host a small party!
  • Jason O.
    Jason OuseyMarch 18, 2012
    Great hotel with history and elegance.
  • Ben S.heart icon on user image
    Ben SJune 16, 2015
    Quiet and secluded. Like.
  • Jeni R.
    Jeni ReaderJanuary 7, 2012
    Fantastic fitness room! Very helpful front desk
  • Emily L.
    Emily LarsenFebruary 14, 2020
    Nice tv options.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CartwrightApril 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mention survive185 and the outlaw art exhibit at check-in and receive a free upgrade to our Hubbard Place floor.
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