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 Looking for an artistic stay in the Windy City? This is the hotel for you. Complete with it’s own vast history and sophistication fit enough for royalty (but really, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor have graced this hotel with their presence), The Blackstone makes for an exciting stay in the heart of Chicago.

The location will win you over from the minute you step in or out of its doors. Residing regally on Magnificent Mile, the Blackstone is a wonderful home base with Chicago’s hot spots right outside your front door. Attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Center, and Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours are all just a short walk from the hotel. Be sure to use the city’s public transportation to explore further sights like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Willis Tower, Chicago History Museum, Navy Pier, Museum of Contemporary Art, and much more. Chicago awaits to be discovered via the Blackstone.

Stepping into the lobby was a grandeur experience. Pristine marble, a large staircase, and beautiful molding greet you as you enter. It is not hard to imagine why many celebrities and presidents have stopped by the Blackstone in its heyday. A happening Catalan inspired restaurant awaits for a memorable dining experience within footsteps of the lobby. The Blackstone also boasts a stunning art exhibit, where one could find themselves gazing at stunning pieces of art.


Walking into an expansive suite, the view will catch your eye immediately. From one corner you could look down the rush of Michigan Avenue and then out to the cool blue waters of Lake Michigan. One feels like they’re a part of the city. The room was marked by design forward pieces, like an Eames chair in the corner, and modern fixtures. And with an open bathroom design, it made for a comfortable space to prep for a day in Chicago.

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Bon Traveler’s Tips For Staying at The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel Chicago

  • Don’t miss the art exhibit floor for a stunning gallery
  • A dinner at Mercat A La Planxa will take you right into the heart of Catalan Cuisine
  • Book a modern suite for exquisite design

Get in touch

The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel Chicago
636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Call (312) 447-0955 or visit

*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest at the Blackstone. As always, all opinions are my own.

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