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The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago

4-star4 stars
636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grant Park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • Decor is fabulous. Would have liked bottled water in the room.Mar 8, 2020
  • Beautiful hotel, very comfortable and stylish rooms, great location. Wonderful staff.…Mar 3, 2020

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago

  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Lake View
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 9 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 12 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 15 min walk
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium - 16 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 19 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 26 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 20 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 16 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 9 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 10 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 335 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 23 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is property policy that all guests must wear a face mask within public areas of the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • 2 per room (up to 75 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

About the property

You'll be in a fantastic location at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, just a 5-minute walk from Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago. Guests can visit the fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Mercat A La Planxa, which serves Spanish cuisine and is open for dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like premium bedding, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Fellow travelers say great things about the nice bathrooms and location. Public transportation is just a short walk: Harrison Station is 5 minutes and Harold Washington Library Station is 9 minutes.

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3447
  • Conference space size (meters) - 320
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1910
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Lowered peephole/viewport in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


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

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number Hotel License

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 250.00 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 65.00 per night (300 ft away)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago

  • Does The Blackstone, Autograph Collection offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Blackstone, Autograph Collection does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Blackstone, Autograph Collection currently open?
    This property is closed from April 7 2020 to September 10 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Are pets allowed at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
    You can check in from 4 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 250.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Blackstone, Autograph Collection?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Spanish cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafecito (5-min walk), Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (5-min walk), and Yolk (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 310 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The staff was friendly and helpful. The view from our room was beautiful. The food at the restaurant in the lobby was excellent. It was a lovely stay.
Amy, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Charming hotel
Impressed with my first stay at this hotel. Pros: - quick uber ride from MDW (15 minutes) - one of the best and largest hotel gyms I've ever been to - decor is beautiful - tons of light in the bathroom, great for truly seeing where you are putting your makeup on your face. also loved the tv in the mirror so i could watch tv while putting on my makeup. - loved the feather pillows on the bed. perfect! Cons: - no breakfast or lunch room service. if you are on business and busy rushing in the morning, take this into consideration. their only breakfast option is a very small buffet downstairs. - put a blanket on the bed. it's cold in chicago and if i want to sit in the chair but i'm freezing, it's no bueno.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Glamorous Hotel!
This hotel is charming! Check-in was quick and no frills, and we were delighted with our spacious and adorable lakefront room! The hotel felt glamorous, but without the glamorous price tag. The only big downside is that the bathroom door is a slider and was nearly off its hinges, which meant the bathroom wasn’t all that private.
Karen, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great Location and historical feel
Great location. Comfy beds. Excellent fitness center with views of Lake Michigan. Building and architecture is really cool, but I feel Marriott should have stuck with classical / traditional decor instead of making it somewhat whimsical.
Brad, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great downtown Chicago hotel!
This was my first stay at the Blackstone and I was incredibly impressed. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the service is fantastic. I also enjoyed the beautifully decorated lobby and delicious food at the restaurant. I will definitely be staying here the next time I’m in Chicago!
us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Blackstone Experience
Absolutely no complaints. Blackstone really met the standard. Check-in was quick. Room was very clean. Hallways were clean as well. Not a single tray of dirty room service leftovers was seen all weekend. Excellent location. The staff is clearly working hard in the background to deliver a great experience.
Bill, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great art and history here. Pleasant staff made our stay special.
Bernadette, us5 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Room not serviced and Moldy food!
I really wanted to love this hotel after the wonderful check in experience. The hotel itself is done in a very fun, hip style which is great however the attention to details is lacking, missing the mark to feel like a true luxury hotel. We had five holes in the sheet on my bed and nobody serviced our room while we we out all day. When we returned at 4 pm, exhausted and needing to get ready for an evening function, the housekeeper was suddenly in the hall asking if we wanted her to clean the room! It would have been nice for it to have been done during the day when we were out but of course we had to decline as we needed the room just then! But by far the worst of this place was the restaurant; open for limited hours, with horrible decor à la '70s and slow service. But the breakfast!!!! I have never met a cappuccino I didn't like however mine tasted like weak coffee with some steamed milk and foam added! Then, the worst of all...after a considerable wait, my eggs and bacon with rye toast finally appeared. I flipped over the toast to see if it had been buttered and there was a nickel size blackish/green spot of MOLD growing on the slice!!! Once brought to their attention, one of the guys just picked up my toast off my plate, promising to bring me a new piece! I had lost my appetite and declined his offer...and the remainder of my meal. For the price of the room and what we got (or didn't get) it was not worth it.
Mary, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
really cool hotel!
JEFFREY, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good and not so good.
Our stay was both good and not so great. The hotel is beautiful, room is clean and very comfortable, and the location is amazing. Not so great - they charge for internet, even if they tell you they don't. The hotel bar wasn't open during the day, which is odd for the city. Last, the hotel staff's guess on when things will be delivered was totally off. We ordered room service and they told us it would be delivered in 30 minutes. Over an hour later, we were about to cancel the order when they finally showed up. We had also forgotten an item in our packing, and they said they had it and it would be brought up in no less than 15 minutes. An hour later, it arrived. I understand the staff is busy and am ok with waiting, but please be a little more honest in giving times that items would arrive. Also - parking is $75 per night. Not sure if we would stay here again.
us1 night romance trip

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago

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