636 South Michigan Avenue, Lobby entrance on East Balbo Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA
+1 312-447-0955

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

636 South Michigan Avenue, Lobby entrance on East Balbo Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA

Phone:+1 312-447-0955

Fax:+1 312-765-0545

Toll-free:+1 866-508-0261

Sales:+1 312-542-3432

Sales fax:+1 312-542-3444

Services & Amenities

All public areas non-smoking

Car Rental

Concierge Lounge Hours


Concierge desk

Continental breakfast, fee from: 15 USD

Foreign exchange, nearby

Housekeeping service daily

Mobility accessible rooms

Newspaper in lobby

Room service

Valet dry-cleaning

Guest Room Information

General Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water: Complimentary
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard
  • Electrical adapters
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed: 25.00 USD Per Room Daily
  • Safe

Bathroom Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate tub and shower

Room Entertainment

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Fireplace
  • Internet TV
  • Movies/videos
  • Plug In Panel
  • Wet bar

Business Amenities

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phone
Visit the Guest Rooms page for more information


Dining Services

Room service


Continental breakfast, fee from 15.00 USD


Mercat a la Planxa

Take a culinary tour of Barcelona at Mercat a la Planxa, where Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life. Whatever your pleasure, Mercat's mod-Mediterranean kitchen delivers a dose of Catalan soul straight to your table.

Open for breakfast and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-765-0524


Timothy's Hutch

Surrounded by contemporary art and Beaux-Arts design in our lobby, Timothy's Hutch offers a sleek and intimate locale for drinks and relaxation in downtown Chicago. Enjoy live jazz performances on select dates.

Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-447-0955

Fitness & Recreation


Biking trail (1 mile)

Bowling (1.8 miles)

Jogging/fitness trail (1 mile)

Sailing (1 mile)

Lighted Outdoor (1 mile)

Outdoor Courts (1 mile)

Bike rentals (0.1 miles)


Upgraded fitness center with views of Grant Park


The Glen Club (25 miles)

The Glen Club

HarborSide International (17 miles)

HarborSide International

Willow Crest Golf Club (25 miles)

Willow Crest Golf Club

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (30 miles)

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

Sydney R, Marovitz Golf Course (Waveland Golf) (2 miles)

Sydney R, Marovitz Golf Course (Waveland Golf)p

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club (28 miles)

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

Local Attractions

Grant Park

636 South Michigan Avenue

0.1 miles E from hotel

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S.Michigan Ave

0.5 miles N from hotel

John G. Shedd Aquarium

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive

0.7 miles SE from hotel

Buckingham Fountain

591 S Lakeshore Drive

0.5 miles E from hotel

Magnificent Mile

Michigan Avenue

1 mile N from hotel

Millenium Park

25 N Michigan Avenue

0.6 miles N from hotel

Adler Planetarium

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive

1 mile SE from hotel

Field Museum of Natural History

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

0.9 miles SE from hotel

Chicago Symphony Center

220 S. Michigan Ave

0.4 miles S from hotel

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark Street

4 miles NW from hotel

Lyric Opera

20 N. Wacker Drive, #860

1.2 miles NW from hotel

McCormick Place Convention Center

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

1.9 miles SE from hotel

Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

5 miles S from hotel

Navy Pier

600 W. Grand

2 miles NE from hotel

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

233 S. Wacker Drive, #3530

0.8 miles W from hotel

Visit Local Area page for more information

Airport Information

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


Airport Phone: +1 773-838-0600

Hotel direction: 11.1 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Airport Express; fee: 22 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 35 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 20 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 2.25 USD (one way)
Visit MDW airport website
Driving directions

Depart on road (east) Turn right (north) onto SR-50 North/S Cicero Ave. Turn right onto ramp toward I-55 North. Merge onto I-55/Stevenson Expy N North. Take Exit 292A right toward Ryan Expy/I-90 West/Wisconsin/I-94 West. Merge onto I-90 West/I-94/Dan Ryan Expy W. Take exit 51 H right toward Eisenhower Expy/I-290 West/West Suburbs/Congress Pkwy/Chicago Loop. Merge onto I-290 East/Eisenhower Expy E. Continue east on W. Congress Pkwy. Turn right onto S. Michigan Avenue, arrive at 636 South Michigan Avenue.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)


Airport Phone: +1 773-686-2200

Hotel direction: 19 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Airport Express; fee: 27 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 25 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 2.25 USD (one way)
Visit ORD airport website
Driving directions

Take I-190 East to I-90 East. I-90 will merge with I-94. Take I-90/94 approximately 18 miles to Congress Parkway. Exit Congress Parkway East. Drive 1/4 mile on Congress then turn right on Michigan Avenue. The hotel is 4 blocks down on Balbo and Michigan Avenue.

Business Services

Copy service

Fax service

Messenger service

Network/Internet printing

Overnight delivery/pickup



For more information call the general manager of the hotel.

Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening Adjustable height hand-held shower wand Bathroom vanity in guest rooms for disabled person height Bathtub grab bars Bathtub seat Business center entrance Closed-caption TV Fitness center entrance Grab bars in bathroom Lowered deadbolt in guest room for disabled persons height (in feet) Lowered electrical outlets Lowered night guards on guest room doors Main entrance Meeting spaces Pathway to registration desk Peephole in guest room for disabled person height (in ft) Registration desk Restaurants and lounges Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities TTY/TTD compatible Toilet seat in guest rooms for disabled person Transfer shower roll-in shower Property has elevators
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