A STAY AT THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL
For our stay in Chicago, The Blackstone Hotel was the perfect choice! It's located on Chicago's Cultural Mile and right down the street from Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. This hotel is known as the “Hotel of Presidents” and has hosted US presidents, foreign dignitaries, political and mob exchanges, actors and more!
FUN FACT: It hosted Al Capone every time he was in the city. He even had his own barber chair where he used to get his grooming! With newly renovations and modern updated furniture, you definitely feel super luxurious vibes. Our room had the a perfect view of Lake Michigan & Grant Park, which made for an amazing view during sun rise!
When we arrived to our room, we were greeted by a clean, fresh, organized space—it made us feel really welcomed and most importantly comfortable to just take off our shoes and relax. I’m a stickler when it comes to cleanliness of hotels because you can never be too sure. However, this was not the case with The Blackstone! Our room was so comfortable and modern with a few pieces of art by local artists. The bedding and linens were fresh. I had absolutely no complaints!
The comfort and experience that we felt is definitely one to remember. Amazing beds are essential and we slept good! We slept in most mornings and I overindulged in reading and watching the sun rise as well. Our room was always super clean and we received prompt room service when needed. I made sure to bring along my Tabetha Webb sleepwear and Burberry Blush Perfume. I felt so refreshed and luxurious each day.
SHOP MY LOOK
Our room was amazing, but the spacious marble bathroom was icing on the cake. We were greeted each day with a super clean space with fresh towels. I loved getting ready in this bathroom. The lighting was perfect and there was enough countertop space for both mine and Will’s toiletries. I like to unpack my make-up and perfume to keep on display so this was important : ) Check out the paisley wallpaper that was made for the perfect background to an IG selfie!
For happy hour there is a mini bar in the lobby with a bartender making cocktails that are available for purchase for the guests that are chilling by the grand fire place waiting to go somewhere or coming back for the night. Our first night we enjoyed champagne and other nights we enjoyed whiskey cocktails and margaritas. Isn’t the lobby stunning?
After a full day of sight seeing, we spent one of our evenings taking advantage of the convenience of having a restaurant just downstairs. We grabbed an early dinner and drink at Mercat A La Planxa and loved it. Great atmosphere. Even though I would have preferred larger portions sizes with some of the appetizers, we did right by ordering burgers with fries for our main dish.
Needless to say, our stay was amazing! I’m not sure about you, but I think it’s extra special when you feel like you have a home away from home. The service with our stay made us feel so spoiled. The Blackstone will definitely get a future stay out of me on my next visit to the Windy City! Thanks for reading!