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Hotel Blake

500 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605
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    Everyone at the Wyndham Blake was so polite and made sure to offer the best rates for staying at their hotel. Multiple people were working the desk and they all made it a priority to give me a smile and a hello upon arrival.

    While the interior is extremely nice as well, my favorite part of the hotel is the intricate exterior of the 19th-century Morton and Duplicator buildings it resides in.

    My only complaint:

    I felt like I had to tiptoe through the hallway to get to the fitness center with all of the business meetings taking place on the same floor (2nd floor) and I was warned that if you’re looking to stay at the hotel during summer moths, book early because they fill up quickly for business conferences and seminars.

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    Located in the South Loop, Hotel Blake is a nice mid-sized hotel that has all your needs covered, and offers good proximity to downtown while avoiding the worst of its congestion. The lobby area has a nice color balance of white floors and black walls, and there’s a long and narrow bar that’s also a decent place to score a dry martini. The old-timer tending bar was sharply dressed with a bow tie and a vest. The rooms here also look pretty slick, mingling crimson-red with dark-brown and charcoal colors. Across the street, you can visit one of my favorite spots in Chicago: the Harold Washington Library. Sure, it’s about as exciting as a library gets (not very), but it’s a huge building, a classic-Chicago spot, and some of the dusty books you can dig up here are very impressive.

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  • Hotel BlakePro 2014
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    This is a nice hotel, recently renovated. The lobby is sleek, full of dark wood and saturated colors. The rooms echo this decor and are fully stocked with all the amenities you might need: safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, iPod alarm clocks, free wifi. The Meli Cafe comes very highly recommended by the friendly and helpful staff.

    This is also an excellent location, just steps from the Blue Line and close to Grant Park. If you're in town for the Taste of Chicago or Lollapalooza, this is a good place to stay.

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    This is a very nice hotel with very high ceilings. There are fancy spa showers and gorgeous tile floors in the bathrooms. Geno’s East delivers to your room, and if you stay on the east side, you have a great view of the Harold Washington Library and it’s what-I-think-are-gargoyles. Modern architecture, go figure. There’s an awesome fitness center, and if the spa shower wasn’t enough, there’s also a spa, which, I’m told, is fantastic. Watch out though, there are complimentary bottled waters, and then there are also four dollar bottled waters. Maybe the first half is to make you thirsty. Maybe the four dollar waters are better. Maybe they’re being nice with the two free waters and who am I to complain? Just be careful if you're the type of person to get hung up on stuff like this, it could ruin what is otherwise a terrific hotel.

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Description

Set in the heart of historic Printer's Row, this hotel is close to the city's most well-known parks, Millennium Park and Grant Park. Additional attractions include the Art Institute of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain.

Features:
Meli Cafe, the in-house restaurant, is open from 6:30am until midnight daily. Bar Blake serves beer, wine and cocktails Monday through Sunday from 5pm-9pm. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Spa amenities include spa services, facials, body treatments, and beauty services. This 3.5 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Chicago property has 2500 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Translation services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free

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Guest Rooms:
There are 162 guest rooms at Hotel Blake. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guest rooms offer phones, iPod docking stations, and voice mail. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 44 per night
  • Pets: US$ 50 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


The property was formerly the Wyndham Blake Hotel.

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4.0 out of 5
4 members' reviews
185 people visited Hotel Blake
Excellent! - 85% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Children Allowed
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Valet Parking
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1823 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Service
    96% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 95%.
  • Hotel
    94% thought it was clean.
  • Location
    87% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Room
    For only 51%, the bathroom was ok.
  • Restaurant
    50% found the breakfast to be acceptable.