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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

4 stars
500 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
276 reviews
Perfect Visit

We were quite impressed with our stay at Hotel Blake. The perfect weather was just an added bonus.... See full review

  • Michael's Mom and Dad
  • Sep 29, 2014
Hotel Blake

Hotel is on walking distance from a lot famous places in Chicago. Stuff is helpful and friendly.... See full review

  • Letcki
  • Sep 28, 2014
Located in the heart of Printer's Row, The Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers a robust taste of Chicago's rich culture and diversity. We are within walking distance to shopping, dining, entertainment, Grant Park, Art Institute of Chicago and Soldier's Field. With 2,200 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate groups from five to 80. Unwind at Meli Cafe, a sleek, urban, contemporary hotel restaurant for great breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshing libations. Stop by Bar Blake, our inviting lobby bar, for the perfect place to have a classic or unique cocktail before heading out for the evening.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Security
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room

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Hotel Map

41.875 -87.6295
Nearby airports
O'Hare Int'l Airport, (ORD), 18.50, MI, NW; Midway Airport, (MDW), 11.00, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center, 500 S Dearborn

Nearby points of interest

  • Printers Square: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.1 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.3 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.1 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.3 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Union Station: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.8 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.8 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
  • Marina City: 0.9 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.9 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 1 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 1 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 1 mi
  • Soldier Field: 1.1 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 1.1 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 1.2 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 1.3 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 1.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 1.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 1.4 mi
  • UIC Pavilion: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (276)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
276 out of 276
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael's Mom and Dad
Buffalo, NY
Sep 29, 2014

Perfect Visit

We were quite impressed with our stay at Hotel Blake. The perfect weather was just an added bonus. We were walking distance to many of the shops and just one train (blue line) from O'Hare. The staff were exceptional and most accommodating from the Matri'D to the front desk to the maids. Our 1st room was very small so we asked for a larger room which we were given promptly. It was clean and the bath and body gels, crème and shampoo were a nice treat. We have stayed at several hotels in Chicago and would have to say that this one was by far the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Letcki
Houston
Sep 28, 2014

Hotel Blake

Hotel is on walking distance from a lot famous places in Chicago. Stuff is helpful and friendly. Hotel is comfortable and clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Eataly! Go there!

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lilnova
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 26, 2014

Good location near Buckingham Fountain

I had a business meeting near this affordable boutique hotel. The room was very large and comfortable. I had a great view of Congress Parkway boulevard which has a lovely night view. The area is fairly quiet (which is my preference) but easily within walking distance from many area attractions like Grant Park and Willis (Sears) Tower. The Blue Line station (to/from O'Hare) is only a block and a half away. The hotel has friendly, down-to-earth (and not stuffy) staff. My one complaint is the lack of plentiful and easily accessible outlets for charging multiple devices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eowaitb
St.Louis
Sep 21, 2014

Great location, clean rooms, comfortable

This hotel is located within blocks from major attractions and restaurants. The hallways and rooms are clean and do not smell. The rooms are big and have tall ceilings. It seemed like the space was wasted though. The staff was friendly and helpful. For those with cars: be ready to pay $30 overnight fee at neighboring parking, or hotel $47 valet parking. Overall, it was a nice stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

The restaurant on the bottom level has a good breakfast menu. I highly recommend the Green Omelet

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rosieg13
Chicago, IL
Jul 16, 2014

Best Value in the City

Only staying in the city for one night to check out an apartment, I chose what looked like a too-good-to-be-true deal. Hotel Blake did not disappoint! Huge room, very friendly staff, and best value at a Chicago hotel. Will definitely be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Red Jess
Oakland, California
Jul 2, 2014

Great location. great value.

I was here for two nights following a conference. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The location was great. We were able to walk to lake and other landmarks. I had to leave very early from O'Hare so it was great to be do close to blue line. Check in and check out were super easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Art institute is a short walk.

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sanibel chuck
Business
sanibel island, florida
Jun 20, 2014

Consistent

Back tot he Blake after about a year. A very consistent hotel Great staff, easy to sign in, good restaurant and very comfortable room. Only complaint is the lack of easily accessible electrical plugs in the room-- a common problem for older hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MomofthePeach
Lansing, MI
Apr 14, 2014

Great location for our needs

We arrived in Chicago via Amtrak, and wanted to be able to walk to our hotel, and then walk to Millennium Park and the museum campus. The Blake was perfect for this, and also very close to the red line for zipping up to the theater district, and Michigan Avenue shops and restaurants. Only problem with the hotel was the shower, which is important when you're doing a lot of walking on a vacation! It splashed water all over the marble bathroom floor, which was dangerous! There is no door or shower curtain, just a partial glass partition, so we couldn't control the splash. And on our second morning, there was no hot water so we all had to take quick luke-warm showers. Not cool when you're paying over $200/night! Otherwise, the staff were very nice and the place was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the redline subway (not the same as the el) and save lots of money. Just make sure that if you have a child and pay for a reduced rate, you tell the station attendant when you pass through the turnstiles. They'll make sure you don't get charged for a full fare.

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
susansus
Atlanta, GA
Jan 23, 2014

It was a nice stay

I liked my stay. The staff was nice and helpful and the bed is big and comfortable. I will definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Choe
Warren, NJ
Dec 23, 2013

Wyndham

convenient and effortless. a great value and location. nice large rooms and high ceilings..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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