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Hotel Blake Chicago
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605 (Formerly Wyndham Blake Chicago) (The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Awesome Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Our stay at the Wyndham was absolutely incredible........The location was perfect, the staff was outstanding, in particular, the bellman "Showtime" and my favorite bartender "J Fox". It was my girlfriend's first time in Chicago and she said this was the best trip she had ever taken and the Wyndham had a lot to do with that. When I go back to Chicago this is where I will be staying. Great Hotel!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! I have passed your comments along to “Showtime” and “J Fox,” and they were thrilled to hear that they could be a memorable part of your trip. We are also happy to hear that we could be part of your girlfriend’s best trip that she has ever had! Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us again soon!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. Our room was spotless, the staff were very helpful and friendly. Also a great location near L stops and the lake and museums. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed a spectacular stay at our hotel. The staff is pleased to hear that our accommodations, cleanliness, and location in close proximity to attractions and transportation made your trip to Chicago memorable. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We look forward to your next stay with us in the Windy City again soon!
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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Wyndham Blake is a comfortable hotel in a historic building. The staff is extremely friendly. The rooms are large, although variable. Mine did not have a bath, only a shower and two drains in the bathroom. Probably intended for a wheelchair bound guest. One of my colleague, in contrast, had a jacuzzi. One should ask for a corner room. The views from the rooms include the Public Library and the Sunoco Gas Station. The area of town was not as classy as areas to the north. It was hard to find good restaurants within walking distance, with the exception of the Everst Restaurant, which is about four blocks away. The street people were a nuisance. However, all in all, it is worth staying at. There is free Internet access, and we got coupons for two free drinks at the bar each day. The hotel connects with a good restaurant, the Custom House, which is also good for late night drinks.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience of the Wyndham Blake Chicago. I am pleased to hear that our friendly staff and accommodations made your stay enjoyable. On your next visit, be sure to ask our front desk agents and doormen for recommendations on nearby restaurants and attractions. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed 13th to 16th Aug - The hotel is a short walk from the subway station with trains direct from O'Hare. It was perfect for recovering from jet lag, the room was dark and quiet. You can work to the Mag Mile and nearby attractions. Whilst the rooms are a little dated they were value for money. There are not alot of restaurants nearby to choose from but the Sports bar across the road was nice and handy for a drink and quick bite after a long day of sightseeing, if you want fine dining then you will need to use transport (not sure what the hotel restaurant is like).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your review of the Wyndham Blake Chicago. We are pleased to hear that our proximity to transportation and attractions were beneficial during your stay. On your next trip be sure to ask for nearby recommendations from our friendly doormen and front desk agents. I do suggest trying our award-winning restaurant, Custom House, during your next stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us again soon in the Windy City!
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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights from September 7-11th. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, our room was very nice, toiletries were great and the shower was fantastic. We were in walking distance of shopping, restaurants and Soldier Field ( our main reason for coming to Chicago).
Did not try the hotel restaurant so cannot comment on that. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone coming to Chicago ! Chicago is a beautiful city and hope to return many times !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. We are pleased to hear that our staff, accommodations, and location in proximity to attractions, restaurants, and the shopping districts made your trip memorable. I do recommend trying our award-winning restaurant, Custom House, on your next trip to Chicago. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We look forward to your next stay with us again soon!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for a girls weekend. They had great customer service. The front desk gave us two extra drink tickets since there were four of us in the room and the door man was always very friendly and helped us get a cab whenever we needed. We asked for extra towels and they were promptly delivered. Beds and pillows were quite comfortable. Overall the room was clean but could have used a little more dusting. The ceiling needed some patchwork too. The location was ok. It was a bit further away than Michigan Ave than we hoped but it really didn't matter in the end becuase we went all over the city (and took cabs). It was a great trip!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for sharing your review of the Wyndham Blake Chicago. We are happy to hear that our friendly staff and prompt service could be a memorable part of your girl’s weekend. I have passed your comments in regards to the state of the room and you will be pleased to know that we are in the process of working on those issues. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us in Chicago!
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I was going back to Chicago for the 1st time since moving 9 years ago. I picked a half dozen hotels along the Mag Mile, but an agent asked me to try Printers Row. I only remembered the area for an infamous police station and numerous cut rate liquor stores. Wow, what a surprise. The area is fabulous and a great lesson to me. Chicago can get better. What made the trip other than Bruce Springsteen's unbelievable concert, was the staff at the Wyndham Blake on Dearborn. 1st we were greeted by "Showtime" and that he is. Quite the doorman, bellman, restaurant expert, concierge, and best of all a friend for my next visit. Showtime was matched by Shelly at the front desk. It's nice to know someone can multi task and not live on a computer. Shelly was a great help over the phone and all the better in person. The staff throughout was smiling and helpful. The hotel is a historical building so issues come up. Just let a staff member know, and trust me, they;re there to make your stay a comfortable one. The hotel is close to the subway and El, numerous restaurants and neighborhood bars, and a very safe walk to Michigan Ave. I will definitely be a repeat guest.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are happy to hear that you gave Printer’s Row a chance and enjoyed your stay on your return to Chicago! I am also pleased to hear that our staff went above and beyond to make your trip memorable. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us again soon!
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Address: 500 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605 (Formerly Wyndham Blake Chicago)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#45 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#62 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Blake Chicago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge in Hotel Blake, a landmark of luxury in one of downtown Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Printers Row. In walking distance to shopping, Millenium Park, Soldier Field, Willis Tower and many other cultural places, The Hotel Blake Chicago offers a robust taste of Chicago’s rich culture and diversity. ... more   less 
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