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“Great Location for Everything!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Steeler Nation, Pgh, PA
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Location for Everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My dear friend (who had never been to Chicago) and I spent about four days in Chicago while staying at the Wyndham Blake Hotel in the downtown area. The hotel is one of your older classic establishments reminiscent of your ornate and pre-fifties architectural design. Of course the hotel has had numerous updates to accommodate modern times, while still retaining its elegant beauty. The queen bed room we shared was of ample size with a decent view of Dearborn Street. The staff was more than accommodating with suggestions for making our stay the most enjoyable. All of the Concierges were extremely friendly and fun-loving. In fact, one gentleman named Showtime kept us laughing the whole time we stayed. We were able to walk to downtown, all the great restaurants and even got a 3-day bus pass to take us anywhere we wanted to go like infamous Navy Pier, fabulous North Michigan Avenue and Chicken & Waffles Restaurant on the South-side. The people-watching on the bus was perhaps the most entertaining of all (like reality TV). Overall, it was a fantastic trip at a first-class hotel. The only downside was not having a restaurant in the hotel itself (although Potbelly's was right next door). I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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, June 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! I am happy that you found our spacious rooms, friendly staff, and convenient location to be a memorable aspect of your trip. We hope you and your friend plan another stay with us when our new restaurant opens. Our staff is very excited about the new menu and we anticipate that you will as well. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming announcements, specials, and promotions. Thank you again for sharing your review. We look forward to your next stay with us again in the Windy City!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very nice room. Very clean, large room. Bed was excellent. Good internet. Good location. Potbelly Deli next door is excellent for sandwiches, etc Stayed here for two nights on business. Desk staff and Concierge extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to be helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, June 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! Our staff strives to meet the needs of our business travelers, and we are thrilled that we could go above and beyond to make your stay exceptional. I am happy that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, accommodating amenities, convenient location, and friendly staff. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We value your business and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stayed here for a meeting in Chicago, great location for transport especially to and from o'hare via blue line on CTA, check in smooth and friendly, room larger than most, light and airy with ten foot ceilings, third floor corner room so thought road noise would be a issue but didn't notice it one bit. Views of sears tower beautiful at night (but then I found the architecture in Chicago gorgeous to look at so others might not be so enthralled by the view). Character of the hotel matched the area. Well maintained and fitted out. Bathroom great except for one lukewarm shower when jet lag made me sleep till midday. Staff always cheery and helpful. Not great value but whole town booked out for ASCO and booked late so nothing was! Would definitely stay again next time in Chicago.

Room Tip: 323 had a great view of sears. Higher rooms on same corner would be even better.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, June 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay due to our convenient location, spacious rooms, and friendly staff. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. Thank you again for sharing your trip. We look forward to your next stay!
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Lovely hotel. The room was comfortable and very spacious. Lots of counter space in the bathroom. (no bathtub, but there was a rainforest shower). Staff was friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. There was a safe in the closet of the room. Large windows looked out onto the street. There were a few minor issues such a only one garbage can in the room and the closet door was sticking. Nothing to worry about, though.

Gino's sports bar is across the street. Their thin-crust pizza was wonderful. There is no restaurant in the hotel at this moment, although they do have plans for one. We ate breakfast at various places around the city. Yolk was very good. Starbucks is across the street for something quick. There is also a convenience store on the corner. Potbelly Sandwiches is next door. There was a coffeemaker in the room but no coffee in the lobby. It meant there was not real cream or milk for coffee, and there was no fridge in the room. I understand one can ask for one - I don't know if it costs extra.

The blue line from the airport takes you within 2 blocks of the hotel. Very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, June 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your stay at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. I am happy that you found your experience enjoyable due to our spacious rooms, friendly staff, and convenient location. We hope you get a chance to try our new restaurant on your next trip. I am sorry to hear that there were minor issues during your stay, and I hope you will be happy to learn that your comments have been passed along to ensure they will be corrected. I would like you to know that we do have complimentary coffee and tea with all the amenities available in our business center from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Thank you again for sharing your feedback of your experience at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you 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
#49 Family Hotel in Chicago
#63 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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