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“favorite hotel in Chicago” 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 #56 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“favorite hotel in Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very attractive room decor - very comfortable bed with choice linens - very quiet, dark sleep environment.
Good location - interesting neighborhood of good small restaurants - walking distance to shore and downtown.
Easy to get to by metro. Pleasant staff. Restaurant in house.

Room Tip: some rooms face another building so if a view is important mention it at check in.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Carolyn R,

Thank you for the feedback! I am thrilled you found the Hotel Blake to be your favorite hotel in Chicago! What a compliment! We hope to have you back again soon!

Warm Regards,
Michael Ditterline
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was clean and smelled amazing. The service was friendly and I got our nightly rate at a steal. Only thing I would change about Hotel Blake is the location. It is kind of secluded from the major areas of downtown Chicago, but the service and everything else about the hotel made up for that.

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dionne H,

Thank you for the wonderful compliments! I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home. We hope to have you back again soon!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel Blake is located downtown in the Printers Row area. The hotel is well maintained with comfortable beds and accommodations. The staff was very helpful providing helpful tips and information during our stay.

The hotel is a .5 mile walk to the Institute of Art and Millennium Park and one mile from North Michigan Ave. McCormick Place is about 2 miles away, better to take a cab there. The bus stop is a couple blocks away on State street as is the train stop.

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Karen C,

Thank you so much for the feedback. Your tips are very valuable to future guests and are greatly appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and you found the location suitable for your needs. Please come back and stay with us again soon!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We will be back in Chicago for the third time in the last four years and this will be our third time at the Blake. Close to the Shed Aquarium and lots of other great things to see and do. You are only a short walk from fantastic places to eat or shop and tons of stuff to see all within minutes from the Hotel. Price is great as I always get a deal on line.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that your go to place in Chicago is the Hotel Blake. I am glad that you found the location convenient for your needs. I hope that every time you come to Chicago, you choose to stay with us!

Thank you!
Michael Ditterline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I returned for a second visit to The Blake for a Valentine's Day holiday visit, flying in from Montana. We had stayed here last year and loved it. Our room was great and the staff warm & friendly. The location worked well for visiting the Art Institute and taking in Chicago theater offerings in the evenings. Needless to say we were tired and eager for a good night's rest. Unfortunately, our sleep was completely disrupted by some major street work that began around 10:00pm and lasted until 3:00am. Of course, the hotel had no control over this activity, so we hoped it was a one night occurrence. Not to be, the next night was the same and after two sleepless nights, we were ready to pack up & move on. In the wee hours, I informed the night staff of the situation. The next morning, we received a call from Michael, apologizing and informing us that we would be moved immediately. We were given a lovely room far away from the racket and a complimentary credit for breakfast at the restaurant next door.

Michael and staff went out of their way to remedy the situation and assured us that the rest of our stay would be wonderful, which it was after we got some sleep! Thank you Michael, we will be coming back to your splendid hotel.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Timoan,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am truly sorry about the noise you experienced during those nights. However, I am truly happy that Michael was able to find you a more peaceful room and that the rest of your stay was wonderful! Please stay with us again soon!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
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Keshena, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Blake is in the middle of just about everything, walking is the way to get around. The staff are ALL so friendly and helpful. The doorman, Michael Gamble, is the most friendly kind of guy, he does one heck of a job, going way above his job duties, he gets an A++++ from me, but all of them are so kind. The rooms are very spacious and neat, this is the only place to stay for a fair price. Great job, Hotel Blake!!!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are very great!! We stay here and no where else!
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
I am so pleased that Michael Gamble was able to make your stay a great one! I will personally thank him for the wonderful job he is doing. Thank you for choosing us when you come to Chicago! Hope to have you back soon!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked the Blake because I wanted a hotel close to the centre of Chicago. It's a short walk to the park, the Art Institute, all the Loop sights. It's a couple of blocks to the Blue Line too, which will get you to and from the airport.

The hotel itself was a delight. Our rooms were huge, with a view past the Harold Washington Library and down to the lake. They came with a fridge, a dining table, a huge sofa, and giant Samsung TVs in the living room and bedroom. There was a large bath. A small gym downstairs (basic weights, treadmills and bikes) is open 24 hours a day. Wifi is fast and free.

The staff were incredibly helpful, advising on good restaurants and making reservations that we may not have got on our own. It sounds gushing to say the Blake was like a home from home, but that was my experience. The people seemed happy to be working there, and happy to have you stay.

One unexpected bonus is the hotel restaurant. We usually travelled farther afield, but the two meals we had here were both excellent. Their steak is the equal of the top two or three restaurants in Dublin.

A couple of negatives, for balance: the heating was a bit elderly, and took a few hours to kick in on the first day. The area is terrific for architecture and museums, but you're a long walk from nightlife. The bars are sparse and somewhat soulless, and seem to be geared to office trade.

The key fact for me? This is the first place I will check the next time I visit Chicago.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid to email them with requests. We asked for a view, and got a vast room on the top...
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Kevin M,

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review! I am thrilled you had such a wonderful time at the Hotel Blake and you felt like you were at home in one of our four beautiful suites! Your feedback is important to us and we thank you for traveling all the way from Dublin to stay with us. We really hope that you make the long journey again to enjoy our beautiful city!

Warm Regards,
Michael Ditterline
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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:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#51 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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