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“Wonderful Place to Stay” 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) (Downtown / The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
Indiana
1 review
“Wonderful Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I are Bluegreen Vacation owners and the Hotel Blake is one of our options. We decided to visit over a long weekend along with 5 relatives. We had two rooms side by side both with double queen beds. We cannot say enough good things about the service, the accommodations, the location, and the local offerings. Every single staff person we interacted with was as helpful as possible. The rooms are very clean, the bed comfortable, and the carpets very pleasant to walk on. The location is quite near the Loop and about a block from bus service, the Red Line train (we think of it as more like a subway) and there is a Taxi stop in front of the hotel making transportation very easy to find. We were within walking distance of Willis Tower, Grant Park, and Millenium Park. Other areas required transportation. They were just a few feet from a 7-Eleven, across the street from Starbucks, and not far from a Subway restaurant, as well as having their own Meli Cafe featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We had a coffee pot and a refrigerator, however, no microwave was available. They told us it was due to Chicago fire code as they are a wooden structure. Our view wasn't particularly good but all in all it was a wonderful long weekend. We look forward to going back. Bluegreen vacationers were just on 2 upper floors but they informed us that Bluegreen will be using 2 more floors now and possibly more in the future. I would be very happy to return anytime.

Room Tip: Rooms are quiet but we had a view of the building next door. It didn't matter as we were gone al...
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  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Hotel Blake with three of my cousins as we were traveling from Milwaukee to attend the Taylor Swift concert at Soldier Field. The property is small and quiet, but very nice. The reservation was made for a room with one king bed. For four grown adults it wasn't the best setup but the front desk offered to send up a rollaway for free! So helpful! Beds were very comfortable and room was huge! Very clean and AC worked great on hottest weekend of the year! Location was alright, we were able to walk back to the hotel after the concert as well as to Grant Park & Michigan Ave during the day.

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  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review! Your tips are valuable to future guests. I am glad you were able to enjoy the warm weather and our historic Printer's Row location, located near some wonderful Chicago venues! We hope you choose the Hotel Blake for you next event in Chicago!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
Michael.Ditterline@bluegreenvacations.com
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our experience was so unbelievably good, it felt that we were in a commercial! First the hotel is a lovely property on the Register of Historic Places. The front desk staff was extremely attentive and even remembered us the second time we came by the desk! I may not have all the names correct but I believe they were Correy and Caitlin in the daytime and Rick and Rachel at night. And of course, Mr. Sunshine. He knew the answer to every question every time. The front desk people were also ready with all the answers we needed. Our room was on the 11th floor with an awesome view and it was quiet. There were so many nice little touches, I am sure I'll miss some of them. For example, there were room darkening shades. There was an oversized desk, where we could put the laptop and any papers we needed. There was an ergonomic chair at the desk and another comfy chair with a lamp for reading/relaxing. Not all the rooms are exactly the same, for we did have a coffee maker and a small fridge and other reviews indicated they did not have these amenities. There was also free coffee service and chilled water service on the ground floor. The ice was one floor up and easy to get to. TV and lighting in the room were fine. The bed was very comfortable and the mattress just right. Goes without saying the room was very clean and spacious, and cleaned daily. Very nice bath with hair dryer and extra special amenities. And - get this - instant hot water! Linens were very nice. There was lots of storage in the room - a closet for hanging clothes, lots of storage in the bath cabinets, the bedside tables, and a large chest of drawers. My only complaint (and this is very minor) is the platform bed. The platform and mattress was the same size, so when you stand facing the bed (like when you're turning in for the night) we always hit the platform with our feet. Ouch! The restaurant adjoining the hotel was very nice. We only had breakfast, but I warn you, the breakfasts were HUGE! Plenty for two people. The food was delicious and the service attentive. There is an entrance to the restaurant thru the hotel so you do not have to go outside to get into the restaurant. The hotel is conveniently located for sightseeing, either on foot or by public transportation. We had no need for a car, which is good because parking is $48/night. Public transportation is clean and fast. We hardly ever had to wait for more than 5 minutes. I considered not writing a review, because some good things I like to keep to myself, but I decided that would not be fair to the wonderful employees who did everything they could to make this a pleasant experience for us. All in all, this is a very nice property and we can't wait to go again! Great job, guys!

Room Tip: Higher floors, of course, have a better view and are quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2015, 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, 5 days ago
Wow! Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! It is a pleasure to read your positive comments about the Hotel Blake and staff. It is great to know that our guests look forward to returning after such a wonderful experience! We look forward to continuing to host your visits to Chicago! I will make sure the staff knows what an incredible job they are doing. Again thank you for taking the time to review and we can't wait to have you back!

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

Had a little trouble finding this place due to poor signage, but once we got there we were greeted by Showtime who is the best employee at this hotel. Rooms are oversized and clean. We didn't have a view, but thought this was a great value hotel in a great location.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Despite your initial impression regarding signage, I'm happy your stay was an overall success. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it is always great to know what our guests enjoy and where we have room from improvement. Showtime is a fantastic bellman and I am thrilled he showed you a great time!

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Michael Ditterline
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very convenient for getting around downtown Chicago. Rooms were nice and spacious, bar staff and front desk friendly, parking right around the corner. Valets Jesse and Showtime got your every need! Would highly recommend.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review. I am thrilled you found the location convenient for all of your needs. I will be sure to let the staff know what a wonderful job they are doing, thank you for the compliments! Jesse and Showtime are wonderful! We hope to have you back again soon!

Sincerely,
Michael Ditterline
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Defiance, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely accommodations. I was going to improve anything it would be the ellipticals in the workout room. They need to go to Precor and update them. But that's just being a little picky. Because in Chicago you walk so much you really don't need them.

  • Stayed July 2015, 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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Michael D, General Manager at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Thank you for the compliments and feedback! We hope you were able to enjoy the 24 fitness room on property. There are so many wonderful places to walk to from our historic Printer's Row location. We hope to have you back for a future stay!

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Michael Ditterline
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Lees Summit
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the convenient location and we were able to walk everywhere including Union Station and Taste of Chicago. Many great restaurants in area. Staff was very accommodating. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review! I am so glad you enjoyed our Printer's Row location and were able to experience some of the wonderful attractions around the Hotel Blake. We definitely look forward to your return!

Sincerely,
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 > Downtown / 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:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#38 Family Hotel in Chicago
#61 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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