Hotel Blake
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4.5
#26 of 207 hotels in Chicago
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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Uncover a unique city experience at our boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago. Hotel Blake, known previously as the 19th century Morton Building, breathes new life as a premier Chicago luxury hotel along the historic Printer's Row. Guests will enjoy personalized service and a quaint and welcoming vibe near the top attractions and things to do in the city.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605
Getting there
Great for walkers
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,508 reviews
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Hotel Blake garners high praise for its exceptional service, with many guests commending the staff's warmth and efficiency. The cleanliness of the hotel is a standout feature, with spotless rooms and pristine facilities. While the hotel's dining options may be somewhat limited, the amenities, including a fitness center and nearby restaurants, satisfy guests' needs. The hotel's unique atmosphere, which merges modernity with historical charm, impresses travelers, as do the spacious and well-furnished rooms. Opinions on value vary, with some guests finding the location and amenities justify the cost, despite some concerns over parking fees and an isolated bedbug report. The hotel's location is celebrated for its convenience to attractions and transit, making it a hit with those looking to explore the area on foot.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Stylish
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Bruce S wrote a review May 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida6 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great boutique hotel in Chicago. Wonderful staff!! Beautiful updated rooms. Centrally located with easy access to the Loop and buses. Safe neighborhood. Microwave and refrigerator in room. Coffee and tea available in the morning. Breakfast and lunch restaurant right there.
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Review collected in partnership with RCI
Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mai R wrote a review Apr 2021
Tacoma, Washington2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Blake for about 5 days. They put us in one of the newer remodeled rooms, which was modern, historical and lovely! Also it had a fridge and microwave, which was really great for helping us save on the food budget,. Even better than the rooms and common areas, were the super cool staff! We were planning on having to bite the bullet and pay the super expensive parking fee, but our host recommended much less expensive alternatives (which was super gracious) Next time, I stay there, I really need to tip the guy who recommended the other parking options. In addition, SHOWTIME, our bell service man, was always friendly with a genuine smile and ready to anticipate anyway he could make our stay better. The location is great, for trains, planes, walking and any other type of transport, and pretty good food really close by, especially at the connected Meli Cafe - they serve almost everything you're craving. Across the street is a pretty good pizza/grill and a Starbucks!. We have reservations to go back already! Although downtown Chicago has a lot of "assertive homeless" seeming people, we felt safe near this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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MrsPsPicks wrote a review Jul 2022
Butler, Pennsylvania473 contributions107 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly situated for exploring Chicago for the first time, this hotel exceeded expectations. Our corner room (434) had terrific views day and night and the huge windows made it feel luxuriously large. The decor of the hotel is creative and comes together well… especially note that each room number sign has a different iconic photo from Chicago. Make sure to read the wallpaper! Our room was well-appointed with comfortable bedding, plenty of outlets, comfortable seating, and space to move around easily. The bathroom also had important features like a stylish shower grab bar and a magnifying makeup mirror that could be hand-held or standing. Room for improvement might be making sure rooms have all amenities stocked (no hand soap, lotion, or conditioner), adding a place to hang your towel closer to the shower for ease of access, adding a more powerful bathroom ventilation fan, and adjusting the shower water temperature controls (we couldn’t get anything but very hot water). The lobby area was easy to move through, and we appreciated the fresh, cold water available all day as we returned from sightseeing. All staff were friendly and helpful. We felt like the room price was right for our stay, but recommend Spot Hero for parking at a cheaper multi-day rate than the hotel offers.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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scarletteckert wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff are great, friendly and very helpful with information and directions
Building is old but well maintained and appointed. The HVAC system needs to be cleaned, if you have allergies or are senitive to mold etc you may experience issues. The shower is large but is designed to soak you with cold water when turning on.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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cdgardner wrote a review May 2022
Collinsville, Illinois19 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did a timeshare exchange through RCI - this is a hotel, not your typical timeshare. We were happy with the size of our room - it had a microwave, small refrigerator and a lighted makeup mirror. The room only had one chair but when we asked for another one, they sent one to our room promptly. I was happy that our room was cleaned everyday and we were given clean towels daily. There is a water dispenser with hot and cold water on the 6th floor in the exercise room. There is coffee and tea available in the lobby from 6-10 a.m. We enjoyed Pizano’s Pizza and Magnolia Bakery (excellent carrot cake and carrot cake pudding). We were able to use the public transit system with no issues. If you enjoy Tiffany stained glass and old architecture, I highly recommend the Driehaus Museum and the Chicago Cultural Center (be sure to sign up for the free public tour).
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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CoachDomineWisconsin wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I wanted to celebrate our twentieth anniversary in Chicago the city were we were married. We decided to use our timeshare to book the Blake Hotel on Deerborn. We were concerned about one issue in our current world of COVID. It wasn't about the pandemic itself but about the fact that we are from Wisconsin. Currently the City of Chicago has placed Wisconsin on a quarantine list which meant that we would have to remain in The Blake the entire Weekend. We would have to forgo the numerous tourist opportunities in Chicago and because The Blake wasn't a resort and our concern was that our activities would be restricted. We were wrong. The staff at The Blake were amazing they constantly worked to make our stay enjoyable. Everytime we were in the Lobby we were greeted by Showtime a gentleman with a huge smile and an over abundance of energy. He helped us from getting food to taking selfies on the lobby television screen. When we arrived we found an anniversary card personally signed by the desk personnel Howard and Timothy. They also had treats in our room next to the card. Our room was large and immaculately clean! The bed was roomy and comfortable. The bathroom was elegant! It had beautiful utilities and was lite by adjustable lighting in the mirror. It was stocked with any toiletries a person would require. Although we were quarantined my wife and I would like to thank The Blake Hotel on Dearborn and their staff for an absolutely wonderful anniversary weekend during these trying times!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Moneymasternow wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois41 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the most polite young lady check me in. They claim they are renovating hotel I heard no noise. They even provided free ear plugs no need to use. Housekeeping staff really did not disturb me they read do not disturb sign. They had free hot drinks in the morning. A nice selection of teabags. Bathroom had two sinks.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Darryl G wrote a review May 2022
Richmond, Virginia128 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the history of this hotel written in the wall paper of our room. Our room was of adequate size, the bathroom was stylish although it did not have enough lighting. The television only came with one cable movie channel, and no NBA channel (we visited during the 2022 playoffs). The exercise room was well equipped, it even had an authentic Peleton exercise bicycle. The service was very prompt and the rooms were cleaned every day, which is getting more difficult to find. There is an attached restaurant, Meli's Cafe', which serves a very decent breakfast and lunch daily. I would return here if I go back to Chicago in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Views are limited. You have your choice of streets
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nl0121 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have always enjoyed staying here, so I booked my 3rd visit. Showtime, the concierge, actually remembered me. He's such a great asset to Hotel Blake. Always friendly, always helpful and courteous. If you're hungry he knows right where to send you for a great meal.

This trip wasn't my favorite of the 3. I requested a last minute room change to have a view and bathtub due to pain I was in from the trip. I anticipated a wait, since I was a bit early. However what I didn't anticipate was for the cleaning persons to take lunch in the middle of the job, leaving me waiting in the lobby. Showtime was very understanding of my frustration. I visited the local 7/11 and when I returned they had upgraded my room and had my bags situated and waiting for me.

Let's talk about the view...Spectacular!!! I love the Chicago skyline. I never once turned on the TV. I just pulled a chair over and stared all day and night. However the main window faced the federal prison and you could hear the whoop and hollering from the rooftop. It made me extremely uncomfortable. I felt as if they could see me and I kept the blinds closed on that side of the room. You could hear pretty much everything going on inside and outside of the hotel. Lacking in privacy in that sense.

On day 2 I received a call from the front desk that maintenance was knocking at my door. Not my favorite way to be woken from a much needed nap.

On day 3 I requested a late checkout. I was told 1 was okay. Cleaning service asked me in the hall when I was checking out. I said 1. Then she knocked on my door 15 minutes later, again asking when I was leaving. 15 minutes later I received a call from the lobby asking if I was still there. I wasn't sure what the rush was, but I finished gathering my things and left, feeling rushed.

Again, I've had great stays here...this really wasn't one of them.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a corner room!
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PEPA wrote a review Oct 2021
Pinson, Alabama44 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall the Property was Beautiful and Well Kept. The Rooms are Spacious and Clean. The Downtown Location is Great within walking distance to Restaurants, Museums, Tour Buses etc. The only complaint I have as BG Owners is the property did not have any Laundry services. We travel quite a lot and for future, availabl of Laundry services (Self Serve) is preferred w
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from dfb260
Staunton, Virginia466 contributions235 helpful votes
I thought that the coffee provided by the hotel in a room off of the lobby was quite good.
Answer from Exploration99262
2 contributions1 helpful vote
There is valet parking through the hotel for $55.00 US a night. Otherwise there are several parking lots within two or three blocks of the hotel which are much cheaper, around $20.00 US a night. We booked our spot through Spothero before we left. It provides parking in most major cities however the lots were not full and it would have been better to pay when we got there. Hope this helps.
Moncana11 asked a question Apr 2022
Phoenix, Arizona24 contributions6 helpful votes
Does the hotel offer rollaway beds (for extra cost)?
Answer from Ryan McCallum
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
Greetings, We do not offer rollaway beds. However, we do have sleeper sofas in many of our rooms that have one King bed. You can cantact the hotel to request a King room with a sleeper sofa. Our phone number is 312-986-1234. Kind regards, Hotel Blake
Answer from Ryan McCallum
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, we would be happy to assist with packages that you have delivered to the hotel. Please make certain that they are addressed to your attention with the word "guest" in parenthesis. We will make sure they are waiting for you when you arrive.
MÁRCIO K wrote a tip May 18
Rio de Janeiro, RJ5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prefira os quartos de fundos. São mais silenciosos."
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Experience715809 wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel has bedbugs"
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Barbara M wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is so centrally located…. We really didn’t need to rent a car! Food, entertainment were plenty within walking distance!"
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Rosalind wrote a tip Nov 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on the street across from the hotel is free from 10 PM - 8 AM."
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Brighidann wrote a tip Oct 2023
Eaton Rapids, Michigan28 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are sensitive to nighttime traffic noise, bring earplugs."
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PRICE RANGE
$210 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
wyndham blake chicago hotel chicago, blake hotel chicago, blake motel chicago
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wyndham Blake Chicago
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Printer's Row / Downtown / The Loop
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Blake
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Blake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Blake?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Blake?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Blake?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Blake?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Blake offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Hotel Blake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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