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Hotel Blake Chicago
Ranked #34 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

The appearance of the hotel upon arrival was not as good as it looked on the website. We were led to room 101 which was neither on the first floor nor the second and involved taking an elevator to second floor and steps down to the room (we had several suitcases so this was not convenient).

Once there, however, room was large, clean and well appointed. It was also incredibly quiet (caveat: there were 11 dumpsters outside and below the window not emptied by a beeping truck while we were there). Bathroom amenities also complete but the shower curtain gave us the choice of soaking the floor or having it constantly blow in on me as i showered. It was too light.

Location was pretty good but it was mile from the main shopping area. we like to walk so it wasn't a problem. Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Art Museum, south side of Michigan Ave were all easily accessed.

We would stay there again if looking for a reasonably priced stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I stayed at the Wyndham Blake Chicago on a business trip. The room was great and the staff very friendly. However, the continental breakfast was limited to muffins, bananas, coffee and orange juice. It is served in the restaurant, so you could order a full breakfast. A little wider selection would have been nice. Still, the room was great so this is just a minor complaint.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I was in Chicago for a business trip and chose this hotel because of the proximity to my office. It was also helpful that it was signficantly lower in price than many others in the area (plus I could walk to my office from there). The hotel is very clean, and the restuarant is great. I will definitely stay there again when I'm in Chicago.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a quiet room: ask for a high floor, away from the elevators
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I chose this hotel in Chicago for location and good recommendations I read in tripadvisor. It is close to several attractions like museums, aquarium, planetarium, willis tower and great parks where you can go walking. It is a little far away from downtown and mag mile, 25 minutes walking, so if you want to go to Chicago for shopping only, better choice another hotel near to the river, a better area but also an expensive one.
The only bad thing I could found was the breakfast. It is clear that most of hotels in Chicago do not provide breakfast, so it is a luxury to have it. But it is really really light: a coffee, a muffin and an apple, that's all. It is fine but a little bit shocking at the first morning. The good thing is a starbucks in front!
The hotel is quite, rooms are wide, beds are incredible, lot of pillows to choose. The bathroom is a kind of neo-modern style, so no tube or anything that get the water from the shower inside. So after the shower the whole bathroom is a pool. That is not nice at all but at noon the bathroom is a bathroom again thanks to housemaid.
I got a nice time in this hotel, the city is wonderful!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

They had had a little fire just before we got there, so they sent us to another hotel for the first night, but they picked up the tab and it was a better hotel, so one can't complain. Once we got there -- there was a little construction noise, but they did a pretty good job. Well located. I'd go back.

Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It is a gem in the city of Chicago. Stay here if you can the service is great, the location is great, the rates are fair and a parking ramp is a couple of blocks away with a quick shop a half a block away. If possible get one of the corner rooms. EK

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

Front desk staff was pleasant and check-in was fast and simple. This is a very nice hotel for the money. The location is very convenient to travel around the Chicago area and it is within walking distance to Grant Park. We stayed in a Premium King and the room seemed bigger than some of the suites we’ve stayed in. We did the “Park and Play” package which is extremely nice being able to do the in and out with the valet with no additional cost.

Overall I would definitely stay here again when I’m in Chicago.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1502 (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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Chicago
#32 Family Hotel in Chicago
#34 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#55 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $131 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Blake Chicago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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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