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Hotel Blake Chicago
Ranked #34 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

There have been some negative reviews of the Wyndham Blake on this site; and, honestly, it is hard for me to imagine those people stayed at the same hotel as I. The room my husband and I stayed in was huge. The bathroom was about the roomiest I have experienced lately - especially loved all of the counter space and two lavatories. Everything was very clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The only negative I would mention was that it got too warm at night, even with the thermostat set low. The location was conveniently located about 1 1/2 blocks from a metro station (Harold Washington Library) with connections to several lines. We walked to the Birmingham Fountain at night as well as from the old Sears Building another night. There were homeless people around; but they were everywhere, even all down the Magnificent Mile. The first time I have seen women with their little children around them begging. Quite disturbing. We never felt threatened anywhere though. I must say, overall, Chicago is an amazing, super clean city; and the Wyndham Blake is a good base for exploring it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and location in proximity to transportation and famous Chicago attractions. I apologize for the problem with the temperature in the rooms. I have passed your comments along to engineering and we are in the process of having the problem resolved. We value your feedback and look forward to your next stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A great place to stay on our first-ever visit to the wonderful city of Chicago. Comfortable, well-kept and superbly situated with everything either within walking distance or accessible by bus from right outside the hotel.
Guests arriving in the afternoon or evening will doubtless be greeted by the bell captain who's quite a character and a mine of information - a friendly, garrulous, wise-cracking guy (think Shrek's comical sidekick voiced by Eddie Murphy).
Just one detail keeps me from giving the room 5 stars - the lack of a mini bar to serve as a fridge. However, now we've got the hang of the ice-machine-on-the-landing routine it's no longer a major problem

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. The hotel has refrigerators upon request if you wish to use one on your next visit. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us in Chicago!

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Our stay at the Wyndham was absolutely incredible........The location was perfect, the staff was outstanding, in particular, the bellman "Showtime" and my favorite bartender "J Fox". It was my girlfriend's first time in Chicago and she said this was the best trip she had ever taken and the Wyndham had a lot to do with that. When I go back to Chicago this is where I will be staying. Great Hotel!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! I have passed your comments along to “Showtime” and “J Fox,” and they were thrilled to hear that they could be a memorable part of your trip. We are also happy to hear that we could be part of your girlfriend’s best trip that she has ever had! Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. Our room was spotless, the staff were very helpful and friendly. Also a great location near L stops and the lake and museums. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed a spectacular stay at our hotel. The staff is pleased to hear that our accommodations, cleanliness, and location in close proximity to attractions and transportation made your trip to Chicago memorable. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We look forward to your next stay with us in the Windy City again soon!

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Wyndham Blake is a comfortable hotel in a historic building. The staff is extremely friendly. The rooms are large, although variable. Mine did not have a bath, only a shower and two drains in the bathroom. Probably intended for a wheelchair bound guest. One of my colleague, in contrast, had a jacuzzi. One should ask for a corner room. The views from the rooms include the Public Library and the Sunoco Gas Station. The area of town was not as classy as areas to the north. It was hard to find good restaurants within walking distance, with the exception of the Everst Restaurant, which is about four blocks away. The street people were a nuisance. However, all in all, it is worth staying at. There is free Internet access, and we got coupons for two free drinks at the bar each day. The hotel connects with a good restaurant, the Custom House, which is also good for late night drinks.

Room Tip: Ask for a "quite" room, or a corner room.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Wyndham Blake Chicago. I am pleased to hear that our friendly staff and accommodations made your stay enjoyable. On your next visit, be sure to ask our front desk agents and doormen for recommendations on nearby restaurants and attractions. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed 13th to 16th Aug - The hotel is a short walk from the subway station with trains direct from O'Hare. It was perfect for recovering from jet lag, the room was dark and quiet. You can work to the Mag Mile and nearby attractions. Whilst the rooms are a little dated they were value for money. There are not alot of restaurants nearby to choose from but the Sports bar across the road was nice and handy for a drink and quick bite after a long day of sightseeing, if you want fine dining then you will need to use transport (not sure what the hotel restaurant is like).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing your review of the Wyndham Blake Chicago. We are pleased to hear that our proximity to transportation and attractions were beneficial during your stay. On your next trip be sure to ask for nearby recommendations from our friendly doormen and front desk agents. I do suggest trying our award-winning restaurant, Custom House, during your next stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us again soon in the Windy City!

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights from September 7-11th. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, our room was very nice, toiletries were great and the shower was fantastic. We were in walking distance of shopping, restaurants and Soldier Field ( our main reason for coming to Chicago).
Did not try the hotel restaurant so cannot comment on that. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone coming to Chicago ! Chicago is a beautiful city and hope to return many times !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. We are pleased to hear that our staff, accommodations, and location in proximity to attractions, restaurants, and the shopping districts made your trip memorable. I do recommend trying our award-winning restaurant, Custom House, on your next trip to Chicago. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We look forward to your next stay with us again soon!

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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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