I came across this hotel online while I was booking our tickets with Amtrak for our trip to Chicago. The price was right vs other hotels in the area I was looking at.
Our room was very clean when we arrived. Was impressed when I saw they offer breakfast there, and looking forward of having breakfast there than having to find a place near by for it.
The first night, it was kinda hard for us to sleep, we were on 2nd floor, and was close to the street level, and the noise from the street was bothering some for us try to sleep.
Next morning, we headed down for breakfast, and asked the front desk where it was, and we had to pay $9. I was taken back that we had to pay for continental breakfast.. Most place we've stayed at were free. Figured, no big deal will do it anyway. I was pretty dissapointed on what was offered for it.. I felt it wasn't worth $9 for what was there. (Juice, coffee pastry, fruit, and hot oat meal) after this, we just went else where for breakfast that was worth $9.
The room temp was comfy most part, however, the next evening it got VERY warm in there. I lowered the t-stat that afternoon since it was warmer than I'd like it, and didn't noticed the stat went to "Cool mode" setting, so the stat was trying to "Cool" the room, but it can't since the pipes feeding the air handler was hot water, not chilled. Wish the stat had a "Heat/Cool mode switch". We went out to eat, and we came back, it was 85˚, so I end up turning if off, and the room cool down on it's own. It did cool down pretty fast since the window was pretty drafty.. Looks like they tried to fix the leak with duct tape!
When returned back to our room the next day around 4:30, the cleaning lady had the TV on watching daytime TV, as we walked in, she quickly went back to cleaning. I was kinda shocked that room cleaning was being that late in the day and watching TV... But she did finish her job.
The shower was a good drenching shower! However, the shower curtain always blew into the tub due and "attack us" so I end up leaving it open.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Blake Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Blake Hotel Chicago
- Blake Motel Chicago