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“Loved this hotel and it's location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Blake Chicago
Ranked #37 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved this hotel and it's location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

Loved this hotel and it's location. Rooms were clean, large and very comfortable. Staff treated us very well and were extremely helpful when needed. The only small complaint I have is having to pay $4.00 for bottled water left beside the ice bucket each morning. Perhaps I missed it but I wasn't aware of the charge .Think it should be complimentary since the room rates are high enough to cover a few bottles of water.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Margaret167
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Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

This is our fourth stay here and have told all of our friends about it. 4 different families have stayed there and had the same result, GREAT! Mr. Bruno does an outstanding job with this hotel. It's close to just about everything. When staying in Chicago and you dont want to pay high $$$, Hotel Blake is the place. Kevin

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank HorseColl
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, October 13, 2010
Hi Kevin, thank you so much for your wonderful review! The highest compliment we can possibly receive is your recommendation to family and friends, so we appreciate that very much. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our GM, Tom Bruno, and the rest of the staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Chicago -- please let us know when you will be staying with us next!

Regards,
Allyson Cataldo
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

hotel Blake was recomended by local buisness as a great "Boutique" hotel, We found the staff very helpfull & friendly, Great location in printers row, Just blocks from Millenioum Park , waterfront, & Magnificant Mile. We will be back !!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank wofatrja
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I am so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us, and that our staff was able to make your experience a great one. We look forward to seeing you again -- please let us know when you will be staying with us next, as we love to get to know our returning guests!

Regards,
Allyson Cataldo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

We stayed at the Hotel for 2 nights. Our room was huge and lcoated at the corner which gave us an itneresting view if Chicago. We were really happy with the poriximity to bus & metro station and restaurants just around the corner. The staff was really friendly and gave us good directions to some attractions. Overall we enjoyed our stay in the hotel and Chicago a lot.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank crashburny
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It's great to know that our staff and our convenient location allowed you to have a wonderful trip to Chicago. Our corner rooms in particular have some great views! Thanks so much for your review, and we hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Chicago.

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Allyson Cataldo
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Rushville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

We were very comfortable at the Hotel Blake and we really had a chance to relx. Loved the view, the personell were very friendly and helpful.....we will be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank pattysetter
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
I'm so glad to hear that you found your stay with us to be enjoyable and relaxing. We love to get to know our returning guests, so please let us know when you will be staying with us next! We look forward to seeing you!

Regards,
Allyson Cataldo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

I arrived on a Thursday and stayed overnight at Hotel Blake. The bed was so comfortable I fell asleep at 3 p.m. and awoke from a peaceful, undistrubed sleep at 6 a.m.
The room was spaceous, the bathroom huge, and the shower had a rain shower head I just loved! It's in a great location - near the blue line to O'Hare and several blocks from Michigan Ave.
I was upgraded for free and given a discount because the orginal room's carpets were being steam cleaned.
The only down-side I think was that the room was very cool, but I'm a woman so I tend to like my rooms on the warmer side.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank bmeade13
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
Thank you so much for your great review of Hotel Blake -- that is the best sleep experience I have ever heard of! We're so glad we could provide you with a great sleep and a relaxing stay. We hope to see you again very soon, so please let us know the next time you will be in Chicago!

Regards,
Allyson Cataldo
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

While our son was "shopping" colleges and subsequently chose Columbia College, we stayed at the Blake and other local hotels. The Blake is far superior (and closer) than the other hotels we stayed at in the neighborhood. When we moved him to Chicago to attend school we booked the hotel as well. It was a very emotional day and when we finally checked in about 6 pm we were told we were the "customer of the day" and had received a free upgrade and where handed two drink vouchers. We immediately went to the bar to redeem the drink vouchers. There we chatted with the nicest bartender (she is a senior at School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and she did everything to assure us that the location was safe, that our son would adjust quickly, that Chicago is an awesome place to live - she basically dispelled all our fears of leaving an 18 year old in Chicago as she was a transplant from Boston. Words we needed to hear. She also told us the hotel was dog friendly and we could bring our dog to visit our son next time. Then we went to the "upgraded" room and were "wowed and delighted" to find we were upgraded to a suite. If ever there was a day that we needed an uplifting experience it was the day we moved our only child 300 miles away to college in another state. The room was stunning. Upon check-out, we were told how to take advantage of exclusive offers/upgrades for future visits. We have four years of college to go and I see many stays at the Blake in our future - including the upcoming Parents Weekend.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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AllysonCataldo, hotel management at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, September 22, 2010
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear you had such a great experience with us. I know firsthand how stressful the college move-in process is for everyone involved, and I'm so happy to hear that we were able to make the experience a little easier for you. We look forward to seeing you again very soon -- let us know if you will be with us for Parents Weekend in October!

Regards,
Allyson Cataldo
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Property: Hotel Blake Chicago
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:
#24 Green Hotel in Chicago
#32 Family Hotel in Chicago
#34 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#55 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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