$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 21, 2014 Check-out: Apr 22, 2014

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

4 stars
500 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
269 reviews
Perfectly Located

When we arrived, all the hotel staff were extremely friendly and gave us advice on what to see,... See full review

  • Miss Moss
  • Jul 4, 2013
Gotta Love the Blake!

Very responsive staff; friendly, helpful and very upbeat. I love the styling of the hotel, an older... See full review

  • Marshall in the Middle
  • Apr 8, 2013
Located in the heart of Printer's Row, The Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers a robust taste of Chicago's rich culture and diversity. We are within walking distance to shopping, dining, entertainment, Grant Park, Art Institute of Chicago and Soldier's Field. With 2,200 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate groups from five to 80. Unwind at Meli Cafe, a sleek, urban, contemporary hotel restaurant for great breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshing libations. Stop by Bar Blake, our inviting lobby bar, for the perfect place to have a classic or unique cocktail before heading out for the evening.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Security
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room

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Hotel Map

41.875 -87.6295
Nearby airports
O'Hare Int'l Airport, (ORD), 18.50, MI, NW; Midway Airport, (MDW), 11.00, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center, 500 S Dearborn

Nearby points of interest

  • Printers Square: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.1 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.3 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.1 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.3 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Union Station: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.8 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.8 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
  • Marina City: 0.9 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.9 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 1 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 1 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 1 mi
  • Soldier Field: 1.1 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 1.1 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 1.2 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 1.3 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 1.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 1.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 1.4 mi
  • UIC Pavilion: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (269)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

4 / 5
269 out of 269
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
MomofthePeach
Lansing, MI
Apr 14, 2014

Great location for our needs

We arrived in Chicago via Amtrak, and wanted to be able to walk to our hotel, and then walk to Millennium Park and the museum campus. The Blake was perfect for this, and also very close to the red line for zipping up to the theater district, and Michigan Avenue shops and restaurants. Only problem with the hotel was the shower, which is important when you're doing a lot of walking on a vacation! It splashed water all over the marble bathroom floor, which was dangerous! There is no door or shower curtain, just a partial glass partition, so we couldn't control the splash. And on our second morning, there was no hot water so we all had to take quick luke-warm showers. Not cool when you're paying over $200/night! Otherwise, the staff were very nice and the place was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the redline subway (not the same as the el) and save lots of money. Just make sure that if you have a child and pay for a reduced rate, you tell the station attendant when you pass through the turnstiles. They'll make sure you don't get charged for a full fare.

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
susansus
Atlanta, GA
Jan 23, 2014

It was a nice stay

I liked my stay. The staff was nice and helpful and the bed is big and comfortable. I will definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Big Choe
Warren, NJ
Dec 23, 2013

Wyndham

convenient and effortless. a great value and location. nice large rooms and high ceilings..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
1NZer
Business
NZ
Nov 11, 2013

Excellent access to downtown and ground transport

The stay was very comfortable, staff very helpful, and extremely handy to everything I wanted to walk to including downtown and the CTA train to and from O'Hare airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Catch the CTA blue line train from O'Hare airport to La Salle station ($5.00) which is only a block from the hotel. Return travel to the airport is only $2.25. Allow about 50 mins for the trip.

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
Justavisitor2013
Business
Illinois
Nov 11, 2013

Weekend stay

Rooms look much nicer online than in reality. Cable went out for half a day, no valet parking at night but the location was close a lot of the universities and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
DebbieK
New York, NY, USA
Oct 3, 2013

Cool but needs refreshing

Great location on Printers Row, and the sleeping area was nice and comfortable. However, the bathroom was in serious need of renovation. Water squirted out the side of the spigot in the bathroom sink. Toilet was on its last legs and the tank had a top that did not fit the equipment at all. The off switch on the hair dryer did not work and had to press the button on the plug to get it to shut off. Lamination toward the bottom of the bathroom door was seriously peeling. But I liked the complimentary cucumber water that they served in the lobby!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
Richard Board
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 26, 2013

Complaint

Assigned us to a handicapped room. How did this happen? The bathroom did not have a tub worse yet it had a shower (handicapped) which allowed the water from the shower to flood the entire bathroom which caused my wife to sprain her ankle as the entire bathroom floor was wet. We tried to change rooms but the room offered was not satisfactory and they did not have another. Parking was $47/day if you wanted to go in and out; $28 if you just wanted to park. The bellmen complained about other employees---which I didn't want to hear. I asked for a room reduction but was told that since I went through an outside company they could not grant me a reduction but told me that if I had gone through the hotel directly they could have done something. I left a message for the manager to call me---he did and left a voice mail for me to return a call which I did but have not received a return call as yet. Overall I was not at all satisfied with this visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
sanibel chuck
Business
sanibel island, florida
Sep 19, 2013

Nice but Aging

The Blake is a nice hotel with a convenient location in the south loop. Great staff and good restaurant. But the rooms are showing their age. Tables and hangers with paint flaking off. Cracks in tile floor. Needs updating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Steven the violist
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 3, 2013

Nice friendly staff

I wasn't psyched about the first room so they put me in a different room right away. Staff was friendly and accommodating to my needs. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Phantom mom
Boston
Aug 30, 2013

Nice hotel for Columbia College parents

This hotel was clean and quiet. It was conveniently located near Columbia College and many great Chicago sites. The staff was very accommodating. Our room had a lovely view of the Chicago skyline. We will certainly stay there again and I can't say the same about another hotel in the area where we stayed a few months back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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