Located in The Loop, Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. This 3.5-star hotel has 162 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Chicago, the hotel is also a short walk from Art Institute of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain.

Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's café, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Rooms

All 162 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is available for USD 48 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

500 South Dearborn Street Chicago IL 60605

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Renovated in 2006, this landmark hotel lies only 2 blocks from the Chicago Loop financial and business district, and 6 blocks from Millennium Park. Tribune Tower and Navy Pier are within 2 miles of the hotel.

Furnishings throughout Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member are inspired by the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Prairie style; the overall design incorporates vast floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist 1940s decor. The business center and a complimentary fitness center stay open around the clock. The business center includes computers with printers and complimentary high-speed wired Internet, and free WiFi is available throughout the premises. The hotel also provides 4 conference rooms plus exhibit space totaling 3,875 square feet (360 square meters) of meeting and event facilities.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Express check-out 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 162 
  • Express check-in 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 360 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3875 
  • Smoke-free property 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Meli Café - Open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM, this onsite café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar offers specialty cocktails, wines, imported and domestic beers, and appetizers.

Room service - Available during scheduled hours.

Breakfast

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Lake Michigan's shoreline is just 7 blocks east of the hotel. A 20-mile path along the lakefront is popular with runners, cyclists, walkers, and skaters. During summer months, Oak Street Beach, 2 miles north, and North Avenue Beach, about 2.5 miles north, are popular for sunbathing and for swimming when lifeguards are on duty.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 48 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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