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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.5 out of 5.0

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I love this hotel.... I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend.

Nice hotel very clean. Great location. Starbucks was key located perfectly across the street

Great location!! Easy walking up and down Michigan Ave!!!

Convenient location for tourism. Friendly, helpful hotel staff. Note that there are a few floors that require being able to go up/down a half flight of stairs to access the rooms, so if stairs are a problem, make sure it's noted in your reservation. We'd requested a higher floor, but ended up on 1, so of course there was street noise, but it's a city, so nothing unexpected (and they provide earplugs for sleeping). The cafe was lovely. We went for dessert twice (loads of beautiful options including homemade gelato) and breakfast once. It's on the pricey side, but great food and they have room service available. We had a 2-queen room with a fridge and coffee maker. Nice they have cotton balls, cotton swabs, and makeup remover wipes in addition to the citrus-vanilla toiletries, and they let us take hotel towels when we hit the beach.

There are a block of rooms that face a wall...we were a little disappointed with the view but the hotel staff were friendly and moved us to a different room with a better view. Overall facility was really clean and staff were very friendly and accommodating. They remembered us each day and joked around with us.

Checked in Friday afternoon and Showtime took real good care of us with a lot of positive energy! The desk personnel acted like they were genuinely happy to see us each time we walked in or out! The only downside was there’s barely any water pressure in the shower (took a really long time to get hot water) and there’s no restrooms in or near the fitness center. Other than that, the room was very nice and clean and the bed was comfortable.

This hotel is continently located near the 'L' blue line. It was easy to take the train in and get everywhere I needed to go - no need for a car, taxis, or Uber. The staff was very friendly and offered to move our room so my 4-yr old son could see the train from our room window. I was also impressed that since my son has allergies and couldn't have the complimentary arrival snack they offered, the staff went out of their way to get a small stuffed animal, which they gave him the next morning. Our stay was short, but we appreciated their thoughtfulness and will definitely stay here again next time we come to town.

Very nice building in a great location, close to everything. Building is showing its age a little, some scuffs and cracks in the rooms. A little touch up paint would go a long way but nothing that would stop me from booking this place again or recommending it to friends. My only complaint is the mattress was a little firm and had a dip on side from being worn out. Other than that great stay over New Years

Convenient location to family. Easy walk to Magnificent mile for shopping

Great accommodation, really couldn't ask for more.

Bed and room were comfortable, however the incessant squeaking and bumping noises from the heating/cooling system (which I could not turn off) were unbearable. The hotel provided ear plugs supposedly because of the noise on the street, however, my gut tells me they were provided due to the air system. When I called down to the front desk to inquire if there was a different room available with less noise, I was informed that the issue is pervasive. How in the world this hotel gets a 4.3 out of 5 is beyond me. Sleeping with ear plugs is highly uncomfortable, not to mention disruptive. NEVER AGAIN.

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The room itself was very spacious and extremely comfortable. It was conveniently located to almost every major cta train lines. The only complaint that I had for the whole place (I wouldn't really call it a major complaint) was that the shower took a long time to warm up. Other than that, it was a great stay and I would book it again tomorrow if I had the chance.

There was someone else's hairball behind the bathroom door that was never removed in my 4 days in the same room. That was after I had already switched rooms. The room had no real amenities, just a bed and desk. It was over priced for what I got in return.

This is the third year my husband an I have stayed here. We also enjoy our stay. The staff is friendly and helpful from the moment you pull up. It is in a great location. There is plenty to do within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again.

I was there for the Chicago Marathon. This hotel is 0.5 mile from the starting line. The hotel room is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly. It is much cheaper than the Hilton down the street. The only problem that I had was that the toilet seat was not tighten enough.

It is a great hotel located very close to all train lines, and buses, near to Willis Tower and Millennium Park.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Room comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend

It's downtown so expect to hear traffic all night long.

We paid a high price because of the comfort, and it was not really good. In addition there are not breakfast. The service was good

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The rooms were exceptionally clean, contemporary, and quiet. The staff was very warm and helpful. There were numerous restaurants, convenient stores as well as nearby attractions. I've already recommended this hotel to my friends.

500 South Dearborn Street Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

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

Located in The Loop, Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Old Colony Building and Harold Washington Library Center. This 3.5-star hotel has 41 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 Columbia College Chicago and Chicago Board of Trade Building.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Meli Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a coffee maker, and free newspapers.


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 55 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Everyone (17) Couples (108) Business (60) Family (44) Other (18) Friends (33)
5
Everyone

I love this hotel.... I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend.

By on Jan 6, 2019

5
Everyone

Nice hotel very clean. Great location. Starbucks was key located perfectly across the street

By on Jan 4, 2019

5
Everyone

Great location!! Easy walking up and down Michigan Ave!!!

By on Dec 30, 2018

5

convenient location. friendly, helpful staff.

Everyone

Convenient location for tourism. Friendly, helpful hotel staff. Note that there are a few floors that require being able to go up/down a half flight of stairs to access the rooms, so if stairs are a problem, make sure it's noted in your reservation. We'd requested a higher floor, but ended up on 1, so of course there was street noise, but it's a city, so nothing unexpected (and they provide earplugs for sleeping). The cafe was lovely. We went for dessert twice (loads of beautiful options including homemade gelato) and breakfast once. It's on the pricey side, but great food and they have room service available. We had a 2-queen room with a fridge and coffee maker. Nice they have cotton balls, cotton swabs, and makeup remover wipes in addition to the citrus-vanilla toiletries, and they let us take hotel towels when we hit the beach.

By , from PA on Jul 12, 2018

5
Everyone

There are a block of rooms that face a wall...we were a little disappointed with the view but the hotel staff were friendly and moved us to a different room with a better view. Overall facility was really clean and staff were very friendly and accommodating. They remembered us each day and joked around with us.

By on Apr 30, 2018

5

excellent and friendly staff

Everyone

Checked in Friday afternoon and Showtime took real good care of us with a lot of positive energy! The desk personnel acted like they were genuinely happy to see us each time we walked in or out! The only downside was there’s barely any water pressure in the shower (took a really long time to get hot water) and there’s no restrooms in or near the fitness center. Other than that, the room was very nice and clean and the bed was comfortable.

By , from Cincinnati on Jan 22, 2018

5

convenient for train travel

Everyone

This hotel is continently located near the 'L' blue line. It was easy to take the train in and get everywhere I needed to go - no need for a car, taxis, or Uber. The staff was very friendly and offered to move our room so my 4-yr old son could see the train from our room window. I was also impressed that since my son has allergies and couldn't have the complimentary arrival snack they offered, the staff went out of their way to get a small stuffed animal, which they gave him the next morning. Our stay was short, but we appreciated their thoughtfulness and will definitely stay here again next time we come to town.

By , from St. Louis, MO on Jan 14, 2018

4

good location, great price

Everyone

Very nice building in a great location, close to everything. Building is showing its age a little, some scuffs and cracks in the rooms. A little touch up paint would go a long way but nothing that would stop me from booking this place again or recommending it to friends. My only complaint is the mattress was a little firm and had a dip on side from being worn out. Other than that great stay over New Years

By , from rochester hills michigan on Jan 2, 2018

5
Everyone

Convenient location to family. Easy walk to Magnificent mile for shopping

By on Nov 26, 2017

5

excellent.

Couples

Great accommodation, really couldn't ask for more.

By , from PA on Nov 19, 2017

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605