Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
What We Love
- Top location in the heart of downtown Chicago near State Street, Grant Park, Soldier Field and McCormick Place
- Oversize rooms with 12-foot ceilings
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
- In-room spa treatments available
- Meli Café is adjacent to the hotel
- Pets up to 25 lbs are welcome for an additional $50 fee (plus tax)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Chicago’s historic Printer’s Row area, the Blake Hotel is a top city pick for business travelers and families. The large lobby sets a stylish, formal tone with dark hardwood paneling, white tiles and red accents from the chairs to artwork. Upstairs, all 162 rooms are large by city standards and have lofty 12-foot ceilings, dark patterned carpets and enormous windows framing views of the city. King or Queen beds are dressed with Egyptian cotton linens, and there are flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers with Lavazza blends and ensuite bathrooms stocked with Bed & Bath toiletries. The next-door Meli Café supplies room service 6:30 am-10 pm, or guests can dine in on hearty breakfast platters or healthy Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The small gym is open round the clock, or head out for a circuit in nearby Grant Park.
In the Area
With a central location in Printer’s Row, a stay here puts all of the Windy City spots within easy reach. Rent a bike for a whistle stop tour of Navy Pier, the theater district and architectural icons along the river, or stroll to Millennium Park and admire Anish Kapoor’s famed Cloud Gate installation. Keen shoppers will get their fix in the upscale department stores along Mag Mile, while foodies should make reservations in advance for dinner at enduring favorites, Frontera Grill and Sepia, or follow our fall 2014 restaurant preview and check out some of the city’s best new additions.
How to Get There
From the minute we arrived we knew we had made the right choice - this was the third and final hotel we would be staying in during our visit to America and this was by far the best. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the bell boy, Show, who was both entertaining and helpful. All the staff were amazing, they were more than happy to help with our questions (and we had a lot), they recommended places for us to eat and sights to see, giving us directions too. The even booked a boat tour for us and gave us a map so we knew where to go.
The Room was fantastic - the bed was huge and very comfortable, the bathroom was big and had an excellent shower. Everywhere was clean and tidy and it even had a fridge AND a microwave!
Valet parking is quite expensive but there are two car parks in very close vicinity to the hotel if you want to save yourself some money.
We couldn't believe how good it was for the money, we would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.
Very friendly staff, clean rooms, and close to many attractions and restaurants. We went for a bears game and walked to and from the hotel. There is a nice restaurant located in the building. Great location and atmosphere.
This hotel was wonderful. We are Bluegreen owners, and this is one of the friendliest properties we've visited. We had interactions with the car valet, bellman (his name is Showtime!), housekeeping and concierge staff, and all were all professional, friendly and very willing to help. Perfect location for many attractions within walking distance. Bathroom appeared to have been updated recently, all very modern. We had a great time here, and hope to be back again soon.
The Hotel Blake is a wonderful hotel with a great location! The staff is so helpful and the rooms are perfect. They are spacious and extremely clean. There are several parking options nearby which are helpful. Close to shopping and restaurants.
Another great stay! Everyone is friendly and helpful, especially Showtime and the other bellmen. They were so kind and outgoing with our kids. Good restaurants within walking distance. We’ll definitely be back!