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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Not sure if the construction was this hotel's or not, but it started at 4am right down from our window and was so loud. The hotel did provide ear plugs, though. Other than that, we loved this hotel! The staff were very welcoming to us small-towners and Showtime, the concierge, was fantastic! He had great suggestions that helped us save mone, eat great food, and really enjoy the city.
We stayed here for the weekend of the Hot Chocolate 5k. It is a very nice place. Very clean, great location, everything you need for a great weekend in Chicago. The staff are particularly friendly and can give you recommendations for places to eat and things to do. Very close to State St and Michigan Ave and Buckingham Fountain.
Staff was exceptional.
Jackie made our checkin very simple and gave us a great room.
Showtime was the concierge/bellman, very friendly and went out of his way to give us suggestions on what to do. Super nice!!!