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
Had a wonderful experience at the Blake Hotel! The bellman/valet “Showtime” made our stay so enjoyable. He always had a smile along with his great personality and sense of humor and gave us some great recommendations!! He never steered us wrong. On the day we arrived he greeted us with a smile and made us laugh. Only good things to say about the Blake Hotel!!!! Thank you! You made our stay in Chicago filled with many wonderful experiences!!!
Hotel Blake was a true surprise. It’s in the Chicago Civic Center area just south of the federal court. The redo of this old hotel was very well done with a very large bathroom. The fitness room was adequate and the connected restaurant was delightful.
We stayed at Hotel Blake for our 1st wedding anniversary. We were greeted with a lovely note and many treats(pictured). I have travelled all over the world and this was the most polite hotel I have ever experienced, anytime we walked through the lobby we were greeted by each staff member from the conceirge, to the front desk, to the valet. We were given a corner room with two large windows which included a view of Lake Michigan from one window and a view of the Sears Tower (officially the Willis Tower) out another window. The bed was comfortable and the room included a large mini fridge and a microwave, they even provide ear plugs for those who can't sleep due to city noise. The only con I could possibly think of is the cost to park but this is pretty standard in Chicago and we chose to park at a friends house and Lyft over. Additionally the hotel is a couple of blocks from the Red Line giving you easy access to anything you would like to see. The location is great with Gino's East across the street, coffee shops and other restaurants nearby. We would definitely stay at Hotel Blake for future stays in Chicago.
I gave this hotel two stars only for the cleanliness, and the architecture. A little off the beaten path from Michigan Ave, but pretty close to Museum Mall, and Grant Park. Pillows were rock hard, and the beds are mediocre. Internet was crap, and cable spotty. This is a part of Bluegreen Vacations. Why anyone would buy a timeshare for this hotel is beyond me. Our view was a brick wall. The doorman Ron was great, always had a smile and always offered help getting a ride for us. I don’t think we will be returning to this hotel.
Would definitely stay here again. Very friendly & helpful staff. Hotel was vintage looking outside but modern & updated inside. Room was nice; pretty spacious. Located in walking distance to the theater district & shopping area of Michigan Avenue. It was about a 10 minute ride to most place otherwise. Beware that they will try to get you do a timeshare presentation.