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
The check in and check out were quick. The Millenium Park (cloud gate) was about 6 blocks from the hotel, turn left from the door and right at the first light. Then left at Michigan Ave and right on Monroe. This is also where you get the hop on hop off big bus. There are several restaurants along this route like Panera Bread. On your right out the door is seven 11 a block from the hotel where you buy water, snacks, etc. The concergie was very helpful in giving recommendations. Also, there was a safe in the room, small refrigerator and microwave oven and coffee maker. The lobby had coffee and infused water. The vending machine was on the top floor. The bedding was so comfortable that I did not want to get up early in the morning. Overall, I would recommend this hotel located in downtown Chicago.
This place is awful!! The place is in deep need of repair and updating. The first room we were sent to had such a horrible smell of mildew we requested a change.,the next was not much better this one was covered up by the smell of STRONG bleach which was clearly to cover what looked like mold stains in the shower. We tried to move hotels but everything was booked. We left early and my husband and I both hD upper respiratory infections that lasted weeks. Stay elsewhere and BlueGreen should start to make some serious changes in caring for their properties
Drove to Chicago for a business trip at the Philippine embassy. We arrived pretty late & thankful for the valet parking. We were immediately met at the front & was showed to our rooms. Comfy beds, quiet area w free WiFi. The hotel foyer was stacked with bookshelves filled with books in bright white covers.Easy & inviting to reach out for a book while waiting in the lobby. Perfect location & walking distance to most places& restaurants. An easy walk to the Philippine consulate office. Staff were very helpful & friendly. We were aware of the valet parking fees.
Would return to this hotel the next time we have a business run in Chicago downtown area.