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“Fair & decent” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Blake Chicago

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Hotel Blake Chicago
Ranked #33 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fair & decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

We chose this hotel to earn Wyndham points and the room rate was better than the other Wyndham property in the city. The location was adequate for us as we were in town for St. Pat's and this was close to the South Shore station and the parade route. There was a 7/11 and Dunkin' Donuts nearby too! The biggest complaint we had was the room temperature. It was freezing! The thermostat changed numbers, but didn't "work." I finally called the front desk and was told to simply turn off the fan. The hotel A/C was on and blowing into the rooms and we had no control over that, so it had to be cold or whatever temp was achieved in the "off" position, which was too warm, so we ended up getting up in the night a couple times and turning the unit on, then later off. The phone was also way too technical to figure out how to make a simple call to the front desk, so I had to make the call from my cell phone. The gal at the front desk seemed impatient with me and suggested she could send someone up to show me how to use the phone. I declined. We had stayed here with another couple and they stayed in the room across the hall and had the same problem with temperature and also couldn't figure out how to use the phone. I would stay here again if the price was right so I could earn my reward points, but I'd look around first.

Room Tip: This isn't a tall building, we were on floor 10. Our view was of the street, nothing special, b...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. We apologize for the inconvenience with the thermostat and the phones. I have passed along your comments to engineering about the thermostat and we are currently in the process of fixing the problem. In regards to the phones, we have experienced some difficulties with the speed dial buttons for the departments. We are currently working with tech support to make improvements for our guests in the future. An agent should have instructed you to dial “0” and we apologize for that insight. We appreciate your feedback about the agent at the front desk, and will take your comments into consideration for training in the future. I hope you will consider giving us another chance to show you the best we have to offer.
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Benton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

My daughter recently stayed there for st. pat weekend and had an issue with the room that was reserved. They spoke with Michael and the situation was quickly remedied to hers and my satisfaction. I later spoke with Michael also and was impressed with his professionalism and courteous demeanor. She will be back for the Wyndham name and staffing. Thanks for making my daughters stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
Thank you for your excellent review of the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are happy to hear that your daughter had a wonderful stay at our hotel. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. I have passed along your comments to Michael and he was pleased to hear that he made your daughter’s trip memorable. Again, we appreciate your feedback and we look forward to your next stay!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Stayed here in May '10 when this was still known as Hotel Blake. Was hoping this wouldn't become part of a big chain so that there prices would stay nice and manageable. Ohh well...
Being located only a few minutes from Michigan Ave and famous Buckingham Fountain, it is also located close to several different CTA stations, so getting around town is quite easy.

There are a couple of entrances into the hotel. One is shared with the entrance to Custom House, a restaurant on the corner of Congress Pkwy (they make their own ice cream!!). The main entrance is closer to the middle of the block. The lobby is off the main entrance and there is a nice long hallway leading to the lobby from the secondary entrance. Between both entrances is the business center with a couple of computers and nice comfy leather chairs. The folks at the reception were nice, courteous, and professional. The room was nice and large with a king size bed, a comfy lounge chair, TV console with flat screen TV, and a comfy bench at the end of the bed. The room not only looked plush and rich, but everything actually was. The room even came with bathrobe and house slippers. The bed was so comfy after a long day of walking around town, but the warm shower before that was even more so with a nice rainfall shower head.

All in all one of the most comfortable places I stayed in for a couple of days and for the price, there was no other place I would have preferred to stay.

Room Tip: If you can, try to get a room with a city view.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel! Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions. We look forward to your next stay with us soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

I stayed at the Wyndham Blake for three nights while attending a conference. The quality of the accommodation was very good and all staff were professional and welcoming. My room was spacious and well equipped. It was a bit noisy, but then this is a city centre hotel.
Special mention should be made of one particular member of staff who made my visit memorable. The doorman/concierge "Showtime" was a one-man information centre on restaurants, transport, local attractions and pretty much anything else you needed to know! His enthusiasm and humour are a credit to the hotel and he is a valuable asset to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back if you don't like traffic noise.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We appreciate your excellent review of our hotel. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. I have passed along your comments to our staff and they were pleased to hear that we made your trip memorable. On your next stay, we suggest requesting a room on a higher floor to be further from the city noise and have a great view of Chicago. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

My husband and I travelled to Chicago in November 2011 for a five-day stay in the Windy City. It was our first trip and we plan on returning many more times in the future - and we'll be sure to stay at the Wyndham Blake. The hotel is in a terrific location - just south of many of the more expensive hotels in the Loop, close to Starbucks and super accessible to the L subway system.

Our room was a terrific size, always clean, had an amazingly comfortable bed and terrific bathroom. The hotel staff were super friendly - the doorman is a total gem and helped us get a private car the one time we cabbed around the city.

The area is very safe, accessible to at least three L stations and in my opinion was worth the money. There's WiFi available which is a must when I travel and the bed linens/towels/bath products were terrific.

My only complaint would be the hotel restaurant - skip it, it's overrated, expensive and underwhelming - and the street noise. Our room faced South Dearborn Street and it was a bit noisy in the morning. Other than that, totally recommend the hotel and city - we can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Request a room facing away from South Dearborn - you'll probably get a better view of the Willis...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Thank you for sharing your excellent review of the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are thrilled to hear about your wonderful stay! I have passed along your comments to our staff and they were happy to hear that we made your trip memorable. Your feedback is important to us in order to ensure that we maintain high quality service and accommodations for our guests. Custom House Tavern is an award-winning restaurant with a reputation for their excellent food and service. We apologize that they did not live up to your expectations. On your next visit, we hope that you will give them another try, or discuss other options with our front desk and doormen if you would prefer. We also suggest requesting a room on a higher floor to be further from the city noise and have a great view of Chicago. Again, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next stay with us!
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Property: Hotel Blake Chicago
Address: 500 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605 (Formerly Wyndham Blake Chicago)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Chicago
#32 Family Hotel in Chicago
#34 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#55 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): $201 - $475
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Blake Chicago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge in Hotel Blake, a landmark of luxury in one of downtown Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Printers Row. In walking distance to shopping, Millenium Park, Soldier Field, Willis Tower and many other cultural places, The Hotel Blake Chicago offers a robust taste of Chicago’s rich culture and diversity. ... more   less 
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