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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago

3.5-star3.5 stars
500 South Dearborn StreetChicagoIL60605United States of America

Boutique hotel with restaurant, near Willis Tower
  • Free WiFi
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Rather comfortable
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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago

from $209
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe King Non-Smoking with Work Area
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

About Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago

Located in the historic Printers Row district of downtown Chicago, this landmark hotel occupies the 19th-century Morton Salt Building. The Chicago Loop financial and business district is 2 blocks from the hotel, and Grant Park is a 10-minute walk away. The Chicago Board of Trade, Willis/Sears Tower, and the Art Institute of Chicago are within walking distance, while the Tribune Tower and Navy Pier a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Hotel Features.
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member features floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite lighting, and minimalist 1940s décor. A business center and fitness center are both available to guests 24 hours a day. Free WiFi, 2 meeting rooms with catering services, an exhibit hall, and valet parking for a nightly fee are available. The onsite Meli Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is also provided.

The guestrooms at Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member boast vaulted 12-foot ceilings and large windows overlooking the city skyline. The 162 smoke-free rooms feature free WiFi and iPod® docking stations. Flat-screen TVs have cable channels. Beds are topped with 300-thread count Egyptian linens, down comforters, and duvets. Bathrooms include granite counters, marble rainfall showers, and designer bath amenities. Adjoining rooms are available on request.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 162 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3875
  • Conference space size (meters) - 360
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Meli Cafe - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Blake Chicago
  • Blake Hotel
  • Hotel Blake
  • Hotel Blake Chicago


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 55 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Old Colony Building (2-minute walk)
  • Harold Washington Library Center (2-minute walk)
  • Columbia College Chicago (5-minute walk)
  • Chicago Board of Trade Building (5-minute walk)
  • Willis Tower (6-minute walk)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (6-minute walk)
  • Grant Park (8-minute walk)
  • McCormick Place (26-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 34 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 9 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 16 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 17 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 3 min walk
  • LaSalle Street Station - 3 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 4 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 567 reviews

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago
Great Hotel, will be back!
Friendliest and most helpful staff we've ever encountered. Rooms were nice, comfortable beds and very very quiet. The restaurant had amazing food and lots of gluten free options. Overall great place to land.
Karen, us4 night trip
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago
Best place in South Loop
I've been using the Hotel Blake for the last 4 years - my daughter attended college in the south loop and it has been so convenient. The front desk staff - awesome! Rooms - fabulous! Location - perfect!!!
Ann, us3 night trip
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago
Downtown Chicago
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and decent size. No complaints.
John, us2 night trip
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Get ready for showtime
The area is great, loads of great bars and food places nearby and subway 2 minutes walk from hotel. We didn't try the attached cafe as it looked too posh and intimidating. The rooms are very clean but extremely old fashioned and could really do with an update, the coffee in the room is not very nice, they should have a kettle with some decent coffee instead. The front desk staff are very polite but everyone is overshadowed by showtime, so they don't get a look in. Showtime who takes the bags and runs the concierge desk is very friendly and lovely and warm and welcoming, so much so that u can barely check in as he is Constantly asking if u have eaten or wanna buy a boat trip, this is not a bad thing as he is lovely it''s just very overwhelming when u are not used it and have just walked through the door after a 9 hour flight. Stay here because the location is great, stay here to meet showtime as he is the nicest person u will ever meet and stay here as the rooms are clean and massive.
iris, us3 night trip
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago
The Blake is great
Good location for our interests. Nice staff and restaurant was great.
Carol, us3 night trip

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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Chicago

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