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Hotel Blake Chicago
Ranked #33 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wouldn't stay again.”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Pictures of the Wyndham Black are deceiving. Felt it was too expensive for the experience. The concierge kept trying to get us to go to tourist attractions though we told him we visit the city all the time and already had plans. Shame on us, but at one point he walked us over to a jazz club he obviously had a deal with. He sat us in the very front where there was a two drink minimum and directly in front of the band, which was far from good. We drank our drinks, promptly left, and avoided him the rest of the trip. Wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 27 February 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. I have passed your comments along to our General Manager in regards to the incidents with our doormen. We would appreciate it if you would contact him at (312) 986-1234 so that we can address your issues in further detail. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to your return to the Wyndham Blake Chicago. I hope you'll consider giving us another chance to show you the best we have to offer.
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I was pleasantly surprised at the size and decor of our room. It had a king size bed, desk, dresser, end of bed chaise, and in front of the 3 windows, 2 chairs and a end table. Although the bathroom was huge, with a double sink, I didn't care for the shower. The shower had a rain fall shower head, this is because the shower is set up so that you are basically taking a shower behing a piece of glass that only covers half of the shower opening. While it looks cool, it certaintly isn't very functional. Other than that I loved the room. The food service was great, I ordered it every day during my stay for breakfest and the hotel staff very pleasant. It is within walking distance of everything in the Loop and only 2 blocks from the train. I took the Blue Line back to the airport no problem!
Note:I accompanied my boyfriend on a business trip and he was booked to stay at the Union League Club and his room was tiny and outdated, thank god we didn't "stay" there......We will definitely stay here next time in town.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at The Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay at our hotel. We appreciate your feedback on our showers and will take your comments into consideration for your future stay. 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. Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Wyndham Blake Chicago and can’t wait to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed at the Wyndham Blake for two nights and had a great stay. Nicely central. Only a 10 minute can ride from anything and everything (Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Millenium park, Union Station, etc). The staff is wonderful and the rooms are very well appointed with lovely high ceilings. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful stay at our hotel! I have passed along your comments to our staff and they were happy to hear that we made your trip memorable. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about upcoming specials and promotions for your next stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

In spite of the location (a little further south than necessary to have a good time downtown) we enjoyed our stay. The front desk staff was friendly and even let us check in a couple hours early so we could get rid of our bags when our train got in. The hotel sets up a nice little bar in the lobby for cocktails in the evening, which we took advantage of before dinner. The doorman was annoying.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Vee J, Director of Sales at Hotel Blake Chicago, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Wyndham Blake Chicago! We appreciate your excellent review of our hotel. While we may be a bit south of the Magnificent Mile, the shopping on State Street expands each year. The Wyndham Blake Chicago is conveniently located within walking distance to Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park. We are also nearby several train stations and bus stops to take you to other attractions throughout the city. Our doorman try their best to serve the needs of our guests. We apologize if he annoyed you in any way, shape, or form. That is not the way we want our guests to feel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Hotel Blake Chicago

Property: Hotel Blake Chicago
Address: 500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1502 (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): ₹ 11,007 - ₹ 23,109
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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