Stayed for four nights in March 2012. The hotel is ideally located just one block from the blue L train station that takes you directly from and to O'Hare. The room was very large and the King size beds where probably the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in in a hotel. I was given a room on the second floor (even though I asked for one on the upper floors) and it was extremely noisy from the street. Especially when they started up the jackhammers at 7 am at the construction site right outside the window.
Right across the street is a Starbucks and one block away (corner of State st) there is a Panera for the most wonderful breakfast sandwiches. There is also a 7-11 next door to the hotel.
There are several L train stations and bus stations close to the hotel and a three day travel card was amazingly cheap (compared to Sweden) and it was so easy to travel out of the city center - to the Riverside mall for example. You can easily walk to the shops on State street and further up on the Magnificent Mile.
My keys stopped working at one time and the cleaning staff who happened to be outside in the corridor quickly helped getting someone from reception come up with new keys. The reception staff was also very helpful at otjer times. The restaurant in the hotel was OK though so ewhat pricey.
I would certainly recommend this hotel and would absolutely stay here again if I could get a room on one of the top floors.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Blake Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Blake Hotel Chicago
- Blake Motel Chicago