Book your room at Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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Get an overview of this hotelLandmark hotel in Chicago's Printers Row
Near Red Line train
This landmark hotel is located in the Printers Row district of downtown Chicago. The Chicago Board of Trade, Willis Tower, and the Art Institute of Chicago are within 1 mile, and the Red Line “baseball” train that stops at Wrigley Field and US Cellular Field is 2 blocks away.
City and lake views
Occupying the richly renovated 19th-century Morton Salt Building, Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member features a 24-hour fitness center with spectacular city and lake views.
All 162 guestrooms feature vaulted 12-foot ceilings and large windows overlooking the city skyline. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, clock radios with iPod docks, marble bathrooms, and beds topped with 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and down comforters.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Renovated in 2006, this landmark hotel lies only 2 blocks from the Chicago Loop financial and business district, and 6 blocks from Millennium Park. Tribune Tower and Navy Pier are within 2 miles of the hotel.
Furnishings throughout Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member are inspired by the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Prairie style; the overall design incorporates vast floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist 1940s decor. The business center and a complimentary fitness center stay open around the clock. The business center includes computers with printers and complimentary high-speed wired Internet, and free WiFi is available throughout the premises. The hotel also provides 4 conference rooms plus exhibit space totaling 3,875 square feet (360 square meters) of meeting and event facilities.
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Express check-out
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms
- Express check-in
- Total number of rooms - 162
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 12
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Luggage storage
- Conference space size (meters) - 360
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Number of meeting rooms - 4
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 3875
- Smoke-free property
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Premium TV channels
- Room service (limited hours)
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Free newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Climate control
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
- Designer toiletries
- Free toiletries
- Shower/tub combination
- Rainfall showerhead
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- In-room massage available
- Private bathroom
- Free WiFi
- iPod docking station
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Pillowtop mattress
Where to Eat
Meli Café - Open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM, this onsite café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar offers specialty cocktails, wines, imported and domestic beers, and appetizers.
Room service - Available during scheduled hours.
Nearby Things to Do
Lake Michigan's shoreline is just 7 blocks east of the hotel. A 20-mile path along the lakefront is popular with runners, cyclists, walkers, and skaters. During summer months, Oak Street Beach, 2 miles north, and North Avenue Beach, about 2.5 miles north, are popular for sunbathing and for swimming when lifeguards are on duty.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Braille or raised signage
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in lb is 59
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
- Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: USD 30 per night
- Valet parking fee: USD 48 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).