Ratings based on 2,406 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Renton, WA

Perfect Chicago Hotel

Posted May 19, 2017
Great location, clean rooms, great staff! The doorman "Showtime" provide great advice throughout then stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 20, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Frank, Thanks for the 5 out of 5! I'll be sure to let Showtime know you enjoyed his advice and service. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from scotland

Very nice peaceful hotel

Posted May 18, 2017
Very nice peaceful hotel , near all public transport yet far enough from downtown to give goodnight rest,doormen excellent with good witt Reception desk very smart and quick with arrival/checkout.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 20, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Dear Colin & Shirley, Thanks for all the great comments. I'll let the doormen, and desk crew know you appreciated their service, wit, and promptness.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Nice hotel in a convenient location

Posted Apr 30, 2017
Pros: It's conveniently located and comfortable. There is a Starbucks across the street and it feels personal.
Cons: They could upgrade the rooms a bit with more outlets and better shades/curtains and minibars. Just a little modernization--nothing major.
Location: The Chicago Public Library is just down the street with incredible architecture.
I usually stay in a hotel attached to the McCormick Convention Center each year when I come on business but this year it was unavailable so this year my staff and I tried out the Blake. It was close enough to be a quick cab ride to the convention center but also an easy ride into the heart of the city for dinners and other meetings. The restaurant at the hotel serves great breakfasts starting early enough to get going and get out for an early call. The front desk staff is friendly and extremely helpful and the doorman is the best--caring, outgoing and a true Chicago character. It's an older hotel so there aren't enough outlets next to the bed for charging a cel phone at night if you use it as your alarm and there aren't mini bars and the curtains are tricky but the rooms are large and comfortable and the beds good. We all agreed the Blake is our new go-to for conventions in Chicago.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 20, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Dear Sandy, Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough comments. I'm glad you had a good experience with our front desk and bell team. Sounds like you enjoyed the historic charm of old fashion spaciousness. I'll let engineering know with our next refurbishing we will need to update with some modern touches like more electrical outlets. Hope you have a chance to stay again soon!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great staff elevates the rating

Posted Mar 30, 2017
While the hotel itself could use a bit of maintenance (no egregious issues though) the staff was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming; everything you want after a long drive. Staff recommendations even brought us to some wonderful restaurants!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Thanks for sharing the great comments about the staff, and your helpful comments about the hotel. I'll be sure to share with the staff. Thanks, and we hope to see you again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from brookings sd

Need a hotel on south end of loop- the blake

Posted Mar 29, 2017
Pros: Friendly, location
Location: Panera's and Starbucks near by excellent location to red and blue CTA lines can get to airport or Michigan avenue restaurants or shopping easily.
Had issues with passport. Needed a hotel near the passport office. Nice place. Bar was great. Didn't eat at the restaurant but it was always busy and the menu looked awesome. Panera's and Starbucks near by excellent location to red and blue CTA lines can get to airport or Michigan avenue restaurants or shopping easily. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Chris, Thanks for sharing all your great comments. Sounds like you had a excellent stay. Hope to see you again soon!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 29, 2017
Pros: service was great very quaint hotel
Cons: both elevators to work
Location: very centralized and close to millennium park
great little hotel the staff was fantastic and the service was great very friendly
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Thanks for you lovely comments about our staff and our hotel. We are all glad you enjoyed your stay. And yep, now with our elevator renovations complete, they are all fully refurbished and functional. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 20, 2017
We did a long weekend in Chicago and loved the location of the Blake as well as the staff. We had access to our car when we needed and enjoyed a breakfast and dinner at the Meli Cafe which is attached. We were within walking distance of both Giardino's for deep dish Chicago style pizza and the Willis Tower for a trip to the Sky Deck. We also found 3 excellent coffee shops nearby. Very convenient! We will stay here on any future visits and will tell our friends to do the same!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Lovely of you to share all your great comments. Sounds like you had a great stay with us here at the Hotel Blake. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments about the staff. We hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from plymouth. mi

Great location.

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Staff recommended various restaurants and sight seeing locations.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Rich M, Guest Services Supervisor, Hotel Management
Cathy, Thank you for the 5 out of 5 review. We're glad to hear you had a great stay, and we hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
by randell

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Mar 1, 2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Jennifer

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 27, 2017 on Hotels