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.

Luxe bedding

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.

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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

500 South Dearborn Street Chicago IL 60605

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 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 fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Express check-out 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-in 
  • Total number of rooms - 162 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 360 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 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


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 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 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 48 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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.