Hotel Blake is a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago, previously home to the 19th century Morton Building. Today, the space gets a second life in the form of a Chicago Luxury hotel, still situated along historic Printer’s Row. Listed on the National Historic Registry, today’s building is outfitted with all of the modern amenities, boasting 162 guest rooms and suites as well as a 24-hour business center, fitness center and dining on site. Plus, its location in Downtown Chicago is conveniently situated near some of the Windy City’s top attractions.
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With a 24-hour business and fitness center, getting your work—and workout—in during your stay is a cinch. Plus, the hotel and all rooms are outfitted with complimentary high-speed wireless internet. And, if you need to stay briefed on current events, a complimentary newspaper is delivered Monday through Friday. There are also several event spaces for those planning corporate meetings.
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If you’re trip is for pleasure, those looking to peruse some of the city’s best attractions will love the Blake’s central location. The Art Institute, Roosevelt Auditorium Theater, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Theater and Shedd Aquarium are all within walking distance. The hotel also has double queen and suite options that are ideal for families or groups.
Hotel Blake Chicago Amenities
Hotel Blake offers an array of standard or premium king guest rooms (premium features an added seating area), standard two queen rooms for families and groups, accessible rooms, and a king parlor suite. Each room boasts a rainfall showerhead and environmentally conscious bath amenities.
Other in-room features include flat-screen TVs with premium HD cable, makeup mirrors and hair dryers, bathrobes upon request, an in-room safe, natural Ayo body care products, and an in-room coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee. Hotel-wide, guests can enjoy free wifi, the 24-hour fitness center, a business center, valet parking, and onsite dining at Meli Café. Valet parking is a reasonable $55 per night with unlimited in-and-out privileges.
Meli Café is the Blake’s on-site restaurant and juice bar. Open every day from 7am to 10pm (closing at 9:30pm on Sundays), Meli is ideal for brunch or lunch, serving up fresh-squeezed juice, fresh baked Challah Bread and Eggland’s Best organic food items.
Hotel Blake Chicago Location
Tucked in the heart of Downtown along the historic Printer’s Row, Hotel Blake offers seamless access to an array of Chicago attractions, dining, shopping districts and cultural destinations. Try famous deep dish pizza at Gino’s East, a modern take on a traditional steakhouse at RPM, or delicious sushi at Umai.
Grant Park, the Art Institute, and the Auditorium theater of Roosevelt University are a few minutes’ walk away. The LaSalle and Van Buran L stains are just two blocks away for easy access to to other parts of the city. The Harold Washington Library is just a stone’s throw away, built in 1988 and named for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American Mayor. Millennium Park and its famous bean, Cloud Gate, is less than a mile away. Navy Pier is less than two miles away if you’re up for a longer walk or quick cab ride. Guests can also be at the Magnificent Mile in a snap, about a mile-and-a-half from the Blake.
Nearby hotels include W Chicago, Hilton Chicago, The Blackstone Autograph Collection, Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown, Palmer House a Hilton Hotel, Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago, and The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Overall, the price of Hotel Blake is in median range to nearby accommodations.
Hotel Blake Chicago –The verdict
For a moderately priced hotel, Hotel Blake offers a lot of amenities, like the 24-hour gym, on-site dining and complimentary WiFi. Plus, there’s the added cachet of staying in a historic building in a happening part of the city. The decor and the views aren’t anything to call home about, but nicely outfitted rooms feature a classic twist on the building’s history and feel decidedly more spacious than you might expect in a luxury downtown location.