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Friendly staff Comfortable beds and rooms Convenient location Expensive wifi Expensive in-room dining
I loved our stay. So chic with a cool, modern, vibe. My kinda place. As a city girl, I appreciated the slanted bathtub that fully covered my body. It was nice to take a bath. Being on the inside of the courtyard was perfect for light coverage and news coverage. The bed was super comfortable and the room, no small, was hip and wonderful. We stayed for New Years Eve and just walked to all the festivities. It was perfect.! If people were loud, or had more than 5 people in a room, you could hear them through the wall clearly. You can also hear clearly outside the door. Also, the plumbing makes for great water pressure, but the downside is that you can hear loud plumbing through the walls when someone runs a bath or shower above you.
It's in the financial district downtown, the only con is location, it's very close to wills tower, millennium park, etc Rooms are extremely small, you can barely move around the bed, the bathroom as close to no space for putting your makeup or curling iron etc. the noise level is bad, at 03:00am Sunday night early Monday morning some girl was screaming and shouting on the phone, telling her friend or family to come get her. Unacceptable this went on for at least 15 minutes, I wanted to call security on her.
Clean room, with plenty of supplies Small room, worked for a one night business stay, but wouldn't have worked for a longer stay.
Beautiful hotel with a great location. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I expected more for the price. We were upgraded when we checked in, which gave us a larger room. The bar in the front lobby was extremely expensive, had it not been so overpriced we would have spent more time there.
They gave me a bigger room when they found out it was my birthday. The room is nice. The lobby is spectacular. I could have spent a day relaxing in the Living Room. No problems really. Not much of a view.
Very posh, clean and pleasant stay. Will stay at this place again in the future. Being a very busy weekend during our stay, only a king bed was available instead of the double bed we requested. Reception was very nice and sent us a roll away bed without charge.
Everything was in working order, staff was super friendly & professional. From the valet to the concierge to the bartender, they all made us feel taken care of! They asked the reason for our stay & we said it was our friends bday. They sent up a bottle of wine & a dessert for the bday girl. I was asked whether I wanted my receipt printed or emailed and I said emailed. I haven't received it so idk what my bill is yet :-/
We enjoyed the location We didn't like the initial room. It smelled terrible and was tiny. The bathroom door was an inch from the toilet when it opened and there was no room to put our bags.
1) Walls were so thin, we could hear neighbors talking on phone or to each other. 2) The sheets/bedding were like sand paper. I am not spoiled, so believe me when I say, that for a hotel of this price, they could have at least used a better quality of bedding. 3) The design of the hotel (rooms and common areas) is "tacky modern" -- Not sure who thought this looked work? 4) In short, spend your $250 else where and get a much better experience. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give this stay a 5.
Downtown location. Liked the Bliss toiletries. Modern touches to the room like the uplighting under the bed and illuminated art. Very cool lobby and bar. Very small sink. Dated room. View of a back alley from our room. Small bed, no coffee maker. Small room. Way over priced for the quality.
The ambiance of the hotel was fabulous ! Room was large and comfortable. .
Walk in shower was nice, bathroom very spacious. Bed was comfortable. Nice location to restaurants and the river. Staff very helpful, especially Dan. Dan was awesome and helped us book another night so we could be in the city longer. Good price too. A few shower tiles were dark, possible mold. It only had one door so water splashed everywhere. A palm-sized piece of the wall was missing and FYI if you don't want to hear street noise such as sirens and honking ask for a room away from the street, you won't get the best view but you'll be able to sleep without interruption.
Room and facilities Breakfast was unacceptable...a bed&breakfast have million times better breakfast
The hotel was beautiful and in a perfect location - within minutes of everything there is to do in Chicago. The number one reason I will go back to Hotel Blake is the concierge, Showtime. This man knows everything there is to do and will go out of his way 100% of the time to help you out. We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back. I can't think of a single thing.
Hotel was very well kept; rooms were spacious; location was great for business Hard pillows, hard mattress, street and hallway noise
Spacious,luxurious, close to a lot of great sites such as the museums and shopping and site-seeing places. Great to have breakfast included in the price of the room! Not very helpful at first with the parking for the workers didn't know the streets well to give directions to the parking garage and were really trying to have valet parking as the only choice at twice the price at $44/day!
The staff was friendly , I asked for an extra mattress for my child and they sent it immediately and at our arrival night it was rainy and the door man gave us umbrellas to use.The location of the hotel is good too. 1- The breakfast was poor and it was at the reception area (no room for breakfast), It shouldn't be called continental as they serve only donuts and croissant with canned juice and coffee. 2- the room has no fridge, 3- the coffee maker was in the bathroom.4- the internet was so slow. 4- parking costs $44 a night which is too much though all the 4-5 stars hotels I have been to around the world have their own free parking lots for hotel costumers.
The staff was funny and nice.. Best part of our stay was the shower and no one complained of the noises. ;)
Very pleasant and helpful doorman. The breakfast and the way it was served couldn't be worse.
Loved it all! Our new favorite place!
Great hotel, well updated. Nice bathrooms and beds. The restaurant downstairs was incredible. The best smoked salmon Benedict I've ever had! Will go back.
Easy parking at lot next door. Easy unload in front of hotel. Great staff at hotel helped with transportation and restaurant choices. Hotel had large rooms and big bathrooms with large modern showers. Hotel allowed us to check our bags and leave them at hotel after checkout on Sunday so we could sightsee all day and get car out of parking! City noises all night but we were too tired from all our activities to be affected at night! No pool or hot tub but we knew that ahead of time. Overall best big city hotel experience we had!
Hotel's location within walking distance of everything. Spacious rooms and nice decor. Friendly staff. We'll come again!
The room was very clean and the bed was awesome. I liked the color choices for the room.
All of above. Check in very easy. Felt safe needing key to elevator upper floors. Great breakfast. Staff warm welcoming very helpful. Found an empty Jack Daniels fifth bottle under bed. Not ours.
The room was comfortable and large enough to have a small sitting area. I liked the extra high ceilings because the room felt much larger than the floor space. The beds were comfortable and the furniture in good condition. There was a complementary coffee and tea bar in the lobby with fresh fruit and sometimes cookies. This was a nice stop over before heading back to the room. The breakfast closes on the dot at 10am. This isn't convenient because younger people (I'm 28 years old) like to sleep in a little later. I prefer to get going around 10 or 11am. This is a simple fix, extend the breakfast hours by an hour. I'd like to see more plants indoors at this hotel because the city starts to wear on me after a while and getting a fix of nature is relieving.
The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean and well appointed. The location is also very close to many of the attractions that we were seeking out. within walking distance of Millennium park and Navy Pier.
Location, rooms, breakfast
Staff was great, very knowledgeable and quick to give recommendations and directions. Breakfast had a lot variety and protein and fresh fruit options. Walls were thin, I heard a conversation in the next room at 11pm. Also WIFI access was too complicated to log in from a smartphone that I gave up since I had very limited time in Chicago.
We loved being right next door to see Hamilton. Would recommend to everyone. No parking problems. valet was awesome. All the staff were very polite and helpful. We went New Years Eve so it was busy. We did have to wait for our room but the staff helped us get luggage to room so we could make our reservation for dinner. Teenagers loved the breakfast.
Location, cleanliness, staff. Its a minor thing, but choices of pillows are too thick for side and stomach sleepers. Parking expense.
The hotel was well located for our purposes--within walking distance of shopping and many attractions. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and staff efficient. Breakfast was the typical Hampton Inn fare which is good quality geared to a wide variety of tastes and preferences. The facility was an older building that had been retrofit. Our room was a little smaller than other Hampton's. This hotel is probably better suited to a couple than to a family with younger children. But it was efficient and did the job. Décor was funky and different which can work either way depending on perception. Overall, the space worked for us.
Very nice room. Quiet Wireless internet would ot connect even though signal strength was good. Hotel computer had the same probelm. Remote for tv in bedroom did not function.
Small number of rooms make it quite the botique stay. Great view as well. Internet is free ! Very old Internet and TV system. Both work but could use an update.
In the business area so could walk to my office in S. Wacker Drive The tap filter needs adjusting (room 4013). Not really a bad point but you may wish to rectify.
When I called to have the light bulbs replaced they said they would be right up. They never came. I switched light bulbs in the 4 lamps so I could get work done. The breakfast is not staffed and you have your choice of two cereals
Very cordial staff enjoy the continental breakfast in the lounge love the access to the fitness center Toilet - had to tamper with the toilet to allow the bowl to fill (was very late and was in my pajamas; didn't want to call the front desk) Lights - a few burned out bulbs
Good location, very big room with a nice view. Staff seemed to be quite good. Some of the public parts of the hotel seemed rundown and some fixtures and furniture in the room could use updating. Some of the clientele seemed dodgy, as in a bit overly friendly and nosy. There was no wireless internet, as far as I could tell.
Room was exceptional. Great bed. No receipt at checkout. Odd location.
the reception and the people there are excellent. The gym facilities are outstanding and the people great. Breakfast is not continental. This could be better.
Great facility Hard to locate and access by car.
It was a convenient city location which filled a need. It all felt a bit old & dated but otherwise ok for its purpose.
Helpful front desk I was woken up at 12:45 by a screaming kid and a very loud TV. The walls aren't very thick and other guests sometimes not very considerate.
how close it was to everything we wanted to do, we could walk to Millennium Park, Grant Park, coffee shops, shopping & places to eat. Other attractions were only a short taxi ride away (Navy Pier & Shedd Aquarium were only $7 taxi each) it's a very old hotel with slow elevators and our swipe card did not work a few times. It was very expensive for a 2* room with no ammenities($139/night + $32/day for parking our small SUV)
Location- very convenient to Chicago tourist attractions. Everyone was friendly, even if a lot of the staff didn't have pertinent information. Maintenance is a problem. We had to switch rooms because of loud hotel generated noise (5 am). The new room did not have a working toilet paper roll holder and the sheets were too small for the beds and came undone in the night. Our keys were deactivated several times. It was only inconvenient to have them reactivated.
very noisy during the night
We like the proximity of the hotel in Chicago to be able to gain access to attractions - open-top bus tour stop nearby and a good quality fast-food outlet in the hotel. Single glazed windows did not block out traffic and train noises.
The hotel still had a feel of a hotel from the 50’s, which was a charm factor.
The staff was very friendly and helpful!
The wireless Internet connection was very good. This hotel is old and needs an urgent refurbishment. The staff was discourteous and indiferent most of the time. The check in time is 3:00 PM and you have to pay to leave your luggage if you arrive earlier. The rates for one onight during weekend are extortive.
It was very clean, great downtown location, employees were very nice and provided lots of info on the area like where to eat and what to do. The place was fairly quiet, provided breakfast, and had sitting areas with nice leather arm chairs.
Safe, welcoming environment. GREAT location close to a variety of attractions, amenities and public transportation.
I saved a ton of money. My room was noisy because of roommates and the train tracks right outside the window.
the staff were very cooperative and freindely. economical hotel in an excellent location the smell of the room
Nice set up, cafe on ground floor. Community kitchen with fridgerators. You can cook whatever you like and bring back leftovers.. Have to pay 10c a minute for computers onsight.
friendly staff difficult to stay on top of cleaning (kitchen and bathrooms) when so busy
This place is really good, the staff was amazing and the environment was lots of fun -- without being noise at all! The Location can not be any better. An A+! Water pressure in the room showers needs lots of help!
well organized, clean rooms.
Every member of staff, from front desk to housekeeping, were outstandingly friendly and helpful
They give me lots of informations about traveling.It really helps me a lot!!!
I liked very much the fact that the room and the bathroom were very clean and the fact that was a safe place and of course the fact that I could lock my BAGGAGE....cause when you share the room with different strangers you never know what you can "loose"....:D The only thing that I didn't liked was the fact that the breakfast was to poor.
Very convenient location. Friendly staff and guests. Linens hadn't been changed on my bed even though I arrived after 4 pm. Room was quite noisy throughout the night with people coming and going. Some one left early about 5 am and left their light on. Part of the hassles of being in a hostel with no curfew.