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.

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 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 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Express check-in 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 162 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Restaurant 
  • 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)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • 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 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 

Spa Services

  • 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 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


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


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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. 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).

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