Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Historic Printer's Row building transformed into a modern boutique hotel
  • Rooms have 12-foot ceilings and full-length windows with great views
  • Meli Cafe serves homemade breads, marmalades and organic eggs
  • Features a 24-hour gym and business center

"Fulfillment of the urban lifestyle fantasy" -- Time

Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes from Chicago O'Hare and 30 minutes from Midway International Airport, depending on traffic. Valet parking is $48 per night and self-parking at a nearby garage is $35 for 24 hours.

Rooms & Rates

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This boutique hotel just one block south of the loop started its life as a print shop and the Old Morton Salt building in the 19th century before the buildings were merged and seven additional stories constructed in 1988. Today, the original brick facade remains intact along Chicago’s well-preserved Printer’s Row and does not prepare visitors for the modern, eye-catching interiors. The dark wood-paneled lobby is welcoming with a palette of cream, red and brown that also appears in the guest rooms.

Accommodations feel open and airy thanks to 12-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows framed by gauzy curtains. All feature flat-screen TVs, environmentally responsible body-care products, rainfall showerheads and free Wi-Fi. For an older property, the rooms are large with sleek glass desks and seating areas. Suites are appointed like pieds-à-terre with king-size mattresses in private bedrooms, oversize soaking tubs and separate living rooms.

The hotel’s valet, bellman and concierge make visitors’ needs a priority from the moment of arrival to the end of their stay. Both the gym and business center are open 24 hours a day to accommodate even the most hectic itineraries.

For homestyle breakfast, the Meli Cafe’s kitchen serves freshly baked challah bread, artisanal coffee from around the globe and seasonal homemade marmalades in addition to a full menu of organic cuisine. 

From the press:
  • "Sophisticated, boutique accommodations at a convenient location just one block south of the loop" --
  • "Spacious rooms, reasonable rates, and a top-notch restaurant" -- Michelin Guide



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • 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.


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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member