Before brewing coffee, make sure the thermal carafe is in position on the resting plate and the top cover is closed. Plug the cord into an electrical outlet. Fill the coffee maker with water, fill the filter with ground coffee and place it in the filter holder. Be sure the paper filter is completely open and fully inserted in the basket. It may help to fold and flatten the seams of a paper filter beforehand. Add 1 level scoop (1 tablespoon) of ground coffee per cup. Adjust the amount according to taste.
Fill the iron with water and turn the knob to the desired temperature. Use the ironing board for all ironing. Do not iron on beds, tables or floors. Please dispose of excess water when finished
Broadband Internet Access
Free high-speed Internet access is available in this room, and can be operated using the following instructions:
AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio with iPod Dock
To wake to your iPhone®/iPod,® your iPhone/iPod must be properly docked and off (not in play mode) or alarm will not sound.
Note: If there is no iPhone/iPod present or there is no music detected on the iPhone/iPod at alarm time, the iP21 will automatically switch to buzzer alarm. Make sure to adjust the volume level for comfortable wake up volume. When the alarm is sounding, the Alarm Icon will flash.
If you wish to purchase any of these items, please call Housekeeping at Ext. 4912. The items will be delivered to your room and charged appropriately to your bill.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Meli Café | 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Located on the lobby level of the hotel.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a freshly prepared meal at Meli Cafe—open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Meli, every seemingly insignificant detail receives special attention from the warm, inviting decor to each specially crafted dish. Every ingredient is carefully inspected to meet strict standard and high quality expectation, from the High-grade pure maple syrup, whipped butters made in our kitchen and Eggland’s Best Organic enhance the flavor in all of Meli’s unique recipes.
Room Service | 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Our room service menu may be ordered by dialing Ext. 4195. Should your preference not be on the menu, we will do our best to accommodate your needs, including special dietary requests.
Everyone at Hotel Blake is dedicated to delivering the best vacation experience possible.The following services are available by dialing 0 or stopping by the guest services desk located in the lobby. If there is something that is not listed below please let us know. We are more than happy to assist you with any special requests.
Lost and Found
Visit Guest Services for any items that have been lost or found.
Business Center Services
Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet. Printing, Copying & Faxing services available in our Business Center.
Luggage Service and Storage
If you require assistance or if you would like to have your luggage temporarily held in storage. Please note that luggage storage is a complimentary service provided by the hotel.
Please allow our concierge staff to assist you with recommendations and reservations for anything that you may personally need. Concierge services are available daily from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm and may be reached by dialing ext. 0.
Housekeeping service (Ext. 0) is available daily from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Should you require your room to be serviced at a particular time, or have a request for non-allergenic pillows, roll-aways, baby cots or the like, please call Guest Services at Ext. 0 for your request.
Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Pressing
We are pleased to offer you the following schedule of services:
A price list and laundry bag is provided for your use and can be found in your guest room closet. Minor tailoring and mending services are available at a nominal fee. Please dial Ext. 0 for pick up.
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
Below we have listed some important local phone numbers you might need while you are vacationing here in Chicago. Local airports, transportation and medical facilities.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
10000 West O’Hare Avenue, Chicago, IL 60666
Chicago Midway Airport
5700 Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
Chicago Transit Authority
567 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
Medical & Walk-In Clinics
Mercy Medical at Dearborn Station
47 W Polk St G1, Chicago, IL 60605
Physicians Urgent Care
811 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Our Address: 500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Check-in and check-out information
Check-in: 3 pm
Check-out: 12 pm
The Hotel reserves the right to charge late departing guests an additional 50% room charge for continued occupancy after 12:00 noon. For continued occupancy after 3:00 pm, a full night’s charge will apply. An early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will also be assessed for departures prior to the originally confirmed departure date. Should you need to extend your stay or require a late checkout, please contact the Front Desk by dialing 0.
For your safety and convenience, please keep your room key with you at all times during your stay. Should you lose your key please inform the front desk immediately. The door lock code will be changed and a new key will be issued to you. We recommend you do not leave your key in your room or in the door or give your key to others.
Valet service is available for an additional charge per night at the hotel main entrance. The hotel is not liable for any incidents involving the garage or valet parking. We suggest that you allow 25 minutes for the delivery of your car. Please note that the daily parking charge includes drop-off and pick-up, and includes in and out privileges throughout your stay without additional charges incurred
Unfortunately, we do not accept pets at the Hotel Blake. Please let us know if we can assist in finding alternative accommodations in the local area for your fury friends.
All units are non-smoking.
*A $300.00 Cleaning Fee will be applied if smell or evidence of smoke is present in unit.
Hotel Blake is pleased to offer a variety of resort amenities to make your vacation experience even more enjoyable.
Located on the lobby level, this high tech business center includes computer workstation with high-speed Internet access, flat screen monitors and printing capabilities. For business guests, the center serves as an ultimate office-for-a-day. The business center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you need additional assistance, please contact the concierge at Ext. 0.
Hotel Blake Chicago offers over 2,000 square-feet of meetings and event spaces ranging in capacity from 2 to 100 people with executive boardrooms and views of Chicago’s Loop. State-of-the-art audiovisual set-ups include plasma screens, electronic white boards and more.
The Fitness Center is located on the second floor and features weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Your guestroom key will give you access 24 hours a day. Consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Should you require more extensive facilities, please contact the Concierge at Ext. 0.
High Speed Internet Access
Unlimited high-speed access is available from your own laptop; experience a high-speed Internet connection that’s many times faster and more reliable than dial-up. This service is available from your guest room or from several public areas within the hotel lobby. Please refer to the Communications section in this directory for more information.
An ice machine is located on the 12th floor for your convenience.
Our room service menu may be ordered by dialing Ext. 4195. Should your preference not be on the menu, we will do our best to accommodate your needs, including special dietary requests. Room service is available between the hours of 7:00 am until 9:30 PM.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with the information located on the back of your guest room door, along with additional safety information about Fire and Emergency Exits.
Fire and Emergency Exits
You will find a floor plan showing the closest emergency exit on the inside of the door to your room. Please take the time to read these instructions carefully. The building has two emergency staircases located on each guest floor landing. The emergency exits have clearly marked signs. The hotel is also fitted with modern smoke detection and sprinkler systems and an alarm that has a direct connection to the Chicago Fire Department.
For your added protection, please follow these procedures in the event of a fire:
Our Personal Retreat Service Cart™ enables us to offer you a full array of spa services including restorative treatments like a massage in the Chicago Loop, refreshing body scrubs, luminous nail care and revitalizing facials.
Guest Room Safes
For your convenience, safes are available in each guest room for your personal use. Please note that the management of the hotel cannot accept liability for any belongings not stored in a safe. The Innkeepers Law limits the extent of the hotel’s liability.
The following room amenities are also provided for your comfort and enjoyment during your stay. Please do not remove them from the room.
Guest Services: Ext. 0
Housekeeping: Ext. 4912
Meli Café : Ext. 4195
Dial 7 + room number (Floors 1-9)
Dial room number only (Floors 10&11)
To retrieve messages, follow the instructions located on the phone.
Local Phone Calls
$1.00 first 30 minutes + I 0 cents each additional minute charge
Chicago (312) – Dial 9 + I + number
Chicago (773), (708) – Dial 9 + I + area code + number
$2.00 first 30 minutes + 15 cents each additional minute
All other area codes – Dial 9 + I + area code + number
Long Distance Phone Calls
AT&T Operator Assisted Rates + 90% markup + surcharge of $2.00 in Illinois and $3.50 in the U.S.
Charge to room – Dial 9 + I + area code + number
Operator assisted – Dial 0 for assistance
AT&T Operator Assisted Rates + 90% markup + surcharge of $6.00
Dial 8 + 0 II + country code + city code
$1.50 access fee per call
Local/Suburban – Dial 9 + 411
Long Distance – Dial 9 + I + area code + 555-1212
$1.00 for the first 30 minutes + 10 cents each additional minute per call
Credit Card/Calling Card Dial 9 + access code
Collect Dial 0 for assistance
800/888 Calls Dial 9 + I + 800/888 + number
Outgoing Local – $5.00 for first five page; $ .50 each additional page plus 15% tax
Outside of 312, 708, 773, 847 – $6.00 for first five pages $ .50 each additional page plus 15%
Outgoing Long Distance – $7.00 for first page, $ .50 each additional page plus 15% tax
Outgoing International – $8.00 for first page, $3.00 each additional page plus 15% tax
Incoming – $1 .00 for first ten pages, $0.05 each additional page
HOTEL BLAKE has selected PAETC for its long distance operator services. The operator services are equal to AT&T. Calls can be completed to in-state, inter-state, and international locations. You may charge your calls to your telephone company calling card or major credit cards.
You have the right to reach other long distance carriers from this telephone; you can do so by dialing the access code provided by the carrier of your choice. Should you require assistance in completing a call, please contact the Hotel operator.
For PAETC Customer Information, dial 1-877-340-2600, or write to PAETC, Operation Services, 600 Willowbrook, Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450. Direct complaints to: FCC, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau/FCC, 2025 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20594.
Watch All Your Favorite Shows!
For your convenience here is a complete list of all TV channels. A great lineup of entertainment is waiting.
1 : CBS HD
2 : NBC HD
3 : ABC HD
4 : CW/ WGN HD
5 : PBS/ WTTW KIDS HD
6 : FOX HD
7 : MY 50 HD
8 : ESPN NEWS
9 : ESPN UNIVERSITY
10 : ESPN CLASSIC
11 : ESPN HD
12 : ESPN 2 HD
13 : ABC FAMILY
14 : UNIVISION
15 : CARTOON NETWORK HD
16 : NICK HD
17 : TV LAND
18 : VH1 HD
19 : MTV HD
21 : VH1 CLASSIC
22 : CSPAN
23 : CBS SPORTS NETWORK HD
24 : NFL NETWORK HD
25 : CNN HD
26 : HLN HD
27 : FOX NEWS HD
28 : FOX BUSINESS HD
29 : CNBC HD
30 : MSNBC HD
31 : BLOOMBERG HD
32 : COMEDY CENTRAL HD
33 : E! HD
34 : GSN HD
35 : PALLADIA HD
36 : UNIVERSAL HD
37 : AXIS HD
38 : HD NET HD
39 : VELOCITY HD
40 : HALLMARK
41 : COMCAST SPORTS NET
42 : HISTORY HD
43 : A&E HD
44 : NATIONAL GEO HD
45 : DISCOVERY HD
46 : TLC HD
47 : FOOD NETWORK HD
48 : HGTV HD
49 : ANIMAL PLANET HD
50 : SCIENCE NETWORK HD
51 : SYFY HD
52 : TNT HD
53 : TBS HD
54 : USA
55 : BET
56 : OWN HD
57 : NBC SPORTS NET
58 : SPIKE HD
59 : TRU HD
60 : THE WEATHER CHANNEL
61 : HBO HD
Dear Resort Guest,
We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to share happiness with your loved ones during your stay at this unique Bluegreen Vacations resort. We also hope your vacation provides you with many opportunities to share time together, smiles and memories with your family and friends.
As our guest, we hope you’ll enjoy the accommodations and all the amenities that our resort has to offer. And this guide provides helpful information about The Hotel Blake. Please know that we stand ready to do whatever we can to make your stay enjoyable.
The Management and Staff of The Hotel Blake
Take a look! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the exciting activities and adventures you and your family can enjoy while visiting. Chicago is a city full of excitement, enchantment and mystery, meaning the list of things to do and see is endless. If you would like more information or possible tickets to any of these activities please feel free to contact Concierge Services.
Chicago’s Loop has been a shopper’s paradise for more than a century and is anchored by State Street, located in the heart of downtown. Historic buildings line the iconic “Great Street,” vibrant art installations add to the hustle-and-bustle atmosphere and shopping doesn’t get much better with this variety of stores.
Notable for its numerous luxury shops, spa, eateries and residences, Oak Street is the perfect place to spend the day shopping away.
Wicker Park and Bucktown
Wicker Park and Bucktown are two of Chicago’s most exciting and eclectic neighborhoods. Shoppers seeking that special something will find many independent boutiques; those looking for local hospitality can choose from a plethora of upscale eateries, cozy lounges, and chic nightclubs; niche galleries and small theaters offer a dynamic arts and entertainment scene.
Tours and Attractions
Architecture River Tours
2 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Nay Pier, Inc. 600 East Grand Avenue , Chicago , IL
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Millennium Park Chicago
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Navy Pier, Inc
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60611
233 South Wacker Drive , Chicago IL 60606
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago Childrens Museum
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Historical Museum
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago Theatre Listings
75 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Drive
Arena and Venues
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612
U.S. Cellular Field
333 W 35 Street , Chicago, IL 60616
1060 W Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613
*Bluegreen does not own or endorse any of the tours, attractions and such listed in
this section. This list is to provide guests with area information purposes only.
When it comes to dining, the choices are as diverse as the history of this great city. Have your fill of tasty food and wine at some of the city’s most scrumptiously delicious restaurants.
500 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60605
Dearborn location also features dinner
Eleven City Diner
11th & Wabash Chicago, IL 60605
Classic American Diner and Jewish Delicatessen
1120 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
Anything and everything you could want to get your day started!
Lunch & Dinner
Sofi Restaurant & Bar
616 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60605
Fine Italian Dining
Gino’s East South Loop
521 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, Il 60665
Classic Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Hackney’s Printers Row
733 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, Il 60665
Featured on Diners Drive In’s & Dives
Burgers, Craft Beers & More! Ask our Front Desk Agents for special offers!
440 S La Salle St. 40th floor, Chicago, IL 60605 US
Elegant 40th floor eatery in the Chicago Stock Exchange with French prix fixe menus & city views.
614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Thai & Sushi
Mercat A La Planxa
638 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60605
Chicago’s new Catalan destination – Menu inspired by Iron Chef Jose Garces
Dessert & Coffee
108 N. State Street at Block 37 Chicago, IL 60605
Cupcakes, Cakes, Coffee & Treats
50 East Walton Street Chicago, IL 60611
The Famous Cupcakery with its very own Cupcake ATM!
Hero Coffee Bar
439 S. Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60605
Headstash Roasting Co. coffee and will offer a full menu of farm to table artisan sandwiches.
26 East Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
Get a taste of Cuba in the heart of the Loop