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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Private Check-in/Check-out, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Suit Press, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional child from 3 to 12 years is charged USD 25 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Boasting an ideal location directly connected to the McCormick Place convention center, this hotel offers contemporary accommodations and first-class amenities and services, and is a short drive from...
Score from 1141 reviews Very good
April 16, 2015
The staff is very accommodating and it is nice to have access to a quite environment vs a large hotel.
November 16, 2014
hard to get a taxi need to inquire about exact room features
attentive staff homelike atmosphere great breakfast close to convention center need to use uber for transportation
November 12, 2014
breakfast was served far too early, too many rules, when you finsished breakfast you had to tidy the plates from the table yourself, very pricey for what you got, cold room upstairs the rest of the house was warm, no breakfast served at all on two occasions, bed was not made up or towels changed on one occasion, staff not helpful at all, well when you can find anyone,very expensive for a bed and breakfast
Location, very quiet, good bed comfortable
November 9, 2014
October 24, 2014
I felt the room was a bit pricey. Also would have been nice if there was an option of a king size bed.
I loved the feel of the rooms. It had lovely furniture and staff was very helpful and extremely polite.
October 16, 2014
I liked everything,the hospitality, the homely atmosphere, the friendly and professional welcome..... The reconstruction of this old building, the decorations, the choice of the antiques, beautifully restored and the proper guidance of the guests in their discovery through Chicago made of my trip a memorable stay
September 22, 2014
- poor isolation, rooms noisy - late breakfast and no flexibility to provide anything earlier
pretty old fashioned hotel located near the city center
September 20, 2014
I don’t know how to start about this place. I spent one night here, it was horrible and i thought that was the hard part. The worst came after. There was a lady at the front desk who checked me in. There was no lift so after 3 flights of stairs with luggage, i was flushed and short of breath. When we entered the room, the first thing she told me was that they keep the temperature down to protect the artwork and the furniture. I didn’t think anything of it. I was still flushed from the stairs, i was even sweating. Then she went on to tell me about many things, and i got a feeling that this was not going to be a ‘make yourself at home’ type easy going place. And i was fine completely with it. It’s why i go for places like this instead of hotels after all. It’s interesting, it has personality and history. Still, the things she said did not sound very welcoming. None of them were about what they can do for you. They were all rules that you have to obey. You can’t have food in your room, you can’t call them after 9, she said twice that she never answers her phone after 9 unless it’s an emergency. (I remember thinking how do you know if it’s an emergency or not if you don’t answer), breakfast is at 8 and she never allows it go after 9 or something. It was a little weird, not that i have a problem with rules, it’s just standing up a guest in front of you and telling them all these things one by one was just felt a little rude. I felt like i was her distant cousin that came to stay at her place for a few days and that i’m a burden to her and i’m just gonna ruin her fabulous home. Anyway, i thought it was kinda weird, but i was excited to be staying at this eccentric place. I wanted to get something to eat so i went out. It wasn’t that cold outside, i was fine. I finished my drink downstairs since you’re not allowed food in your room. By the way, the description says mini bar, but there’s no mini bar. There isn’t even water in the room.
Can't say that i have anything positive to mention.
September 17, 2014
price ,very expensive
September 3, 2014
I hate that it is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and that there are no food or beverages available outside a 2 hour window for breakfast. I was disappointed too that there were no movie channels on the TV and there was only a shower no tub.
August 20, 2014
Limited parking in back of hotel and on street (mostly parking by permit only).
Nicely appointed rooms and lobby; lots of character; very quiet. Enjoyable experience overall. Would stay again.
July 29, 2014
1. We booked a suite and was given a bedroom. Upon complaining we were apologized to and moved to a suite. 2. The ice machine was unusable it was one big frozen lump. 3. The grounds were torn up and we had to walk through mud to get to the sidewalk leading to the door. 4. There was no phone service in the room. If they can get these things corrected they have a winner.
The location was great for us. The breakfast was outstanding. The nearby Chicago Oyster House was a pleasant surprise for dinner. The decor was beautiful and the music was a nice feature.
June 16, 2014
Staff was amazingly kind and helpful. The hotel was clean and elegant. Breakfast was delicious! It made a business trip feel relaxing and leisurely!!!
June 15, 2014
Parking No attendant after dark
November 5, 2013
Took shower forever to reach lukewarm Minimal early Am breakfast options - breakfast not served until 8:30am
Attending conference at McCormick Place - could not ask for a better location Room was adequately spacious with character Excellent breakfast Helpful and friendly staff
October 16, 2013
Would be nice if more taxis would be around.
It was so fantastic! Loved the history of the place and our room was awesome! Made it a great anniversary for us.
September 30, 2013
I loved the place, if you have a lot of work after a busy day or need a great place to escape with that special someone, this is the nice place.
The hotel is set-up as a B&B very quiet and restful after a long day. As a B&B they offer breakfast every morning and the morning staff will assist you with any request, there is not a workout facility, however a walk downtown is less then 20 minutes to the Grant Park area. If you are attending an event at the McCormick Conf. Center it is only one block away. Each room has free wifi, and wonderful antique furniture.
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