City view
Free WiFi
Bath
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

Stay in the heart of Chicago Excellent location - show map

Featuring a restaurant, Freehand Chicago is located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Free WiFi access is available. Both the John Hancock Observatory and Millennium Park are within 0.6 miles of the hotel.

Offering both private and shared rooms, the property provides a seating area, desk and air conditioning. Linen and towels are provided as well. Select rooms include a flat-screen TV.

A 24-hour front desk welcomes guests to Freehand Chicago, which includes a shared lounge. Other amenities offered include lockers and luggage storage.

The Broken Shaker offers up signature cocktails and small bites in a relaxing and unique space. Cafe Integral serves Nicaraguan gourmet coffee and creative breakfast dishes.

The hotel is a 2-minute walk away from the Magnificent Mile and a 10-minute walk from Water Tower Chicago. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 15.5 miles away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Chicago, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Freehand Chicago has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 22 Jan 2015.
Hotel chain/brand: Generator Hostels

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Chicago, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
4 bunk beds
1 single bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
4 single beds
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1 large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • If I book for 10 days. Would I have to share the room with other people. Or will it just be me.
    Hi there, This listing is for a bed in a shared room, so there will be up to 3 other guests of the hotel in the room with you. Freehand Chicago
    Answered on 5 April 2020
  • How much is parking?
    The hotel offers parking for a discounted rate of $39 / night with free in and out privileges. It is at a garage called the Grand Plaza. The entrance ..
    Answered on 11 October 2019
  • If I book a quad room for two people can we have it to ourselves?
    If you book a private quad it could be just for 2 people.
    Answered on 11 October 2019
  • Is there breakfast include?
    No, we do not offer complimentary breakfast. There are several nearby restaurants who offer breakfast for sale.
    Answered on 11 November 2019
  • Is it pet friendly?
    No, we are not a pet friendly hotel.
    Answered on 11 October 2019
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Hotel surroundings *
2 restaurants on site

    Broken Shaker

    Cuisine: American, Local

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

    Cafe

    Cuisine: American, Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Facilities of Freehand Chicago
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
View
  • View
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar (Temporarily closed)
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 49.0 per day.
  • Parking garage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Wellness
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Freehand Chicago takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 40.91GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Freehand Chicago accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note guests booking from Chicago zip codes (60---) are not permitted in dormitory rooms.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Cafe is closed from Tue 19 Jan 2021 until Wed 30 Jun 2021

Bar is closed from Tue 19 Jan 2021 until Wed 30 Jun 2021

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required on arrival. That's about 40.91GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Freehand Chicago

  • Freehand Chicago has 2 restaurants:

    • Broken Shaker
    • Cafe

  • Freehand Chicago is 0.7 miles from the centre of Chicago.

  • Freehand Chicago offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Happy hour
    • Live music/performance

  • Check-in at Freehand Chicago is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Freehand Chicago by:

    • Train 55min

  • Room options at Freehand Chicago include:

    • Double
    • Quadruple
    • Bed in Dormitory
    • Suite
    • Dormitory Room

  • The nearest beach is just 0.8 miles from Freehand Chicago.

  • The prices at Freehand Chicago may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.