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 mi 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 16 mi away.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

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


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
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4 reasons to choose Freehand Chicago

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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 April 5, 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 October 11, 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 October 11, 2019
  • Is there breakfast include?
    No, we do not offer complimentary breakfast. There are several nearby restaurants who offer breakfast for sale.
    Answered on November 11, 2019
  • Is it pet friendly?
    No, we are not a pet friendly hotel.
    Answered on October 11, 2019
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
2 Restaurants On Site

    Broken Shaker

    Food: American, Local

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

    Cafe

    Food: 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.

Amenities of Freehand Chicago
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 49 per day.
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage 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
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Freehand Chicago takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

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

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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

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

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe: Closed from Tue, Jan 19, 2021 until Wed, Jun 30, 2021

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

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

FAQs about Freehand Chicago

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

    • Fitness center
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Happy hour
    • Live music/Performance

  • Check-in at Freehand Chicago is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The nearest beach is 0.8 miles from Freehand Chicago.

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

    • Train 55min

  • Freehand Chicago has 2 restaurants:

    • Broken Shaker
    • Cafe

  • Room options at Freehand Chicago include:

    • Double
    • Quad
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Suite
    • Dorm Room

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

  • The prices at Freehand Chicago may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.