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|Distance to city centre||1.8 km|
|Nearest airport||Chicago O'Hare Intl|
|Distance to airport||24.9 km|
|"Great location and amazing staff!."||(in 453 reviews)|
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Rooms are very small
bedding smells so good! I have stayed many times before and prefer the larger dorm room as this shower is sooooo small! But for the value and for the younger people that are travelling, it is probably exceptional.
Integral up and running! My Son & I played cards in The Broken Shaker last night (he is over 21) but if he were not, I am not sure if we would have been able to find a table. We tried our card in the kitchen door and it did not work. We thought this meant it was closed. Roommate told us that he came looking for us. Additionally, I understand the need for automated check in, to keep costs down. But I like personal interaction which is what this property always had. I feel that we would have been better informed about kitchen hours if people were there, not machines. Although the gentleman was very helpful, and even switched my bunk to a lower for me, I guess we did not ask the right questions.
Location. I’m sure it’s lovely for people looking for an affordable hoStel in a great location. But this property should not be allowed to use the word “hotel” or “premium.” It’s simply FALSE advertising.
This review is for the “Premium” king room. Room was ridiculous small. Uncomfortably so. Two people basically trip over each other, and over the stupid king bed, which barely fits in the room. NOTHING premium about this room. Not a single creature comfort. Not even a cup to get a drink. No comfortable seating. The “couch” was two wooden seats pushed together. Zero counter space in the bathroom, and towel hooks don’t hold the towels. We were constantly picking them up off the floor. Closet barely holds two coats (and only had one robe). Pictures tell all. I felt completely cheated to have paid for a premium room. Staff verified that there was no mistake. They admitted that all the rooms are the same size and queen rooms are better (because a king bed eats up ALL the floor space).
Cleaniness of the shower room and toilet.
There is a paper lamp in the common area but unable to turn on light. Had to pack my luggage in dark.
It was very affordable and located close to the river area
Freehand Chicago offers guests hip and modern lodgings and an atmosphere that celebrates sociality. It's an ideal hotel for groups, business travelers, and families alike, welcoming all guests with its warm and stylish setting.
Located on the north side of Chicago near Magnificent Mile, Freehand Chicago is close to many local cultural attractions, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Cultural Center, as well as countless restaurants and shops.
Accommodations at Freehand Chicago are designed to suit the needs of different types of travelers. Guest can choose a King private room with bathroom, work station, and city or standard views, an ADA-compliant Queen private room with accessible bathrooms, or Quad rooms with four twin-sized bunk beds, seating areas, and mini bar that can be shared or private. Rooms are designed by Roman and Williams and feature contemporary and clean accents.
Freehand Chicago has complimentary wi-fi throughout its premises, making it an excellent spot for guests to catch up with friends and work during their stay. There's an onsite gym, so guests can keep up with their fitness routine no matter how far from home they may be. The hotel also hosts yoga happy hours, DJ events, free bingo on Saturdays, tarot Tuesdays, and much more at its café and lounge.
Speaking of its café and lounge, Freehand Chicago’s dining and drinking options are as spirited and inspired as its lodgings. Visit Broken Shaker to see why it's been dubbed Chicago’s best hotel bar and indulge in perfectly-crafted and imaginative cocktails. And for crave-worthy Nicaraguan coffees, breakfast, and lunch, stop by Café Integral, where guests can feed their bellies and their souls.
Charming surroundings and welcoming staff are only the beginning at Freehand Chicago.
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Things to know
- Clean rooms
- Comfortable beds
- Friendly atmosphere
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Freehand Chicago
What special offers or deals can guests take advantage of at the Freehand Chicago?
When you are planning on staying at the Freehand Chicago for a minimum of 2 nights, you will be eligible to receive a discount on your entire booking. Additionally, the hotel periodically offers summer deals that allow guests to receive complimentary cocktails during their stay and pay a reduced rate on their room. During the spring, keep your eyes open for the Spring Ahead discount, a deal for visitors that will be at the hotel for 3 nights.
Does the Freehand Chicago offer any excursions or tours for guests?
To learn more about the region’s delicious cuisine and discover how to prepare it yourself, sign up for either a food tour or cooking class through the Social Table, a company that the Freehand Chicago has a partnership with. For those that enjoy architecture, there are also tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which you can RSVP for at the hotel’s front desk.
What fitness and sports activities are offered through the Freehand Chicago?
For guests that are interested in a new and unique experience, sign up for a class through the Trapeze School Chicago. Teaching you how to balance and tight-rope walk, these classes are a great way to burn some calories, and you will receive a discount when you are a guest at the Freehand Chicago. If you enjoy yoga, spice things up a bit by taking a class on a paddle board. When you make your reservation with the hotel, you will be eligible for discounts. Guests are welcome to book kayaking tours through Urban Kayak, which will allow you to see different parts of the city.
What local sites and attractions are near the Freehand Chicago?
Considered to be one of the most important buildings in American architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House is only a 15m drive from the Freehand Chicago and offers both guided and individual tours. If you enjoy art and design, don’t forget to visit the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, which is a 5m drive from the hotel. For an authentic nightlife experience in the city, go to Andy's Jazz Club, a bar that can be reached by car in less than 7m.
How can guests easily go from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Freehand Chicago?
If you will be traveling with a substantial amount of luggage, consider renting your own car or using a taxi service to go from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Freehand Chicago. The drive will last between 20 and 25m if there is no congestion, and a regular UberX fare will cost you approximately $25 to $30, while a larger UberXL will be closer to $45 to $50. If you’re interested in traveling on a budget, use public transportation to make the trip instead. The Blue line train will bring you to the hotel in 1h, and a standard one-way ticket will cost you $2.50. For those that are renting a car, there are several companies to choose from at the airport, including Budget and Alamo. (Prices checked 06/06/19).
Where is Freehand Chicago located?
Freehand Chicago is located at 19 East Ohio Street in Downtown Chicago, 1.8 km from the centre of Chicago. Magnificent Mile is the closest landmark to Freehand Chicago.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Freehand Chicago?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Freehand Chicago.
Does Freehand Chicago offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Freehand Chicago offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Freehand Chicago offer free parking?
No, Freehand Chicago does not offer free parking.
Does Freehand Chicago offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Freehand Chicago does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Freehand Chicago from the airport?
Freehand Chicago is 15.3 km from Chicago Midway.
Can you bring pets to Freehand Chicago?
No, pets are not allowed at Freehand Chicago.
Does Freehand Chicago have a pool?
No, Freehand Chicago does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Magnificent Mile 384 m
- Chicago Riverwalk 0.6 km
- Chicago Theater 0.8 km
- 360 CHICAGO 0.8 km
- Chicago Cultural Center 1 km
- Cloud Gate 1.1 km
|Chicago Midway||15.3 km|
|Chicago O'Hare Intl||24.9 km|