Wonderful rooms on busy Division Street; steep stairs to reach them. Super comfortable bed, thoughtfully planned bathroom. A small table/desk would be helpful. We enjoyed our stay, but the entire staff of the place was absent the first two days we were there (they said an emergency -- we thought someone had died -- but actually they were having a staff retreat). We couldn't get extra towels, couldn't get into the kitchen, couldn't reach anyone by phone. Great room but seems like a weird way to run a lodging establishment. Probably doesn't happen very often -- recommend this place if you're v. independent and comfortable with stairs.
This treasure is located in the heart of Old Chicago's turn of the Century mansions of Oak Park. You can walk to 2 dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous early Designs. Bishop's Hall is a different example of the architecture of that early 20th century era. The owner makes the entire home open and accessible to his privileged guests. Charles is more interesting than his estate with colorful stories to add to his breakfast affairs.
Wanted something close to Wrigley. This place was perfect. Price was right, neighborhood has a lot of options for food and cocktails. Highly recommend if you are looking for a change from the large hotel stay in downtown.
This was our first trip to Chicago and had a wonderful 6 night stay at Villa D' Citta. It is a beautiful B&B and Cathy, the director couldn't have been more welcoming! After a full day of sightseeing, she made us feel like we'd come home. Can't wait to return!
This is our second stay at the Old Chicago Inn B & B and yet again it was a wonderful visit. We had a larger room this time; however, the bathroom was outside of the room, but you are provided wonderful robes and it is on the same floor. You have a key since it is the bathroom for your room. The service is always great, there is a small breakfast each morning and then you also receive 2 $10.00 discounted vouchers to use at the restaurant next door. These can be used on the same meal. This B & B also has a small speakeasy downstairs that is a wonderful experience.
We've stayed at Wicker Park every September for 4 years now, and we love it. We were in the Garden apartment for the first time this year and while we were happy enough with the room, we find that the Blue Line room is actually quieter in our 3 other stays. We had VERY noisy, stomping, partying upstairs neighbors- which is no fault of the inn. We also had a housekeeping issue that was taken care of quickly, which we appreciated. We love Wicker Park, but we're going back to our old reliable Blue Line room next year. ___I rated the onsite dining outstanding as breakfast is not included in the cost of the Garden apartment. Thanks to the apartment kitchen, we made all our own food___
I was just at Old Chicago Inn over the weekend for a couple of concerts at The Vic. I chose Old Chicago Inn because of its close proximity to The Vic. I didn't want to have to take public transit or a cab to the venue. I am glad I chose The Vic. David, the caretaker was wonderful. He was very helpful and kind. The room I stayed in was clean and very comfortable. I certainly would stay there again if I every go back to The Vic for a show.
I spend 4 nights at Old Chicago Inn. David the innkeeper is a real sweetheart and the friendliest guy ready at your service. My room had everything that you need - A bed, table, chair, desk and tv. My only wish would be that the aircondition could be self controlled and not controlled centrally as it became could at night. Breakfast which is included was limited to yoghurt and granola bars, but there was plenty of coffee and tea. The location of the hotel is absolutely amazing with a train station just 5 min off and you will be in the city center within 20 min. Thanks for a nice stay.
We stayed in the garden apartment - very nice, spacious, clean, and quiet, considering location to the train. It was my first time in Wicker Park; this location is excellent - within walking distance of public train and bus, grocery store, and a ton of restaurants. I will stay again.
I was visiting family in wicker park. Great location .. Easy parking.. The breakfast was perfect ... Fresh fruit, cereal, bagels quiche , coffee... Etc. I stayed in the cape cod room. It is in the front of the inn ... Lovely view of the street. I highly recommend wicker park inn. I will most Definately return
Excellent location within walking distance of shops and restaurants. We stayed on the fourth floor, where we enjoyed the spacious room, high ceiling, comfy bed and steam/sauna shower. We did not use the kitchen on the third floor so can't rate either way.
This little gem was quite the find - I have been to many BnB(s) across our great land, though Wicker Park Inn takes the cake. Gorgeous, lovely, fun, cute, quaint, fun location and everything that you need in one great spot. We shall return, and this will be the only place we will stay in Chicago. Just that great! The staff was beyond friendly.
I fly into Chicago every year to see at least 3 Cubs games, It was always a hassle to rent a car, try to find a decent hotel at a decent price, pay extra to park the rental car and then still have to get to all the ball games. Couldn't enjoy too much beer with a car, so that also decreased the fun. BUT the OLD CHICAGO INN is under a mile walk to Wrigley field straight down Sheffield, several nice bars and eateries all around. The best part you can take the train from the airport straight to the Belmont station and you are only 1/2 block around the corner to the INN. No rental car, no driving, no headaches, This is one cool old historic B&B. I'll be back every year and more than once a year! Steve Swaney- Las Vegas
Stayed two nights and my girlfriend and i loved it! We could walk every where, free parking, great morning homemade breakfast. David was very nice and friendly. We will definitely book there again when back in Chicago.
We had a wonderful three night stay. Hosts were perfect---friendly yet they left us to our space; breakfasts were delicious; went out of their way to make sure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location was great in Wicker Park, tucked in a lovely neighborhood, close to restaurants and public transit to take us into the heart of Chicago. Highly recommend.
We love the Ruby Room in Wicker Park. One must realize it is not a 5 star hotel but a very comfortable hotel with no tv. It is the perfect get away in a neighborhood filled with great bars and restaurants. The bakery across the street is fabulous with chai tea lattes that exceed Starbucks! The blue line is just 2 blocks away. Great free parking nearby. We drove from Milwauker and used the train. The beds and shower are fabulous! We have booked another 2 nights already. There is no on site dining but lots of options within one block!
We had such a lovely stay in the Garden Suite. It was HUGE. I cannot recommend Ruby Room enough! We had a few cocktails on the patio area and really enjoyed the space. Our only issue was with the shower-it was difficult to use and an instruction sheet might have been useful :)
Innkeeper was very helpful and friendly. Parking on the street went well, as we parked on the afternoon of our arrival and left it for two days until we checked out. Room was okay with full size bed. There was a cooling unit in the closet of our room which provided a dull noise to sleep, some guest may not like this hum. The room was cool with plenty of linens for the bathroom. Bathroom was "hostel" clean but far from spike and span. The location in Wrigleyville makes it a good value.