Wicker Park Inn always is a wonderful place to stay. We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment. The linens were thick and crisp, kitchen well stocked for cooking meals if needed. The 3rd bedroom has a twin daybed, which if 3 couples stay it is a bit awkward I would think. We had 2 couples, one 88 year old and a 30 year nephew. So moving the mattress to the living room floor was needed. Having said that I should have researched the room arrangement better. The rate was a bit off for me...It seems a flat rate for the apartment would better than adding extra for the 2 or more. YES, we will stay again! The staff is accommodating and friendly! Loved the Halloween décor! The dining score is unsatisfactory as the breakfast is not included with this apartment and I could not continue until selection maybe need choice of not applicable!
This is really the quintessential home away from home. From the moment I met Mell and Angie, I felt comfortable and embraced as a member of their "guest" family. A lovely, restored home with wonderful artwork throughout was truly inspiring. Book a stay and experience true quality! Tammy Frankland
My wife and I stayed at Two Urns for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Kapra and all. The B&B was perfectly situated for our needs and we were made very welcome. I would stay there again if re-visiting Chicago.
The location of Old Chicago Inn is outstanding! It is just a few blocks from Wrigley Field and extremely close to the elevated trains. The neighborhood is wonderful,vibrant,great eateries,shops, etc. The ambience of the common rooms at the Inn are very nice; decorated well. But I can only speak for my room, 3D, which was care worn and not that comfortable. The room was small, as was presented and expected, but shabby with no attention to it. The bathroom had no racks to hang towels, no soap dish nor shelf in the shower and a tiny area to put toilet articles. Minimal to no artwork to give it personality. The sheets were also very old and dingy. In other words, the room needs to be redone to make it more comfortable,with more personality to match the rest of the Inn. The manager, David, was very pleasant and accommodating. He was extremely helpful and I appreciated his assistance. I will come back to the Inn because of it's location and will probably take that room again because of it's private bath.
Spent a great week in Chicago in October 2014 staying at the Flemish House. Spacious accommodation, friendly, helpful, and non-intrusive hosts, and a great location just five minutes by bus, or 20 minutes walk into town. Loved it
This B&B is a gem in Chicago. It is perfectly situated for exploring Wicker Park and is very close to a train station for venturing out to other Chicago neighborhoods. The rooms are homey, the beds comfortable, and they provide every toiletry amenity! It's like staying as a guest in a friend's house! And the breakfast - delicious! They even accommodated me with scrambled eggs when French toast was on the daily menu. One consideration to note: request where your room is located - I was in the house across the street and it's a fairly narrow and steep climb up a flight of stairs, so be prepared (and pack accordingly)!
The weekend we stayed, the place was full. Even with lots of guys staying, the place was still clean and organized. Cookies and brownies were an unexpected plus. Will definitely stay here again when in Chicago.
We had a great stay at Villa D' Citta. The location in Lincoln Park is lovely, especially in autumn. Cathy and the team do everything possible to make the stay enjoyable and the Villa itself is just beautiful.
Quiet attractive street, lovely old building (old by US standards!). Good food very near and walking distance to wherever we wanted to go, and a good bus service when we wanted it. Host friendly and helpful. Great spot. [Ignore the dining score - we self-catered but the website won't allow a 'does not apply' rating]
Maybe I have high expectations, but this venue was fine. It was pleasant (though a bit noisy because you could hear the other occupants) and clean. Breakfast was lovely and the staff was friendly. Which is what I expect and why I like to stay at a B&B!
Stayed in the lovely & spacious King room for five nights. All was good. The King was on the street side, upstairs (narrow) and shared a kitchen, dining room, sitting room & patio with two other rooms, one a single & one a double. We had the whole floor to ourselves for two nights & barely saw the other guests the other nights. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with all sorts of cooking implements. And the bathroom equally well stocked. Noise was not an issue other than one wee hours arrival of ? ??? perhaps the downstairs guests. Only noticed it one night. The breakfasts were superb, pleasantly presented & more than ample. Our hosts, Kapra & MIquel, were very accommodating and happy to offer suggestions for activities and to answer our questions. Our room was in the unit across from the main house where breakfast was served. So, in snow or sleet, you'd want to be sure to bundle up before venturing over to eat. Also, breakfast is arranged in 15 minute intervals, so you need to decide on your desired time beforehand. We did so pretty much day to day and it wasn't a problem getting the time slot we wanted. A note about the permitted street parking offered: the permit does not guarantee you a spot, just allows you 24 hrs should you find one. We didn't have a problem, but we made a point of not moving our car so that we wouldn't have to deal with no parking readily available.. Do note that there is a big paid lot a few doors down that seemed to always have availability should you have a hard time finding parking. Also, the permitted parking is for 24 hours from when you apply your sticker each day, so you have to work with that. Our King room actually included garage parking, but our vehicle was oversized, so we traded for the permit parking. Some of the other units have off street, non-permit parking that would be less of a hassle. Review police say too long, have to top now!
I stayed at the RR twice before, once in 2012, and once in 2013. Both times, wonderful experiences. High points of this time: everything was as expected, was able to obtain key, get to room. This was a smaller room but was very comfortable. Low points: water pressure is abysmal. Also, on previous trips, I was unaware of how thin the walls are. This time, due to the couple in 3C, who were... err..., busy one late night, and another night came back to the hotel late and were just plain loud, I now know the walls are a bit thin. Turned the AC fan on and drowned them out though. All in all, I would recommend the Ruby Room. Very pleasant. Division also has so many restaurants and bars, you will not run out of place to eat.
Very much enjoyed my recent stay at the Wicker Park Inn. We stayed in the Chicago room with the El right behind it, but it was not noisy at all. Nice choices for breakfast although I am a tea drinker and the water was always cold. Room was clean and comfortable. Only suggestion would be to add a shelf by the sink in the bathroom. With the pedestal sink there is no place to put makeup, curling irons, etc.
The Roscoe Village Guesthouse is a very spacious, clean unit. 4 of us stayed in the upper unit, which has two bedrooms with full beds, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a large living room. Having a full kitchen was really great, and we all spent a lot of time lounging in the communal area. Roscoe Village is a hip little neighborhood with lots of cute restaurants and shops. The only downside of the location is that it's a ways away from downtown; the Paulina Brown line stop is about a 10-15 min walk away, and getting down town takes 30 or more minutes once you catch the train.