Old Chicago Inn

3222 N. Sheffield Ave. , Chicago, IL 60657 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Old Chicago Inn. We invite you to come stay in our turn of the century Greystone located in the heart of Chicago's Lake View neighborhood, just four blocks from Wrigley Field. Enjoy our many antiques including three carved wood fireplaces while benefiting from modern conveniences such as free Wireless Internet, and television. We provide a daily Continental Breakfast and a daily meal voucher at Trader Todd's bar and grill located two doors south. Many rooms with private assigned baths; pets welcome in designated rooms (when available).



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Your home in the city

3.8 on October 27, 2015

My wife and I booked a room for a weekend for a friend's wedding. We love our stay, and especially the hospitality of the staff was A+. When we first arrived, we were there around noon and had to call a cell phone to get the attendant to come let us in. However, they were able to have our room ready for us early and let us enjoy the rest of the day in Chicago worry free. The convenience of the location is great for public transportation, and the neighborhood of Wrigleyville has a great feel to it. They also have made the basement area into an after-hours speakeasy open until 1am on weekends - it just helped add to the charm and feel of being in Chicago. The room itself was tiny, but other rooms were larger, so it may just depend on what's available for what price. But we spent most of our time outside in the city, so the small room was a non-issue for us. Also, the TV while cable offered very weird options, like old TV shows. Not sure what cable it was, but it was not a standard cable (i.e., no HBO, ESPN, etc.). The private bathroom not attached to our room was a bit annoying, but again, for us not a deal-breaker. Breakfast was a nice mix of homemade and your basic continental breakfast. The charm of the spot and the service of the staff more than made up for any inadequacies. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy B&Bs.

Great value and location.

3.8 on October 15, 2015

We had a great trip and the owner was very helpful and hospitable. Would definitely go again.

Ideal location and great staff

4.2 on October 10, 2015

Called to announce we were at O Hare and Sara said , meet you at the Inn at preset time, when we arrived , there she was to let us in. Max the next day helped with a dinner reservation, good recommendation. Unfortunately husband injured his back which limited some of our activities. Virginia the innkeeper could not have been more accommodating due to the circumstances. Will we return...absolutely. Location is ideal to transit, restaurants.

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3.8 on September 14, 2015

Enjoyed our stay, very convenient to Wrigley field. David the inn keeper was extremely friendly and helpful.

Lovely Stay, Great Location

5 on September 03, 2015

Loved the Old Chicago Inn.......great location........wonderful staff.......next time I will book a room with a washroom versus shared washroom..........personal perference........pat

Feeling The Vibe

3.4 on September 02, 2015

I chose the Old Chicago Inn because I was coming to town to catch a Cubs weekend home stand and I wanted to be within walking distance of Wrigley Field to really get a feel for the Wrigleyville neighborhood. The last time I came to Chicago for some Cubs games I stayed in a 4-star hotel near O'Hare and commuted to the games. It was fun but a bit antiseptic so I was looking for a "full emersion" experience this time. Also, this time my wife for a romantic long weekend get-away. The innkeeper, David, was very helpful with our need for an early check in due to the start time of the game. He also had several helpful suggestions on how to navigate the city when we went sightseeing. The building is a turn of the century greystone in the middle of a historic neighborhood. There is a neighborhood grocer next door to pick up drinks and snacks for the games (much cheaper than buying inside the stadium). There is an el train station 1 block away and most importantly, there is a Giordano's Pizza restaurant 1.5 blocks away. The room was generously sized with hardwood floors and attractive, period correct furniture. Yes, the bathroom was about 20 feet down the hall but it wasn't a huge inconvenience (2 baths on the hall so no waiting). The floors would creak a bit but that's part of the ambiance I was looking for. We came wanting to feel like we were part of the neighborhood for the weekend and really got the vibe for what it's like to live in Wrigleyville. This was a much fuller experience than a Marriot and 25 minute drive.

Great place to stay if Wrigley is your park!

5 on August 18, 2015

Awesome place to stay and take in some games at Wrigley park, easy walking distance with some great bars/food along the way, or right around the corner pickup the RED line train right to the ballpark!

Old Chicago Inn

3.8 on August 09, 2015

Nice vintage B & B and location.

I Loved Old Chicago Inn!

5 on July 26, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Old Chicago Inn. The room was small, but comfortable and clean. It felt very homey. The service was really generous and kind. I know the next time we go to Chicago we will be staying at Old Chicago.

Excellent B&B

4.4 on July 08, 2015

David is a very knowledgeable and friendly innkeeper. Having never been to Chicago, he helped us with various directions to get around the city, as well as activity suggestions. The entire building is very beautiful, lots of woodwork. The morning breakfast was held in the speakeasy downstairs, which is open Thursday evening if you bring formal attire. In all, we had a very comfortable stay, and will likely stay again if we plan another trip to Chicago.

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Rooms & Rates


Highlighting the antique furniture you'll find in Room 2B is a beautiful built-in cabinet, original to the building. Room 2B may be combined with Room 2A to create a private suite perfect for larger groups.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


A great value, Room 2C includes a Queen size pillow-top bed and antique furniture and vintage accents throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


This standard room is distinguised by our "Princess and the Pea" high double bed for lofty dreams! With a euro bath and cozy reading chair this is a nice prvate retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


This standard room has a full size pillow top bed on a lovely veneer burled wood frame. The exposed brick hearth and other antique furnishings lend this room its warmth and comfort. Also has a spacious private bathroom inside the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


One of our Deluxe Rooms, Room 2A features bay windows, exposed brick, and an original mohogany wood-burning fireplace. A great room for larger groups, Room 2A includes a sleeper sofa and can be joined with room 2B as a private suite with private assigned bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Our largest bedroom, Room 3A features bay windows, exposed brick, and a "swoon" couch beside an original mohogany wood-burning fireplace. It's furnished with a king size pillow top bed and handsome modern and antique pieces.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


This cozy room provides comfort and value with a full size pillow top bed and antique furnishings. Private assigned full bath directly across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


Room 3E features a full size pillow top bed on a lovely veneer burled wood frame. An exposed brick hearth adds warmth and comfort. Features a full in-room bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


A great value, Room 1C includes a full-size bed and antique furniture and vintage accents throughout. Private assigned bath directly across the hall with antique claw foot tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


Room 3D includes a beautiful brushed metal four poster bed with pillow top queen mattress. Enjoy extra privacy with an in-room Euro-style bathroom and vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Historic District, Downtown


Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Wrigley Field, Blue Man Group, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, University, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Telephone , Free Gym Membership Nearby

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke free environment.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please contact us at 773-472-2278 for availability.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made 14 days prior to check in will be refunded in full to guests. Cancellations made within 14 days to check in date will be charged in full as if guests have stayed. No show guests will be charged as if guest has stayed.



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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 11:00am daily
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area