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Welcome Inn Manor

4563 S Michigan Ave , Chicago, IL 60653 USA (Show map)
145 Reviews
$139 - $199
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Enjoy our popular free transportation drop off services after a fresh hot meal especially with hot or cold weather conditions. Located just 3 miles Near McCormick Convention Center and University of Chicago, the inn is only 5 miles away from downtown near 50 popular sites. Or walk 3 blocks to EL trains and connect to many other neighborhoods to explore. Be sure to contact the innkeepers about group rates, including renting an entire floor.

Rooms & Rates

Nat King Cole Retreat

King Size Bed, Whirlpool Tub, 2 Fireplaces, Deluxe Kohler Shower for Two, Two Flat Screen TV's, In Room IPod/CD Player; Several Large Lounging Chair Areas in Bedroom and Bath Area, SERTA Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Vanity, with Seperate Toilet and Bidet , All Natural Tiles, Floors, Stained Glass Windows, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFF FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 DAYS

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Lady D Suite Retreat

Queen Size Unique Antique Bed, Separate Toilet/Sink from Shower Area, In-Room Electric Stove/Refrigerator/Sink, Flat Screen TV, In-Room, Ipod and CD Player- Large Deck and Oversized Backyard on Corner Lot in Common Area, Serta Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Decor, All Natural Tiles, Floors and Stained Glass, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFFS FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 NIGHTS OR MORE.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $190

JR's Retreat

Queen Size Antique Custom Bed, 1 Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, In Room IPod/CD Player; Large Deck and Oversized Backyard on Corner Lot of Common Area, Serta Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Decor, All Natural Tiles, Original Staircase, Stained Glass Windows and Floors, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFFS FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 NIGHTS OR MORE.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

University 3Bed Apt Suite

Especially for groups,families and friends traveling together to conserve expenses, stay in this entire 3 bedroom private level suite on the 3rd floor of this mini mansion including Louie's Lounge-(2)Twin Beds, Saul's Suite- Queen Bed 2 high back chairs, University Quarters-Full Size Bed, Massage Chair, Air Hockey Table, Huge Leather Couch, Credenza Workstation and Flat Screen Cable TV and more. SHARE A FULL BATH WITH A SEPARATE SHOWER AND ANTIQUE CLAW FOOT TUB. In addition to the common area on the first floor, this private floor has a common area dining area table/chairs, snack/wet bar, fu

  • Maximum Capacity: 9
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $399 - $459

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.7

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Chicago experience

4.4 on October 09, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the historical area of Chicago. We felt very safe and comfortable. Our hosts went out of their way to make us feel right at home. They even provided transportation every morning to wherever we wanted to go. Our room was very comfortable. Hospitality was superb.

Great Place to Stay Close to the University of Chicago

4.0 on September 22, 2014

The owners Mel and Angie are very personable and friendly. You immediately feel at home. Mel makes a great breakfast with each morning something different and homemade. The house is a historical journey in itself with photos and memorabilia of the rich African American cultural history of Chicago. I would definitely stay again.

Freelancing in the City of Labor

5 on September 10, 2014

I found the Welcome Inn Manor while looking for lodging close enough to enjoy the Chicago Jazz Festival. The Victorian house is lovely, high ceilings, gorgeous fireplace mantels and the woodwork has been lovingly restored. The innkeepers Mell and Angie Monroe helped me with transportation to the Festival in Millennial Park both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. They hosted a marvelous Sunday brunch attended by guests of the Inn, and longtime friends. Their congeniality and attentiveness was without parallel. Mell helped me rent a bicycle from a neighborhood shop so I could have the bike all afternoon for the price of an hour’s rental of a baby-blue bike on Lakeshore Drive Trail. On the final evening I tagged along with my hosts to a marvelous arts and crafts festival in Harold Washington Park. Welcome Inn Manor is close to University of Chicago and many of the city’s museums. A beautiful home with outstanding hosts. The coffee is ready before you are and the breakfast sausage is the bomb. Don’t miss this!

Welcome Inn More Than Lives Up To Its Name

5 on August 02, 2014

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt like family at the Welcome Inn Manor. Located outside the bustle of downtown Chicago, the atmosphere of this Inn was more like a stay with relatives. Our room was pleasant and quiet,a necessity. Mell and his wife Angie went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, dropping us off in the morning at places we wanted to visit, helping us with restaurants and providing guidance since we were first time visitors to the city. This is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in during our travels and it is highly recommended.

High Expectations Were Met

3.2 on August 02, 2014

This was our second stay at Welcome Inn and it was just as good a choice as the first time. This time, Mell may even have excelled himself as a breakfast chef.

Manor/Art Gallery

5 on July 23, 2014

Everything was fabulous. The host and hostess were awesome, breakfasts were amazing, they would not let me out the door without a warm meal in me in the morning. Mel would go out of his way to drop me off downtown first thing in the morning and was gracious enough to get me to the start of my race early in the morning. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the bathroom was big and clean with all of the little extras. There was so much comfortable space to lounge around in the parlor and the back sitting room. The place was perfectly air conditioned as well as having beautiful ceiling fans to keep the air circulated.

Best Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 08, 2014

This is the BEST Bed & Breakfast I've ever visited. The service, food and room were outstanding. I highly recommend the Welcome Inn Manor!

“Chicago, let's go to the Southside and check out Bronzeville”

4.4 on June 24, 2014

Inn Manor is a very nice B&B, refurbished with love by it's owner Angie & Mell Monroe, at the Southside of Chicago in Bronzeville. If you are interested in a well-preserved historical building, hospitality, a good breakfast and if you like to meet nice People from all over the world, that's the place to go.

Wonderful Place in Chicago

5 on June 17, 2014

My wife and I spent a long weekend here recently and thought this was one of the best city locations we’ve ever stayed– even comparing with five star hotels. We had a chance to be close to the ground in South Side (Bronzeville) Chicago – half way between the University of Chicago (we were visiting a nephew) and downtown (which is amazing) -- and feel ourselves surrounded by local culture. Mell and Angie, the owners, were welcoming and great hosts. The house is a newly removed old mansion. Our suite – the Nate King Cole room - was extremely large, clean, and tastefully designed with outstanding Afro-American art. The furniture and such amenities as a sauna were fantastic. We asked to see some other rooms for fun: the Rosenwald and Alinsky rooms were equally artistic in design. The owners made us feel at home and made themselves available for any questions about getting around Chicago and the local culture. Breakfast was a feast, mouth-watering and delicious. We didn’t need anything until dinnertime. Our needs as vegetarians were catered to gracefully and perfectly. One morning a guest jazz musician from Kansas sang Stormy Monday and Autumn Leaves during breakfast. I felt lucky to be down-home in Chicago. Guests come from all over. Discussions were wonderful at the table. One of the great things about this BnB is that it is located in a gentrifying black neighborhood. We felt the culture’s inner strength and emergence. Public transportation was fine. Cabs at night weren’t expensive. On Sunday morning I realized that I could hear a gospel service and walked a few blocks and had a wonderful time. This BnB was an important reason that I enjoyed our visit to Chicago. This place is an oasis and special treat.

2014 stay

4.0 on June 10, 2014

Our hosts were amazing and helpful as we planned our stay in Chicago. The food and hospitality were excellent. Our room was delightful, but a bit cluttered (all lovely!). Also we received no daily freshening of our room/bathroom. We stay again.

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Location Type

1/4 mile from 90/94 Highway, 1 mile from Lakeshore Drive, 11 miiles from Hwy 294, 3 miles off of Highway 55, 3 miles off of Highway 57, 20 miles from Hwy 355, Airport, City, Downtown, Lakeside, Wine country


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, MCCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER, 10 MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN LOOP, CEULLULAR FIELD- WHITE SOX PARK, ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Free Hot Breakfast, Free Transportation Drop Off, Free Wi Fi, Private Floor Suites, Private Baths, Restored Staircase, Floors and Doors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING TOURS, FREE SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION, BLUES, JAZZ, R&B HISTORIC SITES, WINE TRAILS & WINE TASTING TOURS, MUSEUMS AND LAKESHORE TOURS, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 10am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Usually we require 2 or 3 day minimum stay depending on season.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A $200.00 is required with a credit card to guarantee the room rate at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 30 Days in Advance.




Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Tennis, Wine Tasting, Walking on Lakeftont, Neighborhood Development and Volunteering, Historic House and Bike Tours, Dinner and Brunch Parties and Special Events

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  • Time Served: 9-10am
  • Serving Location: Eat In Kitchen and Outside Deck, Formal Dining Room w/Fireplace, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , CONTINENTAL OPTION

Signature Dish

Angie's Hearty Breakfast Casserole
Grilled Vegetable and Cracked Cheese & Rosemary Omlette Shrimp Frittata with Basil,Feta, Brocolli plus Cajun Spiced Potatoes Angie's Hearty Vegetable Breakfast Casserole and Southern Grits Mell's Low Cal Yogurt & Grain Medley with Fresh Fruits Indiana Country Smoked Spiced Sausage with Wild Rice & Gravy Alabama Baked Biscuits or Whole Grain Sweet Potato Waffles or Rolls Good Earth Organic Spice Teas Crispy Pan Seared Chicken & Chocolate Chip Waffles Pumpkin Spice Country Wihle Grain Waffles

Details Diamond Collection

4563 S Michigan Ave , Chicago, IL 60653 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase