Benedictine B&B offers two comfortable, completely private apartment suites [one is 6 room, the other is 7 room] within the grounds of a real urban monastery. Monks have been welcoming travelers for centuries, and you will be given the same warm welcome. Tucked away in recently renovated area of the monastery whose buildings date to the late 19th century, you will find the comforts of home in an inviting setting.
4.6 on July 09, 2013
We stayed at the Brother's B&B last weekend. When we walked in the door, we realized it was just like staying at a friend's house. There were two bedrooms and a futon; a TV in a family room, a dining room with a big table, and a fridge full of so much food for breakfast, there's no way you could eat it all. Clean, convenient, quiet -- you can't ask for much more.
4.8 on August 19, 2009
From the detail on the pillows on the beds to the exquisite breakfast in the morning...everything about the stay was wonderful. The brothers even made dinner reservations for us when we had to make a side stop for an emergency and were late getting in. LOVELY!!
4.8 on January 04, 2009
We had a very nice stay here. The monks were very friendly and apartment was spacious and clean. We were served eggs benedict with fruit, pastry, hashbrowns, and O.J. for breakfast and it was very good.
4.6 on September 09, 2008
We stayed in the St. Joseph Suite which was great!
3.6 on June 08, 2008
We stayed at the Benedictine B & B for a conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The location was very central. The apartment was spacious and my three girls loved having the deck and garden. The monks had a refrigerator full of food for us to make for breakfast. We even got up at 7 a.m. to attend mass and hear them chant. We will stay again.
5 on April 21, 2008
We would highly recommend Benedictine Bed and Breakfast to travelers of all religions! Everything about our stay was fabulous. The monks were friendly, helpful and wonderful to talk with. The Monestary very beautiful and charming. The breakfasts huge! It's all thumbs up for us!!!!
4.4 on January 09, 2008
A large group of us traveled to Chicago October 2007 to run in the marathon. Two of us stayed in the apartment and the other 6 rented the guest house. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to stay here. Being runners, we tend to be a bit fussy about our food and we were provided with excellent breakfast on the 2 mornings that we were there. And yes - the pancakes are something else! The bedrooms are clean and quiet and the unit is very well appointed with everything that we needed for a relaxing stay after the troubles of the marathon. I will be back one day, not necessarily to run, but certainly to visit and I will definitely look to staying at the Bed & Breakfast.
4.4 on January 05, 2008
We had a delightful time staying in the Garden house (not pictured). The recently renovated kitchen is lovely and the monks were quite helpful providing vegan options. No fireplace, but you can control the heat. Not luxurious, but exactly like staying with relatives in your own guest house. Convenient to the subway (a mile away) and downtown (1 stop to the bottom of the loop).
5 on September 23, 2007
You can greatly expand your experience by taking advantage of the monks' prayer hours and Masses and spiritual direction. Public transportation is available nearby. A few good restaurants available but not open every night of the week.
Accommodations are provided in a 7 room private loft apartment which includes 3 bed rooms [with 2 double beds and one single bed], kitchenette, breakfast room, living room, bath, Free Wifi, TV/DVD, fully air conditioned, private entrance and off street parking in monastery's lot.
Garden House is a 6 room private garden apartment which is self-catering. Apartment has a living room, dining room, full bath, kitchen and 2 bedrooms (one double bed, one single). Apartment includes:full kitchen, fouton, private oversize outdoor deck which opens into Monastery's flower and veggie gardens, free parking in Monastery's lot, Free Wifi, TV, DVD. Ideal setting for families.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $180
Airport, City, Downtown
Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 12 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Financial Districts, Magnificent Mile, Sports Centers, McCormick Place, Loop, Gold Coast, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Benedictine Monks of Chicago
English, French, Spanish
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian