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House of Two Urns

1239 N. Greenview Avenue , Chicago, IL 60642-3318 USA (Show map)
4.5
95 Reviews
$99 - $179
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About

A charming brownstone two-flat, the House of Two Urns earned its name from a recurring motif in the original stained glass and rooftop urns. Built as a storefront Polish bakery, the B&B is in the owner's flat on the second floor and is conveniently located close to downtown in Wicker Park, is just off the Kennedy expressway and 1.5 blocks to subway and buses. Garden fresh fruits grace the full breakfast of one of Kapra's "blue plate specials" or choose from the buffet of freshly baked muffins, breads, homemade granola, homemade jams from our fruit garden, cold or hot cereals, yogurt and bananas, tea or coffee and orange juice. We are celebrating our 20th year in business and look forward to welcoming you to our home on your next visit to Chicago. Wicker Park is a hip, dynamic, ethnically diverse neighborhood that is safe for walking to and from public transit or the many restaurants, coffee houses, alternative theater/music venues and boutiques that are within a 20 min. walk from the inn. Guests from around the world have enjoyed the hospitality of the inn's host, who is very knowledgeable about Chicago, the arts, cultural events and can help make your trip and enjoyable and memorable one.

Rooms & Rates

Maxwell Street Room

The Maxwell Street room is a quiet room at the top of the house with eastern exposure, white wicker furnishings in a comfortably sized room with satellite TV and DVD player; free wi-fi; one queen bed, and shared hall bath (down a 15-step flight of stairs). Kitchen access, full breakfast daily and on-street parking with free permit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Das Porzellanzimmer

Antique French and German plates encircle this serenely blue room filled with dark oak Victorian antique furnishings. One queen bed, writing desk, wardrobe and dresser with 2 side chairs, private hall bath with shower/tub two windows facing south overlooking the garden in-room free wi-fi, one free off-street parking space satellite dish TV/VCR/DVD, courtesy phone with free local phone calls, alarm clock, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and central air conditioning. Maximum 2 guests including children over age of 10.

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

La Chambre des Chats

Take a cat nap my Great Aunt Mary's antique oak bed or write postcards home at the antique oak secretary that houses my childhood salt dip collection. Behind these French doors, cat pictures and prints will make themselves "purr"fectly quiet companions during your stay and the room, facing west, is aglow with golden sunlight in the afternoon. Maximum occupancy is 2 including any children over the age of 10.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Alcova delTiempo Detenido

This perfect family room also doubles as a great romantic get-away, offering a fireplace, shower and large oval soaking tub, sitting area and sleeps up to 5 including children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Blue Room

Soak your cares away in a deliciously decadent bathtub big enough for two as the late afternoon sun filters through the stained glass window or curl up and watch a DVD or HBO movie on the comfortable bed - the Blue guestroom meets the needs of a business road warrior or as a reasonable romantic get-away for couples. On the first floor of our annex, once a local candy shop, this floor still offers 11 foot ceilings throughout all the rooms. Maximum number of guests is two including any children, children over the age of 10 are permitted.

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

La Chambre des Amis

This 2 bedroom unit offers a queen and twin bedroom and a large deluxe bath with separate shower and jacuzzi for two with a beautiful antique fireplace in the queen bedroom. Watch a romantic DVD or Cinemax movie; read a book by the fireplace; soak away your aches in the deluxe jacuzzi for two; (your toes will stay toasty on the newly heated bathroom floor) or relax in one of the reading nooks in the front living room or chat away over a glass of wine in the herb garden/ patio. A maximum of 3 guests are allowed in this room and children over the age of 10 are permitted.

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

King

A lovely room with our only king-size bed, jacuzzi in private en-suite bath and lovely windows facing the street offer a very charming room with a view. In-room free wi-fi, ceiling fan and a/c, laundry and kitchen access, large writing desk and this unit comes with a guaranteed garage parking space.

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

Eastlake

A popular room with an antique Eastlake bed, flat-screen tv, ensuite private bath with shower, ceiling fan and a/c, free in-room wi-fi, laundry/kitchen access, deck and sitting room nearby. On-street parking with free permit provided by host. Full breakfast at main building.

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

Walnut

Sweet little room for the singular traveller - one twin xl bed, washstand, writing desk, private ensuite bath with shower, free wi-fi in room, kitchen/laundry access, dining/sitting rooms and deck/patio garden space all available. Full breakfast at main inn daily from 7-10 am. On-street parking only with free permit provided by host.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Lovely B&B in Chicago

5 on April 16, 2014

Located in a pleasant neighborhood near the Blue Line and great bus routes, this B&B offers great value. My room, a quiet single, was nicely decorated with comfortable older/antique furniture; my bathroom had everything that I needed; everything was spotless. A full kitchen was outside my room, as was a full dining room, a sitting room and an outside porch - all these available for me and the guests in two other rooms in the house across from the main house, and up a narrow stairway to the second floor. Breakfast in the main house was outstanding and talking with the other guests fun. The owners were very helpful with great advice about neighborhood restaurants - many of them, a great variety of cultures represented. Excellent place to stay!


A Treasure in Chicago

4.0 on December 20, 2013

Step back in time to the Victorian Age! Wonderful old home on a quiet, leafy street. Well appointed rooms, delicious hot breakfast, safe off-street parking- and 1/2 mile from I-90-94! House of Two Urns has it all.


Christmas trip to Chicago

3.8 on January 03, 2013

Breakfast each morning was convenient and very good. Only one breakfast I didn't care for, but just my personal taste. Others who like spicier foods would have liked it. Bathroom seemed cold at night, but then again we are used to a warmer climate. But when I got up in the middle of the night, it was very cold and felt no heat coming from the register. It may have been that particular room which had a door going to the outside areas. The owners seemed to have thought of every detail in the rooms and information was readily available in a binder which was good as unlike a hotel, there was no one around to answer questions.


Wonderful B&B

4.4 on October 10, 2012

Our stay at House of Two Urns was quite wonderful. We had a two bedroom suite with a large bathroom, living room and kitchen. Every thing we could possibly need was included, even umbrellas to use and flashlights! Private garage for our car, too. The breakfast was cooked just for us each morning and was delicious. At breakfast we got to meet the other guests who were travelers from around the world. House of Two Urns is a huge inprovement over a hotel.


Great Stay

4.6 on October 07, 2012

Lovely accommodations. Delicious, hearty breakfast. Easy public transportation to do things in the city. Knowledgeable hosts with arts interests. Made for a great stay.


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 15 miles

Directions to property:

O'Hare

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Near art galleries, alternative music and theatre venues, Picnic area, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, World Class Museums, Sightseeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer , 2 miles from downtown/Loop; 5 miles to McCormick P, free parking, laundry

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, World Class Museums, Sightseeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-4 pm daily
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Our Alcova (Double Queen) or la Chambre des Amis are best
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally 2-4 nights on weekends or during heavy convention periods
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night bookings are non-refundable. Payment is due 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: By NOON, CST, one week prior to arrival. Refunds are only given if we are able to rebook the room if you cancel less than one week prior to arrival and one night is not refunded as a late cancellation penalty fee. Different policies apply for apartment/whole house rentals.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 outdoor cats on site Others

About the innkeepers

A video artist, her multi-talented poet husband and her young daughter are your hosts.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7-10 a.m. daily
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic , Vegan


Signature Dish

French Toast a la Morrie
Named for a frequent guest, poet and author, this raisin bread french toast is topped with bananas and sliced almonds and served up with a side of sausage.


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