Ray's european style Bed and Breakfast is located in Chicago’s vibrant Bucktown neighborhood. Our 11 unique bedrooms all come with private baths. Rate includes a full cooked to order breakfast, free bottled water, coffee, tea, use of our steam room, sauna, WIFI, DSL and HDTV. We have one resident cat, Maggie. The Bed and Breakfast is just a walk away from shopping, spas, salons or saloons!
This sunny room has a pillow-top queen bed and a full bed. In addition to generous desk space and hardwood floors, the room has three built-in wall cabinets. Like all the rooms, it has a TV and TiVo with satellite service, a DVD player, high speed internet, a phone and a lock on the door. The adjacent private bathroom has two large windows that allow plenty of natural light. The room also has radiant floor-heat under the tumbled marble floor, with a whirlpool bathtub and two shower heads. Outside the bathroom is a second sink and vanity table in a small sitting room.
The Skylight Room features hardwood floors and a large skylight window; you can lay in bed watching the clouds float by. This charming room has a queen bed with a pillow-top mattress, a couch that can open up into a full sized memory foam topped futon and a desk. Like all the rooms, it has a TV and TiVo with satellite service, a DVD player, high speed internet (both WIFI and wired into each room), a multi-line phone (part of a phone system) and a lock on the door. Your private bathroom, is down one flight of private steps from your room, and has a whirlpool bathtub, shower and marble floors.
Located on the garden level near the community rooms (kitchen, sauna, steam room and HDTV), this room has a pillow-top queen bed. It also includes a twin day bed and a desk. Like all the rooms, it has a TV and TiVo with satellite service, a DVD player, high speed internet, a phone and a lock on the door. The private bathroom has four shower heads, two on each side for a luxurious shower, and a deep bathtub for those nights you just want to have a quiet soak. Four heat lamps (on a rheostat) keep you nice and warm out of the tub.
This room has a queen bed along with three sleeping compartments, each with a twin bed, privacy curtains and reading lights. It also has a great exhaust fan, ceiling fan and window. Like all the rooms, it has a TV and TiVo with satellite service, a DVD player, high speed internet (both WIFI and wired into each room), a multi-line phone (part of a phone system) and a lock on the door. The marbled & glass block bathroom has two stylish sinks, a shower, radiant floor heat and plenty of natural light.
This room has a king bed which can be divided into two twin beds upon request -- with a duel head and foot raising mechanism. The bathroom has a tiled shower, heated tile floor, custom-built oversized tiled sink and a giant skylight which provides lots of natural light. The bedroom also has a giant desk and a great view down tree-lined Webster Ave. Like all the rooms, it has a TV and TiVo with satellite service, a DVD player, high speed internet (both WIFI and wired into each room), a multi-line phone (part of a phone system) and a lock on the door. Get up early and watch the sun rise over the St. Hedwig bell tower!
Located on the rear of the first floor with a pillow-topped queen bed and three windows. It has hardwood floors with our largest private en-suite bathroom with a two person whirlpool tub, separate shower and radiant floor heat. It has a HDTV and DVR with cable service including a large selection of free on-demand movies and premium channel shows. All rooms have WIFI and locked doors.
Located on the first floor with hardwood floors and a pillow-topped queen bed and twin bed and three windows. This budget room has a private bathroom, but it is right outside your room. It has a tub & shower and radiant floor heat. The room has a HDTV and DVR with cable service including a large selection of free on-demand movies and premium channel shows. The rooms all have WIFI
Located on the first floor with a pillow-topped king bed and two windows. It has hardwood floors with a private en-suite bathroom with a tub & shower and radiant floor heat. It has an ADA toilet and grab bars. It has a HDTV and DVR with cable service including a large selection of free on-demand movies and premium channel shows. All rooms have WIFI.
This sunny room with six windows and hardwood floors is located on the second floor looking down tree lined Webster Ave. It has a pillow-topped king bed and a twin bed. It has a private en-suite bathroom with a tub & shower. It has a HDTV and DVR with cable service including a large selection of free on-demand movies and premium channel shows. All rooms have WIFI.
Located on the second floor with hardwood floors and a pillow-topped queen bed and two windows. It has a private en-suite bathroom with a tub & shower and radiant floor heat. It has a HDTV and DVR with cable service including a large selection of free on-demand movies and premium channel shows. All rooms have WIFI.
5 on November 03, 2012
This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I had a fantastic experience. From the rooms to the service and the overall appearance of the entire place, I was absolutely in awe. I loved the decor and the art all over the building and in the room. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and I felt right at home. I'll definitely be staying here again and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a little home away from home while traveling! Thank you to the staff at Ray's. You guys rock! :)
4.2 on September 24, 2012
Our first experience at a B & B and was absolutely wonderful. We stayed at this fantastic B & B over several days in Chicago for our daughter's wedding and it was so comfortable and cozy. A wonderful place to return to every night after very hectic days. And the staff was so friendly and helpful! We just loved the homey, warm atmosphere. And of course those delicious breakfasts every morning! Thank you for providing such a refreshing and calming place during a very hectic and stressful time! Will recommend you to everyone going to Chicago!!
5 on July 30, 2012
Ray's is a delightful place -- immaculate, fun, great breakfasts, helpful. Doesn't get any better.
4.8 on May 14, 2012
Eclectic surroundings, professional, knowledgeable & friendly staff. Breakfast offerings excellent. Great location. Can't say enough on how pleased we were with our stay.
5 on April 01, 2012
Loved staying here! The decor is very eclectic. We especially loved all the nooks and crannies with comfy chairs and bookshelves to relax. If only we had enough time to sit down and relax! We were warmly welcomed and the proprietor helped us find the restaurant we had selected, gave us a tour of the house, etc. A very relaxing trip!
4.6 on March 04, 2012
What a fun place! We stayed only one night but hated to leave. Awesome hospitality from a generous host whose goal seems to be to meet any need you might have. We felt totally at home. The steam bath and sauna were an unexpected surprise. Breakfast was amazing. The B&B is located in an historical part of Chicago which has undergone transformation to a great place to play with many varied shops and restaurants to pick from. A very short ride to downtown, but we never made it there as we had plenty of entertainment nearby. We've told a lot of people about this hidden gem and will be back!
4.6 on February 12, 2012
Huge whirlpool tub, steam & sauna rooms -- all tastefully appointed, anticipating every desire, with a fabulous custom-made breakfast.
5 on January 15, 2012
We stayed in the Skylight Room and it was very clean and quiet. The breakfast was amazing! A great place in a great part of Chicago.
5 on October 21, 2011
My husband and I passed through Chicago on on our honeymoon. We spent two nights at Ray's and hated to leave. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and personable; the B&B itself is fun, whimsical, and comfortable. We stayed in the DaVinci room which has a jacuzzi tub and way more space than a typical hotel room. The location was perfect with plenty of restaurants around. The breakfasts were delicious. The steam room was a real treat, and not something you typically get at a B&B. Ray's offers large hotel amenities at a B&B. We felt like our every whim was catered to. Ray's is a treasure.
5 on August 09, 2011
Ray and his staff are super-friendly and attentive to all your needs. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. The breakfasts are delicious -- we don't want to leave!
Trendy neighborhood, City
Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 12 miles
Take 90-94 East toward downtown Chicago, exit at Fullerton. Take a left at Fullerton, go about 3/10 mile, right at Damen, go 2/10 mile , right at Webser go 2/10 mile till Webster street ends at Leavitt and you will be looking at Ray's Bucktown B&B
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Spa
Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , TiVo/DVR in each room, professional kitchen
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, neighborhood spa & salons, sauna & steam room, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
2 Cats , North Wing rooms are cat free. Others
Antiquing, photography, Texas Hold-em poker
cooked-to-order breakfast, for guests at the B&B,
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , as per guest's needs