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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

2144 N Leavitt , Chicago, IL 60647 USA (Show map)
4.5
33 Reviews
$119 - $209
per night

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About

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!

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.8

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I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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! :)


Wonderful and relaxing

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!!


The Best!

5 on July 30, 2012

Ray's is a delightful place -- immaculate, fun, great breakfasts, helpful. Doesn't get any better.


Outstanding Visit!

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.


Quaint and quirky

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!


Like staying with a good friend only better!

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!


Roamntic Getaway

4.6 on February 12, 2012

Huge whirlpool tub, steam & sauna rooms -- all tastefully appointed, anticipating every desire, with a fabulous custom-made breakfast.


Great place

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.


Chicago's Best B&B

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.


Home away from home

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!


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Rooms & Rates

Da Vinci Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Skylight 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.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

East Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

West Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Room-With-A-View

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!

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Flamingo Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Cardinal Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Chickadee Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Eagle's Nest

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Woodpecker Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

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Location

Location Type

Trendy neighborhood, City

Airport

Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Located in Chicago's near northwest neighborhood of Bucktown, we are 2200 North and 2200 West off the Kennedy Expressway (90-94) between Fullerton/Damen/Armitage

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, neighborhood spa & salons, sauna & steam room, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited List of babysitting services available upon request
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum two-night stay, three-night minimum on weekends April - October.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: You will be charged one nights stay, including tax, as your deposit.
  • Cancellations: There is a $25.00 per room fee for all cancellations. If cancellations are made within 14 days of the reservation, and we are able to rebook the rooms we will refund all but a $25.00 fee. If we are NOT able to rebook the room, you are responsible for your entire reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ray Reiss

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , North Wing rooms are cat free.

About the innkeepers

Antiquing, photography, Texas Hold-em poker

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Meals

Breakfast

cooked-to-order breakfast, for guests at the B&B,

  • Time Served: as requested by guest
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , as per guest's needs


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2144 N Leavitt , Chicago, IL 60647 USA (Show map)

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