Ruby Room Inn & Spa

1743-45 West Division Street , Chicago, IL 60622 USA (Show map)

About

"Best in the City" - Chicago Magazine. Ruby Room Hotel & Spa is one of Chicago's most unique overnight destinations. Just 8 minutes from downtown, in the heart of historic Wicker Park's restaurant, shopping and nightlife scene. Modeled in the European tradition, Ruby Room is neither a hotel nor a traditional B&B. Our concept is that of relaxation. By design, we do not offer telephones or televisions. We do not offer 24 hour reception or bellman services. We make a practice of not entering your room during your stay, unless requested. Ruby Room is a historic property and does not offer an elevator. Please keep this in mind, if you or any of your guests have a challenge with mobility. What we do offer are outrageously comfortable pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens, large marble and glass showers, 4 of which are equipped with commercial steam units along with complimentary AVEDA products. Crown molding and fine woodworking throughout. Modern furniture peppered with antiques, new community kitchen, gorgeous garden with waterfall and all a part of a day spa, hair salon, yoga studio, two retail boutiques, 5,000 square foot health club and a serene healing sanctuary. If you're looking for something super clean and relaxing, we offer a restful room attached to a unique spa in a super cool neighborhood. Your peace is our passion.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.0
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Not the best

2.8 on July 16, 2015

Loved the Wicker Park neighborhood, but hated the long hike up the narrow stairs (no elevator) to our room on the fourth floor. The bed was comfortable, and the shower great. But all in all, not worth the more than $200 a night we spent for the two-day stay. There's no TV,which management says is to give us a respite from the distractions of daily life. Give me a break. If I want a break from TV, I won't press the "on" button. This was a one-time stay for us. There won't be a return engagement.


Great spot and room.

4.6 on June 23, 2015

My fiance and I stayed here while we were in Chicago for work and pleasure. The room was wonderful and larger than expected. The bed, linens and bathroom were great! We stayed in room 3D and was nice and quiet and had an exterior door to the fire escape which was very nice. The room has old charm but has been very nicely updated. The kitchen down the hall was a nice bonus since we are big coffee drinkers. They had an insulated coffee pot that we could brew and take to our room. Similar to other reviews, there is no elevator and narrow stairs. This wasn't a problem for us, but some people may have a problem getting upstairs with big or heavy bags. Also, there is no TV in the room, again not an issue for us since we don't watch much TV but some folks would be bothered by that. Spa was great, we both got massages and they had good service, a little odd for check in and out since they are open from 10am to 7pm. The spa is the Inn's front desk also. We flew in late so that was fine, but a very laid back place to stay. Also quite a few really great restaurants on the same street. Great coffee shop just 4 stores down and a nice Tapas bar on the same block. I put a review on the onsite dining, because it is in the heart of tons of restaurants on the same block. We will stay here again for sure on the next work trip!


Nice stay

3.6 on June 05, 2015

Dining is low only because there was no onsite dining. The room was very nice.


Comfy!

3.4 on May 04, 2015

this is a great find in a super neighborhood. the bed was super comfy. I enjoyed the quiet without a TV.


Super cozy room and nice stuff

3.8 on April 27, 2015

The rooms in Rooby Room Inn & Spa are very cozy and the arrangement is very individual and homely. The steam shower is outstanding and I really enjoyed my stay. The kitchen is very useful, I always had cold drinks and a toasty bagel. But even if you don't like self-catering, you are able to get fresh food next doors. The stuff was absolutely nice and friendly and down-to-earth and I love the Ruby Shop with cosmetics and Spa things. The relaxed neighbourhood invites for long walks with visits in fancy (vintage) shops and nice cafés and restaurants. I hope that I have the chance to visit again Ruby Room and Wicker Park.


Weekend Stay

4.0 on April 22, 2015

We had a great weekend at Ruby Room. The room was nice and spacious. It was nice and quite and we felt like we were the only one staying in the building. The one thing that was a negative was the room was not that clean. Dust in the bathroom and the window ledge. The services were amazing! Differently will be back for services.


Wonderful Stay at The Ruby Room

4.2 on March 25, 2015

I really enjoyed the comfort and quiet at The Ruby Room while attending weekend yoga classes at Moksha. The bed and steam shower were perfect for getting a sound sleep and relaxing tired muscles. The neighborhood has plenty of great restaurants most especially the Carriage House a block away. Will be staying here again!


Ruby Room Rates Right Up There

4.6 on March 23, 2015

My plan was to surprise my daughter with an overnight visit to Chicago that would be relaxing and enjoyable. after deciding on the entertainment venue, The Book of Mormon, I searched for accommodations and came across the Ruby Room Inn and Spa. It was the perfect package! Unfamiliar with the city I researched the distance from the theatre, reviews of the Wicker Park area and the Ruby Room. All gave a thumbs up. We were not disappointed. The area proved to be rich in cuisine and the accommodations were clean, quiet and with no TV, very relaxing. We checked out the kitchen on the third floor, but elected not to brew any coffee in the morning, walking two blocks to Starbucks instead. It is a hike up the stairs,but something we joked about as our exercise. Would recommend packing lightly. Doves Luncheonette for any meal is a must, for us it was breakfast. A short search for parking and we lucked out with a spot on Paulina and never moved our car. We both agree that we would stay off the beaten path when visiting Chicago and definitely return to the Ruby Room Inn and Spa.


Adorable!!

4.6 on March 19, 2015

We rented the entire hotel for my bachelorette party and it was amazing! The rooms are so unique and the huge beds are beyond comfortable. This hotel is in a darling area and really easy to find.


Cute and cozy!!

4.4 on March 03, 2015

Really had a great time at the Ruby Room Inn. Rooms were cozy, cute, and clean. It was great to stay in one of the neighborhoods and experience something closer to real Chicago living. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.


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Rooms & Rates

Ruby Deluxe Suite 4A

Our Ruby Deluxe Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comfortable and clean, additional features include: Private marble steam showers, chez lounges, custom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top King beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Ruby Deluxe Suite 4B

Our Ruby Deluxe Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comortable and clean, additional features include: Private marble steam showers, chez lounges, custom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top King beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

City Suite 3C

Quaint & cozy rooms. Our Ruby City Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comfortable and clean, additional features include: Private glass showers, comfy chair, custom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, natural light, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes and slippers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

City Suite 4C

Quaint & cozy rooms. Our Ruby City Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comfortable and clean, additional features include: Private glass showers, comfy chair, custom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, natural light, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes and slippers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Garden Suite 3D

Quaint & cozy rooms over looking the healing garden. Enjoy a private balcony, relaxing sounds of wind chimes and city views. All Ruby Room Overnight Guest Rooms include a private bathroom, hardwood floors, oriental rug, natural light, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top king beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Suite 4D

Quaint & cozy rooms over looking the healing garden. Enjoy a private balcony, relaxing sounds of wind chimes and city views. All Ruby Room Overnight Guest Rooms include a private bathroom, hardwood floors, oriental rug, natural light, modern décor/furnishings, cd player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top king beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Ruby Deluxe Suite 3A

Our Ruby Deluxe Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comfortable and clean, additional features include: Private marble steam showers, chez lounges, cutom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top King beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Ruby Deluxe Suite 3B

Our Ruby Deluxe Overnight Guest Rooms offer honest to goodness pillow top mattresses with 500 thread count linens. Comortable and clean, additional features include: Private marble steam showers, chez lounges, custom woodworking and molding abound. Hardwood floors, oriental rug, modern décor/furnishings, CD player, high speed internet access, down comforters, thirsty towels, spa robes, slippers, 500 plus thread count sheets and of course fluffy pillows, double top King beds and an extra set of sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Suite

Our amazing Garden Suite in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood offers 4 full beds, living space, steam shower and mini kitchenette. Directly across from Ruby Room, Chicago's oldest (multi-award winning) spiritual day spa, salon and shop. The Garden Suite is contemporary and stylish with cozy beds, quits, rugs with an elegant boho-chic style and flair. Suite also features a comfy living space with flat screen tv, one bathroom with steam shower, kitchen space with nutri bullet, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, toaster. Perfect for a girls night in the city, bridal gathering, family visit or, short term stay. Note: If you are celebrating a wedding or, special event or, hosting a retreat Ruby Room offers an Inn with 8 overnight rooms, bridal and ministry services. Please contact Ruby Room directly at 773-235-2323

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Double

Garden Suite

Our amazing Garden Suite in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood offers 4 full beds, living space, steam shower and mini kitchenette. Directly across from Ruby Room, Chicago's oldest (multi-award winning) spiritual day spa, salon and shop. The Garden Suite is contemporary and stylish with cozy beds, quilts, and rugs with an elegant boho-chic style and flair. Suite also features a comfy living space with flat screen tv, one bathroom with steam shower, kitchen space with nutri bullet, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and toaster. Perfect for a girls night in the city, bridal gathering, family visit or, short term stay. Note: If you are celebrating a wedding, special event, or hosting a retreat, Ruby Room offers an Inn with 8 overnight rooms, bridal and ministry services. Please contact Ruby Room directly at 773-235-2323.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Double

Location

Location Type

8 minutes West of Downtown Chicago

Airport

Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 16 miles

Directions to property:

Coming from I90/I94, exit Division Street and head West to 1743-45 West Division.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Located on "Restaurant Row", 8 Minutes From Downtown Chicago Attractions, Double Door Music Venue - Rolling Stones Favorite, Located in Chicago's Boutique Shopping District, Three Blocks From EL Station, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Private entrance, Spa , Commercial Steam Showers (4 suites), Outrageously Comfortable Pillow Top Mattresses, Personal/Corporate Retreats and Training, Healing Garden With Waterfall and Labrynth, 500 Thread Count Linens and in room Aveda products, Full Day Spa, Hair Salon and Daily Yoga Classes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Located on Chicago's "Restaurant Row", Antiquing, 8 Minutes From Downtown Chicago, Corporate and Personal Workshops, Full Day Spa, Hair Salon and Daily Yoga Classes, Shopping - Often Compared to New York's SOHO, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Ruby Room is a smoke free facility
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Friday-Sunday there is a two day minimum requirement
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one nights stay is required.
  • Cancellations: If your reservation is cancelled before 12:00 noon CST 7 days prior to your stay, a full refund is provided. Any cancellations that fall within the 7 day window will result in a full charge of your reserved stay. If we are able to rent the suite, we are happy to provide a full refund. No shows are charged the full cost of your reserved stay. Any guests terminating their stay prior to their agreed upon check out date will be charged the full cost of their reserved stay. If you are making reservations for someone else, the credit card given at time of reservation is the credit card that will be used for any and all room charges.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Leydon's

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

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Signature Dish

Delivery
There are far too many excellent restaurants in our neighborhood for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks. We are located directly on "restaurant row". We are happy to point you in the right direction based on your tastes from comfort food to fine dining to vegetarian to some of the best steaks in the world (no kidding).