Our Victorian-style B&B is located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview area, also known as "Boystown," the center of the city's Gay neighborhood, is outdoor smoking only, and is not appropriate for children under the age of 18. In the immediate area you'll find exciting nightlife, Belmont Harbor, a thriving theatre district, shopping, and a variety of restaurants. Self-serve continental breakfast 6-11 a.m.
#1 Art-Deco - Queen bed, shared bath, wireless internet, 2nd floor, digital television, view of Halsted Street. Sharp lines, retro stainless steel furniture, with a 1930's Harlowesque feel!
#2 Empire - Queen size iron bed, wireless internet, 2nd floor, shared bath, digital television, lots of sunlight. Angular ceilings, complemented by sexy sophisticated furnishings!
#3 British Colonial - Queen size sleigh bed, with adjacent trundle day bed. Can accommodate three guests, 2nd floor, shared bath. Digital television, wireless internet. Private hot/cold sink. Skylight. Styled in an eclectic mix of adventurous Hemingway style furnishings!
#4 English - Full size Brass bed, private bath, digital television, wireless internet. Lower level. Fun antique prints complement English Baronial furnishings. It's where town meets country, where Colfax meets Fowler!
#5 French - Queen bed, private bath, digital television, wireless internet. Yards of Twall surround elegant second empire furnishings, making this a particularly romantic corner of the world!
#6 Venetian - Queen bed, private bath, lower level. Digital television, wireless internet. Enchanting, alluring, mystical Venetian paradise. Provocative sexy Italian masks add intrigue and charm!
#7 Neo-Classic - Full size bed, private shower, lower level. Digital television, wireless internet. European pageantry meets the Greek Isles! Very cozy enclosed ornate bed with privacy curtains.
#8 Moroccan - Very private room, private entrance off kitchen, private bath. Digital television, wireless internet. Private deck outside room with seating area. Great for smokers (outdoors only, of course!) Very peaceful setting. Fun Moroccan decor colorful flair!
4.2 on June 22, 2014
Great place to stay in Chicago at a terrific rate in a neighborhood with character and easy access to public transportation. The Villa Toscana is peaceful and offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ron is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, too!
3.0 on July 25, 2013
This is a very convenient place to stay for access to Wrigley Field. The staff is friendly and the rooms are nice.
4.6 on June 13, 2013
Stayed at Villa Toscana for three nights and would recommend the place to anyone who likes to stay in a small B&B with the comforts of a victorian cottage in a great neighborhood in Chicago. My room had its own bathroom, some rooms share a bathroom so make your reservations in advance, Ron, the manager, is extremely helpful and goes out of his way to make sure you have all your needs. I'll be making my reservations soon for next year!
3.2 on June 10, 2013
Villa Toscana is located in a great location. I was surprised how quiet it was in the rooms considering all the loud music coming from the bars next door. There is easy access to the rail for trips downtown and also a good bus service. This Villa is situated in a very pretty neighbourhood. There was a substantial continental breakfast available each morning. Great value - I would return and already have recommended the Villa to friends.
4.6 on April 25, 2013
We really enjoy staying at the Villa Toscano. This Bed and Breakfast in in a good location for visiting some of our favorite bars in Chicago.
3.6 on March 27, 2013
We recently stayed at the Guest House and really enjoyed our stay. Ron, the house -manager was very sweet and helpful. The atmosphere is quiet and clean....the bathroom is shared, and you may want to bring your own shampoo and soap, but otherwise the location and value cant be beat. Drag friendly too - just be considerate of the other guests. Would stay again for sure...not a place for people that can't do steps tho, as the staircase is a beast.
3.6 on January 22, 2013
The hospitality was exceptional. The location was perfect. The nice breakfast was very healthy and satisfying. I will come back.
4.8 on January 09, 2013
An absolutely AMAZING deal for a great location. Right in the heart of all the hustle and bustle of Boyztown. This was my first time staying in Chicago, and I am so happy I found this little place. Rooms were incredibly clean, staff was incredibly friendly, and everything about the trip went superb. Not overly noisy when I was there. Breakfast is more of an upscale continental breakfast. Very secure rooms. No problems whatsoever. Cab rides were about $12-16 to Downtown one way.
4.4 on January 06, 2013
I decided to go to Chicago on a whim for New Year's Eve. I had not been to Chicago in several years. I just happened to find this B&B online. I was not really expecting much but I was shocked and surprised by what I found. It was a great time. Thanks for a fabulous time!!
4.0 on December 17, 2012
I have stayed here four times now as the value based on location is fantastic. I move from $400 a night hotels after I finish conventions so that I can rest in a feeling like "home" at Villa Toscanna. Train is 15 minutes and $2.50 to uptown, or a cab for $17. Have made friends with people from all over the globe that I continue to stay in contact with. This is one of two stops that I look forward to in my 170 days of travel each year. This is one to test for yourself. For me, "There is no place like home." and this does it for me.
4 miles from Downtown Chicago, 13 miles from Midway Airport, Center of Boystown neighborhood, 16 miles from O'Hare Airport, 4 blocks from theatre district, 4 blocks from Lake Michigan, City
Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 16 miles
FROM OHARE - Take Interstate 90 (Kennedy Expwy) to Addison St. Right lane exit then left (east)on Addison. Take Addison past Wrigley Field to Halsted St(approx 3 miles)then right on Halsted to first stop sign (Cornelia St.) Villa Toscana on left past intersection. FROM MIDWAY - Take Cicero Ave. North to Interstate 55 (Stevenson Exwyp) Enter 55 east on right toward Chicago. Follow Lake Shore Drive North to Belmont Ave. Exit on right (7 miles) Turn left (west) on Belmont to Halsted St. (3rd Stop light)then turn right (north) on Halsted. Villa Toscana is on right just past Roscoe St.
Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Eclectic dining options within walking distance, Wrigley Field - Chicago Cubs, In the heart of Chicago's Gay neighborhood, Halsted Market Days (second weekend of August), Lincoln Park Zoo, Belmont Harbor and beaches, Performing Theater, Zoo
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Board games, Library, Secretarial services
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Center of Boystown Gay Community, Lake Michigan Waterfront, Lake Michigan Waterfront, Lake Michigan Waterfront, Lake Michigan Waterfront, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Self-serve light continental