I usually stay downtown Chicago on buisness trips but this time I needed to be in the Wicker Park area so I tried a non-chain option and was thrilled with the find. Not only could I walk to everywhere I needed to go, the free time was filled with wonderful new restaurants, and very interesting shopping opportunities. Since my wife joined me on this trip, that was very important. When I did have to run to downtown, it was a quick and easy drive. Our accomodations allowed me to work from the room as well as relax in the evening and not feel like I was stuck in a hotel room. The value compared to where I usually stay was remarkable. Better accomodations, street parking (included), and a lovely neighborhood that invites an evening stroll. I definitely will be staying here again.
I was in Chicago to help my daughter move and this B&B was in the area, walking distance of the apartment. The House of Two Urns is on a nice side street off of a busy and interesting street (Division St) in an area with lots of restaurants, bakeries, etc., a bustling area with many young professionals. Miguei and Kapra were warm, welcoming and interesting, the breakfasts were with friendly folks from around the country and some European travellers as well. The train/subway is easy walking distance (The "L"), and our hosts were good guides for getting around. I will definitely stay there again.
The location of the inn was its greatest draw. Perfectly nesseled between Milwaukee ave. and division street. Short walks to damen and north ave. The inn it's self was very clean and organized. Quiet and low key, it felt like we were staying at a friends house for the weekend. Discount on room rate if paying with cash. I will definitely be a return customer and will be recommending the inn to every one I know.
We had no idea what the Ruby Room would be like - pictures were limited and websites tend to make things seem better than reality. We were totally pleased with the Ruby Room and even decided to stay another night. The room was clean and the bed/pillows were super comfortable! We didn't miss a tv and enjoyed the peacefulness. It is located just 2 blocks from the subway. Restaurants are close by - we had everything we needed within walking distance. We plan to go back. Highly recommend this place!
I would highly recommend Villa D' Citta if you are planning to stay in Chicago. It's everything that the pictures show on the site. Cathy is a wonderful hostess and staff is very accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!
My friend and I enjoyed our visit immensely. The space is clean, the staff is friendly, and the location is in a great neighborhood near many shops, restaurants and bars. It's also close to the CTA station. I'd recommend Wicker Park Inn to anyone visiting Chicago.
We had a wonderful stay at Thyme for Bed. Sherryl is a most gracious host. The building and grounds are beautiful inside and out. The food was fantastic-- and gluten-free was available. (still dreaming about the brownies!) We had planned on only staying one night, but extended for two. We are already planning our next trip back. Make sure you call directly; you won't regret it!
We stayed at the House of Two Urns last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room (The Maxwell Room) was filled with a delightful collection of bears and pretty wicker furniture. It was a bit warm but the air conditioner and ceiling fan refreshed the air quickly. The Maxwell (on the third floor) shares a bathroom (on the second floor) with another room. It takes a bit to get used to traveling downstairs to the bathroom- and luckily the people who shared the bathroom with us were considerate. It's probably not possible, but a sink in the Maxwell room would make a big difference. The outdoor decks were a perfect place to read. The breakfasts were delicious and complete. The daily offering of fruit, muffin and eggs/pancakes were unusual and tasty. In addition, there was yogurt, cereal, bread for toasting, and fruit- all you could ask for! The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return!
Our stay at Flemish House of Chicago was really great. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and the location was amazing. After being out all day and night in the busy city, coming back to our peaceful studio was just what we needed. We stayed in the ground floor back room and enjoyed restful nights--it was so quiet, it was hard to believe we were just minutes away from Michigan Avenue. We will definitely stay here next time we visit Chicago.
Dave, the Innkeeper, was fantastic. You can tell he truly enjoys taking care of guests. We had room 3A, and it was exactly what we expected. Plenty of space for 4 People (2 in bed, 1 on chaise lounge, 1 on floor with Blankets and pillows). Will definitely be back!
Let me say up front that I'm an innkeeper and I've stayed in many B & Bs over the course of the last 30 plus years. And, there's just a select few that I recommend to my own guests as well as friends and family. Lang House is now numbered in that group. The house is a wonderful example of the Prairie Style. (By the way, the next door/sister property is the Emil Bach House a Frank Lloyd Wright house which is also available as a guest house!) The furnishings and décor are absolutely magazine quality. And yet, it's one of the most comfortable and relaxing B & Bs I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. My friends and I had breakfast each morning in the sun room right off the formal living room. What a treat! And, I must say the breakfast offerings were VERY nice. But as is the case with any B & B, the real key is/are the innkeepers. And in this case, Bruce and Wayde are the icing on the cake! I'll just say that Lang House is the real deal. In my opinion, you couldn't do better in Chicago! I can hardly wait for a chance to go back for a second visit!
My son and I had a last minute overnight stay in Chicago. Reservations were extremely easy to make. We were able to find the B & B without much difficulty. It was located a little further out than expected. Owners and staff were friendly, but not as overly welcoming as we expected them to be. We were situated in our cozy room promptly. We had difficulty figuring out DID player and it was addressed immediately. Breakfast was outstanding! I hope you get to enjoy the Red Velvet Muffins. Overall it was a pleasant stay. We would stay there again. My only bit of advice is to make the residents initial getting more warm and welcoming.