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House of Two Urns

1239 N. Greenview Avenue , Chicago, IL 60642-3318 USA (Show map)
133 Reviews
$99 - $179
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A charming brownstone two-flat, the House of Two Urns earned its name from a recurring motif in the original stained glass and rooftop urns. Built as a storefront Polish bakery, the B&B is in the owner's flat on the second floor and is conveniently located close to downtown in Wicker Park, is just off the Kennedy expressway and 1.5 blocks to subway and buses. Garden fresh fruits grace the full breakfast of one of Kapra's "blue plate specials" or choose from the buffet of freshly baked muffins, breads, homemade granola, homemade jams from our fruit garden, cold or hot cereals, yogurt and bananas, tea or coffee and orange juice. We are celebrating our 20th year in business and look forward to welcoming you to our home on your next visit to Chicago. Wicker Park is a hip, dynamic, ethnically diverse neighborhood that is safe for walking to and from public transit or the many restaurants, coffee houses, alternative theater/music venues and boutiques that are within a 20 min. walk from the inn. Guests from around the world have enjoyed the hospitality of the inn's host, who is very knowledgeable about Chicago, the arts, cultural events and can help make your trip and enjoyable and memorable one.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Back again.

5 on January 03, 2015

The House of Two Urns is our first choice, always, in Chicago. The place is artistic and fun and Kapra and Miguel seem to have thought of everything before we know we want it. The free parking and the one block walk to the subway or bus lines makes it easy to get wherever we like. We took Kapras recommendations and explored two great restaurants within an easy walk. The House of Two Urns gives us lots of privacy when we want it but we can enjoy talking to the other friendly guests in the morning and getting advice on our day's plans over breakfast.

Convenient, clean, helpful and great location

4.8 on December 29, 2014

We were looking for a place close to the subway (just 1-1/2 blocks), clean, and with a kitchen where we could supplement our daily menu besides going out. The kitchen has anything you might need and even laundry facilities. The hosts are friendly and help with information for sightseeing. The house is beautifully decorated. The neighborhood felt safe. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will certainly be back :-)

Artful, lovely place to stay in Chicago

5 on December 21, 2014

I was so happy with my experience at House of Two Urns. The hosts are gracious, interesting people who are knowledgeable about fun ways to explore Chicago. The Bed and Breakfast is in a hip neighborhood full of yummy restaurants, clothing and books stores and coffee shops. I will return.

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5 on December 11, 2014

I will always seek to stay here when I visit my son in Chicago. It really is like home in all it's warmth and hospitality. Kapra and her staff are excellent hosts! I would confidently recommend the House of two Urns to anyone seeking an experience above a plain old hotel stay, and the price is much better too! Helmut

November 2014 weekend

4.4 on November 23, 2014

Nice location. Locking garage for parking was wonderful. Very nice staff.

just what i needed

5 on November 20, 2014

wonderful location, peaceful and beautiful rooms. i was only able to make it for one sit down breakfast because of an early schedule, but it was phenomenal!

Great Chicago Visit

4.0 on November 09, 2014

Really an outstanding B & B. We especially liked meeting the other guests during breakfast. By the way, the breakfast each morning was well thought out and delicious.The staff was very open and warm. We look forward to our next visit to Chicago and the House of Two Urns.


5 on November 03, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. I regret the fact that we had just 1 night, i know we'll be back someday to your lovely place, thanks for all the hospitality and the kindness and for the wonderful breakfast, love

A delightful find

5 on October 31, 2014

It seemed to us that Two Urns innkeepers have thought of every possible detail. We enjoyed our visit.

What a lovely place to stay

4.6 on October 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Two Urns for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Kapra and all. The B&B was perfectly situated for our needs and we were made very welcome. I would stay there again if re-visiting Chicago.

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Rooms & Rates

Maxwell Street Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $69 - $144

Nightly Rate: $69 - $144

Das Porzellanzimmer

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

La Chambre des Chats

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $119

Nightly Rate: $89 - $119

Alcova delTiempo Detenido

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $229

Blue Room

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

La Chambre des Amis

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $229

Nightly Rate: $139 - $229


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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $189

Nightly Rate: $129 - $189


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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $149

Nightly Rate: $109 - $149


  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $129

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 15 miles

Directions to property:

3 blocks west of I90-94 at Division exit 49A or 1-1/2 blocks from the O'Hare Blue Line subway Division stop.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Near art galleries, alternative music and theatre venues, Picnic area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer , 2 miles from downtown/Loop; 5 miles to McCormick P, laundry, free parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Sightseeing, World Class Museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2-4 pm daily
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Our Alcova (Double Queen) or la Chambre des Amis are best
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally 2-4 nights on weekends or during heavy convention periods
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night bookings are non-refundable. Payment is due 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: By NOON, CST, one week prior to arrival. Refunds are only given if we are able to rebook the room if you cancel less than one week prior to arrival and one night is not refunded as a late cancellation penalty fee. Different policies apply for apartment/whole house rentals.



Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 outdoor cats on site

About the innkeepers

A video artist, her multi-talented poet husband and her young daughter are your hosts.

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  • Time Served: 7-10 a.m. daily
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Vegan

Signature Dish

French Toast a la Morrie
Named for a frequent guest, poet and author, this raisin bread french toast is topped with bananas and sliced almonds and served up with a side of sausage.


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Innkeepers: Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez


  • Nightly Rate $99 - $179
  • Reviews (133) 4.5
  • Rooms 8
  • Phone +1-773-235-1408 +1-773-235-1408
  • Fax 1-7732351410
1239 N. Greenview Avenue , Chicago, IL 60642-3318 USA (Show map)

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