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House of Two Urns

1239 N. Greenview Avenue , Chicago, IL 60642-3318 USA (Show map)
4.5
109 Reviews
$99 - $179
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Maxwell Street Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Das Porzellanzimmer

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

La Chambre des Chats

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Alcova delTiempo Detenido

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

Blue Room

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

La Chambre des Amis

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

King

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

Eastlake

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

Walnut

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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109 Reviews

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Great stay in Wicker Park

4.4 on July 08, 2014

My husband and I had a fabulous time at the House of Two Urns. We love B&Bs and Wicker Park is one of our favorite neighborhoods, so staying there made perfect sense! So many restaurants right outside. Comfortable room and great breakfast conversations.


Comfortable, interesting, convenient

4.2 on July 05, 2014

this was an exceptional "find" for us as it was a most convenient location and it offers parking for the car, a real "plus". Everything was perfectly clean and the breakfasts were spectacular and served with a caring artistic flair. the amenities were endless. It was very spacious. We had to walk up a steep flight of stairs but got used to it! The positive features outweighed this factor! Also we were surrounded by interesting artifacts, antique collections and art of all kinds some of it done by the interesting owners.


Charming B & B

4.4 on July 02, 2014

House of 2 Urns is a beautiful, well kept and expertly maintained B&B. Their rules are specific and clearly posted, which is very helpful, I believe. Although there is only one choice of cooked breakfast, it is freshly made and quite good. We have stayed here twice and will probably do so again.


Special touch is missing.

3.6 on June 29, 2014

This was the first time we had stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. The building we stayed in was one of two homes the B&B owned. Nothing really special or different than any of the other homes in the neighborhood. There warm and fuzzy feeling just wasn't there. We had more interaction with fellow guests at breakfast then we did with the owners. They need to work on the hospitality part of the business.. making you feel welcome and special.

Innkeeper Response
I am so sorry you did not get that warm and fuzzy feeling from us during your stay last week. I was ill and out of commission and so we were one person down. However, our staff always ask if anyone needs help or has questions at breakfast time, so when guests are busy chatting among themselves and don't speak up we assume that all are happy. We find that our guests are here to discover Chicago or to visit nearby family and are not expecting to spend the evening with us. When we host art or writer salons we often invite our guests, but generally we use our evenings for personal or family time.


Great place, great people

4.4 on June 23, 2014

Quiet, lovely garden, great breakfasts, on direct bus and subway lines to anywhere in Chicago. Just what I needed.


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 15 miles

Directions to property:

O'Hare

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, Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally 2-4 nights on weekends or during heavy convention periods
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 outdoor cats on site Others

About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


Recipes

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  • Nightly Rate $99 - $179
  • Reviews (109) 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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