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.
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
4.4 on November 23, 2014
Nice location. Locking garage for parking was wonderful. Very nice staff.
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!
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
5 on October 31, 2014
It seemed to us that Two Urns innkeepers have thought of every possible detail. We enjoyed our visit.
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.
5 on October 27, 2014
This B&B is a gem in Chicago. It is perfectly situated for exploring Wicker Park and is very close to a train station for venturing out to other Chicago neighborhoods. The rooms are homey, the beds comfortable, and they provide every toiletry amenity! It's like staying as a guest in a friend's house! And the breakfast - delicious! They even accommodated me with scrambled eggs when French toast was on the daily menu. One consideration to note: request where your room is located - I was in the house across the street and it's a fairly narrow and steep climb up a flight of stairs, so be prepared (and pack accordingly)!
3.0 on October 22, 2014
Maybe I have high expectations, but this venue was fine. It was pleasant (though a bit noisy because you could hear the other occupants) and clean. Breakfast was lovely and the staff was friendly. Which is what I expect and why I like to stay at a B&B!
5 on October 21, 2014
Stayed in the lovely & spacious King room for five nights. All was good. The King was on the street side, upstairs (narrow) and shared a kitchen, dining room, sitting room & patio with two other rooms, one a single & one a double. We had the whole floor to ourselves for two nights & barely saw the other guests the other nights. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with all sorts of cooking implements. And the bathroom equally well stocked. Noise was not an issue other than one wee hours arrival of ? ??? perhaps the downstairs guests. Only noticed it one night. The breakfasts were superb, pleasantly presented & more than ample. Our hosts, Kapra & MIquel, were very accommodating and happy to offer suggestions for activities and to answer our questions. Our room was in the unit across from the main house where breakfast was served. So, in snow or sleet, you'd want to be sure to bundle up before venturing over to eat. Also, breakfast is arranged in 15 minute intervals, so you need to decide on your desired time beforehand. We did so pretty much day to day and it wasn't a problem getting the time slot we wanted. A note about the permitted street parking offered: the permit does not guarantee you a spot, just allows you 24 hrs should you find one. We didn't have a problem, but we made a point of not moving our car so that we wouldn't have to deal with no parking readily available.. Do note that there is a big paid lot a few doors down that seemed to always have availability should you have a hard time finding parking. Also, the permitted parking is for 24 hours from when you apply your sticker each day, so you have to work with that. Our King room actually included garage parking, but our vehicle was oversized, so we traded for the permit parking. Some of the other units have off street, non-permit parking that would be less of a hassle. Review police say too long, have to top now!
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Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 15 miles
3 blocks west of I90-94 at Division exit 49A or 1-1/2 blocks from the O'Hare Blue Line subway Division stop.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Near art galleries, alternative music and theatre venues, Picnic area, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
Copier, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer , 2 miles from downtown/Loop; 5 miles to McCormick P, laundry, free parking
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
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Sightseeing, World Class Museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez
English, French, German, Spanish
2 outdoor cats on site
A video artist, her multi-talented poet husband and her young daughter are your hosts.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Vegan
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.