Welcome Inn Manor

4563 S Michigan Ave , Chicago, IL 60653 USA (Show map)


Enjoy our popular free transportation drop off services after a fresh hot meal especially with hot or cold weather conditions. Located just 3 miles Near McCormick Convention Center and University of Chicago, the inn is only 5 miles away from downtown near 50 popular sites. Or walk 3 blocks to EL trains and connect to many other neighborhoods to explore. Be sure to contact the innkeepers about group rates, including renting an entire floor.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Amazing experience!

5 on May 27, 2015

Wonderful hosts! Wonderful place! Wonderful food! Definitely would do it again next time we are in Chicago!

charming place and accommodation

4.6 on May 24, 2015

the B&B Hotel was very charming and in a quiet area. The Manager was very helpful in giving us a very good breakfast and service including a drive every day to the Mc Cormic place and other places - very nice and thank you again. We will come again.

A Great Stay

5 on May 18, 2015

My wife had surgery recently at the University of Chicago Hospital which required an eight day stay in the City. Our experience at the Welcome Inn Manor Bed and Breakfast could not have been better. We were greeted at check in with warm hospitality which helped to calm anxiety of the upcoming procedure. Every need that arose throughout this experience was met above and beyond expectations, to include; early morning rides to the hospital, assisting with getting back to the B&B upon discharge, and even traveling to the drug store for medications. It was especially nice to have Mell and Angie waiting for me at the end of each day while my wife was in the hospital to discuss the day’s events and unwind. We will be returning to Chicago for some follow up visits, and will definitely being staying the Welcome Inn Manor!


5 on May 18, 2015

From the pickup at the airport to the gourmet daily breakfasts (at whatever hour of the morning suits your schedule), to the excellent local recommendations, Mell is the consummate host. He was always ready with friendly conversation, recommendations for finding great food and music, and even provided a bottle of wine to unwind in the evening. This lovely B&B is a bit off the beaten path, but was very convenient for my visit to the U of Chicago. The accommodations are unique and spectacular, while still priced to compete. Every room has been lovingly restored from the original 1890s brownstone manor to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodations while retaining the original charm of the place. When traveling for business I'm used to staying in the standard Hyatts, Marriotts, etc. Instead, if you want a place with some character and a personal touch, you can't do better than the Welcome Inn Manor!

Great Trip to Chicago

5 on March 25, 2015

We absolutely loved our visit to the Welcome Inn. Mel and Angie greeted us like we were family. The food was great, convenience was beyond our expectations, and the atmosphere was very warm and accommodating. Highly recommend.

Even in a blizzard, warm hospitality and beautiful rooms.

5 on February 16, 2015

This was a second stay for us, both related to a Library Conference. The building is beautiful, the rooms very well appointed, but the hospitality exceeds all. Mell and Angie were dealing with a record breaking blizzard, canceled plans for the Super Bowl Party and family obligation, but they took care of our every need. In addition to providing wonderful gourmet breakfasts, they even hand -elivered a Soul Food Sunday brunch when the snow made traveling difficult. Beautiful art and music surround the visitor, history lessons about the Bronzeville neighborhood enrich the experience, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere through it all. The Nat King Cole room has a jacuzzi tub, large shower and multiple areas to sit and relax in the Suite. Music pipes in through the rooms, jazz. surrounds you. Cannot say enough to recommend the place and the people. Plus we gratefully accepted Mell's generous drives to the Convention Center, which is only 3 miles away, a walk or bus ride in the summer, but in winter, more of a challenge. Our only regret is that we could not follow up on Mell's insider recommendations for jazz and blues clubs. Nest time. Visit The Welcome Inn on your next trip to Chicago, you will not regret it!

Gorgeous home

5 on February 13, 2015

My stay at this bed and breakfast was a wonderful experience. Mell and Angie were very hospitable. They both made me feel safe and at home. The breakfasts on both mornings were very enjoyable and filling. I really appreciated the care that they took to showing me the way to get access to public transit or other options for getting through different parts of the city. I hope to get back someday soon for another visit!

Sister Christmas trip to Chicago

5 on December 15, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Welcome Inn Manor. The innkeepers were gracious and offered many helpful suggestions for dining, siteseeing and shopping. The inn was an experience in itself. A beautifully restored four story mansion with period furnishings alongside modern amenities. Looking forward to our next visit!!!!!!!

Felt like "home." Luxuriously appointed. Great hospitality and food.

4.8 on November 28, 2014

Stayed in the Nat King Cole suite...absolutely fabulous! The huge bath room with the spa tub was the highlight of my stay. Love it!


5 on November 02, 2014

Amazing old house, great hosts, loved the stay

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Rooms & Rates

Nat King Cole Retreat

King Size Bed, Whirlpool Tub, 2 Fireplaces, Deluxe Kohler Shower for Two, Two Flat Screen TV's, In Room IPod/CD Player; Several Large Lounging Chair Areas in Bedroom and Bath Area, SERTA Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Vanity, with Seperate Toilet and Bidet , All Natural Tiles, Floors, Stained Glass Windows, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFF FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 DAYS

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Lady D Suite Retreat

Queen Size Unique Antique Bed, Separate Toilet/Sink from Shower Area, In-Room Electric Stove/Refrigerator/Sink, Flat Screen TV, In-Room, Ipod and CD Player- Large Deck and Oversized Backyard on Corner Lot in Common Area, Serta Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Decor, All Natural Tiles, Floors and Stained Glass, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFFS FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 NIGHTS OR MORE.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $190

JR's Retreat

Queen Size Antique Custom Bed, 1 Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, In Room IPod/CD Player; Large Deck and Oversized Backyard on Corner Lot of Common Area, Serta Sleeper Beds and Pillows and 800 Count Cotton Sheets, Antique Designer Decor, All Natural Tiles, Original Staircase, Stained Glass Windows and Floors, Hand Made Bedspreads and Shower Curtains, Artistic Ambiance and more much more. FREE SHUTTLE DROP OFFS FOR GUESTS STAYING 3 NIGHTS OR MORE.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

University 3Bed Apt Suite

Especially for groups,families and friends traveling together to conserve expenses, stay in this entire 3 bedroom private level suite on the 3rd floor of this mini mansion including Louie's Lounge-(2)Twin Beds, Saul's Suite- Queen Bed 2 high back chairs, University Quarters-Full Size Bed, Massage Chair, Air Hockey Table, Huge Leather Couch, Credenza Workstation and Flat Screen Cable TV and more. SHARE A FULL BATH WITH A SEPARATE SHOWER AND ANTIQUE CLAW FOOT TUB. In addition to the common area on the first floor, this private floor has a common area dining area table/chairs, snack/wet bar, fu

  • Maximum Capacity: 9
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $399 - $459

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Location Type

1/4 mile from 90/94 Highway, 1 mile from Lakeshore Drive, 11 miiles from Hwy 294, 3 miles off of Highway 55, 3 miles off of Highway 57, 20 miles from Hwy 355, Airport, Downtown, Lakefront, Wine country


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, MCCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER, 10 MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN LOOP, CEULLULAR FIELD- WHITE SOX PARK, ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Computer, Copier, Outdoor grilling, Parking, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Free Hot Breakfast, Free Transportation Drop Off, Free Wi Fi, Private Floor Suites, Private Baths, Restored Staircase, Floors and Doors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities


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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 10am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Usually we require 2 or 3 day minimum stay depending on season.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A $200.00 is required with a credit card to guarantee the room rate at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 30 Days in Advance.




Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Tennis, Wine Tasting, Walking on Lakeftont, Neighborhood Development and Volunteering, Historic House and Bike Tours, Dinner and Brunch Parties and Special Events

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  • Time Served: 9-10am
  • Serving Location: Eat In Kitchen and Outside Deck, Formal Dining Room w/Fireplace, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , CONTINENTAL OPTION

Signature Dish

Angie's Hearty Breakfast Casserole
Grilled Vegetable and Cracked Cheese & Rosemary Omlette Shrimp Frittata with Basil,Feta, Brocolli plus Cajun Spiced Potatoes Angie's Hearty Vegetable Breakfast Casserole and Southern Grits Mell's Low Cal Yogurt & Grain Medley with Fresh Fruits Indiana Country Smoked Spiced Sausage with Wild Rice & Gravy Alabama Baked Biscuits or Whole Grain Sweet Potato Waffles or Rolls Good Earth Organic Spice Teas Crispy Pan Seared Chicken & Chocolate Chip Waffles Pumpkin Spice Country Wihle Grain Waffles