Benedictine Bed and Breakfast

Monastery of the Holy Cross 3111 S. Aberdeen St., Chicago, IL 60608 USA (Show map)


Benedictine B&B offers two comfortable, completely private apartment suites [one is 6 room, the other is 7 room] within the grounds of a real urban monastery. Monks have been welcoming travelers for centuries, and you will be given the same warm welcome. Tucked away in recently renovated area of the monastery whose buildings date to the late 19th century, you will find the comforts of home in an inviting setting.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.6

It's like staying at a friend's house

4.6 on July 09, 2013

We stayed at the Brother's B&B last weekend. When we walked in the door, we realized it was just like staying at a friend's house. There were two bedrooms and a futon; a TV in a family room, a dining room with a big table, and a fridge full of so much food for breakfast, there's no way you could eat it all. Clean, convenient, quiet -- you can't ask for much more.

wonderful place...must stay in chicago!

4.8 on August 19, 2009

From the detail on the pillows on the beds to the exquisite breakfast in the morning...everything about the stay was wonderful. The brothers even made dinner reservations for us when we had to make a side stop for an emergency and were late getting in. LOVELY!!

Great breakfast!

4.8 on January 04, 2009

We had a very nice stay here. The monks were very friendly and apartment was spacious and clean. We were served eggs benedict with fruit, pastry, hashbrowns, and O.J. for breakfast and it was very good.

great b&b

4.6 on September 09, 2008

We stayed in the St. Joseph Suite which was great!

Perfect for family

3.6 on June 08, 2008

We stayed at the Benedictine B & B for a conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The location was very central. The apartment was spacious and my three girls loved having the deck and garden. The monks had a refrigerator full of food for us to make for breakfast. We even got up at 7 a.m. to attend mass and hear them chant. We will stay again.

A Slice of Heaven!

5 on April 21, 2008

We would highly recommend Benedictine Bed and Breakfast to travelers of all religions! Everything about our stay was fabulous. The monks were friendly, helpful and wonderful to talk with. The Monestary very beautiful and charming. The breakfasts huge! It's all thumbs up for us!!!!

A haven durung a tough visit.

4.4 on January 09, 2008

A large group of us traveled to Chicago October 2007 to run in the marathon. Two of us stayed in the apartment and the other 6 rented the guest house. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to stay here. Being runners, we tend to be a bit fussy about our food and we were provided with excellent breakfast on the 2 mornings that we were there. And yes - the pancakes are something else! The bedrooms are clean and quiet and the unit is very well appointed with everything that we needed for a relaxing stay after the troubles of the marathon. I will be back one day, not necessarily to run, but certainly to visit and I will definitely look to staying at the Bed & Breakfast.

Like staying with family

4.4 on January 05, 2008

We had a delightful time staying in the Garden house (not pictured). The recently renovated kitchen is lovely and the monks were quite helpful providing vegan options. No fireplace, but you can control the heat. Not luxurious, but exactly like staying with relatives in your own guest house. Convenient to the subway (a mile away) and downtown (1 stop to the bottom of the loop).

A good place to unwind

5 on September 23, 2007

You can greatly expand your experience by taking advantage of the monks' prayer hours and Masses and spiritual direction. Public transportation is available nearby. A few good restaurants available but not open every night of the week.

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Rooms & Rates

St. Joseph Loft

Accommodations are provided in a 7 room private loft apartment which includes 3 bed rooms [with 2 double beds and one single bed], kitchenette, breakfast room, living room, bath, Free Wifi, TV/DVD, fully air conditioned, private entrance and off street parking in monastery's lot.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Garden House

Garden House is a 6 room private garden apartment which is self-catering. Apartment has a living room, dining room, full bath, kitchen and 2 bedrooms (one double bed, one single). Apartment includes:full kitchen, fouton, private oversize outdoor deck which opens into Monastery's flower and veggie gardens, free parking in Monastery's lot, Free Wifi, TV, DVD. Ideal setting for families.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Financial Districts, Magnificent Mile, Sports Centers, McCormick Place, Loop, Gold Coast, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Hold w/ major credit card.
  • Cancellations: No charges for cancellations up to 15 days prior to arrival. Cancellations 7 days or less before arrival will be charged one night's lodging. Please make arrangemnets for late arrival with the Guestmaster of the monastery.



Benedictine Monks of Chicago

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8:10am
  • Serving Location: Garden House- Self-catering bkfst, St Joseph Loft - Full breakfast, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian