Welcome Inn Manor

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


1893 Artistically Restored Mini-Mansion-lots of vintage era surprises Book Now! FEATURING FREE PARKING, FREE HOT BREAKFAST AND FREE TRANSPORTATION DROP OFFS AFTER MEALS; and easy to arrange round trip transportation in our shuttle van for a minimal fee. Cheap airport pick-ups vs taxi. Book Now! 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. ALL GUESTS LOVE OUR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE ACCOMMODATIONS OR WILL ARRANGE UBER OR LYFT TRANSPORTATION DISCOUNTS.. -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 the entire in or one entire floor for your party!




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

Anniversary Gift

4.8 on December 09, 2017

My dream of visiting one of the Bronzville brownstones finally came true. We loved the experience and wouldn’t stay anywhere else when traveling to Chicago.

A destination in its own right

5 on November 05, 2017

Where to begin to try a describe this amazing house, my room which was actually more like a suite just blew me away, every attention to detail and comfort was taken care of from the massive bed, huge step up spa bath and all of the art which tied into the Nat King Cole theme The music playing when I walked in created just the right ambience and this permeates throughout the whole manor and so you can’t help but start to relax right away, all of the sitting rooms are comfortable with big couches and more art and books to read … if you love R & B, Soul and Jazz this is the perfect destination, I could have easily just spent my 3 days in Chicago chilling at the house In terms of location the Manor is on Michigan Ave which if your arriving by train is only a five minute walk from 47th Street Station and so easy to get into the city, there are also points of interest nearby such as Barrack Obamas residence Mel the proprietor told me later during my stay that his aim was to not just provide accommodation but to give his guests a memorable experience and he certainly delivered on that. Every morning he served a lovely breakfast in the kitchen and was happy to take anybody where they need to go, this guy honestly can’t do enough for you and will pick up on the little things, in one of my emails to him I had mentioned my interested in music and so on the first night I arrived he took me to a Jazz recital at a local music college that he had been told about and thought I may like … those types of experiences are priceless David Bellerby - Auckland New Zealand

Welcome Inn Manner: Great Accomodations in a Cool Neighborhood

5 on October 08, 2017

I just finished my second stay at Welcome Inn Manor. The first time I stayed there I booked it knowing nothing about the place. I was blown away by the building, the decor, the rooms and the host. Oh yeah and the breakfast as well. Mell is a wonderful host, storyteller, and cook. Needless to say , the Welcome Inn Manor was my first choice the next time I was in Chicago. I was not disappointed on my return visit. I will be back again.

Inn Manor is beautiful, clean and well decorated,also the transportation is very convenient. The breakfast is delicious. Mell, the inn keeper, is very kind and thoughtful. He prepared hot milk for us, acted as a tour guide and drove us to many places for free.

5 on September 03, 2015

Inn Manor is a wonderful place to stay in Chicago. It is very bueatiful, clean and well decorated, making us feel like home. It is very convenient too, close to the subway station and University of Chicago. The breakfast is also delicious. Mell, the inn keeper, is very kind and humororous, prepared hot milk for us after knowing our special need.He drove us to University of Chicago, many scenic spots and also the airport. He offered us snacks when we relaxed in the living roome in the evening. We had a lot conversation with Mell and learned a lot about Chicago from him. We had a very good time at Inn Manor with Mell. Hope to stay here again if we come to Chicago.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Nat King Cole Suite Retreat

Hug Suite with King Bed with Decorative Fireplace in Bedroom. HUGE PRIVATE BATHROOM with Decorative Fireplace, Deluxe Shower for Two, Jacuzzi Tub and Antique Vanity. Additional Rollaway Bed can be Added.

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

JR- Rosenwald Suite Retreat

Medium Size Bedroom with Queen Bed and 2 Sitting Area Antique Chairs with Vintage Table Top and Bedroom Set. LARGE PRIVATE BATHROOM with Tub and Shower. Artistic European Decor. Additional Roll Away Bed can be Added.

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

Lady D Suite Retreat

Medium Size Bedroom with Queen Bed and 2 Sitting Area Antique Chairs with Vintage Bedroom Set. LARGE PRIVATE BATHROOM with Seperate Shower, Seperate Sink/Toilet and Seperate Kitchenette/Sink-Refrigerator. Artistic European Decor. Additional Roll Away Bed can be Added.

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

Saul's Suite

Located on 3rd Floor w/Shared Bath. Queen Bed with Lounge Chairs 3rd Floor Plus Common Area Amenities COMMON AREA KITCHEN COMMON AREA BATHROOM

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Louie's Lounge

COMMON AREA AMENITIES: TwoTwin Antique Beds with Two Lounge Chairs in Medium Size Room and Desktop Desk. 3rd FLOOR SUITE w/Common Area Amenities: COMMON AREA SHARED BATHROOM COMMON AREA KITCHEN with Full Refrigerator and Hot/Cold Drinks Bar and Dinette Set Chairs and Sandwich and Coffee Maker 24 hours. Art & Music Theme Decor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

University Family Quarters

3rd Floor Location- COMMON AREA BATH Huge Room with Queen Bed, Full Size Couch sleeps two adults, coffee table and credenza workstations, large flat screen tv and massage chair. 3rd Floor Plus Common Area Amenities COMMON AREA BATHROOM COMMON AREA KITCHEN

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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: Yes
  • 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
  • Cancellations: 30 Days in Advance.



Mell & Angie

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We produce Unique Tours for Chicago's Under-Discovered Neighborhoods. We enjoy 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