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4.0 out of 5

"Clean, good bar, ensuites in rooms. Good location. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 28 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

Freehand Chicago puts you in the heart of Chicago, steps from Chinese Consulate and within a 10-minute stroll of Holy Name Cathedral. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a bar/lounge.

Broken Shaker serves local cuisine. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a gym, and a coffee shop/cafe. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Downtown Chicago hotel include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Water Tower Place.

Classic Queen Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$146* Per night/room 16 Oct. - 17 Oct.

Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Queen Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Freehand Chicago ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago

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4 out of 5
Clean, good bar, ensuites in rooms. Good location.

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Oct. 2019 by JD

Amazing!Thank you for staying with us at The Freehand Chicago! We're happy you enjoying yourself.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Freehand Chicago. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 217 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Station (Red Line) (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Freehand Chicago offers 217 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar specializes in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Cafe Integral - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, Union Pay, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 50 mi (80 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Children stay free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 1
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Water dispenser use by guests actively encouraged

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.