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4.3 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 fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

All 215 rooms feature LCD TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. You'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Room service and desks are also available.

Broken Shaker serves local cuisine. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star River North hotel include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Classic Queen Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$107* Per night/room 22 Nov. - 23 Nov.

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

Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

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

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Freehand Chicago ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago

Everyone (3)
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.

4 out of 5

Central to everything

It was great. Easy to get to everything. Rooms small but nice and water hot.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Apr. 2018 by Emilia GM

Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you loved our location. I am also glad you enjoyed the shower. I hope we can see you back again very soon.

5 out of 5

Fantastic value for money

Small comfortable room, amazing value for money, right in the middle of everything! Definitely would recommend.

Posted by , from australia on 27 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2018 by Emilia GM

Hello Emily, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you found our room to be comfortable and cozy. I'm also glad you loved the location. I hope we can see you back again very soon.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café 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. A complete renovation of Freehand Chicago was completed in May 2015. This Art Deco Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 215 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

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

  • Airport: O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • 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 215 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

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

Guests are limited to booking a maximum of 14 days in a 12 month period in our shared accommodation room types.

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. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as 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.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 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
  • 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)

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 4 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 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.
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