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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
32-inch LCD TV with digital channels, TV
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very good
1,703 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Gym
Business Services
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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Explore the area

Popular LocationChicago Riverwalk8 min walk
Popular LocationNorthwestern Memorial Hospital8 min walk
Popular LocationChicago Water Tower9 min walk
AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)26 min drive

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  • Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPrivate Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)
  • Classic Queen Room (Private)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Queen Room (Private)
  • Classic King Room (Private)

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic King Room (Private)
  • Premium Queen Room (Private)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremium Queen Room (Private)
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 84 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsSignature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View
  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, Freehand Chicago is in Chicago's River North neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Museum of Contemporary Art and Broadway Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Holy Name Cathedral and Merchandise Mart. Navy Pier and Lincoln Park Zoo are not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Grand Station (Red Line) is just steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes by foot.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Chicago Riverwalk - 8 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Chicago Water Tower - 9 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 11 min walk
  • John Hancock Center - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Broken Shaker — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Integral — 1 min walk
  • Benny's Chop House - 3 min walk
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Grand Lux Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Freehand Chicago

Art Deco Chicago hotel in River North, walk to Northwestern Memorial Hospital
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and self parking. All 215 rooms feature modern comforts such as LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and rainfall showerheads.
Freehand Chicago offers 215 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: USD 39.00 per night

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – May 2015
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

More

  • Desk
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests are limited to booking a maximum of 14 days in a 12 month period in our shared accommodation room types.
Property registration number Hotel License

We should mention

Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Freehand Chicago Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Freehand Chicago and receive a full refund?
Yes, Freehand Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Freehand Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Freehand Chicago pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Freehand Chicago?
Self-parking is available for USD 39.00 per night.
What time is check-in at Freehand Chicago?
Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Freehand Chicago?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is Freehand Chicago located?
Located in River North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Museum of Contemporary Art and Water Tower Place are also within 15 minutes. Grand Station (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.
4.1
Very good
1,703 reviews
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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1 - Terrible
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is fantastic! So close from many cool places to visit! Private room was super nice and welcoming. Loved it!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
We upgraded to the penthouse because the deluxe king room was super tiny. Overall I really loved this hotel but it was not the cleanest.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was quiet (very quiet) clean. Unfortunately it did not have a microwave but at least there was one in lobby. Good price.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Amanda is really sweet to everyone. And I always appreciate my interactions with her.
Stayed 14 nights in Aug 2020