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Superior Suite, 1 King Bed | Living area | LCD TV
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Superior Suite, 1 King Bed | View from room
Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Carleton of Oak Park

Carleton of Oak Park

3.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Top rated for cleanliness (4.4/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL, 60302

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationConcordia University Chicago2 min drive
  • Popular LocationDominican University7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrookfield Zoo12 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)27 min drive

Room options

About this area

Oak Park

In the historical district and near a metro station, Carleton of Oak Park is in a walkable area with good shopping. Shoppers can check out Michigan Avenue, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Millennium Park and Chicago Riverwalk. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or Wrigley Field.

What's nearby

  • Concordia University Chicago - 2 min drive
  • Dominican University - 7 min drive
  • Brookfield Zoo - 12 min drive
  • Willis Tower - 15 min drive
  • United Center - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Harlem-Lake Station (Green Line) - 2 min walk
  • Oak Park Station - 4 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 27 min drive


  • Marion Street Cheese Market - 2 min walk
  • Munch - 3 min walk
  • The Sugar Fixe - 4 min walk
  • Lake Street Kitchen and Bar - 5 min walk
  • Lou Malnati's - 6 min walk

About this property

Carleton of Oak Park

3-star boutique hotel in the historical district
Consider a stay at Carleton of Oak Park and take advantage of dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby, and 2 bars. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a gym and a business center.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), wedding services, and meeting rooms
  • ATM/banking services, luggage storage, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Carleton of Oak Park offer thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free weekday newspapers. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 8.00-15.00 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (2500 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom


  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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92% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3 PM - 1 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.00 and USD 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Carleton Hotel Oak Park
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Oak Park Carleton
Carleton Of Oak Park
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Frequently asked questions

Is Carleton of Oak Park pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Carleton of Oak Park?

As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Carleton of Oak Park on Oct 13, 2022 start from $144.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Carleton of Oak Park?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Carleton of Oak Park?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 1 AM.

What time is check-out at Carleton of Oak Park?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Carleton of Oak Park located?

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Concordia University Chicago and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Dominican University. Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park are also within 12 mi (20 km). Harlem-Lake Station (Green Line) and Oak Park Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Carleton of Oak Park and receive a full refund?

Yes, Carleton of Oak Park offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Carleton of Oak Park cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 508 out of 1001 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 332 out of 1001 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 111 out of 1001 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 35 out of 1001 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 1001 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Paul, Puyallup
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a nice enough property in a shopping area outside of the heart of Chicago. The rooms were clean and the staff was scarce, but friendly. The parking is pretty sketchy and down an alley behind the hotel with many vagrants loitering about. All the vending machines we tried in the hotel were either broken or empty.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Sharon, Indianapolis
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed my room but was disappointed in the after hours response for access. They should just install a card reader for room keys to access the hotel after hours so you don't have to wait for someone to open the door.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We have been coming here for years. The staff has always been excellent, and we like the history of the hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Charming vintage hotel
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really enjoyed this area a lot! Super cute and ridiculously close to the train station!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

susan, Cookeville
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It is a really neat older hotel, with beautiful wood working and cool fireplace in the lobby. The restaurant/bar was excellent! Food was awesome and we had the best service. You can walk to some great restaurants and shopping
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Asher, Fredericksburg
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The perfect location for transport and dining.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a nice hotel but check-in can be awkward. Even so, I'd consider staying here again. The location is great, the place is clean and quiet, the rooms are nice, the bed was firm, and nearly all of the staff members I dealt with were great. Parking is distributed in multiple lots around the location, up to a block away, but it's free and I had no problems after I had checked in and knew what to look for. I felt safe walking back from where I parked. I arrived late at night (about 12:45am) and had several problems with checkin: - The entrance was difficult to find. Google Maps directed me to a door on a side street that was locked. A sign said to enter around the corner. After a few minutes I found another entrance (it seems to be their main one now) semi-hidden behind a restaurant's outdoor seating area. - There was no one at the front desk. There was no bell or buzzer so I kept calling the hotel on my cell phone (I could hear the phone ringing) until someone showed up at 1am. - I had to carry my luggage up a half flight of stairs because the elevators don't reach the floor where the reception desk is. I think they do reach the one where that side entrance is (the one with the locked door), and there's another that does reach the floor with the lobby, but it doesn't service the room that I was in. As a first time visitor I can't quite give this place 4 stars, but it's very nice once you know how to handle its quirks.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Terrific meal at the on site Italian restaurant. The only negative was the room in the WC was a bit on the tight side. Should have used a pocket door. I know--picky picky. Really liked this place.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sara, St Louis
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice dining options great location we stay here when come to visit our grandson in college always a pleasant experience
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022