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Cocktail bar
Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View | Living room | 55-inch Smart TV with satellite channels, TV
King | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Premium Private Quad | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Freehand Chicago

VIP Access

Freehand Chicago

3.5 star property

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, 60611

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier8 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)38 min drive
VIP Access
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  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area

Chicago

Freehand Chicago is located in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Broadway Playhouse and Museum of Contemporary Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Holy Name Cathedral and Merchandise Mart. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or United Center. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Grand Station (Red Line) is just steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Chinese Consulate - 3 min walk
  • Holy Name Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Grant Park - 14 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 40 min drive

Restaurants

  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - River North - 2 min walk
  • Weber Grill - 2 min walk
  • Joe's Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks - 3 min walk
  • Bohemian House - 4 min walk

About this property

Freehand Chicago

3.5-star hotel near Navy Pier
Freehand Chicago is located close to Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park, and provides a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a fireplace in the lobby. The onsite restaurant, Broken Shaker, features local cuisine and happy hour. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a 24-hour gym.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • A water dispenser, multilingual staff, and ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage, smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the proximity to public transit
Room features
All 217 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and showers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, heating, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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 transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 49 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:30 AM: USD 10-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Broken Shaker
  • Cafe Integral

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Accessibility

  • 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)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Biodegradable coffee stirrers
  • Biodegradable drinking straws
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

More

  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

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 allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
Up to 75 lbs
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 1, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property 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.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Freehand Chicago pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs with a maximum weight of up to 75 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Freehand Chicago?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Freehand Chicago on Dec 7, 2022 start from $68.67, 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 Freehand Chicago?

Self parking is available for USD 49 per night.

What time is check-in at Freehand Chicago?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Freehand Chicago?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Freehand Chicago located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral, and Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital are also within 15 minutes. Grand Station (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.

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.

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 450 out of 1001 reviews" "
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" "4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 105 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 79 out of 1001 reviews" "
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 86 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 9%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Kayla
Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The bar and bartender were fantastic, but the actual accommodations were very lacking. We had booked 3 nights and only stayed 1, it was that bad. During the coldest night of the year (15 degrees), the HVAC unit did not consistently emit heat and we were left shivering. The hallways and rooms are very dimly lit and it is clear from rust and peeling paint that not much has been done to truly restore this old building. Within my room, the window blinds were broken and the desk chair was hard and stained, and mildew was present on the shower curtain.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Matt
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
First time at Hostel, little surprised about the concept, but all and all it was good experience, sometimes you just need a shower and a bed while traveling, and thats what you exactly get here.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jennifer Lopez
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing place, I'm going back soon
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Robert
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Only “complaint” is that the rooms are pretty much for sleep only, which may be an issue for some. However, very comfortable bed, roomy bathroom. Stayed on the top floor (17) and nice street view from window. Popular bar at the hotel, friendly and accommodating staff there and in the cafe. If you don’t need in-and-out privileges for parking, staff recommended SpotHero app, which gave me $35 fee for overnight parking, which is “cheap” for the area.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amber
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Experience at Freehand Chicago.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Rachel, West Lafayette
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice property. Very clean and great staff. The rooms are really small but the price makes up for it. Great bar in the lobby. Feels a little bit like a European youth hostel.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Nicholas
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The room was clean, cozy and exactly what was needed.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Satomi
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good

5/5 Excellent

Yanis
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice place, an extremely clean room and bathroom, and the bar in the lobby is really cool with great cocktails! No need to look for a speakeasy
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

James
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing ! No complaints !
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022