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

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
1,833 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

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Explore the area

Popular LocationChinese Consulate3 min walk
Popular LocationHoly Name Cathedral5 min walk
RestaurantWatershed1 min walk
RestaurantPops For Champagne1 min walk
AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)25 min drive

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  • Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Classic Queen Room (Private)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Classic King Room (Private)

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premium Queen Room (Private)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Premium King Room (Private)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 900 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 4 Twin Beds and 1 Queen Bed
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  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Beds
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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, Freehand Chicago is in Chicago's River North neighborhood, 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 to public transportation: 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

  • Chinese Consulate - 3 min walk
  • Holy Name Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s - 6 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 8 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • Broken Shaker — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Integral — 1 min walk
  • Watershed - 1 min walk
  • Pops For Champagne - 1 min walk
  • Pizzeria UNO - 1 min walk
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About this property

Freehand Chicago

Art Deco Chicago hotel in River North, walk to Northwestern Memorial Hospital
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, 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 like LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Guests will also find room service, premium bedding, and rainfall showerheads.
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.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 39.00 per night

Food and drink

1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Elevator

Guest services

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

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Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

Hair dryer
Rainfall showerhead
Shower
Towels

Entertainment

32-inch LCD TV
Digital channels

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Desk
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 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

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 9.39 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Additional inclusions

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 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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • 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.

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 this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is this property 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.

Guest reviews

4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
875
4 - Good
614
3 - Okay
167
2 - Mediocre
88
1 - Poor
89
4.3
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

At the heart of downtown Chicago - convenient location for bars, cafes, restaurants, food and shopping stores, public transportation, state and federal offices, job staffing companies, etc. and of course, at a reasonable price.

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

3/5

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    When I booked, I was meant to get free breakfast- that wasn’t offered- very disappointed!!

    Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The Location Was goog but a very small and dark place

    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020