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4.2 of 5 guest rating
Room type What's included Nightly price per room Book
Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
215 square feet
4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Other room types
Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)
215 square feet
1 Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View
Room with view
1,001 square feet
4 Twin Beds and 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 6 children)
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Classic Queen Room (Private)
161 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Classic King Room (Private)
161 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Premium King Room (Private)
172 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
215 square feet
4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)
215 square feet
1 Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Premium Queen Room (Private)
172 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
3.5-star Chicago hotel in River North, walk to Tribune Tower

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Location

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 is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station is 7 minutes.

Hotel Features

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.

Room Amenities

All 215 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and premium bedding. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, hair dryers, and showers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This business-friendly hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Freehand Chicago is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in
  • Library
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Restaurant
  • Year Built 1927
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Total number of rooms - 215
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Television in common areas
  • Number of floors - 17
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Freehand Chicago offers 215 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Towels provided
  • Desk
  • Linens provided
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Premium bedding
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Heating
  • Shower only

Where to Eat

Local cuisine breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Cafe Integral - This cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 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.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This hotel's policy is to accept bookings for shared accommodations from non-local guests only. Guests whose residence is within Chicago will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests are limited to booking a maximum of 14 days in a 12 month period in our shared accommodation room types. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Freehand Chicago Hotel
  • Freehand Hotel
  • Freehand Chicago
  • Freehand
  • Freehand Hotel Chicago

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.

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