4.5 out of 5

"Pleasantly surprised by the experience at this hotel. Super friendly and helpful staff. Was easy to call for the shuttle and set up times back and f ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Carlton Inn Midway, you'll be 12.3 km (7.7 mi) from McCormick Place and 13.3 km (8.2 mi) from University of Illinois Chicago. Highlights at this motel include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle.

All 72 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has concierge services. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of extended parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Archer Heights motel include Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge.

Carlton Inn Midway ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice hotel with shuttle close to Midway airport w

Pleasantly surprised by the experience at this hotel. Super friendly and helpful staff. Was easy to call for the shuttle and set up times back and forth to the airport. The rooms are not super big, but they are clean, comfortable, and safe. The continental breakfast was good and the staff helpful and friendly. Would consider staying here again when we just come to visit the city. Not just cuz we're flying in and out of Midway.

Posted by , from glenwood iowa on Feb 17, 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: Conveniently located for our needs. Staff all very nice and helpful. Serve an adequate breakfast. The rooms are reasonably priced and nice size.
Cons: Parking near room. There were about 9 cars that didn't move all week, but not many people at breakfast.. Put old bathmat at door to wipe shoes. Beds.
Location: Close to transportation and easy drive to downtown. Plenty of restaurants within easy drive.
Our second stay, and we'll return. Meets our needs: conveniently located to public transportation as well as to highways, welcoming staff, decent breakfast, free parking, clean room, Appreciate having a couch in the room.

Posted by , from Alabama on Jan 2, 2018

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5 out of 5

A very pleasant surprise

A very pleasant surprise. It was a motel with a very large scale hotel accommodations. The staff was very friendly. My bed was very comfortable every night. They were very concerned about our needs and comfort. I will consider using them again

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very happy

The staff were very friendly and pleasant they gave me great information when I checked in about the local area and anything I would need.. they are also pet friendly which is a huge plus!!! The room was clean and smelled good, they had plenty of fluffy pillows which I love and the beds were a decent size

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to Midway Airport

Pros: Convenient to airport and airport parking.
Cons: Needs renovation. Very old.
Location: Near Midway Airport.
We just needed a place to stay when we got in to Midway Airport very late at night. This hotel was very close to the Park/Ride/Fly facility that we left our car at while we were on vacation. The front office staff were very welcoming even at almost 11:00 at night. We didn't have any trouble getting our room immediately. It was a nice ground floor room and had everything we needed. Small refrigerator, microwave, TV, etc. The room was clean, but the building is very old and in need of major renovations. Torn carpeting, old draperies, etc. but everything worked and the bed was very comfortable. Plenty of hot water in the shower/tub. Check-out is at noon, so we were able to sleep in after out long flight. I would recommend this hotel if you just need someplace to spend the night.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice room and clean

Pros: The location was good, easy to find
Cons: Better lights in the back hallway. it was a little intimidating when I first entered, but it was fine.
Location: The staff was very helpful and there were many places to eat.
The hotel even though is was an older style motel, was very clean and the staff helpful. The shuttle to MacCormick center was inexpensive and timely. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

Posted by , from Cleveland on Oct 5, 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel close to Midway.

The staff was very helpful & nice! Would definitely stay there again. Very nice breakfast also.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015

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4 out of 5

Personal Service

With a free airport shuttle, wi fi, breakfast, and helpful, friendly staff, I recommend the Carlton Inn. The staff will assist you in places to go and give good direction on how to get there (it's also walking distance from the train). The rooms are clean but a little small and some of the items (sink, bathtub, etc.) are aged. It's a pretty good value and location though. 

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great service ,clean non smoking room would recomend Carlton Inn.

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Nothing close
From the pickup at Midway airport, to check out, great staff and service. If your wanting a clean non smoking room, its a good place to stay. Somewhat pricey,fairly close to Midway airport and to the CTA Orange Line" El".

Posted by , from Florida on Jun 30, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great location and price

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, free and convenient parking
I was very pleased with this room for the price. It was very clean and modern and in a convenient location not far from I-55. It was very quiet and a parking space was available right outside my door all six nights. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Minor things I would suggest: 1) Provide some type of low intensity desk light that could be used as a night light without getting in your eyes. 2) I would have liked a larger selection on the breakfast bar and more tables, but probably not doable in the limited space they have.

Posted by , from Warner Robins, GA on Dec 8, 2011

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Property Features

WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is served daily. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Carlton Inn Midway. Free self parking is available.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2000
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cicero Station (7 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Pulaski Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Carlton Inn Midway offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2017.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property offers airport shuttle pickup service from Midway Airport only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 7.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

  • No elevators
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Minimum guest age is


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Extended parking fee: USD 12.00 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 7.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Carlton Inn Midway
  • Carlton Inn Midway Chicago
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  • Carlton Midway Inn
  • Carlton Hotel Chicago
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You should know

  • Carlton Inn Midway offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).