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Your stay at this River North hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Chinese Consulate and Holy Name Cathedral. Museum of Contemporary Art and Water Tower Place are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Renovated in 2015
This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a snack bar/deli are also offered.
Luxe linens, free WiFi
The 215 guestrooms offer free WiFi, room service, and premium bedding. Rainfall showerheads, hair dryers, and showers are also available.
Freehand Chicago ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago
Jan 27, 2019 by Mary
Thank you for staying with us!
Jul 13, 2018 by Emilia GM
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to hear your stay was disappointing due to the layout and amenities of the guest room not being as expected. we would love to speak to you more about the issues you encountered; please feel free to contact us and ask for the General Manager. I hope we can see you back again very soon for what I am sure will be a better experience.
Apr 23, 2018 by Emilia GM
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to hear you found the room to be small and the property to be hard to find. I hope we can see you back again very soon for what I am sure will be a better experience.
Apr 5, 2018 by Emilia GM
Hello Cathy, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you found our location and layout ideal for your group. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Close to shops and restaurants and parking
Feb 24, 2018 by Emilia GM
Hello Shasta, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you found our location to be great. I am sorry to hear you found the bed to be uncomfortable; we are checking it now as that is not up to our standards! I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Nov 11, 2017 by Kristen J
Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our environment. We certainly try our hardest to foster that community style. We hope you get the chance to come back to Chicago and stay with us again. Thank you again for your kind words, have a great day!
Sep 26, 2017 by Kristen J
Thank you for choosing the Freehand Chicago, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for the feedback. Thank you again and we hope to see you next time you are in Chicago.
About the Freehand ChicagoLocation 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Freehand Chicago. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Freehand Chicago was completed in May 2015. This 3.5-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.
- 1 building
- 215 guestrooms or units
- 17 levels
- Built in 1927
- Dining venue
- Bar or lounge
- Coffee shop
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning
- Self-service laundry
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Fireplace in lobby
- Television in lobby
- No smoking on site
- Microwave in a common area
- Refrigerator in a common area
- Water dispenser
Family Friendly Amenities
- Free WiFi
- Snack bar/deli
- Laundry facilities
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge)
- Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
- Train station: Millennium Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
- Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge
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.
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- Luxury bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding
- Rainfall showerhead
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Hair dryer
- Blackout drapes
- Air conditioning
- Ensuite bathroom
Food & Drink
For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar specializes in local cuisine. 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.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.
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
- 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 by noon
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.
- No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
- Only service animals are allowed
- Union Pay
- No rollaway/extra beds available
Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
- Deposit: USD 50 per stay
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.
The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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 is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.
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You should know
- Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.