4.6 out of 5

"It was a pleasant stay! Everything was clean and the staff was friendly! " More

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Hotel Description

At The Willows Hotel you'll be 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from Wrigley Field and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo. Highlights at this boutique hotel include free continental breakfast.

All 55 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free newspapers, and safes. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Additionally, refrigerators, minibars, and hair dryers are available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Free breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Lakeview hotel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Lincoln Park and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from John Hancock Center.

Petite Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$82 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Willows Hotel ratings based on 20 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
It was a pleasant stay! Everything was clean and the staff was friendly!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

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5 out of 5

Love it!

We love staying at The Willows! It is a quiet, comfortable, and clean hotel. Great location, close to many things within walking distance. Easy to find, easy to park our car, and great little breakfast in the morning.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel, good location for Cubs games.

The hotel is nice, personnel very friendly & accommodating. Our frustrations were centapedes on the walls & the noise of the elevator next to our room. Difficult to get a good night's rest. The location is very good for many activities.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location in Lincoln Park

Pros: Great location
This little hotel is just off two major streets in Lincoln Park (Broadway and Clark) that have a ton of dining and drinking options... restaurants, wine bars, standard bars, cafes, etc! It's also an easy walk to the Lakefront and Lincoln Park Zoo, or the L if you want to head into downtown. The hotel itself is quaint, with a great continental breakfast. The rooms are small, but have everything you need for a place to sleep among all the great things available to be out seeing and doing. Would highly recommend!

Posted by , from Madison, WI on Apr 18, 2016

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5 out of 5

Loved the quiet neighborhood setting.

Pros: Location
Cons: Valet Parking!!!! This was my biggest complaint!
Location: Great for a walk. Felt safe. Starbucks close. Lake was close.
Stayed overnight with girlfriends. Had great rooms. The staff was more than accommodating. I have and would continue to refer people to this property. One of the best places I have stayed in a long time. I will stay here from now on and stay out of the congestion of the city. Parking was very reasonable, which is hard to find.

Posted by , from Niles, MI on Mar 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice neighborhood hotel

I like to find hotels with character; something with unique room layouts and an interesting neighborhood. This is truly one of those in Lincoln Park. It is close to everything in the neighborhood and also an easy drive or bus ride to the attractions of Chicago. Also, VERY convenient and affordable self-parking.

Posted by , from Iowa on Mar 24, 2015

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3 out of 5
Cons: It is a very welcome amenity to have a complimentary breakfast each morning, but the quality of its offerings should be upgraded quite a lot.
The very nice desk staff, especially Adrian, made check-in and passing-by the desk a very pleasant experience during my stay.

Posted by , from Chicago,Il on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel.

Pros: Proximity for many sites. Cleanliness and customer service of staff.
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo. Michigan Ave. shopping and nearby restaurants.
The staff were exceptionally helpful for any questions we had. The room was great! We had requested adjoining rooms through Travelocity staff who said that would work. When we got there, this hotel does not have adjoining rooms. However, the staff worked with us to have rooms next to each other. Thank you Willows staff. Travelocity staff need to know this kind of information for further bookings.

Posted by , from Illinois on Mar 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great little place!

I loved this hotel! I stayed in Chicago for a Cubs game, and The Willows is just close enough to get there easily, but far enough to avoid the noise from the fans. The service was spectacular, and I loved the vintage feel of the place. I'll definitely stay here the next time I'm in town.

Posted by , from Indianapolis, IN on Jul 24, 2014

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5 out of 5

I would return to the Willows

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
First time staying at the Willows and chose it because of its proximity. The hotel was nice, off the busy main street to keep it quiet. The staff was tremendous in recommending places to eat, shop, etc. I will definitely stay there again when I'm in the area.

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Apr 12, 2013

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 06 November 2017 to 31 January 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Front desk
  • Hallway
  • Lobby

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The boutique The Willows Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1906
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (26.3 km / 16.3 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Clybourn Station (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Willows Hotel offers 55 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than five (5) rooms. Group bookings are subject to a 2 week cancellation policy. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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

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