Freehand Chicago

8,5
Excellent

Based on 5 518 reviews
 
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
  +1 312 940 3699
Freehand Chicago - Chicago, IL, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1,9 km
Location rating 9,7
Nearest airport Chicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport 24,9 km

Rooms

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Queen rooms

R1027+

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R1127 per night
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R1455 per night
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R1697 per night
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R1748 per night

Double rooms

R1189+

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R1189 per night
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R1197 per night
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R1410 per night
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R1444 per night
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R1509 per night
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R1882 per night
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R2198 per night
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R2256 per night

Premium rooms

R1088+

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R1254 per night
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R1880 per night
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R2336 per night
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R2481 per night
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R2883 per night
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R3197 per night
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R4393 per night

Deluxe rooms

R2769+

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R2769 per night

King rooms

R3805+

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R3805 per night

Standard rooms

R966+

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R1206+

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Reviews

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Traveller rating

726
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22
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beds are very comfortable in 66 reviews
breakfast was good in 257 reviews
close to everything downtown in 45 reviews
coffee shop in 16 reviews
friendly staff in 329 reviews
good hostel in 122 reviews
good price in 78 reviews
great bar in 143 reviews
great location in 566 reviews
great place in 13 reviews
heart of chicago in 12 reviews
little bit in 43 reviews
magnificent mile in 20 reviews
natural light in 10 reviews
online payment in 4 reviews
private bathroom in 102 reviews
red line in 47 reviews
small room in 557 reviews
  • Excellent
    Apr 2019
    9,7

    NEARLY EVERYTHING

    The bed was a little wonky

  • Excellent
    Aug 2018
    9,7

    The atmosphere at Freehand was excellent. Everything from the decor to the staff was super welcoming. I would stay there again.

    The only downside we’re the rooms were a little small. I don’t mind small rooms but with two people it made it a little difficult to navigate around.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2018
    8,8

    I’d definitely stay here again

    Location is perfect. Down town close to all transportation. Price was reasonable. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

    Window in room didn’t open and no air circulation.

  • Good
    Aug 2018
    8,0

    Trendy but tight

    Great location - within walking distance of many attractions, like The House of Blue, Chicago Riverwalk, Magnificent Mile, and eateries. Also conveniently located for public transportation - within one block of the "L" System and close to many bus lines. Trendy - not your conventional décor. The tiles in the shower set it apart from molded walls in many hotels. Argan line of toiletries provided. Fitness Center - small but adequately equipped. Activities - we took advantage of the architectural tour which was informative. There were other interesting activities we would have joined but we didn't have the time.

    Our room was tight. The queen bed pretty much took up the whole space. Not a lot of surface on which to put things. Small closet had only two hangers. My husband did not find the bed comfortable - the mattress was relatively thin and on a platform (instead of box spring).

  • Good
    Dec 2017
    7,4

    fun place

    great location, very funky bar and set up on first floor, clean spaces and a fun experience with lots of young travelers visiting chicago so it has a great international feel to it. almost like a high end youth hostel in a way

    got quite a bit of an attitude with first reception at desk... but next morning, a different person at front desk was terrific. free breakfast doesn't really include many options

  • Excellent
    Dec 2017
    10,0

    A great place in a great city

    The Freehand is a place that my fiance and I visit at least once annual (anniversary) and we decided to come back again! Always a pleasant stay, really nice staff, and lovely decor and overall vibe. LOVE the Freehand!

  • Good
    Oct 2017
    7,7

    great location; clean accommodations

    fantastic location. easy access to public transportation, especially for rides to/from o’hare. walkable to activities/locations like millennium park, river walk, shopping, etc. cleaning staff is pretty thorough in keeping the room and bathroom clean and tidy.

    front desk staff could be friendlier and more helpful. breakfast can be improved— food offerings and how it is served. it was chaotic trying to get my bread toasted and coffee poured into a cup.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2017
    9,4

    Best bed! Very comfortable

  • Good
    Feb 2017
    6,5

    meh.

    Staff was sympathetic and helpful. The location and both the restaurant and cafe in the lobby were awesome.

    They were having a lot of maintenance issues during our stay. Pipes broke in the rooms next to us so the fire escape doors were open. Our heating/cooling system didn't work in our room and the best they could do was give us a fan and some drink tickets. The icing on the cake was being harassed by two bros in the elevator.

  • Poor
    Nov 2016
    2,0

    Check in

    Being as I did not have a credit card I was NOT allowed to check in and my mother paid for it on line and is now being told she can not get a refund

  • Excellent
    Nov 2016
    10,0

    Booked a private room, instead of one of the shared rooms. Small, and I mean very small room, but I booked for the location. Room was clean, comfortable bed. Great entertainment downstairs in the lobby with a great bar. Good location for night life.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2016
    10,0

    My favorite hotel

    Staff is friendly and down to earth. Quickly respond to your needs. Lots of world travelers stay here. Ask for the cocoa puff old fashioned at the bar. It's awesome.

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About

Overview

Freehand Chicago offers guests hip and modern lodgings and an atmosphere that celebrates sociality. It's an ideal hotel for groups, business travelers, and families alike, welcoming all guests with its warm and stylish setting. Located on the north side of Chicago near Magnificent Mile, Freehand Chicago is close to many local cultural attractions, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Cultural Center, as well as countless restaurants and shops. Accommodations at Freehand Chicago are designed to suit the needs of different types of travelers. Guest can choose a King private room with bathroom, work station, and city or standard views, an ADA-compliant Queen private room with accessible bathrooms, or Quad rooms with four twin-sized bunk beds, seating areas, and mini bar that can be shared or private. Rooms are designed by Roman and Williams and feature contemporary and clean accents. Freehand Chicago has complimentary wi-fi throughout its premises, making it an excellent spot for guests to catch up with friends and work during their stay. There's an onsite gym, so guests can keep up with their fitness routine no matter how far from home they may be. The hotel also hosts yoga happy hours, DJ events, free bingo on Saturdays, tarot Tuesdays, and much more at its café and lounge. Speaking of its café and lounge, Freehand Chicago’s dining and drinking options are as spirited and inspired as its lodgings. Visit Broken Shaker to see why it's been dubbed Chicago’s best hotel bar and indulge in perfectly-crafted and imaginative cocktails. And for crave-worthy Nicaraguan coffees, breakfast, and lunch, stop by Café Integral, where guests can feed their bellies and their souls. Charming surroundings and welcoming staff are only the beginning at Freehand Chicago.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,5 Excellent

Based on 5 518 reviews

9,7

Location

9,0

Vibe

5,7

Breakfast

4,5

Comfort

Things to know

  • Clean rooms
  • Impressive bathroom
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Night club
Safe
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Lift
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Linens
Towels

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Magnificent Mile 373 m
  • Chicago Riverwalk 0,6 km
  • Chicago Theater 0,8 km
  • 360 CHICAGO 0,8 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center 1 km
  • Cloud Gate 1,1 km

Getting around

Chicago Midway 15,3 km
Chicago O'Hare Intl 24,9 km
Chicago-Union 1,9 km
Summit, Illinois 18,6 km

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