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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
32-inch LCD TV with digital channels, TV
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
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Freehand Chicago

3.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChinese Consulate3 min walk
    Popular LocationHoly Name Cathedral5 min walk
    Popular LocationRonald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s6 min walk
    AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)27 min drive

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  • Premium Queen Room (Private)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPremium Queen Room (Private)
  • Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsPrivate Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 84 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 4 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSignature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)
  • Classic King Room (Private)

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic King Room (Private)
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsPremium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
  • Classic Queen Room (Private)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsClassic Queen Room (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

About this area

Chicago

Located in Chicago's River North neighbourhood, Freehand Chicago is in the city centre and near the beach. Museum of Contemporary Art and Broadway Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Holy Name Cathedral and Merchandise Mart. Navy Pier and Lincoln Park Zoo are not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: Grand Station (Red Line) is just steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes on foot.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Chinese Consulate - 3 min walk
  • Holy Name Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s - 6 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 8 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Broken Shaker – Cocktail bar offering local cuisine. Open daily, happy hour available.
  • Cafe Integral – Café with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and light fare daily.
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About this property

Freehand Chicago

Art Deco Chicago hotel in River North, walk to Northwestern Memorial Hospital
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre 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. All 215 rooms feature modern comforts such as LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Guests will also find room service, premium bedding and rainfall showerheads.
Freehand Chicago offers 215 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 39.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

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

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – May 2015
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

More

  • Desk
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 4 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Self-parking fee: USD 39.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
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.
Property registration number Hotel License

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

Property is also known as

Freehand Chicago Hotel
Freehand Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Freehand Chicago and receive a full refund?
Yes, Freehand Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Freehand Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Freehand Chicago?
As of 22 Jan,2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Freehand Chicago on 24 Jan,2021 start from SG$108, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Freehand Chicago pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Freehand Chicago?
Self-parking is available for USD 39.00 per night.
What time is check-in at Freehand Chicago?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Freehand Chicago?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is Freehand Chicago located?
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 (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.
4.1
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 789 out of 1620 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 526 out of 1620 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 142 out of 1620 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 80 out of 1620 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 83 out of 1620 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Accessible to grocery store, restaurants, banks and public transportation buses/trains.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very disappointed, the staff was rude and unwelcoming. Our room was dirty, not worth it at all.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice vintage aesthetic, although everything looked so new it had a 70s vibe. Super clean and quiet. Nice views.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's ok
I love the location. But it does remind you of a VERY small dorm room. The bathroom is updated but are very small. The bed sits so low to the floor, if you're tall, have bad knees, or elderly I would advise you not to book a room here. It is a decent hotel for the area but I probably won't book here again just because of the super small rooms.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
kindness, clean, amendities, downtown location
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

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