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Hotel Description

The nightlife around Freehand Chicago gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Tribune Tower. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness centre. Built in 1927, this 3.5-star hotel has 215 rooms over 17 floors. Free WiFi and premium bedding are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Broken Shaker
  • Breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a 24-hour fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the WiFi and the location's nightlife
  • Steps from Chinese Consulate and 5 minutes on foot from Holy Name Cathedral

Classic Queen Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£59* Per night/room 20 Nov - 21 Nov

Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Bed Count 4 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Bed Count 4 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

Bed Count 4 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

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Property Features

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 centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff 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
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Station (Red Line) (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Freehand Chicago offers 215 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a local cuisine breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Broken Shaker – This cocktail bar specialises in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Cafe Integral – This café serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • 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

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3

Fees

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.

Optional extras

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, and 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.

Hotel Names

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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.
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