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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the sightseeing around Freehand Chicago. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Chicago Riverwalk. Features include 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. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LCD TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, room service (during limited hours) and premium bedding
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Broken Shaker
  • 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 have great things to say about the local sightseeing and the proximity to public transport
  • Steps from Chinese Consulate and 5 minutes on foot from Holy Name Cathedral

Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Bed Count 4 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female 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

Classic Queen Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic King Room (Private)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Freehand Chicago ratings based on 4 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Epäkäytännöllinen, ahdas huone. Matala sänky oli aika epämukava. Siisti, puhdas kylpyhuone ja hyvin juokseva vesi. Loistava sijainti ja mukava henkilökunta.

Posted by on 21 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Oct 2019 by JD

Thank you for staying with us at The Freehand. We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
Schöne und saubere Unterkunft in zentraler Lage. Das Personal ist freundlich und es wird merklich täglich geputzt. Das Frühstück ist inbegriffen, jedoch eher spärlich (Toast und Kellogg’s, Butter fehlte teilweise).

Posted by on 8 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Oct 2019 by JD

We appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you for staying with us at The Freehand.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jun 2019 by Ashley

Thank you for your feedback! Thank you for choosing Freehand Chicago!

5 out of 5
Tolles Konzept mit den Bunkbeds. Diese haben bequeme Matrazen und für ein Einzelbett richtig gross. Die kleinen Vorhänge vor den jeweiligen Betten sorgen für etwas mehr Privatsphäre.

Posted by , from Hamburg on 8 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 May 2018 by Emilia GM

Hello Tina, 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 bunks to be private and comfortable. I hope we can see you back again very soon.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. 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 Art Deco Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 215 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • 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
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

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.) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.5 km / 0.9 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. 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.

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

Food & Drink

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 midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 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

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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • No gap period between guests' stays

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.

  • 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 aged 1 year old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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