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4.2 / 5Very Good
2,754 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Chinese Consulate
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Holy Name Cathedral
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Watershed
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Pops For Champagne
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
    29 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-866-500-4938
  • Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Classic Queen Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Classic King Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium Queen Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium King Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

    Room Amenities

    • 900 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, Freehand Chicago is in Chicago's River North neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Chicago Riverwalk and John Hancock Center are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit State Street and Michigan Avenue. Check out an event or a game at Soldier Field, and consider making time for Navy Pier, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Grand Station (Red Line) is just steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes by 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
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 15 min walk
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Broken Shaker — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Integral — 1 min walk
  • Watershed - 1 min walk
  • Pops For Champagne - 1 min walk
  • Pizzeria UNO - 1 min walk

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 offer free WiFi, room service and premium bedding. Other amenities available to guests include rainfall showerheads, hairdryers and safes.
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.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

Self parking: USD 39.00 per night

Food and drink

Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 12-30 for adults and USD 10-30 for children
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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

Hairdryer
Rainfall showerhead
Shower
Towels

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Desk
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 2 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late 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

  • 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.

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.

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Destination fee: USD9.39 per accommodation, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

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.

  • 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)

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 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.

We should mention

Up to 3 children aged 1 year old and younger stay for free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Property is also known as

  • Freehand Chicago Hotel
  • Freehand Hotel
  • Freehand Chicago
  • Freehand
4.2

Very Good

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4.4
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.2
Property condition

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I was in a queen room for two people but I would strongly suggest getting a bigger room there wasn’t enough space to even put our carry on suitcase down. Perhaps it’s ok if you need somewhere to sleep for the night, but wouldn’t recommend longer. It does beat a hostel! And the staff and decor is amazing!!

Stayed 5 nights in Feb. 2020

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Disappointing. Period. Staff pretty rude. Room was not clean and the furnitures were from another age

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

It was freezing in my room. I had to sleep with a winter coat on. And they kept subtracting charges to my account, totaling more than double than what I was said to owe.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Very nice hotel, pleasantly surprised that the bunkbeds could fit a 6-foot people more than comfortably. The beds were very spacious and comfortable. I would definitely stay at the Freehand again. I also thought it to be unique that the lobby becomes a bar at night. I don't remember it saying that in the description, but I wasn't upset about it.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb. 2020

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