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The Villa Toscana

3447 North Halsted, Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We could see from the start it was going to be a horrible night... We just didn't know how horrible. Extremely bad place, very bad management and even worse hospitality. The hotel is in a sketchy neighborhood (i.e., people sleeping on top of garbage containers around the corner), and is very old and very badly taken care of. Good thing... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Location is great, especially if you're gay. Room was clean, quiet but shared bathroom could be cleaner. Don't look at shades in the window lol. Price is ok, since Chicago is expensive. Breakfast was like other places. B&B are not what they used to be, hard to find good proteins. Wifi not great, I used my phone data instead. Hosts... More 

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VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, stephbearca. I hope you will give us another try on a future visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We chose Villa Toscana primarily for location in a vibrant colourful neighbourhood with good transport links downtown. Responding to my initial booking Ron the host was super helpful in booking additional nights during a very busy period and very responsive to my questions around out of hours check in (he needed to leave earlier than normal on the day of... More 

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VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Villa Toscana Chicago. It is unfortunate that you were not greeted as arranged. In any case, I hope you will give us another try if you find yourselves in the Chicago area again. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have stayed here a handful of times and have usually enjoyed it but have noticed recently it is starting to slip. The innkeeper Ron seems to have lost interest in being a good host and on the over-all upkeep. Breakfast has gotten sparse and wasnt even put out on my recent stay. The lower level rooms are in a... More 

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VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Thank you, cupctodd, for your review of the inn. I am curious as to when you were here and experienced no breakfast! I was away during part of June and wonder if you visited then. Please contact me at ron@thevillatoscana.com, if you'd like to share more information with me. Or, better yet, come visit again and give us another try! More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stayed here 3 nights over a long weekend with my girlfriend. This was our first time to Chicago and our main attraction was a trip to wrigley field which is only a 5-7 minute walk. Its also just as close to a red line stop which was easy for getting to and from anywhere in the city. There are... More 

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VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of The Villa Toscana Chicago. I'm sorry it didn't fully meet your expectations. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

While on an airport runway,I called and booked a room for a night,smooth transaction.Location perfect in boys town, you can walk everywhere to everything.the room I stayed in Morocco themed,nice,bed super comfortable,bathroom needs some updating $160.00. The continental breakfast was good,will stay here again.

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Thank D0nly1
VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

That was indeed kind of neat, how you made your reservation from an airport runway! I am happy we had space for you, and I certainly hope you will visit again if you find yourself in the Chicago area. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Windy City. We choose The villa Toscana bed and breakfast as opposed to the large chain hotels that are all over the city. This was our first time in a bed and breakfast, and we were a little nervous about our decision. We could not have been happier with our choice afterwards.... More 

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5 Thank Tony H
VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Tony, for your review of The Villa Toscana Chicago. I hope you will return for a visit soon! More 

El Cajon, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I travel often and I am very picky of my accommodations. Most are corporate run locations that are usually clean and nice but always lack that personal touch. I usually want to go home within days of my stay. The Villa Toscana was that one location that made me feel at home. I actually looked forward and enjoyed coming back... More 

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2 Thank michael c
VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Michael, thank you so much for your kind words.I certainly hope you will visit again soon! More 

BERLIN, Germany
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Villa Toscana is a perfect location to stay in the busy city of Chicago. It is tucked nicely in back of the property that gives the place a quaint Toscana feeling. The Inn Keeper, Ron was at our service before we even arrived. Ron made several phone calls as the date for our arrival neared. This was done so... More 

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3 Thank James S
VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

What an absolute pleasure it was to host the two of you during your trip to Chicago! Thank you for your kind words about The Villa Toscana. I do hope you will come to visit again soon ... maybe during more pleasant weather, perhaps, than the middle of a Chicago winter! Thanks again for your review. More 

Key West, Florida
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This little charmer is situated right in the middle of Boys Town, which appears to be one of the few vibrant, self-contained gay neighborhoods left in the U.S. Despite being on busy Halsted Street, it's set back with some nice landscaping in the front. Manager Ron appears to be running a one-man show and though I didn't need him much... More 

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2 Thank Stanley S
VillaInnkeeper, Manager at The Villa Toscana, responded to this review

Stan, thanks so much for the review. I found it to be spot on, and I think you gave an accurate assessment of the inn. What a pleasure it was to chat with you while you were here recently. I look forward to your return to Chicago! More 

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