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The Villa Toscana

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3447 North Halsted, Chicago, IL
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Ranked #17 of 25 Chicago B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Princeton, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location in Boys town is great. Nice restaurants nearby and walking distance to Wrigley field and a 5 minute walk to train to downtown (about a 25 min easy train ride). It is not an upscale B&B but it was mostly quiet (aside from slamming doors around 7:00 a.m. but we are awake by then so that didn't bother... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint bed & breakfast with excellent service from Innkeeper Ron. Conveniently located in the heart of the Boystown area of Halstead and close to Wrigley Field. Great access to the Red Line at Addison and at Belmont. The upstairs rooms are large and comfortable, although the bathroom is shared between the 3 rooms. This was never an issue during... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at The Villa Toscana was definitely a great experience. I stayed in the British Colonial room. It was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I have never experienced having to share a bathroom. I must say the room was nice and quite large. The shared bathroom did not bother me at all, as I... More

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Oakridge, Oregon
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202 reviews 202 reviews
21 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is the first negative review i have written in over 185 reviews of establishments. We read the reviews of others so we have valid information to help us make decisions where to spend our money both as we travel and where we live. This is my experience with Villa Toscana. i made reservations for a 4 day stay 5... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Found this place through Trivago and booked it as it was the only room left in the area. Was a bit apprehensive at first due to some of the reviews on here but was pleasantly surprised. Its a cute house situated in the heart of Halsted, really convenient for the gay scene, downtown and even the world famous Quads gym... More

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

Thanks for staying with us and for offering your comments, gymjam! I do hope you will return someday for another stay at The Villa Toscana. More

Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here for two nights between Xmas and NYE 2013. Overall, we were thoroughly satisfied with the experience. However, we didn't have a car, so I can't comment on parking issues. The B&B is so close to Addison-Red station, there was no need to incur expensive taxi fares. We even took the train all the way to O'Hare -... More

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

Thanks so much for the kind words about your room and the property! I hope your time in Chicago went well and I definitely hope to see the two of you here again! -Ron, Innkeeper More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was me and my husband's first experience in a B&B. Kinda weird. We didn't think that a shared bathroom would be a problem, but it was a bit uncomfortable to have to wait to use it because a stranger was showering. The walls were very thin and the floors creaky. We felt like we had to whisper in our... More

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

Thanks for the kind words, Rachel. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! Yes, the shared bath experience might be different, at first. Perhaps on a future stay you might consider one of our rooms with private ensuite bath. Thanks again and I hope to see you here again soon! More

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Location was *excellent*. Parked the car around the corner (no issues finding parking) and didn't move it until we checked out three days later. With regard to the house itself, the common sitting area is small but lovely; kitchen is nice with plenty of room to place leftovers or beverages in the fridge. The French Room was in the basement... More

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

Ann, it was a pleasure to host you and your daughter. I'm sorry the flooring didn't meet your expectations - we do intend to engage in some upgrades in coming months. If you happen to return on a future visit, I have a room in mind for you that you might enjoy a bit more. In any case, it was... More

Manassas, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My fiance and I stayed at the Villa Toscana this past summer and had an amazing time. Ron was very accommodating and the rooms were clean and cozy. The location is fantastic as well, with Wrigley stadium and Wrigleyville being within walking distance, and the El is only a block away. We had an absolutely perfect time, and I would... More

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

Wow, thanks so much for the kind comments and endorsement of The Villa Toscana. We are always striving to improve the experience for our guests. I appreciate very much that you had a pleasant stay, and I hope to see you here again soon. Thanks! More

Houston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were a little wary because of the bad reviews it received on other sites, but it was close to where we wanted to be. So, we booked it and hoped for the best. Contrary to what other reviews have stated, Ron was very accommodating, pleasant, and helpful. He stored our bags for us before the set check-in time so... More

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

Thanks so much for staying with us at The Villa Toscana. Yes, the immediate neighborhood is not only very eclectic and even international, it is quite urban and parking can indeed be a challenge. I am pleased that you found our inn and the neighborhood appealing. Thank you also for your comments about management and service at the inn. We... More

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Address: 3447 North Halsted, Chicago, IL
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Villa Toscana 2.5*
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The Villa Toscana Bed & Breakfast is an eight-room guesthouse located in the Lakeview/Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, six miles north of downtown Chicago. Our guesthouse is in one of Chicago's most eclectic entertainment districts and center of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian neighborhood, second largest in the United States. Literally steps from our door you will find an exciting nightlife, the beautiful Lake Michigan shores, a thriving theatre district, shopping, and an extensive variety of bars, clubs, and ethnic restaurants. We are also known as the closest accommodation to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. ... more   less 
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