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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

2144 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647 (Northwest Side)
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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 25 Chicago B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visit Chicago every few years and this is the 1st B&B that we have stayed in. Ray and the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. If we were to stay in an B&B again, we would probably stay at Ray's. The atmosphere is unpretentious with a fun, nostalgic decor. The location was perfect for us, close... More

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West Chester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great customer service. Amazing breakfasts. Unique guest rooms. Free parking on the street. Nice area to meet the locals. I even liked Ray's cat "Naggie". 18 years young. She is not allowed in the guest rooms. You will find her napping on the tv cable box or in the public areas. Ray's is an easy walk to the train station.... More

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8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ray's Bucktown B&B redefines eclectic ... it's a very fun, funky little place with whimsical touches at every turn. The service is warm, friendly and efficient. Our room was very comfortable, spacious and clean. We loved the breakfast which included a wide array of choices and lots of healthy options including tons of fresh fruit. Bucktown is a terrific neighbourhood... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We recently stayed at Ray's and found it to be a really good choice. The breakfasts are to die for, the service is great, whether you need info on anything or some special attention, and as an added bonus, it is located in one of the hippest areas of the City. There is a lot of local fun activity in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Ray and his staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfasts were as good as a hotel! Recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago. The neighborhood is also safe and in walkable distance to cafés and restaurants.

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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I were lucky to secure a room at this B&B on a recent trip to Chicago, and based on our experience we will definitely be back. Our bedroom and bathroom were clean and comfortable. In addition to amazing gourmet breakfast choices and cheerful and accommodating staff, there were many extra special touches, such as a heated bathroom... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is the first time I have stayed at a bed and breakfast. Great location to walk around or catch cabs or train. Wonderful cook to order breakfast and staff was great. Staff has lots of suggestions for things to do be sure and ask

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My daughter and I stayed in the Cardinal Room-the one with the bathroom across the hall from the room-because it was the last one available on Saturday night of Thanksgiving weekend. What I thought would be an inconvenience and merely tolerable turned out to be one of our best B & B adventures yet. The Cardinal Room is in on... More

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the_renaissance_man, Manager at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! It's nice to know that we managed to strike that sweet spot of privacy, comfort, and friendliness that we try so hard to achieve. We hope to see you again, and appreciate the feedback! More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Ray's Bucktown BnB is an utter delight. We stayed in the East Room which is dark, quiet, and features a luxurious bath. The breakfasts were amazing and the conversations around the breakfast table were a wonderful way to begin each day. The decor is funky and colorful with collections of cameras, artwork, and pottery in the main rooms. Clean and... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had a great 3 night stay at Rays. The staff are great always there to help if you need something. Our room was very nice we stayed in the Cardinal room with the bathroom opposite the room. The breakfasts are great especially the omelettes and its nice to interact with the other guests and staff over breakfast and a... More

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Additional Information about Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2144 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side , Wicker Park / Bucktown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Ray`s Bucktown b&b
Ray`s Bucktown Hotel Chicago

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A unique B&B in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Ray's welcomes groups and individuals in town for work or play. Modeled after small European hotels and spas, the B&B has eleven bedrooms with private baths, high speed internet (WIFI and in each room as well as community areas including a steam room, sauna, HDTV and a kitchen, and free unrestricted street parking. Breakfast is cooked-to-order when you want it. This is not your parents' bed & breakfast! ... more   less 
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