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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

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2144 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Indianapolis
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the amazing stay at this B&B, Had the Starlight room with the beautiful view of the sky/moon. Had own bathroom, Took my dog a "Sheppard" in with me and had no problems. Staff welcomed him as well as my self. Had the best breakfast from the very sweet and caring staff. Ray was very knowable about the hot... More 

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Wrightsville Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned to stay in downtown Chicago but because of EXORBITANT prices (and almost zero availability) , we looked elsewhere and YAY found Ray's. He wasn't there for our visit, but the staff was wonderful...soooo hardworking, cheerful and helpful. Just can't say enough positive things about the staff!! We stayed for 4 nights, joined for 1 night by our... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had three splendid days and nights here. Ray has given considerable thought to arranging and operating this place. Being at Ray’s is like living in a small museum – admist a variety of interesting artifacts. The location is also great. Within walking distance of a very interesting, evolving neighborhood, as well as public transit to get... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with my girlfriend for 5 nights. Ray, Sarah and everybody else working there are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and even with many people (11 bedrooms) very quiet. Breakfast is absolutely amazing and well prepared by the kitchen angels. The neighborhood is nice, some good restaurants and shopping. Only point we did not like: the... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our daughter lives in Chicago and we always stay at Ray's when we visit her. He and the staff are so accommodating and pleasant. I was running the Soldier field 10 miler on Saturday so I asked them to pack us a healthy bagged breakfast for us. It was awesome and was just what we both needed! The rooms are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I cannot say enough about Ray's. Funky, trendy, safe, convenient. The staff were not only friendly, but very flexible. You said you wanted breakfast at 8, but now you say 11? No problem! Amazing to order breakfasts, btw. They have thought of everything ...printouts of area, extra towels, always asking if you need anything, plenty of tea/coffee/bttld water anytime, fresh... More 

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napa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of days in May 2015. Ray's is in a neighborhood, not downtown and we liked that. Other reviewers have called the place "unique" and "quirky". They are right. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff was very helpful.

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Pelham, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I ended up staying at Ray's because the entire city of Chicago was booked solid due to a large convention in town. When I pulled up to the B&B I was a bit nervous because the outside did not look particularly invited. That said, upon walking inside I was pleasantly surprised. Ray's is warm & cozy, the staff is friendly,... More 

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New Harmony, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you can imagine collections of angel food cake cutters, thermoses, paint-by-number bird paintings, tramp art, Fiestaware pitchers and so much more adorning this unique B & B, along with fascinating guests and delicious copious breakfasts + plenty of good parking options, you'd be as crazy about Ray's Bucktown B & B as we are. We have been satisfied repeat... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think its quite evident from the reviews and my personal experience that the place owes its charm to its host Ray. I have stayed in a lot of places and undoubtedly Ray has been the best host ever I have come across. He had helped with everything we had asked for and making our stay a great experience. The... More 

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