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Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast

300 N Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Okemos, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was a great place to stay. The price was very reasonable. The house is beautiful, rooms very nice. Gloria is a wonderful hostess. The green line train was only a 4 block walk and an easy trip into Chicago. Many restaurants of various kinds, small shops and a movie theater within easy walking distance. We appreciated the continental type... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to host you. More 

sweden
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was the first time ever that I booked a room with shared bathroom and I haven't regret it. The bathroom was shared with one more room and we haven't even noticed that someone else is using it since it was cleaned frequently. The house is very charming, old style and we liked it but it misses the kind of... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We appreciate you understanding Gloria was a little under the weather. She really appreciated the opportunity to host you. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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117 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I loved this B&B experience! It is a beautiful and original historic home in Oak Park. The interior, like the foyer and dining room were beautifully preserved with incredible woodwork and painting, and made you feel as if you lived in a victorian home. The innkeeper, Gloria was so friendly and interesting to talk to, she has done such a... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Jacob, We were honored to be your first bed & breakfast experience, and are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the intricate review. Gloria remembers that conversation about wood and Hemingway! She loves little moments like that. The next time you are in Chicagoland, please let me know so I can handle your reservation personally. I... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Pros: Beautiful victorian home Great location -- within walking distance of almost everything. Gloria is a charming owner/innkeeper A great value for an accommodation in Oak Park Cons: A bit dark Breakfast was self-serve cereal, pastry, fruit, drink.

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you for the great comments about the inside of our home, and its proximity to favored destinations. Gloria was so happy to meet you and hopes to see you the next time you're in Chicagoland. Happy holidays! Thanks again! More 

Lorain, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed here during my first trip to Chicago. First experience at a B&B! Absolutely wonderful! Great location (close to L-train), beautiful neighborhood, beautiful house. Gloria is a wonderful host! Would definitely stay here again!

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Robyn, Thank you SO much for the very kind words. Gloria says it was her pleasure to host your inaugural bed & breakfast experience for your first Chicago visit. We can't wait to have you back. When you're ready to return, please let me know so I can personally handle your reservation. Have a very happy holiday season! :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a delight to discover the perfect BnB in our favourite Chicago neighbourhood. The house is perfectly restored and in keeping with the neighbourhood. Lots of beautiful restored oak in a peaceful setting full of tall trees and beautiful houses. Our accommodations were spacious and clean. Chatting with Gloria and the other guests at breakfast was relaxing and insightful. What... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Jackie, I would like to thank you very much for your kind words -- especially about the beautiful condition of our home and of Gloria's insight! When you return to Chicagoland, please contact me directly so that I can handle your reservation personally. We can't wait to have you back with us. Thank you again! More 

Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed here for two nights in early June of 2014. We had 3 rooms. All the rooms were on the second floor and shared a bath down the hall. For the price, this is place a good deal. The house is lovely with a large porch with plenty of shade and seating. You can sit out there and eat breakfast... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Louis! We're glad you were able to unwind in your room and relax on the porch with a snack or drink in hand. Please let us know when you're back in the area, as we'd love to personally take care of your reservation and have you back with us. ^Chris More 

Cambridge, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place!! Gloria is a fantastic lady, a kindred spirit. She was absolutely wonderful, cannot wait to stay there again. Her place is beautiful and historic, in a beautiful part of Oak Park. Close to everything you need, and breakfast was fantastic. 12 out of 10 :)

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

12/10! Thank you so much for the amazing words in your review. You are wonderfully kind. It was our pleasure to host your stay at our home. Gloria looks forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Lund, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have family in Oak Park and visit regularly. I have stayed at a series of places, hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, including three times at Under the Gingko Tree. I am returning this summer and have decided to stay there again. It is a lovely old mansion in a wonderful neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful gardens and lovely Victorian... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for allowing us to host you through 4 different stays. We love getting to know you a little more with each visit. We're humbled by your positive remarks, and Gloria is looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip! More 

Vallejo, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you're traveling to Oak Park, it's likely you're going there to see the many examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. If so, you won't find a better location than Under the Ginkgo Tree. It's about two blocks from his former studio and residence and within an easy walk of a whole slew of Wright houses as well as the... More 

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nuanced and poignant review. It's so humbling to read you compare our home to Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces. Gloria loves meeting guests like you, with interesting backstories and unique points of view. Each personal connection contributes to the character of our home, and our hospitality. More 

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