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Write Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   211 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic hotel in good location for access to Frank Lloyd Wright homes/designs, Hemingway museum, and the "EL" (about 2 blocks S). Staff was friendly. A bit pricey, and has some issues that might be expected with an older property. Our room had no working air conditioning (that we could control anyway). Fortunately it was not oppressively hot, and we could... More

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Dixon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were looking for an inexpensive hotel in a safe neighborhood, free parking and close to the train. We found it @ The Write Inn. The room was clean, but small (keep in mind you get what you pay for) the staff was AWESOME they couldn't have been more helpful - tip for some of the people who had a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is the pits. It could be an excellent boutique hotel if the management and staff gave a damn about the guests, but they don't. They're one of two hotels in all of Oak Park so they figure they can charge $200 a night and treat their guests like cattle. Yes, I said cattle, not chattel, but I suppose... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My work accidentally put me up here for a business trip. I walked in and could not believe that a hotel room could look and smell like this. Its dusty, literally a thick layer of dust all over everything but the bed in places that they clearly have never cleaned. There is a musty moldy smell and hair all over... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came into Oak Park for the Frank Lloyd Wright tours. The Write Inn was within walking distance to them and also the neighborhood village with all the bars and restaurants. This is an older hotel, but for us that added to the charm. We had the same "all or nothing" issues with the climate controls that others reported. The... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Write Inn has its charms, large room with kitchenettes and antique furniture but it is pricey for compared to more modern, newer hotels. One of its advantages is location for anyone interested in Hemingway and or Frank Lloyd Wright. It also has an excellent French-style bistro. When we were there this time they were doing a lot of upgrades.

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Indianapolis, IN. USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Spent over $200 for a one-night stay in a tiny, dingy room. Often there was nobody at the front desk, even with we used the "ring bell for service." Sometimes we waited several minutes for someone to show up. There is a free parking area but it's over 2 blocks away. The bed was jammed into an alcove enclosed on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Location was great. Hotel needs more than updating. Everything is old Room was comfortable except for air conditioning. Bed was comfortable. Our room really needed updating except for modern TV, fridge and microwave.Carpets were old and soiled. Bathroom was old, and needs updating. Plaster and paint were peeling from walls. Water pressure and temperature control in shower was poor. There... More

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Del Norte
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I travel from Oklahoma and now Colorado to oak park for doctors visits. We use to like staying at the write inn until now, we should have listened to the warnings. We checked in on Feb 19th, checked out Feb 21st. During this time we stayed on the third floor and clear at the other end of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Great location and price but there are some issues that need updating. The bed and furniture in our room was at least 20 years old if not older. However the bathroom and the kitchenette area with the fridge and the microwave looked practically new. We would stay there again.

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Address: 211 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
Location: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Write Inn 2.5*
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A historic landmark in Oak Park, The Write Inn offers you all the amenities you could want in a modern day hotel plus all the charm of a writer's boarding house of the 1920’s. Our unique rooms include amenities such as free WiFi and cable, and in-room safes, and kitchenettes. Located in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District and being two blocks north of Chicago's "El" train, travelers can enjoy beautiful tree-lined strolls and be downtown in 20 minutes. It's the best of both worlds! The Write Inn is proud to announce it is a 100% Smoke Free Hotel. As always, parking is free. ... more   less 
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