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The Carleton of Oak Park

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights for training. Requested a corner room On upper level and got what I asked for.Room 418. It wasn't crowded the night I stayed so heard nothing from other rooms. Front desk was helpful. I bed was a little smaller then expected and mattress was firmer than I liked. I took advantage of microwave and sink and fridge.... More

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Salem, IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently visit Chicago for business. I am at construction sites all over the city. Downtown hotels are budget busters and not my type of place anyway. I've stayed in Oak Park before, but tried Carleton for the first time this month. I stayed in a king room in one of their detached buildings. It was clean, the AC was... More

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Edina, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for work a few times. Primarily could use new carpeting. Rooms are all unique layouts. Not deep in amenities, but good beds, bath and facilities. Haven't eaten at places in hotel, but they look attractive and have a steady crowd.

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our 3rd or 4th stay at the Carlton. Our first visit was great. We had an enormous room (almost a suite) that was clean and neat. The size of the room given to us has gotten smaller with every visit. The service has also become hap-hazard over time. The prices, on the other hand have hit the roof... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very large, well appointed rooms (once a residential hotel). Super clean and spotless bathrooms. Attentive staff. Reminded me of the fifties. Relatively few amenities, no room service other than dinner. Located in a great district, fun to walk around. They provide coffee maker but no creamer. Nice bars and restaurants on site and in vicinity.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the third time staying at this welcoming and convenient hotel right in the heart of Oak Park. This time suite 412 had been superbly refurbished and felt very luxurious. The decor is smart and comfy but still fits in perfectly with the age and ambiance of the hotel. They haven't tried to make it into an "Anywhere In... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This hotel is close to the el, restaurants, and Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Upon first checking in, I was wary of staying in the single floor out buildings, but upon entering my room it was really cute. King bed, table and chairs, fridge, microwave, plus the usual items. The front desk people were really accommodating and I had no issues... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review and for being our guest! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back to the Carleton of Oak Park. Safe travels! More

Bridgeport, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was one of the many hotels we stay in as we traveled across country this summer. It did not serve breakfast like the franchise hotels but did have a refrigerator, dishes and a microwave in the room. It offered free parking and It was only 2 blocks from the 'el' transportation into Chicago via the Oak Park stop so... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is a scam, they lure you in with gorgeous online photos, attached restaurants and a beautiful entrance/lobby but dont be fooled they will give you a musty dingy smell filled room in the main hotel or a sketchy tasteless room with paper thin walls in the attached motel. At least the rooms in the motel are exceptionally clean... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Had many reservations about staying at this hotel having read many of the posts here on tripadvisor. I had no reason to be concerned. This is a lovely old property, well-maintained, clean and comfortable. Was only there one night, however everyone we dealt with was most pleasant and helpful. Arrived before noon, because we were going to a show that... More

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Address: 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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Location: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carleton of Oak Park 3*
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