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The Carleton of Oak Park

3.0 of 5 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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madison, wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel in downtown Oak Park has the charm of an old-fashioned hotel (great woodwork, high ceilings, grand lobby, etc) with the convenience of a great downtown Oak Park location. Prices were reasonable and the restaurants on the first floor were really quite good. Food service was excellent and the front desk staff were helpful, friendly. Would recommend for a... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large group, only a few of us were the first ones there, so check in was a little slow, but understandable. The lobby was very nice, fancy lounging chairs. The room had old fashion heating, which worked really wel, keeping the room toasty while it was 0 outside. Bar and restaurant were very nice as well.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the carleton is a very elegant hotel. just beautiful throughout. but many don't know about the motor court rooms. they are like old-style family motel. you enter from the parking lot, not the lobby. they are somewhat dated, but clean and functional. i travel alone for short stays, and they are a bargain and my favorite. you still can access... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little leery of this boutique hotel in Oak Park. In my experience, these types of hotels are old and musty. The Carleton was a wonderful surprise! Staffed by just charming people, it was simple to negotiate, unintimidating, and just easy on the psyche. No bellhops approaching you to assist. No parking attendants rushing the car. It has... More 

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New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to Chicago but we didn't want to stay in the city and worry about parking or pay city prices. The Carleton was excellent. Our room in the main section was large and included a kitchen. It's in Oak Park which is a very pretty town with lots of shops and restaurants - many just a short walk... More 

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Wakefield, RI
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed at this very historic hotel for a couple of days. It has been upgraded and done very tastefully. Issue is that it is a small hotel and some of the rooms are very small. Rooms are very well kept up, but our particular room had a very, very small bathroom. Also, checking in and getting to your room is... More 

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Largo, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've had the pleasure of staying at this hotel about a dozen times as it is within walking distance of my corporate office. It is an old hotel in the heart of Oak Park. The rooms are large and well furnished, the staff always pleasant. If you stay here, you must have breakfast at Poor Phil's attached to the lobby.... More 

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rbiegler, Guest Relations Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we truly appreciate it! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to making you future stay memorable as well! More 

Bergamo, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy and comfortable hotel with all the characteristics necessary during a business trip. rooms and bathroom are very clean . Closest to downtown Chicago (30 minutes by car and 20 by metro) and located in the middle of oak park (very nice center).

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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

stayed here many times on business and had some great meals, breakfasts and drinks experiences. Been involved in meetings using the hotel facilities and always had a great time. The staff are great, the facilities are great and I hope to visit privately with my partner as she has heard so much about it. Oak Park is a really nice... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My Companion and I were in town for 1 day. We needed a good nights sleep to prepare us for an early morning memorial service. The hotel is a bit spread out. Four out buildings not a large single building. Its located in a historical residential district several very nice old homes, large churches and private schools. We loved the... 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*
Number of rooms: 98
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