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The Carleton of Oak Park

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1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We usually stay with family, but they were in the middle of buying a new house. So, we decided to try the Carleton as it was located nearby. It was a great value, and would definitely recommend. Also, the neighboring businesses are wonderful.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Staying at this hotel during the holidays was like taking a step back in time. I travel frequently for business and stay in many hotels from chains to boutiques. The hotel staff were friendly and accomodating. The rooms were clean and charming. I really enjoyed the history of this hotel and although the hotel has been updated with modern amenities... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here. The hotel is older, very charming and in a great location. The hotel also owns the motel right next to it, so pay attention as you book your room so know what you are getting. I stayed in the hotel in a king room and it was quiet, clean and comfortable. There are 2 restaurants... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Oak Park is a wonderful place to stay and the Carleton is always our choice. Located near downtown Oak Park with lovely, unique shops for all ages. Many nice restaurants and cafes also in the area including Phil's at the Carleton. There is a movie theatre a few minutes away, a Whole Foods if you need some milk, a Starbucks,... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A beautiful building in a prime location for easy travel to downtown Chicago. Great little shops up and down the street add to the ambiance. Having said that, there are a few negative aspects to consider: 1) Undulating floor plan - steps up and down from the entrance and to the rooms make it difficult to ambulate; 2) Parking is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Perfect location for a stay in Chicago.1 block from L Train green line station,2 blocks from downtown Oak Park..Stayed in Motel unit very comfy and quiet..Hotel has grander rooms in main building.. Excellent front desk with restaurant & bar to match

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The Carleton was very quaint and accommodating. The front desk clerk was helpful and welcoming. The parking was convenient and not too far away. The rooms were more spacious than I thought they would be and the restroom had a nice, antique feel.

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CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, Thank you for your recent review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Carleton and hope that you visit us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place for its location and enjoyed our stay here very much. We had a room in the courtyard area, with a private entrance off a central walkway ( much like an old motel). The decor is 60s retro, with a roomy closet and bureau drawers so you're not always walking around your suitcases. Lots of cafes, bistros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Carleton is a very nice hotel. Rich wood and seasonally decorated, clean, conveniently located. The service was always very pleasant and timely. The free wifi worked very well. 2 restraunts located in the hotel made dining very easy and the food was good. If I was going back to Oak Park I would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is an older hotel and motel combination. It is actually a very cute concept. There are pros and cons to staying in either section of the complex. The staff is very nice and respectfully reserved. There is plenty of parking. If you are in need of mobility assistance, the motel may not be for you. I noticed a ledge... More 

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