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The Carleton of Oak Park

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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Older hotel that has been nicely remodeled. Lovely bathroom with new fixtures and strong shower (usually a downfall of vintage properties). Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and one of the trolley stops for the Frank Lloyd Wright Annual House Walk. Unusual sunken lobby floor - walk down stairs to the lobby then walk upstairs to the elevator. Great... More 

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Creswell, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very pleasant surprise on our trip to Chicago. A 30 minute, easy drive from downtown Chicago but $150 to 200 less $$$ for the same quality of hotel you would find in the city center. Free parking or a short 2 block walk to the Green line. A quiet, gentrified neighborhood that has al lot of fine... More 

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

Jefferey, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to be of service to you again! More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the motor inn side, clean and spacious accommodations w/WiFi. Have only been in the lobby but I think the hotel rooms are furnished w/antiques. Would stay again if the need arises. Charming, vintage place.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After booking a room at the Carleton Motor Inn and then reading the reviews, I was scared. When I arrived, I found my room to be absolutely precious, eclectic, clean and accommodating! People must have some weird expectations. I've traveled all over the world and would be pleased to have a room like #128 at the Carleton Motor Inn any... More 

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

Dear annaswaim, Thank you for the nice review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Ft. Wayne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this on Hotwire. We arrived & young man at desk was very friendly & helpful. We stayed in the motel part, not in the actual bldg. the room was clean but very dated. Reminded me of motel rooms in the 60's. BUT it was comfortable and fine for a weekend stay. Enjoyed not having to pay outrageous parking... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had I only known....Built in the late 1920's, not much has changed since. Well maybe an updated interior in the 70's but not much since then. Our room had no less than 5 different styles and or color schemes in it. I was wondering if I was having physcedelic flash backs....Kinda scary if you were NOT expecting it. Again remember... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Whenever I visit my family in Oak Park, Chicago, I always stay at the Carleton Hotel in Pleasant Street. This time, again, I wasn't disappointed with Suite 412. It is spacious, quiet, beautifully refurbished and like a home from home. I suppose you get what you pay for in all hotels, all over the world. I have never stayed in... More 

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

Dear Pam, Thank you for your recent review and your continued business! We appreciate your comments and hope to be of service to you again. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Old, run dow, small rooms, can hear every noise in the hall and rooms next to be; including them peeing in their bathroom and every conversation their have. Upgrades?? What upgrades?? Dirty, not well taken care of, noisy, broken furniture. .. all in all a waste of $200. I would rather stay at a Super 8. So disappointed.

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

Dear Smallz19, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your room during your recent visit and apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact us. Your comments are important, as we constantly strive to improve our hotel. More 

Charleston, Sc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's tough to find a good hotel in the city, unless you want to pay exorbitant rates. For the price, this was a nice, clean room in a decent hotel. The room included a small kitchen area. A couple of small problems (connection to HBO, flushing toilet) were attended to immediately. Also, it is located in Oak Park, a great... More 

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

Dear antnikko, Thank you for your recent review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Attended an all day seminar in a ballroom. Was recovering from a traumatic leg injury. I found that the chairs were most uncomfortable having foam cushions that needed replacement. We asked for a different chair or pillow but were told the hotel would not do anything. Very poor customer service.

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