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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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hamden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent 5 days at the Carleton because we were attending an event in Oak Park. If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast or you have a specific reason to be in Oak Park, the location is great-everything else about the hotel is not. Here are a few lowlights 1- Our only closet was located in the bathroom... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the motel units for two nights in early October. We chose the Carleton because it is a reasonable price and is located in a good residential area has free parking and is only 1 block from the Green Line into Chicago. The best choice of tickets for two days is the $10 all day pass which has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled for business to Chicago, but it was a convention weekend and all the loop hotels were booked. I found this, and worried that it might be cheap but low quality, but I was happily surprised. The interior and rooms are very nice. It is not the most convenient, but the desk called taxis for my commute into downtown... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've thought about our stay at the Carleton for a couple of months, and I'm still ambivalent. The location is fabulous and the hotel is quite charming, but the hotel is not serious about being handicapped-friendly. The lobby is hard to access for the handicapped, and the elevators are tiny. And the restaurants need better ventilation; the public areas smelled... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are very happy to choose this hotel for our 4 days stay in Chicago. It is at the end of green line train station and just one block from it. Very convenient. Oak Park itself is a small charming town and has many good restaurants and coffee shops. And the train ride to the Loop is about 20+ min.... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Carleton is within easy walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway homes. The room was nice, service was good. On the downside, there were people begging for money from a bench directly in front of the main entrance to the hotel several times over two days. A side entrance between two restaurants seemingly owned by the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 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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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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