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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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40 reviews 40 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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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
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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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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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