This is exactly the kind of place I'd stay every time I traveled if I could: it is a simple but really nicely decorated and newly renovated studio apartment with everything you need. It is very private set back behind the host's house.
Kate is very helpful if you need anything but you probably won't -- everything is thought of and the place is super well-equipped including with a Keurig coffee maker and ample supply of Keurig k-cups, toiletries, all the kitchen things you might need to prepare a simple meal. The bed was super comfy. The shower was amazing. The garden and the setting were lovely. There was WiFi for our laptop or a netbook supplied if you didn't bring one. Even some games available.
I personally love being in a real neighborhood and getting a feel for the city that way instead of being in some tourist hotel in the middle of a tourist strip. The Andersonville neighborhood is great and there are lots of restaurants, shops, etc within walking distance or the whole city from the Bryn Mayr El Station which is just two blocks away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful Guest House situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Chicago’s Edgewater / Andersonville neighborhood, Magnolia Studios offers a choice of 3 unique Chicago suites, only five minutes from the beach and thirty minutes from downtown Chicago. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Studios Hotel Chicago