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“Spacious B&B, quiet, free parking, close to everything” 5 of 5 stars
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3111 S. Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL 60608-6503 (Southwest Side)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 20 Chicago B&B and Inns
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“Spacious B&B, quiet, free parking, close to everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great B & B Garden apt in Bridgeport. Lots of room with full size kitchen and refrigerator. Has a full size dining room. Breakfast is included but not cooked. Lots of fruit, bacon. Sausage, yogurt, eggs, coffee , milk, and juice. Loved the location. Quiet. Definitely will stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We have stayed here a few times now when our flight from the UK has meant a Chicago stopover. We much prefer spending a couple of nights here than in some impersonal and overpriced downtown hotel chain. If you're expecting the Four Seasons level of accommodation then this place isn't for you. But, if you want a good value B+B with the added bonus of staying in a spacious loft apartment and more breakfast than you can possibly eat each morning then this is the place. The monks are welcoming yet unobtrusive. They always manage to leave the overladen breakfast tray at the bottom of the stairs each morning silently - I don't know how they do it.
There is off-street free parking right outside and the convenience of a reliable laundromat right on the corner if required. A car isn't a necessity though as the orange line is about a 10-15 minute walk from the B+B and takes you right into the downtown Loop area. There is also a regular bus service a short walk away. The neighbourhood is residential and feels safe when walking back at night. There are a number of choices re: cafes/restaurants in the vicinity so you don't have to go into the city.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

We stayed in St Joseph's Loft for 3 nights. The location is superb. Close to excellent public transport links, a range of restaurants nearby. Parking right by the front door.

The loft is up 32 stairs, but they presented no problems. The apartment is spotless, spacious and fully equipped. The breakfast supplied every morning was excellent.

We stayed in several Bed and Breakfast Inns this holiday - and would rate this one as the best value by far.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

My husband and I met some college friends in Chicago and stayed in the loft apartment. It was perfect for a group-- we had our private bedrooms, but nice communal spaces to sit and visit. We caught up over lingering, scrumptious breakfasts before heading out to catch the city sites (it's about a $10 cab ride to the Miracle Mile). The rooms were comfortable and clean, the Brothers were friendly and astonishingly discrete (we only saw them when checking in!), and it was truly a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

Stayed here with my boyfriend and his family for one night and had a wonderful stay. It was his family's first time staying in a bed and breakfast and they loved it! We had the three bedroom upper apartment, which was very spacious and comfortable. The location was perfect and it was easy to get to downtown. The monks that checked us in were great and the breakfast was my favorite (eggs benedict with homemade English muffins plus fresh fruit)!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

If you would like to avoid the hustle and hastle of a big city hotel the Benedictine Bed and Breakfast is for you. The B&B is just a block from Bridgeport coffee, CVS pharmacy and pizza joints. Bridgeport Coffee was a great place to get coffee, listen to live music, and pick up tips from the locals. tThe B&B is three blocks from the bus, then a short bus ride to the orange line then on into the loop. I enjoyed walking around the Bridgeport neighborhood and getting a real flavor of life in the city. The monks were wonderful and stocked our fridge for the self catering breakfast. The apartment was like staying at grandma's, plenty of room to spread out. I used the second bedroom to spread out the luggage.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

My family stayed at the Garden House accommodation. It is located in a separate building from the church just across the street and appears to be a dwelling built in the early 1900's so has nice high ceilings but not a very modernized feel to it. The flat was a relatively roomy with 2 very small bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the living room with one bathroom, separate living and dining area. Max could sleep is 5 people. The kitchen had all the basic amenities including dishes etc. The flat was relatively clean if one didn't look too closely. Air conditioner window units were helpful. Calling this a garden unit is a bit of a stretch...yes there was an untended vegetable garden with lots of weeds but no flowers. Enough blankets, sheets, towels were provided at the beginning of our one week stay. No cleaning or replenishing of supplies took place after the first day except for some breakfast items which were in short supply and were requested by us. In fact mid week we just purchased a few items on our own for speed and convenience. Parking was free. The one major draw back is the neighborhood which is a very working class, blue collar hispanic residential area. No real shops or restaurants one could comfortably walk to. China town was a short 5 minute drive. The monks were very friendly and courteous on the first day but never really saw them after that. I think next visit to Chicago I would prefer to stay downtown instead of spending the 15 minute drive which this location is. The unit reminds me of a rustic cottage.

Stayed August 2008
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Additional Information about Benedictine Bed and Breakfast

Address: 3111 S. Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL 60608-6503
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Southwest Side
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
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Benedictine Hotel Chicago

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