We spent three nights at the Gold Coast Guest House in mid-October. Had a wonderful time.
We flew into O'Hare and it was a piece of cake taking the CTA to within a block of the Gold Coast. The location is close to Michigan Ave the Lake Michigan in a quiet neighborhood with lots of personality. There was an outstanding neighborhood market on Saturday just a block away.
The Guest House is lovely and Sally Baker, the owner couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
Our room was spotless, attractive and well appointed.
Thumbs up all the way around.
Sally told us about two restaurants that were outstanding. Our favorite was Picolo Sogno Due which is walkable ( ie 20 minutes) or reachable by cab or bus. Be sure to make a reservation...this place is popular in a good sort of way. The second restaurant is Bistro Zinc, just a few blocks from the Gold Coast. Another place where it's a good idea to make a reservation.
We live in Minneapolis and it's easy to take Chicago for granted as we plan more "exotic" trips. Chicago is a World Class city and when we return we know just where to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 1880's Victorian row house, (rated AAA 3 Diamond!), is conveniently located four blocks to the lakefront & Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile. Guests enjoy a bountiful continental breakfast with many organic offerings, while viewing the lush two-level garden through the 20 foot window wall. Garage parking and health club access available. Museums, cafes, night life, all within walking. Our walkability rates 98/100! We want you to love Chicago as much as we do! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gold Coast Guest House Hotel Chicago