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“Suburban Gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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Harvey House Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   107 South Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Oak Park B&B and Inns
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Downers Grove
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Suburban Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I won a stay at Harvey House at an auction. Since we live in the suburbs of Chicago, we didn't think much of staying at a B&B so close by in Oak Park, but what a surprise! Beth has turned her original home into a warm and wonderful B&B. Architecturally beautiful with fine attention to detail, the inn has five en suite bedrooms, some with jacuzzis and fireplaces. We stayed in the Jimmy Stewart room (our favorite) and the next night in the Oak Park room (Frank Lloyd Wright touches throughout with a kitchette). Breakfast each morning was fantastic - everything lovingly homemade -- scones, Dutch baby baked pancakes, anything to your liking. Inn guests are welcome to invite their own guests for breakfast! The common areas of the home include a lovely kitchen where there are always yummy treats (and afternoon wine!) on the counter. The living room has welcoming and comfortable sofas and chairs, a grand piano and fireplace -- a perfect spot for conversation, reading, etc. Walking distance to local shopping and restaurants, and a short drive to Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, downtown Chicago, and much more. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My wife and I greatly enjoyed staying at this perfect bed and breakfast. Service was impeccable, very friendly and with a personal note. Harvey House is a fantastic historic property in great shape. Attention to details is breathtaking. Do not miss the best pancakes you could ever expect for breakfast. Oak Park historic city center and many Frank Lloyd Wright mansions are within walking distance. You can not go wrong staying at Harvey House.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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Leicester, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Forget staying on the Magnificant Mile! Harvey House is a wonderful place to stay and the commute to downtown is easy. The rooms are very comfortable and elegant. The Garden Room is charming. Beth serves a delicious breakfast to order and provides great homemade treats. Bicycles make travel around Oak Park easy and fun. A great place to use as a base to see Frank Lloyd Wright homes and Art Institute.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My husband and I just spent the most relaxing weekend getaway at Harvey House. We stayed there for 2 nights in the Jimmy Stewart Suite and were delighted with our room and we could not have been be more pleased with our experience. The room was spacious with modern conveniences.The bed was fabulous!! I have not slept in a more comfortable bed. Once you sleep in it you will definately want the sheets (they were awesome and you can order them!)

Harvey House is in a great location in Oak Park, close to dining and entertainment and a short distance from downtown Chicago (less than a half hour to North Michigan Ave). Beth did a wonderful job of showing the property and recommending places for dining and exploring. Both mornings she cooked us a fabulous breakfast, everything was fresh and the service was wonderful. You can tell she puts her heart and soul into her B&B. I appreciated her attention to detail, down to the fresh make-up washcloth on the vanity (nice touch). By the way, be sure to take a look at the Harvey House folder in the room, it has everything you would need to know. We will definately be returning customers.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Unique B&B located in a beautifully updated old brick home in trendy Oak Park . All is within walking distant including Unity Temple, studio, and home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Hemingway Museum, fabulous restaurants of every flavor, shops of every kind, and two blocks to the "IL" to zoom into downtown Chicago. I know....who knew?
Innkeeper Beth will grant your every wish, while she is whipping up something from scratch day and night ( the raspberry coffee cake was "divine"!!!) the rooms are spacious, clean, and the Jacuzzi tub for two was perfect after a long day of sightseeing. Two glasses of wine....just ask. Would not think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Harvey House BB the weekend of 4/14/12. We booked the Jimmy Stewart room, and it's even more comfortable than the website photos suggest. A king-sized bed with plush bedding and linens... the jaccuzi in the bathroom (fits 1 comfortably)... and the chaise lounge by the fireplace. I enjoyed all three. Breakfast is a delicious affair, with homemade granola (generously laced w/almonds and coconut), oven pancakes (aka, Dutch Baby --WOW), eggs any way and bacon if you want. Beth, the innkeeper, is friendly and informal, and she does a great job of anticipating needs. This is our second stay, and my husband and I will definitely be coming back. Btw-- the 'L' is a 5-minute walk from the B&B, and we took it everywhere.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are lovely. The Jimmy Stewart Room has plenty of windows,but these have shades for...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Fabulous B & B, comfortable, very clean,large luxurious rooms, and bathroom. Beth is a great host and fixes a wonderful breakfast. The location is great, a nice neighbourhood with many good restaurants within walking distance. Train close by to downtown. Overall would definitely return.

Room Tip: Jimmy Stewart room faces the train track (in case a light sleeper)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 107 South Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
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Location: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harvey House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chicago's most luxurious inn featuring fireplaces and oversized luxury baths with jucuzzi tubs, gourmet breakfast. Suites that are Ideal for Romantic Getaways, and also rooms ideal for the business traveler. Combines the best of luxury hotels and botique inns. Perfect location with supurb access to downtown and airports. WIFI, garage parking, great for romantic getaways, mini breaks, and ideal for the discriminationg business traveler that prefers great furnishings,great matresses and great food. Walk to dozens of shops and restraunts. Chicago Trib calls Harvey House Best Kept Secret and an architectural and design triumph! ... more   less 
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