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Freehand Chicago

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19 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2707
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 139 Specialty lodging in Chicago
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Freehand Chicago, located just 2 blocks from Michigan Avenue in the heart of River North, offers comfortable accommodations and great dining all in a building featuring the designs of renowned firm Roman & Williams. Our hotel features queen and king bedded rooms as well as rooms featuring 2 sets of bunk beds (4 twin beds in total), and two Penthouse Suites in a historic building. We have a coffee shop, Café Integral, as well as an award-winning cocktail bar, Broken Shaker.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Martynez wrote a review Jul 24
Milan, Italy12 contributions13 helpful votes
Central location, clean, friendly stuff, had problems with working from there. Tiny rooms but like super tiny, not sure how 4 people stay in such a mini shared space. Good coffee, limited breakfast food options. I was not able to work from there since WiFi in the bedroom was not working properly (I acknowledge that there might be some security features on my business laptop, but I have never experience this in other hotels)
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Creamatwinkie wrote a review Jul 23
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I've stayed here multiple times and this was the worst. The bathroom and bedroom weren't clean (hairballs and dust/cobwebs). I could feel the springs of the mattress in my back. The shower had hardly any water pressure. The woman at check in was rude and appeared to hate her job and anyone who tried to speak with her. The other two staff members were wonderful.
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_moonmnan_ wrote a review Jul 23
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Nice location and Facility. Rooms are a it small with not much storage, but worked out fine for a one night stay. We were not able to check out the bar since it was so full, which was a bit disappointing as a guest, but understandable. Overall a nice spot.
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Jessica M wrote a review Jul 22
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We booked a queen room and I saw the square footage so I expected it to be small, but it was tiny and I mean T-I-N-Y. Our room had one window that faced the inside of the building and was very dark. The window allowed in very little light and the lighting in the room was very dim, even when it was all turned on. The bed was decently comfortable, we slept well, but the mattress is on a platform bed just inches off the ground. I get this is the look and design, but in function, it felt like we were in college sleeping on a mattress on the ground. My husband is tall so getting in and out was an effort. The bathroom was nice enough, but again TINY. Also, no frills in the room, no glasses, no coffeemaker, etc. Overall the design and vibe are cool in this hotel, if you're on a budget and need a cool clean crashpad, it works. Maybe I am aging out of that and want a little more cushiness when I travel these days!
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Itzel Arevalo Venegas wrote a review Jul 20
San Francisco, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
From the security at night to the friendly front desk and AC blasting rooms, we slept like babies in the cubby bunkbeds. Safe and central. Public transportation was around the corner but everything was pretty much walking distance as well.
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$76 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Near North Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Freehand Chicago
Which popular attractions are close to Freehand Chicago?
Nearby attractions include The Magnificent Mile (0.2 miles), The Escape Game Chicago (0.09 miles), and EscapeHouse Chicago (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Freehand Chicago?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Freehand Chicago?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Freehand Chicago?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, The Capital Grille, and Eddie V's Prime Seafood.
Is Freehand Chicago located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Freehand Chicago?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Freehand Chicago?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (4.7 miles), The Rookery Building (0.9 miles), and Macy's on State Street (0.6 miles).
Is Freehand Chicago accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.