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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 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 125 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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sameemondale24 wrote a review Sep 18
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The place was great and had a very modern environment. The lobby is well designed and is a great place to get some work done. At night, the lobby gets pretty loud and it’s pretty annoying but over the hotel experience is good.
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galdana19 wrote a review Sep 12
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After waiting 45 min and being allowed into my room 30 min past check in time, I was disappointed to find that my bed’s bed frame had a thick layer of dust and the white comforter had dried blood stains on it. I was told I had to wait for my room because it was being cleaned so I was expecting a clean room. Especially during a pandemic. When I inquired about a possible discount due to the late check in and room quality I was politely told “No, sorry for the inconvenience”.
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Hello, I wanted to take the time to thank you for staying with us and follow up with you about your recent visit. I understand that there was a concern regarding the room condition during your stay and I am truly sorry for any disruption that this caused you. This is not the experience that we want any guest to have and we strive to provide all our guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay. We will definitely follow up with our housekeeping department. If you have any other concerns please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you so much for your valued business and thank you for your time.
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Dana S wrote a review Sep 7
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
This is usually my Go-To place in Chicago. We got a regular queen room and found a long hair in our sink. After talking to the receptionist I requested someone look at the next room before putting us in it... she didn’t like my request. We then went to the second room and found even more hairs. We decided it wasn’t worth the headache and booked at the Marriott. We didn’t get a refund even after asking for one. I dont know what’s going on here but this place used to be amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Freehand Chicago, Guest Services / Front Office at Freehand Chicago
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Hello, I wanted to take the time to thank you for staying with us and follow up with you about your recent visit. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the room condition during your stay. I am truly sorry for any disruption that this caused you. This is not the experience that we want any guest to have and we strive to provide all our guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay. We will definitely follow up with our housekeeping department. If you have any other concerns please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you so much for your valued business and thank you for your time. Best Regards, James Jennings Assistant Front Office Manager Freehand Chicago 19 East Ohio Chicago, IL 60611 O: 312 288 7542
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rtolbert402 wrote a review Sep 7
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Trip was nice and short. Room have everything I needed. Also there is laundry onsite which is always a plus. Also the front desk people were great as always. Looking forward to my next stay with you guys.
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Response from Freehand Chicago, Guest Services / Front Office at Freehand Chicago
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Thank you for staying with us! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers <3
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wonderlandx6 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dayton, Ohio1 contribution
I’ll be back! That’s for sure and check out the other rooms. Loved every second of it and can’t wait to come back. Service was awesome didn’t see a bar tho and that’s ok next door had one. Wish it wasn’t COVID so there was more to do but next time! I love this city
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Thank you for choosing our hotel to be your home away from home during your trip to Chicago! We enjoyed having you with us and we hope that you come back to visit us again. Thanks again and stay safe!
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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 (0.08 miles), and Adagio Teas (0.05 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, Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, and Steak 48.
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 (1.0 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.