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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful Hotel built in 1928. Our room was a single Queen, a bit on the small side but excellent in every other way. The bed was very comfortable. A bit on the hard side which is the way I like it. My wife really liked the pillows.There was only one chair and desk available, but the room also had a...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our overnight accommodation in the main Carleton Hotel, not the motel, was as promised: 2 double beds in a large room. We did not find a thermostat, but we were able to turn off the heat and we opened one window to cool room down. Shower was nice. No breakfast available except in Poor Phil's, an attached restaurant/bar. Parking is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Centrally located and in easy walking distance to all Frank Lloyd Wright's great Prairie Style houses. We had so much room in the suite, and felt so comfortable. The neighborhood was welcoming and safe and close to a train station. Don't let the drive through some of the other neighborhoods scare you.

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! The perfect location- shops and restaurants all walking distance as well as the train station to take you anywhere else you'd want to go in Chicago. Very safe neighborhood, friendly people. Free ample parking, friendly staff too! I stopped by early only to drop my bag so I could explore free handed. Instead I was offered...

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CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear J B, Thank you for your review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit us again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Chose this hotel due to the free parking, location in Oak Park, price, and charm of the building. Had no problems finding a space to park. Room was surprisingly large and spacious and well appointed, many windows, comfortable beds. We were in the hotel section, not the motel section. Had some troubles getting to our room but only because we...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We chose this hotel mainly because Chicago hotel prices are stupid! We figured we could hop on the "L" and avoid the ridiculous prices. While this isn't cheap by most city standards, it's a lovely, warm and welcoming hotel. The little bar that's attached and separate dining area where we had breakfast had a huge amount of charm! The rooms...

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CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear YankBritUK, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

This hotel is located near the historical district of Oak Park. You can stay in the main hotel or the annex. We chose the annex since the price was right, but we still had full access of the main hotel area. It is within walking distance of things to explore - Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions, local businesses and...

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Cody, Wyoming
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Note that the lobby is sunken, and there are two street entrances. You will have to carry your bags up and down 4 stairs no matter which door you use. YMCA excercise rooms are good. Easy walk to CVS, Dunkin doughnuts, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, bus, Metra, Green line. Ask to be in old building and for safe deposit box.

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Lake Forest, California
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Kind of nostalgic, throw back old building. The lobby is quaint but small, no coffee in the morning. You have to go to the adjoining restaurant for $2.50. The elevators are also small and slow; the beds are small too. After thinking about it, if you are small, this place would be a 4 star but regularly, it's an average...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Note my prejudice: I don't have to travel to the Loop during the rush hours, and my grandchildren live a ten minute drive from the hotel. But I have stayed in the hotel proper (when Herself is with me) and in the "motel" section (when alone). The rooms are clean and pleasant, the food is good, the bar is a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Carleton of Oak Park

Address: 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
Location: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range: $130 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carleton of Oak Park 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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“We chose the hotel section (not motel) and were very pleased with size of room.”
 of 5 bubbles Stringtownie, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the annex if you want a kitchenette too.”
 of 5 bubbles dianepdk, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Open a window if it gets hot, the heater is good and won't turn off.”
 of 5 bubbles Tim_the_Enchanter417, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
“Nice free parking in rear Allowed a late checkout ( 1.5 Hours) for funeral services downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles williamssly, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“There is a motel wing and a main building.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug2408, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
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