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The Carleton of Oak Park

1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3093
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#1 of 2 hotels in Oak Park
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The Carleton of Oak Park is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Oak Park, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Carleton Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Oak Park, Carleton Hotel is located a short distance from Grace Episcopal Church (0.3 mi) and St. Edmund Parish (0.5 mi).

While in Oak Park be sure to experience local chicken and waffles favorites at Chicago's Home Of Chicken And Waffles II.

Should time allow, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and Wright Plus Housewalk are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Oak Park!

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Christina R wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Every time I come to Chicago I stay here, great customer service and the rooms are very clean and cozy I love my view and it’s close to all the attractions are close and if you want to go downtown it’s a quick train ride
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris B wrote a review Jun 2020
Webster Groves, Missouri3 contributions1 helpful vote
First traveling experience since sheltering in space. We visited our grandchildren in Oak Park. Hotel graciously accepted all our protective requests which made our visit stress free. Would heartily recommend to others.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
susanandscottheller wrote a review Mar 2020
Howell, New Jersey27 contributions8 helpful votes
I understand the charm appeal of an older hotel. This hotel didn’t work for me. We got a two room suite, big waste of money. The leather furniture was cracked and peeling. The elevator was an experience, to get your luggage and you up stairs took two trips. No room for 3 people and a luggage trolley.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Tsaki wrote a review Feb 2020
Chesterfield, Missouri247 contributions104 helpful votes
We booked a "Superior 1 King Bed Suite" in the "hotel" for Sat and Sunday, Feb 15th and 16th. Arrived shortly after 4 and the suite was ready. As cheery as the desk person was, I think I would have been annoyed if it had not been ready as 3 pm was listed as arrival time. This is a REAL suite reminding me that an older establishment knew what a suite is. The bathroom (two sinks one outside of the bath/toilet area) and the bedroom are separate and the bedroom has a door. The bath has a tub/shower combo. I think the bedroom was designed for less than a king as it seemed tight especially with the wood frame. I significantly injured my toe not realizing the rear post of the bed was sharp and not visible. The bed was comfortable a half-notch less than say a full-Marriott bed. The living area was large; I think it was the size of a hotel room plus there was a small dining table and convenience kitchen with a small frig and microwave. I note there were no towels or paper towels in the kitchen and we picked some up at the store. The sofa and tables were nice, and the executive work desk was excellent, and there was an adequate number of plugs. There were heating units in each room controlled by individual numbered thermostats; I think they were some type of radiant heating units and they were EXCELLENT and quiet. I noted that there were 3 a/c units in the suite which I suspect would not be as quiet as central cooling, but I felt sure they would be adequate for the humid dog days of the area. Parking was interesting with 4 small lots within about a block of the hotel entrance. The snow from a recent storm made a few of the spots less than accessible. I was happy the parking was free which for an urban location was a particularly nice surprise. I was surprised there was a valet parking; perhaps it is offered when the weather is bad which would be nice. Street parking is electronically metered. The location was great for Oak Park. We were minutes from everywhere we needed to be over the three days. Be aware about the metered parking being almost everywhere; I'd get the parking ap if I was spending more time. Negatives: Perhaps I missed the fine print, but we were astonished that there had been no housekeeping service. We returned to the suite about 9 pm and realized nothing had been touched. At that hour, I decided it didn't matter to me. I'd stay there again for the price and location to where I want to be. I asked some patrons of the dinner house about their experience and they were pleased as were the patrons of the diner serving breakfast the next morning.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Robert M wrote a review Jan 2020
23 contributions2 helpful votes
Located just 2 blocks from the subway, this Oak Park landmark is wonderful. Our room was large and included a small kitchenette and seating area, but the bathroom was just a little too small. However, we found it very comfortable and easily accessible. There are 2 restaurants and a bar on the premises and an agreement with the local YMCA provides access to a full service fitness center and pool. There is also free parking, which is quite a plus.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Dear I8191TErobertm, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of the Carleton. We hope to be of service to you again in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carleton of Oak Park
Which popular attractions are close to The Carleton of Oak Park?
Nearby attractions include Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre (0.2 miles), Pleasant Home (0.1 miles), and Mills Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Carleton of Oak Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Carleton of Oak Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Carleton of Oak Park?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Carleton of Oak Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Carleton of Oak Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Delia's Kitchen, and Poor Phil's.
Does The Carleton of Oak Park offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Carleton of Oak Park?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (4.4 miles), Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (0.6 miles), and Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk (0.5 miles).
Is The Carleton of Oak Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.