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“FABULOUS PLACE ON ALTGELD STREET IN LINCOLN PARK”

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Roscoe Village Guesthouse
Ranked #11 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Chicago
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“FABULOUS PLACE ON ALTGELD STREET IN LINCOLN PARK”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stayed at the condo/apartment on Altgeld Street in Lincoln Park. The location was excellent. Just a short 2 blocks away from the "El" to take us into downtown Chicago. The condo was amazing. Everything was done in great taste, modern decor and everything upgraded, fresh and new. All the conveniences of home. Beds were extremely comfortable and all had down comforters on them. The condo was within walking distance to small theatre and great stuffed pizza place. Plenty of shopping and things to do in Lincoln Park area. It was great to park our van without the additional expense of hotel parking and having all that space is just so much better than being crammed in a hotel. No problem accessing internet. Condo owner was easy to communicate with and extremely nice. You would not be disappointed staying here. We also posted a review on VRBO.com.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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madison, wi
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

The apartment we stayed at was on the third floor, up two narrow and winding flights of stairs. The space was beautiful as was the kitchen and furnishings. Street parking was very easy and it is within walking distance of shops and dining. But, the shower was too small to even turn around in, the bath did not drain and it was lacking the little touches that would elevate this apartment to excellent. There are probably better values to be had.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2010

We loved staying at this home! We were supposed to stay in another place just south of downtown but it was flooded out from heavy rains the day we were supposed to check in. In a panic, we tried to find a place that would accommodate the 5 of us immediately. I called Joe and he was so helpful to get us in quickly. It had more than enough room for us...the kids were thrilled to get their own bedrooms which never happens. Roscoe Village is a really cool area to stay, I would definitely stay here again! Great shops and restaurants along the street, but still has the quiet residential feel. It's only 15 minutes max drive to downtown. We are now happy our original place was flooded because our stay in Roscoe Village was much more enjoyable and we will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Chicago. Thanks to Joe and Dave for all your help!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2010

We stayed at Roscoe Village on probably one of the busiest summer weekends in Chicage: July 4th. The Cubs were in town as well and it was the first day the weather hit over 90 degrees. Nonetheless, the location was perfect. We didn't have to deal with a lot of crowds or parking issues. We chose to use the parking garage behind the unit ($10/day) because we just didn't want to deal with finding a place on the street with two small kids and all of the things we had to lug around for them. But, street parking seemed like a good option. We stayed in the 2 bedroom guesthouse with two small children (a 1 year old and 3 year old). The bedrooms were spacious and there were two seperate baths. The kitchen/livingroom/dining room area was nice and open and very well-appointed--plenty of room for the kids to run around, all of the appliances we would need to cook and entertain there. There was a nice little backyard with a patio that we didn't use, but would be good for just to hanging out, grilling some food and have a drink. The location was great. The neighborhood was very safe and perfect for any type of group that is visiting (families, singles, couples, young and old). We walked all over Roscoe Village which has a lot of unique shops and restaurants. We had perhaps the best Italian at Piazza Bella since our trip to Italy (a little place just a few steps from the condo--food and service was great--an upscale atmosphere that was very kid-friendly). There is a great park nearby for the kids and places to walk to if you need groceries or conveniences (Whole Foods, Walgreens). We didn't use the public transit system, but a stop is close by within walking distance. We drove into downtown which only took about 15 minutes as well as the Lincoln Park Zoo and Beach. We spent most our evenings in Roscoe Village. Dave and Joe were friendly and excellent to deal with.
We would definitely stay here again. My extended family and I are already planning a trip to Chicago in the future and renting the 3 bedroom unit.
The amenities, service and cleanliness were outstanding. We arrived a bit early when they were still cleaning and they didn't mind having us hang out until we were done. We too had a bit of trouble trying to ge tthe TV to work, but figured out everything was in the closet and needed to be turned on.

The restaurants in the area were great, many with outdoor seating. Some were closed on Sunday either because it was a holiday or because it isn't part of their regular hours. There were plenty more we wanted to try but we the ones we did we highly recommend: Piazza Bella (just a few steps away, great food and service), John's Place (just on the corner on rRscoe--great food, huge portions), Wishbone (a few blocks, next to Whole Foods--very kid friendly with excellent breakfast). Tehre were also plenty of pubs and taverns within walking distance as well as a few wine and tapas places.

Overall, I would highly recommend Rocoe Village Guesthouse as a great place to stay. Thanks Dave for making our first official "family vacation" a memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

We recently completed an long weekend stay a Roscoe Village Guesthouse condo. We traveled from California to watch the Angels play the Cubs. The accommodations were excellent and well located. The neighborhood was very nice. Everything in the unit was as promised. We rented a 4-bedroom condo that was sparkling clean and well furnished. We had all the comforts of home. Everyone had a great time, including my teenage boys (not the easiest to please). The service we received from the management was curteous, prompt and efficient. I would highly recommend Roscoe Village Guesthome. I would not hesitate to rent from them again when we are in Chicago.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Sewanee TN
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the lovely Roscoe Village guesthouse. Service was excellent, townhouse suite was nicely appointed. We had trouble with all of the media in both suites that we stayed in though--neither the PC user or the MAC user in our group could connect to the internet and it took awhile to figure out the t.v. system. So, if this is important to you you might want to inquire with the owners about usage/connectivity.
Roscoe Village is great! Great restaurants (Italian, upscale bar food, vegetarian breakfast/brunch place) and walking distance to Whole Foods and Safeway (I think) which was super. Great neighborhood for a morning run, and two blocks from a nice kids park.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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New Port Richey, FL
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

Just got back from our stay (5/27-6/2/10). We went with a group of friends (6 of us in total). Overall we were very happy with our stay and would definitely stay here again. I originally rated 4 stars instead of 5 mainly because of the owners not being available via phone as much as we feel they should've been (details below). I've since changed my rating to 5 after receiving a very concerned phone call from one of the owners and assurance that they would correct this problem. As a fellow business owner I was able to suggest a solution that would easily solve the problem. The owner I spoke with was very appreciative and receptive and vowed to correct the problem and insure we were taken care of if we stayed there again.

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Very clean

Very safe/friendly neighborhood with cool local places to keep you busy (restaurants, bars, boutique stores, etc.). We always felt very safe walking around, even late at night!

Close to public transit (CTA buses and trains). Bus stop is only a few blocks away. Buses take you to the trains so you don't have to walk all the way there.

Close to airports and downtown so cab rates aren't too expensive if you go that route

Very comfortable bedding

Gorgeous back patio for relaxing, BBQing, etc.

Very nicely decorated

Very friendly owners who live in the same building

Luxurious shower with multiple heads

Luxurious tub with jets


.. Things that could be better (nothing bad, though):
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TV in living room can only be changed by walking to the kitchen and pointing the remote towards a small closet.

No TVs in any of the bedrooms.

TV in the bathroom can only be changed by pulling the cable box out of the wall behind the mirror.

It takes about 40-60 mins to get to various destinations downtown via public transit when you take into consideration the walking involved to get to the CTA and to your destination when you get off public transit.

Owners were always slow in returning calls. Two of us called early the date of our arrival with some questions and never heard back. We called again the following day regarding a different matter and waited a few hours to hear back. Thankfully we weren't calling with a problem getting into the unit.

Only one set of keys was provided. The units do have entry via key-code but if the main door to the building is locked this doesn't do you any good. You can enter the back of the unit with just your key code if you leave the deadbolt on the back door unlocked.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Roscoe Village Guesthouse
Address: 2104 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618-6220
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Roscoe Village
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #11 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Roscoe Village Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Roscoe Village Guesthouse is a new contemporary urban inn, tastefully decorated and located in one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, Roscoe Village. The area derives its distinctive character from charming boutiques and popular restaurants and bars. Only 4.5 blocks from the “El” that will take you downtown to all attractions 10-20 min. The Guesthouse has six suites, either 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 baths, full kitchen, fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and granite. ... more   less 
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