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“Fantastic weekend stay!”
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Magnolia Studios
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Fantastic weekend stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

I invited my parents to stay with us in Chicago to spend some time with my fiancée and me, so we put them up with Kate at Magnolia Studios.

The room was pristine and cozy, and my parents had a fantastic time.

My father wanted creamer for his morning coffee. When we emailed Kate around 10pm, she sent Ashley over with a tureen of half and half within five minutes! Amazing.

The gate to the studio residences in the back is a little narrow and hard to see late in the night, but it helps to separate out the residences from the noisy street.

Highly recommended. Kate and Ashley are lovely hosts. I would definitely reserve Magnolia for my family again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Waterloo, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent three nights in studio 1 and were pleased overall with our stay. The studio was very clean and nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable. We did have a couple of glitches, which is the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars. The internet connection was not reliable although every effort was made by management to rectify the situation. Our toilet backed up one morning but the handy plunger in the supplies area in the hall quickly solved that problem. If you are driving your own vehicle and using the garage, be aware that it's a tight fit for larger models as you need to back in from a narrow alley. Despite the glitches I would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend Magnolia Studios to anyone looking for a nice play to stay in north Chicago.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I found Magnolia studios through TripAdvisor and was glad I did. The location is in a nice neighborhood with easy access to the Bryn Mawr red line stop but without the noise of the red line train. Plenty of good eats and local shops to get everything you want. This place is like a B&B but without the breakfast part. We stayed in studio 1 and it had everything we needed. Plenty of space for our 4 and 2 year olds to sleep (we brought along their sleeping arrangements though a roll away bed is available), a full kitchen with all the necessary stuff (plates, forks, bottle opener, cork screw, microwave, refrigerator, stove, pots, oven, etc), a comfortable bed and a nice bathroom that is small but well decorated and very functional. The place was clean and put together very well. One of the best aspects, the "information book" was exceptional. It had all the important information while being concise and descriptive. We found the book very helpful which is rare in our experience and by far the best book of any that we have seen.

While we didn't see or speak with the proprietors, the place was very accessible and nice to stay in. For the price this place can't be beat. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Studios 1 and 2 are in a separate building behind the main building, the "coach house" the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I stayed at Magnolia Studios in Studio #2. It was such a nice getaway. I am a Chicago resident and chose Magnolia Studios for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday home life. It was truly wonderful to be in such a peaceful location but still so close to all of the action of Andersonville and close to the beach. The room was fantastic. Wonderfully decorated and the shower with all of the water jets was to die for!!! I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

This was my second time at Magnolia Studios. What a great place. Your studio will be tastefully furnished with a complete kitchen and a very quiet night time for sleeping. But at the same time, its minutes from Wrigley Field and downtown by the Red Line, or Lake Michigan on foot. Andersonville where its located , north of downtown, is a lively and interesting community in itself with some really good restaurants and pubs. Plus a nearby grocery store where you can pick up snacks, or breakfast provisions.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed in Studio 2 which is a lovely apartment with a queen size bed, modern bathroom and lots of modern conviniences (coffee pod machine, laptop, free wifi, communal washing maching and dryer). Information book and pamphlets were super helpful and gave us lots of ideas of things to do - we walked three blocks to the lake for a stroll along the water then swung by the local grocery store another couple of blocks away for some salads for dinner. No issues with check in - could have dropped bags off early if need be. Easy walk from public transport (bus or train). Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

We sneaked back, courtesy of BA, for 5 days and this time stayed in Studio 1.

Loved it! It's light, modern, airy,with wonderful fixtures and fittings and - a great view of the garden - through the balcony door which opens for beautiful sunny evenings - of which we had none! - that's a real bonus.

Given the temperature at one point was 4 degrees c outside, the warm air heating was a real bonus and we felt very at home. It could quite easily become our second home from home! Wonderful bed, comfortable chairs and a shower head the size of a dinner plate - bliss!

Kate is great, there to help if needed, but if not, she isn't like those innkeepers/hosts who almost pin you to the wall and chat - we love her, and the rest of her family too!

The location is great very handy for the L and garage parking is available if required

Needless to say we'll go back!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Magnolia Studios

Property: Magnolia Studios
Address: 5705 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Guest House situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Chicago’s Edgewater / Andersonville neighborhood, Magnolia Studios offers a choice of 3 unique Chicago suites, only five minutes from the beach and thirty minutes from downtown Chicago. ... more   less 
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