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“Live the rabbit at Harvey House” 5 of 5 stars
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Harvey House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Oak Park B&B and Inns
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30 reviews
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“Live the rabbit at Harvey House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

In the classic movie, Harvey, Jimmy Stewart plays a man who introduces every person he meets to his magical 6'3" rabbit, offers them his card and invites them over to his home for dinner. If you think there are no people today that are this nice, then visit Harvey House in Oak Park. Beautifully kept with thoughtfulness everywhere, we enjoyed three mornings of one of a kind breakfasts created by its owner, Beth. Harvey House is on a par with the finest B and B's in Great Britain.
Accessible to Chicago and a quick drive to the United Center, the town of Oak Park is loaded with well kept Victorian houses and the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes anywhere. It boasts a handful of fine restaurants -- try the creme brulee at Hemingways and nachos at Maya.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed at the Harvey House for a couple of days in December. I can truly say, the service we received was unparalleled. Very charming and cosy! The owner was very friendly and very accommodating. My husband and I enjoy great food and we are very good cooks but the breakfast she served was outstanding and we were asking for cooking tips that she happily gave us. Every night we returned, there were always a few treats waiting for us including the best sweet potato pie we have ever tasted. Great stay, we will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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chicago, Il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We recently spent a night at the Harvey House In Oak Park. The accommodations are superb. We stay at many B&B's and this was definitely one of the best.

Beth is a gracious and friendly host who also happens to be one fantastic cook. You will never have a better breakfast served hot and to your specifications. Although it didn't apply to us, she was serving gluten free food to another guest. That's what I call personal service!

The room (Jimmy Stewart) was beautiful, quiet and just what we envisioned for a get-away weekend. The bed was comfortable, and the fireplace added the perfect ambiance for a cold, snowy winter night. Despite what it says on the website, there is now a selection of movies for viewing in the room.

Many people have mentioned the noise of the train. Although we could certainly hear it during the evening, it was not loud enough to wake us during the night. There are only slight negatives I would say about this particular room. One is that although most of the windows have room darkening blinds, the windows next to the fireplace only have sheers and there was a bright light shining through one of them. We ended up opening the door to the armoire to block the light. The other small issue is that the ceramic tile floor in the bathroom gets very cold and there wasn't a rug. These are both minor issues that can be remedied.

We highly recommend the Harvey House. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This wonderful property has so much to offer and so close to the city. The charm, ambience, .the hostess made our stay here so relaxing and enjoyable. I would recommend highly to anyone spending any time in the Chicagoland area

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Downers Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I won a stay at Harvey House at an auction. Since we live in the suburbs of Chicago, we didn't think much of staying at a B&B so close by in Oak Park, but what a surprise! Beth has turned her original home into a warm and wonderful B&B. Architecturally beautiful with fine attention to detail, the inn has five en suite bedrooms, some with jacuzzis and fireplaces. We stayed in the Jimmy Stewart room (our favorite) and the next night in the Oak Park room (Frank Lloyd Wright touches throughout with a kitchette). Breakfast each morning was fantastic - everything lovingly homemade -- scones, Dutch baby baked pancakes, anything to your liking. Inn guests are welcome to invite their own guests for breakfast! The common areas of the home include a lovely kitchen where there are always yummy treats (and afternoon wine!) on the counter. The living room has welcoming and comfortable sofas and chairs, a grand piano and fireplace -- a perfect spot for conversation, reading, etc. Walking distance to local shopping and restaurants, and a short drive to Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, downtown Chicago, and much more. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My wife and I greatly enjoyed staying at this perfect bed and breakfast. Service was impeccable, very friendly and with a personal note. Harvey House is a fantastic historic property in great shape. Attention to details is breathtaking. Do not miss the best pancakes you could ever expect for breakfast. Oak Park historic city center and many Frank Lloyd Wright mansions are within walking distance. You can not go wrong staying at Harvey House.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Leicester, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Forget staying on the Magnificant Mile! Harvey House is a wonderful place to stay and the commute to downtown is easy. The rooms are very comfortable and elegant. The Garden Room is charming. Beth serves a delicious breakfast to order and provides great homemade treats. Bicycles make travel around Oak Park easy and fun. A great place to use as a base to see Frank Lloyd Wright homes and Art Institute.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Harvey House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 107 S Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2911
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Location: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harvey House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chicago's most luxurious inn featuring fireplaces and oversized luxury baths with jucuzzi tubs, gourmet breakfast. Suites that are Ideal for Romantic Getaways, and also rooms ideal for the business traveler. Combines the best of luxury hotels and botique inns. Perfect location with supurb access to downtown and airports. WIFI, garage parking, great for romantic getaways, mini breaks, and ideal for the discriminationg business traveler that prefers great furnishings,great matresses and great food. Walk to dozens of shops and restraunts. Chicago Trib calls Harvey House Best Kept Secret and an architectural and design triumph! ... more   less 
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