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Get an overview of this hotelArt Deco Chicago hotel in River North, walk to Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free

Location

Located in River North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Museum of Contemporary Art and Water Tower Place are also within 15 minutes. Grand Station (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and self parking.

Room Amenities

All 215 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and premium bedding. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, hair dryers, and showers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Art Deco hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge. A total renovation of this property was completed in May 2015.

Freehand Chicago is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Water dispenser 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1927 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Shared refrigerator 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 215 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Towels provided 
  • Linens provided 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Local cuisine breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar specializes in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Cafe Integral - This Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
Union Pay
No rollaway/extra beds available
Guests are limited to booking a maximum of 14 days in a 12 month period in our shared accommodation room types. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Freehand Chicago Hotel
  • Freehand Hotel
  • Freehand Chicago
  • Freehand
  • Freehand Hotel Chicago

We should mention

Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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