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1 room, 2 adults

The Willows Hotel, Chicago

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
555 W Surf St, Chicago, IL, 60657, United States of America

Boutique hotel within easy reach of Briar Street Theatre
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Great location
Awesome vibe

The Willows Hotel, Chicago

from $69
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Petite Queen Room

What’s around The Willows Hotel, Chicago


  • In Lakeview
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 26 min walk
  • Wrigley Field - 30 min walk
  • Briar Street Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Vic Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Lincoln Hall - 17 min walk
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park - 22 min walk
  • Lincoln Park - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 45 min drive
  • Chicago Clybourn Station - 4 min drive
  • Chicago Ravenswood Station - 6 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 7 min drive
  • Diversy Station - 11 min walk
  • Wellington Station - 12 min walk
  • Belmont Station (Red Line) - 16 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1906
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Willows Hotel, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Willows
  • Willows Chicago
  • Willows Hotel
  • Willows Hotel Chicago
  • The Willows Hotel Hotel
  • The Willows Hotel Chicago
  • The Willows Hotel Hotel Chicago

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 654 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Aggressively Mediocre
For as old as this hotel is, it was pretty clear they took the time to renovate the front entrance but left the hallways looking more or less original and old looking. Nice small cozy solo 1 bed rooms. General hotel room expectations were met, not a whole lot to complain about, including the complimentary breakfast. Only thing might be that the bed was a little squeaky and in the middle of the night the radiator turned on and was pretty loud and obnoxious for a good 10-15min. So nothing amazing, rather aggressively mediocre but in a good way, and very worth it for the price with respect to other hotels in the immediate vicinity and given that I was only staying for a night.
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel in a good location
The hotel had great charm, older furnishings, and was in a convenient area of the city. We opten for the "comfort sized king room" which we would consider average sized compared to chain hotels, so I don't know if I would want to stay in one of the smaller rooms. We enjoyed the stay and the suggestions from the staff on things to do in the area. Check out was a little slow and we were mis-charged for a few items, and that was the only issue we had. We recommend this hotel and would certainly stay again!
Chad, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Lovely quaint hotel!
We had a very nice stay! We went to a concert at Lincoln Hall which was only a 20 minute walk from the Willows. There is always coffee and tea in the lobby which was nice to grab as we headed out into the cold for the walk. The staff was very kind. We enjoyed our clean room, king size bed, and robes!
Autumn, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great Location with Hit or Miss Staff
Historic hotel with small comfortable rooms. Two of the front desk staff we encountered seemed distracted by or oblivious of our presence, but the Sunday morning staff was friendly and helpful. Convenient location with good neighborhood recommendations available. I'd stay here again.
Jen, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good overall
Definitely a solid 3. It’s wasn’t exceptional and it wasn’t terrible. Decent service. Decently up kept and clean. Room was a good size for two queen beds.
Kiana, us1 night trip with friends

The Willows Hotel, Chicago

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