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The Willows Hotel, Chicago

3-star3 stars
555 W Surf StChicagoIL60657United States of America

Boutique hotel within easy reach of Wrigley Field
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Decent vibe
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The Willows Hotel, Chicago

from $99
  • 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
  • Wrigley Field - 27 min walk
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 26 min walk
  • Lincoln Park - 28 min walk
  • Saint Joseph Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Briar Street Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - 11 min walk
  • Kingston Mines - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 46 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 12 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 14 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 14 min drive
  • Diversy Station - 12 min walk
  • Wellington Station - 12 min walk
  • Belmont Station (Red Line) - 15 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

About The Willows Hotel, Chicago

In Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, The Willows Hotel is under a mile from Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and about 1 mile from the Lincon Park Zoo. Wrigley Field is a mile and a half away. A host of other recreational activities are located nearby, including sailing, golf, and biking trails.

Hotel Features.
Dating back to 1906, this historic Lakeview hotel has a traditional European feel. The airy lobby features patterned wall coverings, French reproduction furnishings in rich fabrics, and a wood-burning fireplace. Continental breakfast, wireless Internet access, and use a nearby fitness center are complimentary. The 24-hour front desk includes a safe deposit box. The staff can arrange concierge services. This is a smoke-free property.

With textured walls, crown molding, and elegant furniture, the Willows Hotel's 55 guestrooms offer French Victorian ambience. Cookies are served daily during Evening Social Hour. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include air conditioning and windows that open. Refrigerators and cribs (infant beds) are available on request. All guestrooms at The Willows Hotel are non-smoking.

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 or cash deposit required

  • 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 *

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
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • 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/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than five (5) rooms. Group bookings are subject to a 2 week cancellation policy. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 8.2 From 596 reviews

The Willows Hotel, Chicago
Very Nice
Very nice hotel...will stay there again the next time we travel to Chicago
Tom, us2 night trip
The Willows Hotel, Chicago
Hotel is very dated, bed was very uncomfortable, wall paper was peeling, room was not very clean. Location & staff were great! Likely will not pay $250/night to stay here again however
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Willows Hotel, Chicago
Safe & friendly
Safe area very friendly Chicago neighborhood. Ill be back.Dan at dront desk is the best!!!!!
Michael, us2 night trip
The Willows Hotel, Chicago
Great staff that are helpful w special needs, negotiating the city. Love it here.
Karen, us2 night trip
The Willows Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Good for a couple nights near Roscoeville
Good location for visiting my sons in Chicago. Breakfast was continental and a little spare, but enough. Hotel room was spacious, although the hallway was dark, and everything feels a little dated. However, it probably would be hard to update without losing some of the charm, like the detailed wood moldings. Would definitely consider staying here again.
Teresa, us2 night trip

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The Willows Hotel, Chicago

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