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Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
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Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
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Overview of Freehand Chicago

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Freehand Chicago

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel with restaurant, near Chinese Consulate

8.0/10 Very Good

1,003 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $107
Price available on 8/30/2022
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19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, 60611
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 8 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Grant Park - 14 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 17 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 19 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 20 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 24 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 27 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 36 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 39 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 3 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 24 min walk
  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 6 min walk
  • State Station - 10 min walk

About this property

Freehand Chicago

Freehand Chicago offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Michigan Avenue and Chicago Riverwalk. After visiting the 24-hour fitness center for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. This Art Deco hotel is also within a short drive of Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Fellow travelers like the central location for the sightseeing and because it's just a short walk to public transportation: Grand Station (Red Line) is steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 215 rooms
  • Arranged over 17 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 49 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1927
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness center

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar specializes in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.
Cafe Integral - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Parking

  • Self parking costs USD 49 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 50 mi (80 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very Good

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.3/10

Staff & service

7.5/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.7/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Small rooms
Good price and central location in River North, walking distance to lots of restaurants and bars. Building itself is old and rooms are very very small. Had to request to change rooms because you could hear the elevator cables clanging through the walls.
Akira, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Ok, affordable place to stay. Lost an important package
Christina, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great affordable shared bedroom option
Great option for a shared bedroom at a great location, very walkable, and with public transit just around the corner.
Marcos, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Unique
Small rooms. No amenities in the room (coffee maker, refrigerator). Just here 1 night so it was ok - but wouldn’t use again.
Ron, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You Should Stay Here
We had a great stay at The Freehand! Very relaxing decor & atmosphere. Will 100% stay again the next time we need to.
Matthew, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Really bad attendance to check-in She was horrible a treating customers not just us but other people there. Won't go back there.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

A tiny hotel room
The hotel room is very very small
Xiao, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jasara, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect for solo travelers
I stayed here as a solo traveler in my early 30s, and I chose to book a bed in a female-only quad room. The location was perfect, staff was friendly and helpful, bed was very comfortable, facilities were clean, and the vibe in the lobby and common areas was great. This is definitely an elevated hostel experience, not a super rowdy party crowd. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and I'm positive I'll be back!
Lindsay, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cooper, 1-night trip
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