Freehand Chicago

Freehand Chicago

19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
+1 312 940 3699
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$65
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rate per night

7.6
Good

based on 1,905 reviews

Freehand Chicago
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About Freehand Chicago

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Freehand Chicago offers guests hip and modern lodgings and an atmosphere that celebrates sociality. It's an ideal hotel for groups, business travelers, and families alike, welcoming all guests with its warm and stylish setting.

Located on the north side of Chicago near Magnificent Mile, Freehand Chicago is close to many local cultural attractions, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Cultural Center, as well as countless restaurants and shops.

Accommodations at Freehand Chicago are designed to suit the needs of different types of travelers. Guest can choose a King private room with bathroom, work station, and city or standard views, an ADA-compliant Queen private room with accessible bathrooms, or Quad rooms with four twin-sized bunk beds, seating areas, and mini bar that can be shared or private. Rooms are designed by Roman and Williams and feature contemporary and clean accents.

Freehand Chicago has complimentary wi-fi throughout its premises, making it an excellent spot for guests to catch up with friends and work during their stay. There's an onsite gym, so guests can keep up with their fitness routine no matter how far from home they may be. The hotel also hosts yoga happy hours, DJ events, free bingo on Saturdays, tarot Tuesdays, and much more at its café and lounge.

Speaking of its café and lounge, Freehand Chicago’s dining and drinking options are as spirited and inspired as its lodgings. Visit Broken Shaker to see why it's been dubbed Chicago’s best hotel bar and indulge in perfectly-crafted and imaginative cocktails. And for crave-worthy Nicaraguan coffees, breakfast, and lunch, stop by Café Integral, where guests can feed their bellies and their souls.

Charming surroundings and welcoming staff are only the beginning at Freehand Chicago.

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Amenities at Freehand Chicago

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shower chair
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area

Bathroom

  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Family rooms
  • Sofa
  • Lockers
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Laundry

  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club

Parking and transportation

  • Parking (surcharge)

Bedroom

  • Socket near the bed

Workspace

  • Laptop safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Freehand Chicago

7.6
GoodBased on 1,905 verified guest reviews
7.7Families
7.2Couples
7.7Solo
7.6Friends

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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:NEARLY EVERYTHING
Cons:The bed was a little wonky
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:The atmosphere at Freehand was excellent. Everything from the decor to the staff was super welcoming. I would stay there again.
Cons:The only downside we’re the rooms were a little small. I don’t mind small rooms but with two people it made it a little difficult to navigate around.
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8.8 Very Good
Pros:Location is perfect. Down town close to all transportation. Price was reasonable. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating.
Cons:Window in room didn’t open and no air circulation.
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8.0 Very Good
Pros:Great location - within walking distance of many attractions, like The House of Blue, Chicago Riverwalk, Magnificent Mile, and eateries. Also conveniently located for public transportation - within one block of the "L" System and close to many bus lines. Trendy - not your conventional décor. The tiles in the shower set it apart from molded walls in many hotels. Argan line of toiletries provided. Fitness Center - small but adequately equipped. Activities - we took advantage of the architectural tour which was informative. There were other interesting activities we would have joined but we didn't have the time.
Cons:Our room was tight. The queen bed pretty much took up the whole space. Not a lot of surface on which to put things. Small closet had only two hangers. My husband did not find the bed comfortable - the mattress was relatively thin and on a platform (instead of box spring).
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7.4 Good
Pros:great location, very funky bar and set up on first floor, clean spaces and a fun experience with lots of young travelers visiting chicago so it has a great international feel to it. almost like a high end youth hostel in a way
Cons:got quite a bit of an attitude with first reception at desk... but next morning, a different person at front desk was terrific. free breakfast doesn't really include many options
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The Freehand is a place that my fiance and I visit at least once annual (anniversary) and we decided to come back again! Always a pleasant stay, really nice staff, and lovely decor and overall vibe. LOVE the Freehand!
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7.7 Good
Pros:fantastic location. easy access to public transportation, especially for rides to/from o’hare. walkable to activities/locations like millennium park, river walk, shopping, etc. cleaning staff is pretty thorough in keeping the room and bathroom clean and tidy.
Cons:front desk staff could be friendlier and more helpful. breakfast can be improved— food offerings and how it is served. it was chaotic trying to get my bread toasted and coffee poured into a cup.
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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Best bed! Very comfortable
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6.5 Okay
Pros:Staff was sympathetic and helpful. The location and both the restaurant and cafe in the lobby were awesome.
Cons:They were having a lot of maintenance issues during our stay. Pipes broke in the rooms next to us so the fire escape doors were open. Our heating/cooling system didn't work in our room and the best they could do was give us a fan and some drink tickets. The icing on the cake was being harassed by two bros in the elevator.
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2.0 Poor
Cons:Being as I did not have a credit card I was NOT allowed to check in and my mother paid for it on line and is now being told she can not get a refund

Location

19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

What's nearby

  • Magnificent Mile373 m
  • Chicago Riverwalk0.6 km
  • Chicago Theater0.8 km
  • 360 CHICAGO0.8 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center1 km
  • Cloud Gate1.1 km
  • Millennium Park1.2 km
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail1.5 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago1.5 km
  • Symphony Center1.5 km
  • Willis Tower1.7 km
  • Grant Park1.9 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Freehand Chicago

  • When you are planning on staying at the Freehand Chicago for a minimum of 2 nights, you will be eligible to receive a discount on your entire booking. Additionally, the hotel periodically offers summer deals that allow guests to receive complimentary cocktails during their stay and pay a reduced rate on their room. During the spring, keep your eyes open for the Spring Ahead discount, a deal for visitors that will be at the hotel for 3 nights.

  • To learn more about the region’s delicious cuisine and discover how to prepare it yourself, sign up for either a food tour or cooking class through the Social Table, a company that the Freehand Chicago has a partnership with. For those that enjoy architecture, there are also tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which you can RSVP for at the hotel’s front desk.

  • For guests that are interested in a new and unique experience, sign up for a class through the Trapeze School Chicago. Teaching you how to balance and tight-rope walk, these classes are a great way to burn some calories, and you will receive a discount when you are a guest at the Freehand Chicago. If you enjoy yoga, spice things up a bit by taking a class on a paddle board. When you make your reservation with the hotel, you will be eligible for discounts. Guests are welcome to book kayaking tours through Urban Kayak, which will allow you to see different parts of the city.

  • Considered to be one of the most important buildings in American architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House is only a 15m drive from the Freehand Chicago and offers both guided and individual tours. If you enjoy art and design, don’t forget to visit the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, which is a 5m drive from the hotel. For an authentic nightlife experience in the city, go to Andy's Jazz Club, a bar that can be reached by car in less than 7m.

  • If you will be traveling with a substantial amount of luggage, consider renting your own car or using a taxi service to go from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Freehand Chicago. The drive will last between 20 and 25m if there is no congestion, and a regular UberX fare will cost you approximately $25 to $30, while a larger UberXL will be closer to $45 to $50. If you’re interested in traveling on a budget, use public transportation to make the trip instead. The Blue line train will bring you to the hotel in 1h, and a standard one-way ticket will cost you $2.50. For those that are renting a car, there are several companies to choose from at the airport, including Budget and Alamo. (Prices checked 06/06/19).

  • Freehand Chicago is located at 19 East Ohio Street in Near North Side, 1.9 km from the centre of Chicago. Magnificent Mile is the closest landmark to Freehand Chicago.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Freehand Chicago.

  • Yes, Freehand Chicago offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Freehand Chicago is 15.3 km from Chicago Midway.

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Value for money

7.8

Distance to city centre

1.9 km

Location rating

9.2

Nearest airport

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Distance to airport

24.9 km