$118 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 26, 2014 Check-out: Aug 27, 2014

Carleton of Oak Park

3 stars
1110 Pleasant St., Oak Park, IL 60302
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
60 reviews
Very comfortable

Spacious comfortable room. The staff was very accommodating and willing to help out in every way.... See full review

  • Rimac
  • Jun 3, 2014
Oasis

The service was excellent. I got lost everyday. I would call the front desk and the they would tell... See full review

  • Xylem
  • May 21, 2014
Residential serenity in cultural neighborhood near downtown Chicago
Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway always return to the Carleton of Oak Park hotel, where tidy hotel rooms lie within walking distance to attractions surrounding the famous former residents. In a quiet, yet cultural, neighborhood 10 miles outside Chicago, this boutique retreat was built in 1928 as a residential hotel and retains its historic charm. Antique and reproduction furnishings fill the Carleton of Oak Park hotel, including romantic guest rooms and common areas warmed by chandeliers and fireplaces.
Highlights
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • American grill restaurant offers seasonal outdoor dining
  • Full kitchens
  • Reach downtown Chicago in just minutes on the nearby trains
  • Near downtown Oak Park, Frank Lloyd Wright homes and birth place of Hemingway
Rooms
Cozy with a touch of traditional formality, 153 non-smoking guest rooms and suites rooms at the Carleton of Oak Park hotel offer the conveniences of home. Enjoy a kitchen with a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, plus a room service menu during dinner hours. Catch up on the news with cable TV or send e-mails care of free high-speed wireless Internet access, which is available throughout the Carleton of Oak Park hotel. Upgrade to soak in a Jacuzzi tub or lounge in a separate living room.
Features
Shake off a busy day in the city in the residential historic district that envelops the Carleton of Oak Park hotel. The restful convenience of this local landmark combines with an evening of classic cuisine at on-site Barclay's American Grille. Oak Park has the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures. Tour his home and studio, which is within walking distance. Three parks, the Hemingway Museum and other attractions are a stroll away. Parking is free at the Carleton of Oak Park hotel.
Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (15.8 mi/25.5 km)
  • Midway International Airport (16.4 mi/26.4 km)
  • Green Line CTA train and Metra/Union Pacific west line (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
Attractions
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Ernest Hemingway birth place (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Millennium Park (10.7 mi/17.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (12.1 mi/19.4 km)
  • Willis Tower (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
  • McCormick Place (13 mi/20.9 km)
Business
  • Complementary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Fax and copy services (fees apply)
  • Meeting space accommodates up to 200 people

Hotel Map

41.8856 -87.8028
Area served
Oak Park.
Nearby airports
O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport.
Area description
The Carleton of Oak Park is located just 10 miles west of Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois. Take the Eisenhower Expressway west to Harlem Ave go north to Pleasant Street and turn left. We are 2 blocks down on the left.

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Reviewer score 3.2 out of 5

Carleton of Oak Park Rooms

Deluxe Double Hotel
Room with two double beds includes wireless internet access - complimentary, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, premium bedding, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and complimentary toiletries.
Motel Room
located next door to main hotel, newly renovated rooms with 2 double beds. Rooms are equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Standard Hotel Room
Room with one queen bed includes wireless internet access - complimentary, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, premium bedding, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and complimentary toiletries.
Deluxe King Hotel
Room with one king bed includes wireless internet access - complimentary, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, premium bedding, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and complimentary toiletries.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio: 0.6 mi

Dining

Barclay's American Grille
Featuring Classic American Cuisine with a twist. Signature burgers, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood and an array of steaks and chops are prepared on our wood burning grill and served with our amazing homemade BBQ sauces and creative toppings. Opened November 2009
Poor Phil's
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is a sports bar atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (60)

Ratings and reviews for Carleton of Oak Park

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MGWV
Weirton, West Virginia
Aug 4, 2014

Great Visit to the Windy City

The staff at the Carleton was outstanding. We were visiting our niece and could not have been treated better during our five days. Oak Park was a great community to visit. The restaurant at the Carleton had an outstanding sea food menu plus great breakfast choices. We were able to get to the CTA green line train with a two minute walk. While we were not in the room very much, we were totally surprised by the size and comfort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Oak Park restaurants. Many are only a block or two away. There are many types of ethnic food available!!

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Long Weekender 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 4, 2014

Nice Hotel in Oak Park

Stayed four days while we were exploring Chicago and Oak Park. Cute, old-fashioned rooms outfitted with new tech such as fridges, microwaves and Wifi. Nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at La Bella around the corner. Great food, great prices, great staff!

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Chirag.modi
Business
Denver, Pa
Aug 3, 2014

Not a business friendly location

All downtown hotels were full and therefore I had to venture in Oak Park. Oak Park downtown is cozy but getting there is a pain from downtown Chicago. Staff could not find my reservation for some time. Room was okay but lacked that extra edge. Pricing wasn't so cheap and therefore my below average rating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wine and cheese place across the bike shop, less than a minute walk from Hotel is fantastic.

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Coach Smoke
Erie, PA
Jul 25, 2014

decent clean olf fashioned

Good location, good food, a little pricey for no pool or exercise room. Staff polite but not real friendly. Nice flat screen cable tv. comfortable bed. maids cleaned up the room every day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Poor Phils for breakfast and lunch. The other in house restaurant for dinner.

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tuner
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Jul 11, 2014

very nice stay

I booked a room thinking it was in the hotel but it was in the motel. A couple of the lights did not work but it was a last minute decision to stay because of work near by. The bed was very comfortable and the room immaculate. There was a bible in the bed stand which was appreciated. I would love to try the hotel the next time. The motel was overpriced for what it was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CMick
Phoenix, Az
Jun 12, 2014

Just the two of us...

Carleton of Oak Park is a quaint hotel in a nice location if you don't want to be too close to Chicago. The elevated train is about one block away, but it is a fairly long ride to get to the city. However, if you simply want to hang out in a pretty little place and check out Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, then this is a great spot. The hotel breakfast restaurant was too pricey. Front desk staff were very helpful with assisting us with directions, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants within walking distance...check them out.

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boerst
Dallas tx
Jun 11, 2014

Gorgeous hotel

We loved it-made me want to stay more than one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the L to downtown and back. Much cheaper than parking!

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rimac
Boston, MA, USA
Jun 3, 2014

Very comfortable

Spacious comfortable room. The staff was very accommodating and willing to help out in every way. The locations is in a lovely area of Oak Park with lots of shops and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Xylem
Cordova
May 21, 2014

Oasis

The service was excellent. I got lost everyday. I would call the front desk and the they would tell me which street to take to get to my destination. If you are a problem child like me this is your hotel. The antique furniture and the architectural details of the Carleton of Oak Park hotel reminded me of visiting my grandmother house. I was very impressed with my bedroom. The only thing missing from the wooden, full size, two poster bed were the tassels on the bedspread. All this and free, convent parking in Chicago. I really enjoyed my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chuckyy
virginia
May 20, 2014

awesome place

very good neighborhood and the price is worth spending

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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