$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2015 Check-out: Aug 26, 2015

Carleton of Oak Park

3 stars
View map of 1110 Pleasant St., Oak Park, IL 60302

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
66 reviews
medical procedure trip

we were very pleased with the location and cleanliness of our room. the staff was helpful and even... See full review

  • SCOTT E.
  • Jul 9, 2015
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
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.
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.
Property 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.
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
Nearby 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
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)

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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
Accessible 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Carleton of Oak Park

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 66
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
coupleofus
Business
OAK PARK
Aug 1, 2015

Great location smack in the middle of Oak Park

Hotel is lovely. Biggest problem is that it is booked up so often. Staff is always super helpful. Nice boutique hotel with so many great places to go within a few blocks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cranky Maggie
Business
Petersburg, Illinois
Nov 3, 2014

Lovely older hotel

The Carleton is a gem in a great neighborhood. Our room was actually a suite with a small dining room and a galley kitchen. While we chose to eat all of our meals out, it would be great for families looking to save a few dollars having lunch or breakfast in the room.. While not upscale and glitzy, the hotel is charming, the staff are great, and the breakfast at Poor Phil's on site can't be beat. The downtown shopping area of Oak Park is an easy walk. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MGWV
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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
CMick
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Oak Park grandmother
Business
Indiana
Aug 19, 2013

Excellent place to while visiting family

Cab came right. Bellboy available. Television did not turn because it was in an armoir

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Quizzle
Business
Springfield
Mar 25, 2013

Nice change from downtown

About 3 minute walk to Green Line (25 min. to loop) or Metra station (15 minutes to Olgilve Center). Quiet neighborhood, but close to downtown Oak Park with many restaurants, shops, F L Wright home. Motor Inn rooms were small and a bit dated, but a nice change from bigger, more sterile new hotels. Motor inn is cheaper than Hotel, but same location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Vegetarian, Venezuelan, Chinese, sports bars, sandwich places, bread shop - full range within a short walk

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LJDenver
Business
Denver, CO, USA
Aug 27, 2011

Great place to stay

Hotel was great, loved the design inside the room. Free parking and just blocks from the train.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jo mamma
Business
Maumee, OH
May 16, 2011

Nice boutique hotel room was very clean

Visited family near by. Walked to downtown Oak Park. Room was a little stuffie the a/c did not cool the room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sold on Oak Park
Business
Champaign, IL
May 9, 2011

Made our trip very worthwhile

The room was very clean and quiet. The hotel staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. We really liked that the hotel had free parking and was only 1 block away from the Green Line train- it made it very easy to travel into the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel was 1 block from the train and less than 30 minutes into the city.

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Madison, WI
Nov 15, 2010

Love the Motor Lodge!

We love the Carleton Motor Lodge because it has all the amenities (like microwave, refrigerator, wifi, in-room coffee) but is reasonably priced. We also love the decor and style of the furniture, lighting, and wallpaper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

A quick walk to downtown Oak Park where there is great shopping and dining.

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