Carleton of Oak Park ★★★

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$129
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016
3.9 /5
Overall score
89%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Hotel Room
  • Size: 203 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Deluxe Hotel Room
  • Size: 395 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Motel Room
  • Size: 203 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Deluxe Hotel Room
  • Size: 395 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

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)

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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

3.9 /5 Overall score

89% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.3/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4.1/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

great location - easy walking access

Would recommend Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Location perfect for access to family, coffee, walking, restaurants, both walking and auto transportation.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Oak Park Getaway

Would recommend Tue, Oct 27, 2015
In Oak Park for a Conference on Saturday. Coonvenient to The Conference at Dominican University. The room was furnished with two double beds as promised. Restaurant iln the hotel, as well as a friendly bar. Gave us coupons to a local pizza restaurant that was still open late on Friday, with a coupon for a free entree that was great...fried Calamari . Great desk service and Sunday I was able to walk to several Frank LLoyd Wright homes. Just off the Green Line elevated and a great opportunity to enjoy a fine Chicago suburb.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Loved the location

Would recommend Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Very nice location. The Oak Park area was very nice. Lots of places to eat. Only complaint about the hotel was a methane odor, especially in the early hours of the day. Reported it daily to the hotel staff. One said that a few other guest had said the same thing, but nothing was done to correct the situation while we were there.

| N/A Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Perfect FOR US

Would recommend Wed, Aug 12, 2015
Had a room with sitting room and kitchenette. Clean. Less than a mile from the folks we were visiting. Right in downtown OP. We didn't use WiFI so can't speak to that. Access to the Y down the street was a bonus.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Comfortable and Convienient - I'll be rebooking!

Would recommend Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Surroundings: The Carleton is fittingly located on the corner of Pleasant Street and Marion Street. Marion Street is a cute little downtown street that has many different cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. Most of the cafes and restaurants have outdoor seating, which gave the area a very welcoming and vibrant air. The hotel is nestled in a safe and clean area. Rooms and Amenities: The room was basic but clean and comfortable. My husband and I shared a room with another couple we had enough space to move around. The room included a fridge and single serve coffee maker. It also had a decently sized closet with a full size ironing board and iron. The wireless internet worked but my phone kept disconnecting from it if I wasn't actively using it. The only thing I wish the hotel had was a pool! :o) Convenience: For people wanting to go into the city, the Green Line is located a block and a half from the hotel. We were first time users of the public transportation system (CTA) and had NO problems. It was about a 15 minute ride into Chicago. I will definitely book a room at the Carleton any time I will be visiting Chicago, and I have already recommended it to friends and family!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location smack in the middle of Oak Park

Would recommend Sat, Aug 1, 2015
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.

| OAK PARK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

medical procedure trip

Would recommend Thu, Jul 9, 2015
we were very pleased with the location and cleanliness of our room. the staff was helpful and even gave us a coupon to dinner at a local restaurant in which we happened to be interested. The local stores and coffee shops were very appealing and satisfying.

| BALTIMORE Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

The boys form Shanghai

Would recommend Sat, May 9, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Carleton with four gentlemen from China. They were impressed with the hotel. They had no negative comments and enjoyed their stay. We had dinner at Barclay's and breakfast in the Cafe. All in all it was a good stay.

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Ok.

Would recommend Wed, Jan 28, 2015
I'd probably airbnb next time. It felt lackluster. Dated and not particularly comfortable. Needs a renovation, and the staff needs to cheer it bit.

| Brooklyn Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Great for a stay in Oak Park

Would recommend Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Stayed at Carleton one night for an interview at Oak Park. Staff was wonderful and main hotel was very nice. The motel attached to the main hotel is more standard, but did the job just fine.

| Richmond, Virginia Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 0.6 mi

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.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016