$123 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 9, 2015 Check-out: Aug 12, 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
65 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 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 65
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8
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Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chuckyy
Business
virginia
May 20, 2014

awesome place

very good neighborhood and the price is worth spending

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

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LastMinRoadtrip
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 17, 2013

Lovely location and stay

Gone are the 1980s bed covers! New white duvets/coverlets have taken their place. Gone are old, worn-out mattresses! Replaced with nice, firm mattresses that my old, tired back really appreciated . :) Gone are the front desk staff that ignores you while they play Angry Birds. They are quick to greet you with a smile and "Good morning/afternoon/evening". These were the things complained about in other reviews that made me hesitate before booking. They have been addressed. It is an older place (built in 1920s) and can be a bit of a maze inside the main hotel, but the rooms are nice: Tall ceilings, microwave, mini-fridge, cabinets stocked with utensils and plates and dishes. It's a great home base for exploring Chicago. The L is literally a block away. Jump on the Green Line, it takes you right to all the tourist hotspots downtown! Weddings due occur here so be prepared to walk by, around and through the planning of them, but there were zero problems with noise. I was on the 4th floor though. It was not a hindrance, just something to be aware of. There are two restaurants in the hotel. I did not dine at either one, but that is available if needed. The only things I would improve upon would be to replace the older chairs in the room and housekeeping needs to be more thorough. Mildew has built up in some areas of grout in the shower and noted a thick layer of dust on bedside lamp - not on the bottom of the base (where it's more noticeable), but on the top near the bulb. Perhaps more thorough training of staff needs to occur. I never felt that I was in a grossly unclean place though. They just need to improve their deep cleaning. Overall, nice stay. Great for people looking for a place that is budget friendly. I definitely plan to book this hotel again whenever I visit Chicago in the future.

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

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
fort lauderdale, fl
Mar 4, 2010

Nice Hotel

Nice Hotel

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

Business

Review of Carleton of Oak Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rusty
Business
Brooklyn
Jan 28, 2015

Ok.

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.

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

Business

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