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Freehand Chicago

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There is mold in the shower but overall the room was fine.

The best hostel I ever stayed in. I love the warm cozy hippie feel. Soon as you walk in. An updated hippie not old. Fancy front desk area. Smell of yummy coffee from coffee shop inside soon as I walked in. The lounge area with soft couches and cute tables. The awesome free breakfast and my faaaaavorite the cumcumber or mint water from your cute bar inside. I told all my family and friends on FB how awesome the Freehand is. I was very happy and pleased. Also the location and area is right in the downtown area easy to walk to attractions restaurants and shopping right vat your door step! Looooooved it!

lovely coffee spot and bar + food, great location, nice design room was small

Love the uniqueness and coziness. Feels like you are in Europe. The room was excessively chilly though (and we brought extra blankets after reading reviews that were the same)

Cozy atmosphere, cool looking buildings. Rooms are relatively small, space wise, but have high quality fixtures. Service is very good.

Good location. Friendly staff. The heater doesn’t work properly. You can hear people dancing, screaming, yelling whole night long and no one cares. Very small fitness center. Lack of equipment (but the huge bar) but the really disappointing thing is - you have to pay tons of money EACH day for parking. Never stay again. Sorry.

No good experience ,,too much dirty..the bathroom ,

Cool Art Deco design. Cozy, evocative, sexy. Fun part of town.

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to State Street and Michigan Avenue
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in River North, Freehand Chicago is adjacent to Chinese Consulate and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Holy Name Cathedral. This 3.5-star hotel has 215 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Local cuisine breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead and a hair dryer.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Freehand Chicago offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and microwave in a common area. Self parking is offered for USD 39.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago

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5
Business Business Travelers

By on May 14, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for Choosing Freehand Chicago! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

4
Friends

There is mold in the shower but overall the room was fine.

By , from Tampa, Florida on Apr 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2019

I am sorry to hear you are unhappy with your room. I have alerted housekeeping. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for choosing Freehand Chicago!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2019

Thank you for Choosing Freehand Chicago! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon!

4
Everyone

By on Apr 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2019

Thank you for Choosing Freehand Chicago! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon!

1
Everyone

By on Apr 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2019

I am so sorry we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for your feedback!

5
Families

The best hostel I ever stayed in. I love the warm cozy hippie feel. Soon as you walk in. An updated hippie not old. Fancy front desk area. Smell of yummy coffee from coffee shop inside soon as I walked in. The lounge area with soft couches and cute tables. The awesome free breakfast and my faaaaavorite the cumcumber or mint water from your cute bar inside. I told all my family and friends on FB how awesome the Freehand is. I was very happy and pleased. Also the location and area is right in the downtown area easy to walk to attractions restaurants and shopping right vat your door step! Looooooved it!

By on Apr 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind feedback and for staying with us!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing Freehand Chicago! We hope to see you back soon!

4
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for Choosing Freehand Chicago! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon!

4
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for Choosing Freehand Chicago! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing Freehand Chicago! We hope to see you back soon!