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Freehand Chicago

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Great price for a nights stay in Downtown. However, cannot sleep well because of constant sounds made by the people you share the room with.

I stayed there for one night. The room was very clean and close to downtown area,but you can expect some deposit fees collected by the hotel up front on you charge.

Bait and switch! Wasn’t a hotel ! More like a rooming house !

great location. close to all i wanted this trip. very pleasant, unique experience. did not familiarize myself with hotel being a hostel before booking but since i am adventurous i enjoyed the energy and the stay very much.

Fantastic hotel located close to everywhere you want to be. Helpful staff. Cozy rooms.A real Chicago find.

This hotel is awesome good breakfast good housekeeping and good customer service I'm totally recommended this hotel I give you 5 stars

Cozy hotel close to everything!! Really enjoyed the lounge/bar area

I’ve stayed at this hotel several times and it is hit or miss. This time my room had a broken heater that was only fixed after 12 hours and several complaints. The room was also filthy with a hair ball that wasn’t mine, left for two days in the shower, and unvaccumed carpet. The front desk is young and nice enough unless there is an issue- then they act like you should suck it up! Really disappointed in what will be my last stay there.

Hostel was better than expected. However heavier blankets are needed for the Chicago winter.

Friendly service, good location, and cool chic interiors.

The best Hostel at the best location! The best Hostel at the best location!

19 East Ohio Street Chicago IL

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 dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Classic Queen Room (Private)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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 7

Guest reviews for Freehand Chicago

Everyone (59) Couples (1) Business (1) Students (2) Family (1)
5
Families

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

By on Feb 22, 2019

5
Partner Couples

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)

By on Feb 11, 2019

5
Everyone

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

By on Feb 8, 2019

2
Everyone

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.

By on Feb 4, 2019

1
Everyone

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

By on Feb 2, 2019

5
Everyone

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

By on Jan 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2019

Oh my, thank you for your kind words! Thank you for staying with us!

3
Everyone

By on Jan 22, 2019

3
Everyone

By on Jan 21, 2019

3
Everyone

Great price for a nights stay in Downtown. However, cannot sleep well because of constant sounds made by the people you share the room with.

By on Jan 13, 2019

3
Everyone

I stayed there for one night. The room was very clean and close to downtown area,but you can expect some deposit fees collected by the hotel up front on you charge.

By on Jan 8, 2019