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The Sono Chicago

3.5 out of 5.0

The Sono Chicago

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the moment we arrived our hostess Andrea made us feel at home. The shared area was spacious and exuded warmth. Our bedroom was well appointed and extremely comfortable. This experience was awesome!

I stopped by at this place for two days with a big trailer. They have free street parking, free breakfast and the staff is super friendly. Besides, it's close to Chicago downtown. The only drawback is it's a little bit expensive compared with chain hotels in low season. But parking elsewhere is expensive costs you a lot! I would HIGHLY recommend this place if you: - need a parking spot - would like to take a tour at Chicago downtown via subway or bike.

I'm a platinum Marriott member, but I'll never stay anywhere but the Sono B&B in Chicago. Queen rooms are a little small, but who cares. You have a giant kitchen to hang out in, just like at home. Rooms are comfortable and bathrooms modern (no bathtubs if you care). Building is new, so it's pretty quiet and well built. Super friendly hosts. Good coffee, fresh baked pastries, fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs... plenty to get your morning started. I plugged my laptop in each morning, had breakfast, chatted with Tom and it was like I was at home but didn't have to do dishes.

We had a very pleasant stay at the Sono B & B - highly recommended. Location was a quiet, safe street which was walking distance to North Ave (Second City & restaurants). Excellent breakfast, friendly hosts and superb accommodations. Cheap Uber to city center.

Our stay was very pleasant. The house is cozy, well appointed, it was nice to stay there. The hosts were very friendly and ready to help. We were delighted with our stay in this B & B. The house is located in the old town district. It does not take long to reach the city center on foot and if it is too bad or in a hurry, public transport is right next door.

My wife and I stayed at this beautiful home over a snowy weekend in Chicago. The house was clean, modern, and roomy. The beds were amazing, some of the best sleep we ever had. The breakfast/brunch was delicious. Tom and Kim were top-notch hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

We booked the entire Sono for our close friends on our wedding weekend in Chicago. It couldn’t have been any better! We used the house as a “home base” all weekend - for greeting our guests the night before the wedding, getting ready for the wedding, and visiting with guests after the wedding. Kim and Tom were so friendly and accommodating and the house is so beautiful, welcoming, and clean. All of our guests enjoyed their stays and having a comfortable private place to visit with our guests made our special weekend even more enjoyable!

My wife and I came to the North Side in the dead of winter to visit our grown daughter, who was in town for a few weeks, and see old friends. We found the Sono B&B where Kim made us feel completely at home. The house she has designed is a marvel, with spacious light bedrooms and a living space complete with a great window and fireplace. The continental breakfasts were a real treat, so much better than the usual fare. The wide selection of fresh ripe fruit, the tasty granola, baked goods, excellent coffee, and choice of alternative milks and teas, (along with other choices) made for a wonderful start to each of the three days we were there. The beds are comfy and the shower water is always hot, so you don't even think about how relaxing the Sono is. Finally, Kim is a really nice person, who was so gracious to our daughter who dropped by the Sono to see us. We couldn't have had a nicer time and hated to say goodbye to Kim and Tom.

The Sono is the new face of Bed an Breakfast Inns. Gone are the musty old walls, antique furniture and old world charm. This bed and breakfast is current, new, clean, updated and charming in a new way. For many years now, I frequently travel to Chicago to visit my daughters, and have stayed in many different hotels. My recent stay at The Sono was by far my favorite place to stay. The room was well appointed with very comfortable bedding and a lovely bathroom. The breakfast is served continental style in the spacious brand new kitchen downstairs from the guest rooms. There is plenty of space so no awkward encounters with other guests. There is a rooftop patio, which unfortunately we could not use in the cold month of December , offering spectacular views of closeby downtown Chicago. I found the location to be very convenient. Located on a residential street in old town , very close to downtown and other neighborhoods but away from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Ave. Tom, our host was very welcoming and accommodating and also respected the privacy of his guests. I almost hate to post this review because I don’t want others to find out this hidden gem for fear I will not be able to reserve one of the seven rooms the next time I am in Chicago.

This was the perfect spot for an overnight stay. Near to downtown without the craziness and expense that goes along with it. Loved the neighborhood and the host was lovely. I will definitely be returning.

1428 N Cleveland Ave Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Second City and Chicago History Museum
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking

Located in Near North Side, The Sono Chicago is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Second City and Chicago History Museum. This 7-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Lincoln Park Zoo and John Hancock Center.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 50-inch an LCD TV with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries.

Property features

The Sono Chicago features a rooftop terrace and a fireplace in the lobby. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 212 reviews