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What an beautiful old hotel. It has so much potential to be so much better! But it is old and so very much needs to be updated. Carpet. Beds. (mattress was great but the headboard was damaged and actually scotched taped where a piece was broken off.) There were no grab rails in the bathroom to aid someone in climbing in and out of the tub which was an extra floor step up and then down into the tub. Very dangerous for anyone with balance issues, especially in a bathroom where there are so many things to fall and hit your head on. My husband decided not to take a shower for fear of falling in the strange floor set up. The coffee maker did not work where it was set up, but we moved it around until we found a plug in the bathroom that got it going. And there were a lack of plugs for recharging phones or anything that needed plugging in. All of this is due to the age and lack of updating the building. Could be so very nice with some TLC. The staff was great, both when we checked in and out. The restaurant looked amazing. Beautiful! For the cost of the room, an included breakfast would have been nice.

The staff was friendly and accommodating and the room was spacious and comfortable

Quiet neighborhood. Able to Walk to areas of interest.Great Resturant in motel.

The hotel was in a good location, seems safe. The room size was average, clean, but overall the hotel is just dated. It was fine for the purpose of sleeping and easy access to the city.

The desk staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is in a beautiful neighborhood and the free parking was easy to access. Lots of restaurants around and things to do in Oak Park. I highly recommend this hotel!

Location was excellent, close to restaurants and public transportation.

I thought it was going to be old and historic but it was just old and outdated. Not at all what I thought the rooms would be like. Front desk and restaurant was great though!

Great Restaurant, close to Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Convenient to public transit

Great location for downtown Oak Park. Pleasant restaurant. Easy Uber/Lyft from downtown Chicago or by Metro.

Staff friendly and accommodating. Location A+ for escaping downtown crowds w.o. losing easy access to city center via gren or blue "EL". Room was simple but met basic requirements for self-catering, cross ventilation, quiet. Would have liked bedside reading lights, window screens, hold bars in bathtub area but lack of each of these has not dampened our enthusiasm for Oak Park and The Write Inn. We will return!

We wanted to experience Oak Park by walking and the Write-Inn Hotel has the perfect location for Frank Lloyd Wright and shopping/bistro. The room was like a European room. Small and very clean. We slept well, the walls are thick enough you have privacy. Highly recommended.

the location was perfect only 8 blocks from the family home and the church. It was quiet . I was very tired from my flight it had all the kitchen helps for eating in which I wanted todo. The had a marvelous Sat. night dinner in the restuarant and even if I didn't attend I had the wonderful odors of home cooking all night. I do think the price was a bit much, $20.00 less would have seemed more fair.

Nice quaint hotel in the heart of a great area of Oak Park

Pick another hotel. Room very small. TV and internet connection not working. Elevator and halls have an odor.

I loved the location of this hotel. Great architecture, very close to the EL and they offered free parking. The room was a little small, but all we really did was sleep there so it was perfect! I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel is perfectly located for Frank Lloyd Wright sites, Oak Brook, and the train. Hemingway's Restaurant is absolutely wonderful. Though not affiliated with the hotel, the entrance is through the hotel lobby. My only complaint is that the newer elevator (old one not in service) sometimes doesn't open on the floor. This was very scary to me when it happened. Then, I found out that it is not unusual for this to happen. It needs to be fixed or a sign posted.

nothing to write home about but this is a nice, reasonably priced older style hotel in Oak Park next to the Hemingway Museum. We stayed in a smallish, clean room and the staff was friendly and attentive.

My wife and I have stayed in quaint European hotels and Write Inn carries the same ambiance in my opinion; e.g. the room is smaller than a typical American hotel room; you step up to enter the bathroom (at least in my room); the feel of the check-in area is European (small, intimate). The restaurant - Hemmingway Bistro, even feels European. And it helps that a nice Romanian fellow checked me in. It's conveniently located across from the Hemmingway Museum and a short walk to all types of great restaurants, Starbucks, wonderful ice cream and unique stores. It's not a fancy place but I liked it - a lot. I'm going to take my wife back. Downsides? WiFi can be finicky at times but usually functioned well. The rooms, clean and well-ordered, are certainly not updated but that's not a big deal to me. The free parking garage is a couple of blocks away which I suppose in winter could be a pain but I didn't mind the walk since I had a small load to carry. All in all, I recommend the place. And you'll love Oak Park.

N Oak Park Ave Oak Park IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a leisurely stroll of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, The Write Inn is within a 10-minute drive of Garfield Park Conservatory. This 65-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The Write Inn's 65 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1929, The Write Inn offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of onsite parking for a fee, along with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Classic Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Write Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (9) Business (4) Family (7) Friends (2) Other (5)
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Partner Couples Family

What an beautiful old hotel. It has so much potential to be so much better! But it is old and so very much needs to be updated. Carpet. Beds. (mattress was great but the headboard was damaged and actually scotched taped where a piece was broken off.) There were no grab rails in the bathroom to aid someone in climbing in and out of the tub which was an extra floor step up and then down into the tub. Very dangerous for anyone with balance issues, especially in a bathroom where there are so many things to fall and hit your head on. My husband decided not to take a shower for fear of falling in the strange floor set up. The coffee maker did not work where it was set up, but we moved it around until we found a plug in the bathroom that got it going. And there were a lack of plugs for recharging phones or anything that needed plugging in. All of this is due to the age and lack of updating the building. Could be so very nice with some TLC. The staff was great, both when we checked in and out. The restaurant looked amazing. Beautiful! For the cost of the room, an included breakfast would have been nice.

By on Nov 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review regarding your recent stay with us. First of all, we are delighted to be able to host you in our hotel. On the other hand, as we pride ourselves in providing guest experiences that are seamless, we are very sorry to hear your inconveniences and disappointments. I will be very happy to take care of your future bookings personally on your next visit and provide you the finest hospitality here at Write Inn. Yours sincerely,

5
Family

The staff was friendly and accommodating and the room was spacious and comfortable

By on Nov 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

5
Partner Couples

Quiet neighborhood. Able to Walk to areas of interest.Great Resturant in motel.

By on Nov 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

5
Everyone

By on Nov 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

4
Friends

The hotel was in a good location, seems safe. The room size was average, clean, but overall the hotel is just dated. It was fine for the purpose of sleeping and easy access to the city.

By on Sep 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

5
Family

The desk staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is in a beautiful neighborhood and the free parking was easy to access. Lots of restaurants around and things to do in Oak Park. I highly recommend this hotel!

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

5
Partner Couples

Location was excellent, close to restaurants and public transportation.

By on Jul 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback following your recent visit. We are very happy to read your kind comment! Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again. We wish you a nice day. Yours sincerely, Oktunc Sipahi General Manger

3
Everyone

By on Jun 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2019

Dear Write Inn Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review regarding your recent stay with us. First of all, we are delighted to be able to host you in our hotel. On the other hand, as we pride ourselves in providing guest experiences that are seamless, we are very sorry to hear your inconveniences and disappointments. I will be very happy to take care of your future bookings personally on your next visit and provide you the finest hospitality here at Write Inn. Yours sincerely,

2
Everyone

I thought it was going to be old and historic but it was just old and outdated. Not at all what I thought the rooms would be like. Front desk and restaurant was great though!

By , from Tucson us on Dec 23, 2018

3
Everyone

Great Restaurant, close to Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Convenient to public transit

By on Aug 21, 2018

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