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Freehand Chicago

3.5-star3.5 stars
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States of America

Art Deco hotel with restaurant, near Chinese Consulate
  • Free WiFi
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From 691 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • A really nice place to stay and great location!Sep 4, 2019
  • I had a great stay in a warm, welcoming and hospitable Hostel. It is was in a great…Aug 2, 2019

Freehand Chicago

from £81
  • Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)
  • Classic Queen Room (Private)
  • Classic King Room (Private)
  • Premium Queen Room (Private)
  • Premium King Room (Private)
  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View
  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

What’s around Freehand Chicago

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Chinese Consulate (2-minute walk)
  • Holy Name Cathedral (3-minute walk)
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital (5-minute walk)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (6-minute walk)
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (6-minute walk)
  • Water Tower Place (6-minute walk)
  • Broadway Playhouse (8-minute walk)
  • Merchandise Mart (8-minute walk)
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (9-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 17-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 30-min drive
  • Millennium Station 15-min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 25-min walk
  • Chicago Union Station 3-min drive
  • Grand Station (Red Line) 2-min walk
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) 6-min walk
  • State Station 10-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 215 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1927
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Broken Shaker – This cocktail bar specialises in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Cafe Integral – This café serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Freehand Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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Guests are limited to booking a maximum of 14 days in a 12 month period in our shared accommodation room types. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self-parking costs USD 39.00 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 30 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 1,809 reviews

Fair 4.0
Style over substance.
Arrived to find that someone else had checked into my room, so was given a smaller room with no discount. Was woken up on the first morning by house-keeping hammering on my door to tell me I should of checked out, and the second morning by them knocking despite leaving a do not disturb sign up. Bathroom in their deluxe king-suite smelled of blocked drains. That said, bed was brilliant.
gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Surprisingly good
Used this hotel as a one night stop over. Although it feels like a backpackers hostel ( most guests seemed in their early 20s) it was clean and really comfortable. I slept well. No noise. The hotel is really well situated and is in a safe area. The hotel bar has a lovely quirky feel to it. Only downside would be the speed of the lifts. So slow!!
michael, gbFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Freehand Hotel
Great location and amenities all generally as anticipated. Really good choice for value proposition in city centre.
Paul, gbFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Great place to stay.
Great place but not really a hostel. No sense of community just sharing a room with a stranger. Location brilliant, staff great, bar ok but no social activities to engage solo travellers.
Matt, gbOther trip
Poor 2.0
I will not trust again scammed me into buying this room. When I got there I found the room was not at all like the one in the picture they showed in the ad. Tiny room and shared with other people! Fortunately Freehand were able to upgrade me, but at huge expense. The room they transferred me to was at the back of the hotel. Every morning at 5.30 am there was almighty crashing and banging from what sounded like a dumper truck unloading repeatedly. Also the telephone from the car park behind the hotel rings loudly early in the morning. This is the phone for the neighbouring Hilton Garden Hotel - it rings loudly every time someone from that hotel forgets their swipe card. It rings so loudly that it will wake you up if you stay at the back of the hotel. I will never trust again. The free breakfast is help yourself service in a tiny room in the basement where you will will be lucky to get a seat. Breakfast selection disappointing given the eventual cost of the room.
gb5 night business trip

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