The Willows Hotel - Chicago

555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657  show map
 3 stars
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The Willows Hotel - Chicago

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 No Smoking

Non-smoking property

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Verified Reviews:

  • Nice breakfast - Lobby was nice - Bathroom floor was a little uneven
  • Bathrooms are clean - Continental breakfast is included - Staff was friendly and attentive
  • My room had air conditioning - Hotel is close to numerous restaurants and pubs - Parking garage was convenient
  • Free wireless internet all over the hotel - Room very clean - Staff was great
  • Room very comfortable - Staff was as nice and accommodating as possible - I would stay there again

Overview

The elegant 3-star The Willows Hotel offers quick access to DePaul University, Wrigley Field and Steppenwolf Theatre. Residing in a 4-story European building, the hotel was renovated in 2008.

The hotel is 5 minutes' walk away from Apollo Theater Chicago, TimeLine Theatre and Boystown. The property is set within 7 km distance from the city center.

Quick access to a stadium, restaurants and a zoo is provided.

The Willows Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Midway airport.

Rooms

Cozy rooms feature climate control, free Wi-Fi, a writing desk, a safe and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms come with a view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a delicious continental breakfast served at the lobby. Offering italian and mexican dishes, Renaldi's Pizza Pub is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Aside from a safe deposit box, a baggage storage and parking, guests can make use of laundry, 24-hour reception and room service.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness club. The Willows Hotel offers sports activities including sailing and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   55.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No smoking on site
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

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City Center
  • Chicago
    6.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    5.8 km
  • Millenium Station
    5.9 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    6.6 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
    60 m
  • Yango's Grill
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    55

Rooms and availability

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Small Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 11 m²
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 16 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
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        Executive Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        Deluxe|Executive Room, 1 King Bed

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          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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            Executive Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed
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            • Air conditioning
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              Petite Double Room
              Bed type: Queen-size bed
              Size: 16 m²
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              • Air conditioning
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              Standard|Petite Queen Room

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Willows Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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                Hotel Address:

                555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Chicago
                  6.4 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Ogilvie Transportation Center
                  5.8 km
                • Millenium Station
                  5.9 km
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  6.6 km
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
                  60 m
                • Yango's Grill
                  70 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  55

                The Willows Hotel Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Tourist-Dominican Republic - 100 m
                • Briar street theatre - 600 m

                Places of interest

                • The Vic Theatre - 1.0 km

                Shopping areas

                Amusement

                • Tilt - 100 m

                Historical sites

                • Boulevard System - 800 m

                Museums

                • Nature Museum - 1.1 km
                • Peggy Notebaert Natural Museum - 1.1 km
                • Nature Museum of Chicago Acad - 1.2 km

                Parks

                • Lincoln Park Area - 1.1 km
                • Obsessive Compulsive Fndtn - 1.2 km

                Halls

                • Bailiwick Repertory Theater - 1.4 km
                • Chicago Opera Theater - 1.6 km
                • Emerald City Theatre Company - 1.6 km

                Universities, Institutes

                • Jane Addams Ctr-Hull House - 600 m
                • Transcendental Meditation - 1.0 km
                • Open University - 1.3 km
                • Salvation Army College-Officer - 1.3 km
                • Depaul University - 1.4 km
                • Chicago School of Massage - 1.5 km
                • Coyne American Institute - 1.6 km
                • Depaul University Food Svc - 1.6 km

                Theaters

                • Lincoln Hall - 1.0 km
                • Apollo Theater Chicago - 1.0 km

                Medical care and Hospitals

                • Advocate Illinois Masonic Ctr - 500 m
                • St Joseph Hospital - 500 m
                • Columbus Hospital - 600 m
                • Children's Memorial Hospital - 1.0 km
                • Lincoln Park Hospital - 1.3 km

                Public parking

                Local attractions

                • South Pond - 1.5 km
                  Lincoln Park, Chicago
                • Lincoln Park - 1.7 km
                  2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago
                • The Moody Church - 2.7 km
                  1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
                • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.7 km
                  2001 N Clark St, Chicago
                • 3639 Wrigley Field Rooftop - 1.8 km
                  3639 N. Sheffield, Chicago

                Near the hotel

                • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - 1.1 km
                  Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago
                • Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences - 1.3 km
                  Fullerton Pkwy. and Cannon Dr., Chicago
                • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - 1.2 km
                  2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago
                • Boystown - 1.3 km
                  Chicago, IL

                Restaurants nearby

                • Efes Cafe - 60 m

                  Address: 2833 N Broadway St
                  Phone: (773) 880-0063

                  84% likes this, based on 42 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

                • Renaldi's Pizza Pub - 100 m

                  Address: 2827 N Broadway St
                  Phone: 773-248-2445

                  78% likes this, based on 39 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 28

                • Yummy Yummy Asian Cuisine - 110 m

                  Address: 2901 N Broadway St
                  Phone: (773) 525-6677

                  56% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                  Cuisine: Chinese
                  Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 13

                • Yango's Grill - 70 m

                  Address: 2845 North Broadway Street
                  Phone: 773-404-6340

                  81% likes this, based on 33 reviews

                • Senza - 110 m

                  Address: 2873 N Broadway
                  Phone: 773-770-3527

                  80% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: CAD 70 - CAD 70

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  55
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                The Willows Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Willows Hotel

                Average guest rating

                8.4out of 10
                Superb
                Based on 293 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  The location to the Lincolnpark district is fantastic and close to green space and city through public transport.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  Excellent rooms, breakfast and service. Overall a fantastic stay.

                  We had hoped to have our kids use the pool but the one at Bally's was for 18+ only - it would be good to let guests with kids know that.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  There were many great place to eat within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Quiet neighborhood. Lovely room and bed was comfortable.

                  The shelf in the bathroom was very small. It would be helpful especially for women who have a significant amount of toilet articles and makeup to have a little more shelf space in the bathroom.

                • Single
                  10.0

                  Courteous helpful staff, very clean hotel and good for someone with allergies/asthma, no pets(allergic),continental breakfast, 24 hr.coffee which was good and fresh, great neighborhood and convenient to just about everything you could want, very charming, and nice classical music in lobby.

                  I did not find anything to complain about.

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  we loved the location, the room, the breakfast and the decor.

                  we did not receive any housekeeping while we were there. We had the sign on the outside of the door "maid service please", but no one cleaned our room.

                • Older travelers
                  7.0

                  staff helpful

                  size of room and pillows were poor quality

                • Older travelers
                  7.8

                  Good location

                  Noisy, the person upstairs walked around all night long.

                • Older travelers
                  7.8

                  We enjoyed the overall ambience of the hotel. It's European styling and it's location on the north side were added features.

                  Overall, the stay at the Willows was a pleasant one. During our stay Chicago was experiencing a bit of a heat wave and daytime air would have been a plus.

                • Single
                  7.0

                  The location was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

                  The room was small with no view and I felt like I was in a cave.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  The staff.

                  A bit dated and dusty. Needs new spreads/pillows (decorative), shower curtain.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  The front desk staff were phenomenonal for serving me and my son. They went out of the way explaining directions to destinations, bus schedule, and giving me utensils. They deserved the best for being real professional employees.

                • Older travelers
                  9.0

                  Comfortable ambience, friendly staff

                  Parking, having to find a street spot is a major issue ( parking garage was full) I will likely not stay here again due to this issue

                • Single
                  8.2

                  I stayed for four nights in this good, convenient area of Chicago and I loved the ambience and service in this hotel. The lobby/lounge area, although not large, had nice decor and furniture and there was tea and coffee twenty four hours a day. The fans in the bedrooms were a welcome alternative to the air conditioning also available. I would have booked for longer had there been vacancies - this says it all!

                  My only suggestion for improvement would be that the lobby area is not a good breakfast area. The selection of food provided was excellent but a better seating area with tables would have helped. Also the hotel is quite expensive 'given the lack of this facility.

                • Older travelers
                  7.4

                  Great location-if you're wishing to stay somewhere other than downtown.Staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. We booked the King Room, so we had plenty of room.

                  Room air conditioners were old and somewhat noisy. Room could use redecorating.

                • Single
                  7.8

                  The courtesy of the staff , especially Caren, was superb. Always ready to provide the perfect answer to any necessity. In the neighbourhood there is plenty of restaurants with different food choices and public transport are nearby and provide good connection with downtown and places to visit.

                  Rooms are small but quite ok. Breakfast is in the lobby with no private tables but common sofas and tea tables, if crowded in the morning you may need to wait or have breakfast in your bedroom

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Willows Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Chicago
                  6.4 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Ogilvie Transportation Center
                  5.8 km
                • Millenium Station
                  5.9 km
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  6.6 km
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
                  60 m
                • Yango's Grill
                  70 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  55