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1 room, 2 adults

Freehand Chicago, 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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Great location
Good internet service
Bar is awesome
More comfort would be nice

Freehand Chicago, Chicago

from $106 CAD
  • 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 Room, 1 King Bed
  • Signature Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View
  • Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

What’s around Freehand Chicago, Chicago


  • In River North
  • Water Tower Place - 11 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art - 10 min walk
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital - 12 min walk
  • Merchandise Mart - 14 min walk
  • Chinese Consulate - 3 min walk
  • Holy Name Cathedral - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 24 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street 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-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
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/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1927
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
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
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Broken Shaker - This cocktail bar specializes 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, 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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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

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.

FAQs for Freehand Chicago, Chicago

  • Are pets allowed at Freehand Chicago?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Freehand Chicago?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 39.00 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Freehand Chicago?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • What is there to do near Freehand Chicago?
    Recommended spots to visit include Chinese Consulate (3-min walk) and Holy Name Cathedral (5-min walk), along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (8-min walk) and Museum of Contemporary Art (10-min walk).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Freehand Chicago?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Watershed (1-min walk), Pops For Champagne (1-min walk), and Pizzeria UNO (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,826 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel stay - 5 STARS all the way
This hotel is amazing. Easy fast check in. They gave us 4 cards as we were for 4 adults. Checked into the hotel room and we were all very delighted by the space and the 4 bunk beds. Just like the pictures on LOVED it. Highly recommend. It is walking distance from everything downtown (Starbucks, 7eleven, Trader Joes, restaurants, pubs, shopping at your footsteps. Perfect location. Quiet room and big shower with private toilet. Beds were very comfortable. Great secure rooms and needed to tap your card for the elevator. 5 STARS all the way.
Paul, ca2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Make your own bed
Nice location, beds were comfortable. I didn’t enjoy making my own bed after getting in at midnight. good value for money
Amandeep, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
good location
The Hotel has a good location, almost close to all attractions
solita, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Always clean and service was non intrusive. Stocked bathroom daily and tv channel selection was great
Robin, ca3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
The Hotel staff was very nice and very friendly - sadly the food in the cafe did not match up to the rest of the stay. It was dissappointing. But thestaff definitely made up for it with their cheerful manner!
Isabella, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel in the heart of the city. Staff was helpful and best coffee hands down.
Richard, ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location
The location is amazing, close to all the attractions and steps away from the Magnificent Mile. The hotel was average, clean and comfortable enough. Price was fair.
Ana Rosa, ca5 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Cool lobby. Excellent location. Breakfast area not bad.
ca4 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location BUT
Excellent location but leaves a lot to be desired especially for the price. It is really a youth hostel with some guest rooms. Room was very small. Hallways were very narrow and very tired.
Greg, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love this place
I had a great time at Freehand. The staff was great and offered advice on activities as well as found me directions to a nearby event. The place was extremely clean and I plan on coming back again
Brian, ca4 night trip

Freehand Chicago, Chicago

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