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The Willows Hotel

Chicago All Airports, IL, US (CHI)

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Based on 695 reviews
Designated a Historical Landmark building by the city of Chicago, The Willows Hotel exudes European flair and outstanding service.
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Standard Queen

These beautiful guest rooms provide fine artwork, elegant wood furnishings, queen-size beds and work desks.
PREMIUM AMENITIES
When staying at the Willows Hotel prepare to enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and a gracious staff that will ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. Thoughtful complimentary amenities such as complimentary breakfast every day, and evening social hours with complimentary cookies, make guests feel welcome and at home. You’re sure to also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea service, and lets not forget unlimited access to Bally`s Total Fitness Club with your stay. Making The Willow your choice of accommodation will prove to be an outstanding selection.

BookIt.com Added Values
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary Social Hour
  • Complimentary Luxury Robes
  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Passes to Health Club
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Deluxe Double Queen

Spacious and inviting, these guest rooms feature elegant décor, two queen-size beds and work desks.
PREMIUM AMENITIES
When staying at the Willows Hotel prepare to enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and a gracious staff that will ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. Thoughtful complimentary amenities such as complimentary breakfast every day, and evening social hours with complimentary cookies, make guests feel welcome and at home. You’re sure to also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea service, and lets not forget unlimited access to Bally`s Total Fitness Club with your stay. Making The Willow your choice of accommodation will prove to be an outstanding selection.

BookIt.com Added Values
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary Social Hour
  • Complimentary Luxury Robes
  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Passes to Health Club
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Executive King

Executive King

This stylish room provides classy décor, fine artwork, a luxurious king-size bed, work desks and sitting areas.
PREMIUM AMENITIES
When staying at the Willows Hotel prepare to enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and a gracious staff that will ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. Thoughtful complimentary amenities such as complimentary breakfast every day, and evening social hours with complimentary cookies, make guests feel welcome and at home. You’re sure to also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea service, and lets not forget unlimited access to Bally`s Total Fitness Club with your stay. Making The Willow your choice of accommodation will prove to be an outstanding selection.

BookIt.com Added Values
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary Social Hour
  • Complimentary Luxury Robes
  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Passes to Health Club
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The Willows Hotel
555 West Surf Street, Chicago, IL US 60657

HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Built during Chicago’s “Roaring Twenties,” a rich historical past surrounds the Willows Hotel located in Chicago`s most exclusive and famed Lincoln Park area. Surrounded by tree-lined streets, Victorian greystone buildings and Lake Michigan, a stay at The Willows Hotel places you just minutes away from local attractions. Take advantage of the incredible entertainment of Downtown, and McCormick Place, the City`s convention center. It’s also just a half a mile from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs and the famous Lincoln Park Zoo. Leisure and business travelers alike will appreciate its close proximity to local attractions, yet quiet environment. Walk into the hotel’s lobby and experience an ambience that is reminiscent of a chic, European inn complete with French style decor, 19th century French reproduction furnishings, and patterned wall coverings.


ELEGANT ACCOMMODATIONS
At The Willows, you will find classy, yet casual rooms, well-equipped with modern amenities that will provide a convenient, comfortable stay. The rooms and suites feature craftsman style European inspired decor furnishings and peach wall color schemes. Textured wall vinyl and new crown moldings add to the refined French elegance of the Willows. All 55 hotel rooms and suites include state of the art technology such as telephones with voice mail and free wireless high speed Internet access for the business traveler. In addition, both the King and Junior Suites feature a large spacious desk ideal for an office environment. Whether you’re here for business, or just looking to getaway, The Willows will provide you with an outstanding experience you’re sure to return for.


PREMIUM AMENITIES
When staying at the Willows Hotel prepare to enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and a gracious staff that will ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. Thoughtful complimentary amenities such as complimentary breakfast every day, and evening social hours with complimentary cookies, make guests feel welcome and at home. You’re sure to also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea service, and lets not forget unlimited access to Bally`s Total Fitness Club with your stay. Making The Willow your choice of accommodation will prove to be an outstanding selection.

BookIt.com Added Values

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary Social Hour
  • Complimentary Luxury Robes
  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Passes to Health Club

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Fitness Facility (nearby)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Parking (Fee)
  • Public Internet Access (+)
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 695 reviews
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Submitted on 22-05-2016
I stayed at the willows with my family and this is by far the best hotel it is around a lot of restaurant's along with shopping the hotel is clean love the breakfast i love to say Bridget was great i asked for information and she was there to help anything i needed she would go out of her way for me and my family me and my family will be back
from Harrison, Arkansas
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Location was excellent! Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly! Room size was a little small. Bed was extremely comfortable!! Bathroom was small with no shelf room. Would've loved to have had a small seating area such as a sofa & coffee table. Fridge was available, although, it had hotel items that were required to be purchased separately from hotel cost. There was no microwave. Overall, we would stay there again as location, friendliness of staff, and comfort of bed were all important.
from Roseville, California
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Quaint little boutique hotel in Lincoln Park. Able to walk to shopping and restaurants. Very clean rooms and friendly staff. Lovely little breakfast and excellent coffee. Will definitely stay there again.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This hotel is a gem of a place. Centrally located in Lincoln Park, yet on a quiet side street. The staff was exceedingly friendly and the room was neat clean and comfortable. It is the second time we have stayed there and will return there again.
from Palo Alto, California
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Wife and I visited Chicago for four days. The hotel although is a little ways from downtown has easy access to restaurants and public transportation. Friendly staff. Reasonable smack and beverage prices.
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Submitted on 02-06-2016
Willows is a clean, comfortable hotel with excellent staff. Adrian on Reception was a font of knowledge, and helped us find great bars and restaurants. Layla also very helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. It wouldn't suit everyone as you have to serve yourself and sit up at bar stools, but we found it great to start our day. The hotel is in a thriving neighbourhood, so after a hard day sightseeing it is perfect for finding a good restaurant or bar/grill for dining. Friendly modern an... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Booked last minute and got the smallest room ever. Felt like we were in a closet with a bathroom almost size as airplane bathroom. However, the room was clean and everything worked. Complimentary breakfast, Internet and great location --- walking distance to stores, bars and awesome restaurants and Wrigley. Staff was friendly and willing to assist in any way, I would have rated higher if I stayed in a different room. We were across from ice machine and it was smallest hotel room that I ha... Read more
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Submitted on 03-06-2016
This is my new favorite hotel in Chicago. The neighborhood is safe, clean, full of great restaurants, cafes, and bars. The room was comfortable. The continental breakfast is simple, free, and convenient. The building is old and has great character. If you're looking for big and fancy, you may be disappointed. But if you're looking to write your next novel or find yourself in a new city, I highly recommend The Willows Hotel. Emilea (the girl at the front desk) has great recommendations for nearby... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This is a decent and clean hotel in an older building. Helpful staff, good neighborhood, but our room was too small to move around in, breakfast was minimal, and for this they charged more than they should have. Could be fine if you overlook these defects.
from Highland, California
Submitted on 06-06-2016
The location is my favorite residential neighborhood in Chicago. But is WAS my first trip there. I would stay there again and again. Excellent room. The breakfast, well lets just say it is not the reason you stay there.
from Hillsborough, New Jersey
Submitted on 13-06-2016
Very nice hotel in Lincoln Park. We stayed here to be near our son's apartment for his graduation. We had a small suite. The hotel is in an older building but has been updated. The bathroom is a little small, but not a problem. We had a little trouble with the gate not opening in the parking garage when we first arrived which was annoying after a long drive. This was resolved by the hotel staff. The breakfast was very good. Very convenient location. We would definitely stay here again.
from Milan, Italy
Submitted on 15-06-2016
We recommend the Hotel for food position and excellent Service people. Breakfast really unsufficient: to be done in a little place (the hall) with really low chairs and table and with low food chose Room can get a vote of six
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 15-06-2016
We shortened our stay earlier this month due to finding bugs on one of the beds. It was horrifying. Even the room appeared clean, we did not feel comfortable staying another night due to fear of bug bites.
from Ohio
Submitted on 19-06-2016
The Willows is a great hotel, conveniently located in Lincoln Park. It's clean and the staff are very accommodating. Juan works the front desk and goes out of his way to make sure the guests have a wonderful experience. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms small, but clean. no coffee maker in room, but there's always coffee in the lobby.
from california
Submitted on 20-06-2016
We've stayed at The Willows a couple of times when we come to visit family living nearby. It is a perfect location, right off Broadway and an easy walk to many cafes and restaurants. The staff at the hotel are very accommodating, and the rooms are nicely appointed, with fine bed linens. We will definitely return!
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 23-06-2016
I enjoyed my stay at this boutique hotel. The staff was very welcoming both afternoon and morning shifts. The room was charming and clean. Walking distance to Wrigley which was nice after work to visit for a game. The area is really nice with lots of restaurants near by. I would stay there again.
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Submitted on 23-06-2016
Me and my wife stayed at the willows and the hotel was very clean and I like the fact they had breakfast in the morning the staff was great especially Bridget she was very helpful and went out of her way to make me and my wife feel like we were at home I will definitely be visiting again
from Santa Cruz, California
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We always stay at the Willows Hotel when we visit our son at DePaul University. We prefer the Lakeview environment better than the high rises downtown. WE always book the queen room & it is always clean. Staff are very accessible and friendly. Love the complimentary light breakfast served each morning & cookies at 4:00 pm. Coffee & water available all day.
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We stayed here for pride and were very glad we did. Found free parking on the street in front of the hotel which saved us lots of money! The parade was right outside the doors and everything we needed was within walking distance (Walmart, restaurants, entertainment) never even used the train. So glad I found this place! Rooms were nice and clean. Also, they had snacks and refreshments available in the room for a low price, if you didn't want to go out. Room service menu and free breakfast were a... Read more
from California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Went With My Family Of 6 People Total. The Deep Dish Pizza At Nancy's Was DELICIOUS , Thanks To Adrian For The Recommendation. We Stayed For A Whole Week And Had Nothing But Nice Things To Say About The Hotel And The Staff . We Made A Great Friend While We Stayed At The Willows Who's Name Is Steve, Thank You For Your Amazing Customer Service And The Many Laughs We Shared . WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!
from Naperville, Illinois
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We were in Chicago for the evening to see a concert at Wrigley Field. This hotel was the perfect location, just a mile away. Parking was right across the street from the hotel. Although the rooms were small, it was perfect for stay downtown!
from Maple Grove, Minnesota
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Rooms were very clean. Our ceiling fan did not work and the air conditioner was having a hard time keeping the room cool. Drinks and food in the room were reasonably priced. Breakfast was adequate for a continental breakfast. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
from Algona, Iowa
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Great room, superb front desk help, good breakfast, clean rooms, and the always helpful & personable staff! We enjoy the Willows due to its close proximity to a daughters apartment as well as all the amenties along West Diversey Parkway.
from Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Another great experience at The Willows....have been coming for several years, largely due to proximity to Wrigley Field.....and the rooms are always clean, comfy, cool (it is July in Chicago!).....front desk staff extremely helpful and friendly....The Willows is right on several bus lines, and a 10-minute walk from the train, really no reason to have a vehicle if you're able to walk a mile or two at a time. I will definitely be coming back!
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Submitted on 10-07-2016
First glance this hotel is awesome. The decor is old style and elegant and not your cookie cutter hotel. Our room was also beautiful and we were very pleased when we walked in. Unfortunately, there were two issues that will not let me stay there again. The bathtub had not been cleaned from the previous occupant and the carpet was so dirty that when I walked around in bare feet the bottom of my feet were black. Lack of attention to these areas will prevent me from recommending this hotel.
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We wanted to stay in a hotel surrounded by an active night life, close to public transit, and a reasonable walk from Wrigley Field. This hotel was all of that. Its in a historic district (read old!). So don't expect the luxuries of a brand new Marriot or Hilton in the suburbs. But the room was clean and good-sized. When we travel we try to experience the city in a manner similar that a local would. If you are looking for a nice hotel in the heart of REAL Chicago, this is your place. If yo... Read more
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Submitted on 13-07-2016
We spent 2 nights at The Willows and overall were very happy with our stay. The Willows is just a few blocks from the Lakefront Trail and Lincoln Park. Also very close to a great variety of restaurants and shopping. Our bed was very comfortable, and the room very clean. This is a historic hotel, so the rooms are somewhat smaller than newer hotels. But we had a nice sitting area separate from the bedroom. We especially appreciated the mini-bar, which actually had reasonable prices for bottl... Read more
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
My husband and I stayed here while in town for a Cubs game because our normal hotel was fully booked. For the amount of money we paid, we were not impressed. First our reservation was under the wrong name with the completely wrong address. We only figured out it was our reservation because it had the same confirmation number and last four digits of his credit card number. The room was very small but that was okay. The bed wasn't a queen-sized bed, it was a full-sized bed. After the first night... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We stayed at the Willows 2 weeks ago when we drove to Chicago to visit our kids, one of whom lives in Lincoln Park. The lobby is nothing fancy but the personnel at the front desk are extremely nice and helpful. The rooms are quite adequate. There was a small refrigerator in the room filled with beer, soft drinks, etc. We removed enough of these items to put some of our own things. When we left we simply put them back in. Actually, the prices of the items in the room were very reasonable, e... Read more
from Paradise, Texas
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Great location in the Lincoln Park area... great restaurants within walking distance. Great neighborhood. Rooms are comfortable and staff was very helpful. Would definitely stay here again should we come back for a Cubs game.
from Georgetown, Texas
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The Willows is located a comfortable walking distance to Wrigley Field (<30 minutes). Hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood, with many good restaurants in the surrounding area. Hotel decor is a bit dated, but when you're not spending much time in the room, it's not bad. Beds are comfortable and bathroom was fine.
from Akron, Ohio
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The Willows Hotel was located within walking distance to everything we wanted to do & see (Wrigley Field, Briar St. Theater, etc). The room was small, but there were only 2 of us so it was fine. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The prices on the mini-bar in the room were the cheapest I have ever seen in a hotel room mini-bar. A beer was literally cheaper in the room than at a bar down the street. The A/C unit in the room would kick on for a couple of minutes, then turn off for... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Close to all the fun - Wrigley, Lakeview, Lake Michigan. Friendly staff, clean room and breakfast too. Quant neighborhood gives a feel for big city urban living without the congestion and noise. We will be back.
from Thousand Oaks, California
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Good place to stay! Very accommodating staff both during the day and at night. Good coffee. i arrived in the middle of the night due to the airlines and the weather and couldn't have been more pleased with my reception.
from Greenwood Vilage, United States
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Right in the middle of Lakeview I came across this hotel. The staff was very friendly, comfortable beds, continental breakfast (which saved our having to eat out). If you arrive by car, note that there is a 15 min. loading zone in front of the hotel. Parking for $22/day with in/out privileges is much cheaper than downtown hotels. Also, the mini bar is very reasonably priced. We don't usually use it but in this case we did. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
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