Hotel The Write Inn

211 N. Oak Park AvenueChicago60302USA
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About Hotel The Write Inn

Located in a historic Oak Park building that was once home to several prominent writers, including poet Vincent Starrett and Ernest Hemingway, Hotel The Write Inn is a quaint and eclectic boutique hotel close to Chicago.

There are several different room types, each individually styled and decorated with 1920s era antiques. Rooms feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, desks and TVs; some offer additional perks such as fireplaces, kitchens and whirlpool baths.

Laundry facilities are available on-site and guests will enjoy free parking.

Unwind with a drink and a classy dinner at Hemmingway's Bistro, the hotel's on-site restaurant.  The menu features classic French dishes made with fresh ingredients.  The restaurant also offers a Parisian seafood bar.

Hotel The Write Inn is close to all the Oak Park area has to offer, including many different types of restaurants, and the Metra and CTA train lines are within a few minutes walking distance away.


211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60302, USA
Telephone: +1(708)3834800 | Fax: +1(708)3834875 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Charming and unique building.

The Write Inn used to be the home of several famous writers, including Ernest Hemingway. Guests have appreciated the quaintness and the unique aspects of the hotel that give it a lot of character and make it special.

Close to everything the area has to offer.

Not only is the hotel situated in Oak Park and near to a number of shops and restaurants, interesting sights like Frank Lloyd Wright buildings can be found in the area surrounding the hotel. Visitors have also appreciated that the local train system is within walking distance of the property. This system provides easy access for guests to explore the city of Chicago, while enabling them to avoid having to pay hefty parking fees at the same time. .

Free parking a plus.

Unlike many hotels in the Chicagoland area, The Write Hotel offers free parking, an amenity which guests have especially enjoyed. .

Negative Reviews

Hotel said to be a little under the weather.

Several guests have mentioned that although the hotel is unique, the rooms could definitely use some updating and they seem to be outdated. Complaints about leaky fixtures and the quality of in-room amenities such as TVs and air conditioners also have been made. .

Weak Wi-Fi.

There have been a few negative comments about the stability of Wi-Fi offered. Outside the lobby, guests have said Wi-Fi is of especially poor quality.

Poor climate control.

Several guests have complained that rooms were either too hot or too cold and they had no control over the situation as the accommodations were climate controlled by staff members. People should be forewarned that depending on the season, air conditioning or heat may or may not be turned on, even if weather is acting unseasonably.

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7.1 out of 10 based on 631 reviews