An Art Deco property located in downtown Chicago, just a few blocks from the Tribune Tower, Freehand Chicago is a luxury hotel offering curated tours & activities and an all day food & drink menu. All rooms at this property are impeccably designed and enjoy daily housekeeping. Flat-screen TVs are standard, as are seating areas, work desks, and wooden furniture. In-room Wi-Fi is complimentary. The hotel's fitness centre is equipped with a wide range of exercise equipment. Guests can also utilise laundry facilities while staying here. A regular events schedule offers fun activities. Fine Nicaraguan coffee and light meals are served at Cafe Integral, and award-winning cocktails are served at the Broken Shaker. Restaurants just steps away include Flemin's Steakhouse and Pizzeria Uno. Millenium Park sits just over a kilometre from Freehand Chicago, along with the Art Institute of Chicago. The Navy Pier is one and a half kilometres to the east.
Situated in the Near North Side area of the city, Freehand Chicago is centrally located and offers easy access to many of the city's attractions. Past guests praise the location, reporting that many preferred destinations are within walking distance, while nearby Grand/State (on the L's red line) makes it easy to get across the city.
Clean and impressively decorated.
According to reports, the hostel is clean and well-maintained. Past guests also praise the interior décor, which they describe as light and stylish. In particular, the hostel bar and communal areas are said to be trendy and comfortable.
Friendly staff at the ready.
Many guests find the
hostel staff to be friendly and helpful. According to reports, the team is
happy to assist with queries and offer helpful suggestions.
Small rooms unpopular with some.
Some guests staying at Freehand Chicago find themselves disappointed with the size of rooms. These guests report that rooms are on the small side, offering little room to move around and even less room to store luggage.
Some noise complaints.
While many guests enjoy a quiet stay at the hostel, others report noise disturbances. Reports suggest that the communal area, which includes a bar, can be very noisy, while thin walls make it possible to hear the movements of neighbouring guests.
Room with a view sometimes lacks a view.
A number of guests have expressed disappointment at their city view rooms. According to some of these guests, instead of taking in the Chicago skyline, the city view in question is merely the building next door, a view that lacks any kind of wow factor.