Carleton of Oak Park

Carleton of Oak Park

1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302, United States
+1 708 848 5000

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About Carleton of Oak Park

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Carleton of Oak Park is a Chicagoland hotel that is within walking distance of downtown Oak Park, and just 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Both CTA and Metra Train stations are within a block of the hotel, making it easy to access the city from this hotel. Also nearby are Hemingway’s Birth House and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio and Home, as well as plenty of local shopping, dining, and nightlife. The Brookfield Zoo is about five miles from the hotel.

This hotel has been serving the area for over 90 years, offering accommodations for weddings, corporate meetings, and social events with 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space in four various rooms. The professional staff offers event planning assistance, including catering assistance and A/V equipment rentals and more. The hotel has multiple on site restaurants that guests can enjoy. All guest rooms offer non-smoking accommodations, as well as a kitchen area with microwave and refrigerator. Wireless internet is complimentary, and guest rooms also include coffeemakers, premium cable, and modern antique-style furnishings for a touch of classic charm.

In addition to the main hotel, the Carleton of Oak Park offers a separate Motor Inn with 25 guest rooms that feature private outdoor entry and basic amenities. The Barclay Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, sleeper sofas, optional wet bars, and other upgrades. The hotel has a total of 153 guest rooms, including a number of accessible guest rooms. There is a fireplace in the lobby, which is also where guests will find 24-hour front desk staff for all of their needs.

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Amenities at Carleton of Oak Park

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Safe
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Alarm clock

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Carleton of Oak Park

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great customer service and right next to the train stop so very convenient.
5.4 Fair
Pros:nice hotel and room
Cons:lack of customer service at checkout and check in
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The hotel is in a safe area and close to the el, the business area, and numerous restaurants. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Oak Park is a beautiful city to visit.
6.0 Okay
Pros:The room was good; good air. Convenient location.
Cons:The main facility needs upgrading. Would be nice if you had pet rooms.
4.5 Mediocre
Cons:Very old,, 50's style motel rooms.
7.7 Good
Pros:Hotel is a wonderful old building. My room was cavernous with a small kitchenette and sitting room. Would have been wonderful if I were there for a longer time with work to do. The restaurant in the hotel is quite good, and there is also a very nice bar with fresh oysters and a good beer selection. Neighborhood is delightful with easy public transportation into the city (though it is a bit far to go).
Cons:Agree with previous post about heating and cooling. The window air conditioner worked fine on a very hot day, but was quite noisy. The remote for the TV needed new batteries, and they could not provide them at the desk; also, only a remote to control channels was provided, so it was annoying to use the TV's "sleep" function. Agree that most people would much prefer the main hotel where I was and not the newer motel portion, which seemed to have "tailgating" like activity in the parking lot. Was a little irritated that I could not receive a full itemized bill, and that people checking in while I was there were receiving rooms for a lower price.
6.0 Okay
Cons:It is not handicap accessible and they have no doormen or valets. You have to manage to drag your luggage up an/or down some stairs in the lobby to get to the check-in. And, when I got there, they said I was booked in the "motor lodge", a motel section. I would never have reserved a room in this section. I am familiar with this property. So, to move me they said I had to pay an extra $30.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great location. Free parking. Rooms were we'll maintain and very comfortable.


1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

What's nearby

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  • Pleasant Home227 yd
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  • Frank W Thomas House0.4 mi
  • Unity Temple0.4 mi
  • Peter A Beachy House0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple Building Oak Park0.5 mi
  • Laura Gale House0.5 mi
  • Edward R Hills House0.5 mi
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum and House0.6 mi
  • Francis J Woolley House0.6 mi
  • Hemingway Museum0.6 mi



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Distance to city center

1.0 mi

Nearest Airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

7.4 mi