With a stay at Write Inn Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Oak Park, steps from Ernest Hemingway Museum and House and minutes from Unity Temple. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Madison Street Theatre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 65 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Write Inn Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
This hotel is an older building which has a little old fashion flair and charm. We stayed in one of the (2) double bed rooms at the top floor - offering plenty of room and lots of nice natural light. My first impression was that the hallways and circulation spaces seemed a little bit dingy and narrow (some construction near the elevator) but our room was spectacularly clean and the maid service was efficient and spotless each day. And there couldn't be a better location for Oak Park - in the heart of beautiful homes and great restaurants, and so many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings easily walkable from here (Unity Temple and FLW's home/studio included). Ernest Hemingway's birthplace and museum adjacent. Parking was off-site/down the block in a garage but completely free for 4 days. We parked our car and took the Green line train into Chicago which made transportation easy. The folks at the desk were not overly talkative but they did answer our questions and one person gave good recommendations for dining. Our overall experience was good - cozy and reasonably priced. We would definitely stay here again.
a last minute stay with pet and close to the big city
Cenveniently located (20 min on a green line to the Loop), the station is closeby, nice neighbouhood, a number of eateries/rest'ts around the corner. Good restraurant in-door. Friendly staff.
This hotel was very cheap and in a convenient location. The Hemmingway Museum is right across the street and the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum is around the corner. The neighborhood was very friendly and safe. Only a one block walk down Oak Park Ave. will get you a variety of food, beverages, and shopping. A couple blocks down Lake Street, you will find the same. The train station is only two blocks down Oak Park Ave. Our room was small and old, BUT it was very clean, comfortable, and had a large fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and hair dryer. The parking and wi-fi were both free. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again.
A fine location, friendly, helpful staff, upgraded room.
The hotel has all the structural detail of the older building, but has modern amenities. I'm sure the rooms did not originally have their own baths! I'm sure that when the hotel was built guest arrived by train and took a taxi to the hotel. Fortunately, there is now a parking garage only two blocks away. I enjoyed my stay, and only wish I could have spent more time in the room!
I arrived late and no one told me you couldn't park on the street. I parked between two signs that didn't say street parking was not allowed overnight. The manager said there was no way all of his 'experienced' clerks wouldn't have told me, and when I confronted the clerk he told me it wasn't him. The room was so small I had to go out into the hall to change my mind and it hadn't been renovated since the early 80's and not painted since well before then. The room was so small that the bed touched both walls with a little table at the foot with a mini tv. The window had chicken wire in the middle and was cracked. Could hear the air going through the crack all night. From the outside the hotel is very quaint, but I would not suggest a night there!
I really enjoyed my stay. Nice hotel, great rooms and staff.
Nice hotel and very close to the green line for traveling! Plus it was very close to food and local shopping.
Be sure to check your room to avoid leaving anything behind. My husband forgot his phone earpiece there. They made him send a prepaid mailing envelope (approximately $15 there and $15 back) AND charged him for UPS coming to pick it up at the hotel ($6.50). We stuffed the old windows with kleenex and puddled the drapes up on the ledge to ward off the December chills. The bathroom was a step-up added on one so take care getting up in the night. Our room at the back was very quiet and the mattresses were excellent. Great restaurant in the same building.
Last time I came to Chicago I got burned on parking downtown. It's $50 a night. What a rip off. Decided to go to a place that has free parking and close to downtown. This place was right off the green line so getting downtown was easy. Place was clean and quiet. A little run down, but I don't care about that as long as it's clean and it was!
I booked this hotel because of location. I thought it was overpriced for the quality of room. It is an old hotel and needs updating.
If you are looking for an older hotel with slightly shabby charm, this is perfect. And you must be able to handle stairs. The room was spacious and interesting, but the air blew right across the bed all night. The hallways are narrow and parking is down the street a ways. But it has an old world feel, and everything was quite adequate. I do applaud their use of old ephemera to decorate the hallways, setting the tone of the time the hotel was first built. Service was very polite and honest, and we appreciated that warmth.
The Write Inn was a very plesant suprise to us it is like an old fashioned hotel from the days of Hemingway. The food in the restraunt was Excelent. The city park is a block away from the Inn where we went for a walk.
Positive - convenient location for an event taking place at the Cheney Mansion. Also, located close to the El for transportation into downtown. And the restaurant had a wonderful breakfast that was reasonable priced. Cons - Our stay was in early October and we had four hotel rooms in our 'party'. I'm not sure if the hotel is air conditioned, but if it was, they had it turned off or it wasn't working. And the outdoor temps were mid to upper 80's. Much to warm to not have a/c when dressing for a formal event. And when paying 'over priced' rates of $*/night, plus tax for a small room with a queen bed. All four rooms were cramped and dingy. Lighting was poor. In addition, a door handle fell off, from the inside of the room, 'trapping' one of the guests in our party as they were leaving for the event at the Cheney Mansion. They did relocate to another room. When compensation was requested for the inconvenience of having to leave the event early and relocate to another room , only a minimal dollar amount was given. Parking is free, however it is in public parking next to the train station, which is a couple blocks away. No business center. They did offer to print airplane boarding passes, however it took a long time as they had to do it at the front desk with one person working. I'm not sure how this hotel compares with other options in the area, but I would recommend looking into other options before booking, or if money is not an issue, consider a suite. It appears others have written positively about the suites.
The Hotel is old and the carpet may be worn but the building has charm and the room spacious. The neighborhood with the Frank Loyd Wright architecture and well kept victorian homes was very enjoyable to walk through. Very near the El, we were able to acess the loop within a half an hour. Parking free on weekends. None of the pressure of big city traffic or pace. We plan to return.
Carpet was dirty and dingy. Front desk was very helpful. Rooms were poorly decorated. Carpet dirty. Bathroom toilet so close to sink could barely sit on it. Did not stay @ hotel @ all. Left for a beautiful hotel calle Carroton which was recomended by travel agency person. She was very helpful in giving a nother hotel with wonderful accomdations. There was no convenient parking. It could have been a great old hotel but looks really run down.
the best part of this hotel was its location in regards to its price point. train statins are only a few blocks away, and htats if you even need to leave oak park, which is a beautiful area, only down side was the 4 pm check in time, and the maid service didnt come by untill around 330pm.