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Heart O' Chicago Motel
Ranked #145 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The guy running it was so lovely! But I guess it's not the motels fault it's in a shabby area. I was travelling with my Dad and he was kept awake all night with the goings on in the room beside him, culminating in armed assault, police, the whole works. We left the next day only to find that maybe this was just a 'Chicago' thing.
The rooms were clean, but dated.
Keep that latch on the door at night, you never know whose going to kick it in!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
2  Thank megantravels_13
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

My best friend and I stayed her for 4 nights. Its a basic motel no extras except free parking (thank goodness!) The man that checked us in took was friendly and nice. Appreciated the mattress covers to keep bed bugs away. Breakfast was cold ceral, donuts, muffins,oatmeal packages, o.j, coffee and whole milk. I just wish there was a fridge in the room...

2  Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

After reading other reviews and searching for a reasonably priced hotel in the area we decided to stay here. My experience was just what I expected for the price. This Hotel/Motel was $60-$70 cheaper than anything else we could find near Wrigley Field. Plus, there was free parking! We knew that we weren't going to be hanging out at the hotel all day, and would only be there to sleep and shower. So, to have an affordable, clean room, with free parking only a 15 to 20 minute bus ride from Wrigley was fantastic.The front desk staff was courteous to us, and the free continental breakfast was a nice bonus.

Bottom line: If you are looking for an affordable, clean, place to sleep fairly close to Wrigley, in a nice neighborhood, then this is your place. If you aren't planning on exploring the city, and are looking for a place to relax with your family during the day, then this might not be the hotel for you. But, for me it was the perfect option.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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7  Thank gsmith463
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I wouldn't recommend this motel unless you're a smoker. They didn't have any non-smoking rooms and everything stunk.

If you can get beyond the smell of smoke, it's a great location, within walking distance of both the Thorndale & Bryn Mawr L lines and the restaurants and shops in Andersonville. We were able to walk almost everywhere and when we needed a cab ride, it was only about $20 with tip.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Shelly S
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

You can't beat free parking in Chicago! This is a clean and comfortable place. My friends stayed there while visiting the city. It's nothing fancy, but they weren't visiting for the hotel. It's convenient if you need to be on the north side of the city, and it is close to Lake Shore Drive.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank edal2012
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

A great option while visiting Chicago. The rooms are immaculately clean. The staff is always friendly, free parking, great location for the Northside of Chicago. There is free coffee and snacks in the morning. This motel is a great value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank AISW16
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Love it!
Every time I come to Chicago I book a room here. Its the classic 60 motel with free parking. Don't expect much luxury to be honest but the place is clean and rooms and toilets have a reasonable size. Aircon works fine and wifi is free. And yes there are smoking rooms. Shower is good and bed is comfy. If you are on a budget and you have a short staying in Chicago Thats all You need.
We asked for a room with two queen size beds and we pay $87 (split with 4 friends) which is a very good price considering this very same week other hotels in Chicago with similar service were asking for more $100-$150 a night.
Regarding the noise, obviously the Motel its not located in the green prairie but hear plugs always worked good to me. Breakfast will not win any International cuisine awards but hey! its free.
In our last visit the staff in reception also kept our bags after check out while we did some city sightseeing for almost 5 or 6 hours which was very nice of them.
No complains here!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank TheReegs
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Additional Information about Heart O' Chicago Motel

Address: 5990 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-3263
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #145 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range: £79 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Heart O' Chicago Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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