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“Staying at Magnolia Studios really made the trip great”
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Magnolia Studios
Austin, Texas
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“Staying at Magnolia Studios really made the trip great”
Reviewed 22 September 2010

The suites there are first-class. Everything is very modern, clean and trendy. The location couldn't be better and it was only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The bed was extremely comfortable (better than my own) and the shower was awesome. The suite is equipped with these roomy, spacious showers and its hard to get out if you're a person who likes long showers. The suite is positioned in the back of the property, away from noise and provides a sense of intimacy and security. I would definitely recommend Magnolia Studios and forget the hotels, a real home away from home.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

Magnolia studios is amazingly affordable and the nicest place I’ve stayed on any holiday anywhere in the world, because from the second you step through the door it feels like you live there, have done so happily for a number of years, and don’t intend to move. It has the world’s most comfortable mattress bar none, a really flash shower and perfectly chosen furniture throughout, the place even has free fast wifi and a laptop, which is a wonderful thought.

The owners Kate and Ashley are the nicest people you could wish to meet, and staying here in the north of the city allows you to explore a part of Chicago you otherwise might not visit, though it’s really fantastic – just 2 blocks from the beach with great places to eat and drink but only 20 minutes from the Loop. I cannot recommend you stay at Magnolia Studios highly enough. A masterstroke.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed at Magnolia Studios whilst visiting friends in Chicago. I found the apartment to be a very clean, quiet, private and comfortable place to stay. It’s also incredibly well equipped (kitchen with all mod cons, TV, DVD player, computer, internet etc.) and furnished to a very high standard with luxury bed linen, towels etc.

The metro is 5-8 minutes away. This will take you directly downtown in say 15-20 minutes. Taxis are affordable too. The beach is 10-15 minutes away. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance. Chicago has lots to offer. There are great museums and art galleries. The architectural tour by boat is a must. I only wish I could have stayed longer.

Magnolia Studios was recommended to us and we found it to be exceptional value and a great alternative to a hotel – I can’t recommend it enough!

James H
Southwark
London

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Oregon, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

My husband and I spent a couple of days in Chicago recently and stayed in one of the studios. It was light, bright, and very clean. We were also surprised at how quiet it was at night, especially since it is close to a busy business district. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood in the evening, and it was only a few blocks from the Bryn Mawr Red Line station. We would highly recommend this inn and found it to be a great value in Chicago.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, England
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

What a lovely, lovely place. Kate & Ashley are delightful owners and hosts and have created a gem here. The studio has been beautifully designed, and the bed is one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in when away anywhere in the world. The laptop in the room was so useful too allowing us to check emails and do our flight booking-in. We also enjoyed the neighbourhood and Kate & Ashley's eating & drinking recommendations.
We had to change our flights to avoid the BA strike and when I contacted Kate she was so helpful, accommodating our changes without fuss. In the end we actually had 2 stays at Magnolia, staying 3 nights at the start of our holiday and another 3 at the end. The best compliment I can give is that as we came into the garden for our 2nd stay it felt like coming back home. That's how much we liked it. Why oh why would you stay in some soulless downtown chain hotel when you could enjoy this gem. Take my advice, stay here if you can.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 May 2010

I have had problems in the past locating suitable lodgings when visiting my son, who lives in northern Chicago. I won't have problems again, because this is where I'll be staying. A delight in every way, from the gorgeous flowers to the spic and span room to the wonderfully comfortable bed. Extras included the laptop provided in the room, and a shower that was practically worth the trip. Also greatly appreciated was a list of the owners' personal favorite restaurants in the immediate area.
For people who are spending all of their time in downtown Chicago, this might not be an ideal location, since it's at least a half hour trip. For absolutely anyone else, I would give Magnolia Studios a whole-hearted and enthusiastic recommendation.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2010

We've stayed in rentals many times. This was very near the top, save Italy which has a slight advantage.

I totally screwed up the dates and we showed up a month late. Kate worked with us, treated us fairly and accommodated us as best she could. She could have taken advantage and she didn't.

Wonderful room in the studio, comfortable bed, great location for us. I am totally down with having a kitchen, walking to great food (Vegan!!!) and not having daily maid service.

You will not be disappointed if you're looking for a nice space in Chicago.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Magnolia Studios

Property: Magnolia Studios
Address: 5705 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-3413
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 59 Speciality Lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Guest House situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Chicago’s Edgewater / Andersonville neighborhood, Magnolia Studios offers a choice of 3 unique Chicago suites, only five minutes from the beach and thirty minutes from downtown Chicago. ... more   less 
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Magnolia Studios Hotel Chicago

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