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The Willows
Ranked #78 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

2nd time around. .great location. Accessible to all attractions..restaurants...shopping. .and free breakfast is spot on..will be back before the year is out. John is extremely helpful. Staff goes above and beyond.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Lovely place, lovely people, lovely food, lovely holiday. Many thanks and Best Wishes to you.
hank you for a lovely break, smashing food, and clean room. Couldn’t ask for more.
Definitely will come back again
Thank you

XoXoXo

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great, cosy hotel.Rooms well equipped, free wifi in the room. Breakfast is fun and so are the snacks and fruits which are available all day. 5 mins walk from the subway. Nice atmosphere, lovely staff- especially Nelly and Adrian! Thank you for making me feel at home!

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Thank Lee Y
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I booked this at the last minute by phone after doing a bit of research online and could not have been more pleased. The photos are spot on; what you see is definitely what you get. The location was wonderful for the purpose of my visit. Transportation to Wrigleyville and the Loop was easy. There are many restaurants and shops within a few blocks. The street was quiet. There was radiator heat, so there were a few noises from that, but it was not overbearing. I booked a single room, so the room was small but quite adequate and updated. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the four pillows were great. There was a full size tub/shower, but the sink was small, but again adequate. Amenities included free wifi; complimentary breakfast; coffee, tea, and cookies available at all times in the lobby, which was a lovely area with a fireplace to make it cozy on a winter's day or evening. I got a fabulous rate. I would highly recommend The Willows if you need a place to stay in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview/Wrigleyville area. It's close to so much but just far enough away from the noise and bustle of the city. There was a chain hotel a block or two away, but it was on a busy, noisy corner, and this is on a little side street less than a block off one of the main drags. I agree with another reviewer about the mini bar . . . the most reasonable I've ever seen in any hotel. There was also room service offered. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Marilyn D
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Needed a place to stay in Lakeview by my son's apartment. This charming little hotel fit the bill nicely. It's on a quiet, residental street but just steps from restaurants and stores and only a mile from Wrigley Field (if that's why you're in the area). It's a beautiful vintage property, well maintained and very clean. I had a single queen bed and the room was very small, but just right for me. The bed was so very comfortable. The courtesy bar food and drinks were (gasp) reasonably priced! The breakfast was just OK, but hey, it was free. :) The coffee was very good. I marked excellent value, but I did get a real deal. Not sure the usual price is that low. I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

This hotel is so charming and comfortable. This hotel is located in a safe, accessible area. This area felt much safer than the city center but was still cool and fun. The subway line is just a few blocks away and will get you down town in 10 minutes. The hotel staff was dedicated and very hospitable; they loved to tell you all about the great bars and restaurants in the area. The hotel was clean and comfortable--great value for the price. Stay here if you want to meet people and experience living in Chicago while also being able to see the big city sights.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

My 10yr old son and I arrived at The Willows in January 2014 just as the winter storm was rolling into town. We had booked for two nights before flying back to Australia and were understandably worried about our flights still going ahead - the staff were wonderful and catered to our needs in case we needed to stay longer. We had stayed at The Majestic when we arrived in the USA and found that hotel equally as charming and comfortable. Great value for money with a nice breakfast and snacks too. Good location close to shops and train/bus links. Room service also.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Willows

Address: 555 W Surf St, Chicago, IL 60657-6020
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lakeview
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#37 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#59 Family Hotel in Chicago
#67 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: £73 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willows 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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