I recently visited the Chicago area with a family member to attend the car show and, since we love the exceptional community of Oak Park, we chose to stay at the Write Inn. We booked a "family" room with two beds, which we found to be charming, roomy and comfortable, as we found the property as a whole. We experienced none of the cleanliness or facilties issues referenced in other reviews. I tend to use my nose as much as my eyes in gauging the cleanliness of a property and, in addition to not seeing any evidence of of dirt, I also detected no stale or musty odor that can be a telltale sign of uncleanliness, particularly in fabrics (furniture, draperies, etc.) and carpeting.
Our "family" room was very convenient for sharing as it had three sinks - one in the bathroom, one in the adjacent vanity area, and one in the kitchenette area near the entrance which featured a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The only thing that would make it even more practical is if the hairdryer were moved from inside the bathroom to the vanity area. The only drawback to our room was a step up into the bathroom that threatened to send one (or both) of us flat on our faces - we tend to be a clumsy family as it is - until we got used to it.
The front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They do "express checkout"; the invoice is slipped under your door the last night of your stay and there is a basket in reception to drop off your room keys on your way out. The hotel offers wireless Internet as well as a computer in reception for guest use. Parking is offsite, although not far, but they have a couple spaces right in front of the building reserved for people with disabilities (requiring a tag or special plates on the vehicle) and for guests to load/unload.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historic landmark in Oak Park, The Write Inn offers you all the amenities you could want in a modern day hotel plus all the charm of a writer's boarding house of the 1920’s. Our unique rooms include amenities such as free WiFi and cable, and in-room safes, and kitchenettes. Located in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District and being two blocks north of Chicago's "El" train, travelers can enjoy beautiful tree-lined strolls and be downtown in 20 minutes. It's the best of both worlds! The Write Inn is proud to announce it is a 100% Smoke Free Hotel. As always, parking is free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Write Hotel Oak Park