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Bishops Hall Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 3 Oak Park B&B and Inns
Hilton Head Island, SC
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“It rained every day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

I had business in Chicago and thought it would be a good idea to bring my college-age niece with me since she was on spring break. I wanted her to experience the luxury and warmth of Bishop's Hall as I had stayed there once before. Sad for us, it rained every day of our 4-day stay, but thanks to hosts Sam and Chuck, the sunshine of their hospitality trumped the dreary weather. They met us at the airport and gave us a quick overview of the city, then dropped us off to shop til we dropped. Of course they provided us with umbrellas, as well as advice on the best places to eat, shop and be entertained. My niece is vegetarian, and their recommendation of a restaurant couldn't have been better. I am not...and they steered us (pun intended!) to the BEST steak I've ever eaten! All their recommendations were spot on! Bishop's Hall is immaculate with great attention to the little luxuries: like special toiletries, gourmet chocolate on your pillow, the fluffiest towels ever, soft background music, and fresh flowers everywhere. They have figured out how to indulge ALL your senses! It is located in a quiet neighborhood so we got great rest and felt absolutely safe going for a morning jog. Breakfast is an experience with exquisite food exquisitely served. We returned home glowing from having been made to feel so special. My niece had an experience she will never forget...and I can't wait to return. I too, like many of the other reviewers, will never stay anywhere else when I'm in Chicago.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

My wife, being a high-profile corporate citizen, was a bit apprehensive at my choice of lodging for the St. Patrick's weekend trip to Chicago. Her expectations were highly exceeded. The high level of service and friendly atmosphere made it a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Have full 'run' of everything except other guest's bedrooms! You will feel like this is your own home! Pinch myself, did I just get cast in DOWNTON ABBEY? This establishment is almost all "upstairs", from the decor and collections to the gracious hosts, Sam and Chuck. The only difference is the friendliness and cozy "downstairs" atmosphere that seems to coexist with the elegance on the first two floors. Speaking of "downstairs", there is a workout room and spa room available for guests who don't wish to break up their routine. After breakfast, take your coffee into the library and snuggle on the sofa...I hope to return and have a mini reunion with some friends. What a treat!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fishersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

We stayed at Bishops Hall when our daughter ran the Chicago Marathon in October. It was abaolutely wonderful! I will never stay anywhere else in Chicago now. And they set the standard for B&Bs so very high! Chuck couldn't have been more gracious and we felt so at home! And they are experts on where to eat in Oak Park. Would love to have Sam and Chuck as good friends! Thanks, guys! Hope to see you again in 2013!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We have hosted a big family gathering and stayed at Bishops Hall several times. Each time we visit, we are amazed at how truly wonderful it is. The innkeepers are gracious, attentive and charming. The home is absolutely stunning - dramatic and yet also cozy and comfortable. From the elegant entrance to the beautiful salons, garden and tastefully appointed bedrooms, you will be delighted with your surroundings. There is plenty of space inside and out, and you are welcome to enjoy all of it. The inn is located in the heart of Oak Park, with easy access to all of the amenities of that lovely village. Whenever we return, we feel like we're coming to visit old friends. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Truly relax and enjoy the surroundings, as the friendly hosts provide attention to every detail. I felt so comfortable with the owner/hosts, who really go out of there way to meet every need. This is a very special place, with detailed architecture, art and furnishings, located in a town filled with great architecture.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

OMG, talk about attention to detail! This team has it all together. They have put together the most stunningly beautiful home for hosting a night ... or a wedding for 100 as we did.

The home is filling with antiques and they have refurbished it with an eye to authenticity. It was the closest to having a home wedding (without the mess!) we could have had.

Their garden? Romantic perfection. Groomed and green, even in the hottest weather of July.

The owners are funny, warm, smart and informed. Truly dedicated to having every detail right. The rooms are lovely. The bedroom has a huge high bed and a great shower with a rainfall sprinkler and a tiled bench ... as well as a dressing room, etc.

It could not have been nicer. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bishops Hall Bed & Breakfast

Property: Bishops Hall Bed & Breakfast
Address: 605 Iowa St, Oak Park, IL 60302-1649
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bishops Hall Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1916 in the Georgian revival style, Bishops Hall derives its name from serving as the residence for the metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox Church for several decades. Located in the historical district of Oak Park, the home is a contemporary to and set amongst the most significant concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright commissioned homes, including Wright’s own home and studio. The public rooms and guest rooms are all furnished in the gracious Georgian style. The terrace and par tiered gardens complement its architectural style. ... more   less 
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