Freehand Chicago

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel with restaurant, near Chinese Consulate
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Freehand Chicago

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Cocktail bar
Cocktail bar
Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Interior detail
Bathroom sink

Overview of Freehand Chicago

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, 60611
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Reception fireplace
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift

Room options

Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Beds

Quadruple Room, Women only

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Beds

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 4 Beds)

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Classic Queen Room (Private)

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

King Room

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Private Quadruple Room, 4 Twin Beds

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Beds

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

  • 17 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 4 Beds)

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Premium Queen Room (Private)

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 8 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 19 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 20 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 24 min walk
  • Grant Park - 24 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 26 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 31 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 36 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 3 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 23 min walk
  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 6 min walk
  • State Station - 10 min walk


  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - 3 min walk
  • Eataly - 1 min walk
  • Shaw's Crab House - 5 min walk
  • Sushi-san - 4 min walk
  • Firecakes Donuts - 6 min walk

About this property

Freehand Chicago

Freehand Chicago offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Michigan Avenue and Chicago Riverwalk. After a workout at the 24-hour fitness centre, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. This Art Deco hotel is also a short five-minute drive from Navy Pier and Soldier Field. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition and walkability. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Grand Station (Red Line) is steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 217 rooms
  • Arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests booking the Standard Shared Dormitory rooms are only booking 1 bed per person, per night.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 total, up to 75 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (USD 49 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1927
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in reception
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Water dispenser


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


Broken Shaker – This cocktail bar specialises in local cuisine. Happy hour is offered.
Cafe Integral – This café serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay


  • Self-parking costs USD 49 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 50 mi (80 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.
Property Registration Number 60611,Hotel License

Also known as

Freehand Chicago Hotel
Freehand Hotel
Freehand Chicago
Freehand Hotel Chicago
Freehand Chicago Hotel
Freehand Chicago Chicago
Freehand Chicago Hotel Chicago

Frequently asked questions

Does Freehand Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Freehand Chicago does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Freehand Chicago?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Freehand Chicago?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 total and maximum weight of 75 lb per pet. There's a charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Freehand Chicago?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 49 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Freehand Chicago?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Freehand Chicago and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Freehand Chicago?
Yes, Broken Shaker offers local cuisine.
What's the area around Freehand Chicago like?
Freehand Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, a short 2-minute walk from Grand Station (Red Line) and 3 minutes' walk from Michigan Avenue. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Checkout aervice was excellent
Staff was busy and thats why understandably when checked in it wasnt the best service but the next day service at the desk was excelent and on par what i could even hope for!
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place but staff could be better
Good trip , just the front desk workers were rude .
4-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Some staff are quite rude at front desk... elevator is a nightmare. This is really a hostel, not suited for couple or a romantic getaway. The lobby area, bars and lounge is nice, but also very dark all around in the hotel. You get what you pay for I guess.
David, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Pierre, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jamesley, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Abby, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nakiel, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The room smelled like urine. The bathroom wasn’t clean.
Esteban, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Dani-Ella, 2-night business trip
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