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Overview of Freehand Chicago

VIP Access

Freehand Chicago

3.5 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, 60611

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier7 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)41 min drive
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  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area


Freehand Chicago is located in Downtown Chicago, a neighbourhood in Chicago, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Museum of Contemporary Art and Broadway Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Holy Name Cathedral and Merchandise Mart. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or United Center. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: Grand Station (Red Line) is just steps away and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes on foot.

What's nearby

  • Chinese Consulate - 3 min walk
  • Holy Name Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Grant Park - 14 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 2 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 38 min drive


  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - River North - 2 min walk
  • Weber Grill - 2 min walk
  • Joe's Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks - 3 min walk
  • Bohemian House - 4 min walk

About this property

Freehand Chicago

3.5-star hotel near Navy Pier
Located close to Chinese Consulate and Holy Name Cathedral, Freehand Chicago provides a cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby. The on-site restaurant, Broken Shaker, features local cuisine and happy hour. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a bar and a 24-hour fitness centre.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), self-parking (surcharge) and express check-out
  • Multilingual staff, ATM/banking services and tour/ticket information
  • Smoke-free property, a 24-hour front desk and a water dispenser
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the proximity to public transport
Room features
All 217 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and showers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, heating and daily housekeeping


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)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 49 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: USD 10-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Broken Shaker
  • Cafe Integral

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Biodegradable coffee stirrers
  • Biodegradable drinking straws
  • Fireplace in reception
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


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


  • 55-inch smart TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
Up to 75 lb per pet
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 1, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Freehand Chicago Hotel
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Freehand Hotel Chicago
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Frequently asked questions

Is Freehand Chicago pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs with a maximum weight of up to 75 lb per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 3 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 28 Feb 2023 start from ₹5,688.74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Freehand Chicago?

Self-parking is available for USD 49 per night.

What time is check-in at Freehand Chicago?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Freehand Chicago?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Freehand Chicago located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral and Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital are also within 15 minutes. Grand Station (Red Line) is only a 2-minute walk and Chicago Station (Red Line) is 6 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Freehand Chicago and receive a full refund?

Yes, Freehand Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Freehand Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I booked a bed in a 4-person quad, and there was only one other person sharing it with me. The sleeping arrangement was warm and cozy. Everything was as clean as expected. There was a charging outlet to charge a phone within my bunk. I wish that the lighting was a bit brighter, that there was more water fountains, and that it was easier to climb in/out the top bunk bed without significantly disturbing the person on the bottom bunk.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The design of the rooms was nice, simple, and clean. Check-in was kind of a disaster because of the music festival, it seems like they weren't very prepared. However, our stay overall was nice even though we had to wait two hours after check-in time to get into our room. Good location.

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
コスパがとても良く部屋も綺麗だったので満足した。 気になる点を挙げるなら、隣の部屋や廊下の音が少し気になった。またシカゴに行くことがあれば利用したい。

2/10 Terrible


They’ll cancel your entire reservation if you do not check in 24 hours before your intended stay. No refund, no accommodation and no Exception. My flight was delayed and managers were kind of harsh.

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stay was very unique, boho boutique hotel experience.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love the location of this hotel. We were able to walk to everything we wanted to. Parking was relatively close and cheap comparatively to other parking. Rooms are very small and very dark. Practically needed to use a flashlight to do anything. A little expensive given the above.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the eclectic feel of this hotel! The flying trapeze outside our windows were great!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was arranged to a male room and later requested a female room. The staff helped me change the room immediately which I appreciate a lot. Rooms are clean, but I could hear others of the next room chatting (if they chat loudly). The lobby is a little bit dark for me during the day. But it is a perfect place to relax during the evening. If you are a staying customer, you don't really need to buy a drink. You could just sit (or lie) on the couches and enjoy the vibe. The location is perfect. Right in the downtown. It is very convenient to walk to the Magnificent Mile, and also walkable to Millennium Park. The whole facility for me is more like a bar or a club. But to be fair, I did enjoy my time and could relax (after I changed my room).

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love that it is a small hotel. Fun atmosphere. Nicely decorated. Clean. Smelled good. Staff were friendly. Great location

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly roommate