Willows Hotel - Chicago

555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657  show map
 3 stars
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Willows Hotel - Chicago

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Verified Reviews:

  • Nice breakfast - Lobby was nice - Bathroom floor was a little uneven
  • Bathrooms are clean - Continental breakfast is included - Staff was friendly and attentive
  • My room had air conditioning - Hotel is close to numerous restaurants and pubs - Parking garage was convenient
  • Free wireless internet all over the hotel - Room very clean - Staff was great
  • Room very comfortable - Staff was as nice and accommodating as possible - I would stay there again

Overview

The 3-star Willows Hotel boasts close proximity to The Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue and Steppenwolf Theatre just 2.5 km away. Built in 1926 and remodeled in 2008, the comfortable hotel combines European architecture and modern facilities.

Set just minutes away from scenic beaches close to parks. The hotel is 1050 meters away from Boystown, Apollo Theater Chicago and Victory Gardens Theater.

The venue is a short walk to shopping centers, boutiques and bakeries.

The property lies within 7 km from the city center. Just 20 minutes' drive from Midway airport.

Rooms

Willows Hotel offers 55 cozy rooms with spacious bathrooms. Some rooms come with a view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a delicious continental breakfast is served. The small bar serves a selection of tea and coffee.

Services

The hotel offers a photocopier and a copier together with friendly staff.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness club. Sailing and golf are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   55.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

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City Center
  • Chicago
    4.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    3.6 mi
  • Millenium Station
    3.7 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    4.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
    200 ft
  • Yango's Grill
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    55

Rooms and availability

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Small Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed
Size: 120 sq. feet
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  • Shower
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This guest room features a queen sized bed, WiFi access, a flat-screen TV with cable, plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities and daily continental breakfast.

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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
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    This guest room features a queen sized bed, WiFi access, a flat-screen TV with cable, plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities and daily continental breakfast. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

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      Bed type: King Size bed
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        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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        This spacious room features a seating area, bathrobes and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

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          Bed type: King Size bed
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          This guest room features a king sized bed, WiFi access, a flat-screen TV with cable, plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities and daily continental breakfast. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Willows Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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            Hotel Address:

            555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Chicago
              4.0 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Ogilvie Transportation Center
              3.6 mi
            • Millenium Station
              3.7 mi
            Underground stations
            • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
              4.1 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
              200 ft
            • Yango's Grill
              200 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              55

            Willows Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Tourist-Dominican Republic - 400 ft

            Places of interest

            • Briar street theatre - 2000 ft
            • The Vic Theatre - 3300 ft

            Amusement

            Historical sites

            • Boulevard System - 2700 ft

            Museums

            • Peggy Notebaert Natural Museum - 3700 ft
            • Nature Museum - 3700 ft
            • Nature Museum of Chicago Acad - 4000 ft
            • Institute Museum - 1.1 mi

            Parks

            • Obsessive Compulsive Fndtn - 4000 ft
            • Lincoln Park Area - 4000 ft

            Halls

            • Bailiwick Repertory Theater - 4600 ft
            • Emerald City Theatre Company - 1.0 mi
            • Chicago Opera Theater - 1.0 mi

            Universities, Institutes

            • Jane Addams Ctr-Hull House - 2000 ft
            • Transcendental Meditation - 3300 ft
            • Salvation Army College-Officer - 4300 ft
            • Open University - 4300 ft
            • Depaul University - 4600 ft
            • Chicago School of Massage - 5000 ft
            • Coyne American Institute - 1.0 mi
            • Depaul University Food Svc - 1.0 mi

            Theaters

            • Lincoln Hall - 3300 ft
            • Apollo Theater Chicago - 3300 ft

            Medical care and Hospitals

            • St Joseph Hospital - 1700 ft
            • Advocate Illinois Masonic Ctr - 1700 ft
            • Columbus Hospital - 2000 ft
            • Children's Memorial Hospital - 3300 ft
            • Lincoln Park Hospital - 4300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • South Pond - 5000 ft
              Lincoln Park, Chicago
            • Lincoln Park - 1.1 mi
              2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago
            • The Moody Church - 1.7 mi
              1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
            • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.0 mi
              2001 N Clark St, Chicago
            • 3639 Wrigley Field Rooftop - 1.1 mi
              3639 N. Sheffield, Chicago

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - 3800 ft
              Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago
            • Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences - 4200 ft
              Fullerton Pkwy. and Cannon Dr., Chicago
            • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - 4000 ft
              2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago
            • Boystown - 4400 ft
              Chicago, IL

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Efes Cafe - 200 ft

              Address: 2833 N Broadway St
              Phone: (773) 880-0063

              84% likes this, based on 42 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

            • Renaldi's Pizza Pub - 300 ft

              Address: 2827 N Broadway St
              Phone: 773-248-2445

              78% likes this, based on 39 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
              Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

            • Yummy Yummy Asian Cuisine - 400 ft

              Address: 2901 N Broadway St
              Phone: (773) 525-6677

              56% likes this, based on 13 reviews
              Cuisine: Chinese
              Price Range: USD 8 - USD 10

            • Yango's Grill - 200 ft

              Address: 2845 North Broadway Street
              Phone: 773-404-6340

              81% likes this, based on 33 reviews

            • Senza - 400 ft

              Address: 2873 N Broadway
              Phone: 773-770-3527

              80% likes this, based on 32 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: USD 52 - USD 52

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              55
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            Willows Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Willows Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.4out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 293 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Service
            10.0
            Value
            8.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The location to the Lincolnpark district is fantastic and close to green space and city through public transport.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              Excellent rooms, breakfast and service. Overall a fantastic stay.

              We had hoped to have our kids use the pool but the one at Bally's was for 18+ only - it would be good to let guests with kids know that.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              There were many great place to eat within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Quiet neighborhood. Lovely room and bed was comfortable.

              The shelf in the bathroom was very small. It would be helpful especially for women who have a significant amount of toilet articles and makeup to have a little more shelf space in the bathroom.

            • Single
              10.0

              Courteous helpful staff, very clean hotel and good for someone with allergies/asthma, no pets(allergic),continental breakfast, 24 hr.coffee which was good and fresh, great neighborhood and convenient to just about everything you could want, very charming, and nice classical music in lobby.

              I did not find anything to complain about.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              we loved the location, the room, the breakfast and the decor.

              we did not receive any housekeeping while we were there. We had the sign on the outside of the door "maid service please", but no one cleaned our room.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              staff helpful

              size of room and pillows were poor quality

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Good location

              Noisy, the person upstairs walked around all night long.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              We enjoyed the overall ambience of the hotel. It's European styling and it's location on the north side were added features.

              Overall, the stay at the Willows was a pleasant one. During our stay Chicago was experiencing a bit of a heat wave and daytime air would have been a plus.

            • Single
              7.0

              The location was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

              The room was small with no view and I felt like I was in a cave.

            • Single
              8.8

              The staff.

              A bit dated and dusty. Needs new spreads/pillows (decorative), shower curtain.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              The front desk staff were phenomenonal for serving me and my son. They went out of the way explaining directions to destinations, bus schedule, and giving me utensils. They deserved the best for being real professional employees.

            • Older travelers
              9.0

              Comfortable ambience, friendly staff

              Parking, having to find a street spot is a major issue ( parking garage was full) I will likely not stay here again due to this issue

            • Single
              8.2

              I stayed for four nights in this good, convenient area of Chicago and I loved the ambience and service in this hotel. The lobby/lounge area, although not large, had nice decor and furniture and there was tea and coffee twenty four hours a day. The fans in the bedrooms were a welcome alternative to the air conditioning also available. I would have booked for longer had there been vacancies - this says it all!

              My only suggestion for improvement would be that the lobby area is not a good breakfast area. The selection of food provided was excellent but a better seating area with tables would have helped. Also the hotel is quite expensive 'given the lack of this facility.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Great location-if you're wishing to stay somewhere other than downtown.Staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. We booked the King Room, so we had plenty of room.

              Room air conditioners were old and somewhat noisy. Room could use redecorating.

            • Single
              7.8

              The courtesy of the staff , especially Caren, was superb. Always ready to provide the perfect answer to any necessity. In the neighbourhood there is plenty of restaurants with different food choices and public transport are nearby and provide good connection with downtown and places to visit.

              Rooms are small but quite ok. Breakfast is in the lobby with no private tables but common sofas and tea tables, if crowded in the morning you may need to wait or have breakfast in your bedroom

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Willows Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Chicago
              4.0 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Ogilvie Transportation Center
              3.6 mi
            • Millenium Station
              3.7 mi
            Underground stations
            • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
              4.1 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Efes Cafe (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
              200 ft
            • Yango's Grill
              200 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              55