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Freehand is a collection of hotels that combine the social culture of a hostel with innovative design, award-winning food and beverage, and a community-driven atmosphere. Each Freehand takes its cues from the surrounding neighborhood, with spaces that are a microcosm of the best each city has to offer.

Freehand Chicago outpost is housed in a classic 1927 building in Chicagos vibrant River North neighborhood home to some of the citys best art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

Community Amenities

24-Hour Front Desk & Security
Curated Tours & Activities
Award-Winning Cocktail Bar, Broken Shaker
All Day Food & Drink Menu
Fitness Center
Daily Housekeeping & Guest Laundry
Multilingual Staff
Fine Nicaraguan Coffee at Cafe Integral
Events & Programming
Room Service
Affordable Parking

Apartment Amenities

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Plush Robes
HD Cable Television
Work Desk & Chair
Bed

Configurations

Superior Queen With Transfer Shower - Mobility/hearing AccessiblePrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
Accessible Room
High Speed Internet
Safe
Air conditioning individually controlled

designed by Roman and Williams, and featuring en-suite bathroom with sapele wainscoting.

Rooms are air-conditioned and include an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, bath products from Argan, clock radio with audio input, safe, telephone, work desk, seating area, high-definition cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Premium Private Quad RoomPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area210 - 225 sqft
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Room Amenities

High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Air Conditioning
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes

Premium Private Quads are laid out with your comfort in mind. Each room features two bunks, for a total of four twin-size beds. Each room includes HD cable TV, Bluetooth sound system, seating area, work desk, telephone and safe; each bathroom includes Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, and a hair dryer. Each bed has a privacy curtain, outlet and reading lamp. Room Service is available daily and WiFi is complimentary throughout the property.

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Bed In Shared Quad: FemalePrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area225 sqft
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Room Amenities

High Speed Internet
Air Conditioning
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Twin bed

Shared Quad Female rooms are for female guests only. Reservation is for one bed in a shared room with four total twin beds; one person per bed. Shared Room Guests can/will be assigned up to 3 other female roommates by the Hotel. Bed reservation includes WiFi. Each room has a bathroom, seating area, work desk, and locker (bring your own lock or purchase at front desk). Room has no television or phone. Each bunk has a privacy curtain, individual outlet, and reading light. Shared accommodations are for non-Chicago residents 18 years of age and older. One bed per reservation.

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Bed In Shared Quad: Co-edPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area225 sqft
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Room Amenities

High Speed Internet
Air Conditioning
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Twin bed

Shared reservations are for one bed in a room with four total twin beds; reservations are for one person per bed. Shared Room Guests can/will be assigned up to 3 roommates by the Hotel. Bed Reservation includes WiFi. Each room has a bathroom, seating area, work desk, and locker (bring your own lock or purchase at front desk). Room has no television or phone. Each bunk has a privacy curtain, individual outlet and reading light. Shared accommodations are for non-Chicago residents, male or female, 18 years of age and older. One bed per reservation.

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PenthousePrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Area850 - 1000 sqft
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Upper Floors
Mini-refrigerator
Minibar
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes
Air conditioning individually controlled

The Penthouse Suite is a two-story guest room featuring two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with four twin beds (two bunks). The Suite also features two full bathrooms, one on each floor, with Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, and hair dryers. The full living room features double-height ceilings, over-sized windows, Bluetooth sound system, and a 65" HD cable TV. Second floor queen bedroom features a work desk. WiFi is complimentary and Room Service is available daily. Room sleeps 6 guests.

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Deluxe KingPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area175 - 200 sqft
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Upper Floors
Minibar
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes
Air conditioning individually controlled
King bed

Premium Kings are designed by the renowned Roman and Williams with your comfort in mind. Located on our upper floors, each room features complimentary WiFi, HD cable television, Bluetooth sound system, seating area, work desk, telephone and safe. Each bathroom has Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, and a hair dryer. Room service is available daily.

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Superior KingPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area185 sqft
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Minibar
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes
Air conditioning individually controlled
King bed

King Rooms are designed by the renowned Roman and Williams, each featuring complimentary WiFi, HD cable television, Bluetooth sound system, seating area, work desk, telephone, and safe. Each bathroom includes Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, and a hair dryer. Room service is available daily.

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Deluxe QueenPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area155 - 180 sqft
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Upper Floors
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes
Air conditioning individually controlled
Queen bed

Premium Queens are designed by the renowned Roman and Williams with your comfort in mind. Located on our upper floors, each room features complimentary WiFi, HD cable television, Bluetooth sound system, seating area, work desk, telephone, and safe. Each bathroom has Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes and a hair dryer. Room service is available daily.

Superior QueenPrice on Request
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area155 sqft
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Room Amenities

Desk or Workplace
High Speed Internet
Safe in Room
Complimentary high speed internet in room
Argan bathroom amenities
Bathrobes
Air conditioning individually controlled
Queen bed

Queen Rooms are designed by the renowned Roman and Williams, each including complimentary WiFI, HD cable television, Bluetooth sound system, seating area, work desk, telephone, and safe. Bathrooms include Argan bath amenities, comfy bathrobes, and a hair dryer. Room service is available daily.

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Booking Details

Cancellation Policy:-

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps did you take following COVID-19?

They have enhanced our cleaning standard and hygiene procedures

When can I check-in?

You can check-in from 3:00pm CST.

How late can I check-in?

Latest check-in is at 2:00am CST.

When do I need to check-out?

Check out is at 12:00pm CST.

Do you hold luggage after check out?

Yes,they can hold it until 11:00pm on the day you check-out.

Do you charge for packages?

The first package is complimentary. There is a $5 fee for each additional package.

How old must I be to reserve a room at Freehand Chicago?

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to book a room. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and booked in a private room.

Where is Freehand Chicago located?

Were located in the heart of River North at 19 East Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611

How close are you to Downtown/The Hancock Building/Millenium Park/Willis tower/Navy Pier?

They are walking distance to all locations; were just 3 blocks from the Magnificent Mile.

How do I get to Freehand Chicago from the airport?

Public Transit ($) If youre flying into OHare, take the Blue line train into the city 19 stops to Jackson. Transfer to the Red line towards Howard at Jackson and take it 3 stops to Grand. Head north on N. State toward W. Ohio and turn right onto E. Ohio, were located just down the street on the right. The fare is $5. If youre flying into Midway, take the Orange line towards Loop 7 stops to Roosevelt. Transfer to the Red Line towards Howard. Take it 5 stops to Grand. Head north on N. State toward W. Ohio and turn right onto E. Ohio, were located just down the street on the right. The fare is $2.25.


Go Airport Express ($$) Go Airport Express offers daily, door-to-door service to/from OHare and Midway. They begin operations during the early morning hours and depart approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from each terminal. The average fare is $32. To contact Go Airport Express


Taxi ($$$) There are Taxi Stands at the lower-level curb front (outside of baggage claim) at each terminal. Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from OHare or Midway to downtown Chicago is $35-45.


 

How far are you from Union Station (Amtrak)/Grand Stop on the Red Line/Greyhound station?

Union Station: Union Station is approximately 2 miles away. they are a 10 minute taxi ride or take the 151 bus North to Michigan and Ohio.


Grand Stop on the Red Line (CTA): The closest CTA subway stop is 2 blocks from the hotel. When you exit the stop, head north on N. State toward W. Ohio and turn right onto E. Ohio, were located just down the street on the right.


Greyhound Station: they are about a 15 minute taxi ride away; the station is approximately 2 miles away from Freehand.

Does Freehand Chicago provide parking?

Yes! they have self-parking is available at Grand Plaza. The garage is located just half a block away, about a 1 minute walk from the hotel, and is located above the Bed Bath and Beyond and Jewel Grocery Store. Grand Plaza vehicle ramps are at located on Ohio Street (21 West Ohio) and Grand Avenue (18 West Grand). The garage pedestrian access is at 540 N. State St.


The fee to park is $39 per night per vehicle and includes in and out privileges.  You will need to get a parking validation pass from our front desk before you can exit the garage. they recommend checking in at our front desk prior to parking to receive your validation pass. If you park at Grand Plaza prior to checking in, make sure to the front desk know you parked so they can get you the validation pass!

Does Freehand Chicago serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available for purchase in the lobby at Caf Integral.

Does Freehand Chicago provide lockers?

Each quad bunk has a locker paired with it. they recommend bringing your own lock, however if you forgot one, padlocks will be available for sale at the front desk. Private rooms will have a safe.

How much do you charge for Incidentals?

they require a guarantee of $50 for rooms, and $200 for the penthouse for the length of your stay. If you dont charge anything to the room, the hold is released or deposit returned at check-out

Are pets or service animals allowed to stay with me at Freehand Chicago?

Currently Pets are not allowed to stay with us. However, your service animal is allowed and welcomed! Please ensure you let the front desk know upon your arrival and be advised there will be a $100 deep cleaning fee added to your bill upon your departure to ensure the room is properly cleaned for the next guest.

What is it like in a shared room?

At check-in, you are assigned a bunk and a corresponding locker. There will be 3 other people sharing the room with you. The bathroom (one shower, one sink, one toilet) is located in the room. There is not a TV in the room, but there is one in our guest kitchen.

I am a Chicago resident. Can I stay in a shared room?

Unfortunately, you will have to book a private room if you are a resident of Chicago.

Does Freehand Chicago have WiFi?

Yes, and its always free. No password is needed, just pull up the login page on our website and enter your name and email address

What kind of activities/events are available at Freehand Chicago?

For info on the latest Freehand happenings check our activities calendar in the lobby, visit our website or check us out on Facebook. Also, feel free to stop by the front desk to learn more about whats going on at Freehand Chicago.

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