Hotel Freehand Chicago - 3 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • Welcome drink
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel

Hotel description Freehand Chicago

We would like to warmly welcome you to the Freehand Chicago. We provide car parking space at the hotel for your convenience while you stay with us. Free for you You will receive a free welcome drink on arrival. Hotel-highlights, for example a free daily newspaper, are provided in each room. WiFi can be found in the hotel's public areas. Make yourself at home Leave your valuables in the hotel safety deposit box. Our well-appointed hotel features a lift for its visitors. Video surveillance is operating in the lobby area. Culinary greetings from the kitchen Our vegetarian guests enjoy visiting the hotel's restaurant since it offers meals suitable to them. On the menu wholesome dishes are provided as well. Where you will stay We supply our visitors with their own minibar stocked with mouth-watering goodies, AC, office desk and trouser-press available in all of our rooms. Cable TV is in every single room. Keep up-to-date on current affairs. You can take advantage of the newspaper in your room to catch up on thw international news. The guests staying at our hotel can keep their valuable possessions secure by using the safety deposit box provided. For your convenience The hotel supplies an easy-to-use phone in all of our hotel rooms for you to keep in contact with your loved ones. While relaxing in your room you can turn on the radio and listen to some tunes. You can comfortably get ready in the morning thanks to the hotel's bathrooms that include a shower and a hand-held blow-dryer. You will also find complimentary bathrobes included in the bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with sound proof windows. Fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1927, Last complete renovation 2015, Number of floors 17, Total number of rooms 215, Number of single rooms 134, Number of double rooms 134, of which have 2 separate beds 0, of which have a double bed 134, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 80, Rooms with connecting door 0, Number of suites (separate rooms) 2, Number of junior suites 0, Number of apartments 0, Number of rooms with air conditioning 215, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 2, Number of business rooms 0, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Art/design hotel, Boutique hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Hostel/Youth hostel, No-smoking hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 215, Hypoallergenic rooms 0, Family rooms available 20, Children's beds/cots 0, Extra-long (over 2m) beds in 0 rooms

AddressShow map

E Ohio St 19, 60611-2707 Chicago, United States of America


  • Station (Chicago - Union Railway Station) 0.0 km
  • City centre (Chicago (Illinois)) 0.0 km
  • Airport (Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)) 20.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

4:00 PM

Latest check-out:

1:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)
  • Billing to corporate account possible
  • Discover

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Garage in the hotel Fee per 24 hours 39 USD
  • Garage is a 1-minute walk away
  • Restaurant(s) 2 open from 07:00.00 until 18:00.00 and from 16:00 until 02:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Fitness room
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • Security guards
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Fee per day 0,00 USD
  • Fitness centre Fee 0 USD
  • Breakfast
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Wholefood available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel staiways ventilated
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Visual alarms for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in guest rooms
  • Visual alarms for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in hallways
  • Visual alarms for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in public areas
  • Audible smoke alarms in guest room
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • All guest rooms equipped with sprinklers
  • All hallways equipped with sprinklers
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Parking area equipped with lights
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid
  • Hotel staff trained in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Hotel staff Red Cross Certified in CPR
  • Hotel staff trained in automated external defibrillator usage (AED)
  • Automated external defibrillator on site (AED)

Room facilities

  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 6
  • Cable TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Ironing machine for pants in 215 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board in 215 rooms
  • Centrally controlled air conditioning
  • Temperature controls
  • Centrally controlled ventilation
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • Ice machine
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • ATM
  • Washing machine for guests
  • Classic concierge service
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Welcome drink
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • Pets not allowed

Hotel location

E Ohio St 19, 60611-2707 Chicago - IL

Evaluations of Freehand Chicago

Overall 14 ratings, including comments: 8 ratings
7.4 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
Corporate customers
4.2 / 10
March 2019

located in downtown

Very small room, noisy when someone walks or talks on the hall way

Corporate customers
6.4 / 10
June 2018

Location - Centre of city - close to may restaurants, site seeing - Great

Should not be called as a hotel - its a bachelor mansion probably - but a different experience

Corporate customers
4.8 / 10
October 2017

The room was clean, staff was friendly

First time I had to use elevator (there were 2 of them), I had to wait 10-15 mins (!) just to get to 9th floor. I was taking stair for the rest of my trip, both ways... Room was extremely small (queen bed plus 1-2 feet of space around) // bathroom so small there was no counter (shelf on the wall instead). No exhaust fan in the bathroom is such a small place... A/C was set to extremely low temperature (in the mid of Oct in Chicago?). There was A/C remote in the room but one could not change anything (set to ´´Central control´´?). I was at least able to turn it off and just use natural heat during the day (cold during the night). One of my colleagues had the temperature set opposite way - extremely high (w/o ability to change it either). Rooms were extremely close w/o any sound isolation. If someone in other room would open water, it sounded like it was happening in my own bathroom (very loud). One of my colleagues had a room under the stairs so he could not sleep due to people walking on the stairs all the time and making loud noise. We all stayed 2 nights // one night supposedly included breakfast. One of my colleagues try to grab breakfast but there was nothing available, all he could do was to grab a banana and leave. Overall, that was the worst hotel stay I've had for the last 10 years. We had 4 people in the group sharing very similar experience // so it wasn't just my experience. Totally would not recommend.

Corporate customers
8.8 / 10
September 2017

Excellent bar with craft cocktails and delicious creative food menu

Continental breakfast in the hostel kitchen downstairs

Corporate customers
10 / 10
April 2017

Wonderful hotel! Great location, great staff!

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