Freehand Chicago

19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

+1 312 940 3699

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based on 4,016 reviews


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Located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Freehand Chicago is a hotel set in a building that originates from the 1920s. The area is known for its culture and art scene, so you'll be close enough to walk to theaters, playhouses, museums, and more. This Art Deco hotel includes a restaurant and bar on the premises. You'll have a fitness center where you can work out around the clock. You'll also find a snack bar, a comfortable common area with a fireplace, and a staff that speaks six different languages. Freehand Chicago has 215 rooms spread over 17 floors. You'll have your choice of queen, king, quad, or penthouse rooms. There are also accessible rooms available if needed. The penthouse is actually a duplex. It has two bedrooms and high cathedral ceilings. There is a living room, a large flat-screen TV, and an oversized bathroom in each. These rooms are great for families or groups that are traveling together. You can eat meals at Broken Shaker, which offers local specialties and a happy hour. There is also Cafe Integral that's open for breakfast and lunch, and also serves snacks. Other options that aren't far from Freehand Chicago include The Capital Grille, Steak 48, and Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken. You'll find plenty to see and do within walking distance of Freehand Chicago. Broadway Playhouse is under 10 minutes from the property, as is the Merchandise Mart. You can also take a quick stroll to find Water Tower Place and the Chinese Consulate.

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Classic Rooms - Lake view


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  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Designated smoking area
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar
  • Refrigerator

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Freehand Chicago

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Michigan Avenue0.2 mi
Magnificent Mile0.2 mi
Northwestern Memorial Hospital0.3 mi
Loyola University Museum of Art0.4 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Broken Shaker Chicago0.0 mi
The Berkshire Room0.0 mi
West Town Bakery - River North0.0 mi
Pizzeria UNO0.0 mi

Traveler Reviews

GreatBased on 4016 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Nice staff and great location. (in 400 reviews)
  • Great location and amazing staff! (in 390 reviews)
  • "Interior design, hospitable staff, room comfort." (in 267 reviews)
Cons -
  • Room was not clean. (in 211 reviews)
  • Elevators too small easily crowded. (in 19 reviews)
  • "No room cleaning, bunk beds were awful." (in 17 reviews)

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Frequently asked questions

  • In Chicago, 3 star hotels have average nightly rates of $195. Freehand Chicago is $149 cheaper than the city average at just $46/night.

  • If you're looking to go directly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Freehand Chicago, expect a 46min drive as they are around 15.5 mi apart.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from Chicago O'Hare Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Freehand Chicago offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $22/day for a base model rental. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Freehand Chicago, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • There is a restaurant at Freehand Chicago that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +1 312 940 3699 for kitchen hours. One of the easiest dining options for Chicago guests staying in Freehand Chicago is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Judging by our data, Freehand Chicago does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Freehand Chicago at +1 312 940 3699.

  • When staying at Freehand Chicago there is just 1.1 mi between you and Chicago city center. While making your way to the center of Chicago, you should plan to visit Grant Park, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • If you have questions about Freehand Chicago or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +1 312 940 3699.

  • Yes, Freehand Chicago has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Yes, there is a gym available to guests of Freehand Chicago. For gym hours, it is best to ask the front desk clerk during check-in.

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