Freehand Chicago

19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Near North Side

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  • Public Spaces18
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

Part hotel, part hostel, the Freehand hotels pitch themselves at the tiny intersection of style and affordability. They’re not the only ones — but the reason we’re writing about them is that they manage to hit the mark. Of course, it helps when you’ve got designers of Roman and Williams’s caliber in your corner. They’re responsible for youth-market classics like the Ace Hotel New York and the Standard High Line, and here they’ve turned what used to be the Tokyo Hotel, in the River North neighborhood, into Freehand Chicago, a slightly upscale evolution of the Freehand concept.

Where the Miami version is almost pure hostel, aimed squarely at the budget end of things, Freehand Chicago adds some considerations for business travelers, albeit style-conscious and sociable ones. The rooms vary from the Shared Quads, with four twin-sized bunk beds — ideal for a band on a budget, or for getting to know some strangers extremely well — on up to City View Kings and Queens, which will suit the expense-account set just fine.

The rooms, of course, are only a small part of the Freehand package. This place, like its sister in Miami, is all about communal living, and even if you’ve got a private room you’re doing plenty of mingling in the Broken Shaker, where guests and locals alike bond over craft cocktails and street food–inspired bites, or in Café Integral, which transitions seamlessly from your 6am pourover to all-day salads, toast and mixed drinks. Affordable, attractive, and highly sociable — in the end, that’s all we can really ask for.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 217 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum check-in age is 18 years old. Pets are not allowed at Freehand Chicago. Extra beds are not available.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Standard Queen

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 160 ft²/14 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • Argan bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • City View Queen

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 160 ft²/14 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Argan bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Standard King

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 200 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • Argan bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • City View King

    Max.
    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 200 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Argan bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum check-in age is 18 years old. Pets are not allowed at Freehand Chicago. Extra beds are not available.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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