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Fodor's Expert Review Publishing House Bed & Breakfast

108 N. May St., Chicago, IL 60607, USA See on Map

In 2017 the owners of this B&B opened the doors to their massive renovation project in the West Loop, with all en-suite rooms and communal spaces that are nothing short of industrial-chic. Spanning four stories, this B&B is also in the heart of Chicago's food scene of the moment, with celeb-chef restaurant owners and trendy lounges as neighbors.

Don't be shy about bringing the car: parking is just $20 a night in an adjacent lot.

room

Categorized by Cozy, Medium, Large and XL, every room--named for a literary figure--has a private bath and a unique decor scheme, so much that no two rooms are alike. Hardwood floors, exposed-brick walls, midcentury-modern furnishings are common threads, however. The walls are hung with everything from mirrors to antlers, framed art to framed vintage posters. Rates include daily free breakfast.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Considered a romantic weekend getaway, rambunctious kids might not always be welcome here.

bathroom

White subway tiles keep the baths modern and on-trend but also recall past eras. Like the rooms, each bath is unique, such as the walk-in-closet-sized shower in the Second City Room or the half-wall shower in the Dybek Room, which might be more appropriate for couples. Robes are provided with all rooms.

Like antique tubs? The bright-blue clawfoot-tub in the Sinclair room is dreamy.

lobby

For those who work on the road, the lobby is a dream satellite office. Exposed-brick walls, communal tables, a fireplace and tall windows that bring in natural light are matched with potted ferns, architecturally interesting light fixtures and wall art.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Ashland and Morgan L stops are both within a few blocks of the hotel. Uber and Lyft drivers patrol the area constantly, particularly on weekends when the bars and restaurants are packed. The 20 bus goes between the hotel and the Loop, departing from Madison and Aberdeen a block from the hotel.

Restaurants

Swift & Sons (9-minute walk) is a sleek steakhouse with a killer wine list in the up-and-coming Fulton Market District. Deep Southern foods are the main thrust at Wishbone (3-minute walk), which also serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Bars

If you can snag a table at The Aviary (8-minute walk), where cocktails are a work of art, do it. City Winery's (3-minute walk) live music and house-made wine are worth the visit.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Until now, the West Loop has lacked a boutique hotel with high style that still manages to retain some of its historical past. And to be close to all the cool bars and restaurants is a real treat. Getting to downtown and the Loop is a breeze, too, thanks to public transit or your own car.

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 312-554-5857

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