Willows Hotel  3 stars

555 West Surf Street, Chicago, United States, 60657  show mapSave
From  US$ 151
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Verified Reviews:

  • Nice breakfast - Lobby was nice - Bathroom floor was a little uneven
  • Bathrooms are clean - Continental breakfast is included - Staff was friendly and attentive
  • My room had air conditioning - Hotel is close to numerous restaurants and pubs - Parking garage was convenient
  • Free wireless internet all over the hotel - Room very clean - Staff was great
  • Room very comfortable - Staff was as nice and accommodating as possible - I would stay there again

Overview

Willows Hotel is a 3-star elegant guesthouse, located blocks from the beach. Built in 1926, the hotel is a unique combination of European architecture and modern facilities.

Rooms

The property comprises of luxury Small Double Room, Executive Double Room and Deluxe Double Room appointed with wireless internet, a flat-screen TV and a work area.

Eat

A delicious breakfast is served at the lobby.

At the hotel Willows guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Work

Business facilities at Willows Hotel include internet access, newspapers.

Relax

Active tourists will enjoy sailing, golf provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 22 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   55.

Location

hotel Willows Hotel Chicago location

The hotel is well situated in a shopping area, close to parks, lakes. The hotel is 250m away from Elks Veterans Memorial, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

The hotel is surrounded by a zoo, a stadium and shops.

Getting around.

10 minutes' drive from Merrill C Meigs (closed) airport.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 5.9km
  • Airport: Merrill C Meigs (closed) - 8.4km, Midway - 18.6km
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 5.3km, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 5.4km
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 6.1km, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 6.1km
  • Bus stop - 200 m

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Internet Access
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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            Willows Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Attractions for Tourists
            General
            • Briar street theatre
              1.2km
            • The Vic Theatre
              1.5km
            • J. Parker
              1.6km
            Amusement
            • Tilt
              500 m
            Historical sites
            • Boulevard System
              1.3km
            Museums
            • Nature Museum
              600 m
            • Peggy Notebaert Natural Museum
              600 m
            • Nature Museum of Chicago Acad
              700 m
            • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
              1.2km
            • Institute Museum
              1.8km
            Parks
            Halls
            • Bailiwick Repertory Theater
              1.9km
            Universities, Institutes
            • Transcendental Meditation
              1.0km
            • Jane Addams Ctr-Hull House
              1.1km
            • Depaul University
              1.2km
            • Depaul University Food Svc
              1.5km
            • Coyne American Institute
              1.6km
            • Open University
              1.8km
            • 1.8km
            • Salvation Army College-Officer
              1.9km
            Theaters
            • Lincoln Hall
              900 m
            • Apollo Theater Chicago
              1.0km
            Medical care and Hospitals
            • Columbus Hospital
              100 m
            • St Joseph Hospital
              500 m
            • Children's Memorial Hospital
              800 m
            • Lincoln Park Hospital
              900 m
            • Advocate Illinois Masonic Ctr
              1.1km

            Local Attractions

            • The ComedySportz Theatre
              1.5km
              929 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago
            • J. Parker
              1.7km
              1816 North Clark st. 13th floor, Chicago
            • Boystown
              1.9km
              Chicago, IL
            • Theater Wit
              2.0km
              1229 W Belmont, Chicago
            • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
              2.1km
              1650 N. Halsted, Chicago

            Near the hotel

            • Elks Veterans Memorial
              220 m
              2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago
            • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
              590 m
              Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago
            • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
              660 m
              2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago
            • Kingston Mines
              750 m
              2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago
            • TimeLine Theatre
              790 m
              615 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago
            • Victory Gardens Theater
              890 m
              2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
            • Biograph Theatre
              910 m
              2433 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago

            Restaurants Nearby

            • North Pond

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            • Molly's Cupcakes

              85% likes this, based on 120 reviews
              Food: American, Bakery
              Price Range: USD 4 - USD 11

              240 m
              2536 N Clark St.

              Phone: 773-883-7220

            • Vapiano

              69% likes this, based on 59 reviews
              Food: Italian

              240 m
              2577 N. Clark St

              Phone: 773-904-7984

            • Toro Sushi

              79% likes this, based on 67 reviews
              Food: Asian, Japanese
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

              240 m
              2546 N Clark St

              Phone: 773-348-4877

            • Original Frances' Deli

              73% likes this, based on 37 reviews
              Food: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Diner
              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

              230 m
              2552 N Clark St

              Phone: (773) 248-4580

            Willows Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Willows Hotel

            Average guest rating

            4.1
            out of 5
            Excellent
            Based on 103 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            4.2
            Rooms
            4.1
            Service
            4.0
            Value
            4.2
            Dining
            4.4

            Individual guest reviews

            • Cozy in a calm area and great restaurants and buses. Provides a very good value and reasonable price. Coffe available 24 hours in the wonderful lobby, friendly staff and an extremely personable knowledgeable concierge.

              Minibar items in the room were not over priced, is often the case at most hotels, mirror the door needed to be almost closed making even more claustrophobic and continental breakfast can mean anything starting from muffin.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.6
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
            • Great location in the city and very good bus connection to downtown. Management very attentive and helpful, lovely quaint building, cheap price. The lake shore was just a short walk away and the staff were excellent. Our room was kept spotless and pillows were very comfortable.

              Quaint old hotel, the bath tub was a bit dirty and the breakfast was more than sufficient to start a busy day.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.4
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                5
            • Lincoln park location is wonderful, the hotel is very close to the bus stop for a direct route to downtown Chicago and newspapers are available in the lobby. The staff are great, maid service and willingness to attend to room issues is excellent, the continental breakfast is really more than seems.

              The bathroom is very small.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.8
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
            • The location was very good and the lake and Lincoln Park right nearby was great. The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was quite comfortable and breakfast was nice. The manager was very attentive to our needs and was quick to address any of our concerns.

              Not just the tourist attractions, bathroom were a lot smaller than I expected for the price.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.3
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                5
            • The location is excellent and trains and taxis are available just steps away. Rooms in the main hallways are quite large for a hotel in Chicago and the bed is very comfortable, rate is more than reasonable, staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. Breakfast has a nice variety of items, facilities of the people friendly lakefront.

              Shower pressure isn't good, food could have been a little fresher and unfortunately, the choices in this neighborhood are limited.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.6
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                5
              • Dining
                4
            • I liked the location and easily accessible by cta trains/. The hotel itself is friendly and just returned home from a great trip to Chicago. The rates are reasonable too and the lobby is charming, and my small room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The staff is very helpful, the breakfast is generous and the soap/shampoo is nice, tea and fruit is available all day long.

              Slightly dated decor, the TV/internet connections were unreliable.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.4
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                5
            • Friendly place to stay, beautiful buildings all around and i would rate above average for continental. The area is quiet, just a scenic bus ride away from the city and very comfy lobby for hanging out/eating breakfast, etc_ The location is magnificent. The staff is fantastic and the rooms are comfortable. Services and recommend some good restaurants, European feel in a wonderful neighborhood.

              For the price paid, this was poor value for money, internet connections were unreliable.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.4
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
              • Dining
                5
            • Good location next to bars and restaurants, lovely Hotel. Very friendly & helpful staff, comfortable beds and complimentary breakfast. Great choice in lakeview neighborhood.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                3.8
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                3
              • Dining
                3
            • Very good food shopping shop near and great stay. The staff friendly and helpful, comfy bed /, free coffee/.

              Rooms are a bit dated and dark.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.2
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
              • Dining
                5
            • The location was central to the transit system and had many amenities within walking distance, our accommodation at The Willows Hotel were perfect. The staff were very helpful, our room was clean and comfortable.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.6
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
            • Location was great and the hotel was clean, quiet, sophisticated. Staff were friendly and helpful, the room was nice and clean. Breakfast was good.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.6
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                4
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
              • Dining
                5
            • The location was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, also the hotel was very comfortable and clean, maid service was very good. Our room was clean, quiet and the continental breakfast was great.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.5
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                4
            • Great location and very Friendly Hotel. I liked the staff, clean rooms and very nice breakfast.

              Lots of options, good juices, and bad coffee.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.5
              • Location
                5
              • Rooms
                3
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                5
              • Dining
                5
            • Quiet location, good value and the staff at the Willows are always very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and spacious, hot coffee is available all day and night.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.7
              • Location
                4
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                5
            • Good location and great Value. Nice and friendly staff, beautiful Room &. I appreciated the complimentary newspapers and free 24 hour coffee/tea service, comfy sofas. Plenty of interesting restaurants.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                4.3
              • Location
                3
              • Rooms
                5
              • Service
                5
              • Value
                5
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