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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Oak Park is where our family comes from, so it was great to be in the neighborhood, and we were right down the street from the beginning of the Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour and a few blocks from the El to either the Loop downtown or to O'Hare. The place is comfortable and fun, and the owners are too!

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Okemos, mi
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This was a great place to stay. The price was very reasonable. The house is beautiful, rooms very nice. Gloria is a wonderful hostess. The green line train was only a 4 block walk and an easy trip into Chicago. Many restaurants of various kinds, small shops and a movie theater within easy walking distance. We appreciated the continental type...

1Thank Msupuck
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to host you.

Reviewed 28 December 2014

This was the first time ever that I booked a room with shared bathroom and I haven't regret it. The bathroom was shared with one more room and we haven't even noticed that someone else is using it since it was cleaned frequently. The house is very charming, old style and we liked it but it misses the kind of...

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We appreciate you understanding Gloria was a little under the weather. She really appreciated the opportunity to host you.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 15 November 2014

I loved this B&B experience! It is a beautiful and original historic home in Oak Park. The interior, like the foyer and dining room were beautifully preserved with incredible woodwork and painting, and made you feel as if you lived in a victorian home. The innkeeper, Gloria was so friendly and interesting to talk to, she has done such a...

Thank Jacob M
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Jacob, We were honored to be your first bed & breakfast experience, and are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the intricate review. Gloria remembers that conversation about wood and Hemingway! She loves little moments like that. The next time you are in Chicagoland, please let me know so I can handle your reservation personally. I...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Pros: Beautiful victorian home Great location -- within walking distance of almost everything. Gloria is a charming owner/innkeeper A great value for an accommodation in Oak Park Cons: A bit dark Breakfast was self-serve cereal, pastry, fruit, drink.

1Thank tomg99
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you for the great comments about the inside of our home, and its proximity to favored destinations. Gloria was so happy to meet you and hopes to see you the next time you're in Chicagoland. Happy holidays! Thanks again!

Lorain, Ohio
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Stayed here during my first trip to Chicago. First experience at a B&B! Absolutely wonderful! Great location (close to L-train), beautiful neighborhood, beautiful house. Gloria is a wonderful host! Would definitely stay here again!

Thank RobynD804
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Robyn, Thank you SO much for the very kind words. Gloria says it was her pleasure to host your inaugural bed & breakfast experience for your first Chicago visit. We can't wait to have you back. When you're ready to return, please let me know so I can personally handle your reservation. Have a very happy holiday season! :)

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2014

What a delight to discover the perfect BnB in our favourite Chicago neighbourhood. The house is perfectly restored and in keeping with the neighbourhood. Lots of beautiful restored oak in a peaceful setting full of tall trees and beautiful houses. Our accommodations were spacious and clean. Chatting with Gloria and the other guests at breakfast was relaxing and insightful. What...

Thank Jackie B
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Jackie, I would like to thank you very much for your kind words -- especially about the beautiful condition of our home and of Gloria's insight! When you return to Chicagoland, please contact me directly so that I can handle your reservation personally. We can't wait to have you back with us. Thank you again!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stayed here for two nights in early June of 2014. We had 3 rooms. All the rooms were on the second floor and shared a bath down the hall. For the price, this is place a good deal. The house is lovely with a large porch with plenty of shade and seating. You can sit out there and eat breakfast...

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UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Louis! We're glad you were able to unwind in your room and relax on the porch with a snack or drink in hand. Please let us know when you're back in the area, as we'd love to personally take care of your reservation and have you back with us. ^Chris

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place!! Gloria is a fantastic lady, a kindred spirit. She was absolutely wonderful, cannot wait to stay there again. Her place is beautiful and historic, in a beautiful part of Oak Park. Close to everything you need, and breakfast was fantastic. 12 out of 10 :)

Thank Nicole C
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

12/10! Thank you so much for the amazing words in your review. You are wonderfully kind. It was our pleasure to host your stay at our home. Gloria looks forward to seeing you again soon!

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I have family in Oak Park and visit regularly. I have stayed at a series of places, hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, including three times at Under the Gingko Tree. I am returning this summer and have decided to stay there again. It is a lovely old mansion in a wonderful neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful gardens and lovely Victorian...

1Thank Camena2
UnderTheGinkgoTreeBB, Manager at Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for allowing us to host you through 4 different stays. We love getting to know you a little more with each visit. We're humbled by your positive remarks, and Gloria is looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1890 and is located in a prominent historic suburb of Chicago. When you are staying at Under The Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast you are one block from Frank Lloyd Wright's home and Studio, and just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. Come and enjoy our peaceful residential neighborhood. Stroll the tree-lined streets and enjoy the quaint shopping of Oak Park. Your stay includes an extensive continental breakfast in the bright homey kitchen or on the veranda, weather permitting. The choice is yours. Coming to the Chicagoland area for a convention or business trip? Under The Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast is a growing destination for business travelers. We're partnered with area Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Bureaus, and several business associations. Our business guests want a convenient location, free parking, free local telephone calls, free Wi-Fi and computer usage for those without laptops, and a comfortable and quiet sleep. And they all agree: the complimentary full breakfast in the morning kicks the day off right. Downtown hotel room rates are on the rise - not to mention the hourly costs associated with parking, and the safety risks that come with being in unfamiliar city surroundings. We're affordably-priced and located minutes from both Chicago airports. Once you're here, you're a quick 20 minute trip to the Chicago Loop via the rail system, or less than a half-hour drive by car, using one of the multiple nearby expressways or even city streets. Whether you're just passing through town for a quick sales pitch, or your corporation is holding a conference that you and several employees will attend, choose Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast

Address: 300 N Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2004
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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Under The Ginkgo Tree Hotel Oak Park
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“Gloria is a wealth of information as to how to get where you want to go and ideas for the area. Be sure to ask”
 of 5 bubbles Msupuck, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the room with the bathroom which was lovely. The bath used by other hotel guests was across the hallway from us though, and a high traffic area. No pool or fitness center, however, the city is quite walkable and no need for the treadmill there!”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteRB, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Only some rooms have an en suite bathroom -- otherwise you are sharing. Also, run like the wind if you see a grumpy old man.”
 of 5 bubbles Somebodytolove, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Room 1 and 2 have private bathrooms, the other 3 have a shared bath.”
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 of 5 bubbles bootleg711, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Room 1 gets loads of natural light in.”
 of 5 bubbles Laralalaaa, 28 Oct 2012 | Read review
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