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Write Inn

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

NO, this is NOT a big-chain hotel with big chain amenities. Nor are its prices and it's not pretending to be such. It's a quirky, beautiful, historic hotel in an historic area. The rooms are quaint and cozy, the restaurant below is to die for and the atmosphere isn't close to anything you will experience elsewhere---in a good way! If...

Thank OCleryWaters
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has character and is historically significant, that is to say it has age and aims to retain its original class and appearance, the art deco pieces still show and the building is surrounded by a community of other buildings who share its appeal. The good: - CheckIn staff really helpful and wonderfully helpful with local tour tips -...

Thank Angelfish_Queensland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky and limiting was my first impression of this older hotel where guests must descend steps to get to the lobby. An old elevator near the entrance no longer works, but no signage explains this nor is there any direction to a working elevator at the rear of the hotel. My room was so small I had to "store" a...

Thank Halifaxer
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife daughter son inlaw and myself had dinner at Pepe Nero italian restaurant and we were not disappointed.the food was excellent i had the lasagna and it was excellent.The quality of the pasta and sauce was superb and the pizza was very nice.It was not expensive and we were surprised how cheap it was.Highly recommend this restaurant we will...

Thank perthscott73
Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Hey, this place isn't for everybody but I loved it! Totally old, and has sort of a hostel feel, but surfaces were clean, sheets clean, bathroom clean, carpet clean. The heat was stuck on but I cracked my window and it was perfect. The restaurant/bar downstairs provides romantic energy and was perfect for a drink before I went out and...

Thank Jonathan N
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This hotel is convenient to a lot of restaurants, the Frank Lloyd Wright tours, Hemingway museum and public transport to down town Chicago. It is very out dated though and in need of renovation. It was very hot during our recent stay but the AC did not work. It was very uncomfortable. Wifi also was unreliable and the TV at...

Thank Domino221
Burnsville, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Write Inn is good place to stay for Chicago's Architectural Open House festivities the third week in October. I enjoyed visiting with kind staff in lobby (see photo) and adjoining restaurant, Hemingway Bistro. The hotel is under needed renovation. My room had an updated bathroom, and while the wall paper was peeling off there was NO mold and relatively...

1Thank Camille L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

They only have 4 parking spaces out front, and with the restaurant downstairs there is usually no parking on site - they do have an arrangement with the city car park however (2 blocks walk, next to the L-Train) which is free to guests. The hotel is pretty old and tired. The lift managed to get us up three floors...

1Thank Jeremy F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I didn't expect the Ritz given the prices and age of this hotel, but I do expect to not get eaten alive during my stay and to be treated with some respect as a guest. After two night in this hotel (room 314), my arm was covered in bed bug bites, and more began to appear on my legs throughout...

4Thank fleffer
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Only one employee on duty at any time. You will never be greeted when you check in. You will be stared at until you speak up. Desk jockeys are rude and specialize in saying "no" and "I don't know". They have no authority to do anything except cover for the so-called manager who is literally never there. The place is...

Thank Merry1221

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A historic landmark in Oak Park, The Write Inn offers you all the amenities you could want in a modern day hotel plus all the charm of a writer's boarding house of the 1920’s. Our unique rooms include amenities such as free WiFi and cable, and in-room safes, and kitchenettes. Located in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District and being two blocks north of Chicago's "El" train, travelers can enjoy beautiful tree-lined strolls and be downtown in 20 minutes. It's the best of both worlds! The Write Inn is proud to announce it is a 100% Smoke Free Hotel. As always, parking is free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Write Inn

Address: 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range: $186 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Write Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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“One of a kind!”
OCleryWaters, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for quiet rooms away from renovations, elevators and pet owners staying in the hotel.”
Angelfish_Queensland, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the front stairwell where the doors slam as guests traverse between floors.”
Halifaxer, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“My room was on the top floor facing N. Oak Park. It was quiet.”
lisadl2016, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Oak Park Avenue are noisier but roomier. As a historic property, hallways are narrower than average.”
craigc409, 24 May 2016 | Read review
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