The Write Inn Hotel - Oak Park

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL, United States, 60302show map
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Very goodBased on  25 reviews
Overview

The Write Inn Hotel is a 2-star property situated at about 8 km distance from Brookfield Zoo. Renovated in 2003, this hotel offers accommodation in a 4-story French building.

The hotel is nestled in the heart of Oak Park, steps away from Oak Park Metra train station. The venue is located within 20 minutes' walk from Oak Park center.

This hotel is conveniently placed close to bistros, a zoo and restaurants.

Lake Street & Oak Park bus stop is 400 meters from the hotel and a 5-minute walk takes guests to Oak Park-Green underground station. The hotel is about 20 minutes' drive from Midway airport, which is 15 km away.

Rooms

Some of the non-smoking hotel rooms feature a private safe, pay TV, coffee/tea makers, a kitchenette and a seating area as well as a microwave and a fridge. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Several dining options include Hemmingway's Bistro and Winberie's Restaurant & Bar which offer menus of French and American meals and placed 50 meters away from the hotel.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour front desk, housekeeping and ironing service as well as a safety deposit box, parking and a lift.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as a tennis court and a golf course are available for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   65.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's play area

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and MuseumErnest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum200 ft339 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park Public LibraryOak Park Public Library900 ft834 Lake St
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity TempleFrank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple1000 ft875 Lake Street
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and StudioFrank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio1900 ft951 Chicago Ave
Wright Plus HousewalkWright Plus Housewalk1800 ftVarious Oak Park, IL
Oak Park Visitors CenterOak Park Visitors Center1900 ft1010 Lake St
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Hemmingway's BistroHemmingway's Bistro0 ft211 N Oak Park Ave
Winberie's Restaurant & BarWinberie's Restaurant & Bar800 ft151 N Oak Park Ave
PapaspirosPapaspiros800 ft733 Lake St
Fuego Loco Cantina & SalsariaFuego Loco Cantina & Salsaria800 ft722 Lake St
Sagano SushiSagano Sushi900 ft731 Lake St
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Lake TheatreLake Theatre2000 ft1022 Lake Street, Oak Park
Pleasant HomePleasant Home2600 ft217 Home Ave
Ridgeland Common Park & PoolRidgeland Common Park & Pool2600 ft415 Lake St
Oak Park ConservatoryOak Park Conservatory1.3 mi615 Garfield St
Garfield Park Conservatory Garfield Park Conservatory 4.0 mi300 N Central Park Ave
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)7.6 mi
Train
Oak Park Metra2300 ft
River Forest Metra1.6 mi
Underground
Oak Park-Green1700 ft
Harlem-Green3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  25  reviews

Rating by category:

7.7
Rooms
10.0
Location
  • 7.4
    Very good

    We liked the helpful front desk.

    We would like to have Fox News.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location, Location,Location!!! Check-in/concierge person was very pleasant. Breakfast at the restaurant was more than adequate. Pleasant server. Awful croissant but otherwise good breakfast.

    My room and bathroom were a little shabby.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Location, decor, staff

    room layout was not optimum for bag placement. TV was very limited channels. not enough pillows.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent parking arrangements...free at nearby garage. Wi-fi free. Located near the Green Line for easy transportation into the city. Close to good restaurants, shopping and Frank Lloyd Wright studio, homes and Unity Temple. Excellent restaurant attached to the hotel where we ate breakfast, which is well-prepared.

    We have stayed here many times, but this is the first time I had a bed so lacking in support that I removed all the bedclothes from the bed and tried to sleep on the floor...not a perfect solution, but I slept better there than I had in the bed. We requested a rollaway for the remaining nights of our stay, and I removed the mattress from that and placed it on the floor...then I was able to get two good nights' sleep. If the mattresses on our beds are indicative of new purchases throughout the hotel, we won't be staying there again.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Amazing receptionis- grandpa who was extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. The room was more than we expected. Now we know where to stay the next time we come to Chicago. It will be our favorite hotel for foreseeable future. Nepalese and mexican couple!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendly and helpful staff, zero problems during a week long stay.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly staff and historical significance of hotel.

    Temperature control not fully functional.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Write Inn is quietly tucked away--well, relatively so, since it's on one of Oak Park's main streets--next to Scoville Park and the Oak Park Ave./Lake Street shopping district, and within easy walking distance from the 'El' train into Chicago. Room was low-key and simply furnished but comfortable. Was very pleased with the price we paid for three nights. Didn't try their restaurant but the (small) place was full up for dinner two of our three nights and is supposed to be very good.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location...central to most everything in Oak Park and it is within walking distance. Close to El if you wanted to get downtown.

    Parking garage was a couple blocks away, but it was free so that wasn't too much of an inconvenience.

  • 6.8
    Very good

    The location was perfect for visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio and home in Oak Park. Very close to shopping, across from the Ernest Hemingway Museum and a number of excellent places to eat with in walking distance. Also the green line is only a couple blocks away if you felt the need to go into Downtown Chicago.

    Our particular room was very small but other rooms in the facility were larger...we had opted for the smaller room because of the smaller price. I think next time I would opt for a larger room.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Quaintness

    Bathroom around the sink was not clean, there is black mold around the sink

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location of hotel and convenience of parking

    Air-Conditioning rheostat was broken--room was at 55 degrees F continually.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great character, excellent location to historic sites! Perfect place to stay to head up to Wrigley Field for a ballgame, too.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I liked the historic aspects of the hotel.

    The rooms are quite small, but adequate.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location! The town was adorable, and the hotel was only a few blocks from the train. We felt safe the entire time there. Both employees at the front desk we dealt with were extremely friendly and helpful. The room itself was nice, clean, kind of small, but perfect for us. The hotel validates parking which is also nice! We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return again. Oh and the bed didn't squeak which was also a plus... :)

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  25 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)7.6 mi
Train
Oak Park Metra2300 ft
River Forest Metra1.6 mi
Underground
Oak Park-Green1700 ft
Harlem-Green3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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