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77 out of 100

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Freehand Chicago

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7.9

Fair (6,369 ratings)

Chicago, United States - 

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210 m Chinese Consulate

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210 m Michigan Avenue

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350 m Holy Name Cathedral

Hotel Overview

Freehand Chicago is a popular hotel known for its unique blend of affordability, style, and convenience. Based on user reviews, it offers a distinctive guest experience that blends the comfort of home with the excitement of travel. Guests often highlight the hotel's exceptional location, aesthetic appeal, and the quality of services provided.

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Hotel highlights

Location

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Atmosphere

  1. Prime Location: Situated in the heart of the city, allowing easy access to popular attractions and transit.
  2. Stylish Decor: Features an eclectic mix of modern and vintage aesthetics that enhance the guest experience.
  3. Affordable Prices: Offers competitive rates without compromising on quality or service.
  4. Friendly Staff: Employees are praised for being attentive, helpful, and adding a personal touch to the stay.
  5. Unique Atmosphere: Provides a cozy and inviting environment that stands out from conventional hotels.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Bathroom

Amenities

  1. Small Rooms: Some guests find the rooms to be smaller than expected, which can affect comfort.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some rooms may be affected by external noise, especially at night.
  3. Limited Amenities: While charming, the hotel offers fewer amenities than larger counterparts.
  4. Varied Room Quality: Guests have reported inconsistencies in room quality and maintenance.
  5. Check-in Delays: During peak times, the process can be slower than usual, causing minor inconveniences.

Amenities

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Gym

Gym

Restaurant

Bar

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Score icon7.9

RateScore

Total 6,369 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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7.4

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7.8

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4.2/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

497 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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booking

2,210 Reviews

7.4 / 10

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expedia

1,007 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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google

1,707 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

948 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location

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Amenities

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Nightlife

Food

Air Conditioning

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Wi-Fi

Breakfast

Transit

Fitness

Gym

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Parking

Property was mentioned 156 times

38% Negative48% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Isabella De Moura3 months ago
1/5Google icon

What a terrible ending to what could have been a good night. I arrived yesterday evening to say hello to friends who had asked me to come check out the space of the lounge. I host events and am always looking for new spaces. Unfortunately I could never do business with an establishment that hires the most unprofessional security team. A team led by extremely aggressive men/bullies. As I was waiting off to the side of the entrance for my driver to pull around the corner in the hotel lobby, I was asked to step outside. I explained to the man that my car was pulling up in less than a minute and that I felt safer being inside the hotel as I had extremely expensive property on my person and not to mention it was 20 degrees outside. A second man approached me after listening to me explain to the First Gentleman why I felt uncomfortable to stand outside and his behavior that followed was not only shocking but disappointing. This Second employee walked over to mock my concerns & open the door forcibly telling me to get out & that it wasn’t his job to worry about my safety. As the world is already chaotic and losing more real men by the day, the ones who represented this hotel last night should be removed and replaced by real men who put the safety of women first especially within such a dangerous city. As I exited, the same employee verbally assaulted two more women after me who expressed the same safety concerns. What a terrible first experience and what a shame as I had high hopes to do potential business and help bring more revenue to this establishment that I will happily never return to.

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Mikaela Walton3 months ago
5/5Google icon

This place was absolutely perfect for my boyfriend and I’s first trip as a couple to the city! The hotel has a boutique feel and the ambience is amazing. There are four bars built into the property that we loved and the price is amazing for the location. We also had a last minute emergency and needed to stay an additional night prior to our check in time, and Rudy, one of the front desk associates/managers, was more than accommodating and was able to get us our room one night early at the same rate I had originally purchased it for. The only thing I will say is that the rooms are definitely small, but this was not an issue for us as we really only needed the room to sleep. We’d definitely stay here again :)

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 217

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Number of floors 17

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1927

WiFi Quality

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Idle

8

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29

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Chinese Consulate

210 m

Michigan Avenue

210 m

Holy Name Cathedral

350 m

Millennium Park

980 m

Grant Park

1 km

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Getting around

Grand Station (Red Line)

140 m

Millennium Station

980 m

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Airports Nearby

Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD)

18 km

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Restaurants

Eataly

Nearby

Nordstrom

140 m

Weber Grill Restaurant

Nearby

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

210 m

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Nearby

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Daytime safety

56 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

26 out of 100

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Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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79

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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70

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Property safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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34

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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81

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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66

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

66 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

69

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Mugging or robbery  64/100

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Car theft  56/100

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Car break-ins  65/100

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Home break-ins  56/100

Violent crime severity

High

72

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Physical attacks  62/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  48/100

Other crime severity

High

78

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Insult or harassment in public  61/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  71/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $4.5

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Coffee

$2.7 - $8.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.6 - $45.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2 - $4.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$59 - $181.5

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.2 - $22.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.9 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2.1 - $4.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$68.1 - $104.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.3 - $90.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.2 - $158.8

Weather In Chicago

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Precipitation In Chicago

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.512

PM1022

45

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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