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The Carleton of Oak Park

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this hotel due to the free parking, location in Oak Park, price, and charm of the building. Had no problems finding a space to park. Room was surprisingly large and spacious and well appointed, many windows, comfortable beds. We were in the hotel section, not the motel section. Had some troubles getting to our room but only because we...

Thank Stringtownie
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We chose this hotel mainly because Chicago hotel prices are stupid! We figured we could hop on the "L" and avoid the ridiculous prices. While this isn't cheap by most city standards, it's a lovely, warm and welcoming hotel. The little bar that's attached and separate dining area where we had breakfast had a huge amount of charm! The rooms...

Thank YankBritUK
CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear YankBritUK, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This hotel is located near the historical district of Oak Park. You can stay in the main hotel or the annex. We chose the annex since the price was right, but we still had full access of the main hotel area. It is within walking distance of things to explore - Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions, local businesses and...

Thank dianepdk
Cody, Wyoming
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Note that the lobby is sunken, and there are two street entrances. You will have to carry your bags up and down 4 stairs no matter which door you use. YMCA excercise rooms are good. Easy walk to CVS, Dunkin doughnuts, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, bus, Metra, Green line. Ask to be in old building and for safe deposit box.

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Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Kind of nostalgic, throw back old building. The lobby is quaint but small, no coffee in the morning. You have to go to the adjoining restaurant for $2.50. The elevators are also small and slow; the beds are small too. After thinking about it, if you are small, this place would be a 4 star but regularly, it's an average...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Note my prejudice: I don't have to travel to the Loop during the rush hours, and my grandchildren live a ten minute drive from the hotel. But I have stayed in the hotel proper (when Herself is with me) and in the "motel" section (when alone). The rooms are clean and pleasant, the food is good, the bar is a...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Exceeded our expectations . Courteous, helpful staff. Great location. We found two clean, modernized and comfortable rooms , with great beds . Nice shower. We had a tasty dinner at nearby Cucina Paridiso, 814 North Blvd. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were in town for a Festival. I liked the location and previous two stays at the Carleton. This experience wasn't as great. We stayed in the Motel section, which we had done once before. It has a retro '60's type of vibe. But, our room seemed a bit unkempt. There were messages on the phone, from...

Thank Audra W
CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear Audra W, Thank you for your continued business. I apologize for any inconvenience during your last visit. I hope you will consider staying with us again, please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Taylor Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice hotel but the front desk staff made you feel like they were doing you a favor by checking you in. Called Manager and he gave a lukewarm apology for it. Stayed in the motor inn part which was kind of minimalist but clean. Could hear those above you. A nice, welcoming staff would have made a big difference.

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CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear Cptsafety, Thank you for staying with us. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to stay with again. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Clean hotel with old fashioned decor and carpets. It's surrounded by pokestops if you're interested. Approx $38 from the airport. Check in and check out was a breeze, there's free wifi, and the dude that was there to check us out was really pleasant. The hotel has two restaurants, one is quite popular with the locals - Poor Phil's? It's...

Thank JumpJump

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Additional Information about The Carleton of Oak Park

Address: 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range: ₹ 9,968 - ₹ 13,518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carleton of Oak Park 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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“We chose the hotel section (not motel) and were very pleased with size of room.”
 of 5 bubbles Stringtownie, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the annex if you want a kitchenette too.”
 of 5 bubbles dianepdk, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Open a window if it gets hot, the heater is good and won't turn off.”
 of 5 bubbles Tim_the_Enchanter417, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Nice free parking in rear Allowed a late checkout ( 1.5 Hours) for funeral services downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles williamssly, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a motel wing and a main building.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug2408, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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