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“Lovely, friendly b&b in fun art-filled neighborhood”

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Bridgeport Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 22 Chicago B&B and Inns
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“Lovely, friendly b&b in fun art-filled neighborhood”
Reviewed 28 August 2009

Visiting a daughter who lives in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood led me to look for accommodations nearby. I found the listing for the Bridgeport B and B and sent an email with some questions. The next day, Dave Samber, the owner called me with the answers. Since we would not have a car at first, he arranged to pick us up from the airport train, and he reassured me that the beds would be firm enough for my picky spouse. When we stepped off the train, he was waiting with a van, and on the way to the inn, he gave us a great tour of the area, telling us some of the history. The building is on a quiet street, and Dave's restaurant is on the first floor. I had chosen a suite on the third floor and Dave helped us up with our bags. There is no elevator but the stairs are easy. Our suite had two bedrooms, one queen, the other with two twin beds. All of them were incredibly comfortable and the queen bed was (amazingly) firm enough for the spouse and still completely comfortable for me. The sheets were luxurious silky cotton, we had a light down comforter in a spotless duvet cover, and there was an assortment of pillows, from mushy to firm. Our room had a high-definition flat-screen TV with seemingly millions of satellite channels, plus a DVD player and assortment of family-friendly films. There was good wireless internet and a good air conditioner. From the window we could see the dome of the nearby cathedral, a beautiful sight. The blinds did a good job of darkening the room. The bathroom was fine, with a big clawfoot tub and the thickest, softest towels I've ever used. Soap was provided, and we had brought our own shampoo and conditioner. There is a little kitchen. We used the fridge, which was thoughtfully stocked with soda (pop) and water, but we didn't cook. There was also a coffee maker and supplies. We didn't need to use it because the breakfasts are spectacular. Dave is a chef, an awesome chef, and the restaurant where he serves breakfast also turns out gourmet dinners as well as perfect BBQ. The breakfasts are hard to describe without sounding gluttonous. Fresh fruit, bacon, locally made sausage, really delicious home fries, fresh eggs any style including his wonderfully theatrical version of eggs Benedict. (Seriously, order this. It's brilliant, funny, and delicious.) sweet and surprising Creme Brulee French toast, which was made with kind of a brioche and served with (I think) vodka fig syrup. Oh and when my son, who doesn't care for breakfast food, asked for a BLT, no problem. Great coffee, friendly service, advice about what to see, how to get there, tales of the city, all included at no extra charge. We rented a car after a couple of days and were happy to find out that the B and B has a gated parking lot for free. I really enjoyed this place and I'd stay there again even if I wasn't visiting someone nearby. It's easy to leave the car there and get to public transportation, which turned out to be a good thing since so many drivers seemed to be getting tickets for something. The area around the B and B is filled with art galleries and fun shops selling artistic handmade things. There are a lot of great Mexican restaurants and a Museum of Mexican Art. There are also plenty of little coffee shops as well as the usual chain stores like CVS. It's a very cool part of the city and I was glad to go back to that quiet neighborhood after spending a day in the busy part of Chicago. Overall this B and B is comfortable and pleasant, and the personal touch really puts it over the top.

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There are few South Side bed and breakfasts in Chicago so when my wife and I decided to visit the city for four days I was delighted to find a South Side b and b, particularly one with a recliner (my wife needs one to sleep in), and at a reasonable price. We rented a second floor suite (a double bed), the recliner, a small bedroom with two singles and a small kitchenette and received a ten percent discount for staying more than two days and another ten percent discount for reserving over the Internet. The owner of the b an b is a chef who makes superb breakfasts (free) and there is a parking lot 100 feet from the b and b (free). The latter two save you an additional $60/person/night over normal hotel rates. The b and b is located less than a mile west of White Sox Park and within easy driving time of downtown, Greektown, and the Near North Side. The owner/chef is knowledgeable about restaurants and will to provide critiques of where you should eat in the city. Highest recommendations.

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Additional Information about Bridgeport Bed and Breakfast

Property: Bridgeport Bed and Breakfast
Address: 3322 South Morgan Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors, Chicago, IL 60608
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,900 - ₹ 22,401
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Above his legendary restaurant, Polo Care and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A., chef-owner, and now innkeeper, Dave Samber continues to offer "something different...something wonderful!" in his spacious 2 and 3 bedroom themed suites with private bath and complimentary lighted parking, plus free shuttle service TO local trains and McCormick Place. You'll also be treated to Dave's scrumptious breakfasts and his weekend brunches: Bloody Mary Brunch on Saturday and HALLELUJAH!! Bridgeport GOSPEL Brunch on Sunday. It's all part of their real Chicago Hospitality. ... more   less 
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