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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 22 Chicago B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Granbury
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful find!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We just returned from a 5 day stay in Chicago visiting our daughter. She found Ray's B&B online for us and what a find it was! The location is great (both bus and blue line within short walking distance), the staff was very friendly and breakfast was heavenly. We stayed in the Eagle's Nest and the only complaint these country folk had were from the normal street noise in the morning - next time we'll keep that in mind and stay in a back room. The room had plenty of space for the 3 of us (our daughter stayed a couple of nights) and lots of little amenities were included. We never ran out of hot water - something that can happen in a B&B.
The Bucktown area is very safe and we enjoyed using our CTA pass in place of the hassle of a car.
It looks like our daughter will be in Chicago for a couple more years, and we will definitely stay at Ray's the next time we visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Northville, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We just returned from a weekend in Chicago visiting our daughter and stayed at Ray's for the first time. We will definitely be back! This was our first b&b stay - it was better than we expected. It was very easy to find - right off I-94. The owner (Ray) and all the staff really extend themselves to you and are very friendly. We even got to park our car in the garage but there were always available spots on the street right in front of Ray's. Breakfast was made to order from a full menu and they even let our daughter and her boyfriend join us at no extra charge. Having your own private bathroom is a plus! We enjoyed viewing the many quirky collections around the property. Small things make a big difference in your stay - like plenty of bottled water and wi-fi, comfy couches to relax in if you have some free time and don't want to stay in your room. Great job Ray's! We'll see you again! Outstanding value for Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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killeen, tx
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We needed a place to get away from our normal crazy life and this was perfect. I love to stay at B&B but my boyfriend had never stayed at one. So for him he was a little spectacle about the whole experience. He ended up loving it just like me. They make their breakfast from scratch which made the whole experience even better. I will be recomending this place to my friends if they are in Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

If we have a chance to visit Chicago again, we would definitely stay at Ray's. The rooms were very comfortable, the breakfasts scrumptious, and the quiet neighborhood was a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pinedale, Wyoming
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

This was one of the best finds ever!! Rays Bed and Breakfast is a quaint b & b in Bucktown.....about 5 mins away from downtown Chicago. It was easy to find, free on street parking, great service, and amazing food!!! The location is great, with tons of shopping and restaurants within blocks. The two gals who were working ( Rachel and Sarah I believe) were very down to earth, and fun to talk to......... It felt like we were at our friends house, or family. We did ask for a tour of the property, but never received it. Nonetheless, if that's our only complaint, so be it!!!! :) I accidentally left a pair of shoes in the room, and Sarah called within a few hours to get my address to send them to me!!!!

Great job Rays!! We will be back!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

Property: Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2144 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL 60647-3274
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side , Wicker Park / Bucktown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,110 - ₹ 15,618
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique B&B in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Ray's welcomes groups and individuals in town for work or play. Modeled after small European hotels and spas, the B&B has eleven bedrooms with private baths, high speed internet (WIFI and in each room as well as community areas including a steam room, sauna, HDTV and a kitchen, and free unrestricted street parking. Breakfast is cooked-to-order when you want it. This is not your parents' bed & breakfast! ... more   less 
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