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The Carleton of Oak Park
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I had to travel to Oak Park for a funeral. I'd stayed here before and really wanted to do so again. I was able to book a room on short notice with no problem (call, don't try doing it through the website). Staff were courteous, the room was very nice. Having 2 restaurants in the same building was convenient. Downtown Oak Park is just outside your door, and downtown Chicago is just an El ride away.
The more I travel, the more I seek out boutique hotels, for their charm and to escape the sameness of the big chains. You sacrifice only a small bit of comfort and in return you get a more personalized experience. If I have another Oak Park trip I'll definitely stay at The Carleton again.

Room Tip: Avoid the motel if you can and stay in the main building.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The hotel is nice not in the downtown but has a subway station very close and free parking. The hotel has two types of room both very comfortable and the rates are good.
It doesn't include any meal...

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Short stay for a wedding. Rooms are neatly appointed and of a grander size from an older era. The Hotel could do with an interior refresh and some decent air conditioning units. Beds were very comfortable.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stayed here for the Wright Plus 150 (Frank Lloyd Wright tour of homes) and for the most part the hotel was fantastic however we had a room in the motel section. It was a very quaint room and extremely clean and retro design. Everything was great until the night time. I woke up around 1am when the next door neighbors came in. First it was the loud door, then loud voices and then the shower. The walls are so thin I was sure they were standing in our room. At 2am they started using the hairdryer and this went on for an hour. I called down to the front desk, they were very apologetic and someone came to speak to them. They quieted for about 15 minutes and then it all started again. We tried to get a hotel room the next day but they were fully booked. When we checked out they asked how we enjoyed our stay, again we said it was beautiful and very clean and we then we told them the story of the two nights. The host was very nice and tried to compensate us as best he could. This was very thoughtful of him and we did appreciate it very much. We will defiantly stay here again as long as we can get a hotel room.

Room Tip: Stay away from the Motel if you are a light sleeper!
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

First time we stayed at this hotel (we chose the Motor Inn) and loads better than another local hotel we used to stay in.

Comfy beds, air-con working, clean, nice kitchenette with a fridge. This came in handy on the last morning when we had to catch an early flight and were unable to have breakfast in the nearby diner (very good value, btw) so got some supplies from the supermarket and had them in our room (bowls and cutlery supplied in the room). Also really handy to have a proper table and chairs.

After reading reviews that said you can hear the chairs being scraped along the floor above I asked for an upstairs room, which we got. Very pleased all round with our stay. Would stay there again.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Carleton of Oak Park

Address: 1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3093
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Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oak Park
Price Range: ₹ 9,236 - ₹ 13,949 (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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