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The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast

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108 N May St Level 2 & 3, Chicago, IL 60607-2197
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An 11-room boutique Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Chicago's hottest neighborhood, the West Loop. The Publishing House will change your perception of how good a B&B can be. The former Free Methodist Publishing House was built in 1909 and has been completely renovated in 2017 into 11 beautifully appointed en suite rooms, expansive living areas, and seriously awesome breakfast. For travelers and locals alike, the Publishing House is your house.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
Salon
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Vending machine
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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English

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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Tracy L wrote a review Apr 2022
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I really want The Publishing House to stay a secret. It is such a cozy, lovely, wonderful place to stay. From the Press Room wine bar in the basement to the creative delicious breakfasts to the coziest bed I have experienced at any hotel/bed&breakfast. The West Loop area around the Publishing House is full of great restaurants and cute shops within walking distance. We never had any issue getting an Uber or Lyft and there is a pink/green line stop just a few blocks away. We stayed in the Everleigh which is spacious and filled with light. The steam shower alone would bring me back, such a delight after a long day walking around Chicago. We truly enjoyed our stay. Of course the highlight for everyone were Angus & Louie who we spent a quiet evening with in front of the fireplace, such gentlemen.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Greg44 wrote a review Jun 2021
West Chester, OH80 contributions37 helpful votes
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Room was comfortable, breakfast delicious, communication was awesome. We paid the $25/day to park in their reserved spot, made things so much easier for us. Would highly recommend this place, so unique and interesting.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Jessica M wrote a review Apr 2022
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This place is literally perfect. Super quiet, squeaky clean, incredibly comfortable. They also somehow nail making it feel like you're staying in a really upgraded version of your own home. The decor is beautiful, the beds are SO comfy, and the breakfast is absolutely delicious. The location is also excellent, close to lots of food and shops in the West Loop. My only warning is that if you book on a 3rd party app, make sure to call and confirm your email address and phone number with the BnB--since there is no front desk staff you will need to rely on the information they email you and use your phone number to get around inside the property.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mary Kathryn E wrote a review Mar 2022
Siloam Springs, Arkansas5 contributions
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What a fantastic bed & breakfast! The bed was actually comfortable (I never sleep great on vacation and I slept amazingly well), the decor was beautiful, the staff was friendly, and the food was delicious. It’s about a 10 min walk to the “L” so we were able to use public transportation pretty easily. I would definitely recommend staying here—we hope to return in the future!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Plan for a 10-15 minute walk to the nearest station to ride the “L”
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Laurin S wrote a review Mar 2022
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I came across Publishing House BnB while looking at Google images of the west loop. I was trying to find somewhere to stay for a weekend away. With one click, I was hooked. It has great reviews, it’s in a great location, and it’s beautiful. Check-in was easy. I received and email with instructions on how to get into the building and up to our room. Breakfast was phenomenal. I had one of the best breakfast sandwiches if my life. They have a few options to chose from each morning, including a vegetarian option. There’s always fruit and some sort of baked good as well. And the French press coffee is great. The room was cozy, the bed so very comfortable. And we can’t forget about Louie and Angus, the resident pups of Publishing House. They’re let out into the common area after breakfast and are happy to greet you before you go about your day.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jessica M wrote a review Feb 2022
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Our room and bathroom set up was perfect and spacious. Loved the bathroom products they offer. Breakfast was delicious and there were several options. Late night tea is also much appreciated. We worked from the B&B common areas for the day and it was quiet and lovely! Great local getaway and would stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Michael B wrote a review Feb 2022
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Terrible service and management. Tried to book months ago and was given the run around and told we were on the “wait list”, until they contacted us today to tell us they’d rented out the entire hotel for the period we tried to book. Don’t waste your time with these unprofessional idiots unless you can afford to have your plans cancelled entirely. Would give 0 stars if possible.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Shawn Uldridge, Owner at The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 10 Feb 2022
Hi Michael, we're really sorry you didn't get to stay at the Publishing House this time. We often have groups book the whole house, and in this case the booking arranged a private party which meant we could not accommodate individual guests such as yourself and your partner. We hope you had the opportunity to stay somewhere special while you were in Chicago.
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teachuh wrote a review Jan 2022
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is amazing. Simultaneously low-key and extravagant. Turnkey check-in, beautiful design, great location (walking distance to many of the city's best restaurants and close to downtown), great breakfast. Our room was gorgeous: exposed brick, huge windows, mid-century modern furnishings with eclectic complementary pieces. The most surprising thing is the huge shared spaces: we came back from dinner and lit a fire in the fireplace and stretched out on the couch. Didn't see another soul for hours. But if we had, they could have been on the couch on the OTHER side of the fireplace, and we'd have hardly noticed them. That 3rd floor breakfast room/lounge must be 25' x 50'. And there's a big reading/sitting/play room on the 2nd floor, too. Finally, the bar in the basement is really, really cool. Check this place out. I live locally, so I know: You can easily spend twice as much at some 4/5-star Chicago hotel and get half as much for your buck. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: The two XL rooms are glorious. If I were looking, this would be the perfect place to rent the...
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GlamJunk wrote a review Jan 2022
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Publishing House feels like a cozy home away from home. The rooms are spacious, with super comfortable beds, Malin + Goetz beauty products in the bathrooms, a lounge area stocked with board games, and two adorable dogs (Angus and Louie) who are happy to just chill with you by the fire. The breakfast part of the 'Bed and Breakfast' is a star point of this place... homemade freshly baked goods and a different menu every morning with delicious options to choose from. The BnB is located in the West Loop area of Chicago, which has a myriad of good eats to choose from.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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KB wrote a review Nov 2021
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My husband and I bought out the Publishing House to get married in September and we stayed there with our families. It is such a beautiful space and Kimberly and her team are excellent. The common space really let our families enjoy each other’s company and made for a fun and relaxing weekend!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$276 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoWest Loop / Near West Side / West Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Paniq Escape Room Chicago (0.3 km), City Winery (0.2 km), and wndr museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monteverde, The Aviary, and Viaggio.
Are there any historical sites close to The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (5.1 km), The Rookery Building (2.0 km), and Macy's on State Street (2.3 km).
Is The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.