Heart O' Chicago Hotel

Dad watching Red Sox on computer with their wifi AND Cubs/White Sox on TV
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HK$878
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3.5
#3 of 14 motels in Chicago
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Chicago, Heart O' Chicago Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Heart O' Chicago Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Chicago.

Rooms at Heart O' Chicago Motel provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy free breakfast while staying at Heart O' Chicago Motel. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Heart O' Chicago Motel.

Nearby landmarks such as Magic, Inc. (1.5 mi) and Lincoln Square (1.7 mi) make Heart O' Chicago Motel a great place to stay when visiting Chicago.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Chicago's popular shrimp restaurants such as Goosefoot, The Angry Crab, and M. Henry, all a short distance from Heart O' Chicago Motel.

If you are interested in exploring Chicago, check out one of the architectural buildings, such as Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and Union Station.

Heart O' Chicago Motel is sure to make your visit to Chicago one worth remembering.

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Free breakfast
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WisconsinVagabond wrote a review Aug 2022
Wisconsin226 contributions138 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is better than the typical big city motel/motor hotel, it is older but not worn. It was clean, no smells and no bugs. Hot water pressure was good, and individually-controlled central air conditioning worked well. The room had a table with 2 chairs, a separate small desk with chair, and the room and bathroom were plenty big not cramped. Despite being on a main street, it was quiet other than the occasional siren, and there was no noise from rooms next door or other guests outside. It was under $100/night with free parking, a bargain for Chicago. The CTA Red Line train is a 15-minute walk away, and we always felt safe in this neighborhood. There is a Starbucks and White Castle Hamburgers down the block. A downside is that there is no online reservation system, you must call. You get no email confirmation, just a credit card receipt upon payment, which is required at check-in, along with a $5 room key deposit. It is a basic room: no coffeemaker, frig or microwave oven, but there is cable TV. There is no Continental Breakfast, although it is listed on their website and on a sign on their building. The room has a standard double bed (not King or Queen), so may be too narrow or short for some couples, and it is a bit uncomfortable but tolerable. There is no elevator, but 50% of the rooms are on the ground level. If you want to charge your cellphone on the nightstand bring an extension cord, as the only outlets are on the side walls. This motel is just fine for a short stay in Chicago, as long as your expectations aren’t too high and all you want is a clean and convenient location.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mister_samsa wrote a review Jul 2022
Stevens Point59 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was exactly what I was looking for - I could park my car there (for free!) and hop on the L (about a 15 minute walk to the red line) to access the city. The prices were definitely reasonable. The neighborhood didn't seem too sketchy. The staff was courteous and helpful.

The motel is definitely on the older side and could use a touch up when it comes to painting and the beds. They also advertise free continental breakfast on the building, but they seem to have discontinued that.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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NorthStar20572 wrote a review Mar 2005
Toledo, Ohio1 contribution13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a motel but it is clean and the help is very friendly so I give it an above average rating. We stay there everytime we go to Chicago. We would rather spend our money on food and fun than an overpriced room in Downtown Chicago.
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Terra J wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't expect much from a cheap hotel but when you advertise free continental breakfast, you ought to have free continental breakfast! Beds are on the small side. AC is subpar. No amenities and you have to ask staff in order to use the ice machine.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They are lying about breakfast
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nancy o wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not where you want to stay. Advertised free breakfast doesn’t exist. Could not hook up to Wi-Fi with the password given us. Took my iPad to the check in desk and they couldn’t get on either. Cigarette hole burned into blanket. The hot water was good though. Well, today anyway.
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Date of stay: April 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Free breakfast doesn’t exist. Put thermostat on cool and heat comes out.Cigarette burn on...
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notpracticing wrote a review Jul 2003
Lille, France187 contributions107 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at the Heart o' Chicago a number of times over the past eight years or so, and no longer stay anywhere else unless it is unavailable. It is a great value--inexpensive, clean, safe, with very friendly and competent people. The location is not close to downtown, but there is great bus service (#22, Clark Street) and the red line is not a bad walk. Easy access by red line to Wrigley, Commiskey, Downtown, Chinatown, etc., etc. Clark street offers a great variety of restaurants in both directions and I have never felt unsafe in the neighborhood. I have had a good experience at the Heart o' Chicago every time and am about to reserve a room for another weekend trip from Indianapolis via Amtrak.
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Date of stay: October 2004
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mark P wrote a review Mar 2005
Madison, Wisconsin22 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I hesitate to even write a review of the Heart O' Chicago because I don't want anyone else to know about it!! I've stayed there at least a couple times a year for the past 6+ years. The motel is very basic, but it is decently maintained, clean and the staff are friendly and even remembered my name after a year's absence!

While I would prefer to stay directly in Boystown, the prices and availability there are ridiculous...so I remain at the Heart! And don't forget, El Norte' is only a short 10 minute walk away and is open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday! It is a safe neighborhood that I have never hesitated to walk or bike through...and the Lakeshore bike path is only a 10 minute thrilling street ride away!
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Date of stay: April 2004
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jpwadd wrote a review Jun 2004
Pawtucket, RI3 contributions19 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unless they move this place about 5 miles south, they should change the name. I am a white male and felt out of place, uncomfortable, and not safe in this neighborhood. There is a White Castle practically next door. The walk to the el is about a quarter of a mile through a seedy rundown part of town. I wouldn't even think of staying here again.
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simon010 wrote a review Nov 2004
Reading, United Kingdom4 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent value, did not feel unsafe in the area at all. Bus #22 runs downtown 24hrs and takes around 30 minutes. Free coffee and donuts for breakfast, rooms are clean and well kept.
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Dream24786 wrote a review Jul 2004
Madison, WI2 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bring earplugs! Also if you are the least bit sensitive to cigarette smoke, try to inspect a room before you pay for one. You might find an ashtray in your "non-smoking" room. Bearing this in mind, the motel is $65/night and is not in a bad neighborhood. Beds are soft and very comfortable. The place is a small 60's retro motor inn but is very lovingly kept up. They were repainting below the outside windows the last time I visited. Rooms have the decor of grandma's "rec room" but the place is a bargain for the price. The parking lot provides a nice echo chamber which amplifies the sound of cars, trucks and assorted horns and sirens. But again, a pair of earplugs will make everything quiet.
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Answer from mikesuev
Gamaliel, Arkansas35 contributions4 helpful votes
I m not sure I would suggest calling the office
jerryeco asked a question Feb 2018
Phoenix, AZ40 contributions13 helpful votes
Do your guest rooms open to the outside?
Answer from howardm22
Washington DC, District of Columbia30 contributions31 helpful votes
Yes...on the first floor directly into the parking lot; on the second floor to an outdoor balcony.
abbamma1 asked a question Jun 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
Do you have a pool?
Answer from Douglas R
Colorado Springs, Colorado787 contributions205 helpful votes
No pool here.
Christina K asked a question Apr 2016
Waterbury, Connecticut38 contributions21 helpful votes
I meant to ask for a standard room w/2 double beds.
Terra J wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are lying about breakfast"
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nancy o wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free breakfast doesn’t exist. Put thermostat on cool and heat comes out.Cigarette burn on blanket.Couldn’t connect to Wi-Fi."
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howardm22 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia30 contributions31 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for second floor room as I heard conversations in the parking lot until the wee hours of the morning."
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larrywatsonl wrote a tip May 2017
Holland, Michigan169 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Coming from the south you need to make a U-turn to get into the parking lot."
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2Midwest wrote a tip Sept 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana287 contributions221 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet room, 2nd floor , in corner"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,003 - HK$1,246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoFar North Side / Edgewater
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heart O' Chicago Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rosehill Cemetery (0.5 km), Gethsemane Garden Center (0.5 km), and Broadway Antique Market (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include M. Henry, Little Bad Wolf, and Mas alla del Sol.
Are there any historical sites close to Heart O' Chicago Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lincoln Square (2.8 km), Biograph Theatre (7.3 km), and Bohemian National Cemetery (4.8 km).
Is Heart O' Chicago Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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