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2144 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL 60647-3274
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#1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Chicago
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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, the B&B has eleven bedrooms with private baths, high speed internet (WIFI) in each room as well as community areas. Other amenities include a steam room, sauna, HDTV, a full use kitchen, and free unrestricted street parking. Breakfast is cooked-to-order when you want it. This is not your parents' bed & breakfast!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Indoor play area for children
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Oven
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Polish

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Grade: 71 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Michael M wrote a review Yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia15 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights as we were in Chicago to see a Cubs game. This is a wonderful B&B with charm, a friendly staff, and an amazing breakfast to order in the morning! There are garages available on a first-come basis, which we weren't able to get but there is ample street parking available. Neighborhood was great with lots of restaurant choices for dinner. For us, it was a quick Uber ride to Wrigley and easy access downtown. Breakfast was amazing...had an omelet the first day and then they had bacon pancakes as a special the next day (it was my birthday and who wouldn't want to start off their birthday with bacon pancakes!). Wonderful experience and would definitely go back next time I am in Chicago!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chip R wrote a review Dec 2021
Kentucky9 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is our second visit staying at Ray's B&B in Bucktown. Ray's is a short walk to our son's place and has officially become our "home away from home" in Chicago. On this visit we stayed in the WEST ROOM under the kitchen. It is a small oddly shaped room with the on suite bath down a very narrow hallway... but the layout worked out OK for two adults and two children. Our girls loved the bunk beds and the queen bed was fine for the adults. We hardly noticed any noise at all from the kitchen on the first floor. Everyone slept very well - the West Room was warm and cozy on a few very cold Chicago nights. Once again Ray's breakfast delivered. This is the first time for the girls and they loved having pancakes and eggs. The eggs benedict was lovely and the omelets are HUGE. Bottom line... Ray's is great. Ray's is great for couples and for families. Ray's is eclectic and unique. Go to Ray's!!! We've tried two different rooms so far and will continue checking out a different room with each stay. Can't wait for the weather to warm up; we will be back at Ray's in 2022. I really need to get to see a Cubby Game... been way too long. For those who don't have a relative living nearby, you should definitely consider staying at Ray's B&B as your "base of operations" for your Chicago visit. Ray's is convenient to Wriggly Field, Downtown Chicago, and Lincoln Park. You can walk to the BLUE LINE (O'Hare, Downtown). There are great restaurants in the area. A cab to Michigan Ave was only $15. There is FREE street parking in the neighborhood.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Each room is unique.
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thanks Chip for taking the time to write us a stellar review! I agree West room is corky just like us but is perfect for families with kids. Your review give potential guests a really good picture of what we are about. We look forward to hosting you again in the warmer months. Thank you again for supporting a small business. -Ashlee, Ray & the Crew
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Valerie M wrote a review Jul 2022
Vero Beach, Florida1 contribution
Great place to stay in Bucktown. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious breakfast. Interesting finds to look at in Ray’s collections all over the inn. They even let us borrow a cooler for a roof top celebration of our son’s engagement. Lots of good restaurants and bars in the area and within walking distance of the blue line.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Valerie for the kind words. How exciting it was to be a part of your kids engagement! Even though they are moving we hope you think to stay at Ray's the next time you visit Chicago. Take care! -Ashlee, Ray, & the Crew
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Ritchie G wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, Alabama4 contributions1 helpful vote
Ray's was simple awesome. We stayed here because it is close to our son. The Bucktown area is very nice and family oriented. People always walking their dogs and playing with their children in the local parks. The breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed everything we tried. Omelets cooked to order, fresh french toast, fresh fruit, and the list goes on and on. We stayed in the Eagles nest which had a king sized bed and a twin, mini fridge, desk and very deep tub. We had the best time just exploring. Every time we went thru we seemed to notice something new. We will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Ritchie for the stellar review! It really helps people get a true sense of what they will experience. We look forward to hosting you again next time you visit your son in Chicago. Stay safe! -Ashlee, Ray, & the Crew
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Olivia Grimm wrote a review Jul 2022
Portage, Wisconsin1 contribution
We stayed in the woodpecker room and it could not have been more perfect! The room was so cute and the perfect amount of space for us, we loved the oversized tub! The whole house was super cute and fun to explore we didn’t even realize they had a sauna which we found while exploring! The house is filled with every type of collection you could think of and the breakfast was top notch! My favorite was avocado toast and ask for goat cheese on top! The staff was friendly and sweet and we had a lovely time. It is in a really ideal location too and we even got to park in a garage. Just a few miles from the Chicago city center, I would recommend public transport because parking in Chicago sucks, but at rays it was plentiful. They even left us chocolates and a happy honeymoon note. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Olivia for the kind review! We are so happy you chose to stay with us for your honeymoon and we hope you had a memorable stay. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you visit Chicago! Take care and stay safe :) -Ashlee, Ray, & the Crew
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jhcampbell52 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dayton, Ohio9 contributions1 helpful vote
A refreshing eclectic stay in a quiet neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They are very nice and the breakfast is better than any B&B I stayed at in Ireland. If in town a must stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our small business! Bucktown is such a cute little neighborhood Northwest of downtown I am glad you got to experience it's charm! Think of us again the next time you visit Chicago! -Ashlee, Ray, & the Crew
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Debby C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Loved this place. Management went out of their way to secure us a garage space for the night for our car loaded for an apartment move in the next day. Location is easy walking distance to stores and restaurants. The breakfast was awesome.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Some rooms have the bathroom across the hall outside the room.
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Deb for taking the time to leave a note about us! Our free parking garages (first come first served) and breakfast makes it such a deal to stay with us! We look forward to hosting you next time you're in Chicago! Happy travels... -Ashlee, Ray, & the Crew
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Ian A wrote a review Jun 2022
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ray and his staff were very friendly and made us exceedingly welcome. This place is a delight to stay at - lots of artwork everywhere, quirky but very homely. The breakfasts which are included are great - I had fabulous french toast and bananas but you could have virtually anything you wanted. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving a review! We sure are quirky here! Cozy, casual, comfortable and home away from home is what we aim to be. Let us know the next time you are in Chicago, we'd be happy to help reserve a room for you. Take care! -Ashlee, Ray & the Crew
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Kenna K wrote a review Jun 2022
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The location and food were great. The rooms and the building are really cool. The parking is really convienient because you can park for free and get the bus or subway downtown. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review! We hope you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again next time you visit Chicago! -Ashlee, Ray & the Crew
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Diane S. wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
Why stay at a hotel which is like all the others when you can make where you're staying part of the vacation itself. Perfect for a change of pace business trip as well. It's small, eclectically decorated, pet friendly, and the breakfasts are fantastic ( not your ordinary bacon & eggs or croissant fare). The staff are welcoming and proficient. And you'll get to meet Roy himself 2144 N Leavitt St., 773 354 8456
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ray Reiss, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Thank you Diane for the rave review. We take pride in our cook to order breakfast and we are glad you appreciated them so much. We hope to host you again next time you visit Chicago! -Ashlee, Ray & the Crew
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PRICE RANGE
US$184 - US$266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth Side / Bucktown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Map Room (0.5 km), Floyd's Pub (0.5 km), and Robin Richman (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bristol, Antico, and Map Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (4.8 km), The Rookery Building (6.3 km), and Macy's on State Street (6.1 km).