Freehand Chicago is located in the heart of River North, where you can find some of Chicago’s best restaurants, shops, and bustling nightlife. The funky boutique hotel is housed inside of a restored art deco building that dates back to 1927. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, Freehand has all the amenities you need for a high style (but low budget) trip to Chicago.
Unique rooms that fit your style
Accommodations at Freehand range from a communal room with twin bunk beds to a penthouse suite with two bedrooms. The communal rooms are a great way to socialize and meet other travelers, while private rooms give you your own space and solitude. Whatever your group size, budget, and preferences, Freehand has an option that’s right for your needs.
All of the bunk beds have drapes for added privacy, plus their own reading lights and outlets. Penthouses include a large living area, complete with a 65” flat-screen TV. There are also more traditional hotel-style rooms, all with complimentary WiFi. Freehand Chicago’s rooms were designed by internationally-acclaimed design firm Roman and Williams. The decor is clean and simple, with bright tribal and Midwestern-inspired elements.
See the rooms for yourself with Freehand Chicago’s virtual 360 degree tour of their penthouse and quad rooms.
Freehand hotels are known for their award-winning restaurants and bars, and the Chicago location is no exception. Cafe Integral is a go-to for excellent coffee and eats in a laidback space. Choose from specialty drinks, cold brew, pour over options, and local teas. On the seasonal food menu, opt for sweet or savory baked goods (like a rotating selection of local Do-Rite Donuts), plus fresh salads and sandwiches.
On weekend, Cafe Integral transforms into late-night taco spot Tacoteqa, starting at 9 p.m. Cure your post-bar cravings with quesadillas, tacos, margaritas, and Mexican beers.
The Broken Shaker
The Broken Shaker was named Tales of the Cocktail’s “Best Hotel Bar.” Here, unique cocktails are crafted with exotic ingredients and syrups made from unusual herbs. The drinks and street food menu are inspired by international flavors and the vibe is retro and a bit boho. Gather a group and order a bowl of punch made with freshly squeezed juice.
Freehand Chicago amenities
Freehand Chicago has all of the modern and convenient amenities that make your traveling experience run smoother. A multilingual hotel staff makes communication a breeze. Additional amenities include:
- 24-hour front desk with security
- Room service
- Daily housekeeping and laundry
- Affordable parking rates
- Kitchen and lounge that can be used by all guests
- Free WiFI
- Fitness center
- Guest kitchen and lounge
Events at Freehand Chicago
Freehand Chicago offers a selection of cool, curated events and activities for guests to enjoy, like sunset yoga in the park, discos, happy hours, live DJs, meditation sessions, and more. Go on a pay-what-you-want walking tour or sign up for a guiding kayaking tour on the river. It’s the perfect way to meet other travelers, while exploring more of Chicago.