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River North

ACME Hotel Company Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • Funky design, high-tech amenities and free Wi-Fi 
  • Playful perks include a “knock and drop” coffee delivery service
  • Home to a craft cocktail lounge and bakery popular with locals and tourists alike
  • The nation's first hotel to have an Amazon Echo in every room

Ranked Chicago's No. 4 Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers
99%
Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
"bakery/coffee in AM"
Judy
May 02, 2018
Potosi, WI, USA

Map & Directions

O'Hare International Airport is about 45 minutes northwest by taxi and fare runs about $40 plus tax and tip. The CTA Blue Line services the airport, and runs to the Clark/Lake station downtown, which is about ten blocks from the hotel. Midway travellers can take the Orange Line to the Red Line, which drops you just one block from the hotel. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

A playful vibe and convenient location are the cornerstones of this downtown Chicago hotel. Graffiti murals splash the walls, albums cover the elevators and most rooms overlook a lightwell filled with local sculptures. 

The saucy tone is carried into the room decor: bathroom mirrors are marked with a giant red kiss mark, and many of the walls are stamped with a large painted handprint. Rooms also feature high-tech perks like the ability to stream your own content on the smart TV and trendy takes on old-school amenities like chalkboards in lieu of “do not disturb” signs.

Aside from its hip vibe, the hotel’s greatest asset is its location -- two blocks from Michigan Avenue and in the heart of the bustling River North neighborhood. It’s the ideal home base to explore the area’s many restaurants and shops, and when it’s time to check out the rest of the city, an L stop is just steps away.

Even though the best of Chicago is just outside the front door, guests don't have to leave to have a great drink or quick bite. The hotel's cocktail bar, the Berkshire Room, is regularly ranked among the city's best, and the West Town Bakery cranks out top-rated cookies, donuts and cake balls along with grab-and-go sandwiches. The bakery is also in charge of the hotel's neat "knock-and-drop" coffee service -- just let the front desk know when you need your morning fix, and they'll drop off a thermos of java outside your room. 

From the press:
  • “The affordable, well-situated hotel has a cheekily hip, rock ’n’ roll aesthetic that’s targeted at the Internet generation” -- The New York Times
  • “What does the perfect hotel look like? ACME Hotel Company is the Millennial generation’s answer” -- Gayot
  • "This trendy hotel ... promises to 'blow your mind, not your wallet'" -- Travel + Leisure

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Cribs are available on request (and based on availability): $20 (subject to tax) per night. Extra beds available on request and in the Suites only: $20 (subject to tax) per night.
Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $39.00 (subject to tax), per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

99%
Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for ACME Hotel Company - Chicago, (IL) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
bakery/coffee in AM
Judy May 02, 2018 Potosi, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lobby was vibrant and loud, but the rooms were very quiet and comfortable. I loved the attached bakery and the free carafe of fresh coffee in the morning.
Sallie May 01, 2018 Galloway, OH, USA
Other Comments
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful!
Kristina Apr 30, 2018 Racine, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and price are what keep us coming back. Walking distance to so many great Chicago places.
Other Comments
The knock and drop coffee is a great idea but on more than one visit it was late/wrong. Otherwise one of our favorite Chicago hotels!
Cari Apr 29, 2018 West Allis, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location . . ambiance . . wonderful staff
Thomas Apr 25, 2018 Belmont, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
free parking!!! the vibe was hip and I found the front desk to be very helpful
Other Comments
this was the best deal in the area... very close to everything and the room was clean and hip
angelica Apr 23, 2018 Utica, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The vibe. Very cool, funky atmosphere. Ve y nice staff. Great bar!
Carla Apr 23, 2018 Oxford, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff, coffee delivery, low price
Nalene Apr 13, 2018 Aurora, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, our booking included free parking (huge plus), the staff was very friendly, extremely helpful, and incredibly thorough with information and tips.
Jinika Apr 11, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location
David Apr 10, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, USA

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