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River North

ACME Hotel Company Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • High-tech amenities include keyless room entry and free high-speed 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
  • There's an Amazon Echo in every room and an ESP guitar in every suite

Ranked Chicago's No. 6 Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler readers
Enjoyed This
(139 Member Ratings)
"Clean. Cool vibe."
Dec 10, 2018
St. Charles, IL, USA

Map & Directions

O'Hare International Airport is about a 45 minute drive away. The CTA Blue Line services the airport, which connects to the Red Line downtown; Midway travelers can take the Orange Line to the Red Line, which drops you just one block from the hotel. 

Rooms & Rates

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A playful, lively feel and a great location are the cornerstones of this downtown Chicago hotel. Graffiti murals splash the walls, album covers decorate the elevators and most rooms overlook a lightwell filled with local sculptures. The ACME loves their tech perks, so download their YIKES app before you arrive so you can open your room door with your phone; once inside you can ask Alexa (via the in-room Amazon Echo) where the best nearby deep dish is. 

The hotel's sassy vibe is carried into the modern yet industrial 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 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 lively 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, bars and shops; when it’s time to check out the rest of the city, an L stop is just steps away.

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:
  • “Bohemian, quirky, retro, indie-cool — the Acme is all of them, and then some ... the ACME has all the accountrements for the modern urban hipster" The Telegraph UK
  • “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



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 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


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


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • 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


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. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax), per person, per night, for each occupant over 2.

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.

Note: Parking is complimentary when booking the Travelzoo Deal.

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.

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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.

Enjoyed This
(139 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
Clean. Cool vibe.
Other Comments
I saw rates for more than $30 less than what I paid with travelzoo. Better off booking on your own.
Carly Dec 10, 2018 St. Charles, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great friendly staff, great location, great funky decorated rooms!
Kathleen Dec 09, 2018 Oak Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was terrific. Staff so friendly and helpful! Room with city view was great! Loved it!
Sharon Dec 08, 2018 Dixon, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
loved the funky spaces both in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Great to have a bakery and club on site! Loved the extra amenities like bathrobes and coffee delivered. Might try the drink thing next time
Debbie Dec 04, 2018 Buffalo, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hard to say, from the moment we arrived, great staff, location & parking next door, the room was compact but comfortable & unique. Coffe to room in the morning, bed was comfy ...
Other Comments
Thank you for a great weekend!
Terri Dec 03, 2018 Greenwood, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Employees go above and beyond really really helpful.
James Dec 03, 2018 South Bend, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and a great staff.
William A Dec 02, 2018 St. Charles, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The shower!
Amanda Nov 28, 2018 Coal Valley, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is awesome
Vickie Nov 25, 2018 BEAVERCRK Township, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the friendliness of the staff and cleanliness of the rooms.
Other Comments
I did not like the showers. Not having a door lets the heat out and I enjoy a really hot shower. I also did not like the rainfall angle of the shower head. I don't always get my hair wet when I take a shower and this made it really difficult.
Megan Nov 25, 2018 Portage, MI, USA

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