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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
98%
Enjoyed This
(186 Member Ratings)
"Comfortable bed and pillows with soft sheets. Location of hotel to sorounding attractions."
Patricia
05. Feb 2019
CincinnatI, OH, 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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Overview

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

Amenities

General

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

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 or 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(186 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for ACME Hotel Company - Chicago, (IL) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed and pillows with soft sheets. Location of hotel to sorounding attractions.
Other Comments
They advertise a hot tub but when we went to use it, it was reserved for a private party. Twice this happened to us. This was very frustrating since the hot tub was an amenity that caught our attention to rent this hotel. We questioned the use of the hot tub to the hotel staff and they said that the hot tub is rented out for private parties because they make more money. They should not list the hot tub as an amenity if they are going to rent it out for private parties. I think the guest should have first dibs or they should tell the guest ahead of time that a private party is taking place so that we don’t get dressed with our suits on and go down to the hot tub planning to use it then be told that it is closed for a private party. We wasted soooo... much of our precious vacation time “trying” to use the hot tub.
Patricia 05. Feb 2019 CincinnatI, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great free coffee in morning. Wonderful staff Great bar
Kathryn 02. Feb 2019 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
location, price, coffee delivered to room, bathroom is great, bed was comfortable, parking included in price, nice lounge area
jennifer 02. Feb 2019 Rockford, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Extremely clean, very central to The Miracle Mile. The lobby staff was very helpful with ANYTHING we needed. Rooms are a little small but you have to expect that in downtown Chicago. Next time in The Windy City, we will be staying at ACME again.
Scott 28. Jan 2019 Wharton, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and coffee delivery in morning!
Ellen 28. Jan 2019 HOFFMAN EST, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great vibe and wonderful location.
Other Comments
Having parking is important. Rooms were small but expected so not an issue.
Stephen 27. Jan 2019 Newburgh, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
Abigail 22. Jan 2019 Maryland Heights, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was perfect for easy walking to shopping, restaurants, cultural activities. Staff was friendly and helpful. Acme has a great bar. Coffee was delivered to our room at a time determined by us. Parking was very convenient
Mark 20. Jan 2019 Bettendorf, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
the location and the staff. will for sure go again.
linda 15. Jan 2019 crystal lake, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Free parking and great location.
Sharon 15. Jan 2019 Isabella, MO, USA

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