River North

ACME Hotel Company Chicago

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Funky design and high-tech amenities
  • Playful perks include a “knock and drop” coffee delivery service
  • Home to a craft cocktail lounge and bakery popular with locals and tourists alike
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and tech-friendly perks draw a youthful crowd

"Ranked Chicago's #7 Hotel by Travel + Leisure Readers"

97% (112 Member Ratings)

"Location-close to shopping, eateries, & highway"
Mar 30, 2017
West Chester, OH, United States

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 10 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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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 light well filled with local sculptures. A little over the top for some travellers' tastes, the rock 'n' roll vibe and funky, youthful atmosphere make no apologies.

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 neighbourhood. 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 El 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, doughnuts 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. 

Built with the millennial traveller in mind, families and older travellers looking for a quiet retreat or a home away from home may find the bustling bar scene and small rooms off-putting. Rooms are dim in keeping with the funky vibe and lack closets, making it a less-than-ideal choice for the long-term or business traveller. 

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



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


  • 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


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).

Crib available on request; US$20 per night. Extra bed available on request and in the Suites only: US$20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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97% Positive
(112 Member Reviews)
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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location-close to shopping, eateries, & highway
Jennifer Mar 30, 2017 West Chester, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Stay was good
Other Comments
I was overcharged, charged my credit card more than my travelzoo quotexrate
Pasko Feb 27, 2017 saginaw, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Avani Feb 27, 2017 Carol Stream, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great Location, awesome staff and a really cool room.
Thomas Feb 18, 2017 Joliet, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great staff
Other Comments
Bigger room
Mary Feb 10, 2017 Lexington, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most
The chic style, central location, excellent service, and reasonable price
Alyssa Feb 08, 2017 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great uniquely young urban vibe. Very friendly staff. Convenient parking. Excellent location.
Robert Feb 07, 2017 Normal, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
We absolutely loved our room!, the design was fresh!
Cheavy Feb 05, 2017 CHICAGO, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great hotel and staff
Betsy Feb 05, 2017 Waynesville, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, great location, clean
Other Comments
Hope to stay again. Keep Travelzoo deals coming!
Erica Feb 05, 2017 Bloomington, IL, United States

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