River North, Chicago

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% (78 Member Ratings)

"friendly and accommodating staff"
Jan 16, 2017
Elmwood Park, IL, 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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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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78 Member Reviews
(97% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for ACME Hotel Company - Chicago, (IL) over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: friendly and accommodating staff
Other Comments: very attractive design and fixtures...very comfortable setting close to a lot of city action
Annmarie Jan 16, 2017 Elmwood Park, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great value
Cari Jan 16, 2017 Menasha, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: price, staff, location, free coffee delivered, parking next door, bathroom
Other Comments: wifi did not work...intermittent...yet always showed all bars..but disconnected every 20 sec.
pia Jan 09, 2017 holland, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: My girlfriend and I enjoyed the room. It was very modern and the style and look is very fun. We came into the city for a Girls Night Out and had a great time!
Other Comments: My only complaint/suggestion would be to work on how dry it is in the rooms. My friend had a bloody nose due to how dry it was in our room. We didn't turn the heat up high either as we both prefer it to be a little cooler for sleeping.
Lynda Jan 09, 2017 Kenosha, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: the place is spotlessly clean and the staff seems genuinely caring
Julia Jan 06, 2017 De Pere, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location is great
Ray (Rahim) Jan 02, 2017 Northbrook, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Cool atmosphere. Unique room decor.
Other Comments: Perfect location
Derek Jan 01, 2017 Huntington, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great size! Loved the cozy feeling but still very cosmopolitan! Just perfect
Other Comments: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bakery food and service and convenientance was nice
Nicole Dec 31, 2016 Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location and an incredible staff. The value was superb.
Kirk Dec 30, 2016 Wyoming, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very nicely updates. Loved the birkshire bar
Other Comments: Free parking
Larry Dec 29, 2016 South Milwaukee, WI, United States

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