River North, Chicago

ACME Hotel Company Chicago

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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 #6 Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler Readers"

100% (25 Member Ratings)

"The cool atmosphere."
Aug 09, 2016
The Woodlands, TX, 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 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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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. A little over-the-top for some travelers' 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 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 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, 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. 

Built with the millennial traveler in mind, families and older travelers 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 someone looking for a more long-term stay. 

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). Cribs are available on request (and based on availability): $20.00 (subject to tax) per night. Extra beds available on request and in the Suites only: $20.00 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

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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Enjoyed Most: The cool atmosphere.
Other Comments: Great location
Trine Aug 09, 2016 The Woodlands, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Fun Decor (lips nightlight on the bathroom mirror), record collages in the elevators, chalkboards on the doors)
Other Comments: My partner and I adored the atmosphere at ACME, unfortunately we had one major issue--we couldn't sleep! The temperature system continually fluctuated throughout the night, keeping both of us up at several points throughout the night.
Amanda Jul 23, 2015 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The decor and free hot coffee brought to our door
Other Comments: The night front desk manager (wish I could remember his name) was fabulous. I wish the rooms had a refrigerator to store food/drinks.
Renette Aug 23, 2014 San Carlos, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The guest rooms are very nice with extra space...Very clean and new feeling.
Other Comments: At first, I thought this "tragically hip" boutique hotel would be annoying in all the ways expected (for this 50+ business traveler), but I was pleasantly suprised!
Jeff Aug 04, 2014 Norwalk, CT, United States
Enjoyed Most: great location. perfect amenities. Good staff. And priced right.
Thomas Jul 26, 2014 desmoines, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: location, the rooms the staff. it was all great
rocca Jul 18, 2014 lasalle, QC, Canada
Other Comments: Great decor, centrally located, fun and funky concept - I'd definitely go back.
Laura Jul 17, 2014 LaSalle, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most: The staff was outstanding. And the decor wonderfu!
Other Comments: We arrived by bicycle. They helped us accommodate our belongings.
David Jul 14, 2014 Milwaukee, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Excellent location, comfy beds, definitely a great TZ deal!
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