River North

ACME Hotel Company Chicago

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

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
(107 Member Ratings)
"Location and vibe"
Nov 08, 2018
Phoenix, AZ, 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 accoutrements 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


  • 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(107 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
Location and vibe
Other Comments
Only 4 star on room due to smaller size.
Daniel Nov 08, 2018 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Reasonable rate incl. parking. Nice bar area.
Other Comments
Only one elevator working. Room floor dirty. Desk didnt familiarize us
Stephen Nov 06, 2018 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff , location
anne Nov 04, 2018 Weldon SpringSt. Charles, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! My favorite hotel to go to in Chicago!
Other Comments
Love everything about it! A hipster hotel right downtown
Taylor Nov 03, 2018 New Haven, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
bakery/coffee in AM
Judy May 02, 2018 Potosi, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lobby was vibrant and loud, but the rooms were very quiet and comfortable. I loved the attached bakery and the free carafe of fresh coffee in the morning.
Sallie May 01, 2018 Galloway, OH, USA
Other Comments
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful!
Kristina Apr 30, 2018 Racine, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and price are what keep us coming back. Walking distance to so many great Chicago places.
Other Comments
The knock and drop coffee is a great idea but on more than one visit it was late/wrong. Otherwise one of our favorite Chicago hotels!
Cari Apr 29, 2018 West Allis, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location . . ambiance . . wonderful staff
Thomas Apr 25, 2018 Belmont, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
free parking!!! the vibe was hip and I found the front desk to be very helpful
Other Comments
this was the best deal in the area... very close to everything and the room was clean and hip
angelica Apr 23, 2018 Utica, MI, USA

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