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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 March 2013

I went for a work trip, but will return for pleasure. Twice our taxi didn't show us, so Ray gave 4 of us a ride to our work meeting. Wow! How nice was that? Plus the breakfast was cooked to order from a large menu. I had the fluffiest frittata I've ever eaten. Generous portions, amenities, and people. Wish I...

Thank BaklavaSam
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Comfy beds, all the luxuries of home, awesome food (vegan, too), great location. This is our first choice when we go back to Chicago. My lady loved it too. So awesome that we sometimes just skipped an activity on our trip to hang out in our room and relax.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Live in the 'burbs, had to get somewhere really early and was afraid bad weather would make me late. Didn't want to stay in the Loop and was concerned about a clean and quiet place. At the last minute I called Ray and he set me up with the Woodpecker room. I got in late but had directions on how...

Thank Neris77
the_renaissance_man, Manager at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We regret that Maggie was the only one you got to meet, our humans are much better conversationalists. Glad you enjoyed your room, the heated bathroom floors are always a nice surprise in the winter. Come back soon so we can give you the full experience!

Saint James, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Great extended weekend stay. Owner and staff go the extra mile to make your stay extra special. Breakfast was top quality with all the extra's. Located near Restaurants and shops. Looking forward to returning to Chicago and Ray's Bucktown B&B.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Ray's is a unique place, the best way to describe it is a high-end youth hostel. Kind of off-the wall (common areas filled with random vintage collections of stuff) and bohemian (no daily room cleaning or towel service,) it's unfussy, friendly, and serves an excellent gourmet breakfast to order from a generous menu. Some rooms have some luxe touches (renovated...

1Thank Kim F
the_renaissance_man, Manager at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for all the nice words! We consider ourselves a family here at Ray’s but unfortunately not related by blood, hope that doesn’t take away from the father-daughter charm! We strive to provide a friendly and informal environment while keeping high-end amenities that you won’t find at any youth hostel - if you ever want a daily room cleaning...

Lutz, FL
Reviewed 20 October 2012

My husband and I, along with several friends booked at Ray's B&B over Chicago Marathon weekend as an alternative to staying downtown before the race. We couldn't have made a better choice. The B&B was awesome and in a great neighborhood. Lots of good food, bars, and restaurants within walking distance and only a 10-15 minute cab ride to the...

Thank FLChick
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Ray's was a surprise. We came to Chicago for a wedding but, our memories will be of Ray's B and B. When you read the reviews and they mention it's not like your mom and dad's B and B - they are right, which is the very reason you should stay there (I am 62). We stayed for 3 days...

Thank otisina
nottingham uk
Reviewed 28 September 2012

there is only one place to stay in chicago and that is "rays bucktown bed and breakfast " a stay to remember, home from home nobody bothers you, you can help yourself to tea,coffee fruit drinks home made cakes every day, a pc just for guests,free bottles of water every day, if you go on a early trip the girls...

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Queens, New York
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is pretty cool bnb - and different from what most people think a bnb is. We had the davinci room upstairs. Everything was clean and neat. The hostesses seemed well informed. The breakfasts were very tasty. The one thing i didn't like was that the yard was totally overgrown so we couldn't sit out in the yard to talk....

Thank ebrisita
Palencia, Spain
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Ray's is quite big for being a B&B, but it has the intimate feeling that you can only get in this kind of places. The owners were very helpful, and breakfast was great. It also has some good details that you don't find in a hotel. It's definitely better than staying in a big hotel downtown; public transport doesn't take...

the_renaissance_man, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I would like to thank the guest for the kind words about our establishment. It was nice that they used the plural on owner (there is just me), and I am proud of the fact that my staff is so conscientious that they are mistaken for owners. I would also like to address the drawbacks they brought up in their...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique B&B in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Ray's welcomes groups and individuals in town for work or play. Modeled after small European hotels and spas, the B&B has eleven bedrooms with private baths, high speed internet (WIFI and in each room as well as community areas including a steam room, sauna, HDTV and a kitchen, and free unrestricted street parking. Breakfast is cooked-to-order when you want it. This is not your parents' bed & breakfast! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2144 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side , Wicker Park / Bucktown
Price Range: $186 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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