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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Have to admit, after my stay at Ray's, I HAD to read the (four total) negative reviews to find out what they were talking about. Pretty sure all four of the bad reviews mistook Ray's for somewhere else, because they make no sense. I stayed at Ray's for 10 nights on a work trip to Chicago, and my only regret...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We just had a great stay at Ray's in Bucktown. It's so much more fun to stay in an area like this than to stick with the traditional Magnificent Mile corporate hotels. However, I would recommend avoiding the East Room. It's in the basement and a little dark and chilly. Other than our room selection, we liked everything about Ray's....

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Leander, Texas
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The B&B Ray’s is very unassuming from the street, but the moment we walked into the building it was bright, clean, and very inviting. The B&B is decorated with an awesome collection of pictures, pottery, and other knick knacks. Every shelf was full, but it wasn’t cluttered at all. The common area with the TV was nice and comfortable, and...

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1Thank Raymarie1184
San Mateo, California
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at this lovely B and B. We arrived at the Chicago O'hare airport and called Ray for directions. Ray was very precise and volunteered to pick us up at the Weston stop on the L line. It was an easy 20- minute ride from the airport on L and Ray had arrived....

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1Thank singinggigi
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 September 2013

What a find in Bucktown! Ray's is billed at "not your parent's b & b" and it is definitely of a different order than your typical b& b. Breakfast is beyond copious, with a daily special and a menu to choose from. You can have a much as you want, but you can also determine your own portion (1 pancake,...

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

Thank you for the kind words! We do not kid around with our portion sizes, you're right, and we can always attempt to reign it in if your not planning on waddling around the city all day! We are also more than happy to clean rooms as often as guests would like, but know that privacy is also nice to...

Brimfield, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We all loved this place. I can't think of a bad thing to say. We stayed in the West room, which has bunkbeds (the top one is very high, maybe 7 1/2 ft.) There are also outlets in the bunks too - for your kids electronics! The queen bed was very comfortable and the sheets were so soft; had a...

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1Thank m0re_vacati0ns_pls
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2013

No. 1: this is a B&B, not a hotel. So it is like staying in someone's house. You do feel like you are staying in a distant relative's home. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay and they both had attributes and disadvantages, but both were more than adequate. Ray's is very clean! Ray and all his staff...

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1Thank JennATl
Düsseldorf
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Great Location and a wonderful Team. They make you feel at home. Breakfast ist awesome. Bucktown is nice neighborghhood and you can reach the Loop in 15 min by Train. Best B&B we ever stayed at! Very relaxed also with children!

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The room (ours was the Garden Level East Room) was perfect - nice and cool in the summer and the bathroom was amazing. The shower had FOUR showerheads - so awesome! The whole house is decorated in such a fanastic way, it was fun to walk around and look at everything. Make sure to pack a swimsuit cause there's even...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I used to live in Chicago and would pass by Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast often. When planning a visit this year, I thought it would be fun to stay in a neighborhood more like where I used to live than downtown off of Michigan Avenue. Staying at Ray's was a great decision! My room was lovely and reminded me...

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Amenities

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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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“Ray can give a good description of each room and help you pick what will suit you best.”
 of 5 bubbles LHA2013, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in basement have a funny smell- not sure what it was from. Also, try to get a parking space with your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles Martyp301, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each of the rooms is unique. Check out the photos. Choose the one that meets your needs and budget.”
 of 5 bubbles NextStopIs, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“call and describe your need. every room is different, but there's not a bad one!”
 of 5 bubbles Jeannh1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our favorite is the East Room, but we have slept in most of the others as well in total comfort!”
 of 5 bubbles tsellinger, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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