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The Carleton of Oak Park

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Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Had family in town for spring break and too many for our house. I arranged for my daughter to stay at the Carleton. She arrived early and they arranged for an early check-in. The room was clean, comfortable and attractive. She stayed in the main hotel which is older but more atmospheric. There is an adjacent motel-like area that is...

1Thank gstrange8
Northfield, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This property is an older property which has been upgraded. While preserving the charm of an older hotel, I found the WiFi, plumbing and heating to be excellent. The walls are a bit thin, but the hotel was quiet the evenings I was there. The staff was quite friendly, the lobby inviting, the overall atmosphere relaxing and safe. The room...

1Thank ChelvisGeo
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I travel frequently and I am often in and out of hotels. I have also lived in the Oak Park area for about 12 years and I've had dinner at Poor Phils more times than I can count. I moved to Miami and needed to com home to visit family. I stayed at this hotel and to be honest, my...

Thank Joy30Joy30
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I stayed here in February and I have no real complaints. We stayed in main part of hotel. I really liked having the sink and fridge set up and also the sitting area with table. I would say the only negative is dragging suitcase up and down those couple sets of stairs I would recommend having someone from hotel bring...

Thank Melinda H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This is a very old hotel. It is supposed to be like that! The lobby alone I could have explored for an hour. It truly is an architectural gem. The staff was nice enough. The room was comfortable and had furniture and features that reminded me of a lovely mansion in North Oak Park. The glass door knob on the...

Thank Lin67
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

I always stay not only for the comfortable rooms but the friendly personal and the great restaurant's right in the hotel lobby makes it a very easy place to party and stay. You are also close to a great little town strip with many great hot spots.

1Thank Vincent M
Severna Park, Maryland
Reviewed 28 February 2015

The Carleton is a lovely old hotel in the beautiful city of Oak Park. It is closer in than the highway motels and has old world charm, a couple of restaurants, a lobby you can read the newspaper in and a ballroom for functions. Their sign says open in 1928 and the hotel has a solid feel to it. The...

1Thank ttm85
Reviewed 26 February 2015

The people who put up low ratings are actually complaining about the lower-cost motor court motel rooms which are attached to one side of the building. The main hotel section is elegant and comfortable. So, when you see someone saying this is the worse place they ever stayed in, very likely, they are complaining about the motel section. So, if...

3Thank Joe C
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 26 February 2015

My husband and I stayed for one night for a family event in Oak Park. All the guests stayed in the main hotel except us. They seemed very pleased. We loved the privacy and the remoteness of the motel. It was spotlessly clean and very quiet. The decor is lovely. In the morning, I was up before the restaurant opened...

1Thank LEllen12
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had many family members staying in the area and rented about 6 of the "motel rooms" for 4 days. Room service was practically non existent. The beds were never made, the trash was taken out 1 day out of the 4, we had to go in search of kleenex and toilet paper and the room service staff wanted us...

Thank Jane T

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Additional Information about The Carleton of Oak Park

Address: 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302-3093
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range: $155 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carleton of Oak Park 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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“We chose the hotel section (not motel) and were very pleased with size of room.”
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“Choose the annex if you want a kitchenette too.”
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“Open a window if it gets hot, the heater is good and won't turn off.”
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