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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I can not tell you enough how amazing this place was. It was literally the best B&B I have ever been too. We travel often and try to support local business by staying in B&B's. You sometimes hit a bump or two in the road with either weird people or just not what you would like...not the case here. The place was clean, warm and inviting. The amazing collections gave you something to look at or you could curl up on the many cozy couches with a good book. If you care coming to Chicago stay here!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Not your mother's B&B. Looks like nothing from the outside. Inside, the place is fascinating, reflecting the caffeinated personality of Ray, the owner. Ray is friendly, informal and very customer service oriented. He is also a collector, and his well-organized stuff is everywhere. Our room was comfy and the breakfast was the best I have ever had at a B&B. The omelets are to die for! Parking was easy on the street. Interesting neighborhood.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Ray and his staff were the greatest! Loved being able to ditch the car on a street and explore Bucktown, take a $17 taxi downtown instead of parking for even more money. The place is delightful and comfortable and breakfasts are amazing.

Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Ray's b&b was the first stop for my wife and I on our recent visit to the States. We wanted to stay out of downtown Chicago but still enjoy quality accommodation with plenty to do nearby, and Ray's proved to be an excellent choice.

We stayed for 3 nights in the Eagle's Nest room, which was roomy and quiet. The bed is super-kingsize and very comfortable. The bathroom is clean and spacious and has a good shower.

What really marks Ray's out as a superb place to stay is the service from Ray and his team: on arrival we were met with an extremely friendly welcome by the owner himself, who showed us round the property and explained how everything worked. He was always on hand to answer questions about places to visit in the area, and was able to give us maps and tickets for the L train - he even offered to give us a lift to the station one day! The free copies of the Time Out listings magazine available in reception are a great touch. Free wi-fi throughout the building is also excellent.

Breakfast is wonderful - easily the best I have ever eaten in a b&b, with a full menu that includes omelettes, full cooked breakfasts and delicious French toast... You can help yourself to coffee, juice and pastries any time you like and food is then cooked fresh to order by the team, all included in the price of the room.

The location is excellent if you want to be away from downtown but still have lots to do nearby. Wicker Park and Bucktown are up-and-coming areas of the city and there is a great selection of restaurants and bars on Damen, Milwaukee and Armitage Avenues, a short walk from the b&b. Big Star and the Map Room were our favourites. There are also some good shops and clothes boutiques in the area. The closest L train station - Western - is 10 minutes' walk from the b&b and the blue line train takes about 15 minutes to reach downtown. O'Hare airport is at the opposite end of the line, maybe half an hour or so on the train (we got a cab, which took about 30 minutes and cost $35).

Overall, Ray's is a great value, very comfortable and extremely well-run b&b. 3 nights wasn't long enough for us to explore Chicago properly so we will certainly come back one day, and Ray's will be the place to stay when we do. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

We were SO happy staying at Ray's this past August. We had a flight out of O'Hare and decided to come to Chicago a couple of days early before heading out West. Ray's was the B&B closest to any blue line stop so we could get to O'Hare without a car. We were so, so pleasantly surprised by how large and open the common areas are, the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms, the quality of the food and other amenities like the steam room! The staff is so friendly and the location is great for someone looking to explore off-the-beaten path Chicago. Bucktown and Wicker Park are by far my favorite neighborhoods in Chi town and Ray's B&B has same type of flair and creativity but still feels homey, cozy and welcoming. We will definitely stay again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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