REVIEW

The Belden-Stratford Hotel

It's no accident that the hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A red-coated doorman welcomes you to the elegant lobby decorated in a spectacular, art deco-inspired style.

By Chauncey Hollingsworth, Thursday, Jul 31, 2008, 5:50 PM

The Belden-Stratford Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $129

'Hood Lincoln Park, a few city blocks from Lake Michigan, known for its expansive, tree-lined boulevards. DePaul University and the Lincoln Park Zoo are highlights.

First Impression It's no accident that the hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A red-coated doorman welcomes you to the elegant lobby decorated in a spectacular, art deco-inspired style. The hotel is modern where it counts: There's free Wi-Fi Internet, a small spa, and a French bistro, Mon Ami Gabi.

The Rooms Relatively spacious compared with other Chicago hotel rooms in a similar class. The well-maintained guest rooms typically have vintage furniture and Oriental rugs.

Plus Each apartment-like guest room has a kitchenette with a rudimentary fridge, a range, and a microwave. Many of the park-facing rooms offer astonishing views. The hotel provides a free continental breakfast and summer access to a rooftop sundeck, with views of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan.

Minus If you're looking for the hip crowd, go elsewhere.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms and public spaces.

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, Diners Club.

Details Doubles from $129.

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