REVIEW

Wicker Park Inn

The brownstone that houses this eight-room B&B has urban loft aesthetics.

By Chauncey Hollingsworth, Thursday, Jul 31, 2008, 6:17 PM

Wicker Park Inn

About this Hotel

Price From $129

'Hood Wicker Park, where residents of the area's brownstones can be found chatting in sidewalk cafés, restaurants, and rock clubs.

First Impression The brownstone that houses this B&B shares the urban loft aesthetics of its owners, Mikky and Laura Wright, who formerly ran the hip Alliance Bakery down the street.

The Rooms Each of the eight rooms has a name to match its themed decor. The Cape Cod, for instance, has powder-blue walls, white furniture, and sailing-related artwork. Heads up: The El train runs behind the Blue Line Studio, and the Provence Room requires that you cross a public kitchen on the way to the bathroom. Finally, two of the units are larger, multibedroom apartments that are in a building across the street.

Plus Close to the Damen-O'Hare Avenue and Division Street stops on the El's Blue Line; the downtown Loop's Theater District is less than 15 minutes away.

Minus The cancellation policy. If you fail to give two weeks' notice, and you can't rebook, you'll pay the full rate you were quoted.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms.

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AmEx.

Details Doubles from $129.

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