The Carleton of Oak Park

1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302, United States | 3 star hotel
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Planes, Trains and Pounding the Pavement

A travel blog entry by nic216


Yay we are going to Chicago today!! Happy dance!! We get a cab to the airport and just as we get there Shannon notices that he does not have his phone (his lifeline) so Clint rings the hotel and of course no there is no phone left here or in the room (very strange considering we only left there 20mins ago and Shan went from the room to reception …

Sox v A's

A travel blog entry by jthesq


We start off at Poor Phil's which is the seafood place connected to this motel. I recommend the crawfish étouffée. Wonderful. I would also recommend the Shrimp Poboy. Absolutely amazing. We grab the train and head out to US Cellular Field. A quick trip to the local Sox store and Jason finds another jersey for his collection. We head to …

Double Header

A travel blog entry by jthesq


A quick coffee stop at the local shop, Prairie Bread Kitchen. Red pepper spinach and feta quiche and a scone and a Cafe Mocha. Off to the Cubs afternoon game and the weather has cleared up. We have bleacher seats today so we have to get there earlier than usual. We hope the train and head to Wrigley. We walk directly to the gate and walk in. …

Baseball Weekend

A travel blog entry by jthesq


We are headed to Chitown for some much needed baseball. A quick stop at the Carleton in Oak Park and we head out to the train which is just a block away. We are headed to Wrigley Field. But first a stop at Murphy's and then the Cubby Bear. It's raining but we are ok with that. Thankfully our travel buddies remembered rain coats for ALL of us. And …

Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright

A travel blog entry by bulaska

... can also visit the museum and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, but you can also just take a walk in the town and see house built by him. His style is the Prairie Style and quite frankly I didn't like. House look like fortresses and have very small windows. But well, everyone has different taste ;)

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Oak Park area of Oak Park, is near Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Hemingway Museum, and City of Chicago Store.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Carleton of Oak Park

    Reviewed by suzanhauser


    Reviewed Aug 12, 2012
    by (1 review) Ankeny , United States Flag of United States

    We have stayed in the hotel and the motel. I prefer the motel. You have your own door and get to avoid elevators. Newly redone but in a 60's theme. Very clean. Plenty of space. Refrigerator and microwave. Hairdryer. Nice shampoo and conditioner plus soap. Table for work or eating at. Nice flat screen tv. Air conditioning works excellent. Extra pillow and blanket available already in the room. Will stay again. Love this place. Attached restaurants are excellent and I recommend those as well. Parking included. Great neighborhood. Worth a stay!

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    Reviewed by jthesq


    Reviewed Aug 11, 2012
    by (6 reviews) Ankeny, Iowa , United States Flag of United States

    Stay in the motel for a charming experience. You have your own door to the outside and avoid elevators. Redone recently in 60's motif. Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, table for work, nice flat screen, coffee pot. AC works great. Extra pillow and blanket in the room. Decent size closet and huge chest of drawers. Definitely worth a stay. We will always return.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Carleton of Oak Park

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent