The Carleton of Oak Park

1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $128.00

Travel Blogs from Oak Park

Planes, Trains and Pounding the Pavement

A travel blog entry by nic216 on Sep 25, 2013

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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 …

Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright

A travel blog entry by bulaska

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

Oak Park is definitely worth a ...

Architectural Nerds!

A travel blog entry by rorox


... consequently, be impressed. In front of us was the DuSable bridge, aptly named after Chicago’s first non native resident who set up the first trading post in the courtyard in front of the Tribune Building. The Du Sable Bridge like all the bridges along the Chicago River, are working bridges and are of double leaf, trunnion bascule design. Bascule is French for see- saw. Due to their unique design these immense iron structures move with surprising ease and elegantly straddle ...

The Replacements

A travel blog entry by traveljedi


... I finally decided on the white ‘road’ jersey (away shirt to this who follow football) which then left me a decision as to which player I wanted so it was now a decision between Brandon Marshall or Brandon Marshall so I decided to go with a white Brandon Marshall jersey. Despite the lack of choice in white I was quite happy as this was one of the players that I wanted. Unfortunately, being surrounded by all things Bears I couldn’t just leave it at a ...

Day 22 - Chicago Cubs

A travel blog entry by cindytaylor


... close so I could use it as a shield if needed. My journey home was very interesting, I had a driver who was from Europe and we talked the whole way back about everything and anything. He told me that woman in Chicago think they're better than they are. It was a funny conversation and I gave him a super tip for keeping me so entertained.  I almost wanted him to keep driving so that we could keep talking. So, I have mixed feelings about my day. Some good, some ...

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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