Accommodations and Dining

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Accommodations

The Newberry has negotiated discounted rates for its visitors with several hotels. To receive these special rates, tell the reservation clerk that you are with the Newberry. This list of accommodations is a convenience to visitors; it does not constitute an endorsement by the Newberry. Most of the following hotels are within walking distance of the library; be sure to confirm the location on a map before making reservations.

You may also wish to compare options and prices from discount hotel brokers online, such as Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, and Hotwire.

Fellows looking for additional short-term and long-term housing options may contact research@newberry.org.

The rates listed below are not applicable to group reservations for weddings.

For information about dining options in the area please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Hotels

The rates below do not include 16.4% hotel tax for stays of less than 30 days, or 4.5% for stays of 30 days or longer.

Club Quarters

The Newberry is a member of Club Quarters, a private hotel offering reasonably priced accommodations at 75 East Wacker Drive (approximately a 20-minute walk, 12-minute bus ride, or 10-minute cab ride from the Newberry). See the 2014 member rates.

Book a room by calling the central member services office at (212) 575-0006 or the local hotel at (312) 357-6400; tell the reservation clerk you are with the Newberry. A credit card number is required to make a reservation. Also book online at Club Quarters, using the password “Newberry.”

Club Quarters offers discounted weekend rates, subject to availability. Call or email to inquire (special weekend rates are not available through online booking).

Hotel Indigo

1244 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 787-4980
Fax: (312) 787-4069
About six blocks directly north of the library. Rates for single or double occupancy: $125 single/$135 double (January 1 to March 31, 2014) $150 single/$165 double (April 1 to November 30, 2014) $125 single/$135 double (December 1 to December 30, 2014).

The Talbott Hotel

20 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 397-3619
Only two blocks from the Newberry, the Talbott offers free wireless high-speed internet connection and Apple Mac minis, as well as a coffee maker in all rooms; complimentary health club access. Handicapped accessible. Nightly rates for deluxe/king guestrooms (these rates are not available the following dates: April 10-15; May 16-19 & 29-31; June 1-2 & 15-17; September 13-16; October 9-11 & 17-21): $139 from January 1 to April 15, 2015; $205 from April 16 to June 30, 2015; $175 from July 1 to August 31, 2015; $205 from September 1 to December 7, 2015; and $139 from December 8 to 31, 2015. $20 charge for each additional guest in the room. Call the reservation line above or email reserve@thetalbott.com. Ask for Newberry corporate rates.

The Tremont Hotel

100 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 751-1900 or (800) 621-8133
Fax: (312) 280-2111
The newly renovated Tremont is about five blocks from the Newberry. Standard rooms range from $139-$299, single or double occupancy. Newberry guests can inquire about reduced rates. Complimentary morning coffee and newspaper.

The Whitehall Hotel

105 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 944-6300
Four blocks from the Newberry, the Whitehall Hotel offers free wireless internet access, local calls, newspaper, morning coffee or tea in the lobby, and sedan drop-off service within a two-mile radius. The hotel also has a fitness center and business center. The Whitehall offers Newberry guests a reduced rate; call the hotel for details or make reservations online here.

Fairfield Inn and Suites

216 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Newberry reservations contact: (312) 596-9057
Phone: (312) 787-3777
Fax: (312) 787-8714
Located one block from Michigan Avenue and about twelve blocks from the Newberry, Fairfield offers complimentary continental breakfast and newspaper and free wireless high-speed internet access. Suites have mini-fridges and microwaves. Newberry guests receive 10% off the regular 2015 rates.

Best Western River North

125 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (800) 727-0800
Fax: (312) 467-1665
email: reservations@rivernorthhotel.com
At the corner of Ohio and LaSalle Streets, eight blocks south of the Newberry. Free parking and wireless internet; other amenities include indoor pool, small exercise room, complimentary newspaper, and American breakfast. Not handicapped accessible. Rates for Newberry guests are $95 (January 1 to February 28, 2014); $129 (March 1 to April 10, 2014); $149 (May 1-October 31); $105 (November 1 to December 1, 2014). These rates will not be available on March 15; May 15-19, 30; June 1-2; July 4-5, 11-12; August 1-3; October 10-12; November 14, 28-31; December 1-5, 31, 2014.

Short-term Corporate Housing

The following companies provide housing for longer stays. Rates and availability may vary by location.

DeWitt Place Apartments

900 North Dewitt Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 642-7020
Located at the corner of DeWitt and Delaware, all apartments are furnished with a double or queen bed, loveseat, and small kitchen table with chairs and include two sets of bed and bath linens, basic kitchenware, small TV, phone and answering machine, microwave, coffeemaker, and a window air conditioner. Wireless internet and local phone calls are also complimentary. Coin-operated laundry machines on the premises.DeWitt Place can offer a monthly rate of $1,950 per month for a fully furnished queen studio and $2,250 per month for a studio with 2 double beds. Rates are for a 30 day period and do require a 50% deposit of the first month to guarantee. The cleaning fee is $50 per visit if anyone is interested in having their apartment cleaned. DeWitt does accept credit cards as a form of payment, but they do not accept personal checks.

The Gold Coast Guest House

113 West Elm Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 337-0361
This bed-and-breakfast has four guestrooms, all with private bath, and a spacious garden area for eating breakfast or relaxing. It is located three blocks north of the Newberry, near a grocery store and several good restaurants. The nightly rate varies with the season. Not handicapped accessible.

Loyola University Baumhart Hall

26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) -915-6178
Contact: Judy Sunvold, baumhartlodging@luc.edu
Just blocks from the Newberry. Amenities include private bathrooms; a full kitchen with cookware, dinnerware and glassware; and free cable, internet and local calls. 1-bedrooms start at $157.14 per night, $839.24 per week, or $1,995 per month. 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment suites starts at $285.18 per night, $1,047.63 per week, or $2,300 per month. These prices include tax. Additional room options available.

Manilow Suites

175 N. Harbor Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 819-0050
Contact: Sarah McWhorter, sarah@manilowsuites.com
Manilow Suites offers fully furnished apartments for short- and long-term stays, with locations including 545 North Dearborn Street, One West Superior Place, 77 W Huron and 151 North Michigan Avenue. Linens, kitchen ware, wireless internet, electronics and weekly housekeeping included. Security deposits and background checks are waived for Newberry guests. Rates vary by location. Stays longer than 30 days are exempt from any room tax.

Premier Luxury Suites

540 N. State Street, Suite 1003E
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 649-9530
Natalie Munao, natalie@premierluxury.com
Premier Luxury Suites provides fully furnished apartments for short- and long-term stays; three-night minimum. Three locations within blocks of the Newberry: 1 East Delaware Place, 1 West Superior Place, and 545 North Dearborn Street. Security deposits and background checks generally waived for Newberry guests.

2014 Newberry rates for 30 days (no tax, as guests staying this long are considered temporary residents): studio at Delaware location: $102.50 per night; studio at Streeter location: $104 per night; convertible apartment: $114 per night; Jr. 1-bedroom: $119 per night; 1-bedroom: $127 per night; large 1-bedroom: $130 per night; 2-bedroom: $166.50 per night.

2014 Newberry nightly rates for stays shorter than 30 days (plus tax 16.4%): studio at Delaware location: $105 per night; studio at Streeter: $107 per night; convertible apartment: $119 per night; Jr. 1-bedroom: $120 per night; 1-bedroom: $122 per night; large 1-bedroom: $130 per night; 2-bedroom: $170 per night.

Just Passing Through

Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 501-3310
Fax: (866) 365-1998
Short-term apartment-style accommodations for periods ranging from one week to several months near the Newberry. Includes cable television, kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and coffeemaker. Building amenities: Internet, on-site laundry, bike room, roof sundeck, and exercise room at one location. Special rate for Newberry visitors.

National Corporate Housing

39 S. LaSalle Street, #1505
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 489-2102

National Corporate Housing offers fully-furnished short-term residence options. Many locations are a short walk or train ride to the Newberry Library. National Corporate Housing apartments include furniture, housewares, cable, high-speed internet, and local phone service. One and two bedrooms available for minimum stay of one month. Less than 30 days maybe available based on inventory. Guests are able to take advantage of all the properties wonderful amenities. Locations and rates vary upon availability. Please contact Andrea Grabau, agrabau@nationalcorporatehousing.com or 630-282-7400.

Apartments

Most apartment buildings ask for a one-year lease; however, they sometimes have sublets available for shorter periods. Call the building for details.

Canterbury Court Apartments

Manager: Joan Burke
1220 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 944-4900
Fax: (312) 944-4931
One-month minimum stay. Four blocks from the Newberry, these apartments are furnished but not stocked with linens or kitchenware. Onsite manager, with laundry and bicycle storage on the lobby level. Preferred rates and terms for Newberry Library fellows or scholars: studio occupied by one person: $1,200; studio occupied by two people: $1250; one-bedroom, one or two occupants, $1500. Refundable security deposit of $400; $160 charge for window air conditioner. Utilities included.

55 West Chestnut (Fewkes Tower)

Chicago, IL 60610
312-664-6231
www.DandKLiving.com
Two blocks from the Newberry. Convertibles from $1,259 and 1-bedrooms from $1,326; one-year lease only. For more information, visit the www.DandKLiving.com.Click on Properties, Chicago apartments and then 55 West Chestnut. Current prices: Convertibles from $1,372 and 1 Bedrooms from $1,447

1100 Dearborn Building

Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 787-1000
Unfurnished studio and one-bedroom apartments: studios $1,195-$1,425; 1-bedrooms $1,395-$1,650; 2-bedrooms $2,100-$2,300. Annual leases. Amenities include cable and internet, laundry facilities, 24-hour doorperson, large closets, lake view, bike storage room, and rooftop deck; a few minutes’ walk from the Newberry. Handicapped accessible.

Dormitories and Hostels

While in the Loop, these options are close to the Red Line subway or “El,” for an easy commute to the Newberry. Rates do not include tax.

The J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 360-0300
Fax: (312) 360-0313
Reservations and rates (subject to change): $30 per person, per night for Hostelling International members; additional $3 per person, per night for non-members. Most rooms are dormitory-style, ranging from 6 to 10 beds: some semi-private rooms available (call well in advance): private bedroom sleeping 2 people with a shared bath starting at $89 a night. Rooms are separated by gender, most with a shower and restroom in the room. Individual lockers are provided in each room; bring your own lock. Guests receive complimentary breakfast, bed linens, towel, and pillow. Visit www.hichicago.org for more information.

Roosevelt University Wabash Building

425 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 341-2005
Most rooms have private bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Each bedroom has an extra-long twin bed, desk, and mini-fridge with microwave. Bed linens are changed weekly, and room cleaning is available for $30. Rooms offer a view of downtown Chicago and/or Lake Michigan. Rates vary depending on length of stay, but typically average $36 a night. For stays of thirty days or more, hotel tax is waived. Facilities in the building include meeting rooms, community kitchen with oven and range (pots and pans are available for check-out), laundry operated by coin or credit card, large fitness center, cafeteria, and free wifi throughout the building.

University Center Chicago

(dormitory)
525 South State
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (877) 4-UCC-INFO or www.ChicagoSummerHousing.com
During summer months, early May through mid-August, University Center offers full-service overnight accommodations for groups and individuals, including use of the building’s recreation area, fitness center, outdoor terrace, dining room, and laundry facilities. There is 24-hour security staff and summer front desk service. Summer housing units offered include four-bedroom apartments and suite-style rooms. Apartment-style units have fully-equipped kitchens with microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove, as well as a living and dining area. Suite-style units have access to common kitchenette and lounge areas located on each floor. All units are fully furnished and include utilities, air-conditioning and high speed internet. Amenities may include linen and cleaning service based upon the term of stay. Minimum occupancy requirements may apply. Housing options are based upon availability and not guaranteed.

Online Apartment Finders

When searching for apartments online, it may help you to know that our neighborhood is known variously as “River North,” “Near North, “Streeterville,” or “Gold Coast.” The borders of these areas are not fixed, but places listed in these neighborhoods should be within walking distance of the Newberry. See a list of Chicago neighborhoods.

Craigslist has a list of current sublets, exchanges, and rentals. Other websites provide more selective lists of rooms and apartments to sublet for shorter periods; see, for example, Rentalo.

Chicago Apartment Finders can help with locating sublets; call 1-888-346-3377 and let them know that you are interested in short-term housing. One former Newberry fellow highly recommends Rent.com and Apartment Ratings. Another recommends Sublet.com, which charges a fee, but has a good range of apartments. Hotpads also lists available sublets.

Sabatical Homes has listings of sublet, exchange, and house-sitting opportunities, usually close to the University of Chicago or Northwestern University, but also elsewhere in Chicago. Usually listings are for six months or longer. Other options include:

See also Chicago-specific listings at:

Dining

The Newberry is located near many casual and fine dining establishments. To search for cuisines, locations, price ranges, and reviews for restaurants near the Newberry visit Yelp, Metromix, or Open Table.