Accommodations and Dining | Newberry

Accommodations and Dining

A view of a single occupancy section of a Pullman car. From the Newberry’s Pullman Company Records. 


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

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.


The rates below do not include 17.4% hotel tax for stays of less than 30 days, or 4.5% for stays of 30 days or longer.

Club Quarters

75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Central member services phone: (212) 575-0006
Local hotel phone: (312) 357-6400
Password: Newberry

The Newberry is a member of Club Quarters, a private hotel offering reasonably priced accommodations at 75 East Wacker Drive, about a 20-minute walk, 15-minute bus ride, or 10-minute cab ride from the Newberry. Club Quarters offers discounted weekend rates, subject to availability. Call or email to inquire (special weekend rates are not available through online booking). See the 2016 member rates.

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, Hotel Indigo offers free wireless high-speed Internet connection, a coffee maker in all rooms, complimentary health club access, handicapped accessible rooms, and an on-site nail salon and spa. The reduced rates for Newberry guests are: $119 weekday/$129 weekend from March to April, $165 weekday/ $180 weekend from May to November, and $99 weekday/$129 weekend in December. Make reservations online here.

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 and complimentary health club access. Handicapped accessible. 2016 nightly rates for deluxe/king guestrooms are $135 to April 15, $215 from April 16 to June 30, $175 from July 1 to August 31, $215 from September 1 to December 7, and $135 from December 8 to 31. $20 charge for each additional guest in the room.

The Tremont Hotel

100 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 751-1900 or (800) 621-8133
Fax: (312) 280-2111
The Tremont is about five blocks from the Newberry. Standard rooms range from $139-$299, single or double occupancy. Newberry guests can call to inquire about reduced rates, or make reservations online here. 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 2016 rates.

Best Western River North

125 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (800) 727-0800
Fax: (312) 467-1665
At the corner of Ohio and LaSalle Streets, eight blocks south of the Newberry. Discounted parking and wireless internet; other amenities include indoor pool, small exercise room, complimentary newspaper, and breakfast. Not handicapped accessible. 2016 rates for Newberry guests are $129.99 single/$149.99 double from March 1 to April 30, $169.99 single/$189.99 double from May 1 to October 31, and $109.99 single/$129.99 double from November 1 to December 31. These rates are not available on March 17-19, May 20-24, June 3-7, June 11-15, July 2-5, July 7-10, July 15-17, July 29-31, October 7-8, November 25-December 1, and December 31.

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 offers 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 require a 50% deposit of the first month to guarantee. The cleaning fee is $50 per visit. DeWitt accepts 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 restaurants. The nightly rate varies with the season. Not handicapped accessible.

Just Passing Through

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 coffee maker. Building amenities: Internet, on-site laundry, bike room, roof sundeck, and exercise room at one location. Special rate for Newberry visitors.

Manilow Suites

175 N. Harbor Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 819-0050
Contact: Sarah McWhorter,
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.

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, or 630-282-7400

Premier Luxury Suites

540 N. State Street, Suite 1003E
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 649-9530
Natalie Munao,
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.

2016 Newberry rates for 30 days (no tax, as guests staying this long are considered temporary residents): studio: $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.

2016 Newberry nightly rates for stays shorter than 30 days (plus tax 16.4%): studio: $105 per night; convertible apartment: $119 per night; Jr. 1-bedroom: $120 per night; 1-bedroom: $130 per night; large 1-bedroom: $135 per night; 2-bedroom: $170 per night.


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: $1,300; one-bedroom, one, two or three occupants, $1,500. No charge for security deposit or air conditioning. Utilities included.

70 E Walton

Chicago, IL 60610
Two blocks from the Newberry. Luxury short-term 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. For more information, visit the

1100 N Dearborn Building

Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 787-1000
Unfurnished studios and apartments: studios $1,235-1,500; 1-bedrooms $1,485-1,700; 2-bedrooms $2,230-2,435. Annual leases. Heat, cooking gas, and water included. Amenities include basic cable with TiVo box, high-speed internet, laundry facilities, 24-hour doorperson, fitness center, 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): $34/person in dorm room, $119 and up for private room. Guests receive complimentary breakfast, bed linens, towel, and pillow. Visit for more information.

Loyola University Baumhart Hall

26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) -915-6178
Contact: Judy Sunvold,
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.

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 wireless Internet throughout the building.

University Center Chicago

525 South State
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (877) 4-UCC-INFO or
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. The vacation rental site Airbnb also has many available rooms/properties in the city.

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 and Apartment Ratings. Another recommends, which charges a fee, but has a good range of apartments. Hotpads also lists available sublets.

Sabbatical 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:


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.

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