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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.

Ambassador Hotel Chicago Hotel

1301 N. State Parkway

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 787 3700

Rates for Newberry guests are $129/night from January 1 to March 31, $199/night from April 1 to October 31, and $129/night from November 1 to March 31, 2020. Make reservations by calling 1-888-506-3471 or 312-387-7200. Be sure to mention the Newberry Library to receive these special rates.

Best Western River North

125 West Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (800) 727-0800

Fax: (312) 467-1665


The Best Western River North features freshly renovated guestrooms, pool area, and sundeck, and includes complimentary breakfast. Newberry guests receive on-site parking for $15/night with in/out privileges. 2018 rates are $89/night from January to March, $149/night from April to October, and $95/night from November to December.

Claridge House

1244 North Dearborn Parkway

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 787-4980

Fax: (312) 787-4069

About six blocks directly north of the library, Claridge House offers free wireless high-speed Internet connection, coffee maker in all rooms, complimentary health club access, handicapped accessible rooms, and an on-site nail salon and spa. The 2019 rates for Newberry guests are $85/night from January to March 31, $119 from April 1 to May 14, $179/night from May 15 to November 17, $85/night from November 18 to December 31.. Make online reservations 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, as well as a coffee maker in all rooms and complimentary health club access. Handicapped accessible. Rates for Newberry guests for a Superior Queen room are $145/night from January 1 to April 7, $215 from April 8 to December 5, and $145/night from December 6 to December 31. Rates are slightly higher for Deluxe King rooms. Make online reservations here

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 to $299, single or double occupancy. Complimentary morning coffee and newspaper. Newberry guests may call to inquire about reduced rates, or make online reservations here.

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 and business center. Newberry guests may call to inquire about special reduced rates for the Newberry, or make online reservations here.

Short-term Corporate Housing

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

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. Studios range from $1750-1850, and 1-bedrooms from $1850-$1950. Call to inquire about special Newberry rates.

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.

Newberry nightly rates start at $137 for a 1-bedroom, but contact directly for current availability.


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

Leasing Office

1220 North State Parkway

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Phone: 312-944-4900

Fax: 312-944-4931

E Mail: or

Four blocks from Newberry. Rentals from one month to one year, both furnished and unfurnished. All studio and one bedroom apartments come with kitchens, private bathrooms with tub & shower, large walk-in closets, high ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting, mini-blinds on all windows,;and outlets for cable TV, phone, and high-speed internet.;Air Conditioning is optional at $160 monthly.;Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens and kitchen supplies.; The negotiated Newberry rates for summer 2019 are $1,500 for four weeks for a studio; $2,000 for a one bedroom. Rates are based on single person occupancy ($100/month for second person). Availability subject to change.

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

Though in the Loop, these options are close to the Red Line subway or “El,” which allows 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) -915-6177

Contact: Judy Sunvold,

Loyola Lodging has two offerings for Newberry guests:

  • Summer residential full apartment rates:
    • $99.00/night with a 30 + night stay
    • $105.00 (plus tax)/night with a stay 7-29 nights.
    • $135.00 (plus tax)/night with a stay 1-6 nights.

  • Hotel 2 bedroom apartments:
    • $115.00/night with a 30 + night stay
    • $174.93 (tax included)/night with a stay 7-29 nights
    • $280.59 (tax included)/night with a stay 1-6 nights.

Roosevelt University Wabash Building

425 South Wabash

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312) 341-2100 or

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 start at $70 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,” 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. 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. Most 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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