Best Western Hawthorne Terrace Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois

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Cons

  • No restaurant or room service (just breakfast)
  • No business center
  • Fee for self-parking
  • Far from the tourist sites

Bottom Line

The 83-room Best Western Hawthorne Terrace is one of the few hotels in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a northern residential area that's home to Wrigley Field and Chicago's gay nightlife scene. It's got more charm than you'd expect from a chain hotel -- a brick building covered with ivy, a Victorian-style lobby with a fireplace, contemporary rooms renovated in 2010 -- as well as solid freebies, including Wi-Fi, continental breakfasts and morning newspaper delivery. But it's far from the tourist sights, and lacks a full restaurant, room service, and a business center.

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 Location

In Lakeview, just a few blocks from Wrigley Field

The hotel is located near Wrigley Field in the heart of Northern Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, known for its vibrant LGBT community, shopping, dining, and tree-lined residential streets.

  • 12-minute walk to the Belmont Metro Station (red, brown, and purple lines)
  • 20-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Millennium Park, home to the Art Institute of Chicago, an ice skating rink, concert venue Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and many fountains and gardens
  • 4-minute drive or 15-minute walk to Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs
  • 7-minute drive to Lincoln Park, home to the Chicago History Museum and 35-acre Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 10-minute drive to The Magnificent Mile
  • 15-minute drive to The Loop
  • 15-minute drive to Grant Park
  • 24-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 29-minute drive to O'Hare International Airport

 Rooms

Contemporary decor, microwaves and mini-fridges

Courtyard Two Bedroom King Suite
Courtyard Two Bedroom King Suite

The Best Western's rooms were completely renovated in 2010, and feature contemporary decor, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Some suites feature pull-out sofas while others have kitchens with refrigerators, dishwashers, and stove-tops.

  • 32-inch flat screen TVs with about 36 channels including HBO
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe large enough for a laptop
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffeemaker

 Features

Solid freebies and a fitness center, but not much else

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free morning newspaper delivery
  • Fitness center with sauna
  • Self-parking is charged per day with in and out privileges
  • 24-hour front desk staff

 Bottom Line

The 83-room Best Western Hawthorne Terrace is one of the few hotels in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a northern residential area that's home to Wrigley Field and Chicago's gay nightlife scene. It's got more charm than you'd expect from a chain hotel -- a brick building covered with ivy, a Victorian-style lobby with a fireplace, contemporary rooms renovated in 2010 -- as well as solid freebies, including Wi-Fi, continental breakfasts and morning newspaper delivery. But it's far from the tourist sights, and lacks a full restaurant, room service, and a business center.

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Address

  • 3434 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Room Types

  • Chicago Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Chicago
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 105
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Lakeview, Chicago
Address: 3434 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
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