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  • Charming brick building and Victorian-style lobby
  • Contemporary rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges
  • Fitness center with sauna and whirlpool
  • Free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast
  • Free morning newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour front desk staff


  • 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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In Lakeview, just a few blocks from Wrigley Field

Map of Best Western Hawthorne Terrace

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

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Contemporary decor, microwaves and mini-fridges

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

Rooms and Rates


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


Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Smoking Rooms Available
3434 N Broadway Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657-2516, United States
Phone (773) 244-3434
Room Types
  • Chicago Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Chicago
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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