The Wheeler Mansion - Chicago

2020 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States, 60616show map
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Overview

The Wheeler Mansion comprises 11 rooms and is a 15-minute walk from Field Museum of Natural History. Facilities of the hotel include free self-parking and a storage room.

You can also easily reach Cermak-Chinatown metro station and Glessner House Museum. Plus the hotel is less than 30 minutes' drive from Midway Airport .

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from McCormick Place Metra train station, offering a direct train link to Midway airport.

A local bus stop lies within 150 meters away.

Rooms

Complimentary Wi-Fi, a storage space and hi-fi are included in each room at the hotel. All rooms offer views over the garden. These rooms have hardwood floor and ornate furnishing.

Eat & Drink

The hotel has the lobby where serves a buffet breakfast in the morning. A lounge bar is available on site. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, M/X and Cafe Society are about 450 meters from the property.

Relax

On-site guests can rent bicycles.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Breakfast
Pets allowed

Dining

  • Breakfast
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-18:00FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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  • City landmarks
McCormick PlaceMcCormick Place1000 ft
Clarke House MuseumClarke House Museum1000 ft
National Vietnam Veterans ArtNational Vietnam Veterans Art1000 ft
Glessner House MuseumGlessner House Museum1000 ft
National Jaz MuseumNational Jaz Museum1700 ft
Arie Crown TheaterArie Crown Theater2000 ft
Soldier FieldSoldier Field2700 ft
Chicago Merrill C Meigs FIELD(CGX)Chicago Merrill C Meigs FIELD(CGX)3300 ft
Mercy Hospital And Med CenterMercy Hospital And Med Center3000 ft
Prairie Avenue Historic District Prairie Avenue Historic District 900 ft2200 South Prairie Ave South Michigan Avenue
Glessner House Museum Glessner House Museum 1200 ft1800 S Prairie Ave
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven FoundationWillie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation1500 ft2120 S Michigan Ave
Arie Crown TheaterArie Crown Theater2200 ft2301 South Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
McCormick PlaceMcCormick Place2400 ft2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Soldier Field Soldier Field 2900 ft425 E McFetridge Dr Between S Lake Shore Drive and S Lake Shore Drive West
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Triad Sushi LouneTriad Sushi Loune1000 ft1933 S. Indiana Avenue
M/XM/X1400 ft2233 S King Dr
Cafe SocietyCafe Society1400 ft1801 S Indiana Ave
La Cantina GrillLa Cantina Grill1500 ft1911 S Michigan Ave
Papa John's PizzaPapa John's Pizza1700 ft80 E Cermak Rd
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Cinema ChicagoCinema Chicago2.1 mi
Hellenic Museum and Cultural CtrHellenic Museum and Cultural Ctr2.1 mi
Arts and Business CouncilArts and Business Council2.1 mi
Chicago Athenaeum at SchamburgChicago Athenaeum at Schamburg2.1 mi
Illinois Alliance For Arts EDIllinois Alliance For Arts ED2.1 mi
Career Academy IncCareer Academy Inc2.1 mi
Career Works IncCareer Works Inc2.1 mi
Harold Washington LibraryHarold Washington Library2.1 mi
Family Golf CtrFamily Golf Ctr2.1 mi
Chicago Chinatown Chicago Chinatown 3600 ft318 W Cermak Rd
Northerly Island Northerly Island 4200 ftS. Lynn White Dr.
Adler Planetarium Adler Planetarium 1.0 mi1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.0 mi Chicago, IL
Dearborn StationDearborn Station1.3 mi47 W Polk St
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.4 mi
Train
Van Buren Street Station1.6 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.6 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  47  reviews

Rating by category:

6.5
Location
7.0
Rooms
  • 6.6
    Good

    Large beutiful rooms in close proximity to McCormick Place.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The breakfast was very nice, I did not expect scrambled eggs. Andrea does a great job and works very hard to keep us happy. The pancakes with strawberrys and bananas was beautifully presented. I felt like I was at grandma's really nice mansion spending the night. Debra made dinner reservations for us before we arrived and got them changed the same day because we were running late. If you appreciate beautiful surroundings, antiques and history this is the place to stay. Our stay was not perfect but they did an excellent job to keep us happy. Extremely quiet, gorgeous up to date bathrooms, well appointed parlor with history books about chicago, mansions, etc. Very classy dining area with linen napkins and table cloths. Old world charm.

    They appear to have a problem with the showerheads clogging bacause of the city water, not due to water pressure because I talked to the owner and she has installed a pump to increase the pressure. When we stay there again I will ask her to check the showerhead before we arrive

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The mansion has a lot of beautiful historical furniture pieces and architecture in general. It is a very beautiful location but is surrounded by factory buildings and is far away from a lot of attractions. If you are staying there for just a conference or event at McCormick place it is a great location.

    The only downfalls were the location in relation to attractions and that the breakfast was not great and was only a couple hours long, which were not at a convenient time if attending conferences.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I think the staff was polite the ambiance wonderful. I felt like a princess till I discovered the down side of this hotel.

    my phone did not work and was not repaired, the armoire missed a handle and some paint was chipped off. There was nobody available to return my keys. This hotel is ok for a vacation or languid stay but not suitable for the tired business traveler that I was.It was hot and there was no way to cool down I will stay at the Hyatt or Sheraton next time. The claim is that this is a 4 star hotel. In terms of service and services I would disagree.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice and quiet, peaceful surroundings.Decor greatand the staff were very helpful.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I really loved everything about my stay. We all found it to be peaceful, tastefully decorated, and clean. It is within walking distance to Soldier Field which was nice for us, as we attended a concert there during our stay.

    We stayed on the third floor which was not as cool as the floors below. We had a hard time sleeping because of the heat. The ice maker had melted into one solid cube; but we managed to get it out, so new ice could be made for the next day.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The quiet elegance of the hotel was perfect for a relaxing stay. The rooms are lovely, the hotel being a renovated mansion. Perfect in every way.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very nice mansion which has been converted into a hotel. The amount of work put into decorating the hotel must have been enormous. There are only 11 rooms available.

    It was very hard to check in. Doors were locked and it was not obvious what to do. Turns out that you need to call their number to get someone to come down. The lack of staff on duty makes it seem that it is hard to get service. It is understandable that they could not afford full time staff given only 11 rooms. Also, be warned that there is no elevator for the rooms on second and third floor. In the summer, the rooms on the third floor can get too hot even though there is air conditioning.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This place is beautiful, comfortable, and was in walking distance to almost everything. The staff was very helpful and kind. Oh, and there is a neighborhood farmers market in the yard on Wednesday nights that is just awesome, live music, great local food. It was a great experience.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The rooms were beautiful, the staff very nice and helpful..

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    An elegant old mansion B&B which was quiet and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs and requests and were very friendly.

    Breakfast began at 9:30 am and was good, but fairly simple.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We were welcomed by Stephanie Lu and she is the best!!! Very, very friendly! She offered an excellent service and is the nicest girl we have ever met! She helps you with all questions and arranges everything with a big smile! The rooms were very good accommodated and this boutique hotel is located on walking distance on the Mc. Cormack Place! A very unique experience!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This is a good-old fashioned mansion built at 19th century. Staffs are kind and friendly. Good access to McCormick Place convention center.

    It is inconvenient for business persons that breakfast is served only in the late morning.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A beautiful old building with nice rooms. The bathroom has updated fixtures which was a plus. It was only a quick walk to the McCormick center.

    Could not adjust the temperature of my room. The breakfast started only at 9:30, which was far too late for me to utilize it.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The two young girls on staff were very pleasant although unable to provide us with the simplest concierge amenities (see What didnt you like) House is gorgeous Great location for auto show and other McCormick events

    We never saw the manager. Someone lives downstairs but we never saw them. When we had questions one of the staff would go downstairs and ask, then come back up to tell us what they said. At a B&B I expect the hosts to show their faces. This is more of a boutique hotel with breakfast. The "concierge" service so touted in their brochure is laughable. The main draw of the Wheeler for us is its proximity to two historic homes: the Glessner Mansion and the Clarke House. Neither of the young women on staff had any idea of what we were talking about! So much for training. Luckily we could read a map, but still, we were hoping for some friendly chat and interesting tips from the inviisible hosts. Once the staff girl gets off (around 7) one is given a number - the mysterious downstairs people, I guess - to call with "any requests whatsoever.." Again disappointment. No one answered the phone and it was only 9 pm! We finally figured out how to work the tv. We stayed two nights, and the second night I asked if an upgrade was available. Wanted a room with whirpool bath. I was willing to pay for it. The young staffer disappeared to talk to the invisible hosts, then came back and said they were all booked up. This was the second weekend of the auto show at McCormick Place, which is only a couple blocks away. But we only saw two or three cars in their parking lot, and saw only one other couple the whole time we were there. So I think rooms were available. I was entirely put off by the lack of service from whoever runs this place. He or she (or it??) has very polite staff but they are not trained at all on concierge responsiblities. One other small but significant omission: They advertise daily paper and turn down service with gratis "fine chocolate truffles" Nix on all of them... no paper (I asked, they just said no, did not offer to get one for us) no turn-down, no truffles.

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-18:00FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.4 mi
Train
Van Buren Street Station1.6 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.6 mi
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