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Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Palencia, Spain
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Ray's is quite big for being a B&B, but it has the intimate feeling that you can only get in this kind of places. The owners were very helpful, and breakfast was great. It also has some good details that you don't find in a hotel. It's definitely better than staying in a big hotel downtown; public transport doesn't take...

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the_renaissance_man, Owner at Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I would like to thank the guest for the kind words about our establishment. It was nice that they used the plural on owner (there is just me), and I am proud of the fact that my staff is so conscientious that they are mistaken for owners. I would also like to address the drawbacks they brought up in their...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Ray's has the benefits of both a B&B and a hotel--an ideal combination. Homey environment while being well-cared for by the friendly, gracious staff. Plus extra amenities you won't find even at a hotel (I especially appreciated the endless supply of bottled water). You can't comment on Ray's without saying something about the breakfasts. My daughter's response when the plate...

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Visiting our son in the Linoln Park area we found Ray's on trip advisor. What a terrific find. The people running the place are so nice and accommodating. The breakfasts were delicious. The Chicadee room was fine. Plenty of free street parking in the nearby area. We could not stay for breakfast on our last day and the ladies packed...

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Rochester, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We stumbled on to Rays while looking for a place to stay near our son's new apartment in Bucktown. What a great find! This isn't your usual B & B. Not Victorian or stuff. Eclectic decor and modern amenities. We stayed in the Flamingo room. It is on the smaller size, but the first floor location is great and it...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Ray Reiss is one of the most accommodating, unassuming and lovely hosts I've ever encountered. His B&B provided a true refuge for our family as our Chicago home was being renovated. For close to a month, Ray and his wonderful team made us feel right at home - which isn't easy when you've got small children. The kids had a...

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Staying at Ray's is like being a welcomed guest in a friend's house. The location is great (lots of restaurants, bars, and the Blue Line are within easy walking distance), the parking is free, the staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful, the breakfasts are delicious, and the accommodations are comfortable and clean. This was our first time staying at...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Marvelous location, free parking, short walk to the L. Eclectic decor; fascinating host (away on a birding trip, unfortunately, throughout our 3-night stay). The staff are superb, and are interesting individuals themselves. The breakfasts are to die for - and we even got to invite Chicago-based daughter's family to join us for one! We visit Chicago often and will always...

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Rochester
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Ray's is just a wonderful B&B- we loved the outstanding breakfasts and service on our recent visits to Chicago. (We stayed two nights, moved on, then returned for two more nights.) All staff and workers who greeted us and served us there were friendly and helpful. The breakfast is served until 11 AM, at a time you request, and they...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 June 2012

My family and I loved everything about Ray's. First, we loved the neighborhood. It was a nice choice to stay outside of downtown Chicago and get to know another area of the city while we were there. Ray was very accommating and even recommended a local pizza joint which turned out to be not only our first meal in Chicago...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Found this fantastic B&B last minute, absolutely loved everything about it from the out-of-this-world breakfast made to order to the unique decor and vibe. Ray, Sarah, and everybody we encountered were extremely helfpul and accommodating. Best part of the whole trip! Very convenient to get to from O'Hare, just a 10 minute walk from the Blue Line.

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique B&B in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Ray's welcomes groups and individuals in town for work or play. Modeled after small European hotels and spas, the B&B has eleven bedrooms with private baths, high speed internet (WIFI and in each room as well as community areas including a steam room, sauna, HDTV and a kitchen, and free unrestricted street parking. Breakfast is cooked-to-order when you want it. This is not your parents' bed & breakfast! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2144 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Northwest Side , Wicker Park / Bucktown
Price Range: $216 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ray can give a good description of each room and help you pick what will suit you best.”
LHA2013, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in basement have a funny smell- not sure what it was from. Also, try to get a parking space with your reservation.”
Martyp301, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each of the rooms is unique. Check out the photos. Choose the one that meets your needs and budget.”
NextStopIs, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“call and describe your need. every room is different, but there's not a bad one!”
Jeannh1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our favorite is the East Room, but we have slept in most of the others as well in total comfort!”
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