Chicago Bed and Breakfasts: A Welcoming Option


City Scene in Lincoln Park

City Scene one of many cozy Chicago Bed and Breakfasts

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Fifteen inviting Bed & Breakfasts are located throughout the City of Chicago.  Staying at a Chicago Bed & Breakfast Association Inn is a less traditional choice, but they all offer distinct advantages in savings, style and convenience.In 2011, the City of Chicago exempted Bed & Breakfasts from collecting and paying the now 4.5% hotel Accommodations Tax.  This gives the choice of a city B&B a large savings over the hotels and motels.  Their comfortable rooms, extra personal touches and of course a sumptuous breakfast offer added value to travelers looking to stretch their budgets.Each B&B has its own unique style and special amenities.  Choose from gracious Victorian homes with decorative exhibits and a full breakfast, to furnished apartments with a kitchenette.  Indulge in the luxury of marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi and bubble tubs with spa bathrobes in a Lang House on Sheridan Road suite.  Each trip to Chicago can mean a chance to relive the experiences of a favorite Inn or the opportunity to try each in turn.Visitors have their favorites and return time and time again.  The City Scene Inn near DePaul University and the Downtown nightlife was said to be “the best of a B&B and apartment combined, at a price that beats a hotel, by far.”  All fifteen Chicago Bed and Breakfast Association Inns are highly rated with multiple recommendations from happy travelers.Every Chicago Bed & Breakfast Association Inn is fully licensed and inspected by the City of Chicago.  When you choose a member inn, you are assured that each B&B complies with the city’s rules for quality and safety, and is inspected and licensed bi-annually.  The Chicago Bed & Breakfast Association is a nonprofit that has oversees and supports the small, often family owned B&Bs.The Chicago Bed & Breakfast Association website lists all fifteen Inns.  It includes an availability calendar, an interactive map of the Chicago Neighborhoods and a links page detailing some of the City’s most popular tourist destinations.  The site gives descriptions, fees and shares the special features of each unique Inn.  So whether a traveler is looking to stay south in Hyde Park; north in East Rodgers Park; west near Logan Square or east by the Lake they will find a home with attentive, caring Innkeepers.


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