Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the Chicago Loop, the typically American village of Oak Park, Illinois, making this comfortable 2.5* Hot Rate boutique hotel a peaceful alternative to inner-city Chicago hotel accommodation. Hotwire’s exclusive handpicked selection of top hotels attracts both city breakers and those on business hoping to take advantage of a cut-price deal on premium rooms. With hotels in the 2.5* collection including the Super 8 Chicago, the Holiday Inn Express and the Carleton of Oak Park hotel, Hotwire customers are guaranteed a highly recommended boutique or big brand name. Guests can expect to enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi internet, free onsite secure parking and excellent restaurants with comprehensive menus and adjacent cocktail bars. Whilst this suburban neighbourhood boasts a bustling Main Street and serene country parks and woodland, it is also connected to Chicago via the Dwight Eisenhower Expressway, the Oak Park train station and several metro stops.
The village of Oak Park in Cook County is the perfect destination in which to experience authentic American suburban life. Located under 10 miles directly west of Chicago itself, Oak Park is a convenient base for both holidaymakers and businesspeople. With a colourful history that details the prohibition years, Oak Park was also formerly home to such iconic Americans as the writer Ernest Hemingway, the prominent architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. Whilst Wright’s architecture is visible throughout the village, tourists are strongly advised to visit the Hemingway museum and his birthplace to pay homage to one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.
The nearby Des Plaines River area is lined with pretty parkland and meadows, the ideal place in which to take a stroll or a picnic with family. From the quaint McCormick Woods and Thatcher Woods to the Millers Meadows and the Brookfield Woods & Zoo, there is plenty of choice for things to see and do in the great outdoors. Golf enthusiasts are also in luck; the Riverside Golf Club and Oak Park Country Club are just a short distance away.
Part of Oak Park’s appeal comes from its convenient location just minutes from one of America’s best-loved cities, Chicago. Boasting a dazzling cityscape of some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers juxtaposed against the idyllic shores of Lake Michigan, its own inimical cuisine, first-rate shopping and a host of acclaimed museums and tourist attractions, the Windy City really does have something to offer everyone.