Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to Ray's Bucktown B&B in Chicago, Illinois. We offer an alternative to cookie-cutter hotel rooms by providing a comfortable "home away from home" in one of Chicago's most stylish and interesting neighborhoods. We offer the complete experience with cooked-to-order breakfast and enough space to hold a conference, cocktail party or simply spread out and relax with our two resident cats, Maggie and Rocky.
A unique B&B in the heart of Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Ray's is modeled after small European hotels and spas, the B&B has rooms with private baths, high speed internet, WIFI, as well as comfortable community areas including a steam room, sauna, HDTV and a kitchen - all in a safe and vibrant neighborhood.
If you've come to work, besides the whole building being WIFI,
each room has a DSL internet connection and phone system.
Whether you are looking for salons or saloons, you're within walking distance of many fine restaurants, boutiques, and neighborhood bars in a unique urban environment. We look forward to having you as our guest.
Besides having wireless connection throughout, the business reception area has
available Macintosh computers, color and B & W printers, fax, and a color copier.
- High-Speed Internet connection in each room
- Satellite TV & Tivo in each room
- Steam Room/Sauna
- Full breakfasts included with the rate
- Full kitchen available 24hrs. for guest use
- Multi-line phone system with speakerphone (also into each room)
- Each bedroom has locking door, some with locking cabinets, and a safe is also available
- Laundry room (dry cleaners across the street)
- Public Transportation close by-Blue Line L and buses
- Easy access to I-90/94 to the Loop or O'Hare
- Babysitting services available
Wake up each morning to a delcious breakfast that is fresh and cooked to order. We want to make sure that breakfast is the highlight of your day, so please let us know in advanced of any special dietary restrictions or needs. If you have a favorite dish or ingredient, please call ahead and we will do our best to incorporate it into your breakfast.
Start your day with a fresh cup of coffee or a steaming cup of tea. Along with fresh fruit, assorted cereals, breads and yogurts served daily, we also serve special featured items each day that include:
- eggs cooked to order
- Ray's B&B pancakes (blueberry and banana)
- vanilla cinnamon french toast
- stuffed french toast
- Ray's famous rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes
- various breakfast meats and vegetarian "meats"
- Huevos Locos
- eggs benedict
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ray Reiss for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our location, service, and cooked-to-order breakfasts are often what draw new guests in, and we strive to make them feel at home, which keeps them coming back.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Although our location, service, and breakfasts bring them in, what I love most is the wonderful down-to-earth amazing guests we have come stay with us over and over again.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Chicago has world-class, year round museums, city festivals, and restaurants ranging from Michelin Star to hole-in-the-wall ethnic spots.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we can receive is when someone tells us "It's like being at home, only much better."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Not everybody realizes how much the city has to offer year-round, and how much less crowded a lot of the favorite spots and museum are in the winter.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We are a 12 minute train ride from Downtown Chicago where one can visit the Art Institute, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and The Adler Planetarium. I would also suggest they explore some of the other neighborhoods on foot and check out some of the small businesses and local music you may not find downtown. Chicago is a great walking city!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There are over 80 full-service restaurants, and hundreds of shops, boutiques, spas and bars in within walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are so many good options in the neighborhood that it is hard to narrow down to one. Depending on what mood I am in there is always something nearby to satisfy a craving; great Cuban and Cafe Laguardia, Sushi from Coast, or Thai at Silom 12. We have a map of favorite lunch and dinner options in the neighborhood that we provide to guests at check-in.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 11 rooms, all with private baths.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.