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Accommodations and Dining

A view of a single occupancy section of a Pullman car. From the Newberry’s Pullman Company Records. 


The Newberry has negotiated discounted rates for its visitors with several hotels. To receive these special rates, tell the reservation clerk that you are with the Newberry. This list of accommodations is a convenience to visitors; it does not constitute an endorsement by the Newberry. Most of the following hotels are within walking distance of the library; be sure to confirm the location on a map before making reservations.

You may also wish to compare options and prices from discount hotel brokers online, such as Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, and Hotwire.

Fellows looking for additional short-term and long-term housing options may contact

The rates listed below are not applicable to group reservations for weddings.

For information about dining options in the area, please scroll to the bottom of the page.


The rates below do not include 17.4% hotel tax for stays of less than 30 days, or 4.5% for stays of 30 days or longer.

Ambassador Hotel Chicago Hotel

1301 N. State Parkway

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-787-3700

The Ambassador offers 15% off the best available rate on their website for Newberry guests from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Make reservations online through this link to receive the discount, or by calling 1-888-506-3471 or 312-387-7200. Be sure to mention the Newberry Library to receive these special rates.

Best Western River North

125 West Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 800-727-0800

Fax: 312-467-1665


The Best Western River North features freshly renovated guestrooms, pool area, and sundeck, and includes complimentary breakfast. Newberry guests receive free on-site parking for standard vehicles with in/out privileges, free wi-fi, and a complementary breakfast voucher. 2022 rates are $85/night from January to March, $139/night from April to October, and $85/night from November to December.

Claridge House

1244 North Dearborn Parkway

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-787-4980

About six blocks directly north of the library, Claridge House offers free wireless high-speed Internet connection, coffee maker in all rooms, complimentary health club access, handicapped accessible rooms, and an on-site nail salon and spa. Claridge House offers a 15% discount off the best available rates on their website to Newberry guests.

The Talbott Hotel

20 East Delaware Place

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-397-3619

Only two blocks from the Newberry, the Talbott offers free wireless high-speed internet connection, as well as daily complimentary coffee service in the lobby and complimentary health club access. Handicapped accessible. Newberry guests will receive a 20% discount for Queen, King, Double Queen, Studio King, or Junior Suites between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. Make online reservations here.

The Whitehall Hotel

105 East Delaware Place

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-944-6300

Four blocks from the Newberry, the Whitehall Hotel offers free wireless internet access, local calls, newspaper, morning coffee or tea in the lobby, and sedan drop-off service within a two-mile radius. The hotel also has a fitness and business center. Newberry guests may call to inquire about special reduced rates for the Newberry, or make online reservations here.

Short-term Corporate Housing

The following companies provide housing for longer stays. Rates and availability may vary by location.

Manilow Suites

Four locations in the neighborhood surrounding the Newberry

Chicago, IL 60601


Manilow Suites offers fully furnished apartments for short- and long-term stays, with several locations blocks away from the Newberry Library. Linens, kitchen ware, wireless internet, electronics and weekly housekeeping included. Security deposits and background checks are waived for Newberry guests. Rates vary by location and season, ranging from $117/night to $169/night for studios, to $199/night to $329/night for two-bedroom apartments. Stays longer than 30 days are exempt from any room tax.

National Corporate Housing

39 S. LaSalle Street, #1505

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-489-2102

National Corporate Housing offers fully-furnished short-term residence options. Many locations are a short walk or train ride to the Newberry Library. National Corporate Housing apartments include furniture, housewares, cable, high-speed internet, and local phone service. One bedrooms are available for $125-$160/day and two bedrooms are available for $185-215/day. There is a 1% tax on stays 30 days or more and a 20.42% tax on stays less than 30 days. Guests are able to take advantage of all the property’s amenities. Please contact Andrea Grabau, or 630-282-7400.

Premier Luxury Suites

Locations in River North: 1 W Superior and 343 W Wolf Point Plaza

Chicago, IL 60654


Premier Luxury Suites provides fully furnished apartments for short- and long-term stays; three-night minimum. There are two locations in River North within blocks of the Newberry, and two additional locations in Streeterville. Security deposits and background checks generally waived for Newberry guests. The Newberry rate for stays less than 30 days for 2021-22 is $155/night for a one bedroom plus 17.4% tax. One Superior Place also has two-bedroom apartments available for $205/night plus tax. The Newberry rate for stays of 30 days or more are tax exempt and $143/night for one bedrooms and $186/night for two bedrooms. Parking available for an additional fee.


Canterbury Court Apartments

Leasing Office

1220 North State Parkway

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Phone: 312-944-4900

Fax: 312-944-4931

E Mail: or

Four blocks from Newberry. Rentals from one month to one year, both furnished and unfurnished. All studio and one bedroom apartments come with kitchens, private bathrooms with tub & shower, large walk-in closets, high ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting, mini-blinds on all windows, and outlets for cable TV, phone, and high-speed internet. Air Conditioning is optional at $160 monthly. Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens and kitchen supplies. The negotiated Newberry rates for summer 2022 are $1,650/month for a studio; $2,100 for a one bedroom. All other months are $1500/month for a studio and $1950/month for a one bedroom. Rates are based on single person occupancy. Availability subject to change.

70 E Walton

Chicago, IL 60610


Two blocks from the Newberry. Luxury, furnished, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available for short-term rental (minimum of 30 days). Apartments include TVs, linens, high-end kitchen appliances, and kitchen essentials like dishes, flatware, pots, pans, and more. Each apartment has an in-unit washer and drier. Basic utilities included (electric, gas, hot water, cable, high speed internet). One-bedroom apartments range from $5,000-$5,300/month. To reserve, call the number above and mention you were referred by the Newberry Library for a 10% discount.

Dormitories and Hostels

Though in the Loop, these options are close to the Red Line subway or “El,” which allows for an easy commute to the Newberry. Rates do not include tax.

The J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312) 360-0300

Fax: (312) 360-0313

Reservations and rates (subject to change): $34/person in dorm room, $119 and up for private room. Guests receive complimentary breakfast, bed linens, towel, and pillow. Visit for more information.

Loyola University Baumhart Hall

26 E. Pearson St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) -915-6177

Contact: Judy Sunvold,

Loyola Lodging has two offerings for Newberry guests:

  • Summer residential full apartment rates:
    • $99.00/night with a 30 + night stay
    • $105.00 (plus tax)/night with a stay 7-29 nights.
    • $135.00 (plus tax)/night with a stay 1-6 nights.

  • Hotel 2 bedroom apartments:
    • $115.00/night with a 30 + night stay
    • $174.93 (tax included)/night with a stay 7-29 nights
    • $280.59 (tax included)/night with a stay 1-6 nights.

Roosevelt University Wabash Building

425 South Wabash

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312) 341-2100 or

Most rooms have private bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Each bedroom has an extra-long twin bed, desk, and mini-fridge with microwave. Bed linens are changed weekly, and room cleaning is available for $30. Rooms offer a view of downtown Chicago and/or Lake Michigan. Rates vary depending on length of stay, but start at $70 a night. For stays of thirty days or more, hotel tax is waived. Facilities in the building include meeting rooms, community kitchen with oven and range (pots and pans are available for check-out), laundry operated by coin or credit card, large fitness center, cafeteria, and free wireless Internet throughout the building.

University Center Chicago


525 South State

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (877) 4-UCC-INFO or

During summer months, early May through mid-August, University Center offers full-service overnight accommodations for groups and individuals, including use of the building’s recreation area, fitness center, outdoor terrace, dining room, and laundry facilities. There is 24-hour security staff and summer front desk service. Summer housing units offered include four-bedroom apartments and suite-style rooms. Apartment-style units have fully-equipped kitchens with microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove, as well as a living and dining area. Suite-style units have access to common kitchenette and lounge areas located on each floor. All units are fully furnished and include utilities, air-conditioning and high speed internet. Amenities may include linen and cleaning service based upon the term of stay. Minimum occupancy requirements may apply. Housing options are based upon availability and not guaranteed.

Online Apartment Finders

When searching for apartments online, it may help you to know that our neighborhood is known variously as “River North,” “Near North,” or “Gold Coast.” The borders of these areas are not fixed, but places listed in these neighborhoods should be within walking distance of the Newberry. See a list of Chicago neighborhoods.

Craigslist has a list of current sublets, exchanges, and rentals. Other websites provide more selective lists of rooms and apartments to sublet for shorter periods. The vacation rental site Airbnb also has many available rooms/properties in the city.

Chicago Apartment Finders can help with locating sublets; call 1-888-346-3377 and let them know that you are interested in short-term housing. One former Newberry fellow highly recommends and Apartment Ratings. Another recommends, which charges a fee, but has a good range of apartments. Hotpads also lists available sublets.

Sabbatical Homes has listings of sublet, exchange, and house-sitting opportunities, usually close to the University of Chicago or Northwestern University, but also elsewhere in Chicago. Most listings are for six months or longer.

Other options include:

See also Chicago-specific listings at:


The Newberry is located near many casual and fine dining establishments. To search for cuisines, locations, price ranges, and reviews for restaurants near the Newberry visit Yelp, Metromix, or Open Table.

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