This grand 1886 home is located blocks away from busy Clark Street and Lincoln Avenue -- both full of shops, restaurants, and bars. While the inn is charming enough, the true selling point is its hosts, Andy and Mary Shaw. He's a well-known local television reporter, while she has more than 20 years of experience in the Chicago bed-and-breakfast business. Together, they are excellent resources for anyone who wants to get beyond the usual tourist sites. The remodeled Victorian home has five rooms in the main house and three apartment suites in a coach house. Two of the coach-house apartments can sleep four: two in an upstairs bedroom and two on a bed that folds up against the wall. In good weather, guests are invited to eat breakfast on the back porch or in the garden between the main house and the coach house.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010