Modern Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Chicago’s West Loop
The Publishing House is located inside a 110-year-old brick building that has been a publishing house, factory, and holography museum over the decades. This old building received a new life when Kimberly and Shawn bought it, completely remodeled, and reimagined into a modern, urban bed and breakfast, right in the heart of Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
The Publishing House has a contemporary, hip vibe filled with mid-century modern furnishings and stunning pieces of bright artwork. The lofty ceilings throughout the space give the entire place an open feeling that is incredibly inviting.
Space to Lounge
Sometimes, all you want to do is slow down and relax. That is easy to achieve when you stay at The Publishing House, as there are numerous public spaces throughout the building.
You will find a big living room area on the third floor, filled with comfortable couches, barstools, and chairs, centered around a fireplace and piano. There are freshly baked treats, soda, sparkling water, and coffee available throughout the day. The oversized living room offers a unique retreat that is hard to find in a Chicago bed and breakfast in a bustling city.
There is also a media room full of games and entertainment options to entertain kids and adults. If you need a break from city life, there is always something to do in the media room at this Chicago urban bed and breakfast.
Salon and Wine Bar on Site
If you do not want to venture that far out for an enjoyable time, head to The Press Room, a wine bar located in the basement of the Publishing House. The Press Room serves friendly wines, classic cocktails, and familiar yet sophisticated food. You can grab a drink at happy hour or enjoy some delicious dishes at dinner.
If you are getting ready for a special event, be sure to check out the Solo Salon, located on the first floor of The Publishing House. It is the perfect place to get a relaxing spa treatment, get ready for your wedding or special event, or freshen up.
This bed and breakfast has eleven different rooms for you to choose from. In the bathroom, all floors are heated, ensuring that getting ready is always a comfortable experience, no matter the outside temperature.
Guests rave about how incredibly comfortable the beds are, so you are guaranteed to get an excellent night's sleep. Each room has tall ceilings, making even the cozy-sized rooms feel more spacious and open. Big windows set against exposed brick walls let in lots of light. Bold accent colors and hardwood floors pull each space together.
You may recognize the names of the rooms; each room is named after a different famous author and offers a luxury Chicago bed and breakfast experience.
The Publishing House has three cozy rooms: Second City Room, Audrey Room, and the Meno Room. Each of these rooms may be cozy, but they are still comfortable and uniquely decorated. Each room contains a comfortable queen size bed.
If you are looking for a little more space, rent one of the medium-sized rooms, including the Cisneros Room, Bellow Room, and Rooney Room. All the medium and larger rooms are equipped with king-size beds, so you have plenty of space to layout and relax. If you need to get a little work done, there is a small desk area in each room.
If you want space to spread out and relax, go for one of the Publishing House's large rooms, including the Carmen Room, Dybek Room, and Honey Room. All three rooms have little sitting areas, so you have space to read a book, chill, or have a bit of private tea and coffee. The Dybek Room is wheelchair accessible.
If you want to soak your worries away, you will want to book one of the extra-large rooms. Both the Sinclair Room and Everleigh Room have oversized soaking tubs where you can enjoy a nice hot bath. You will also find couches and chairs in each room, providing you with all the space you need to relax, chill out, and unwind. In addition, you can request rollaway beds for these two rooms as well.
All the rooms at The Publishing House are uniquely decorated, creating a cozy and open feeling. You will enjoy cozy fluffy robes, heated floors, and excellent wireless internet no matter what room you book.
In addition to the traditional bed and breakfast room offerings, The Publishing House can also be booked for private events. Each year, dozens of couples choose to get married at The Publishing House. You can rent the space for the wedding and even rent out the entire inn for your guests.
The Publishing House has many public spaces, making it great for corporate groups to hold team-building events, host a conference, or provide excellent accommodations for out-of-town corporate guests.
The dining room space is ample, beautiful, and ideal for hosting special
birthdays and reunions with family and friends.
Breakfast Worth Staying in For
Located in Chicago's West Loop, there is no shortage of places to head out for breakfast or brunch. However, the best place to grab breakfast in the area is in the dining room of The Publishing House. The two most common words to describe the breakfast by guests are unique and delicious. Each breakfast is specially cooked-to-order just for you.
There are the typical cold breakfast choices for those that prefer a bowl of cereal or fresh fruit to start the day. However, if you are looking for something a little more special, you will not be disappointed. You can enjoy both savory and sweet hot breakfast dishes, such as smoked salmon and soft scrambled eggs on toast.
Have a special diet? No worries! The amazing kitchen staff can easily accommodate different diets and dietary needs. They make delicious gluten-free baked goods and always have vegetarian breakfast options to choose from.
Some fresh-baked pastries and treats are available for you to grab throughout the day.
Plenty of Nearby Restaurants and Nightlife Options
One of the best things about staying at The Publishing House is how you can conveniently enjoy Chicago's West Loop; a former industrial zone turned into a dining and nightlight hotspot.
There are numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, and live music venues within walking distance. On top of that, there are many upscale boutiques that you can only find in Chicago.
You will have to stop at Time Out Market Chicago, where you can taste creations from a wide range of Chicago's top chefs.
If you love BBQ food, check out SoJu BBQ, which serves high-caliber cuts of meat with a Korean influence. If you want award-winning Italian food, stop by Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio. If you are craving a pizza, grab a slice at Bonci Pizzeria. If you wish to try some bar food with upscale flavor, check out Bandit.
Lots of Entertainment Options
There are many entertainment options outside of bars and pubs in Chicago's West Loop. Emporium Fulton Market is great if you enjoy old-school arcade games, foosball, air hockey, and pool tables. At Brooklyn Boulders, you can scale a range of climbing walls.
If you are looking for something to do that you will never forget, stop by Bad Axe Throwing, where you throw axes at a target.
Want a little culture? Stop by the National Hellenic Museum, the only Greek American museum in the country. At Kavi Gupta Gallery, where you will find work by emerging and mid-career artists.
Stop by Union Park and take in a music festival, swim in the pool in the summer, or hit up the basketball and tennis courts.
A Mile from the United Center
Suppose you are looking to catch an event at the United Center. In that case, The Publishing House is only a mile away, making it a quick walk or ride to a Chicago Bulls basketball game, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey game, or one of the numerous concerts or events hosted in the United Center throughout the year.
The Publishing House is owned by Kimberly Lowery and Shawn Uldridge. They were inspired by their own experiences as avid travelers and backpackers to open a bed and breakfast that felt like staying in your best friend's house if your best friend was a stylish interior design.
Kimberly and the other staff members at The Publishing House go out of their way to make each guest feel like they are staying with a friend. If you need recommendations on what to do or where to go, the innkeepers will be more than glad to point you in the right direction.
The Publishing House feels like a hostel for adults, with space to hang out with fellow guests by the fireplace or over breakfast while also providing you with private rooms to relax in. It has the vibe of staying at a best friend's house, with the amenities you would only get at a 5-star hotel. It is the perfect Chicago bed and breakfast.
Amenities and Activities
- Continental Breakfast
- Homestyle Cooking
- Smart TV
- Air Conditioning
- Blackout Drapes
- Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Ironing Board
- Boating and Watercraft
- Golf Course
- Ice Skating
- Live Entertainment
- Movie Theatre
- Laundry Service
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