Directions to Old Town Chicago Bed & Breakfast Inn
1442 N. North Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610 312-440-9268

Location
Old Town Chicago Bed & Breakfast Inn, at No. 1442 N. North Park Avenue, is on a 2 block long north / south street, 300 west on the Chicago grid, two blocks west of Wells Street and one block east of Orleans Street. The east / west cross streets are North Avenue, IL Route 64 on the north (1600n) and Schiller Street (1400 north) on the south. You will recognize us as a 40-foot tall red brick building with a wrought iron fence and plantings on the parkway, a driveway cut in front surrounded by yellow bumper guards and a black garage door just off the sidewalk. The "front" door entrance is on a path on the north edge of the building. Ring the bell.

Directions - Public Transportation
If you plan to use Chicago's excellent public transportation system to get around town, consider buying a visitor pass from the dispensing machines at the airport or Amtrak station. Otherwise, buy a standard fare transit card for $1.50 and, if needed, a transfer card for an additional 30 cents. All rapid transit cars have route and station maps over the doors where you can look for your stop. From the airports, the end of the rapid transit line is at the airports, so board the next train departing. If traveling by bus, ask the driver to call your stop.

From O'Hare Airport, a transfer is needed. Follow signs to Trains to City. Take the Blue Line to Damen Avenue. Exit to street level, turn left and then bear left to North Ave. (Illinois Route 64) without crossing a street. Board the No. 72 North Avenue bus (the only North Avenue bus line) using your transfer, and travel about 2 miles east to N. North Park Avenue. Walk south (straight ahead) to the B&B at No. 1442.

From Midway Airport, a transfer is not needed. Take the Orange Line to the Chicago Loop, Clark / Lake stop, exit the Orange Line train and board the next Brown Line train. Take the Brown Line to Sedgwick (the third stop from Clark / Lake). Exit to street level, turn left to North Avenue, a few doors to the north, turn right (east) onto North Avenue, walk two blocks east (past Orleans Street) to N. North Park Avenue, and turn right onto North Park Avenue to the B&B at No. 1442.

From the Amtrak Station, exit at South / East Exit and walk east on Jackson Blvd. to Wells Street, about 2-3 blocks. Turn left (north) onto Wells Street and walk 1/2 block to the Wells Street / Quincy Street "El" stop. Take the Brown Line to Sedgwick (the third stop out of the business district, also called the "Loop" because the elevated trains loop around). Exit to street level, turn left to North Avenue, a few doors to the north, turn right (east) onto North Avenue, walk two blocks east (past Orleans Street) to N. North Park Avenue, and turn right onto N. North Park Avenue to the B&B at No. 1442.

 

Directions - Taxi
Advise the driver of our address and location as stated at Location, above. A printout of the Location and Neighborhood Map might come in handy. While N. North Park Avenue is easy to get to, the street is only 6 blocks long and does not necessarily have the great name recognition enjoyed by all surrounding streets. Driving time from O'Hare and Midway airports is about 30 minutes and should cost roughly $30. Driving time from the Amtrak station is about 10 minutes.

Directions - Auto
From I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) coming from the north or south, exit at #48B, North Avenue (Illinois Route 64), and head east (if coming from the north, turn left, if coming from the south, turn right). Travel about 1 1/2 miles to N. North Park Avenue. You will pass a Home Depot on your left, cross a leg of the Chicago River, pass a Crate & Barrel on your left, pass a Marcello's Father & Son restaurant on your right, pass Sedgwick Street (a stoplight street), pass Orleans Street and come to N. North Park Avenue. Turn right (south) to the B&B at No. 1442.

From IL Hwy 41 (Lake Shore Drive) coming from the north or south, exit at LaSalle Drive / North Avenue, (Illinois Route 64), travel west on LaSalle Drive through Lincoln Park, bear and turn left (south) onto LaSalle Drive and immediately bear right as you will need to turn right (west) one block south onto North Avenue. Turn right (west) onto North Avenue and immediately bear left, as you will have to turn left onto N. North Park Avenue. Go past Wells Street, and turn left at the first opportunity, onto North Park Avenue. Travel south the equivalent of a city block to No. 1442.

From O'Hare Airport, follow signs to "City" or "Chicago," I-90/94 going south. Follow Directions - Auto above for I-90/94 coming from the north.

From Midway Airport, drive north on Cicero Avenue to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), merge onto 1-55 and follow signs to I-90/94, merge on to I-90/94 W via exit #292A toward Wisconsin, exit at Ohio Street, #50B, turn slight left onto W. Ohio Street, turn left onto N. LaSalle Blvd./LaSalle Street, turn left onto Schiller Street, two blocks north of Division, pass Wells Street and Wieland Street and turn right onto N. North Park Avenue to No. 1442.


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