About this listing
Luxury Hyde Park Condo is the a sheik high rise condo in the heart of Hyde Park, a very diverse middle class working community. The unit is clean, well maintained, modern and styled with great taste. The building is very safe, quiet and peaceful. The unit is stocked with fresh and clean linen/towels and an abundance of cookware. You will feel at peace, which is important for anyone's stay, including my own. The building has a 24hr gym and laundry facility.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: HYDE PARK
Hyde Park is a true Chicago neighborhood. It is probably one of the most diverse and educated community areas within the entire city. Anyone would blend right in - which I think is key when visiting a new place.
PLACES TO EAT:
There are a good number of restaurant options in the area from sushi to Mediterranean along with a few Starbucks sprinkled along the way. There's also a new local movie theater all within walking distance from the condo along 55th, 57th & 53rd, which are main streets within the Hyde Park Community area.
THINGS TO SEE:
Also within walking distance/or short commuting distance to the Smart Museum of Art, Dusable Museum, The Oriental Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Midway Plaisance, University of Chicago, The Museum of Science & Industry and the beautiful lakefront and gorgeous Lake Shore Drive.
Hyde Park is also a very safe community area in part because we have two police departments : the Chicago Police Dept & State of Illinois - University of Chicago police (largest university police unit in the state) in the area.
PUBLIC TRANSIT & BIKE FRIENDLY:
I live close to public transit to the EAST /lakefront (near Museum of Science & Industry) with multiple express buses that run directly downtown along Lake Shore and to the WEST through the park, to the CTA Green/Red Line (which has been re-routed) this summer. In addition, there is a light rail line called Metra that also runs on the hour to downtown from Hyde Park.
If you have a bike with you, there are new bike routes along 55th Street right across the street, that will guide you directly to the lakefront and the populous 16 mile bike/running path towards downtown and beyond.
CENTS $$ & SENSIBILITY:
If you are anything like me, you prefer a place with a reasonable price point, in a good and safe area and minus the hotel tax, city tax, county tax (can't forget about Cook County), excise fees, parking fees, rental car fees, and bloated parking rates (thanks to the previous mayor and his infinite wisdom).
Please keep in mind that this my personal home. I only request that you treat it as if it is yours. Loud music and noise should be kept at a respectful level for the sake of your (our) neighbors.
Unless authorized: Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 11am.
The neighborhood was very diverse, very cool. Only a few blocks from the Metra line, it was an easy walk. The building was nice, good gym available. Apartment was clean and nice, though I would not say it would fit 8 people very comfortably. We easily fit 4 adults, but to get more people would have to bring air mattresses or sleep on couches. Worked well for our purposes though. Thanks!
Great location, smooth checkin. Nice space. Great for visiting UChicago and experiencing best of Hyde Park.
The space was nice and inviting. It made me feel comfortable, and was as pictured. The building was nice, and the area around the building was filled with things to eat and visit. Overall great place to stay, and I would recommend it.
We enjoyed our stay. Clean, attractive, and well located Hyde Park apartment. Shortcomings were the lack of lighting for reading and only one set of keys which was awkward for two couples who were out and about and not always together.
Painless experience, very close to the Metra station, great view of downtown from the smaller bedrooms window. Suprisingly quiet neighborhood. Quick walk to a wide variety of local dining options.
The condo is in a lovely art deco building and is as described, pictured. There's easy access to downtown Chicago by car or bus, and the neighborhood has lots of little shops and restaurants. I often came back past 10 pm from work events in downtown Chicago and felt safe walking from the parking garage to the condo. Marcus contacted me before the rental and was helpful. I will definitely look into renting this condo again.
The accommodation was comfortable and as shown in the picture. Clean and good for short stays
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About the Host, Marcus
One exciting thing that you will know about me is that I am neat freak! Never worry about checking into my place with the fear of uncleanliness. You will appreciate checking into a home that feels like your home. With all the amenities that you would expect to find in your own place. From fresh towels, general toilet trees, complementary water and soft drinks for your pleasure.