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China Doll Guest House
Chicago, Illinois
(Lincoln Park)

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Chicago's finest accommodations for Business Travelers, Family's and Vacationers too.


We offer beautifully-kept and furnished properties, ranging from economical to luxurious, to help you enjoy your stay in Chicago.

We also offer a boat for overnight stays or chartered tours along the Lake Michigan shore.

China Doll feels like home because it is a home, specially designed to make you forget you're on a business trip even as your productivity soars.

From fireplaces to cozy living areas to gourmet kitchens.

You may feel as though your own mom had prepared for your stay.


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We provide a selection of classic movies that can be viewed in the living room or the bedroom, or you can just enjoy some light background music on our full entertainment system.

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You can enjoy dining in the kitchen, in a roomy, cushioned dining area, or outdoors overlooking our lush garden.

Other amenities include washer and dryer, built in ironing board, and shoe shining equipment. For your trips to the beach, Grant Park, or Ravina concerts, we provide chairs, wheeled cooler, umbrella, and towels. Baby equipment provided.

We cherish our guests and hate to turn them away when China Doll is full, so we have begun offering a special treat to those whom we can not serve in the usual way.

China Doll Guest House offers eight beautifully-kept and furnished vacation rental homes in Chicago’s exciting Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Enjoy the friendliness and comforts of a bed and breakfast, the spacious accommodations of a private rental apartment, and the service of an established hotel.

Our short-term vacation rentals range from economical to luxurious to help you enjoy your stay in Chicago. We also offer a boat for overnight stays or chartered tours along the Lake Michigan shore.

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The neighborhood offers a broad range of restaurants, theaters, bars, and live music. Kingston Mines, Chicago Blue, Briar Street Theater, Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan, and the beach are within walking distance.

For The Business Traveler

As a former traveling business executive himself, China Doll owner Jim Haring knows what you need to remain productive during your stay in Chicago. It's all provided for you.

The office areas in all three apartments include a computer with MS Office and high-speed cable Internet access, as well as a scanner, fax, and black-and-white laser printer. Low-cost color laser printing is available via our wireless network, and a photocopier and CD writer are also provided in each office. A color inkjet printer is provided in our garden unit, China Doll III, and color laser printing is available in our main office (2/3 of a block away) accessible via the network.

In the garden unit, China Doll III, a conference area seats four and is equipped with an overhead projector and a wall-mounted television with computer hook-up that allows you to make presentations from your own notebook computer. China Doll I and II, our larger units, also have ample space for meetings and spreading out your work.

Ample stationery is provided for your printing and mailing needs.

Rates and Policies

$245 - 415/night
A $250.00 deposit is due at the time of booking.
If reservation is canceled, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be retained. 14 days prior to your arrival, the deposit is non-refundable unless the apartment is rebooked. 7 days prior to arrival, 50% is due unless the apartment is rebooked
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.
Whenever possible you are welcome to check in early. This depends on if and when we have prior guests checking out. On an early check-in, we may still be completing the housekeeping. You are always welcome to drop off your luggage before your official check-in.
Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Whenever possible, we are happy to grant a later check-out time. This depends on if and when we have new guests checking in, and we do need time to do the housekeeping. You are always welcome to leave your luggage for later pick-up.
We strive to provide an exceptional environment for guests of all ages, and children are welcome. When a child is an "extra guest" beyond those included in the standard nightly rate, a per-night extra-guest charge of $10 applies. We will gladly provide a crib or high chair upon request, as well as safety gates for the stairways, step stools for bathroom vanities, and an assortment of games, toys, and children's DVDs.
Pets are welcome. Our only request is that dogs be kept off the beds and out of the garden. We are happy to provide a large, plush doggie bed, food and water dishes, and for our more active canine friends, a portable kennel upon request for when you have to leave your pet alone inside the apartment. There is a $10 per night surcharge for each pet.
If you are concerned about lingering allergens from prior visitors, upon request, we will steam clean the carpets before you arrive. Please let us know in advance if you will want this free service.
We regret that we can not allow smoking indoors, but you are completely welcome to smoke outdoors on the deck or in the garden.
We will provide weekly housekeeping and linen service. If you can provide a note from your mother swearing that she changed your sheets more frequently, we will gladly live up to your mother's standards.
Laundry Equipment
Please help yourself to the laundry machines located in the basement, and feel free to use the laundry supplies. To keep up with the volume of sheets and towels, we frequently have the machines running and unattended. Do not hesitate to move our loads out.
Laundry Hours:
Weekdays 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Weekends 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
We provide guest passes for the neighborhood street parking zone.
In case you have difficulty finding parking on the street, we have an arrangement with the nursing home right behind our building to allow our guests to park in their lot for $10 per 24-hour period with unlimited in-and-out privileges. The entrance to the lot is on Diversey Ave. opposite Walgreen's pharmacy. You should park in the back of the lot and place one of our visitor's passes on the driver's side dashboard. The lot is frequently full in the middle of the day but starts to empty out by late afternoon.
Garage parking is available on the premises for $10 per night, but must be requested at the time you make your reservation.
Public Transportation
To get around Chicago, a car can be unnecessary or even an expensive nuisance. Many guests simply choose to park their vehicle for the duration of their stay, and instead use public transportation for day-to-day getting around.
China Doll is conveniently located just 3 blocks from the Diversey Ave. Brown Line train stop, block from the #8 Halsted bus, and 2 blocks from either the #22 Clark or #36 Broadway bus. You can purchase CTA visitor's passes at the airport or at www.TransitChicago.com, good for unlimited rides during the period specified. Full fare is now $1.75 plus $0.25 per transfer, so for active travelers, the visitor's pass can be a real bargain. Cabs are readily available everywhere and can even be a bargain compared to the cost of parking your car when you venture downtown.
Health & Fitness
Two local health clubs, the Lincoln Park Fitness Center (444 W. Fullerton Ave.) and the Multiplex Club (3232 N. Halsted St.), offer discounted day passes and short-term memberships for China Doll guests. Ask us for more details.

The ultimate 'home away from home' for the business traveler.
Fantastic for families and vacationers also!

China Doll Guest House is a member of the following associations:
   Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association
   Professional Association of Innkeepers International

 China Doll Guest House
738 W. Schubert
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Fax: 773-525-3929
Email: chinadollchicago@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.chinadollguesthouse.com
Owner and Innkeeper:  Jim Haring

  Hits Since 8/16/07

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