The Hansen House Mansion

164 W. Eugenie St. (N. Wells St.) Chicago IL

A historic home offering a memorable stay.

The Hansen House Mansion

Old Town is one of Chicago’s most prestigious neighborhoods, and The Hansen House Mansion one of its most prestigious homes. One of twelve L-shaped mansions designed for this block in 1886 by renowned architect Harald Marius Hansen --- and one of only five that survived --- this property is now a charming bed-and-breakfast that caters to urban explorers, history lovers and architecture buffs. Hansen’s residence until his death in 1921, it is within walking distance of the Chicago History Museum, not to mention numerous other historical sites, including that of Al Capone’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at 2122 N. Clark St. If you’re interested, the innkeeper can arrange a private walking tour of the neighborhood, courtesy of a local guide. You don’t have to love history, however, to appreciate this home’s location, which is a stone’s throw from downtown, Lincoln Park and tons of local nightlife, including Chicago’s famous Second City improv theater. Nor do you have to love history to enjoy the mansion’s comfortable accommodations, which are well-appointed with all the basics (and some not-so-basics, such as antique claw foot bathtubs). Perhaps the only drawback is parking: Although it's free, there isn’t a lot. Instead, guests must borrow a residential parking pass from the innkeeper and comb the busy streets for an empty spot.

Hotel Information


164 W. Eugenie St. (N. Wells St.) Chicago IL 60614 U.S.


773-871-6020, 773-675-2620 Hotel’s Website

Hotel Features

Bed and Breakfast Complimentary breakfast

Hotel Rates

Singles, Doubles & Suites $115-$800


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