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Freehand Chicago

Tokyo Hotel

Due to elevator capacity, OHC Priority Access passes cannot be accepted at this site.


19 E. Ohio St.




Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available


Ralph C. Harris, 1927


Roman & Williams, 2015


The former Tokyo Hotel has been transformed by Roman & Williams from a dingy relic into a trendy, exciting hotel and hostel. The Freehand offers affordable lodging with high design in the middle of Chicago's bustling nightlife and retail district. It is just the second Freehand property in the world. The building includes both traditional hotel accomodations and hostel-style shared rooms catering to younger travelers. The highlight of the rejuvenated space is the luxurious first floor living room that fuses Prairie-Style and Southwestern designs. Another highlight is the Broken Shaker bar imported from the Freehand's original Miami Beach location.

Behind the Scenes

Tour the Freehand's unique accommodations and peculiar two-story penthouse suite.

Coffee shop discounts for OHC attendees

Cafe Integral—which serves a variety of fine Nicaraguan coffee—will be offering 15% off to OHC attendees.