Innovative Design and Community-driven Atmosphere
Freehand Chicago touts itself as a combination of hostel culture, innovative design and a community-driven atmosphere. This boutique hotel in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood is a win because it gives you a smaller, more personal feel than a large, traditional hotel and it offers choices. Traveling solo and don’t want to pay premium hotel rates on marathon weekend? Consider their hostel-like option and share a room with others. Traveling with a couple of other runners and want to save your money for fine dining? Consider their quad rooms with four twin-size bunk beds and en suite bathroom. Like the idea of a smaller hotel but want more space? The Freehand has traditional queen and king rooms, as well as suite options.
I’m a three-time Chicago Marathon finisher. I’ve also finished several half marathons in Chicago and Duluth, MN. I run for Chicago Lights, which provides hope and opportunity to Chicago children, youth and adults who face the challenges of poverty. I’ve been involved with Chicago Lights for more than 5 years, including as a tutor and an Associate Board Member.