Thoroughly recommended. The location is perfect for both the city and exploring Wicker Park, the fantastic, laid back suburb in which Two Urns is located. It has a wide selection of good restaurants, bars and interesting independent shops within a short walk. Two Urns itself is very comfortable. It is clean, has a wonderful sun deck to the rear and Kapra is a great host. I was made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The breakfasts really set you up for the day too!
House of Two Urns
Chicago, IL 60642-3318
United States of America
Innkeeper(s): Kapra Fleming and Miguel Lopez Lemus
Circa 1912. This historic townhouse offers guests a unique experience in the Windy City. The house is built in late Victorian style, and innkeeper Kapra Fleming has decorated the B&B in an eclectic style with...
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86% would stay again
Last reviewed on1/1/2012
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What a great location – close to the subway, near to unique stores, cafes, and restaurants. The elegant dining room and unrushed pace of the service make for a delightful start to the day. We also enjoyed the company of other guests at the tasty breakfasts. The room was perfect. A comfy bed, well equipped bathroom, and access to a small kitchen allowed a home like experience to our vacation in Chicago.
I have stayed at the House of Two Urns several times. Every time I do, I find the place immaculately clean, the artwork interesting and fun, the food amazing, and of course the hosts are welcoming, hospitable, and fill the place with warmth and care.
I recently stayed at the House of Two Urns while attending a 1-day seminar in Chicago. It was centrally located between downtown and the suburbs, and there were food and entertainment places within walking distance. My room was spacious, clean, and felt more like visiting a family member than being in a strange room. I had the large room on the top floor which included my own private bath. The owner was readily available for questions and made terrific suggestions on transportation and local info. Plus, the complimentary breakfast was yummy! I would highly recommend the House of Two Urns for anyone traveling to Chicago. My husband and I will definitely stay there the next time we visit the city!
As the new season approaches, we wanted to alert any fellow B&B lovers, tourists, and business professionals about House of Two Urns’ unethical practices, making light of guest preferences and their interest in money over repeat guests. I suspect after the incident with us in 2010, House of Two Urns has tried desperately to demonstrate good client relations. Nevertheless, if a B&B owner treats even one of their guests or potential guests poorly, and dismisses the guests concerns repeatedly and publicly, in addition to making fun of the guests, this behavior demonstrates unethical business practices. We booked through Priceline and despite 3 days of emails and phone calls, Kapra only answered the phone after the cancellation grace period ended; so we were not able verify the conditions of the room and B&B based on the misrepresentations from their website. Kapra refused to return our money until our credit card company intervened, and in the end, she still kept half the room charges. We scrambled and booked at a great Chicago establishment and even extended our stay several more nights. We warn all our B&B loving friends about this shocking experience. It is important that anyone even considering a stay with this B&B, regardless of any positive reviews they read, should Buyer Beware and know the truth about what they are capable of within their business practices. Very simply, a sincere apology and a full refund from Kapra for not answering her phone in time for us to cancel within the grace period, if they could not accommodate us, would have created lifetime customer evangelists with our broad word-of-mouth scope. Constructive Criticism/Suggestion: Put guests first. Do whatever it takes to satisfy the guest, especially new and potential guests. Never speak ill of a guest. Answer business phones—no excuses—and/or return emails and voicemails. And never, ever, let money come between the best customer experience possible.
wonderful B&B! We were looking for the B&B with the best breakfast and we found it at Two Urns. Also, they thought of every amenity possible including a pillow menu, an alarm clock menu, and even nice background jazz music during breakfast. Very beautiful and tasteful B&B with very considerate service. Great location to boot. Highly recommended.
This B&B is very charming! It's only about two blocks away from the subway. The breakfast every morning was delightful. I would surely come back and recommend it highly!