Most people can relate to the excitement of when their city is featured on the big screen. 

It’s personal, nostalgic, cool and spurs lots of conversation along the lines of: 

-You’d never take LSD to the Western Suburbs. 


-That Chicago accent is fake [it’s ahhhn the lake not awhn the lake].

To more positive reactions, like: 

-They nailed the vibe of the Loop in the Ferris Bueller parade scene.


-Of course they’d hit Margie’s Candies for the most delectable sundae in the city! 

It’s a huge source of pride that Chicago continues to have a robust theater and film community. Dick Wolf consistently churns out a number of shows set in Chicago that viewers across the country crave [Chicago Med, Chicago PD and Chicago Fire]. Lena Waithe created The Chi – a Showtime hit that’s entering a celebrated, sixth season. Big thanks to the Chicago Film Office, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, for leading the city’s effort to attract and support the production of feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries and all forms of screen entertainment to be produced in Chicago. 

Lucky for us, Cinespace Studios [the premier studio and service provider in the Midwest for film, TV and commercials] is just a few miles from The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy

“Actors, families, agents and film industry professionals need a place to stay that’s super close to Cinespace with a vibe that feels good. We knew that this building [the former National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame] was ideal for our fourth location because it’s an interesting, historic space in a prime location. Little Italy is home to everything that gives the city soul— incredible people, restaurants and culture — all in close proximity to Cinespace,” says Jonathan Gordon, Founder and CEO of The Neighborhood Hotel. “Our hotel is clean, comfortable and filled with thoughtful details.”

Some of those touches include: full kitchens in every suite, Metric coffee grounds and Moccamaster brewers, throw blankets made by The Weaving Mill [a local company that also supports Envision Unlimited — a nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabilities]. Unique details are also reflected in the Gibsons seasoning salt in every pantry, a guide to the neighborhood with tips from long time locals on each coffee table, even bocce balls to use on the courts next door. 

Back to the ideal location: the goal is for guests to feel the spirit and warmth of a dynamic neighborhood that’s very close to public transportation and extremely walkable. 

The Neighborhood Hotel team wants guests to feel comfortable in a place where the vibrance of the neighborhood is felt while getting around the city is easy. 

“We realize that many of our guests are staying purely for fun but some are here for work. We want to support everyone which is why we double down on the things that might seem small,” Gordon says. 

“Quite simply: details matter.” 


– Fully Equipped Kitchens

– A/C 

– Smart TV (w/ YouTube TV!)

– Yoga Mat

– Hairdryer

– Moccamaster Coffee Machines w/ Local Beans 

– Private Patio (select suites)

– Malin + Goetz Bath Products

– Washer/Dryer

– Bath Towels

– Steamer

About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded by travel enthusiasts who enjoy spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchenettes, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel aims to transform old buildings with cool history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh + fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The Neighborhood Hotel serves as a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill.The suites are simple + clean punctuated by accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening), New Buffalo, MI and Grand Beach, MI.

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The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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