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Prague Palace Chic River North Apartment by Short Stay

39 reviews

  • Entire home/flat

    Entire home/flat

  • Guests

    10 guests

  • Bedrooms

    3 Bedrooms

  • Beds

    6 Beds

Cook meals in a radiant, marble-clad kitchen and dine alfresco on a balcony offering stunning city vistas. After a game of pool in the common room, unwind on a modern sofa amid the chic furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows of this hip apartment.

The space

Built in the mid-1920s, The Ardus building has been revamped to accommodate 149 apartments with amenities abound. You may enjoy our rooftop deck and lounge, fitness club, updated lobby which extends into a Heritage coffee and bike repair shop, and bike storage plus the added benefits that come along with being a Livly Short Stay guest.

This giant 3br duplex will make you feel like you're living in a stand-alone home in the middle of the city! Kick back on the couch and watch the smart TV, complete with basic cable and ROKU for you to sign into your own Netflix or Hulu accounts during your stay.

The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, silverware, plates, bowls, cups, knives, a cutting board, salt and pepper, olive oil, black tea and honey. There are great markets nearby if you feel the culinary inspiration. Lightly caffeinated seltzer is also in the fridge for you to enjoy. Every room is supplied with a french press coffee maker, coffee, and cream and sugar – for however you take it.

You and your guests will enjoy three separate bedrooms, three with queen sized beds! All three are the perfect place to relax in a bright and spacious duplexed bedroom with plenty of closet space to unpack, even if you're only here for a few days.

Bring culinary inspiration to life on your private deck with outdoor grilling station!

The fitness center is equipped with free weights, strength training and cardio machines, you don’t have to skip leg day on your vacation (if you don’t want to). Personal training sessions and Group fitness classes are available upon request, please contact your host for additional information.

Guest access

The entire home as well as all building amenities are for you to enjoy!

Interaction with guests

We are off-site but available when needed. The best way to reach us is by emailing [email protected]! In case of maintenance emergency, the in-unit home guide will detail phone numbers of who to call immediately.

Other things to note

Check in time is between 3pm-7pm
Check out time is 11am

This is an elevator building.


  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Elevator in building
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Bed linens
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Garden or backyard
  • Long term stays allowed
  • kettle
  • Hot water

House Rules

General Rules
-Please treat the home as if it is your own.
-Please respect our guest limit capacity of 8 people.
-Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property.
-If you accidentally damage anything during your stay, please contact the host for your safety and the future safety of the next guest.
-We pride ourselves on being green and would appreciate you turning off the TV and lights when you check-out.
-Please remember to sign out of any ROKU apps you utilized via your personal accounts before departing.

Quiet Hours
Quiet hours are between 10p-8a.
This is a residential building and ask that for the respect of permanent tenants basic courtesies of being mindful of your noise levels and not congregating in hallways outside of the unit be observed.

Please be advised that this home is equipped with NoiseAware. NoiseAware works like a smoke detector, but for noise. The sensor tracks the decibel levels in this home, evaluates other risk factors and will send an alert if there are excess noise levels detected. Please do not unplug the device.

Receiving a noise complaint from the building or the device can result in the forfeiture of your stay and a $1000 fine.

No Smoking
The home (and entire building including outdoor common areas) is designated as a strictly smoke-free community. There will be a $500 fee imposed if you choose to smoke in the building. Please respect our policy and step outside the vicinity.

Key Fob
The key fob is your way of accessing everything from your short-stay apartment to the amenity spaces in the building. If you happen to lose your key fob, you will be charged $75.

Please be advised that the building exterior and common spaces are equipped with surveillance devices. Please respect the building and its community.

Contact your host immediately with any issues. An emergency maintenance number is provided in the home guide for any building issues that involve water or hazards in the home.

For medical, fire and police related emergencies please call 911.

39 Reviews on Airbnb

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Great apartment, the location is amazing you can walk to every where downtown. Super spacious and stylish, we really enjoy staying there

Beautiful, well appointed 3 bedroom apartment. Great location near restaurants, shopping, the Mile and business district. Lots to do and easy to get around if you enjoy walking. There is a terrific little coffee shop in the lobby and lots of people had small dogs. Buyer beware, however because the cost of this stay was 63% more than the listed, due to cleaning fee, service fee and taxes.

We booked for a family (5) Thanksgiving weekend and it was perfect! Adult children + 1’s and the sleeping arrangements were just right. Had good bonding, tech free time which was something to be thankful for. Wish weather had been better to enjoy deck but will try to book again for a warmer weather stay. Everything was clean, well appointed and meet all our needs. Thanks Short Stay for a great experience!

Stunning unit and such a great location. Lots of great restaurants and sites nearby. During warm weather it would have been wonderful to spend time on the gorgeous terrace. Overall a very positive experience. Really loved the vibe of the coffee shop in the lobby — it always smelled great and lots of young people using it for a casual work spot.

Absolutely fantastic location and place. The style was great. Layout was wonderful. Will definitely stay again.

Beautiful spacious comfortable apartment. We felt right at home! Loved it!

This Airbnb was totally worth the price. My best friends and I came to Chicago for a wedding, and we all couldn't have been more pleased with the Airbnb. This place has the whole package; location was perfect, the place was spotlessly clean, and all of the beds (including the pullout couch) was comfortable. The bathroom on the main floor didn't work upon check-in, but the hosts responded as soon as I messaged them, and quickly fixed the light while we were out exploring Chicago. Heritage coffee is on the main floor of this building, which was a huge plus as well.

Amazing place! Exceeded our expectations- we didn’t want to leave!

Talk about wow! Feel like this place should be in a magazine! Outdoor lanai is a highlight! Our stay was wonderful, will look to book again in the future!

Great place, comfortable beds, and excellent location

This place is amazing! Updated accommodations and the beds are super comfy! Loved cooking in the kitchen and hated to leave! Can’t wait to return soon!

Beautiful apartment, furnished with everything needed, clean, very spacious and modern with 3 BR and 2.5 restrooms! Wonderful balcony with a table for 6 and a barbecue. Spectacular view from 2 BR and from the living room. Amazing location, few steps away from Magnificent Mile and from metro to downtown and Millenium and Grant Park. The building has a comfortable gym and rooftop open to all guests. Checkin and checkout was really easy and completely automated. Communication with the host super fast.

By far and away the best Air Bnb we’ve ever stayed in! We spent three nights at @shortstay with five girls flying in from San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York and were blown away by how clean and stylish this fabulous three bedroom Air Bnb was...The rooftop terrace and the lounge on the eighth floor were also amazing! On a recommendation by Short Stay we went to foxtrot – a gourmet grocery store - to stock up on cheese plates wine and other necessities which were all delicious! The kitchen had everything to prepare appetizers & breakfast. Coffee was bonus (so good). The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the bathrooms were all very well appointed. The open concept kitchen /dining area/ lounge area were fantastic for kicking back after a busy day in Chicago. Views from roof top terrace were urban chic. In terms of location it was great: we walked. to the architecture boat tour, the secret food tour and a ton of spots for great cuisine, shopping & art institute. Check in and out was very easy. After checking out we went to a restaurant a half a block away for brunch called Pacific Standard Time. The food was a treat (eggs Benedict & avocado toast biggest hits) and they even checked our bags. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. If you’re going to be in Chicago this is the place to stay!

Fantastic! I loved it snd didn’t want to leave! It will be my place to stay on future trips to Chicago!!

Amazing place with great location. Home away from home.

The property is lovely. It is a two story unit, so that’s something to note if stairs are an issue. The beds: they are firm. If you like a firm bed, you will be fine. After asking Short Stay to provide or pay for a mattress pad for one of the three beds (they refused), we went out and purchased one. We then slept well the next few nights. I wish they would keep one in a closet there for people who have the same issue. Also to note, the main bathroom upstairs has awful lighting. So dim and hard to see. You won’t be able to do your makeup in there. This property is beautiful and spacious. You will be happy to spend time here. They have done a great job with this rental!

Great place and location by River North. Highly recommended.

Everything is great. Location is close to everything, rooms are clean and stylish. Look forward to another stay here!

Very nice, clean, comfy beds, very nice balcony with 6 top table and gas grill. Highly recommend

Beautiful, spacious place that is perfect for a group. Absolutely loved the outdoor patio. Prime location. Just be conscious that there is no flexibility for early check in or late check out.

Great place. Good location, really nice building, very clean, spacious and quiet.

Nice place, great location, felt new, great patio.

Great 3 bedroom place. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs while the living, kitchen and entertaining areas are downstairs. Would definitely stay her again.

Beautiful, large space within easy walking distance to the Mart. This was the perfect location for my 2 co-workers and I. We each got our own room and bathroom, had common space and a large outdoor deck with BBQ! The interior is tastefully decorated with every amenity available. I’d stay again!

Great Unit - Great location

we had a great time staying here, we took in a cubs game on friday afternoon. took an uber over and it was about 15 minutes to wrigley. also its close to alot of places we like to eat, malnati's, portillos, weber's, ditka's and others. shopping and michigan avenue aint far! the common areas of the building are awesome. the building was clean and well maintained. we would stay here again for sure.

This is a beautiful unit! It was even more spacious than what we expected based on the photos. And it has an amazing patio. The unit is incredibly clean and located in a fantastic location. It is walking distance to TONS of restaurants, shopping, etc. Our only challenge was getting in, which lasted all of two minutes. The directions to get the key were easy to follow, but we didn’t know that you have to go through the coffee shop to enter. Other than that, it was fabulous! I will absolutely consider it when I come again.

Just as expected. Nice place to stay.

We had an amazing experience at this home!! Not one negative thing to say about this Airbnb! It was very clean, modern and spacious. It was supplied with most everything you would need to prepare your own meals! Has a very nice balcony that was perfect for eating dinner on. Like I said, we had a fabulous stay and we plan to try to stay there again in the future!

Great place, A++++ would recommend

Beautiful spot in a great location.

We had a great stay at the apt! Very clean, nice and spacious, tall ceilings. There's a nice outdoor space off of the living room, and it was nice having 2.5 bathrooms in the apt! Would definitely stay here again next time I'm in town.

We had such a great experience at this location! It was beautiful, clean, and so comfortable. We felt like we were at a resort away from home! We slept so well because the beds were extremely comfortable! We will almost definitely stay again!!!!

Beautiful space with lots of room and perfect location.

This was a wonderful home! Great location, very clean, and the host was helpful.


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