Self Storage 1 - Lincoln Park, Chicago | Low Rates - Available Now

Self Storage 1 - Lincoln Park

2001 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
85 reviews
We are experiencing high demand and can’t guarantee availability tomorrow. Reserve today with free cancellations.
How It Works with Free Cancellation
1. Reserve a Unit
2. Visit the Facility
3. Decide to Move In
$47.00 - $400.00
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5' x 5' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Interior

$24.00 with Three Months Half Off!!! PROMO


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5' x 10' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Floor 5, Interior

$52.00 with Three Months Half Off!!! promo


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7' x 10' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Interior

$56.00 for the first three months!!! PROMO


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10' x 10' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Floor 1, Interior

$55.00 with Three Months Half Off!!! promo


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10' x 15' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Floor 1, Interior

$147.00 with Three Months Half Off!!! promo


per month
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10' x 20' Unit

Climate controlled, None door, Floor 4, Interior

200.00 with Three Months Half Off!!! promo


per month
No CC Required
Welcome to Self Storage 1 of Chicago, IL, your premiere self-storage location! Our facility is clean, safe and secure! We offer a free move-in truck with your storage unit rental. We also accept packages on your behalf and offer low-cost insurance made for self-storage. We are conveniently located just off Ashland Avenue near 90/94. Our facility features several amenities including:

- Your items will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer with a climate controlled atmosphere for all self-storage units
- Keep covered from the snow and rain with our covered loading dock off Armitage for convenient access to your unit
- Take advantage of the competitive rental rates & new tenant promo of three months half off
- Access for the first two weeks to free move-in truck upon completion of lease paperwork
- Month-to-month self-storage rental agreements for maximum flexibility

We do NOT have many units left. Want to lock in a good rate? Want to reserve a unit before someone else gets yours? Reserve now to lock in a unit at a great rate and to schedule a calendar day for the free move-in truck!
  • Elevator available
  • Free use of truck ($20-mile limit)
  • Truck rental available
  • Fenced and lighted
  • Video cameras on site
  • Loading dock (truck access size-24ft)
  • Electronic gate access
  • Handcarts available
  • Moving supplies for sale
  • Email billing available
  • Accepts mail/packages for tenants
  • Rent due on same day each month per lease start
  • Auto-pay available
  • Insurance required
  • Insurance available
  • Homeowners/renters insurance accepted
  • Cash accepted
  • Checks accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover)
4.5 out of 5 stars - based on 85 reviews
Customer Reviews
Rebecca May 26, 2020

Great first time experience in Chicago

I rented the unit to store my son’s stuff over the summer. The process from finding the location online, called the customer service line with questions, filling out the paperwork and moving in went very well. Once I made my reservation, I received emails to confirm. On the move-in date, the process to see a unit and fill out the paperwork was slow due to Covid restrictions. The staff in the office were very efficient, friendly and responsive. The move in went quickly despite the fact that it was a busy Saturday. I would rent here again.

Recommended: Yes

Abigail Mar 14, 2020


Super friendly and helpful staff! Very easy, cheap and straight forward:)

Recommended: Yes

Dawn Mar 03, 2020

Pricing & Location can’t be beat!

Super friendly and patient staff. Clean and straightforward. Competitive prices.

Recommended: Yes

Dragan Maksutovic Sep 30, 2019


Great customer service and wonderful experience here at Self-Storage 1! Highly recommended!

Recommended: Yes

Laura Sep 16, 2019

Basic service

Basic unit and service, nothing wonderful, but provides us with what we need.

Recommended: Yes

Aaron May 18, 2019


Everything was Good, I had a good experience from start to finish

Recommended: Yes

Erica Oct 31, 2018

Great service

We moved into self storage 1 on a Saturday and had incredible service. The staff was very professional, funny, and tended to all of our needs, especially the store manager, Colin. They were extremely flexible and organized. The truck they lent us was so extremely helpful and we couldn’t have been more grateful for it!

Recommended: Yes

Anthony Sep 27, 2018

Quick and Easy!

The customer service at this facility is fantastic. The place is clean, well-maintained and they let us use their moving truck for free! Could not have asked for a better experience.

Recommended: Yes

Joshua Aug 30, 2018

Dependable, easy-to-use storage facility

Great experience at Self Storage 1. Clean facility and friendly, professional customer service. Took a lot of the stress out of finding storage space in the city.

Recommended: Yes

Vinny Jul 04, 2018

Easy to work with

Everything went smoothly. Price was great.

Recommended: Yes

Victor Jun 11, 2018

Well priced and conveniently located

Sabrina was very helpful in securing my unit. Fast and friendly.

Recommended: Yes

Alexandra Jun 08, 2018

Great facility!

Great facility! Staff was very friendly and professional

Recommended: Yes

Rich Jun 05, 2018

Great office help!

Great office help. Convenient location.

Recommended: Yes

Michelle Jun 03, 2018

Overall very good deal

Great price, free truck on move in

Recommended: Yes

Jennifer May 22, 2018

No complaints - nice people, easy access, good location.

Everything about this facility met my needs. They allowed me a chance to switch the rental size after viewing them, provided me a tour and access instructions, very good customer service.

Recommended: Yes

Lorraine May 21, 2018

Friendly staff and solid facilities

Had all I needed for storage purposes and move in - could fit my uhaul van in the garage, asked them for help multiple times, and there were plenty of carts and elevators for quick moving.

Recommended: Yes

Kayia May 14, 2018

Great experience moving into this facility!

We worked with a woman at the facility and she was amazing! Took her time helping us and had a great attitude and personality.

Recommended: Yes

Kimberly May 14, 2018

Excellent facility and really amazing staff.

I highly recommend this storage to others. As we live out of state and are storing our college student's apartment belongings for the summer, we did not know much about storage in Chicago. The manager of this facility, Colin, was very professional and extremely helpful. The facility is very efficient for moving in items, very secure, and extremely clean. Everyone working at this business was so nice. Again, I highly recommend this facility if you have storage needs.

Recommended: Yes

Katia May 14, 2018

Great experience start to finish

Had a fantastic experience with Sparefoot, and Self-Storage 1!

Recommended: Yes

Hope May 02, 2018

Great customer service and competitive price

See my comments at google review. Highly recommended

Recommended: Yes

Jay Apr 29, 2018

Organized and automated facility

The online application, courteous staff, accurate unit sizing and secure building suited my storage needs.

Recommended: Yes

Priscilla Apr 25, 2018

Self-Storage 1

The staff was very friendly and helpful and did a wonderful job at adjusting/customizing service to fit my needs.

Recommended: Yes

Mark Apr 23, 2018

Great staff. Great amenities. Great value!

Couldn’t be happier with this company. Everyone I spoke to on the phone and at the front desk we’re very friendly and helpful...they even suggested a smaller (cheaper) unit once I described what I planned on storing. The key amenities are all, temperature control (between 55-85 degrees), three unloading spots with carts and elevators, easy to find parking nearby, and the use of a free moving truck for moving stuff in!! (within a ten mile radius) And with all that said I was expecting a higher rate but was very surprised and happy to see it was significantly lower than other quotes I saw. Was easily a no brainer to store my stuff with them.

Recommended: Yes

Erika Gideon Apr 08, 2018

Very convenient, safe, clean and affordable.

The staff is great, the process is quick and access to your unit is exceptional.

Recommended: Yes

Molly Apr 06, 2018

We switched our storage to here because of low prices and good service

Great space with several options to choose from for an affordable price.

Recommended: Yes

Laura Apr 02, 2018

Great price and great customer service

I've been using Self Storage 1 for almost a year and haven't had any issues. The price is very competitive for the area, the facility is clean, and they have early morning/late night access hours which makes it convenient to swing by before or after work. The automatic bill pay is convenient, too.

Recommended: Yes

D.J. Paris Apr 02, 2018

Amazing service and value

I pretty much never write reviews, but I have to say, this company is awesome. Even though I'm only giving them $70 a month, you'd think I was their most important customer. I even used their enthusiasm as an example to help our own support reps at my firm! Great company. No reason to look elsewhere.

Recommended: Yes

Elizabeth Villanueva Mar 28, 2018


I have been a customer since 2013 management has worked with me on the monthly price. This is one of the main reasons I have been a long time customer. Good service always.

Recommended: Yes

michelle rudas Mar 28, 2018

good value, fair price

good facility, good location, helpful staff

Recommended: Yes

Patti Mar 28, 2018

Great people & great location!

Clean facilities - and a staff that literally will go out of their way to help.

Recommended: Yes

MJ Mar 27, 2018

Great Place

Great place, they always have deals to keep people coming inn. staff is great and space is pretty efficient.

Recommended: Yes

Kyle Mar 27, 2018

No hassle and easiest storage space I've ever used!!

The space was perfect, they got me in and signed up in less than 15 minutes. David was so helpful and explained everything and made this such a simple and painless experience. I HIGHLY recommend this place if you need a storage space, so helpful, fun, and nice.

Recommended: Yes

Vicki Rubenstein Mar 27, 2018

Convenient location,excellent customer service and very reasonable pricing!

I was helping my son, who was moving from out-of-town to the LIncoln Park area, find a convenient storage location. Since I myself was out of state, I was particularly pleased with the personal attention we received over the phone to make the whole process go smoothly. Everyone was so helpful, it made us feel like we were in good hands. My son has had absolutely no issues with Self Storage 1-Lincoln Park! GREAT facility!

Recommended: Yes

Sam Mar 27, 2018

Great and secure place to store goods

Very professional and secure storage spot located in the heart of Chicago. Recommend this to anyone looking for a storage space.

Recommended: Yes

Ron Cain Mar 27, 2018

Great Customer Service

The service and professionalism is awesome. Staff is very helpful. Definitely a great value fr the price.

Recommended: Yes

Maxx Walters Mar 27, 2018

Great service, very accommodating and reliable.

It was very reasonably priced. I loved the customer service, and I’m overall very satisfied with my experience at Self Storage. I would recommend to anyone.

Recommended: Yes

Gloria Mar 27, 2018

It’s better than others but prices are so high.

The specials are good but once you are done with the promotional period the prices are so high. There should be specials for people that are current customers.

Recommended: Yes

Betoshini Sep 11, 2017

Great value for money and good facility

Great value for money and convenient building with elevators

Recommended: Yes

Charles Aug 09, 2017

Solid Establishment

Clean, appears secure, staff was friendly and helpful, reasonably priced.

Recommended: Yes

Elizabeth Jul 03, 2017

Fantastic customer service!!

The customer service at Self Storage 1 is top notch! I showed up 10 minutes before closing on a Friday to check in to my unit, and the staff members were so kind and patient-- they stayed late to answer my questions and make sure that I was satisfied with the unit. Easily accessible facility-- moving in the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment was much faster than expected. Would definitely recommend!

Recommended: Yes

Lauren Sep 20, 2016

Great service & convenient location

I can't recommend Self Storage 1 highly enough - the employees are extremely helpful and personable, and struck me as totally dedicated to getting me exactly what I needed from a storage facility. The location is perfect for those of us living in too-small apartments in Wicker Park or Lincoln Park, and the facility is exceptionally secure.

Recommended: Yes

Darren Aug 29, 2016

Excellent start

So far, it seems like a great place & don't expect that to change. Good staff & options & procedures.

Recommended: Yes

Zeba Jul 22, 2016

Great service!

Super friendly staff and easy procedure to reserve!

Recommended: Yes

Linda Jul 03, 2016

Met our needs and was a fairly simple transaction

The staff was exceptionally helpful, knowledgable and very happy and pleasant. The only issue was that the location that I had initially thought I reserved online was not actually available the unit we ended up having to take was much more inconvenient as far as location.

Recommended: Yes

Thalia Jun 18, 2016

Great experience

Made the moving process easy!

Recommended: Yes

John May 24, 2016

I made the right decision by storing here

Great facility and I'm happy with my choice.

Recommended: Yes

Ron May 23, 2016

Excellent Customer Service

Amazed at how courteous and friendly the staff is. They take you step by step in the process and assure you have all you need. They frequently offered drinks and information. The facility is very clean and well layed out. These guys are awesome at customer service!!

Recommended: Yes

Ralph May 20, 2016

Sign up process took a lot longer than I expected

Self storage is self storage. Not a lot of ways to stand out. Sign up took a lot longer than I expected. Was a little annoyed that there is a separate, mandatory $8 insurance fee if you don't have proof of home-owner's or renter's insurance. What if I am not storing anything critical and I want to waive the coverage?

Recommended: Yes

Steven May 03, 2016

Friendly staff, a clean environment and a fair price makes this place amazing.

Recommended: Yes

Brian Apr 17, 2016

Great Place! Great Space!

Very friendly staff, safe and secure building.

Recommended: Yes

Scott Apr 10, 2016

Great Value

I am impressed with the level of friendly, professional customer service. The facility is spotless and well-maintained. Very satisfied with my decision to store my items here.

Recommended: Yes

Ken Mar 29, 2016

Great price, decent location

Friendly staff, provided clear explaination of lease terms.

Recommended: Yes

Sonia Mar 26, 2016

Awesome customer experience

Spoke to Giovanni over the phone on Thursday evening and he clearly and patiently answered all of my questions. I was able to move in the next day and I couldn't be happier. The whole process was easy and efficient. Thank you Giovanni for your professionalism and promptness. Would definitively recommend to anyone that lives in the area! #SupportLocalBusiness

Recommended: Yes

Matthew Jan 10, 2016

Emilio, Giovanni and Felix made the entire experience enjoyable.

You don't ever really expect to go to a storage fecility and get taken care of but Emilio did just that. Self Storage was clean, secure and professional. My wife and I had a pleasant experience and enjoyed our conversation with all the guys there. We left floored by how easy it was. We will absolutely send others there. Thanks, E, F and G!!

Recommended: Yes

Tiffany Dec 22, 2015


Haven't used facility yet so I can't revirw

Recommended: Yes

Kyle Oct 31, 2015

Everything was great except because of availability I was in the basement. The basement has an odor to it and doesn't have smooth floors. Only complaint, but for the price and convenience it was worth it.

Recommended: Yes

Abby Oct 19, 2015

No problems. Security is tight, which makes the process difficult but I suppose it's for your own protection.

Recommended: Yes

Desiree Oct 14, 2015

Perfect - staff is great as is the facility.

So happy I found them. Super easy to drive in and unload. The units are well lit and decently priced. The staff is very helpful.

Recommended: Yes

John Oct 13, 2015

Great place

The guys at the front desk you're very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole building is clean And secure. There've been many updates since I last rented a unit here.

Recommended: Yes

r Sep 14, 2015

Great service!

Great service! Clean. Good location.

Recommended: Yes

Michael Sep 03, 2015

I was very pleased with the experience. The staff was friendly, the facility was clean and the moving truck was helpful.

Recommended: Yes

Carmen Sep 01, 2015

The staff there is great. Very informative and so polite

Recommended: Yes

Barry Siegel Aug 30, 2015

Convenient and priced right

So far so good. Only been there short time. The staff was very knowledgable and helpful.

Recommended: Yes

Marion Aug 28, 2015


great place. not sure what else I am supposed to say

Recommended: Yes

Orinta Aug 26, 2015

Small storage space

Outstanding customer service! Storage is clean and easy accessible. Pricing is very reasonable. I already recommended to all my friends.

Recommended: Yes

Danielle Aug 26, 2015

Great place for short or long-term storage.

Staff was very helpful. They helped me find the size for me. The place is clean, reasonably priced and secure.

Recommended: Yes

Danielle Aug 23, 2015

Great customer service. Super friendly staff.

Would absolutely recommend this place. Great staff and great security.

Recommended: Yes

Alan Aug 22, 2015

Staff well trained and helpful in a clean, convenient and secure facility

I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the condition of the facility. It's location is very convenient to downtown and the near northside of Chicago.

Recommended: Yes

Ayo Aug 05, 2015

Gets the job done.

Recommended: Yes

Salomon Aug 02, 2015

They are very professional and very helpful. Their facility is one of the cleanest and well organized I have every been to. They are at a great location and they offer a wide variety of sizes to fit the needs of every person. For a facility that is very secure and climate controlled they are very fairly priced and a great value. One of the best!!!

Recommended: Yes

Barbara Jul 30, 2015

Further: this is the place to store your stuff!

They truly mean it when they say their service is exceptional! And their prices are very competitive.

Recommended: Yes

Helena Jul 29, 2015

Recommended: Yes

roy Jul 28, 2015

Simple check in. Great prices.

Was helped quickly and got the best unit available. The location was clean. The customer service was excellent. Everything was explained to me and i left in time to get to work.

Recommended: Yes

Carley Jul 28, 2015

Great price, friendly staff, clean facility

I called the day before and was able to get my stuff moved in right away. Great service and super affordable!

Recommended: Yes

Billie Jul 26, 2015

Everyone at the Lincoln Park facility was extremely helpful and friendly.

I'm very happy with my choice to rent from the Lincoln Park storage facility. Everyone has been very helpful and the location is extremely clean and secure.

Recommended: Yes

Katelyn Jul 16, 2015

Easy and helpful

This is my first time renting a storage unit and everyone I worked with was friendly and explained everything I needed to know in detail.

Recommended: Yes

Sara Jul 14, 2015

Affordable, super friendly! Clean!

Super cool guys there, really knowledgeable and accommodating. Showed us the unit before signing anything to make sure it was the right size. Security codes for everything so your stuff is safe! And great affordable pricing!

Recommended: Yes

Ry Jul 10, 2015

Cost-effective and friendly option

When exploring self-storage options, this place caught my eye for its reasonable rates. (Also, it's conveniently located for me.) I found the staff to all be very friendly and helpful, as well. As a perk, they offer free use of their truck (15' standard box truck) for your move-in within a 20-mile roundtrip, which was very helpful for me. What a great option. (Note: They lend it for move-ins only, not move-outs.) Overall, very pleased with this place thus far.

Recommended: Yes

Chris Jul 01, 2015

Very Affordable and Easy

The facility easy to use, has plenty of hand carts. Customer service was good. Hours are reasonable. Price was great for short-term storage.

Recommended: Yes

Patricia Jun 03, 2015

Excellent customer service.

Recommended: Yes

Henry Jun 01, 2015

Excellent facility and staff! Very easy access and great location.

Self Storage 1 is a great place to keep your belongings. The location on Elston makes it extremely easy to drive trucks in and out of the location. They have convenient access hours and a helpful staff.

Recommended: Yes

Seth Unger May 31, 2015

Great service. As advertised.

Space is great. Really enjoyed the helpful attention the staff gave us.

Recommended: Yes

Aida May 29, 2015

First time experience - and it was amazing

This was my first time moving and finding a storage unit and I couldn't ask for a better facility. The price is incredible, it was close to my house, and he staff was really helpful, supportive and friendly. The unit is clean, very accessible and looks very safe. Managing your reservation is also very convenient and easy (switched from 5x5 to 5x8). Definitely recommend this to everyone.

Recommended: Yes

Ray Barkey Mar 01, 2015

The staff was great

I could have asked for better treatment by the staff newly issue I had was trying to vacuum the large truck, that was nothing that staff could control. The staff are very helpful and professional

Recommended: Yes

RANCE Nov 10, 2014

The most helpful staff I've eer dealt with in a storage facility.

Recommended: Yes