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“again a superb hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
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melbourne
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“again a superb hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

a spur of the the minute decision to go Chicago and no hesitation booking this hotel.. Could only get a suite at such short notice but the views form the 5th floor windows on both sides were worth it-views down to the Lake and down the theatre district. The attention every time you walk in is so personal-love the happy hour for wine and one night we missed it so w e were given a free drink at the bar. The bed was the most comfortable ever.
love that a very nice restaurant is on the premises too.
It's also central to many sights.
The only thing I don't like is the dog policy whilst the ones there were no trouble i find it strange that dogs are allowed in a hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
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We are glad you joined us for your last minute trip to Chicago! Thanks for the shining review!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This boutique hotel is a nice alternative to the large chains. Perfect location for shopping and siteseeing. Service is very good. The rooms are nicely renovated in a style that fits the old building. I had a beautiful corner room with large windows that even gave me a partial view of the lake. Bring you earplugs, though. The windows are not very new and the L is just one block away. Its worth signing up for the free membership.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, Busydays! We are glad that you found our loyalty program worth it, we think it's pretty awesome too! We hope to see you again in Chicago sometime soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stay in Chicago often and recently stayed at one of my favorite hotels the Hotel Burnham. It is part of a Kimpton chain and I really enjoy what they offer. Friendly staff, great location and great rooms. Free coffee in the morning, free wine hour in the evening and free Internet.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Peter L,

Thanks for taking the time to tell us and the TripAdvisor community about your stay! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I have been staying at the Burnham Hotel in Chicago for the past 10 years for 3-5 times annually. Since our first stay, we have not considered another Chicago hotel. The service, location, room quality and restaurant (Atwood Cafe) make it an ideal place to stay in Chicago.
We have recommended it to friends and they have all enjoyed their stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
John V,

Thank you so much for being such a loyal guest of the Burnham! We can't wait to see you again soon!!

Thanks for the review!
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Montreal
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We were very happy we stayed here for our 4 day Chicago break. First the location could not be better for seeing the city and getting around. The direct train from O'Hare stops one short block from the hotel. The atmosphere is more old world - we like it that way - and if having a smallish room is the price to be paid, that's OK. Everything was clean and friendly. Free wine in the lobby from 5 - 6 pm was fun. Our only grumble, we had to buy our own munchies which was not the way it was at a Klimpton hotel in San Fransisco some years back. Nothing's perfect!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Musttravel56,

Thanks for sharing your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the "old world charm" of the Burnham! I'll work on some munchies, for the next time you are here! Until then, travel safe!
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Frankfort, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We are from the area, but stayed one night to be close to a wedding reception. The building is archetecturally significant as one of the early steel frame skyscrapers with the huge new "Chicago window".
Decor was interestingly done to be in accordance with the late 19th century origin.
Hospitality was stressed with a very good 1/2 bottle of wine delivered to the room soon after check in and a hospitality hour featuring more wine.
The staff was very helpful taking care of our luggage after check out so we could tour the city, which was featuring free archetectural tours of famous buildings.

Room Tip: A room on State Street, especially corner of State and Washington would give geeat views from it'...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Charles L,

We do love our wine, and glad that you do too! Thanks for your review!
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The staff was just wonderful here. The front desk was wonderful and though there was only a quiet room without a view available when I tried to check in early, the gentleman at the desk checked my bags and took my cellphone number down and assured me he'd have a great room for me soon, so I went shopping. I was still able to check in early and it was a beautiful room! This is a boutique hotel, that was not originally built as a hotel, and because of that the rooms are of varying sizes, shapes and on the smaller size. My room was beautiful and was more than enough space and had a lovely bathroom. The rooms all have robes for your use as well as an umbrella to use during your stay. They even have bicycles you can use! I loved this hotel!

Room Tip: if you don't mind city noise, some of the rooms have great rooms. (I loved room 1509)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BurnhamFOM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
chelbell79,

Thanks for your feedback, and kind words!

So glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you felt our staff was so friendly. Hopefully you got to snuggle up in those robes (aren't they the best?!) and relax, after all that shopping!
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Address: 1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Chicago
#3 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#8 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#12 Family Hotel in Chicago
#14 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world, the Hotel Burnham is an intimate boutique hotel like no other. Housed in the landmark Reliance Building, now beautifully restored, the Hotel Burnham provides an authentic, luxurious and historic taste of the Windy City. In the heart of the Chicago Loop, across from Millennium Park, and adjacent to Atwood Café, the hotel is near Chicago's top destinations and attractions. ... more   less 
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