I stayed at the Burnham on my fifth trip to Chicago in the last couple years. I have stayed at a different four-star hotel on each visit. The Burnham was probably my favorite of the bunch.
The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and the location can't be beat. Right on the corner of State and Washington with very easy access to the Red and Blue lines.
After reading "The Devil in the White City" I was very interested in seeing some of Burnham and Root's (& Atwood's) work first hand. To have the opportunity to stay in one of their buildings was incredible. The Reliance Building is absolutely beautiful and Kimpton has done a great job of retaining the building's classic charm while adding their own quirky touch.
I didn't have a chance to eat in the hotel restaurant, as there are too many food choices and must-eats in Chicago to being with, but it looked great and seemed to be doing some great business. The upper floors all have the original office building doors with frosted glass and mail slots. I believe they are on the 8th floor and higher. I was on the 10th floor and we had a great view north to the Chicago Theater and the river. The views to the northeast would be great as well.
Our room was small, which is expected in a building this old, but very well decorated and comfortable. The beds and linens were great and having access to a pillow library, made the stay that much more comfortable.
I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere other than the Burnham on my future visits to Chicago. Great place!
The top couple of floors still have the original doors, when this building was an office building. D...
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January 29, 2013
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Thank you for choosing the Hotel Burnham and certainly thank you for the wonderful review. I hear you had an amazing time at The Hotel Burnham. Unfortunatelyt, you did not have an opportunity to dine at the Atwood Cafe but hopefully on your next visit, the food is amazing. The Devil in the White City is an awesome book and we are fortunate to be a part of history. I love hearing that we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. We really appreciate you and on your next visit be sure to stop by Atwood cafe and I will treat you to an appetizer. Daniel Burnham Best City planner ever. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor!
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Chicago, IL 60602
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