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“Another Perfect Kimpton Property” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Another Perfect Kimpton Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Burnham for one night in December. We live in Chicago and just needed a short getaway. We could not have chosen a better place. From the minute you are greeted at the curb to the moment of check out, the staff at the Burnham are friendly, helpful and all around pleasent. Being right across from Macy's during the Christmas holidays was a treat as we were able to view their holiday windows and take advantage of lunch in the Walnut room. A must-do Christmas in Chicago tradition. We had an absolutly lovely dinner at the Atwood Cafe, located inside the hotel. It get's a big theater going crowd, so if you can wait, your best bet is to make a reservation after 7:15. The restaurant is much more intimate at this time. Our room was a small suite that was beautifully appointed. We had all of the space we needed. We just love the feel of a botique hotel, and the Burnham has that. We will definatly be back for our next night away.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

Beautiful, classic hotel. Rooms and service excellent. Spotlessly clean and staff very helpful. The in-house restaurant was first class and I can honestly say I can find nothing bad to say about my stay here.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

The guys were outstanding. Convenient location.

They let us check out late (6 pm) and that too with a smile.

Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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TeamBurnhamChicago, General manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2010
Dear DutchKids

We are just thrilled you had an amazing time in Chicago and that you enjoyed our little hotel. Our team is always excited to be of help and feedback we have done a good job is always satisfying.

Thanks so much

Team Burnham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

If you're looking for a beautiful historic hotel that has relaxed but professional qualities and excellent amenities as well as abundant character you've got to stay here! From the first time I saw it on Trip Advisor I fell in love with it. Hotel Burnham not only is a beautiful place to stay, but is in a great location as well. It's right in the loop and kiddie-corner from Macy's on State Street. It's only 8 blocks from Union Station ($5 by cab) and only 2 blocks from Millenium Station. Our room was on the 14th floor and had a view of Millenium Park ampitheater and the Chicago & Oriental Theaters and Trump tower too. During our stay we walked a few blocks up to Millenium Park and then proceeded all the way up the Magnificent Mile to the Hancock Building and back again in December and loved it! The key is to shop every block or so to warm up. :) Check out the pictures on their website and attached to this review - it's really as beautiful as it looks. The concierge was extremely helpful to us as we're from a small town and she gave us direction as to where to go or not go, what restaurants we might enjoy, where to shop, how to get around, etc. We relied on her completely and had a fantastic first time experience!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

Fortunately we paid a fair price for this room since it was deeply discounted for our four night stay. The location is excellent, in theatre district, across from Macy's and an easy walk to the Miracle Mile and Millenium Park. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, however there were stains on the cover of the chaise lounge. The hotel has the history of being a medical office building that was converted into a hotel. The coversion was done well and gives the small hotel a unique ambience. Each room had been a doctors office or suite (ask about the connection to Al Capote). As stated by previous reviews the rooms are small, and the bathroom lacks counter space. Small like European small. The hotel was quiet with a slight buzz of outdoor activity during the day as you'd expect in any city hotel. The bed was comfortable, and the room had a thermostate with a specific tempeture setting. The disappointments included a lukewarm shower each morning and a bad television (very dark picture on an old fashion anlog TV) which could not be seen unobstructive over your feet as you lay in bed. (I did not complain about the water tempeture thinking that it would be corrected each day). Yes they have free coffee in the lobby but for some strange reason it is removed prompty at 9 or 9:30 am, and there is no coffee in the rooms. They have a strange policy of hanging communal ladies under garments - leopard printed teddy and panties - in your closet for use by the guest. This has to be the strangest hotel perk I've ever seen. Who really needs a one size fits all teddy for a romantic tryst? The bell person assured us that it is washed after each guest (yeah, like that was my concern).

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

Great Boutique hotel. Fabulous Restaurant, great staff.

Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

Have just spent 5 wonderful nights at the Burnham the location is perfect , right opposite Macys, bonus, and in the middle of the theatre district The staff are so attentive to all needs the rooms though a little small were spotless, I could not fault this hotel at all cant wait to return

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel

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 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#3 Green 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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