My friend and I spent a couple weeks researching hotels in Chicago for my daughter's 30th birthday trip for 2 adult mother/daughters. For this trip, I was looking for a boutique hotel w/ a modern feel that had queen size beds (I was amazed that most hotels still have full size beds in their double rooms). Also on my pre-requisite list was some sort of breakfast. We found at the Amalfi, both a breakfast until 10 a.m. on each floor (!) but also an evening happy hour, that went from 5 till 7 p.m. The breakfast had yogurt, fresh fruit, breads, cereal - more than adequate. Happy hour had snacks, wine, beer & mixed drinks (high end liquor). What a life saver after a full day of shopping! Robes and slippers were provided in rooms, and there were several people wearing them to the breakfast area. Now to the staff: I can't say enough about them! From the inititial reservation to checking in, to help from the concierge, to the bell staff... they were all great. The attendants at happy hour were very nice (but busy!), and sent a nice surprise to our room later for my daughter. We've previously stayed at the comparable Raffaello, but the breakfast, happy hour and size of beds made the Amalfi a better value for this trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the vibrant River North district, Kinzie Hotel embodies the adventurous spirit of Chicago. Named after the renowned Chicago settler and silversmith, John Kinzie, the history and culture of this exciting city unfolds at our doorstep, waiting to be discovered. Boasting a central location near Michigan Avenue and the Loop, this contemporary Chicago boutique hotel is a sophisticated downtown escape for both business and leisure travelers. Whether your interests are arts, dining, shopping, or nightlife, our ideal location easily allows you to embark on an urban exploration of Chicago. Chic, comfortable accommodations feature Chicago-inspired design elements and luxurious amenities, including rejuvenating H2O Plus Spa products and Keurig coffeemakers. Enjoy our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, conveniently served on each floor just steps from your guest room. An evening reception in our intimate Double Cross Lounge is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of meetings or exploring the Windy City.Stay connected with complimentary, lightning-fast WiFi throughout the hotel or by visiting our complimentary 24-hour business center. Keep up with your workout schedule in a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, free weights, Yoga/Pilates mats, and more. At Kinzie Hotel, you'll experience Chicago like you never have before. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chicago Amalfi Hotel
- Amalfi Hotel Chicago