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Kinzie Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Formerly Amalfi Hotel Chicago) (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 167 hotels in Chicago
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Weekend Doggie Get Away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My husband and I visited Chicago many times, but this time decided to bring our little dog along for a weekend get away in Chicago. This hotel is conveniently located downtown near the Chicago River. It is a very nice hotel, something you would choose even if you don't travel with your dog. Only the 2nd floor allows dogs, which is too bad for dog owners, as there is no real high rise view. The hotel personnel is friendly to dogs and welcomed our dog. They also offer dog sitting if you choose to dine without your pooch. You can leave your dog in the room if you leave him crated. This hotel offers complimentary happy hour (munchies and drinks) and also complimentary breakfast on every floor. We had a very nice stay at this hotel and our pooch really, really enjoyed her stay. Every Sunday there is a "canine" cruise which was very interesting to take. An hour and a half of cruising down the Chicago River and out on Lake Michigan.It is the same as the regular architectural cruise, except pooches are allowed. Very nice! We all had a good time.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. This is a cute boutique hotel. Small and cozy. Close to the Chicago Theatre and many other attractions. My only complant is the breakfast... Mini bagels and mini coffe cakes, apples, yogurt. Not what I expected for breakfast. But overall it was a nice stay.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Amalfi is a boutique hotel with 6 floors in the River North Area. Close to everything one needs. The staff is friendly, the rooms large and beds comfy. They have a continental breakfast that is served buffet style just outside the elevators on every floor. Fresh coffee, and baked good, cereal, milk and fruit and yogurt. Very convenient, especially since they provide bathrobes, so you can run to the breakfast and take it back to your room to enjoy.
However the best part is the happy hour every evening from 5:30 to 6:30 with FREE amalfitinis. The free wireless internet in the rooms is a plus. There are several very good restaurants in the area. we were here for part business and pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Amalfi Hotel is a very nice hotel in downtown Chicago, close to everything. As a frequent Chicago business traveler, who has stayed at many hotels in downtown Chicago, I would say that this is one of the best. Free internet (that works!), continental breakfast on each floor, gym, and restaurant on site. Would definitely come back. No complaints!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Enjoyed a two night stay at the Amalfi in early August with family members. We arrived quite early and although not able to check into a room yet, we were able to store our luggage until we we returned later. The hotel called us when the room was ready. Slight hiccup with the reservation as our confirmation showed a much lower price than what was showing on the computer, however that was corrected to show what was on our reservation confirmation (so make sure that you bring your confirmation with you!).
The red line EL and the museum campus bus are only about a 5 minute walk from the hotel and are very convenient. We walked to Willis Tower and Navy Pier and both took about 20-25 minutes or so. On the walk to Navy Pier you cross over Michigan Avenue for some fantastic shopping on the magnificient mile! It is about a 10 minute walk to the Hard Rock Cafe and about a 5 minute walk to the Chicago Riverwalk. House of Blues is about a 1 minute walk from the hotel. There are a ton of restaurants, pharmacies, bars, starbucks and cafes all around. Harry Carry's is right across the street.
Cabs are plentiful, though pricey, and a welcome relief for a ride back to the hotel! Taxi from O'Hare to Amalfi was $45, from Museum of Science and Industry to Amalfi was $20 and from Hancock Observatory to Amalfi was $12. We bought 3 day passes for the CTA for $14 and used that to get around town as well. The pass was well worth it and can be used on the EL and on the busses.
Lou Malnati's pizza delivers to the Amalfi and eliminated an hour or more wait at their restaruant. Order early and request a set delivery time. They do not include any silverware or plates, so ask for paper products if you need it. We requested some plastic forks from the hotel and they were too busy to bring us any and would not let us come down to the front desk to pick them up ourselves!
The hotel breakfast had a great variety and was convenient being right on your floor. It is set up by the elevator and served coffee, tea, juices, bagels, donuts, breads, cereal, whole fruit, yogurt and string cheese. Being able to get your breakfast and bring back to your room was so nice.
The room was clean and contained the usual hotel stuff, including the $8 bottle of water! At least they marked the bottle with the price. There was a refrigerator/mini bar (that took a key) in the room but we did not open it for fear of being charged for something that we did not take, but may have moved or looked at. The hotel has computers and printers so that you can check on your flight and print out your boarding pass. Three of us had iPhones and we had no issues with the internet connection or speed. Newspapers are available in the lobby. Ask at the desk for maps and they will give you a ton of maps of the area and brochures on things to do in Chicago.
The bellman/doorman was super friendly and so helpful. He really made the stay at the hotel a great one. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Best service and amenities of any hotel at which we have stayed. The staff is professional and friendly and helpful. Love Love Loved it!
Cocktail Reception from 5- 7 every night for guests and a great breakfast served on each floor.
Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

I love this hotel its perfect for the city. The rooms are very comfortable very clean and the bathrooms are good sized. they have a happy hour on one of the floors, which is a nice touch. The breakfast bars are served on every floor in the morning and has more than just your typical frosted flakes in a box. Its a pretty central location and is perfect walking distance to some pretty great places.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Formerly Amalfi Hotel Chicago)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#20 Business Hotel in Chicago
#22 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kinzie Hotel 3.5*
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 H20 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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Chicago Amalfi Hotel
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