We stayed at the Amalfi for 5 nights from 22 June.We chose it because Expedia had a really good deal and Trip Advisor gave it excellent reviews.The hotel has a modern lobby and very friendly,helpful reception staff.Our room was a good size and spotlessly clean.The continental breakfast served where the lifts are is excellent and a great idea.This is included in the price as is the evening cocktails and canapes which you must admit is great value!
There are lots of good restaurants within walking distance and the shops on the Magnificent Mile are close by.
A good tip is to buy a CTA travel card.The bus drivers we came across are really helpful if you're not quite sure and the L is a piece of cake to find your way around.
Incidentally we looked at the hotel on Google Earth prior to travelling and West Kinzie Street doesn't look particularly salubrious however it is a lot better in the flesh!
We will definitely stay at the Amalfi the next time we visit Chicago.