The Amalfi is everything a boutique hotel should be: fun, colorful, bright, and personal without sacrificing service, comfort, location or affordability. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. A nice breakfast (coffee, teas, juice, yogurt, fruit, breads and donuts) is provided buffet-style on each floor each morning. The staff is friendly ("Welcome back to the Amalfi..." "Can I get you a taxi?" "Sure, we can hold on to your bags today"). The location is close to the blue and orange line (a 45-minute train ride to O'Hare; about 35 minutes to Midway), and within a quick walk to Michigan Avenue for shopping, food and fun. I think their rates are reasonable, even competitive, and you can cancel up to 24 hours without penalty which is important since business plans can change on a dime. I've stayed other places in Chicago, but the Amalfi is where I return to stay.