Some of the many things that make recommending the Kimpton Allegro a no brainer include: the great, central location; quiet rooms; it's clean; plenty of good lighting in rooms and bathroom; the huge list of things they provide if you forgot them (they charged my iPhone at the front desk and gave me a handful of toothpaste samples, saving me trips to both the Apple store and pharmacy); free, decent, daily coffee in the lobby; comfy beds; their 312 Chicago restaurant is very good; cool design; quality staff; the bowl of Tootsie Rolls at the front desk. I appreciate that the room t.v. is automatically set to turn on at a low volume so you and your neighbors are not blasted with sound when you turn it on. Despite a very noisy wedding in the lobby, my 5th floor room was silent. The central location is convenient to the train station, Loop, Millennium Park, City Hall, and much more.
A few minor complaints: rooms a little small; my view in Room # 503 was of a brick wall (on the plus side, the wall completely blocked all the street noise); the room safe is bolted to the floor at the narrow entrance to the closet so the safe door and closet door bonk into each other, and access to the closet is blocked (tip: lock the empty safe to keep the door closed); the large plug on the good quality hotel hairdryer covers both outlets, so nothing else can be plugged in when using the hairdryer; the room thermostat doesn’t go below 65 C, which is only a problem because the comforter is so warm. But these are pretty minor issues that are easily trumped by all the things that work well at this property.
I had a great vegetarian risotto, glass of good Chianti, and delicious beet salad at the hotel's restaurant "312 Chicago" for about $50 including tip.
Chicago looked great! The previous Mayor did a great job of cleaning up the Loop and putting in beautiful planters and trees everywhere. I felt safe walking by myself in the evenings. I grew up near Chicago and I don’t remember this area ever looking so good.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Allegro Chicago
- Hotel Allegro Chicago Kimpton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the downtown Chicago Loop and newly renovated, the exquisite Hotel Allegro Chicago has reopened to great acclaim. Centered in the lively theatre district, adjacent to Encore Lounge and restaurant 312 Chicago, this hotel is convenient to Chicago’s greatest attractions. The historic building, dating from 1924, features original Art Deco elements combined with modern luxuries to create a multi-sensory feast. ... more less
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