My husband and I happened to be in Chicago over Halloween this year and bought tickets to see a show not far from this hotel. We rode a cab to our theatre because my husband has some trouble walking very far however the Cadillac Theatre is right next door to this hotel and the Chicago Theater isn't far. Also within walking distance is the Old Marshal Fields which is now Macy's but still as great as ever and just a few blocks E. on Randolph.
When we checked in, I couldn't find my preferred Kimpton number and so we went up to our room which was VERY small. I'm sure the room would have worked although a bit tight, but I finally found my number and we walked down to the desk and asked for an upgrade. The girl at the desk gave us a larger room on the same floor.
The hotel looks to have recently had some remodeling. The decor makes me think of a modern take on Art Deco. Very artsy and colorful and fun, and seems to fit into the Theatre District frame of mind. However, I agree with someone who didn't like the bathroom doors which are a type of French door and open out into the room. You just don't have the feel of privacy that you sometimes want in a bathroom.
Our new, larger room didn't have a view other than buildings but that's typical in a large city. This room looked a little bare as if a chair or piece of furniture was missing?? I'm submitting a photo so you can see for yourself.
We went to the wine reception in the lobby and the desk clerks and other employees were dressed for Halloween which made things fun and festive for the evening before we took off for our dinner and show.
My overall feel for the place was that it seemed nice enough if you get a good price. The bedding and bathroom seemed clean and the service for us was friendly although nothing overboard.
If you want to go to the Mag. Mile, most would probably want to take a short taxi ride.
- 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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