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Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel

#20 of 182 Hotels in Chicago
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1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've walked past this hotel on my many trips to Chicago and always admired the handsome architecture of the place, but never stayed until a weekend deal for $99/ night was just too good to pass up. And wow! It did not disappoint. The building is lovingly restored, keeping the beautiful wrought iron and wood details. The rooms sizes were... More 

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Thank CNJJJP
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CNJJJP, Your review is absolutely amazing. What a wonderful story about the times you have walked pass the building and admired it. A great opportunity presents itself and you are able to stay at the Hotel Burnham. Location and the architecture made for a delightful stay. We are so central located, just a block or so between Theaters, shopping,... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, shout outs to employees Gretchen and Diego at the front desk and Chastity the bartender Saturday night. The building is beautiful and the recent renovations made an already lovely setting better. I'm so glad they kept the original details of this architectural treasure. We stayed in a room facing State Street with a view of the lake through... More 

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Thank sfestates
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sfestates, Wow! Gretchen, Diego and Chastity are ecstatic about the shout out and would like to thank you for it. We have an awesome staff that keeps the energy of the building positive and exciting. The new renovation really breathe life into the already beautiful building. This architectural gem gives us a great reminder of how talented Daniel Burnham... More 

Portland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My BFF and I spend our Friendiversary at the hotel Burnham. We picked it for the location and we were not disappointed. We were walking distance from everything, great shopping right out the door. When we arrived, we were greeted with a hot chocolate bar to beat the cold. We sat and drank in the lobby and enjoyed the calm... More 

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Thank brooken65
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brooken65, We are so happy that we were able to make a friendiversary celebration better than you could have imagined. Kimpton Hotels love celebrating guests while giving them a sense of home and comfort. It's a delight to hear that this special occasion with your BFF was not a disappointment and that you would stay again in a heartbeat.... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Kimpton hotels and this one did not disappoint. The nerd in me geeked out because this hotel is named after the great architect Daniel Burnham, so of course there are a lot of architectural details that are not to be missed. I went for my birthday and the staff provided complimentary sweet treats and champagne when I arrived.... More 

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BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa C, Thank you for loving Kimpton Hotels an also being a loyal guest. You scored big with us and we loved that you geeked out on the history of the building. It's guest like you that keep the Hotel Burnham name alive and we thank you for that alone. We are fortunate to be located in the center... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel in the renovated Reliance Building, and the staff was really friendly and helpful. Even the restaurant was very good, as a friend of mine who lives nearby wanted to go to brunch there. I hope to stay here again.

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Thank Mary S
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary S, Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Historic Reliance Building. The building is just as beautiful as it was in the 1800's, all of the intricate details still remains intact. We have a wonderful group of employee's that help bring out the beauty of the building. Thank... More 

Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Burnham far exceeded any expectations I had. My husband and I arrived in the city about 9 AM and stopped by the hotel to check a couple of bags so we did not have to lug them around the city. When we inquired at the front desk about checking bags, the attendant asked our name and told us our... More 

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BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Spatula259, Your review of the Hotel Burnham, staff and services are just amazing. Our goal is to make every guest feel like they are with their family. How thrilled we are to have you share your review with so many people on Tripadvisor. We are very appreciative of you kind words and we are looking forward to having you... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always look forward to my stays at the Hotel Burnham - I've stayed here 10-15 times over the past two years. A modest sized hotel with lovely comfortable rooms. By now, Gretchen at reception knows me by name but even if she's not there I feel very welcome. Good internet, good restaurant, nice wine hour 5-6, close to whatever... More 

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Thank Don H
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Don H, Thank you for your loyalty! Hotel Burnham and Atwood really appreciate you staying with us whenever you are in Chicago. Gretchen and the team love your feedback and can't wait to thank you in person. We hope that there is an opportunity for us to see more of you in 2016. Thank you for being a Kimpton... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enthusiastically agree with the positive reviews I have seen for the Hotel Burnham, the location, the architecturally beautiful building, the outstanding staff. Gretchen and Bill at the desk were superb in facilitating and assisting with various requests. The waitstaff at the restaurant were great, knowledgeable, pleasant. The housekeeping personnel were both competent, room beautifully attended to, and so pleasant,... More 

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BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marianne K, Please continue to stay at the Hotel Burnham when you need some time away from the suburbs. We want to share in your memories and all the delightful places you have attended including the Hotel Burnham. Your review of the Hotel Burnham is outstanding. We would love to have you with us more often. Please let us... More 

Lymm, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights last week - chose the hotel on the basis of the TA reviews and its position in relation to where I was working. Overall, I was very impressed. They've done a very sympathetic resoration job of the whole hotel and parts of it are just beautiful. My room (909) was on the 9th floor and... More 

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Thank David M
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David M, Thank you for giving us a chance and loving what we had to offer! The renovation of the property help us maintain the integrity of this magnificent landmark. We are especially excited that you enjoyed the staff and services provided. Because of our historic nature in architecture, we are always ways to bring guests to the property.... More 

Katy, Texas
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I became a reviewer on TripAdvisor after choosing this hotel based on reviews and loving it so much, I decided to review it as well. Then my love affair with Kimpton Hotels and TripAdvisor began. Needless to say, I was anxious to stay at Hotel Burnham again! It is still a great hotel. The staff is AMAZING (Especially Gretchen at... More 

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Thank ADVann3
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ADVann3, Wow... Gretchen is overjoyed by your wonderful comments. We are so thrilled that you have a love affair with Kimpton Hotels and appreciate you being loyal to the brand. The greatest thing about the Hotel Burnham is the location, it can't be beat. It sounds like your stay was everything you were expecting. I hope this bring you... More 

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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