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“The Atwood in the Burnham”

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The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #28 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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39 reviews
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“The Atwood in the Burnham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2009

This hotel is such a jewel, and the Atwood dining room is no exception. Lovely high ceilings with vintage detailing, red settees at some of the tables along the windows, and interesting chandeliers. After settling into a window table with settee, which my husband sat on being taller than I, we were delighted with the menu offerings and very nice wine list. Great service, delicious and inventive food, all with a window to the bustling State Street crowd.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2009

Everything about the Burnham is just charming and lovely. Yes, the rooms aren't the largest or grandest but the excellent service/staff, the location, the Atwood Restaurant, the fantastically comfortable bed, the lovely decor, and the amazingly beautiful restoration more than make up for the size of the rooms. The first time I visited, we were placed in perhaps the smallest room (Queen), with a rather small bathroom, on the third floor. Despite the not-so-great room/floor, I was still impressed enough to book reservations for a return trip. The second time I visited, we were placed in a somewhat larger room (King), with a view of State Street. Wow! The view from the "Chicago-style" windows was amazing. The service was fantastic--the person who cleaned our room left a hand-written welcome note. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2009

My husband and I fell in love with the Kimpton Hotels a few years ago in Washington DC. The Hotel Burnham did not disappoint us. The location is perfect - one block to the Blue Line, across the street from the Red Line. Easy train ride from O'Hare to the hotel. The building is gorgeous. The view was great. The bed was a little slice of heaven. The Atwood Cafe has excellent food, and our bar tender, Doug, was wonderful.

We are looking forward to visiting the newest Kimpton, Hotel Monaco, in Baltimore, and we are eagerly anticipating the opening of the Palomar in Philadelphia this fall.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2009

very cute rooms, very quiet
stayed in a king size, bed and linens were PERFECT

eat at the atwood cafe while you are there
the lobster ragoon was to die for, the mustard sauce, the plum sauce
just wow!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

Beautiful hotel. It's always fun to stay at a Kimpton for the amenities and design, although the rooms are often small. The Burnham is a beautifully updated property convenient to everything in the Loop and just a short walk to the L. Don't expect a Sheraton-sized room. Do expect a well-executed urban hotel in a great, historic building. An annoyance: $10 daily charge for wifi. Grrrrr.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Binghamton, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2009

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a week at the Hotel Burnham. This is a small boutique hotel created from the 1895 Reliance Building. Probably our finest hotel experience. Situated in the middle of the Loop, so you have quick access to the elevated trains and attractions like Grant Park and the Sears Tower. Excellent staff with attentive service. The building itself is magnificent, having been the benefit of a meticulous top to bottom restoration. All of the original details are there, with recreations made for those that were missing. The intricate iron grillwork of the original elevators is there, as well as the original iron staircases on each floor. Each room is actually fitted into what were office spaces in the original building. The Atwood Café off the lobby is first class and deserving of its own review. The hotel provides a complimentary wine tasting each day from 5 to 6 PM. Tiny bathroom, but we were so blown away by the rest of the hotel that we can overlook this!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2009

We loved this hotel. Very charming. Very nicely decorated rooms in historic building. Very friendly staff. We also enjoyed the Attwood restaurant for lunch. Room rate was also terrific. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel

Property: The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1603 (Formerly Hotel Burnham)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Chicago
#11 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#15 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#15 Business Hotel in Chicago
#21 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#24 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world, The Alise Chicago is an intimate boutique hotel like no other. Housed in the landmark Reliance Building, now beautifully restored, The Alise provides an authentic, luxurious and historic taste of the Windy City. In the heart of the Chicago Loop, across from Millennium Park, and home of the Atwood Restaurant, The Alise is near Chicago's top destinations and attractions. See the Windy City with the perfect homebase: Staypineapple at The Alise Chicago. ... more   less 
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Hotel Burnham Kimpton
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