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Kinzie Hotel
Ranked #17 of 185 Hotels in Chicago
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Toronto, Canada
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“Amalfi Hotel-great value for the weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I stayed here with friends over a weekend and you really could not ask for anything more. Clean rooms, nice staff and amazing location. We walked to pretty much everything in the city, or took a short walk to the train. The breakfast is basic, but definitely good enough (and better then spending an extra $10-$15 in a restaurant). The cocktail hour was fabulous and really an added bonus.
There is no reason why I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Chicago.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Many thanks for the 5-star review! We’re delighted to hear you and your friends enjoyed your recent stay with us. I’m pleased to know you were able to take advantage of our central downtown location and walk to the train and other nearby sites. I’m further pleased to know you enjoyed our complimentary amenities like the deluxe continental breakfast and evening cocktail reception. We appreciate your warm recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Best hotel we have stayed in the US at that price (booked direct with the hotel, not discount site.) One block back from the river , central but quiet at night. Great views of iconic architecture from our room which was spacious, clean and well equipped with large comfortable bed and chic decor. Very good value for a city centre hotel of this quality especially as continental breakfast was included, served on a buffet in the lobby of each floor so it could be taken back to your room to eat in bed or at the little dining table. Also included each evening complementary cocktails, drinks and a bread and cheese buffet great for mixing with other guests. Staff very friendly and booked us tickets for theatres etc and helped with local knowledge. Plenty of superb eateries nearby: Harry Carey's, Unos for deep pan pizza (worth the wait), Weber Grill etc.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you kindly for the glowing review! We’re overjoyed to receive such positive guest feedback. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and appreciated the convenience of it being served on each floor. I’m further pleased to hear how helpful our front office team was with recommendations and information about Chicago! We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service and it’s a pleasure to hear we delivered on that promise. Thank you again for taking the time to share your review. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

What's not to like? Free nightly open bar and snacks, free breakfast with coffee, juices, breads, cakes, cereals, yougurt, free business center with free PCs and printing, free wi-fi in the rooms, nice wide-screen TVs, friendly staff, across the street and around the corner from dozens of great restaurants, and more. This was my fifth annual stay, and I really like the place. About five block walk from the CTA Blue Line, too, for cheap transit to O'Hare. The open bar/lounge area has been redone, and it is functional but awkward for larger groups of friends. Still, free is free, and the food is usually a meal in itself if you don't want to go out. FYI, the breakfast is a buffet set up on each floor, opposite the elevator. You are eating in your room, not in a dining room. Tough to have a breakfast meeting unless you want to do it in your jammies!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you kindly for the glowing review! We’re overjoyed to receive such positive guest feedback. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed our complimentary amenities like our deluxe continental breakfast, evening cocktail reception and 24-hour business center. Coming from a frequent guest, your warm recommendation is truly appreciated. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for your 6th stay with us!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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Imola, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Excellent location. Room was very nice: I was lucky to get a corner room overlooking Kinzie street. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Wi-Fi worked great. Complimentary Happy Hour in the evening is rather unique among the hotels in the area. The complimentary continental breakfast is rather basic: a few pastries, coffee, cold milk and beverages, flakes and bread; it's self service but there are no tables therefore food must be consumed in the room; furniture includes a table. Car is a nightmare, as parking lots are extremely pricey in the area: just use cabs or public transportation, unless a car is strictly necessary to visit suburbs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for the kind review! We’re thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us! As you mentioned, we serve our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast on each floor and you have the option to take your breakfast back to your room but we do also offer access to our 6th floor Ravello Lounge where there is ample seating and tables for you to enjoy your breakfast. I’m pleased to know you were able to indulge in our complimentary evening cocktail reception as well. Thank you again for providing your valuable feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed over Thanksgiving weekend. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Room was very nicely appointed. WiFi worked great. Continental breakfast on every floor in the morning. Complimentary Happy Hour in the evening was great. (Saved us money also.) Excellent location. We'd definately return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community! We’re delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I’m also pleased you appreciated our complimentary amenities like our deluxe continental breakfast, evening cocktail reception and WiFi. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Amalfi Hotel is a beautiful classy hotel. The downtown location was great, close to many attractions, the river and good restaurants. The hotel was clean, the room was a good size, especially the bathroom. We loved the ammenities. The complimentary breakfast on our floor and the cocktail reception were awesome! We especially enjoyed the friendly, courteous staff who took care of us and checked us in and out quickly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Many thanks for the 5-star review! We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I’m happy you found our central downtown location to your liking and were able to take advantage of all the nearby restaurants and attractions. I’m especially pleased to receive such kind feedback about our team—we’ll be sure to share your comments with them! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
Guest Experience Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights for our anniversary, and a first time trip to Chicago. June 27 -30, 2012. A room on the top floor with the Lounge just down the hall. Great hotel, great staff, great service. Loved the included continental breakfast in the morning, and the fact that I could just wander out in my dressing gown to get something to eat and bring it back to my room. The best continental selection I've seen in many hotels. Made the breakfast experience so relaxing - didn't have to have my shower and get dressed before I could eat.
Plus the cocktail hour reception was inviting and charming. Whatever you wanted to drink, including a couple of specialty cocktails, and a nice antipasto table laid out. Don't forget to tip the bartenders as they do a great job.
It was hot when we stayed there, and there was fresh cold lemonade in the lobby when we came in, a really nice touch.
You could also borrow DVD's if you wanted to hang out in your room. Plus as a bonus, the hotel offered us a lovely bottle of wine for our anniversary. Came to our room as a surprise, and offered to open it on the spot for us. Lovely treat!
Requests were tended to promptly, and the staff at the front desk was very knowledgeable about local sights, and how to get where.
Definitely would stay here again if we return to Chicago.
Also a computer room (free of charge), and WIFI (included), make this hotel more than competitive in the busy Chicago hotel market.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you kindly for the gracious review! We’re flattered you chose to spend your anniversary with us and to know it was an enjoyable one! I’m delighted to know our Experience Designers were able to assist with you requests as well as directions and recommendations. I’m further pleased to know you found our complimentary amenities to your liking—especially our deluxe continental breakfast and evening cocktail reception. We appreciate the kind comments about our bartenders as well and will be sure to pass your feedback along! We’re truly honored to receive such a glowing review and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your next anniversary!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
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Property: Kinzie Hotel
Address: 20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-6392
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in Chicago
#16 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#17 Family Hotel in Chicago
#22 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinzie Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the vibrant River North district, Kinzie Hotel embodies the adventurous spirit of Chicago. Named after the renowned Chicago settler and silversmith, John Kinzie, the history and culture of this exciting city unfolds at our doorstep, waiting to be discovered. Boasting a central location near Michigan Avenue and the Loop, this contemporary Chicago boutique hotel is a sophisticated downtown escape for both business and leisure travelers. Whether your interests are arts, dining, shopping, or nightlife, our ideal location easily allows you to embark on an urban exploration of Chicago. Chic, comfortable accommodations feature Chicago-inspired design elements and luxurious amenities, including rejuvenating H2O Plus Spa products and Keurig coffeemakers. Enjoy our continental breakfast, conveniently served on each floor just steps from your guest room. Every evening from 5pm - 8pm, guests are welcome to unwind during our nightly reception in the Double Cross Lounge. Each guest will receive one complimentary drink per night and can enjoy an assortment of hors d'oeuvres. Stay connected with lightning-fast WiFi throughout the hotel or by visiting our 24-hour business center. Keep up with your workout schedule in a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, free weights, Yoga/Pilates mats, and more. At Kinzie Hotel, you'll experience Chicago like you never have before. ... more   less 
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