We live in the Chicago area and have stayed in several hotels in the city. I think I'm officially done with "boutique" hotels. We just spent two nights at the hotel (valet parking package). On the first day we were not able to check in until 4:00, instead of 3:00 p.m. Yes, we walked around to kill time, but really would have liked to rest in the room from a full day at the Art Institute. The room was clean (bathroom was very clean), but the decor was average and the furniture is really showing wear. The carpet really looked dirty in several areas. We did get a drink and snack at the manager's reception, a nice perk. The Aveda products in the bathroom area a nice touch, but the towels were a bit sparse. The hotel does allow dogs, which are supposedly on a special "dog floor." Given that the hotel is only 6 floors, I can tell you that was not the case since I saw dogs in the elevator going up to higher floors (we were on 2), but we also had a large dog next door to us. It left out a big "woof" the first evening when we got back to the room, but never made another sound that we heard. Since I'm allergic to dogs, it's my own fault for not verifying that we were in a dog-free room. Vacuuming alone will not remove all the dander after a dog or cat stay in the room. The morning continental breakfast that is included was fine and is a nice benefit as well. The front desk and valet staff were very pleasant.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chicago Amalfi Hotel
- Amalfi Hotel Chicago