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Kinzie Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My two elementary-age children and I stayed at the Kinzie Hotel for four nights in February 2018. The location is good - a block north of the river, and surrounded by dining options, both nice restaurants and fast casual establishments such as Protein Bar and Lyfe Kitchen. A branch of Yolk is also very nearby and good for breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, the Kinzie offers a cold buffet on every floor, with food that you take back to your room to eat. Much of it consisted of rather stale baked goods, but there were also yogurts, cheese sticks, and boiled eggs. There is no convenient eating surface in the room, and just one tray, so eating was a little awkward, and would have been a lot harder with younger children. We had room 614 on the sixth floor, a "deluxe" two-queen room with a city view overlooking the front of the building. There was a window seat, which was nice, and three huge windows with blackout blinds. The room itself was rather cramped, but there was almost no noise from the street or adjoining rooms, or even the bar/lounge across the hallway. The bathroom was an average size, and had a fixed shower over a bathtub. The towels were much thicker and larger than average hotel towels. I liked that the lamp in the bathroom had a nightlight option, but the main lighting was rather dim. The bar/lounge is open daily 5-8 pm, offering unlimited free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, plus guests receive tokens for alcoholic drinks, which is a nice touch.

A very nice hotel. .;.......................................

In town for work meetings. Very comfortable, looking ve the cozy room for happy hour, great approach to providing breakfast in convenient location. Excellent high speed Internet! And really nice staff

My husband & I had tickets for the Blackhawks game Friday night, we decided to stay in the city! The Kinzie Hotel had a super deal to suit our budget! Location is fantastic for shops, restaurants & bars. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, no wait for check-in. We also received four coins for a complimentary drink at there bar/apps at there location. I couldn’t say enough about this place, we will be back in the future.

Check-in was easy and friendly. The room was perfect for us. The happy hour was quite amazing as well. I can't wait to go back!

Very spacious for Chicago. Staff was amazing. Really enjoyed our stay.

Absolutely loved this hotel. Extremely affordable too.

This hotel was a decent value. Friendly staff. Room was clean and comfortable. Continental breakfast on your floor was nice to grab a snack and coffee; the food was edible but not great. Free drinks was also a nice touch, but the "hotel bar" was awkward, small, and windowless--we only went once. Overall would recommend for the price.

Lots of amenities, friendly staff and a very convenient location to loads of amazing restaurants and shopping. One unexpected expense: the parking is $65/day. We were a little taken-aback by that. There is plenty of self-parking nearby if this bothers you.

We enjoyed our stay here. It was close to many of the things we wanted to see. The subway and buses were nearby. Gerry, our guy who checked us in, made a big effort to locate us in a quiet room. We did appreciate him.

This hotel is wonderful! Lovely decor, outstanding location, and cool building! The ONLY thing I would improve is the water pressure in the shower. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable stay, and I would stay again.

Very friendly and helpful staff (doormen and Ashley especially ). Liked the bar and appetizers. Quiet. Our voiew wasn’t great but it was still a great hotel

Very clean and comfortable. Great staff! Would highly recommend this to friends and family! Walking distance to the Chicago Theater and many good restaurants and bars.

I have stayed with various family members over the years and keep coming back.

My main observation is that our room was designed by someone who was good at visuals and very poor at function and comfort. There was not one comfortable chair in the room (there was a high chair). There was no desk. There only was a small circular table. The "couch" had no back to lean on! The bathtub was so slippery that I had to go out and buy a mat in order to take a shower safely. The hotel's written policy is that if you want a small microwave, you have to rent it from them at additional cost. There were no curtains; only pull up/down shades. The TV did not tune stations properly; the explanation was that 'we have a problem, and we are going to have a contractor look at it'. The hotel added a charge to account for "breakfast" and an early evening drink and nibbles. Mixed value is a fair description; the food was alright, but both ran out of key items several times.

Great location. Comfortable, clean room. Nice continental breakfast.

Enjoyed this hotel. Nice style, close to everything. I would stay here again. The room had a bad view, but it didn't matter as not in the room much. The evening reception is really nice. Strong drinks and good apps. The staff were excellent. We arrived early, hopeful they could hold our bags and the room was ready so we were checked in. Really enjoyed the breakfast in the morning. Well done. I did. It see/hear any children at this hotel, so may be more of grown-up place.

Nice hotel, good location. Breakfast was a nice perc. and also the happy hour tokens I got when I checked in. The only thing I could say that was negative was the bed. The mattress in my room badly needed replacing. It was lumpy and saggy. That being said the view of the skyline was FANTASTIC.

good location for theater and downtown access. Liked the noon checkout. Didn't like the nightly fee added on - since didn't use the gym or night cocktails.

The hotel is clean. The location is quiet but also centrally located. Excellent location!!

20 W Kinzie St Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chicago Theatre and Wrigley Building
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Near North Side, Kinzie Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Chicago Theatre and Wrigley Building. This 215-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Chicago and also a short walk from Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre and Tribune Tower.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All of Kinzie Hotel's 215 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

Renovated in 2014, Kinzie Hotel offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 64.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Kinzie Hotel

Everyone (36) Couples (319) Business (141) Family (121) Friends (105) Other (29)
4

pleasant boutique hotel

Everyone

My two elementary-age children and I stayed at the Kinzie Hotel for four nights in February 2018. The location is good - a block north of the river, and surrounded by dining options, both nice restaurants and fast casual establishments such as Protein Bar and Lyfe Kitchen. A branch of Yolk is also very nearby and good for breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, the Kinzie offers a cold buffet on every floor, with food that you take back to your room to eat. Much of it consisted of rather stale baked goods, but there were also yogurts, cheese sticks, and boiled eggs. There is no convenient eating surface in the room, and just one tray, so eating was a little awkward, and would have been a lot harder with younger children. We had room 614 on the sixth floor, a "deluxe" two-queen room with a city view overlooking the front of the building. There was a window seat, which was nice, and three huge windows with blackout blinds. The room itself was rather cramped, but there was almost no noise from the street or adjoining rooms, or even the bar/lounge across the hallway. The bathroom was an average size, and had a fixed shower over a bathtub. The towels were much thicker and larger than average hotel towels. I liked that the lamp in the bathroom had a nightlight option, but the main lighting was rather dim. The bar/lounge is open daily 5-8 pm, offering unlimited free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, plus guests receive tokens for alcoholic drinks, which is a nice touch.

By , from Michigan on Feb 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2018

Dear Ruth, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your stay. It was our pleasure hosting your family. I am so happy to know you found your room to be quiet and the bath amenities were to your liking. Thank you for taking advantage of our daily breakfast. I appreciate your suggestions regarding our pastries. Our River North location is perfectly convenient and I hope we can welcome you and your family back very soon.

5
Everyone

A very nice hotel. .;.......................................

By on Feb 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2018

We really appreciate your kind review of the Kinzie, and we love it! Thanks.

5

location, location, location!

Everyone

In town for work meetings. Very comfortable, looking ve the cozy room for happy hour, great approach to providing breakfast in convenient location. Excellent high speed Internet! And really nice staff

By , from San Francisco on Jan 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2018

Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay, Road Warrior! I greatly appreciate the high rating and I'm elated that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our team strives to provide great service and I am happy you enjoyed our convenient breakfast service. I hope we can welcome you back to River North and the Kinzie Hotel soon!

5

perfect spot for a minibreak

Everyone

My husband & I had tickets for the Blackhawks game Friday night, we decided to stay in the city! The Kinzie Hotel had a super deal to suit our budget! Location is fantastic for shops, restaurants & bars. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, no wait for check-in. We also received four coins for a complimentary drink at there bar/apps at there location. I couldn’t say enough about this place, we will be back in the future.

By , from chicago on Jan 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2018

Laura, we are glad you had a perfect stay and were able to enjoy some Kinzie Coins. We cannot wait for you to return and shout about it some more. Thank you for the kind words!

5

awesome surprise!

Everyone

Check-in was easy and friendly. The room was perfect for us. The happy hour was quite amazing as well. I can't wait to go back!

By , from Minneapolis/St. Paul on Jan 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, Tami. I am elated to know that you had a perfect stay! We look forward to providing a warm welcome back on your return to Chicago.

5
Everyone

Very spacious for Chicago. Staff was amazing. Really enjoyed our stay.

By on Dec 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 25, 2017

Thank you for your amazing review and comments about the staff. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you return to the Kinzie in the new year.

5
Everyone

Absolutely loved this hotel. Extremely affordable too.

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review of your recent stay at the Kinzie Hotel. We love that you loved your time with us while in Chicago and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

4

decent hotel, good location.

Everyone

This hotel was a decent value. Friendly staff. Room was clean and comfortable. Continental breakfast on your floor was nice to grab a snack and coffee; the food was edible but not great. Free drinks was also a nice touch, but the "hotel bar" was awkward, small, and windowless--we only went once. Overall would recommend for the price.

By , from Kansas City on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Thank you for this super review of your recent stay with us! I am glad you had the time to enjoy our amenities such as the DoubleCross Lounge and our daily continental breakfast. I appreciate your feedback on our menu and the friendly staff. I hope we can welcome you back soon!

4

convenient, friendly and clean

Couples

Lots of amenities, friendly staff and a very convenient location to loads of amazing restaurants and shopping. One unexpected expense: the parking is $65/day. We were a little taken-aback by that. There is plenty of self-parking nearby if this bothers you.

By , from Lafayette, IN on Nov 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 1, 2017

Thank you for this awesome review! I am so glad to know our friendly staff was so helpful and that you enjoyed the amenities in your room and around the hotel. I hope to welcome you back soon.

5

centrally located, quiet, breakfast was convenient

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay here. It was close to many of the things we wanted to see. The subway and buses were nearby. Gerry, our guy who checked us in, made a big effort to locate us in a quiet room. We did appreciate him.

By on Nov 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 4, 2017

Thank you for your kind rating and excellent review of the Kinzie Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us.