Great stay recently at the Kimpton Allegro! Staff was nice and friendly, the lobby was really beautiful and amazing fitness center. The main downside was how tiny the room was including the bathroom and you could tell a dog had been in the room, it smelled like strong dog poop. Walls were paper thin, ...
Clearly one of the best options to see Chicago on a budget, staff is so friendly and this hotel has everything. Just need to be prepared to pay for parking everywhere including the hotel that goes 60 dls per night. But still a good price by the area. This hotel is located at walking distance of everything, ...
A truly old school place. The lobby is stunning. The location is perfect depending on what you're doing in Chicago. In my case, the room was tiny, but still would have done the job if I didn't have to bring my child at the last minute. I had to get a twin mattress brought to the room, which was still ...
I appreciated the spacious (older but well maintained) rooms. clean. good beds. fridge and coffee maker, desk etc. functional business office with free printer. neighborhood seems fine during daylight hours. night is a greater concern. local italian restaruant 0.4 miles away. not much else around there. stayed there attending a meeting in the area and was a good choice for me.
I don’t know why some people came Trying to push themselves into my room. They had been assigned my room; meaning that someone at the desk did not do their job well. But they called me immediately to apologize and fixed it.
When we went to check-in, we had waited 20 minutes b/c the staff was having conversation and taking pictures with another guest. From there the guy couldn't find my reservation, due to my last name, however he said he had searched first and last. I had to look for my confirmation number, but the Internet reception sucked and it took forever to load. Once I finally got my room key, we went up to to the room, only to find that it was not serviced from the previous guests. When I went back to the front desk and told them, they asked me if I was serious? As if I was trying to get over on them. I had taken pictures and shown them, in which case they gave me a new room and sent me on my way. An apology would have been more appropriate... from there we changed and went out passing by the desk, they ignored us,as we were going to ask for places to eat. On check-out the desk guy asked, what card I wanted to pay with, I told him that I had already pre-paid in which he looked confused and then double checked. He then said ok your good to go and I left. The location was great and the room itself was good. The breakfast was ok, but for $25 you can find much better options, considering that I dont eat pork, I had very few choices. Overall I feel that the customer service is severly lacking and that makes for a very poor experience. I personally would not recommend and would not go back.
Great hotel. Perfect location (less than a mile away from Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, etc., awesome breakfast (if your room includes it). Worth the money. Wi-fi was not included with my room but the receptionist gave me complimentary access for the entire stay. Great experience!
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Chicago visitors won't want to miss the Art Institute of Chicago and its impressive collection of Asian, modern and American art and much, much more.
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The South Side is Chicago's largest area and includes many parks and public beaches. Also located here are Jackson Park, site of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry (the last remaining building from the Exposition), and Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. The West Loop is known for its ethnic enclaves, hip eateries on Randolph Street, and is home to the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Overall, visitors should try to find Chicago hotels they can use for a base of operations because this vast city and all its sites can't be explored in one day — or even a week.