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“Great Chicago experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kinzie Hotel
Ranked #16 of 186 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Chicago experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed at the Amalfi hotel from May 24th to May 28th and had an amazing experience. The location of the hotel was perfect. In walking distance to all attractions and train and subwayline. Great location for shopping as well. The hotel itself was very clean and welcoming. Great touch by adding breakfast in the morning on each floor. Rooms were spacious and clean and beds were very comfortable. All the employees were wonderful and very helpful in reccommending places to visit, tours and of course great restaurants. They offered us water, lemonade which was great on those humid days and most of all were very, very freindly. Many thanks to Chase, Hillary, Karine and all who work at the front desk. Oh yes, and thanks for all the special coupons. We would not have been able to get into certain restaurants without the priority seating. Overall an amazing experience. One last very minor deatail. Providing trays for breakfast would be a great touch! Just a thought. Thanks again for everything. We will certianly visit again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We loved the welcoming staff here and the added little touches were just fabulous. The lemon cookies at check in were so delicious and a nice gesture. The rooms are not just your average rectangles. They have different shapes and face different textural views. Our friends asked to be moved because they were facing a brick wall and the staff moved them easily. Their new room was so quirky and had a long hallway and then when you turned the corner the bedroom was there! Every night they had free hors d'oeuvres and drinks in th elounge. The drinks were great, especially their signature Amalfatini! They will give you a recipe card even! The hotel is located in the midst of everything on the Miracle Mile! The staff is helpful and wonderfully able to direct you to any attraction you are seeking. We will return when we visit Chicago again! This is such a good deal for its location and it was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Olive, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

We've stayed at the Amalfi now many times, and it's refreshing to have the staff recognize us and call us by our first names. The attention to detail and the numerous personal touches make the Amalfi hard to beat. Add to that an unbelievable location where one can walk to the best Chicago has to offer and you have the recipe for an impeccable time in the Windy City! We really love the evening reception and the breakfast - very nice, and just another example of going the extra mile for their guests.

Can't wait to book again this summer!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms, and the suites are incredible. Very quiet all around...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony D
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Kirksey, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

It's the second time we've stayed here. The location is perfect - near the subway and bus stop. The staff is EXTREMELY helpful - especially the bellmen. The afternoon Happy Hour of drinks and snacks was great. Folks gather here to socialize and we met some nice people from around the country during our stay. The breakfast is nothing fancy, but the food is fresh and good and nicely displayed on every floor. The beds and pillows are VERY comfortable. The place is spotless. The furnishings are nice. We would definitely recommend this place. (The view isn't great from some of the rooms if that's a big deal to you.)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank West-Ky-Travelers
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

I know that as humans we tend to gravitate toward the familiar ...my husband and I went on a whim and decided to look at hotels that did not sound familair to us. We are so glad that we chose the amalfi. From valet to check in to evening reception to the rooms...we were so pleased! The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. The evening reception was fabulous. The location was central to everywhere we wanted to walk to. The breakfast was typical continental ...but having it on every floor was quite the bonus , especially when you don't want to head to a dining room first thing in the morning. Great stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cassemlee
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AmalfiHotelChicago, Front Office Manager at Kinzie Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
What a gracious review! We’re delighted you and your husband decided to give us a try and to know your stay was an enjoyable one! I’m pleased you found our complimentary continental breakfast to your liking—especially the convenience of it being served on each floor! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your review with the TripAdvisor community and look forward to welcoming you back upon your next stay in Chicago!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Driza
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Additional Information about Kinzie Hotel

Property: Kinzie Hotel
Address: 20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-6392
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Green Hotel in Chicago
#15 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#16 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#17 Family Hotel in Chicago
#22 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,894 - ₹ 34,898
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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Also Known As:
Chicago Amalfi Hotel
Amalfi Hotel Chicago

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