Hotel Allegro Chicago - A Kimpton Hotel
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My first challenge with this room, I can see, is going to be the aircon. It came on without my permission, I'm shivering, now what?! Anyway, we landed - hurrah! Our flight ended up delayed by 2 hours, seeing us finally get to the (lovely) hotel at about 3:30, having tackled the trains and wandered up and down the theatre district looking lost for a …
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Orientation started with my uncle, ma, grammie, and brother Cole driving me into the city from St. Charles, a suburb nearby. I didn't really know what to expect for a hotel....but was enamored when I saw the beautiful Hotel Allegro, which is a mix of contemporary modern and eclectic.....totally my style!
I got to hang out in my room for awhile …
What a day, what a day.
I was awoken early Thursday morning by.......my allergies. Once I got the motivation to get out of bed and get ready for my jam-packed day, I headed out into the world (after doing my morning check of fb and email of course). We received a gift card at the beginning of the week to use at Corner Bakery for breakfast....I' …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Allegro Chicago - A Kimpton Hotel
A good value
I stayed at the Allegro reluctantly (with my family) for an evening primarily because it was right next door to the Cadillac Theatre and my wife made the reservation. I'm not sure what the people who complained were talking about. It was a good value for the money. Not the Ritz, but the Ritz is not $159 per night. The rooms were clean, nicely appointed and the service was fine. It was exactly like most boutique hotels in this price range that aim for eccentric style at a reasonable (not cheap) price. I'd stay there again.
We booked this hotel for the second leg of our Chicago stay..it was great!!!! The Lion King package was pricey but reasonable, given the ticket costs and the Suite. Room was great....classical music greeted us when we entered our room after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. NYTimes and Chicago Tribune at your door every morning. One block from the Washington El train station. We never saw the small rooms that every one apparently doesn't like, but the Suite rooms were fun and our kids loved it. Dunkin Doughnuts and Corner Bakery down the block. City Hall, Picasso structure....this was a great place. Book it and also use the Golden Touch Limo service...reasonable. Omar is a super guy.
I did alot of research online before deciding to book my Chicago vacation at the Allegro. They evidently only have certain rooms they'll put you in when you get the internet rate versus theirs-see Hotel Allegro website & you can see there is a bit of difference in pricing.
I searched this Hotel thru the internet- and read the reviews, but decided to be the judge. The location was in the heart of the loop. Which to find out dosen't really matter- since everything is so close together. It was our 1 year wedding anniversary, and I wanted to pick a little Romantic get-away fro the 2 of us, and you can just say that it didn/t turn out that way. The floor that our room was on (the 7th) was really dirty. When we arrived in our room, I thought I had booked in the Motel 6. The comforter had big stains- from the previous of course, and the bathtub had curly black hairs- with a little yellow surprise in the toilet. The room was extremely small, and everytime that my husband would us the Iron- the bathroom would start to short. I of course wanted to cry- since I even had flight problems along the way- which would consist of loosing a Bag. Any-way I pulled the mananger aside and told him of our horrible room, and he in-exchange gave us a suite upgrade at no charge. Thank God. Now I will tell you the suite was rather nice and roomy- and the Jaz tub was a plus. So I would have to say that if you insist on staying at the Allegro- PLEASE save your-self the trouble and pay the little extra to get the suite. Dont do my mistake.......... Amy
The decor of the room was lovely. The room size was a little small.
Loved the wine reception every evening. The staff was very helpful with directions and recommendations.
The location of the hotel wasn't very good during a holiday weekend though. We had to travel at least a mile because the area was like a ghost town due to holiday closings.
Otherwise, it was a great hotel.
Funky hotel loved it!
We got this hotel through Priceline when we went into Chicago for the Blues festival. the rooms were clean and attractive and for once not decorated with florals! The only thing about the hotel we didn't like was the short length of the beds.My husband it 6'4" and he was hanging off the end! Other than that we enjoyed our stay, the bar and the hotel service were very good, and we would definitely stay here again.
Firstly i was so excited knowing that i was going to have this romantic stay with my husband at this hotel because i booked the love shack rate over the internet for $159, well this did not happen, I phoned front desk to ask them about my package they said that i had booked the super saver rate which was not right, i hade the paper work in front of me saying that i had booked the love shack rate, but they didnt want to hear what i hade to say so i left it at that,Then to make it even worse the porter ripped us off $5. The stay in this hotel really sucked it was the worse stay that we had in the usa. The super 8 hotels were 5+ stars compared to this place. I would not advise anyone to stay here!!!!This place is a total rip off and not forgetting the $30 a night for parking!!!!!
I was a little hesitant about the Allegro from reading some of these reviews. I booked through Hotwire which doesnt tell you the name of the hotel until you have committed yourself financially. My girlfriend and I went down for the 4th of July. We found the hotel to be pretty cool, the decor was unique. When I got there I told the desk clerk that I had been reading some of these reviews and that they said that the rooms were small, he upgraded me at no charge, I'd hate to see the room I would have gotten without the upgrade, the rooms were quite small but not bad. Kind of cozy actually. Staff were friendly and helpful although I tried to call the Concierge a few times and got no answer.Room Service food was pretty good, valet parking was $30.00 a night but I guess that's Chicago.It really all depepds on what you are used to, if you are used to the Drake, you probably won't like the Allegro that much, but if you just want kind of a funky place to lay your head, this is good. The rooms were air conditioned adequately, bathrooms were a little small but what do you need?Right near Michigan Avenue, theatre district area. I thought the Allegro was all in all not a disappointing place to stay.
My girlfriend and I actually didn't stay initially at the Allegro. We had decided at the last minute to extend our stay by a day so we came a day earlier. We stayed at the Wyndham Chicago that first day not because the Allegro had no room but because Expedia had offered me four star hotel (expedia rating) for $99. The catch was that I wouldn't know what hotel I was staying until I had payed for it. I was surprise to find the Wyndham which was a hotel in initial list when I was looking at hotels to stay in, in Chicago. I loved the Wyndham's room. When we moved to the Allegro the next day it was dissapointment because our room was smaller than at the Wyndham. Our bathtub which we had used for a bubble bath at the Wyndham for both us was too small at the Allegro to try the same thing. The room colors were very nice and original.
Our stay at the Allegro Chicago hotel (...) was excellent, very inexpensive, and clean compared to other Chicago loop hotels. Very close to the subway and trains, right in the entertainment district next to theatres, and a block away from great pizza (they delivered to our room in 45 minutes!). You can take the subway directly to either airport, (I went to Midway Airport in half an hour) much easier and faster than driving.