Hotel Burnham - A Kimpton Hotel
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Nice breakfast and back to the room to pack and chill for a while. We must book out by 12 oclock local. Our transfer to O'Hare Airport doesn't come till 4.30 pm so maybe a few more sights and certainly some shopping.
Debit card decided to not work in an ATM last night, so we are winging it on our last dollars. Debit card has been extremely …
... another three or four beans in the grinder and to top it up. The espresso machine is used just as scientifically - beans are ground immediately before use by one staff member, another extracts the espresso shot while a third steams the milk. With person #4 taking orders at the start, and #5 plating up and delivering, it's a real production line - no wonder queues form! And that's just for cappuccinos, lattés etc - other staff cover the French Press, tea making ...
... real Chicago. I'm hopeful it will be a good day.
Today ended up being a lot more enjoyable than yesterday as we got to know a bit more about the Windy City. We were actually woken up by something strange - a whole group of military helicopters that kept circling around the city skyline. I turned on the news to see if there might be some reason why, but there was no mention of it. There was however the news that Australia now has a new Prime Minister due to ...
While in Chicago we were able to stay with one of Brett's old college friends Tomas who lives in the popular Wrigleyville area. After taking a walk around the famous Wrigley Field baseball stadium we enjoyed some burgers and beers across the street from the stadium. The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying music and beers on Tomas' outdoor patio with his funny roommate Will, and one of ...
... viewing the 18 WallDog art murals
housing no less than 5 museums.. my fav. being the Rte 66 Hall of Fame & Museum..
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This hotel is the most amazing place, it is well worth the money and a definite place to stay.
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Wonderful little getaway
We were first-time visitors to Chicago for a wedding in mid-July and booked our stay at the Hotel Burnham mainly due to the great reviews.
It was even better than we hoped! The hotel, while small, has a wonderful "funky-hip-elegant" thing going for it. The staff was extremely helpful and the complimentary evening wine and morning coffee service was a real treat. The other couples in the wedding party stayed at one of the "bigger" hotels a few blocks away, but wished they had follwed our lead! We will definitely make more getaway plans for Chicago and the Hotel Burnham.
This was the best experience of my life. If it had not been for Tracy Alexander and John Cotter, I would have never gotten a ticket to the OPRAH'S FAVORTIE THINGS show. The two went out of their way to get me a ticket to any show. Let alone "The Show". It was a last minute deal, but they pulled it off! Tracy got us tickets and had no idea what show we were going to. The look in her eyes when we got back to the Hotel to tell her we were at the "Show" was worth a million. She really did her job. They really went out of their way to accomadate us an BOY did they! I not only loved our suite, and the cafe, the Oprah thing, I loved the history of this place, the ATWOOD CAFE , its so beautiful. I was in awe of the whole trip and I will not even consider checking into anoteher place before checking with the staff here first. This is a five star staff.
Hotel Burnham is perfect
We stayed at the Hotel Burnham over July 4th weekend. It is in a great
location in the loop, across the street from Marshall Fields. There are
free trolleys that stop at MF to get on and off for visiting major
attractions. It was so easy to get around and lots of good places to
eat. We went to the Taste of Chicago, saw the best fireworks display
ever.The streets are clean, people are friendly and there is so much to
do and see. I thought I loved NY but now Chicago is my kind of PLace!!
The hotel is awesome, the conceirges and staff were wonderful!!! Free
wine every evening in the hotel lobby and a great restaurant is next to
The hotel is amazing. Very cozy and in the heart of everything. The staff was very nice. Wonderful place to stay.
Unique and Inviting
I had a wonderful stay at the Burnham. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always attentive. Enjoyed staying in a boutique hotel instead of an impersonal, large hotel. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique experience.
A wonderful weekend romantic getaway. Great views. My wife loved it.
What a unique and wonderful hotel. Our suite on the 14th floor overlooked the theater district, Marshall Fields, the Hancock Towner and Lake Michigan through huge picture windows. The location is fantastic, close to public transportation, and accessible via foot to everything in the city. The architectural integrity of the historic skyscraper buidling has been retained throughout and is not at all "kitschy." The room had a CD player, free high speed internet access and neat toiletries. Even the restuarant was good (if a bit pricey). Highly recommended for those who are tired of the big chains, but still want all the amenities.
My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend at Hotel Burhnam. Service was impeccable, from the kindness of the doorman who took our car when we arrived, cold, tired and frazzled from the snow and rush hour traffic, to the thoughtful desk clerk who promptly poured us each a glass of wine and directed us to the fireplace in the lobby. A birthday card and small gift awaited us in our room, which had a nice view of the park (as requested) and was small but immaculately clean and cozy. Heavy cut glasses, wine glasses, a CD player, and quality toiletries were pleasant surprises. Our request for our car was handled promptly in the morning while we sipped complimentary coffee. When we returned Saturday evening and expressed disappointment at missing the wine social by a matter of moments, the clerk asked our room number and shortly thereafter personally delivered a full bottle of wine to our room! Breakfast in the Atwood Cafe Sunday morning was pricey but excellent, just the perfect splurge for a Groundhog Day birthday! The architecture of the hotel is spectacular and its location, within walking distance of a number of good restaurants, was perfect for our needs. We hadn't been in Chicago in 16 years and if we ever return, we will stay again at Hotel Burnham. It was warm and inviting and its staff gets our compliments and thanks.
Satisfactory for the Money
Good location, good restaurant, good value. Decent but not stellar service. Intimate, sometimes crowded lobby. This rooms in this hotel are pleasant but small. We were four ladies to a room, which was too crowded. It would be adequate for two. The beds were extremely comfortable and the decor classy, but the only mirror was in the bathroom. Also, we had to call three times to have a fourth set of towels brought up. Get a room on a higher floor to avoid street noise.
Hotel Burnham a Great Deal
The Hotel Burnham was worth every penny. The cost is reasonable for the area and the accomodations are great. It is a recently renovated historical building. I recommend checking out the website for fun. The location is great...it sits on State & Washington directly across the street from the entrance to Marshall Fields and is withing walking distance of everything. The hotel is rather small so the service is great too. I would stay there every time if rooms were available.