Kimpton Hotel Allegro
What We Love
- Direct access to the Cadillac Palace Theater (it’s in the same building) as well as the rest of Chicago’s theater district
- Extensive green initiatives
- Six floors of the hotel are devoted to guests with pets
- Nightly lobby wine hour hours from 5 to 6 p.m. and morning coffee/tea in the lobby
What To Know
- WiFi is free to members of the Kimpton Karma Rewards program; signing up is easy and can be done at check-in
- Guestrooms are compact but comfortable
- No pool
- No on-site spa, but in-room treatments are available
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
It starts with a grand entrance as you sweep down the red carpet of a three-story golden staircase. A towering fireplace warms the lobby, while such glam furnishings as curved velvet settees, circular leather lounges and rich gold curtains add drama. The Allegro, a Kimpton hotel, is a vibrant example of boutique-style hospitality that playfully tips its hat to Hollywood glamour.
Bed & Bath
Inspired by the golden age of luxury ocean liners, the guestrooms are compact yet indulgent, with black upholstered headboards, geometric silver wallpaper and red pillows. Tech perks include flat-screen LCD TVs, iHome docking stations and laptop safes. Bathrooms are on the small side but have plush animal print robes, Altier Blum bath amenities and tub-shower combos.
You can throw on a suit or a cocktail dress and in two minutes be settled in a prime seat at the 2,500-seat Cadillac Palace Theater, housed in the same building as the hotel. Afterward meander over for some top late night dining at 312 Chicago, which excels at Italian bar bites and family-style pastas. Then cap of the evening with a tipple at Bar Allegro. Work it off at the 24/7 fitness center.
In the Area
Home to Second City, the Shubert Theatre and the 1921 French Baroque–style Chicago Theatre, Chi-Town has long been a haven for the performing arts. Take your pick of comedy, live theater and jazz, much of it in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Head to Millennium Park for a close-up shot against the Cloud Gate, also known as “the Bean,” a 110-ton, highly polished stainless steel sculpture that reflects the skyline. And when cold weather hits, sip hot cocoa and skate on the park’s ice rink, open from mid-November to mid-March. Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for more cutting-edge artworks, from video installations to massive walk-through sculptures, all created after 1945. Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel is Grace, one of Chicago’s buzziest new restaurants. Seventeen chefs prepare the mega-luxe tasting menus, a wonder of rare ingredients and artistic presentation. Reserve well in advance.
How to Get There
We stayed here for the Chicago Marathon 2019! What a perfect location for your family to have as a base area to meet you at the different check points without them having to run a marathon! LOL The hotel was beyond our expectations with service! bell man assistance! decor! and the quality of the most comfy bed & linens! All of this is important when needed a nice resting nest before a big race. They also don't skimp on their coffee & tea selections. We truly enjoyed staying here & plan to book for next year! Almost don't want to share how great as we need a room for next year!
Great central location however info on amenities not posted in room as they typically are - otherwise, we may have taken advantage of them. We had 2 adjoining rooms which was good because the room with 1 king bed was incredibly small.
We had one night here and it was just okay. The lobby is beautiful and the room was well appointed, but it was extremely small with one very small window in the corner. The bathroom was tiny and you had to learn over the toilet to wash your hands.
The front desk staff were extremely polite to the businessmen checking in at the same time as us, but less so to us.
We were booked with our small dog whom was with us when we walked in. They gave us keys to a 19th floor room then said they had to change it and moved us down to 6 after she ‘remembered’ we had the dog with us.
The location was convenient to everything and the amenities were as expected from a Kimpton. Really it was the room and the staff that were disappointing. It seems this is definitely a business hotel, not somewhere to go with loved ones.