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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Retro glam digs in the Loop with hearty Italian fare, wine happy hours and a theatrical location

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Kimpton Hotel Allegro
171 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1183 Reviews
Pleasantly Pleased
Reviewed 2 days ago

First & foremost, I'm a Reviews reader on everything. I go straight to the "bad" reviews to see what percentage of guests out of the whole gave those reviews...and if the 'issues' are something I can deal with from my own experience. That being said, our experience with the Kimpton Allegro downtown Chicago was pleasant! We were allowed to check in before the standard 3 pm time...a plus! The check-in, check-out, valet, concierge, & housekeeping staff were ALL pleasant & welcoming! The staff even sent a birthday cake (slice) to our room for my husband's birthday, which was a nice touch! Overall, I'd give the hotel & our stay a 5-star rating. However, I lowered it to a 4-star ONLY because the room was SO small (yet cozy for a romantic stay), that a lounge chair, couch, etc. wouldn't fit in the room. The bathroom was SO small that even I as a petite woman could barely turn around in it. And lastly, the walls are TRULY paper thin...we heard are 'neighbors' on EVERYTHING. Lol. Overall, we'll stay here again. {Lisa & Bruce}

Fantastic stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed one night in a standard 2 bed room July 13th. We arrived 5 hours before standard check in and the wonderful concierge found us a room that was ready and let us check in early! The entire staff was fantastic. The room, although small, was beautifully updated and met all of our needs. Would definitely recommend!

Unwelcoming staff
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff at the reception desk were not welcoming at all. They didn't bother saying welcome when I told them we have travelled a long distance from Canada! Both me and my friend felt like they don't like us the way they looked at us and talked to us!

The caretakers were very nice though!

The toilet was not as clean as I expected. The bathroom door had some issues!

Beautiful and friendly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Immaculate lobby with very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are small but nice and bed was comfy. They really take care of you - they check in with texts to make sure you have everything. I forgot toothpaste and it was delivered to my room all via text exchange. Can't wait to visit again.

All Good at Allegro
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location with easy access to public transport, restaurants, theaters, the Riverwalk, Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Friendly staff, clean rooms with an art deco flair, nice free coffee setup in the lobby each morning. Bathroom was small but ergonomic. The only suggestion I have is to relocate the room safe which was on the floor of the closet. You practically had to lie down on the floor to access the safe and no matter how clean a hotel room appears to be, you never want to roll around on the carpet!