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
From the moment I walked in the door I was greeted with smiles - Rubie at the desk made me
Feel comfortable and eddies I was truly impressed, I checked in around 515 doing wine hour, there was a bellman standing and he was extremely friendly I forget his name but he surprised me with a bottle of champagne to my room because I had such a crazy day trying to get their awesome awesome service.… I got a follow up call later on from Deja, just checking on me and making sure that all was OK, she seemed genuine and sincere. the hotel Decour was very relaxing. 515 during wine hour, there was a bellman standing and he was extremely friendly I forget his name but he surprised me with a bottle of champagne to my room because I had such a crazy day trying to get there awesome awesome service.… I got a follow up call later on from Deja, just checking on me and making sure that all was OK, the hotel Decour was very relaxing From the looks of it everyone who was there was In a really good mood- chill and happy to be there- I had to leave super early- and the overnight gentleman) sorry I forgot his name)
(Monday morning ) was great shaking my hand and wishing me well- for sure I will come back. This is the only place I will stay- excellent job good people.
There are plenty of positives, but incredibly disappointing customer service if something goes wrong. First, the location is good. Second, the cleanliness is good. But lets be honest, the hotel is dated. That’s ok with me overall. What did it for me is that I travel for business and there was a problem with a “group” rate for 6 consecutive days. When I made the reservation, they insisted that they had to give me two bills because I had an extended stay. When I arrived to the hotel, the gentleman told me he could connect the two bill which should be simple. Long story short, I get two bills before I check out which raises a lot of questions for my employer. I request they put it on one bill and get zero help. Just a simple, “we can’t do that”. I ask to speak to the evening manager who was Janine and she didn’t even attempt to make it right. Just said, “we can’t do that.” I asked her if they could just cancel my reservation and make it one consecutive reservation...again, no effort at all, just a “we can’t do that.” — end of story, is if you’re traveling on business, DO NOT STAY HERE. They cannot do nor will not attempt, to do a simple task to make it business friendly.
Went to Chicago with some friends and stayed at the Kimpton Allegro. Super cool building that has a modern meets Art Deco vibe. Great location near the financial district, miracle mile and all the downtown offerings. As great as this place is to stay, the best part of the Kimpton is the customer service. The front desk, Leah, was beyond exceptionally amazing. Will definitely come back here next time we are in Chicago.