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What We Love

  • Fantastic River North location near Michigan Avenue and the Loop
  • Bathroom luxuries such as multihead showers, free Aveda products and bath vanity stool and lighted mirror
  • Rather than one concierge hub, Experience Designers accommodate you at individual check-in desks

What To Know

  • The hotel opened in 2004 and was completely renovated in 2014
  • Valet parking is available for a fee per night
  • Pet-friendly rooms (with no restrictions on size, weight or number) are available on the second floor for an additional fee
  • Room service is available for lunch and dinner with a menu provided by Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

The Review

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is famous for its natural splendor, and although the Amalfi Hotel is far from that sunny coast, it brings a taste of la dolce vita to Chicago’s River North. Thoughtfully designed and staffed with warm personalities, the Amalfi offers a lavish yet cozy stay.

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Rooms are gorgeously decorated in a warm palette: gold and russet bed pillows and runner, and dark mahogany bed tables and oversize desk. The comfy beds are dressed in 315-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and premium Serta pillowtop mattress, and the bigs bathrooms have luxe Aveda products and dual-showerheads.

Before heading to explore the River North neighborhood, head up to the sixth floor Ravello Lounge for a free aperitif (from 5.30 to 7 pm daily) — I loved the signature Amalfitini made with Skyy vodka, Caravella limoncello, Peachtree schnapps, triple sec and white cranberry juice. If liquid dinners aren’t your thing, the hotel’s partner restaurant, Harry Caray’s, is just across the street. Consistently rated one of the best steakhouses in Chicago, don’t miss the nine-ounce filet mignon with wild mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes and truffle butter — down-to-earth Midwestern fare that’s the perfect complement the European sophistication back at the hotel.

How to Get There

Kinzie Hotel
20 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States