Staypineapple at The Alise Chicago
What We Love
- Downtown location near Chicago’s best sights and shopping
- Pet-friendly with doggie beds, check-in treats and food/water bowls
- In-room spa services after a long day in the Windy City
- Nightly lobby wine hour from 5 to 6 pm in the lobby (a Kimpton trademark)
What To Know
- WiFi is an additional cost of $12.99 per day
- Since this is a historic building, rooms and bathrooms are relatively small
- Downtown location means city noise
- Valet parking is $58 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Across from Macy’s on State Street and a block from the theater district, the Burnham Hotel brings a boutique vibe to classic Chicago architecture. Set in the Reliance Building, an 1895 precursor to the modern skyscraper, the hotel blends a classic private-club vibe with the smart service and creative touches of a Kimpton property.
Bed & Bath
Each of the 122 rooms were recently renovated, highlighting big windows framing fantastic downtown views. Guestrooms feel restful, thanks to rich hues, warm wood furnishings and Frette linens. Bathrooms have tub-shower combos and Bigelow bath products.
The Atwood Restaurant serves up American comfort food under impressive 18-foot ceilings; floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the bustle of the Loop. Twenty-four-hour room service keeps the returning-from-the-bars crowd happy, while breakfast on weekdays starts at 7 am for business types. Work it off at the 24-7 fitness center or schedule an in-room massage.
In the Area
Learn more about Chicago’s famous architecture on a walking or (seasonally) boat tour. Even if you’re strapped for cash, it’s worth a visit to Ikram, a legendary boutique that counts Oprah and Michelle Obama among its fans. James Beard Award-winning chef Carrie Nahabedian draws on her Armenian roots and California lifestyle to create some of the best food Chicago has ever seen at Naha. Foot the $18 ticket to explore the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. Splurge on lunch at Tony Mantuano’s Terzo Piano, or visit when it’s open for dinner (only on Thursdays).
How to Get There
My trip was pretty good. The valet took quite sometime when I first arrived, but I called the front desk and they finally sent someone out. The rooms were small but filled with an enormous bed, which is really the most important part so I was quite pleased. The bed and duvet was incredibly comfortable, and the rooms were clean. I will definitely be staying here again; good value for the money.
I thoroughly enjoyed my three-night stay at this boutique hotel. The atmosphere is wonderful and quaint. It has a much different feel than a large hotel. It is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Stayed for 3 nights, extremely comfortable bed, spacious & quiet room in a great location with walking distance to all sights. Friendly staff. Didn’t eat in restaurant or drink at the bar. Good bathroom toiletries.
My 14 y/o daughter and I had never been to Chicago before, but we had stayed in a Staypineapple hotel, so we figured at least the hotel would be nice and comfortable. The location of this hotel was perfect for us. We were one block from the Blue Line train for O'Hare airport. (It took about 45 minutes to get to our stop on Washington.) This made getting to the hotel at 10:30 at night cheaper and easier than if we had to Uber from the airport. We were blocks from Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. We did not look around to see what kind of beach access there was, but there was a great running path and we got to dip our hands in the lake and see how cold it was. (Very cold!) We were blocks from the Magnificent Mile and were easily able to walk to the Chicago River and to various places to shop and eat. This hotel is located in the theater district and so it is very convenient if your reason for staying is to see some shows. Chicago was a great city and if we are fortunate enough to go again, we will be staying here for sure. My only tip is not to trust the accessibility of room 209. It's an accessible room with grab bars in the bathtub, but the space at the end of the "hallway" where the foot of the bed is located would not accommodate a wheelchair easily. (I am an occupational therapist with experience in home modifications for aging in place and improving accessibility.)
The building is beautiful and the interiors are nicely and tastefully restored, it feels very clean and the sheets are high quality.
Rooms are tiny and cramped, which would have been okay with me, but my window, opening into an air shaft (so, zero natural light and a view of a brick wall a couple of feet across) was the source of low-frequency loud thumping machinery noise that made it impossible to sleep! Out of curiosity (and because I couldn’t sleep), I measured it with the Decibel app - the level, at 63-68db is comparable to a normal conversation (above a quiet street and below being inside a car) but it was the variety and the frequency that makes it hard. I called the desk, who said they would send me the earplugs right away - it took about 15 minutes.