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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Very cool hotel in the heart of downtown, close to everything! The room was comfortable and clean with nice amenities (no charge for bottled water in room, nice workout area). Very helpful and responsive service. If there was anything I would mention is the food quality was so-so for the price and value; but for the price, location and service otherwise, I would definitely return! Very funky hotel with a welcoming and fun vibe in a very terrific city!
We stayed here for a quick weekend in Chicago—were told we had to pay an extra $50 when we checked out due to amenity fees, which was the water and cupcakes they serve in the lobby that they told us were a free perk when we checked in. Would not stay here again.
Reviews were accurate. We were there for three nights. Didn't have a problem with the room and we were always greeted warmly. Location is great and easy to get to from the airport. Would absolutely book again for the location, service and value.
Pleasantly surprised as I needed a last minute room in downtown Chicago. Great staff and room. Old meets new does it for me. I will return. Very nice comfortable bed and linens and unlimited water. Cafe/restaurant in building also very nice.
As an architect it was a great treat to stay in this architectural gem. Our room has a large bay window with great views of the downtown. This chain carries out its pineapple branding in fun ways including serving pineapple infused water and pineapple cupcakes in the lobby. There’s also a pineapple yellow bike and umbrellas to borrow. The location in the loop is great for touring the downtown.