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Hotel Allegro, a Kimpton Hotel

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171 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 236-0123

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A 4-star Kimpton hotel located in downtown Chicago's Theater District.
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  • Features:
    • Non Smoking Facility
  • Check-Out Time: Noon
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Property Amenities:
    • 24-hour Front Desk
    • Elevator
    • 24-hour Fitness Facilities
  • Room Amenities:
    • Cribs/Infant Beds Available
    • Rollaway/Extra Beds Available
Payment method
amex, cash, master card, visa
With a stay at Kimpton Hotel Allegro, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Chicago City Hall and minutes from Goodman Theater. This 4-star hotel is close to Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge.
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Provided by Citysearch - 
Best place to stay

stay over the holiday weekend and it was great! The price is reasonable and the service is friendly.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Enjoyed Every Minute of It!

I recently stayed at the Allegro with my 14-year old son, as part of a weekend ""downtown"" he earned for great grades (we live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago). I had never been to the Allegro before and didn't know what to expect.
It was just great! The staff was very friendly to us during our entire stay, the lobby and rooms were decorated so uniquely, and the accommodations were comfy and perfect for us.
I highly recommend this hotel to tourists and business people alike.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best hotel in chicago

staff SO nice, no ""attitude"" at all. bed so comfy. room service so good and so reasonably priced.

two free hours of wine in lobby wasn't hard to handle.

will go there again, and again, and again!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Okay, but expected more

We stayed at the Hotel Allegro when going to see Mary Poppins at the connected Cadillac Palace Theater.
Before arriving, I had to call the concierge numerous times to get him to help me find an appropriate restaurant. Eventually booked us a reservation at 312 Chicago, which turned out wonderfully, but he was unaware that the hotel restaurant had a children's menu.
From the moment we stepped out of the car, until we got in to leave, the staff treated my daughter like she was a princess and their job was to cater to her.
I asked for a room on a higher floor and only received an 8th floor room. The outlet in the bathroom didn't work and we had difficulty turning on the shower.
The beds were very comfortable and our stay was short and sweet. I'm not sure I would return to the Hotel Allegro, but I'm not sure I wouldn't either.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great location, comfortable beds

This was our third stay at a Kimpton, and the hotel chain continues to deliver. Very mod, stylish lobby & hotel room. Great location near the Chicago el.

VERY large room, extremely comfortable bed (we slept until 10 every day!). Our suite had a fold out couch as well as a king bed - not always easy to find a good sleeping arrangement for 3 people. 2 armoirs with TVs. Very comfortable bed & great down pillows. Staff was very courteous. Excellent closet space. Room was quiet & had good views.

Free wine happy hour 5-6 pm every day. The lobby can be quite a happening spot during this time.

Only cons - virtually no counter or shelf space in the bath room. No vent either. Also, desk should have a mirror so that you don't have to put on your makeup in a steamy bathroom. These hotels are obviously designed by men!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Hotel

This hotel is super cute and located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The restaurant that is attached serves great food and the bar is trendy. The Cadillac Theater is next door and the Ford theater is a short walk. Overall this boutique hotel is convenient and provides nice rooms at affordable rates.



Provided by Citysearch - 
great hotel in Chicago

Great place to stay while you come to Chicago. The room is great and comfortable. I love the bar and they have a great drink!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good for the money

I've stayed here twice on business, and I would say it's typical of the converted ""boutique"" hotels you'll find in other big cities. The first time I stayed in a weirdly pink room with a run-down bathroom. The more recent time my room was smaller, but chic and looked brand new. The staff is helpful and efficient, the location (in the theater district) is good, and all in all, this is a good value.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Hotel!

Great Hotel to stay while in Chicago. There are many business near by as well such as beauty salon, walgreen, Chipotle, Cafe Cozey, etc..... ! Highly recommend!



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I definitely wouldn't recommend it for business travel or extended stays. My room was very small, the closet isn't wide enough to hang up a suit without having to cram it in sideways, walls are paper thin, the desk and chair do not provide enough room to work on a laptop. The lighting in the room is awfully dim (I had to turn on every single lamp in the entire room just to read at night) and there was nowhere to put my suitcase without constantly having to step over it. Low water pressure in the showers and bathrooms are in serious need of renovation, especially for a hotel that prides itself on such a hip, modern feel downstairs.



Provided by Citysearch - 
simply alright

the rooms though cute are super small so if you have luggage you feel crowded. the bathrooms are not what i expected. the bathrooms at holiday in or howard johnson are better. however the bed had a down comforter with feather pillows which allowed me to drift into a peaceful sleep. the staff is super friendly, down to earth, and very informative! i would go back. i just know what to expect this time around.



Provided by Citysearch - 
how can you go wrong

First I have to say that I have been to better hotels, but I have also paid almost twice the amount that I paid at the Allegro. If you are looking for an affordable place to go in this city that is pretty much near most visited spots (theatre,shopping, dinning) this is a good option. I can only wonder where some of these other people stayed that was better in the downtown zone of Chicago for the same or less then what they spent
at the Allegro. Oh and did you not read it was a old building before booking? ave chicago room $190-220, without some of the little perks. The lifts must have been fixed this last weekend, they were actually fast(7/9-7-11/04)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful wireless

This place was great! I was able to go to my room and get on the wireless internet right away with out any problems, I have stayed at other places who say they have wireless, but was never able to get on. When exploring the city it is so nice to be able to do some research right then and not have to print it all out before you go. The only negative, the rooms were really small.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A perfect stay

My wife and I thorougly enjoyed the night we spent at the Allegro. We arrived early, but were checked in quickly and efficiently. We booked our room over Priceline, but were given an upgrade to a larger room without even asking! The location was great - within blocks of the theater where we saw Swan Lake and close to restaurants and shopping. Sure, the elevators were slow, but that in no way affected our stay. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Also, having read the comments below, I was concerned that our room would be noisy, but I didn't hear a thing all night and slept wonderfully!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very nice!

My girlfriend and I (and another couple) stayed at the Hotel Allegro over Valentine's Day weekend. The hotel is hip/art deco/funky and a lot of fun. The wine hour was very nice, and the staff were all very friendly. The hotel is a few short blocks from the Sears tower, a few pizza joints, and the theatre district. As someone described earlier, the rooms are a little on the ""smallish"" side, but nice. The elevators are also a little on the slow side. Overall, small price to pay for a great value!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Mixed bag...

Cool hotel! Gorgeous lobby. VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY CONCIERGE!!! A+++ SERVICE FROM HIM. Nice front desk staff, well, nice to me, not to my partner. Front door bellhops / doormen were extremely callous and rude. Not a nice welcome even once. Only got a smile from one guy when I gave him $5.00 for bringing my luggage from front desk to front door. Not even into cab since we went to the L. I wouldn't return because of these guys. I like a smile when I return home. Room was well decorated, just a wee bit small. I think we were in handicapped room, because bathroom had bars in it...and no counter at all.



Provided by Citysearch - 
fun, convenient...and reasonably priced

i treated my best friend to a weekend in chicago for her birthday, and chose the hotel allegro because of the location and the fun atmosphere. knowing we were only going to be there overnight, the small rooms described by others on this site didn't factor in to my decision. yes, the room was small, but it was more than adequate, and we had a wonderful view. yes, we could see minor disrepair in the room--small cracks in the corners of the wall, exposed pipes in the bathroom--but THIS IS AN OLD CHICAGO BUILDING! for the price, the hotel allegro is a great deal. one thing: for a long stay, or for those trips where we might be staying at the hotel more than going out and sightseeing, i might not choose the hotel allegro...mainly because of the small rooms. for our purposes, though, it served us well.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Hotel Allegro

I recently visited Chicago for the first time in August. My mother and I stayed at the Hotel Allegro. This hotel is beautiful and worth the money just for the location.

Within walking distance are a few stops for the free trolley system that will take you to many of the tourists stops, such as the Art Institute, Shedd Aquaruim, Adler Planetarium, Marshall Fields, and Navy Pier. Hotel Allegro is subway stops, especially one that goes to O'Hare Airport. ($1.50 train ride instead of a $30 taxi ride).

Hotel Allegro is also near many of the theaters and great resturants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Chicago.



Provided by Citysearch - 
I Feel Safe at the Allegro

With all the hooplah associated with the war in Iraq, I worry about my safety. When I arrived at the Allegro, there was a security guard at the front door monitoring the entry. This is something you don't see at the average hotel. It gets even better. I was up late working on an imporant case (I'm an attorney) and I stepped out of my room to get ice, only to notice a security guard patroling the floor. He even had this high-tech device he used to scan parts of the hallways. I slept well knowing that there are some hotels out there that take guest safety seriously. I travel 2 weeks each month and it certainly means a lot to me. The front desk was great and the hotel was lovely. Next time, I'm bringing my wife. Now I'm hooked on their chain, Kimpton Boutique Hotels.



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I loved it!

This was a fabulous hotel to stay at on my trip! The price was great, the hotel staff was very helpful & friendly. They had Aveda toiletries which I loved! and complimentary wine EVERY night from 5 to 6! The decor was awesome, it was so different from any other hotel I've ever stayed at. I definitley reccomend it!