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Reliance Building

1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1603
+1 312-940-7997
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Beautiful Historic Architecture

As an architecture buff, I was wowed by this 1895 skyscraper gem when I visited on a Chicago... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Tucson, Arizona
A First in the Skyscraper Evolution

Saw this on a historic walking tour of Chicago. It was a first skyscraper to have as much... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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“hotel burnham” (5 reviews)
“state street” (4 reviews)
“terra cotta” (2 reviews)
1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-940-7997
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

As an architecture buff, I was wowed by this 1895 skyscraper gem when I visited on a Chicago Architecture Foundation tour. I initially thought that the building -- one of the stops in "Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce" -- went up in the middle...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Saw this on a historic walking tour of Chicago. It was a first skyscraper to have as much window-space as this--70% which was very scary when this was built. Now an attractive building on a corner on State Street with dark stone on the lower...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I went on the 45 minute Chicago Architecture Tour of this building; now a hotel. A very important 1895 historic building in Chicago that has been beautifully restored. Clad in glass and terra cotta it was the first skyscraper to have large plate glass windows....More

Thank maisoui_27
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A must see on any Chicago architecture tour. I just love the cream color of the exterior and the attention to all the small details. The building is in a very prominent area known for quality mid range shopping.

Thank rushh2017
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The architecture alone is worth the stay. Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, restaurant on site, and beautiful views. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to be in Chicago near the magnificent mile.

Thank julie b
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Burnham. The hotel is a historic, small boutique hotel that provides excellent service. The staff was great– friendly and helpful, the room was very nice with large, tall windows and the location was excellent. Great amenities including bicycles...More

Thank Sharon L L
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night to say that we had. Read Devil In the White City and gain a whole new appreciation for the city's architecture. This is a swanky hotel as far as I'm concerned. Attentive front desk, beautiful building. Beds were comfy....More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The bartender on the 7th of July was very cold and unfriendly and looked like he just wanted to get out of there. The layout of the 2 bedroom unit was great and very spacious. Would be good to have more seating in lounge, not...More

Thank Bron P
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We went on a Chicago Architecture Foundation tour of the Reliance Building. It was a 45 minute tour of both the interior and exterior of the building. It was originally built in 1890 - 1895 to be used as a doctor/dentist office building and was...More

2  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is a classic old-Chicago office building turned into a hotel and it is SO cute. The original office doors are the entrance to your room (complete with real keys!). The rooms are not spacious but very nice, as are the bathrooms. Free wine reception...More

Thank Tami W
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Jason L
9 July 2016|
Response from Elizabeth F | Reviewed this property |
We parked at 20 Randolph for $28/night. Not much walking to hotel. Valet at hotel is $58/night. Somehow I accidentally answered this as my own question. Not sure how to delete it. 😳