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The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #27 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Rochester MN
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109 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding in every way”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

You come to Chicago, you want architecture, some history, some State St . . . . it's all right here in this boutique hotel. The Burnham occupies what was originally the Reliance Building, right at State and Washington in the loop. Remember the State St Marshall Field's? It's outside your window, now as Macy's. The theaters are all around. We stayed on one of the "historic" floors, where the hallway decor has been preserved but all rooms have up-to-date everything. The lobby has been restored true to its original design. The Atwood restaurant in the lobby is terrific, NOT your average hotel restaurant. Prices are reasonable too. Our new go-to place in Chicago.

Room Tip: Big windows are a feature of the original building and have been preserved. Despite being right in...
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Green Features: It has received an award for its eco-friendly practices.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Booker RochesterMN,

Everything you need right at your finger tips.... What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
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Hotel Burnham
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We spent just one night at this hotel but found it a great place. The staff was super although my wife had a problem trying to recover our luggage from their storeroom. We arrived early in the morning so I could attend a nearby conference. When she went to check in hours later there was a bit of a snafu about the room, luggage, etc. All worked out. Hey, sometimes s--t happens!

All in all, it is historically a great find and a great hotel. Our room was on the 7th floor, not a historical floor, but still a great room. All went well.

Yes, it's a bit expensive for the hotel and the restaurant and bar even more so, but still a great experience. I'm from Cleveland, so when I threw down a $50 bill for four (4) drinks, and had to cough up $30 more, I knew I was in Chicago. Breakfast for four (4) was over $100 and according to my wife, she can't remember what she ate. I do, it was great! Fresh orange juice, eggs benedict, coffee. Look, to us hicks from Cleveland, this is expensive, but everyone was super friendly and helpful. Our waitress at breakfast knew more about the hotel and it's history than anyone of us expected. That's a great hotel!

Room Tip: I think the eighth (8th) floor and above has a historical quality to it. Check out the Hotel Burnha...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Ed_Mahon,

Thank you for being so understanding..... Things do happen... What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family feel as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you for your patience.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
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Hotel Burnham
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

My family and I were treated tremendously at the Burnham. From the goldfish to welcome my young children, to the wonderful bell and door service, to the happy birthday wishes and animals crafted out of bathroom towels, the feeling of home here is amazing. Great views from upper floor just as I requested.

The only issues with this property...it's old and could use a touch up (but the old world feel is part of the charm)...and the fitness center was tiny.

My 2nd favorite Chicago hotel behind the Talbott out of about 7-8 that I've stayed at in the Loop/Streeterville neighborhoods. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed November 2013
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Garci1r,

We are 14 years old and experiencing so wear and tear, we are working delightly on a plan to get this rectified. Thank for being patience, inspite of. What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family feel as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
General Manager
Hotel Burnham
312-782-1111
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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We have been staying every year for the last 13 years. The people there truly want you to enjoy your stay. The corner suites can't be beat. The hotel is one of the best in Chicago. Stop in and enjoy a drink at the bar. The location is another bonus. We will return for sure!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear MMT,

What a loyal guest you have been to the Hotel Burnham... We thank you very much for giving us your business for 13 years. We have only been open for 14 years so you have been around since we first opened. What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family feel as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you for being Loyal to the Hotel Burnham.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
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Hotel Burnham
312-782-1111
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Our return visit to the Hotel Burnham was just as wonderful as the first. We spent two nights in the city both to attend meetings and celebrate our wedding anniversary, and every aspect of our time at the Burnham made the stay more special. As mentioned in my previous review, the property is lovely and in a great location. However, it is the staff that makes the hotel a truly special experience. From our pre-visit email communications to check-out, each individual whom we encountered was welcoming and helpful and made us feel as though we were their guests, not simply staying in the hotel. While everyone was wonderful, Sheena, Vane, and Jean Luc were particularly amazing. Overall, this stay simply confirmed that the Hotel Burnham is the best of many excellent Kimpton properties and our go-to hotel during Chicago stays!

Room Tip: Upper rooms have excellent views, particularly those overlooking State Street.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Laurenand Ryan,

We are excited to hear that the second stay was just as good as the first.... What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you for being a return guest.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
General Manager
Hotel Burnham
312-782-1111
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Casselberry, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We arrived Friday morning, the walk from the L was less than 2 min. Surrounded by amazing shops (huge Macy's across the street) we arrived at the beautiful Hotel Burnham! Our room was ready (Hooray for early check in) and made our way up to our room. Staying at the Burnham means transporting back to the early 1900s but meeting the needs of modern travelers; I was absolutely in love with our room.

Millennium Park is a 5 min walk and L stations are located all around. My husband and I had no problem getting around with a 3 day pass, never needing a cab.

Now about the staff, from greeting us every time they had a chance, from recommending the best restaurant to have a deep dish pizza and our housekeeper Raza, leaving a note for us... WOW. The Kimpton family never disappoints!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

PS: Complimentary wine hour rocked!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Glenda A,

We are elated with your review... And Raza is extremely excited that you remembered her. What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you for enjoying the entire experience.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
General Manager
Hotel Burnham
312-782-1111
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Jefferson City
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is just a great hotel at a great location in Chicago. Seems every time we go to Chicago, we stay here. Always a nice clean room. Great restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Haven't eaten dinner here-usually eating deep dish pizza somewhere. We like the Kimpton chain because they usually are consistently good. We walked Michigan Ave and shopped like everyone else. Taxis are easy to come by here if you need one. Midway airport is only about 30 minutes away. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013
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BurnhamGM, General Manager at The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear SPDV,

We are elated to hear that you are Loyal and have not been disappointed. What a wonderful review about your stay at the Hotel Burnham a Kimpton Hotel! You sharing the highlights of your stay on Tripadvisor is amazing. We really appreciate your support and recognition of the staff and services provided during your stay. It is very important to us that we make you and your family as comfortable as possible and create an one of a kind experience that you can share with your friends and family so they want to stay with us also. We look forward to your return for another unique and exciting stay.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Hotel Burnham.....Thank you for being a return guest.

Warm regards,

Tonya Scott
General Manager
Hotel Burnham
312-782-1111
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Property: The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1603 (Formerly Hotel Burnham)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Chicago
#11 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#15 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#15 Business Hotel in Chicago
#21 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#24 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world, The Alise Chicago is an intimate boutique hotel like no other. Housed in the landmark Reliance Building, now beautifully restored, The Alise provides an authentic, luxurious and historic taste of the Windy City. In the heart of the Chicago Loop, across from Millennium Park, and home of the Atwood Restaurant, The Alise is near Chicago's top destinations and attractions. See the Windy City with the perfect homebase: Staypineapple at The Alise Chicago. ... more   less 
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