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Kimpton Burnham Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Burnham over Thanksgiving weekend. The location could not have been better with Macy's right across the street. The hotel itself is beautiful, very stunning restoration of what use to be a office building. The staff was very good, friendly and welcoming. Our room was a king, 15th floor. It was on the small side but this... More 

Thank wallybeary
Savoy, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another perfect stay at my home away from home. Fresh coffee in the morning and a hosted wine hour when the day is done. Rooms are spotless and lovely. Staff is fabulous. An unequaled regard for customer care.

Thank itzy2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

perfect location in downtown Chicago, walking distance to shopping centers and many major attractions. I love the keys to the hotel, it is not common to receive actual keys instead of key cards to your room. Ask for a high floor room, the restaurant downstairs can be noisy. I love their waffles but the orange juice is not freshly squeezed.

Thank Kun Z
Washington, DC
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kimpton nails it again. I have stayed at the Hotel Burham several times during business trips to Chicago and it has never disappointed. Hotel Design: The interior of the hotel retains its historic charm and still features old knicknacks on display throughout the corridors. The lobby is open and features a restaurant and bar for hotel guests. Beautiful marble and... More 

Thank vcumonkeyman
Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel Burnham is a unique and fantastic historic hotel in Chicago. The building is ideally located in the heart of the city and the suites have nice views of the Chicago Theatre District sign and Millennium Park. I was here on business and brought my family along. We always receive attentive and warm service at Kimpton hotels. Malcolm at... More 

Thank GreenRootsTvl
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GreenRoots TVl, Wow! Another Excellent Chicago Kimpton Hotel and this time it's a 121 years old building, said to be the first steel frame and glass skyscraper in the world. We love sharing our best experiences with our guests. The staff is always in search of ways to go above and beyond to make our guests feel special. From... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! The rooms were once offices which have been redone for a classy feel that is both elegant and beautiful, yet nostalgic. The beds were a little firm for my preference but the room was very comfortable and the heating and air conditioning were excellent. The housekeeping staff do an amazing job! Our group went to eat a few... More 

Thank 729jannah
BurnhamGM, Guest Relations Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 729Jannah, What an awesome five star review! We really appreciate your kind words, regarding your wonderful experience. There are so many great things about this 121 year historic landmark, staff, service, location and the comfort of your stay that really get you relaxed feeling amazing. We are so glad we could share that Kimpton experience with you and we... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Kimpton hotel but the same fabulous service. I specifically chose this hotel because of the front desk manager. He had taken such great care of me in Philadelphia and moved to Chicago. I knew my stay would be great as a result and I was not disappointed. Starting at check in w/ Shawn who was great and set the... More 

Thank David D
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David D, We are elated to hear that you had another wonderful experience with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. The staff and the service at the Hotel Burnham is what makes it special. However, the building is amazing and hold 121 year of history that shines through. Thank you for this outstanding review and we are so happy that Malcolm... More 

New York
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I wanted from my hotel visit was a quiet room. I stayed on the 14th floor and could hear so much noise from outside, including a band playing on the corner. Location is excellent--they should do better about the noise.

Thank ShatzOnTheMove
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ShatzOnTheMove, Thank you for taking the time to complete an online review of the Hotel Burnham. We certainly appreciate you staying at this Daniel Burnham Designed original office building. This historical landmark is in a great location but offers an urban experience in the downtown area. On your next visit we will definitely give you a much quieter room.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay at Kimpton Hotels every chance I get. Hotel Burnham was especially exquisite due to its history (it was one of the most prominent skyscrapers at the time it was built) and has the original iron work in front of the elevators. The rooms still use metal keys but are well-appointed with a well-stocked mini-fridge. I recommend joining Kimpton... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth M, Thank you for being a Loyal Guest at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. We really appreciate your business. Hotel Burnham has such rich history our guests just love it. From the Metal Key to the Wrought Iron and beautiful marble it give a unique sense of the History of this 121 year old skyscraper. We are so excited... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, centrally located and wonderful for the Macy's/DSW fan. Room was a good size and bathroom nicely maintained. Toilet roll, toiletries and towels were good quality (important touches). Unfortunately missed the wine hour which we would have liked to attend as the bar was buzzing. Would definitely return to the hotel. Easy to get to the airport as it... More 

Thank CheshireLady
BurnhamGM, General Manager at Kimpton Burnham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CheshireLady, We are so excited you found the Hotel Burnham to be Fantastic. The hotel was renovated last May and we fine it stunning. We are so thrilled you enjoyed the experience of the Staff and Services. Being Centrally located to most major attractions and transportation is definitely a plus. Shopping is such a treat, you have Macy, Nordstrom... More 

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Chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world, the Hotel Burnham is an intimate boutique hotel like no other. Housed in the landmark Reliance Building, now beautifully restored, the Hotel Burnham provides an authentic, luxurious and historic taste of the Windy City. In the heart of the Chicago Loop, across from Millennium Park, and adjacent to Atwood Café, the hotel is near Chicago's top destinations and attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Burnham Hotel

Address: 1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1603 (Formerly Hotel Burnham - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $188 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Burnham Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Hotel Burnham Kimpton
Hotel Burnham Chicago
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#5 Green Hotel in Chicago
#10 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#15 Business Hotel in Chicago
#15 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#19 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#24 Family Hotel in Chicago
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“High floors, pick a room at the end of the hall”
 of 5 bubbles vcumonkeyman, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I like the rooms on the corners - the entry way is narrower but the room has a little more space”
 of 5 bubbles 729jannah, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The loop at Christmas time”
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“Quiet rooms are upper levels and in the back....not on the street side.”
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“better views on the higher floors!”
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