Hotel Allegro Chicago

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Hotel Allegro Chicago

3 star

Rooms: 483

171 West Randolph Street - Chicago - Illinois - 60601 - United States Hotel Website | | 3122360123
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A Pleasant Surprise

from Aurora100
I did not expect to like this hotel as much as I did. I had read mixed reviews on the Internet on the Hotel Allegro. Plus, I had to pay $139 a night, when in the past Ive stayed at the Intercontinental, right on N.
Michigan Ave, at a similar rate. However, there was a huge medical convention in town, and I was lucky to have a room, at any price.I enjoyed the d├ęcor of the Allegro-it was very unique and quite different from the standard Hyatt, Marriott, etc. But what was the biggest surprise for me was what a great location this hotel has. Originally, I would have preferred to be in the North Michigan Avenue or River North areas; I was afraid that the Loop would be dead on weekends and in the evening. But the Allegro was in the Theater district, and quite the contraryit was really busy at night and on weekends. As an added bonus, it was only two short blocks to great shopping on State Street (Marshall Fields, Borders etc. There were even enough people out so that I felt comfortable walking back to the hotel after dark.There is a small fitness room in the hotel, but it seemed kind of stuffy. An added bonus is that for $8, you can use the historic Randolph Athletic club, across the street from the hotel. They have a nice looking lap poll (Al Capone, I think used to swim in it), which I didnt have the time to use.Another big bonus of the hotels location is that its a short one block walk to the Lake/Clark CTA station. Here you can catch a train to OHare for only $1.50!A few negatives regarding the hotel: elevators can be slow at check-out time; I could hear some limited noise from the other rooms, and I wish there were more channels on the TV. But these are relatively minor faults. Also, there is a trendy restaurant in the hotel (I think its called 312 Chicago) and its impossible to get in there without a reservation on Friday or Saturday nights, when there is theater going on. One important thing to note is that the rooms and bathrooms are small. It didnt bother me, since I was in Chicago by myself, mostly for business. However, if another person had been sharing the room with me, I would have felt crowded, and would have preferred a larger room.Anyhow, I enjoyed my stay at the Allegro and look forward to returning here, or to either of its two sister properties the Monaco or the Burnham.

Great location, excellent comfort, and reasonable rates

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Allegro has one of the best locations of any downtown hotel in the US, within a few minutes' walk of live theaters, the business destinations in the Loop, shopping and all types of eateries. The 4PM to 6PM wine tasting in the lobby is a great bonus for us corporate travel types, as is the well-equipped fitness room but the real reason to stay here are the quiet, very comfortable rooms with their striking art deco furnishings. If you like both business travel comfort and something more memorable than the Radisson-Anywhere, the Allegro is a wonderful bargain. The reviewer who complained about the foaming bath soap and the perfumed hair products probably would be happier in a bland-name chain lodging. Two caveats: take the CTA Blue Line from O-Hare to the Loop rather than surviving the perpetual traffic jam and paying those high downtown parking rates; and be warned of the high cost of the hotel room minibar and room service.

Service with a smile

from ElCheapster
Our party of 4 stayed in 2 rooms at the Allegro and we had a great time thanks to the friendly service and genuine helpfulness of the staff.
All of our room requests were honored despite the low room rate we paid. We were traveling for leisure, so can't speak for the business services. The beds were extremely comfortable and triple sheeting was used. Some of the touches that made this hotel special to us: the ability to dim all of the room lamps, tootsie rolls available at all times in a bowl at the front desk, nice Aveda toiletries, the great location, and the superb staff!

Location, location, location!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed with a group at the Allegro for a long weekend in October...with the exception of a wait for the elevators (one of three was completely out of service, but once you find the service ones tucked off the hall, there's no wait!), it was a most enjoyable stay. And especially for the price. Room service was very good, the bath amenities are top drawer (Aveda), the staff was uniformly helpful and friendly and the two restaurants are great. But the location - especially if you're in town for theatre or the opera cannot be beat! My mattress was nice and firm - must have been fairly new and the pillows were good as well. The room was impeccably clean and fairly average size for a big city hotel.
Plenty of room for one or two. The thermostat worked amazingly well for a renovated hotel of this age. Nice choice of channels on the tv plus a cd player and well-stocked honor bar with lots of munchies. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Chicago!

Forget the Allegro

from JJHMI
Our 3 nite October stay merits the following comments: This old style Chicago hotel is conveniently situated in the Loop and walking distance from great shopping and theaters. Which is about all that is good about this hotel. Our initial room assignment opened onto a brick wall and had a foul odor (hopefully no connection); the staff was accommodating with a room change. However, our move to the 17th floor resulted in longer elevator rides... and the elevators "under repair" forced guests to go "up" and then come down because the elevators were packed. Acoustics from adjacent rooms were awful. The front desk was "unmanned" when we called about 3:00 a.m partying. Air conditioning was inefficient. No straight back chair in room if you needed to use a computer. The striped wallpaper in halls, pink paint in rooms, and "bubble bath soap" in bathrooms all sent a message --- but couldn't figure out what the message was... unless it meant "don't stay here again". Chicago has many fine hotels. This is not one of them. Grade C- JJH

boutique hotel at a great price

from RealLilyBart
I have stayed in several Chicago hotels on a limited budget and this was my favorite! Funky, fresh decor and atmosphere, big closet, very clean, and nice amenities such as flat-screen tv. tH==The street is quiet. The free wine is a nice touch, and the staff is extremely friendly and really treats you like a guest. I will definitely stay here again.

Fun for a weekend getaway

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the Allegro first weekend in October. The room was very small but we were there to see the city. We were first placed in a room across from the elevator, VERY loud. I spoke with the front desk in the morning and they switched our room. The concierge was very helpful arranging a car from the airport and a boat trip down the Chicago River. It was a neat hotel. If I didn't stay there again it would only be because there are so many neat places to stay in Chicago.

Cool, Funky, and fun!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Have had the opportunity to stay at the Allegro several times. Same group as Monocco and Burnham. Place is super funky with killer rooms!
Jazz CD's in the room are a cool touch. Close to theaters and trains.
Fantastic staff... one of my favorite stays around the US.

This Is The Place Where Everybody Knows You!!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We went for a get-a-way weekend to rejuvenate our marriage. Picked a hotel at random and found the absoulute perfect hotel to stay in. We were able to get an early check-in on a weekend. Sherry was absolutely wonderful she upgraded us to a suite and told us to have fun, which we did, she told us to talk to a lady named Sharonjoy who is ther concirge for suggestions on things to do and we did. The entire staff goes out of the way to accomodare you. There is no task too big or small just ask and they will deliver. I liked the funky room decorations, the hip happening wine reception that they have evry night I mean what more can a girl ask for. I will be staying there evry chance I get!!!!!!!!!!

m staying here again.

from JoeyG
A good value and some unexpected amenities. Yes, the rooms are small, even with a king upgrade. The Aveda bath products, Italian coffee in room, flat screen TV, extra pillows, friendly staff, and wine hour make a huge difference in the enjoyment of your stay. Do you like wine? Knock back a couple glasses of decent merlot or chardonnay free between 5-6pm. That would run $10-$15 most places. Like any downtown hotel, room service and parking are expensive. Self park for $23 and look for a deal elsewhere on the weekend. Many lots discount to $10 a day. Walk across the street to Dunkin Donuts for a $1.75 bagel and skip the $11 continental breakfast that ends up being $16 with tax and gratituity. Save your cash for dinner. I paid $84 a night and have already booked 3 more nights for the end of September. Can't beat it for the price and the decor is very cool also.

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  • Address: 171 West Randolph Street - Chicago - Illinois - 60601 - United States
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