In the heart of downtown, very close to the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, is the modern boutique Kinzie Hotel. It’s a small hotel that’s on a quieter street downtown.
At Kinzie, they put a focus on good design and simple elegance, from the hotel art, to the beautiful silver and white downtown Chicago maps on the room walls, to the postcards left in every room, the wallpaper, and the furnishings throughout the hotel. If you want a clean, contemporary hotel in downtown Chicago this is it. Everything is simple, yet super comfortable.
Breakfast is served on each floor instead of only in the lobby, which I think is a treat. You only have to walk a few steps out your door with your breakfast tray. If you’re like me and you enjoy delicious food, you’ll also love the Chicago food scene that starts right outside the hotel front door. The even better news is that you have a mini fridge where you can store your leftovers. When you’re feeling a bit guilty from all that delicious food you’ve consumed and you aren’t tired from wandering the streets, there is a 24-hour fitness center in the hotel.
Kinzie’s customer service philosophy is “we get it” and it shows. They are extremely polite and accommodating to requests. They are on stand-by to open doors, heat up your leftovers, answer your questions and help you with whatever you need, including restaurant suggestions or calling a ride.