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Situated in a National Historic Landmark building in the heart of the Loop
Entering the Burnham is like going back in time. It's set in a National Historic Landmark building dating back to 1895, and the decor is a stately mix of classic and contemporary. The carpeted lobby has wood paneling, a fireplace, artfully displayed books and artifacts — plus bold fabrics and modern furniture. Details like the wrought-iron elevator grill, the marble staircase and mosaic-tiled stairwells show the hotel's respect for the building's origins.
Rooms are small and some can be a bit noisy, but they come with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, high-end CO Bigelow toiletries, and a bright, almost regal blue-and-gold color scheme.
In the heart of the Loop and within two blocks of all subway lines
The Hotel Burnham is set in the heart of The Loop, with a great location amid restored old movie theatres and hundreds of dining and shopping options. Many tourist attractions, like Millennium Park and the world-class Art Institute of Chicago, are only a couple of blocks away. For longer distances, all subway lines are within two blocks.
Stylish, but small for the price
Rooms come with quality amenities, like Bigelow toiletries, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Frette linens, and a pillow menu upon request, but they're tiny, starting at just 175 square feet.
A 24-hour fitness center and solid freebies
An all-day American restaurant
Atwood Café serves American classics. Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner.
This 122-room boutique located in an 1895 building pays homage to its past with cool historic details, including wrought iron, mosaic tiles, and marble stairs. But as in many old buildings, the rooms are teeny tiny, starting at just 175 square feet. At least they come with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, CO Bigelow toiletries, and bold, but stately, decor. Freebies like nightly wine tastings and morning coffee also help compensate, but you can probably find bigger rooms for the price.