I was enamored with our accommodations when we visited Chicago this past August. The Allegro is a vibrant boutique hotel with a great location in the Downtown Loop.
While the standard rooms are tiny, they are well appointed and manage to ooze with character. The jewel toned decor leans toward art deco, with details in the reflections, like gold and silver clustered drawer handles on a desk made entirely of mirrors, add to that a paneled floor to ceiling, nearly wall to wall mirror on the opposite side. Then you've got uniform geometric pattered wallpaper, a plush carpet underfoot that zigs and zags, and wonderfully fluffy king size bed loaded with pillows backed by a blue velour headboard.
The reception and lobby are spacious and soaked in rich colors in one corner and earth tones in the next, decorated with funky shaped couches and over sized circular benches. They offer a complimentary beer and wine happy hour for guests every evening from 5-7 pm, apparently all Kimpton Hotels do this. I though it was a pretty nice perk. Additionally, I had a fantastic breakfast at the adjoining restaurant 312 and the attached bar and lounge Encore isn't a bad spot to grab a drink. I felt relaxed, I slept well, and I appreciated being centrally located among the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
Hotel Allegro - A Kimpton Hotel
171 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601