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Reliance Building

Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 1 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number: +1 312-782-1111

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We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Burnham. The hotel is a historic, small boutique hotel that provides excellent service. The staff was great– friendly and helpful, the room was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Sharon L L
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Burnham. The hotel is a historic, small boutique hotel that provides excellent service. The staff was great– friendly and helpful, the room was very nice with large, tall windows and the location was excellent. Great amenities including bicycles and a very nice restaurant. We plan to return when we next visit Chicago.

Thank Sharon L L
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night to say that we had. Read Devil In the White City and gain a whole new appreciation for the city's architecture. This is a swanky hotel as far as I'm concerned. Attentive front desk, beautiful building. Beds were comfy. Bathroom amenities smell nice. Great view for people/city watching, great location to walk to most... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The bartender on the 7th of July was very cold and unfriendly and looked like he just wanted to get out of there. The layout of the 2 bedroom unit was great and very spacious. Would be good to have more seating in lounge, not enough for 4 people. Good facilites including laundry The bartender on the 7th of July... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We went on a Chicago Architecture Foundation tour of the Reliance Building. It was a 45 minute tour of both the interior and exterior of the building. It was originally built in 1890 - 1895 to be used as a doctor/dentist office building and was later converted to a hotel. It was interesting to tour a few of the upper... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

This is a classic old-Chicago office building turned into a hotel and it is SO cute. The original office doors are the entrance to your room (complete with real keys!). The rooms are not spacious but very nice, as are the bathrooms. Free wine reception from 5-6pm is a real plus!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

We stayed here for two nights in early January. Likes: location - you are in the centre of downtown and within blocks of many of the city's great attractions; service - hotel staff were available, friendly, professional and helpful. It was a pity the restaurant was closed (renovations) but we appreciated the management's offer of a pick and go breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

The staff were very helpful from the front desk, bell boy, restaurant staff, to the cleaning staff. They tried to make our weekend special with anniversary wishes, nice bottle of champagne, etc. Room are small but very clean and cozy. We will definitely return the next time we are in Chicago!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

117 yrs. old with architectural detail close to Millienium Park and Theatre District. Original woodwork and doors, marble staircase with rod iron detail, very courteous staff. Macy's across street and many area restaurants in walking distance. Would stay again.

Thank DeniseDave
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

My work let me stay here while I took a class in Chicago. Everything about hotel was great. I loved the 5 PM wine happy hour. I love that they had zebra and Jaguar bath robes in the closet of my room. It was hysterical. I love the location in the Loop. The staff was very helpful and attentive. I... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Love the kimpton line hotels... they Care. They do, the Burnham is all about romance. Leave the kids at home. Right at the edge of the Theater district, its right in the heart of the loop. Easy to to many places, or a quick cab ridge. All the employees are great... weve' been here about a half dozen times.... Free... More 

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