Chicago, also known as the “Windy City,” is one of the largest cities in the United States. It rests on Lake Michigan, and draws in visitors by the hordes to see its beautiful skyline, and historical architecture. If you’ve never been, Chicago is a must add to the bucket list of travels. From the museums, parks, and the plethora of restaurants from which to choose, Chicago lived up to all of our expectations. I’ve always been attracted to Chicago for some reason. Perhaps it was after watching the movie Chicago, which was set in the 1920s, an era I’ve always found fascinating! This brings me to the Warwick Allerton, the hotel that accommodated us, and the focus of this post.
We decided to stay here mainly because we found a great deal on Groupon, but also because of its rich history too. It is a landmark hotel, which originally opened as a residential, “club hotel” in 1924. The Allerton was one of the first high-rises on north Michigan Ave. With all of that being said, it quickly became our first option on the list of hotels to stay based on price, location and history.
Our flight into Chicago O’Hare arrived just before midnight, and we didn’t check into the Warwick until almost one a.m. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and made check in super quick and easy, despite it being late. Our room was spotless, including the linens and the restroom, which I’m super picky about. The only thing I would say that could have been updated is the sink because it was cracked, but other than that we were happy with our cozy room with an awesome view of Michigan Ave. The next morning I took some solo time to use the gym facility. It was clean, and all the equipment seemed to be pretty new and up to date. After, I had breakfast in the hotel lounge, which was not included. My waitress, Guadalupe, was so pleasant. I have a gluten intolerance, and she was beyond helpful. She made sure I was well taken care of, checked on me often, and always had a smile.
I ended up feeling under the weather one of the nights I was there, and opted to stay in. So I went to the bar/lounge where I was able to order my food, rather than head out and charge to my room. The rest of our stay was great, especially since we ended up saving 20 dollars at checkout, which was fast, and easy. The hotel even allowed us to keep our luggage there until our flight later that evening.
All in all, I’d give our stay at the Warwick Allerton two thumbs up, and five unicorn stars for service, presentation and cleanliness.