The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 17 publications
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Top 1% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

17 expert recommendations



A glamorous mix of historic location and modern style located in the Reliance Building, the world's first steel-frame skyscraper.



For a historic stay with a dash of flash, the Burnham is the place.


Condé Nast Traveler 82.6

Named for Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, this steel-and-glass former office building with a terra-cotta facade in the downtown Loop receives perfect scores for its location across from Macy’s. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Set in the magnificent Daniel Burnham-designed Reliance Building, this stunning hotel is both classic and cheerfully contemporary.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The design aesthetic inside is pleasantly funky, with Art Deco touches and zebra and leopard prints on the rooms' terry robes. Full review →


Frommer's 35

If you're looking to commune with Chicago history, this sophisticated small hotel delivers a one-of-a-kind experience. Full review →

For views of both the city and lakefront, ask for a room on a high floor in the northeast corner.

Gayot 46

This historic 1895 building welcomes guests with plenty of modern comforts. Full review →



Landmark architecture meets boutique fun with wine happy hours and comfort food in Chi-Town. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The proprietors brag the Burnham has the highest guest return rates in Chicago; it’s easy to see why. Full review →


Michelin Guide

It's all very fancy, with gilded furnishings and tasseled silk canopy beds, but it's good to be king.


Not For Tourists

Beautifully restored art-deco highrise. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

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. Full review →


Star Service Tick 4

City views are good, especially at night. A number of rooms boast lake views, but these are glimpses at best. The hotel's supply of connecting rooms is limited. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

Rooms with brass keys and mahogany doors, lobbies with iron filigree stairs and terrazzo floors: The Alise (formely the Hotel Burnham) is an architectural classic. Full review →


Time Out

This historic architectural treasure morphed from the Reliance Building into the Hotel Burnham. Yet a National Historic Landmark, the hotel isn't stuck in the 19th century. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Perhaps no other hotel showcases Chicago’s impressive architectural history like the Burnham. Full review →

Rest your head on down, foam, or even buckwheat ordered up from the hotel’s pillow menu.

Zagat 4.5

This “excellent” Kimpton boutique "just blocks away" from theaters and museums is a “superb restoration” of an 1895 skyscraper with “a lot of character” and “exceptional” rooms.

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The Alise Chicago - A Staypineapple Hotel

4 Star Hotel burnhamhotel.com

1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning

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