The Allerton Hotel Chicago

701 North Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Map]
#59 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 360 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 443 rooms, 25 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Many say The Allerton Hotel's best feature is its perch on the Magnificent Mile — at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Huron Street — but they're overlooking the hotel's historic appeal. This boutique hotel has been welcoming Chicago visitors since the 1920s, and although guest rooms here may be smaller than at competing hotels, travelers say that the hints of history here are worth acknowledging. First opened as a club hotel, The Allerton Hotel transformed into one of the Windy City's hottest hangout spots; by the 1950s (after the famous Tip Top Tap sign was installed), the property had welcomed the likes of Bob Hope, Danny Kaye and Ginger Rogers. Today, the hotel strives to accommodate guests in the same fashion. Rooms have received an upgrade since the glory days and now house contemporary amenities like Wi-Fi access (for a fee), flat-screen TVs and minibars. Meanwhile, travelers highly recomend a meal at the hotel's M Avenue Restaurant, which specializes in seasonal local cuisine. You'll also find numerous neighborhood eateries within walking distance of The Allerton.

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Critic Reviews


“The 443-room Allerton is one of the few hotels right on the Magnificent Mile, and its rooms — with soothing blue-and-white color schemes, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs — are more modern and stylish than those at the neighboring Omni and Intercontinental hotels.”


“Named a National Historic Landmark in 1999, this limestone building was a residential 'club hotel' for men when it opened in 1924; a renovation restored the limestone facade and left it with a more contemporary, residential feel.”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 360 guests have reviewed the The Allerton Hotel Chicago, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 3.5 (based on 360 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

The Allerton Hotel Chicago is located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Attractions within walking distance include the Museum of Contemporary Art and the John Hancock Center as well as numerous shopping and dining destinations.

  • A mile north of Millennium Park
  • Parking includes in and out privileges for hotel guests

  • 24-hour valet parking ($60)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The standard room at The Allerton Hotel Chicago boasts modern luxuries such as a bed with a tufted headboard, a wall-mounted flat-screen-TV and an iHome docking station.

  • Internet available for $9.95 per 24 hours
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Marble bathroom

Standard room size:

270 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


M Avenue Restaurant at The Allerton offers a sophisticated dining room and seasonal entrees such as seared diver sea scallops with stewed blueberries, melted leeks and shaved almonds.

  • Private dining area available
  • M Avenue Lounge offers cocktails and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • M Avenue Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast





The fitness center is small, offering a few elliptical machines, bicycles and treadmills. Free weights are also available.

  • Open 24 hours
  • Wall mounted flat-screen-TV
  • Towels and water provided

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Allerton Hotel features 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space inspired by Northern Italian Renaissance architecture. Decor includes large arched windows to let in natural light and panoramic views of the Magnificent Mile.

  • Wi-Fi and audiovisual equipment provided
  • Catering from the M Avenue Restaurant

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available




Weddings at The Allerton Hotel are hosted in the Tip Top Tap Ballroom or the Buckingham Ballroom. The Tip Top Tap Ballroom is 3,424 square feet and located on the 23rd floor. The Buckingham Ballroom is 2,200 square feet and located on the third floor of the hotel.

  • In-house catering services available
  • Wedding concierge provided

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Allerton Hotel Chicago

701 North Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Full Map]