A sizeable and posh hotel may seem like an unlikely place to register on a Chicagoan’s radar. The Hotel Allegro is, expectedly, a tourist haven, with its Magnificent Mile proximity, classy decor, and plentiful amenities. If you’re smart, you’ll take a cue from out-of-towners in this case.
The hotel offers a variety of specials and packages that can turn an L ride to the Loop into a romantic getaway. Opt for “the B52’s couldn’t have sung it any better” Love Shack package. Starting at $169 a night, the deal includes a complimentary (and public) wine reception, followed by a very private in-room reception of your own, where a bottle of champagne, a bowl of fresh strawberries, and a "large" can of whipped cream await. Want to up the ante a bit? The $219 option gets you a guest suite, complete with a Jacuzzi bath, Mr. Bubbles bubble bath, and terrycloth robes.
Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Schwartz