Not the same old hotel experience Posted Mar 12, 2013
I stayed at the Amalfi for a six days, for business. I loved having the continental breakfast on each floor every morning, and that there was a tray provided in the room for hauling back my coffee, fruit, juice and muffin. The complimentary evening happy hour was a bonus too. I especially appreciated the hearty appetizer bar. I loved the check-in experience. It was nice to sit down and check in with the "Experience Designer", rather than having to stand in line waiting for the next available staff person. The staff was always friendly and attentive. I love the hats worn by the doormen. Very Blues Brothers, very Chicago. The room was comfortable and met my needs. I liked the little "extras" in the room, like having a loaner umbrella in the closet and two bathrobes. Of all the bath products provided, I was surprised that there was no lotion. But the lighted makeup mirror and comfy seat more than made up for that. The hotel is in a very nice area and I felt safe walking to and from my meetings and in going out for dinner in the evenings. Unfortunately, it IS a nice area and the inexpensively priced restaurants were few and far between. I wish that the in-room dining consisted of more sandwiches/salads and less of the expensive entrees from the steakhouse. All in all, though, it was a very pleasant experience.