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The Allerton Hotel Chicago Review: Located along the Magnificent Mile, this property has been designated a historic landmark by the City of Chicago. A $60 million restoration returned it to its former glory in 1998, while a $12 million renovation modernized it in 2008 with an Art Deco/old Hollywood vibe. The fitness facility offers great views of Lake Michigan, and the banquet spaces include the 23rd-floor Renaissance Ballroom. The hotel is within walking distance of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place and Navy Pier. There is a full range of room prices and styles, designed to meet the budgets and needs of most travelers. The Petite Classics are intended for solo travelers, while the one-bedroom suites feature separate living and bedroom areas. The style reflects the hotel's history, while the amenities are pure 21st-century, including dual-line telephones with data ports and voice mail, flat-screen televisions with on-demand movies, iHome docking stations for iPods and iPads, and marble bathrooms with hair dryers and robes. The modern décor of M Avenue Restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for its creative seasonal cuisine.