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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Utrecht, Holland
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Loved this hotel at the moment I set foot into it. There is a small entrance that leads you to the reception and the the staff was majestic. Very friendly and accommodating. The room was well furnished and modern, the bed was heavenly and there were good pillows (which I think are very important). The gym is small but the...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jollenl, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with our online community. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and were able to take advantage of each of our amenities. I must agree with you that Sable makes for an excellent and memorable dining experience. Please allow me to apologize on behalf...

Nerw Jersey
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I stayed with my family of 4 which included an 18 year old and 16 year old. Room was very comfortable for us all and beautiful. Service was excellent although we really didn't need too much other than housekeeping. Front desk staff was awesome...friendly and very helpful. I mentioned we were celebrating my son's graduation from HS and the managers,...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear madonnas, What I nice review and sounds like an excellent trip experience with your family! I am happy to hear that all were comfortable in the room and that Mark and Bobby took great care of you. Please wish your son congratulations from the rest of us here at the Palomar, and I thank you very much for staying...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

What a great hotel.i had a fantastic few days in Chicago Amazing room, really big, fantastic beds. Really helpful staff, Lovely bar adjoins the hotel, Very close to the subway & plenty of shops close by and you can walk to most of the Major city attractions

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DannyBoy20, Thank you for sharing your kind comments on your visit to Chicago! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our team was here to help. We certainly hope you will choose to make the Palomar your home again if your travels bring you back to our city. From Chicago to London, we wish...

Mokena, Illinois
Reviewed 8 August 2013

As usual, Kimpton did not disappoint! Beautiful hotel with modern decorating style throughout. The room I had was immaculate and had great views of the city. Make sure you are a Kimpton In Touch member...free wi fi and other perks. Staff was wonderful and very friendly. Ordered room service coffee for between 8 and 8:30 am and it was there...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DebbieInMokena, Your wonderful review and kindness in your comments is very much appreciated. It is always nice to read when our guests are truly happy with our hotel and its services and associates. I appreicate you understanding on the parking as this is very much the standard price point in Chicago in this area. And you are absolutely right...

Ontario
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Stayed here in August with 9 and 11 year old in a one bedroom suite. The rooms were huge. The bedroom had a large dresser/tv area to unpack in. Big windows. The living room had a sectional that pulled out to double for the kids, plus extra chair, desk and chair plus large drawers. Two closets. The bathroom was exceptional...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mominOntario, It is great to read how much you enjoyed your stay and how well you described our hotel and your accommodations. We very much appreciate your sharing such details with the Trip Advisor community and we are extremely grateful of your high praise. We do love kids here at the Palomar and I am glad yours enjoyed the...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed here in July and couldn't have been happier with our choice. We were lucky to get a corner room so had a great view of State Street below. The room was quite spacious, very clean and well air conditioned. The rate was reasonable also. The area is well served by the elevated train system although we chose to...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travel2k12, Sounds like you enjoyed the full Chicago experience! We are happy to hear that your visit was a success and that you had a nice experience with our hotel as well. I wish you all the best in your future world travels and we hope to see you again here in Chicago again soon! Thank you, kindly Adam...

Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 August 2013

There's not a lot I can add that others haven't already said. I stayed five nights for work, and it was just about a perfect stay: helpful, friendly staff; a spacious high floor corner room (just as I had asked for); great location; quick valet service and ready access to cabs. I also like that within walking distance there's a...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amanda G, Thank you very much for taking the time to detail your stay and give the hotel such high praise. I agree that this area of Chicago offers pretty much everything one may need or want while traveling for business - or pleasure. Regards to your dining experience, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed,...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was our first trip to Chicago and first time staying at a Kimpton Hotel. We had an amazing time in Chicago, and an even better stay at the Kimpton. The beds were extremely comfortable, room was very clean and large. The best part of the stay was the concierge services though, outstanding, the best I've experienced yet. I would...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff W, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your praise and feedback. I am so happy to hear that you were well taken care of by our concierges, Bobby and Mark. They are two of the best in the city and they love what they do. Moreover, I am thrilled to hear that your first experience...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This hotel is in a great location, immediately behind the Nordstroms shopping mall that fronts Michigan Avenue. It is just a couple blocks north of the river. I paid extra for a "city view" room which was on a corner, and even though it was high up it still got quite a lot of noise. Next time I dont think...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David S, Thank you for sharing your kind comments about your recent stay with us here at the Chicago Palomar. I'm sorry to hear that we fell just short of greatness for your visit, but I certainly understand your concerns about the street noise and proximity to such. In the heart of such a vibrant neighborhood as River North...

Sao Paulo
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This was second time I visited Chicago. The first was on business and I stayed at this hotel, which I found great at the time. This second trip was with family (wife and 6 year old daughter) and at first I was in doubt as to whether the Palomar would be kids friendly but I decided to try it. Well,...

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GMPalChi, Manager at Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Southtraveller_12, Thank you so much for your generous review. I am glad you were able to experience Kimpton from both a business traveller aspect, and then as a family-oriented hotel. We, as do all of our Kimpton Hotels, work hard to make sure everyone feels welcomed in our hotels, regardless of the reason for their stays. This is actually...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Palomar is a luxury, boutique hotel in Chicago's River North surrounded by the city's top attractions, restaurants & destinations. Guestrooms offer stunning contemporary decor and hotel guests enjoy the 17th floor pool & terrace with workout facilities. Guests also delight in the Sable Kitchen & Bar featuring new American cuisine, one of the city's hottest bars and a popular weekend brunch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: $168 - $556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 261
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Business Hotel in Chicago
#8 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#9 Family Hotel in Chicago
#10 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“The rooms are soooo quiet! Ask for a coffee maker in your room. Not provided unless asked for.”
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