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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

Hotels.comUS$659*
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#13 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Excellent stay, great rooms (a/c was ice cold as I like it) thoughtful and attentive staff much appreciated by this overseas visitor. Bobby and co are an excellent mine of information. Particularly enjoyed the win and pizza hour after a hard day's sightseeing.

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

Dear Durbs75, Thank you for your kind review of our Hotel Palomar Chicago. Your praise does not go unnoticed and we very much appreciate your taking the time to share. Glad to hear you were comfortable in your room - and Bobby is very thankful for your mentioning him in your comments! He works very hard for us and to...

Danville, California
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Palomar Hotel was recommended to me by a friend when I was having no luck getting a room at my usual Chicago Hotel!! now the Palomar will be my usual!! great location, beautiful rooms,a thoughtful and attentive staff. Because coffee is served in the lobby in the morning, you have to request a coffee maker for your room, I...

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

Dear Donna M, Great to hear that you had a wonderful stay and we love being one's "usual" hotel when in Chicago! We really do appreciate your taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor and please know that your, and all of our guests' feedback is greatly welcomed and utilized to improve and encourage. I thank you...

Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The hotel was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious, however some of the fixtures need attention. The phone by the bed did not work, the chair at the desk needed replacing with the leather have worn through in places. The banquet facilities were nice. If a member of their frequent hotel plan you get free...

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

Dear Stephen S, I thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. So sorry about your phone not functioning properly. Definitely something we should have caught prior to your arrival. And thank you also for your feedback on your desk chair showing wear. We are working to replace such worn items in the near future....

New York, NY
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Every stay at this hotel is a pleasure. Big rooms, great wifi, well-appointed gym (although it's not huge), friendly staff. The bar has a fantastic cocktail list and the bar snacks are tasty if you're not looking for a full meal. I try to stay here every time I'm in Chicago.

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

Dear Tribeca_Traveling, Great to hear that you try to stay with us whenever you are in Chicago! Thank you very much for your loyalty and thank you for sharing this review on Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate your recommendation to the online community and we look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed on a Saturday-Sunday in September. First off, ALL of the staff were friendly and accommodating! We were so impressed. The free wine hour was a great bonus. They served Chardonnay & Merlot along with some gourmet pizzas that made a nice light appetizer. They even told us we could invite friends who weren't staying there if we'd like....

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

Dear cheekydd, Sounds like you had a great experience both with our hotel and its amenities and perks, as well as all that the Chicago - River North neighborhood has to offer! Thank you so much for such a positive review. Most importantly, we are thrilled to hear that you did enjoy all aspects of your stay, from our comfortable...

Reviewed 29 September 2013

As expected a hip, comfortable hotel. The only problem was the noise from the street. Ambulances and fire trucks could be heard all night long from State Street. The reviews that say this is a quite hotel did not stay at the same hotel we were at. The best part of the hotel was Sable -- one of the best...

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

Dear Soonerpack, I thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments here with the Trip Advisor community. We are definitely in a vibrant and energetic part of town, which does come with those inevitable "city sounds" that you mentioned. I whole-heartedly agree that Sable is one of the best in Chicago. I cannot recommend it enough to...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The Palomar Chicago is well located with many restaurants and shops close by. They have bicycles available, but the traffic made me wonder about the wisdom of cycling in the city. Each morning there is complimentary coffee and tea in the living room and each evening there is a complimentary wine hour with their yummy signature flatbreads. The rooms are...

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

Dear Suzannea2010, Thank you for sharing your feedback and kind comments about your recent stay with us. We certainly try to accommodate our business travelers to have the most comfortable and efficient stay possible, and work to accomplish the same goal for our leisure guests! So sorry for the hiccup within your group's reservations - but happy to hear that...

Nederland
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We chose the Palomar because of the looks, the decoration and the reviews here, and we were not disappointed. When we arrived there were some troubles with our reservation (only 1 room instead of 2: not funny if you just survived a 9-hour flight and just want to rest a bit), but that was not the fault of the hotel...

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

Dear BarbaraKralingen, So sorry to hear that there were some issues upon your arrival with regards to the number of rooms reserved. Very happy to hear that we were able to rectify this as I do know how frustrating that could be after a 9 hour flight as you mentioned! I certainly do agree with you on Sable and thank...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I really like this place. Palomar is on State Street towards the river. Although its in the middle of Chicago, this particular spot is quiet and is a short walk to Michigan Ave and anywhere else in the city like Soldiers Field and the art museums. The neighborhood rocks as well with bars and restaurants The hotel doesn't disappoint either....

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

Dear Shanks296, Thanks for sharing your gracious comments here on Trip Advisor. We are definitely in one of the best locations in Chicago and I think you described this perfectly! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we very much appreciate the recommendations. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We had a wonderful few days in this hotel. Staff on reception were really helpful especially Cawlin, who went out of his way to give us all the information we needed. Our room was on the 14th floor and we had wonderful views. The hotel was spotless, and we really enjoyed the nice touch of the wine and nibbles at...

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

Dear Sal974, You're very welcome, and please allow me to thank you for your business and your generous comments above. Great to hear that you enjoyed our perks and that our team was helpful during your stay. Know that your kind words are appreciated and we do hope to see you again here at the Palomar Chicago! Best regards, Adam...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803 (Formerly Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: $295 - $674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 261
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Business Hotel in Chicago
#7 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#9 Family Hotel in Chicago
#10 Green Hotel in Chicago
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“All rooms are good”
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