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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Kimpton for a night as a romantic getaway and overall my stay was amazing. What put it over the top? The jacuzzi bathtub! Added to our romantic stay.The staff was friendly, room was very clean. Love the lounge and the free wine hour. I will be back!!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to circumstances beyond my control (read - broken pipe in high rise condo the week after Christmas....(hahahahahahahahahah) I was forced to flee for dry surroundings........with a new husband and our dogs in tow.........I just got out of the hospital, and my best choice was close to home - the Crown Plaza - but that was not to be.....so my...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation at the Palomar and it was the greatest decision. We had a corner room that had a great view of downtown Chicago. The hotel was in a central location and within walking distance of some amazing bars and restaurants. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about the nightlife. The best part was that...

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

Hello MATH1221, Woooo! Thank you for the wonderful five star review. I am so happy to see that you loved the decision you made by staying with us and we exceeded your expectations. It definitely seems like we made a Kimpton Fan for Life. Wine hour is definitely one of the best parts about staying with us especially when we...

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just i introduced to Kimpton hotels over the last couple years and love them all.....so this Chicago location did not disappoint. He staff were al super friendly! The happy hour rocks and the kids have never had so much hot chocolate in their life! Hotel location is really fantastic....Starbucks on corner, lots of restaurants nearby. Easy walk to...

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

Hello Amos6022, Thank you for the wonderful five star review! I am so glad to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that we met the high expectations that all of our sister properties have set. The hot chocolate is usually a huge hit for all of our guests in the winter and it is...

Harbor Springs, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the past 4 years our family has gone to Chicago just prior to Christmas. We shop, eat at great restaurants, and attend shows like Hamilton and Second City. It's a great way to celebrate family when the kids get older. We have stayed at the Four Seasons, the Langham, and the Thompson in prior years. This year we stayed...

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

Hello AliYooper, Thank you for taking the time to post a review based on your recent stay with us. I am happy to see that overall, we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your annual Christmas trip to Chicago. I do agree, our luxury suites are well worth it whether you are here with family or just trying to...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an absolutely wonderful stay in the Palomar, and it was the seal-on-the-deal towards me becoming a Kimpton fan for life! I've stayed at Kimptons several times before but the Palomar exceeded even those wonderful experiences. The room, amenities and service are supreme. From the minute I walked up to the desk to the time I departed, I was...

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

Hello TwoTravlersToG, Wow Wow Wow! What an awesome review and thank you for the five stars! I am so thrilled to see that we exceeded your expectations and that you are officially a Kimpton Fan for Life. We love to celebrate all of our successes as a team and this review will most definitely be shared with all the staff....

Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kimpton Palomar Chicago is a bit of a quirky property, but in a good way. Also, most Kimpton properties, at which we have stayed, could be typified the same way. Each has been an older property, but fairly recently redone. Some have been re-purposed commercial, or even government buildings, so each has a unique character – no corporate “cookie-cutter”...

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

Greetings Bill_Hunt_AZ, Thank you for taking the time to post a well written review on your recent stay with us. I am happy to see that we continue to exceed your expectations time and time again. Whether you and your wife stay with us for business or leisure, it seems like we are the right hotel for you. Our location...

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This place is fun at every turn. My wife, two kids, and I stayed at the Palomar this past weekend for a "stay-cation". We live in the burbs and wanted to come in to the city for some fun. The hotel was perfect. Free wine, movie night in the lobby, hot cocoa buffet, swimming in the pool (what a view!),...

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

Greetings Christopher M, Thank you so much for the wonderful five star review! I am so happy to see that you and the family enjoyed your first stay with us. It is also great to see that you got to enjoy our many lobby offerings. Hopefully this is the first of many future stays with us. We hope to see...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

First, I stay at kimpton hotels quite frequently. The facilities and accommodations are great. However, the service has been terrible. Problem 1. Room service order was 30 min late. Problem 2. I ordered towels and they bring me half of what I requested. Problem 3. Room service food was cold upon receipt. Problem 4. Went to the bar and ordered...

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

Greetings Andrew H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review based on your recent stay with us. I am truly sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay and that we failed to meet your expectations. We strive to ensure that all of our guests get a first class experience when visiting us like the...

Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Palomar had great service and was very well maintained. Staff was friendly and location was great. Close to the river and shopping on Michigan Ave. The rooftop and pool area had some nice views of the city.

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

Hello Philip G, Thank you for the wonderful five star review! I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and do agree that our views from the pool and rooftop are pretty neat. Hopefully you will be back with us in the summer so you can take advantage of those areas in great weather. James Ancona...

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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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  • 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 Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: €127 - €439 (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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“If getting a "View" room, try to make sure the view is of the Lake or the core downtown area (and not west-facing as mine was).”
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