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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable but brief stay--in one evening and out the next morning. The front door and bell staff were especially welcoming and humorous. The front desk and lobby were modest and a bit dark, but a very pleasant "living room" was just around the corner, with a fireplace, free coffee, lots of comfortable seating and some work... More 

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

Hello Chip_govt_traveler, Thank you for the awesome review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Although brief, it seems like you got to experience some of the many amazing amenities we have to offer. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! James Ancona Assistant General Manager More 

Morton, Illinois
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44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked into the Palomar after a business meeting all day. The front desk person Madeleine was great!!! got our room plus an extra $10 to the bar for joining the Karma Klub. Room was clean and had a great view. One complaint, no coffee pot maker in the room :( otherwise great stay

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

Greetings Rondatravels55, Thank you for taking the time to post a review based on your recent stay with us. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and that Madeline was great. We know how special she is and it is great to see when our guests recognize her as well. In regards to the coffee pot... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid a little extra to have a "City View King" room. My room was on the 7th floor. I did have windows on two sides, and they were sizable windows. But the view was... Well, it was the 7th floor. One window looked down a block, and the other one out of a few buildings under construction. I guess... More 

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

Greetings Recipe0, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review based on your recent stay with us. It seems as if overall you enjoyed your stay which is great to see. I do apologize about your frustration with the view from your room. Our city view rooms are positioned in certain areas of the hotel so that you... More 

Dublin
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palomar is a perfect base for a weekend in Chicago. The room are a very good standard without being uber luxurious. Location is 2 blocks from Michigan Ave, good selection of bars and restaurants within 2 minutes from hotel. Concierge was top notch, sorted us out with an Escalade for the price as a cab fair. Desk staff very helpful.... More 

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

Hello TheBallboy23, Thank you for taking the time to post a review based on your recent stay with us! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations. It is great to see that the concierge and the staff was great throughout your entire stay. We hope to see you... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Palomar the weekend of games 3, 4 and 5 while the Cubs were in town for the World Series. What a great experience! The rooms are beautiful and the staff are top notch! The cracker jacks that we're available for the complimentary wine hour was such a great idea. The property just feels so friendly and... More 

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

Hello jak9874, Thank you for the awesome five star review! It looks like you were in Chicago during such a fun and exciting time. It is great to see that we were able to add to that wonderful experience and you enjoyed your stay with us. It looks like we made a Kimpton fan for life! We hope to see... More 

Chanhassen, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great hotel! Professional and courteous staff - including the "bell men" outside! It is a perfect location to the Red line which can get you anywhere in the city fast. Rooms were spacious, beds were comfortable, and the evening "happy hour" was a great way to unwind for the evening or get the night started!

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

Greetings Kristin H, Thank you for the wonderful five star review! I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations. It is great to see that you enjoyed some of the many amenities we have to offer. I do agree, wine hour is one of my personal favorites as well. We... More 

Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel during the World Series because I wanted to experience atmosphere of Chicago at this time. This was a wonderful hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The room was wonderful. The location to the red line was so convenient for getting the Wrigley Field. I will definitely stay here again when coming to see the Cubs.

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

Hello Laura M, Thank you so much for the wonderful five star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do agree that getting to Wrigley Field from our location is so easy. It was a special time to be a fan and be in the area and I am happy that... More 

Linz, Austria
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stood there 1 night on our roadtrip through America and therefore we saw a lot of hotels. This one will always stand out in our memories for the perfect service and the second most cosy bed on all of our journeys till nowadays, only beaten by the bed of the Grand Hyatt in KL. Clean, perfectly located, great... More 

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

Greetings Markus M, Thank you for the wonderful five star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we got to be a part of such a wonderful experience as a roadtrip through the Country. It is great to see that of the many hotels, we stood out as one of the best... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Palomar. The staff was wonderful and attentive from check in to after we left. I forgot some valuables in our room's safe. The hotel staff went and retrieved it and then shipped it overnight to me. I was so impressed with their professionalism and hospitality. Justin and Julian really helped... More 

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

Hello jariley, Thank you for the wonderful five star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is so great to see that our staff was so wonderful throughout your stay with Justin and Julian leading the charge. We hope to see you again soon! James Ancona Assistant General Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a go to hotel when wanting to stay in Chicago. Close to the red line, incredible bar downstairs, and a happy hour. Staff is always accommodating. Easy to navigate and close to many amenities! What more could you want!

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

Greetings afalafal, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed all facets of your stay with us. I love to see what our guests who come back time and time again continue to enjoy their stay as it shows that we are still doing something right. We hope to continue... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: €116 - €407 (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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“Great views, lovely pool and terrace and a gorgeous lounge with a fireplace!”
 of 5 bubbles sarahstrickley, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“pay the extra for the upper floors.”
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