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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed here the single night we were in Chicago but the Palomar would have been nice to visit another night or two. The personnel were very friendly even as we arrived late due to a delayed flight. Our room was lovely, clean, and comfortable. We dined at the restaurant for breakfast and even dipped in the pool before we...

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

Dear beentobih, Great to hear that you were able to enjoy our offerings during your short stay with us, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor! We do appreciate your kind words and we certainly hope you will come back and see us the next time you are in...

Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We have stayed here quite a few time over the past five years. It is a great location being just a couple blocks north of the river and very convenient for shopping on Michigan Avenue and also on State Street. It is also close to the theater district and weather permitting, you can easily walk to many of the places...

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

Dear Map006, Thank you for sharing your comments here on Trip Advisor and it is so nice to hear that you have chosen to stay with us multiple times over the past five years! We very much appreciate your high rating and we look forward to your return! SIncerely, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This Hotel is quietly perfect. Everything is easy and the service unobtrusive. I found the location ideal. As a first time visitor I had no trouble navigating the city with the river and the lake close by and the shopping precinct dangerously so! I particularly liked the common areas where you can sit and relax and watch the world go...

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

Dear RobbieandCarmel, So good to hear that you had a genuinely leisure stay at our hotel! I particularly like your description of sitting in our common space areas to "relax and watch the world go by..." I believe that should be added to our website! I do thank you for sharing your comments with the Trip Advisor community and for...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 17 October 2013

First of all, I have never stayed at a Kimpton hotel that wasn't amazing. That being said, the Palomar Chicago is fantastic. The staff at check-in were incredibly friendly, the room was nice, and the location was PERFECT. It was easy walking distance and/or cab ride to anywhere in the city. Anytime we needed help with ANYTHING, the staff was...

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

Dear Amy P, Wow! What a complimentary review that we greatly appreciate. It is wonderful to read how nice of a stay you had with us, and have always had with Kimpton Hotels. Please know that we are always here to serve and we look forward to many more visits. Thank you very much for your review and your business!...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I reserved a basic room and I can tell you that it is anything but basic. It is extremely spacious, has floor-to-ceiling windows, has a huge bathroom, and a comfortable mattress. The hotel offers its guests complimentary wine and snacks each evening, and it is located in a great part of town. I highly recommend staying here!

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

Dear Sarah F, We appreciate your very kind review! Most importantly, we are happy to hear that you had a great stay and truly enjoyed your visit. Thank you for making the choice to stay with us and we certainly hope you will continue to stay at Kimpton Hotels! Sincerely, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Gates Mills, OH
Reviewed 16 October 2013

My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary with a quick getaway weekend in Chicago. We got a fantastic rate at the Hotel Palomar. It was our first stay at a Kimpton Hotel and absolutely everything was perfect. We had a fantastic room on one of the top floors, giving us a lovely view of the city but sparing...

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

Dear NW3-6BB, I must admit, your review and its details really do describe a "perfect" hotel stay! We are humbled to know that it took place here at the Palomar! I cannot thank you enough for sharing these details and recommendations. Please know that your time in doing so is much appreciated and we look forward to your next visit!...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times and have never had a problem. The rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable. The hotel restaurant has a great bar and wonderful food but if dining alone you may prefer another place for dinner as much of the menu is tapas which is better for sharing. The breakfast is good as...

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

Dear Tessie73, Thank you for such a kind and encouraging review detailing your recent stay. Great to hear that you have stayed with us before and have continually chosen to return! I also appreciate your feedback regarding our wine hour times as well as Sable's menu. These are good points which we can take to the table when discussing our...

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at the Palomar when we made a last minute trip to Chicago. Very nice and courteous staff. Valet parking available, and free wine hour every night and free good coffee/tea service in the morning, along with room service, if desired. The rooms are very well kept and clean. Bathroom was clean with plenty of clean towels. Free wifii....

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

Dear bahlrichs, Thank you very much for your positive review here of your recent visit. Glad to hear that you were able to take in our wonderful neighborhood of Chicago and that you were were more than satisfied with our accommodations. We do appreciate your feedback and we certainly hope to see you again for your next trip! Kind regards,...

Joshua Tree, California
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We chose the Hotel Palomar partly because of location, near to just about everything we wanted to see. We were very happy to get a room on the 16th floor which had a great 'skyscraper' view of the North River area. The room was 'roomy' and nicely appointed. The staff, from the initial 'Welcome' at the desk to the Doormen,...

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

Dear Reflex760, I want to thank you for submitting your review here on Trip Advisor and for your kind words regarding your interactions with our team, as well as your overall stay being an enjoyable one. Thank you for your feedback regarding your breakfast experiences at Sable. We will definitely address your concerns and I thank you for sharing your...

Saugatuck, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Hotel Palomar is a 2 year old centrally located upscale hotel located in the heart of Chicago's downtown business district. Numerous restaurants are located all around the hotel with great shopping steps away. We were in for a friends party and we brought our 2 small dogs. Everyone at the hotel from the valet, check-in and bell man were very...

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

Dear Gary1227, Thank you for sharing your detailed and kind review with the Trip Advisor community. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially with your two furry friends! We do know that our immediate surroundings are limited for our guest pets to have some grassy areas due to the density of buildings, but there certainly are...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: €196 - €490 (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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Hotel Style:
#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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