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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 29 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 Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, 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 Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, 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 26 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 Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, 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 25 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 Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, 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...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2013

My husband and I visited Chicago last week for the first time and this hotel was the perfect place to stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful - the front desk staff made boat tour reservations for us and also gave us excellent recommendations on restaurants within walking distance. We ate 2 breakfasts and one dinner in the hotel...

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

Dear hallie_griff, Great to hear that you and your husband had such a pleasant stay with us. We are very grateful to you for your kind words, and may I say that your recommendation of the mouth-watering food at Sable Kitchen - has certainly made me hungry for the chicken and waffles - just by reading your comment! Please come...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The staff here could not be more helpful - the free glasses of wine at 5pm went down very well too ! Rooms very nice, clean & nicely decorated. The Concierge Team were especially helpful with some great advice on the best tours, restaurants, bars & live music venues. Great location for exploring Chicago. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here...

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

Dear dazk55, We very much appreciate your warm review and I thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Palomar Chicago. Glad to hear that our concierge team took great care of you - they are one of the best teams in the city, for certain. We hope to see you again here in Chicago and I...

Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Really great place to stay, very nice and comfortable rooms. You get free wi-fi once you set up/sign up to Kimpton Hotels. Parking was $58 per night. Everything is close and we walked everywhere : the Chicago Loop is about 7 minute away, shopping on The Magnificient Mile (Michigan Ave) is 5 or 6 minutes away and Millenium Park is...

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

Dear LarryBudge, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your very kind review. Excellent details about our location and we really appreciate your praise and recommendations. I have to mention that I love your reference to our wine "o'clock" every day from 5 - 6pm! Nicely put! Travel safe, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This is a great hotel due to the exceptional customer service, in particular Colin. The other benefit is the location so close to the subway, the magnificent mile & the lake & any other sites which are easy to access by foot. The hotel is also surrounded by lots of restaurants & nearby boutiques too. The hotel is very modern...

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

Dear viva12, Thank you very much for such a kind review and for calling out Colin as an exceptional customer service representative. We're very fortunate to have such a wonderful team and even more fortunate to have guests such as yourself who choose to stay with us and allow us to serve in the best possible manner. Great to hear...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I've stayed at a couple of hotels in Chicago and the Palomar is my favorite. Great boutique hotel, excellent service. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the beds very comfortable, the bathrooms spacious and the in-room yoga mats and provided funky robes - fun! Additionally, the Palomar has the rare quality of exceptional room service food thanks to the wonderful Sable...

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

Dear DR, Your kind review is greatly appreciated! Great to read that you enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer from its Kimpton quirks to its excellent location. We are truly in a wonderful part of Chicago and we love when our guests can take advantage of this setting and simply enjoy the surroundings. Furthermore, I do believe that...

New York
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Fell upon Palomar by accident and could not have been happier. The person (gretchen) that handled my bookings was TOP NOTCH and all the people that we came in contact with were FABULOUS. EVERYONE bent over backwards to make sure that our 4 night stay was nothing short of PERFECT!! From Bau at the front door to Mark at the...

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Dear jeaNewYork, It is so nice to hear that you had a wonderful stay and I cannot thank you enough for sharing these great comments on Trip Advisor. Thanks also for the shout-outs to Gretchen, Blu, and Mark - they were each very excited to read this as well! We certainly do hope that you would come back to see...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $181 - $560 (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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