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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
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  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
    0.2 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 15 October 2013
Fantastic location and exceptional service
First, the location was wonderful - right in the middle of lots... more
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Washington
Reviewed 15 October 2013

First, the location was wonderful - right in the middle of lots of great shopping and restaurants. Second, and most importantly for me, the service was top notch - all of our needs were catered to and there's a really lovely free wine hour for guests every evening. The hotel also boasts an amazing bar and a fabulous restaurant featuring...

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

Dear Valerie B, Wow!...I just love hearing when everything comes together, seamlessly, for one of our guests' stays! We have a wonderful team who sincerely tries to accommodate our guests and their families in any way that we can. Thank you so much for sharing your comments and it is terrific to hear that you had such a nice time....

Surrey, England
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Palomar on a short business trip to Chicago. I often stay at the EPIC Kimpton in Miami which is very good so I had high expectations for the Palomar. Good location downtown Chicago in the midst of many good restaurants and a short walk to Michigan Avenue. Check in friendly and competent, nice rooms (would point out...

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

Dear Stephen H, Thanks for your comments here from your stay with us earlier this month. Great to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your visit and I thank you for your feedback on our decor. We definitely welcome such insight from all of our guests as we can then bring these ideas to the table when planning future...

Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Great facility located in a perfect spot 2 blocks off the mile. Restaurant selection nearby was fantastic and in the heart of many highly "TripAdvisor" rated eateries. Free wine at 5, free coffee in the morning, very friendly and happy staff all made the stay enjoyable. Room was clean, bathroom was great - set up nicely for the woman who...

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

Dear rbcanada, Thank you so much for sharing your kind review with the Trip Advisor community. Your feedback is very much appreciated and well-received! Sounds like you truly enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our little "quirks" and "perks" that are Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. We look forward to your (hopefully) new loyalty to...

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I recently had to make a modification to our upcoming Thanksgiving week reservation and had the great fortune of Ben in reservations to help me accomplish the task. He quickly made and confirmed the change but he also took the time to advise me of all of the hotel's great amenities. I kept him on the phone a bit longer...

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

Dear Renegade2013, Thank you for taking this time to highlight your reservations experience even BEFORE your visit! Ben is truly one of our most helpful and knowledgeable associates who consistently provides such excellent service, and we cannot thank you enough for calling him out here in your review. Please know that we are certainly looking forward to your visit over...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Whenever booking a Hotel via the internet you always have that niggling doubt that it looks too good,I could find no fault with this Hotel,check in easy,room delightful,bar/restaurant worthy of staying in hotel for. Best recommendation is that I would definitely return,location perfect,easy walk to all,underground across the street. Hotel pool looked great,amazing view from terrace. Would have loved to...

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

Dear Audrey P, I could not be happier to read that you chose to stay with us, even after some cyber-doubt, which I completely understand in today's world! We are very glad you did so and that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the shout-outs to our restaurant, Sable Kitchen and Bar - one of the best in the city!...

Chicago
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This a very nice hotel in a prime location in the city of Chicago. We attended our friend's wedding on September 21st. The reception staff were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. All the rooms appear very comfortable and clean and everything in the hotel appeared to be in pristine condition. We spent the night after my...

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

Dear Tri N, Thank you for your kind review here on Trip Advisor. Great to hear that you had a wonderful time at your friend's wedding, and that you were comfortable in your room and well-treated throughout. I see you're in Chicago with us so we hope to have you with us again soon - maybe for a staycation getaway!...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2013

My family & I stayed at the Palomar for 6 nights in early August. Upon arrival we were greeted by the valet and at check-in all the employees were ready to help us with a smile; especially Bobby. He had all of our hard to get reservations planned & prepared. Check-in was quick & efficient, luggages were brought up quickly....

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

Dear Viken P, Such a positive and warm review! We cannot thank you enough for choosing to stay with us on your family holiday. It is great to hear that you and your family, especially your daughters, enjoyed our Kimpton kids' perks, robes, beach balls, and indoor pool. We really appreciate your calling out Bobby and his expert assistance he...

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This a very nice hotel in a prime location close to restaurants and shops. The reception staff were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and everything in the hotel appeared to be in pristine condition. The complementary wine and snacks at 5 pm and the chilled lemon water in the...

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

Dear Mal033, Thank you for such a wonderful review of our hotel. I cannot thank you enough for your detailed descriptions of our fun perks, special Kimpton touches, and the quality of service and your room accommodations. My favorite part is, of course, where you considered us the best hotel in which you stayed on your holiday! Music to our...

Georgia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

What a great and a relaxing stay! This is our second time staying at a Kimpton hotel. The hotel: The hotel itself is located right in downtown with a number of restaurants and shops just outside the door - all within minutes of walking. We were on the 12th floor and booked a City View room, which had amazing views...

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

Dear swluv2001, Allow me to thank you for such a detailed and positive review! You described our hotel wonderfully and I love that you were able to take in, not only all that our hotel has to offer, but the surrounding area as well. I definitely recommend eating dinner at Sable the next time you are in town. I guarantee...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here Labor Day weekend in a 1 bdrm suite - it was spacious with amazing bathroom! I loved the spa tub! Great bed, decor etc. I got a great deal and would totally recommend - we live the Kimpton nightly HH - we enjoyed the sangria and in the am they even had a light bfast & coffee...

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

Dear 2141Travel, Thank you for sharing your review with the Trip Advisor community! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday here with us and that your suite was exactly what you desired. I do have a soft spot for our pet goldfish here and always love to hear when our guests enjoy their company! We appreciate your...

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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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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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: $173 - $614 (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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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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