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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

Went up to Chicago for my birthday weekend and was really impressed with the Palomer! I receive chilled bottled wine as a birthday gift from the hotel too! EVERYONE was very nice and helpful that worked there. Also got a voucher for free dessert & champagne too. Make sure to sign up for Kimpton In Touch rewards program for free...

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

Dear TiffanyGIlkey: Thank you for such a detailed review and great photos. We are so glad you took the opportunity to use a lot of our amenities and explore the neighborhood. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Talk about absolutely perfect stays. I had booked a room at the Park Hyatt Chicago. Didn't really work out. Called Kimpton, no problem, no fuss - booked into the Palomar and arrived an hour later. The lobby is lovely, the front desk person, Melissa, was gracious and fun and really practices "welcoming" and warm behaviors (which I really like a...

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

Dear sealizis: Thank you for such a great review - we appreciate being called PERFECTION. That is very flattering. Thanks for calling out Melissa - she is one of our newset team members and is doing great. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My first stay at the Palomar and will definitely be back! Cody at the front desk was very professional and went the extra step of surprising us with a champagne bucket after our day in the city to celebrate my birthday. The bellman, Blue, was also very helpful in suggesting restaurants and he gave us a couple that we tried...

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

Dear shawnaoc: Thank you for spending your birthday with us. I am so glad we could surprise and delight you - Cody and Bleu are two of our finest staff members. We hope you can come back and share some more special occasions with us. Nabil Mouabyed GM - Palomar Chicago

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I stayed at the Palomar for one night on a business trip. The location of the hotel is great, just a couple of blocks away from Michigan Avenue and close to many restaurants. The hotel has a great restuarant, Sable, which serves a great breakfast/brunch and has a very lively bar at night. The staff was very friendly and the...

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

Dear Aggiecane: Thank you for the recent review you posted - we appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back to thd Palomar in the near future. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago

JAMESTOWN
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Stayed for 2 days prior to July 4. Had large amount of luggage including golf clubs; both arrival & departure were efficient & smooth; valet , bell staff & front desk staff friendly & efficient. Rooms modern, functional & ample space. Afternoon wine hour very nice. Front desk staff (Colin) knowledgeable aboout local restaurants & transportation using CTA. Very pleased...

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

Dear Weller03 : Thank you so much for reviewing our hotel and for giving a shout our to Colin, our front desk agent - he is a real advocate of local things to do in Chicago. Take care and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago

Calgary
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My first stay at a Kimpton Hotel and I am very impressed. Wonderful front desk crew, amazing corner room, and all other amenities.. A couple of unique items - robes that are not your standard white, but all forms of animal prints, slipper socks and even a yoga mat in your room to encourage some Zen-time .. okay plus the...

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

Dear Laurie H: Well, what can I say - you summarized so wonderfully what makes this place so unique - we pride ourselves on doing things a little bit differently and to really engane with our guests. I am so glad that you had a chacne to experience that. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Nabil...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I can honestly say that my husband and I had one of our best hotel experiences at Palomar! From the moment we checked in, the Palomar set the stage for great service. After a hectic trip our plan was to check in and get straight up to the room and just relax. Upon check-in Colin urged us to take advantage...

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

Dear Nicole D: Thank you for posting such a great review - sounds like you had a lot of fun in Chicago. To top it off with a companion goldfish, is always the way to go. We aprreciate you giving a shout out to Colin and Luke - they are newer members of our team, but doing an amazing job....

Orillia, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We selected the Palomar Chicago to celebrate our anniversary, largely based on reviews of other trip advisor members. We were not disappointed! Chicago is a tremendous city and the hotel staff go out of their way to make sure that you enjoy every moment while you are there. We love exploring a city for a weekend and the location made...

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

Dear hockeyfamily9: Thank you for spending your anniversary with us - what an honor to have you here in Chicago and I am so glad you had a fun time. It looks like you took advantage of all of the unique things to do in the hotel as well as in the City. We hope to see you again soon....

Rockwall
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Hoped for the best with so many hotels in the Chicago area and we got it. Arrived early due to our flight and the front desk staff offered to keep our bags for us and he would call us when the room was ready. We went for a quick bite at the Weber restaurant across the street (good food) and...

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

Dear Eric C: I can't thank you enough for taking the time to give us such a detailed review. It truly means a lot to us that you shared such great advice with the TA community. We hope to have the honor of welcoming you as our guests in the near future. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Another winning Kimpton hotel in a great location. The stylish modern room strikes just the right balance of chic, modern elements to offer a welcoming and very comfortable space. The indoor pool is a nice attraction, though its size and shape weren't optimal for the number of young kids and families wanting to swim and play. Great food at the...

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

Dear PickEpickE: Thank you for the great review - and sorry about the busy pool area - at this time of year we have a huge amount of families visiting which means the pool area does get busy at times. We appreciate your feedback. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $183 - $650 (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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“The pool floor can get noisy with kids, but we stayed on the 16th just below and it was fine!”
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