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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

#9 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
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505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milw., WI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Having stayed at the Palomar previously 3 years ago, the hotel was somewhat new and fresh back then. At that time I gave the property a 5 star rating. My wife and I just returned from the Memorial Day weekend for two nights in a King room. In only 3 years, time had already begun to take its toll on... More 

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Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very accommodating, friendly, front desk staff, good restaurant and clean airy rooms. Dogs were allowed but I wouldn't have known if I hadn't seen them in the elevators with their owners....meaning, no animal smell in the hotel. Kimpton Hotels are always FABULOUS!! You can't asked for a better location. It is smack in the middle of the city and a... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wedding visit. Loved the location close to river, restaurants, shops. Hotel staff was so accommodating! Bought my 90 yr, old Mom a special toilet seat! Clean, modern and the beds and bedding dreamy.The restaurant serves a very good breakfast as well. Free coffee in the morning and wine on Friday night in lobby! Outside and inside gathering areas are nice... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great boutique style hotel in a great location. Room was clean, large and decorated well. A lot of extras that you don't see in other hotels and well stocked mini bar. Doormen were always friendly and helpful. Elevators can be slow at times due to their only being too but would overall recommend a stay here. Worth it to join... More 

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Milwich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was one of a group of over 40 staying for four nights as part of a study tour, the hotel provided the perfect base. Excellent room quality, first class service from all staff encountered regardless of the hour! Breakfast was noteworthy. Would certainly recommend The Palomar as a Chicago base.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first stay at the Palomar -- over the Memorial Day weekend. The location placed it within walking distance of all the restaurants and shopping that we wanted to do. At the end of the block we took the El to the Sox/Twins game. It couldn't have been an easier trip. Also, the doorman offered a limo service from the... More 

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San Jose, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We planned a stay with the Kimpton in Chicago for May. Unsure about the location at first we came to realize this was an awesome find. When we got to the hotel very early on our check in day, they let us get into our room early. This was a great way to start our vacation, no worries about our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long story short we had our flight cancelled at midnight and didn't know until 1AM that the airline could not find any rooms around O'Hare. After about a dozen phone calls to different hotels in downtown I spoke with Mark who was the overnight manager. Right away he confirms that they have several rooms available and to come in. Needless... More 

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

Dear Chris C, Thanks so much for sharing your comments and feedback here, and I am so happy to hear we were able to help make the best of a bad travel situation. Trust me, we have all been there! I appreciate your praise of our Night Manager and our night In Room Dining server. They work very hard while... More 

USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one fun hip hotel but the sassy and helpful doormen to the front desk staff. Check in was easy; the hotel has some vibe; the lobby fashionable and comfortable; and the afternoon cocktail hour sets this hotel well apart from other chain hotels. Restaurants abound all around the area; shopping is close; and yet the hotel is a... More 

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

Dear library48, Thanks for your note and kind comments here. Happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and found our hotel relaxing and comfortable. Safe travels to you and have a great Summer. Best, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More 

Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in downtown Chicago, walking distance to all the popular spots, shopping and eats. Good bar in the hotel, as well all the staff were superb in their service. We chose an upgraded corner king room which was large, had a great view, lots of windows and light from outside. All the amenities you need. Excellent concierge service.

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

Dear Ernie S, Thank you for your very kind words and high rating. We appreciate you sharing with the Trip Advisor community, and I am glad you found our staff to be helpful and friendly - as this is our number one priority. Please come back again to see soon, and have a wonderful Summer season! Best, Adam Gurgiolo AGM... More 

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