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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

#8 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
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505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time I have stayed at the Palomar Chicago and the service has been superb on both occasion. Spacious rooms, cheerful employees and good location. I gave it only 4 stars because the first time I stayed, they had aveda amenities in the rooms, but have since switched. I loved the aveda products! Overall, would still recommend.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb hotel in great location. Walking distance to a lot of good restaurants- Eataly for lunch and dinner, Beatrix for breakfast, and many others. Trolley to Navy pier across the st, One block to Michigan ave for great shopping and the river. If you are up for walking and sightseeing, it's walkable to Millennium Park, and lots of other sights.... More 

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Baltimore
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palomar was the perfect spot for our (rainy) Chicago weekend celebrating my husbands birthday! Mark the concierge fixed us up before we arrived with dinner reservations and info for our stay. Thank you! Our room was awesome, a corner spot on the 14th floor. The neighborhood was perfect. Close to everything and so easy for mid day pit stops.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel during our first trip together and it couldn't have been more perfect. The staff took care of us with a friendly smile on their face from the time we checked in, to the time we left. About a week before the trip, I got an email from an employee at the hotel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although a nice hotel, I won't be going back. Modest lobby that is not suited to handle the amount of customers for this size of hotel. The elevators are inadequate. There just are not enough of them. Too long of waits to get on elevator. The restaurant/bar has a nice atmosphere but the wait staff is lacking in good skills.... More 

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

Dear jg112, While I am sorry that our hotel is not the right fit for you, I do thank you for your candid feedback, which offers insight into areas where we can improve, when possible. I wish you a nice Labor Day and a wonderful Fall season. Best regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in was great: spacious bedroom, bath, and closet. The built-ins and decor are tasteful. As for the public spaces, the entry lobby is underwhelming, and lounge is as pictured. The daily happy hour with truffle flatbread pizza a nice plus. There is no bar on the rooftop terrace, so... More 

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

Dear AmeriKen, Thank you for your review and your honest opinions. I am happy that you were, overall, happy with our accommodations, and apologize that you did not care for our lobby/lounge décor or pool/terrace space. We often hear quite the opposite from our guests regarding the beautiful city views from our pool area, but I completely understand, to each,... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel located close to the Magnificent Mile. We stayed in the suite on the top floor with our two teenagers. Plenty of room for all. The hotel had guppies in our room, with a note welcoming our kids and to enjoy the guppies. Really nice touch. Additionally, prior to our arrival I called the hotel and asked if they... More 

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

Dear EllieGrapesoda, Thank you kindly for sharing you wonderful review of your stay last October! I'm glad you and your family had a nice visit, from our fun goldfish pets for your kids, to the snacks and beverages in your room to add to the experience. We are always grateful for such feedback, and I certainly thank you for your... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely fabulous hotel! Charming, great rooms, awesome location very convenient to everything. Extremely attentive and warm staff who go out of their way to ensure all guest experience a wonderful stay. Abdul always focused providing the best for guests, hotel experience and anything anyone may require. Bobby always with a smile, can do attitude, and also ensures guests are exceedingly... More 

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

Dear Rosebud117, What a kind and generous review! We appreciate your time and details with writing such a kind note, and I am very pleased to know that you are a true fan of ours and that you always enjoy your visits with us. Thanks also for mentioning Abdul, Stan, and Antwonne. All work very hard here and it is... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled with a group of 4 couples for a long weekend (thurs-sun). Loved the location, service and wine reception from 5-6. Rooms were clean and very large (king city view) compared to other big city locations we have stayed at. Roof top terrace an awesome spot as well. All this combined with the perfect location means we'll be back when... More 

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

Dear mac523, Thank you for your gracious review and recommendations from your recent stay here at the Palomar Chicago. I am happy to hear that you and your group had a lovely stay with us and that you are a new fan of ours! Great to hear that you will be back with us the next time you are in... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for two nights for family vacation. Right downtown, close to everything. Clean, pet friendly, family friendly. Very friendly staff! Had a welcome bag for the dog! Nice rooftop terrace next to pool. Staff had excellent recommendations on where to eat and what to see! Don't pass up asking them for tips! Reasonable priced as well!

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

Dear livsmom5131, Thank you for your kind review and I'm happy to hear you had a great time with us here at the Palomar. We certainly do love our pets and good to hear that your dog was well treated by our team! I wish you a wonderful Labor Day and Fall season. Safe travels to you, always. Adam Gurgiolo... More 

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