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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bottom line's': 1/Central local: to Architectural Tour, shopping, Magnificent Mile, fabulous restaurants..... 2/ Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable staff: Big shout out to Bobbie the concierge! Helped me pre- and during my stay. TIP!!!!!Contact him immediately when you book to reserve awesome restaurants. 3/ 5pm pizza and drinks still on! 4/ Clean. 5/ Many extra free amenities. Going back!!!!

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Minneapolis
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel is well located for a girls trip. Close to everything; shopping, dining and going out. It is a few blocks away from underground. The hotel is clean and well decorated. We had a pleasant stay. I will definitely go back there. I really like Kimpton hotels, you never go wrong.

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Dallas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is my 3rd stay and a kimpton hotel and was certainly not a disappointment. for those who are not familiar with kimpton hotels, they are a hip yet extremely professional brand that caters to both business and personal travelers. their fresh approach to hotels are an exciting alternative to the "w" chain which often feels uppity and pretentious. from... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful location in downtown with a super staff. Hotel was in walking distance to many attractions, restaurants and stores. Easy access to train to visit Wrigley. The staff was helpful giving directions as well as suggestions for activities and restaurants. Room was spacious and clean. Loved the track door to the bathroom (especially the full length mirror). Afternoon wine hour... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great location for a downtown Chicago visit. A little hip for our over 60 tastes- very dark walls, dark restrooms, mood lighting. Seemed to be mostly young folks there. Wedding parties and other celebrations. Room was good sized, clean, and well appointed. Very busy on a Saturday night but staff did their best to respond to everyone at the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palomar is one of my favorite boutique hotels in Chicago. Amazing helpful staff who goes above and beyond for their guests. Gorgeous rooftop pool area (and the pool is actually warm!), decent gym right beside the pool. The rooms are extremely comfortable, modern, and smell fresh :) If you're celebrating something special, they make sure to take care of you.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel in July , for 7 days. The hotel is clean , a great local, large roons, etc..However I didin't like some things taht happened. 1-the strange smeel of pillows in the roon. 2- I don' t think is a great advantage in this hotel be a PET FRIENDLY. 3-We need one more umbrella, and they... More

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

Dear Katia967, Allow me to apologize for, what sounds like, a much less than satisfactory experience that you encountered here at the Palomar Chicago. I am sorry that our pet-friendly atmosphere was not to your liking. This is one of our most popular perks and benefits as a Kimpton hotel, but I certainly understand that this is not for everyone.... More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 10 days on the road across the midwest with two teenagers, we decided to treat ourselves to a suite at the Palomar. It was such a pleasant surprise. From the bellman who asked my son if he wanted a child sized robe to the front desk staff, everyone was polite, helpful and more than courteous. We loved the cocktail... More

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

Dear MMMI_13, It is great to read that you chose the Palomar as a nice oasis after your long trip through the midwest! Thank you for sharing your comments here and we are very appreciative of your praise and wonderful tips. Please know that your satisfaction is very important to us and it certainly sounds like this visit was a... More

Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night at Palomar Chicago. Front desk staff and manager were extremely nice. Rooms are very stylish, floor to ceiling windows offer great views, bathroom fixtures and toiletries are very upscale. Many perks for being a Kimpton Rewards member. Rooftop gym was adequate enough. Artwork throughout was really neat. Morning coffee as at all Kimpton properties is top shelf.... More

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

Dear mekogan, Thank you for your kind survey and thank you for your choice to return for future visits to Chicago. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all things Hotel Palomar Chicago and that you are a true Kimpton fan! Enjoy the rest of your Summer. Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no idea why this hotel is rated so highly. It's location is fantastic for getting around the city, but it is right around the corner from the fire department, so we had sirens going all night, all weekend!! Not relaxing. Also I paid for an upgraded "city view" and it faced west giving us a view of a... More

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

Dear shouse333, So sorry to hear that you had a less than wonderful visit - and do not understand why we are rated so high amongst our peers. Please accept my apology for the issues that you experienced and know that we work tirelessly to accommodate all of our guests in the best possible manner by offering the best possible... More

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Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Family Hotel in Chicago #7 Spa Hotel in Chicago #8 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #9 Business Hotel in Chicago #9 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #10 Green Hotel in Chicago
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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 
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