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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first trip to Chicago, and I must say Palomar was the best choice for me. First, I would like to thank the people of TripAdvisor for warning me about my first hotel selection while booking my trip. It looked like a good deal, but recent reviews were horrible. Next, I found Palomar Chicago. The reviews were excellent... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took kids last summer. Booked a suite, the service was lovely, we even got a goldfish (daughter named her Beyoncé). Enjoyed afternoon drinks and flatbreads, and had morning coffee all included. Food at hotel was good as well. Very convenient location to restaurants and magnificent mile. Would stay again. We were late starting out one day and asked housekeeping to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for a girl's weekend and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated and super clean. Rooms are large and modern, beds are comfy, housekeeping is terrific and they even provide a full size hair dryer (yay!!). Plenty of outlets for charging all your devices. Wifi was great and free if you join Kimpton's... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm picky when it comes to hotels. Location, amenities, CLEANLINESS are important factors when I select a hotel. The Palomar exceeded expectations in all categories. I was here on a mother/daughter trip 3 years ago and decided to return to the Palomar this month with my youngest daughter (19) and husband this month for a fast four days in Chicago.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife and 2 daughters, rooms are fine even if bathrooms could use an upgrade (get rid of the bathtubs and and just showers, will give more room), and location excellent. Breakfast good but pricey, not less than $100 for 4 of us which means you easily spend $300/ day for meals. We liked the place and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is great! Every staff member we spoke with was very professional. The people who work here are very helpful...without being in your face, just right. Our room was clean, smelled good, and looked terrific. The hotel is located in River North in downtown, extremely close to my wife's favorite, Nordstroms. We just love this location and this hotel.... More 

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

Dear Hilltopper89, Wow! What a kind and generous review for which we are extremely grateful. I am so happy to hear that you were pleased with all aspects of your visit, from your guest room to Sable Bar! We appreciate your business and are happy to hear that you are true fans. Please come back very soon for a return... More 

Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family recently stayed at the Palomar. This was our second stay in the past year. Decor is great and outstanding restaurant/bar on premises. Staff, especially front desk and doormen, are very friendly and accommodating. Love the location in River North with all of the shopping and restaurants. Near, but not on, Michigan Avenue, so you miss the crowd. Also... More 

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

Dear Clarence R, Thanks so much for your kind review and recommendation of our hotel to the Trip Advisor community. I am pleased to hear you that enjoyed our hotel services and amenities, as well as our ideal location here in Chicago. We are glad to have been able to accommodate your entire family and I certainly thank you for... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice Hotel in a superb location for seeing the sites in Chicago. We walked about 6 miles a day to tour locations and to see the sites and the hotel was almost always about a mile or so away from our farthest point. The rooms are nice but the lighting in the room is not great (too dark) at night... More 

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

DearSpeck411, Thank you very much for your comments here, and you are absolutely correct that we appreciate the specific details and areas where you feel we can improve. We certainly utilize such feedback for that purpose, and I apologize for the shortcomings you did experience during your visit. I thank you for your business and look forward to hopefully welcoming... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we checked in to the time we left the staff was great at the hotel(Ben was great). I would have given them five stars but I had a few issues- 1. The restaurant is supposed to be open until 12, but when arrived at 11pm, and hungry, arrived you could not order anymore food, even though the... More 

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

Dear Jamie C, I thank you for your review and your feedback from your recent visit. With your specific comments, I thought the best way to respond for the Trip Advisor community is to answer in the same method in which you listed them: 1. Our stated and published restaurant hours and bar hours do differ at the close of... More 

Salem, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days of our fabulous vacation in Chicago. Staff was fabulous very helpful with anything we needed. The hotel is a calm oasis the big city. The pool and sundeck have terrific views all the way to the lake. We were close to so many places we wanted to see we rarely had to take a cab.... More 

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

Dear Nikkidrifitng, Thanks so much for being a Kimpton loyalist and thank you for your wonderful review here on Trip Advisor! We appreciate your feedback and I am glad to know your recent visit was a success, all around! Very kind regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More 

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