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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Hotel Palomar for first time. Loved the location, decor, and room. The ability to walk to many tourist locations, catch cabs, and sample shopping and restaurants within immediate promixity to the hotel makes this an excellent Chicago location for tourists. Some difficulties with the experience made it less than the excellent experience I expected from the reviews and... More

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Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Typical of Kimpton properties, the service was awesome start to finish. Friendly door men, efficient and kind check-in and concierge, and great care taken throughout our three night stay. We enjoyed the vibe and decor of the lobby and rooms. The room was definitely small by typical standards but adequate by city standards. We enjoyed the comfortable bed and work... More

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

Dear GOYAYTravel: Thank you so much for such a kind and detailed review. We are glad you had a good visit to Chicago and that our central location was helpful for you to see and do all the things this area has to offer. We will make sure we check on that bathroom door - being barn doors they do... More

Oklahoma
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the heart of central Chicago, the Palomar is smart, stylish, and impeccably staffed. Scrumptious food available in the Sable Restaurant downstairs and everything you could possibly want in the way of shopping or entertainment within walking distance. And... Best bellman cab- whistle in Chicago. * * * * * FIVE STARS!

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

Dear K M : A big 5 Gold Star "Thank You" to you for that stellar review. We are so proud to have been a part of your Chicago experience. Come back and visit us again soon. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago More

Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time at this great hotel. What do I love about it? The warm, friendly and professional ambience, the sense of welcome and hospitality, the smart decor, the comfy public lounges, the smart and buzzy Sables restaurant, the excellent food, the attention to detail, the good pillows, the room lighting, ypu know? I could live there!

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

Dear RobbieandCarmel: Thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated. Sounds like you had a terrific time in Chicago. I am glad we could be a part of that, and when you are ready to move in, please let us know which room you would like. All the best, Nabil Moubayed GM - Palomar Chicago More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just had a quick overnight stay here, but the hotel is great. We've stayed in other Kimpton hotels before and this location is our favorite so far. The location is perfect. Within walking distance to almost everything. We took advantage of the free wine service in the evening and coffee service in the morning. Both added... More

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

Dear Linda M: Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to see that our guests enjoyed the hotel and surrounding area. River North certainly has an A+ central location. I am also glad that Joseph our Front Office Manager was able to reach out to you and resolve the Raid the Minibar credit. We hope to see... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Palomar a couple of times a year becuase it's the best for some sylish R&R! It is in such a great location - close to the Red line, close to Trump Spa, close to the Waxing by Eva (the best in town), fast walk to the Lake, and Sable is right downstairs. The staff is always friendly... More

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

Dear co04, I love your review! Thank you very much for detailing your experiences with us and describing all that you love about our hotel and our neighborhood in Chicago! I cannot thank you enough for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Sincerely, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More

London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Palomar, its so central that getting about Chicago was a breeze. Managed to get upgraded to a room on the 15th floor, which was a great view. They didn't do breakfast - which was a bit of a shame considering that most hotels do... However they do have free coffe, tea and lemonade (that... More

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

Deat PurplewallLondon, Thank you for your kind review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I want to thank you for choosing to stay with us. Please know that we actually do offer complimentary wifi here for our Kimpton Karma guests, which is simple and free to join, and the perks start immediately, with complimentary wifi being the... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here June 2014 for business, but was very much a pleasure trip. Service was fast and friendly. Staff is amazing. Room was great and location is incredible. First trip to Chicago and will definitely stay here when I return.

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

Dear webfam, Great to hear that you had a wonderful trip and that you will definitely return! We appreciate your choice to stay with us and I wish you a wonderful Fall season. Best regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palomar is the best chicago lodging I've had thus far, after previous stays at hotel lincoln and rays bucktown bnb. pros: -very modern hotel -quiet rooms and solid walls where you cant hear other rooms -generous sized rooms with excellent bathrooms and great water pressure (which i've learned is not a given in chicago hotels) -super clean -decent speed free... More

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

Dear jeff94103, I thank you for your gracious and detailed review here on Trip Advisor. Please know that we certainly appreciate your business and we hope you will continue to make the Palomar Chicago your home away from home in our city. Sincerely, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here about 4 times in the last 5 years and always enjoyed the incredibly good service, wonderful flatbreads at the 5pm cocktail hour, and many other perks, including a fabulous set of friendly and funny doormen, front desk staff, and others. This time there was a small, but perceptible shift down in the overall experience: fewer (almost none)... More

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

Dear sunshine_susan, I do thank you for your review here on Trip Advisor and your loyalty to us here at the Palomar Chicago over the past five years. I am so sorry that you feel we have "slipped a bit" in our experience offerings. Your specific comments are duly noted and will certainly be used to improve in the areas... 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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