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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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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can walk to most of the downtown attractions in 15 minutes from the hotel (Cloud Gate, architectural boat tour, magnificent mile, 360 chicago, lincoln park zoo, museums, 5 star restaurants). If you don't feel like walking the hotel also has free bikes you can use to get around (first come, first serve basis). I first choose this hotel because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location within walking of fine restaurants & local sites! Nice rooms, great restaurant, kind service & hospitality! Enjoyed the free coffee in am & the great tasting water with real lemons & wine tasting early pm! Do not think u could do any better for the price! You are sure to enjoy your stay!

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Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in a king bed city view room. Nothin special about the city view from the17th floor, but hotel provided an amazing service and free treats, such as free coffee, free breakfast on Monday morning (surprize), free wine and flatbreads in the evening. Bobby, the concierge, was very helpful and informative.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk personnel were fantastic. Visiting Chicago can be overwhelming, but the staff at the Palomar (Aaron in particular) were incredibly helpful and made everything much easier. Between the room amenities, location, and staff - I hope to stay at the Palmoar every time I come to Chicago in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my fourth time in Chicago, but it was my husbands first and so I wanted to make sure we stayed at a really nice hotel to impress him. I am glad we decided to stay at the Palomar because it was in the PERFECT location. Though Chicago is a very walkable city, I don't think I saw as... More

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Atlanta, GA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice, updated and modern hotel. King room has a california king bed, which is a little more narrow than a regular king, but was fine. Great location for getting around the city. We even met David Ortiz, "Big Papi" from the Boston Red Sox in the lobby. Turns out the team must have been staying there, we saw a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 2 adults and 3 children moved to this hotel for our last night of a three night stay in Chicago after not being happy at the hotel that we were staying at. We were thrilled that we were able to enjoy this hotel for the one night and would stay here again without question if we return... More

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

Dear Beth00, Thank you for sharing your comments here from your stay with us earlier this month. We appreciate the points you highlighted for the Trip Advisor community such as our spacious suites, our complimentary bike rental program, as well as the comfort of our rollaways and sofabeds. We actually use memory foam mattresses on both of these bed types.... More

Lugano, Switzerland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very well impressed from this Kimpton property. Looking for an accommodation during my recent Chicago visit I opted, with high expectations, for the Palomar also due to the previous reports. Well done guys! Although from the outside the entrance is quite small and mostly busy with cars, as soon as you step inside you can feel a welcome... More

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

Dear STEVE-CH-l, What a wonderful, detailed, and generous recap of your recent vist with us here at the Palomar. I love when our guests are able to utilize most, if not all of our services, and enjoy our fun perks like the bathrobes. Certainly sounds like you and your family were very comfortable in your room, as well as throughout... More

Budapest, Hungary
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was with my daughter in the hotel a couple of days.it was the first time in Chicago. We were so excited. Everyone was friendly and helpful especially Mark. Room was stylish, nice, clean and bed is comfortable. We love the swimming pool on the 20 th floor. Highly recommended this hotel if you are in Chicago. delicious tea and... More

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

Dear orosz-ildiko, We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time on your first visit to Chicago! And thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Hotel Palomar. We certainly hope to see you again, and I wish you a wonderful Summer/Fall season. Best regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago 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 #6 Spa Hotel in Chicago #8 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #8 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #9 Green Hotel in Chicago #9 Business 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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