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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

#10 of 177 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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Corvallis, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
11 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a corner room with incredible views, very clean. Room smelled horribly of mold upon entering...called downstairs and a quick change out of the AC filter and problem solved. I would suggest changing those filters on a schedule rather than waiting until they get bad and receive complaints! Also skip the pool, really not worth it. Incredible stay, great location... More 

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

Dear orlavaguy, Thanks for your comments and feedback here from your stay last Summer. So sorry for the air filter miss in your room prior to your arrival. I assure you that we certainly are on a maintenance schedule with our HVAC systems but this one must have slipped through the cracks. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a business meeting...which means my company booked the hotel and I had no idea what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised!! This is a hotel I would pick for a personal/fun trip and I'll be sure to stay here again! The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful, the food is great and the room service... More 

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

Dear NicoleKalil, I'm glad to hear we turned out to be a nice surprise for your business trip here at the Palomar Chicago! We strive to make all of our guests comfortable while with us, and I am glad to hear we succeeded in your visit! I thank you for your review and rating, and we hope to see you... More 

Bloomfield, New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
4 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Palomar. The room are clean and comfortable. Housekeeping did a very good job. The pool and fitness center are in very good condition and can be quite busy around 7:00am-10:00am before people head to work. Each room is equipped with a mini bar which you can store your own items as well. The Palomar... More 

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

Dear Chris G, Thank you for your kind note here and I am happy to know you enjoyed your visit with us earlier this month. I thank you for your compliments and willingness to return and I wish you safe travels always. Best, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More 

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

We came upon the Palomar by accident. What an amazing blessing in disguise. We planned an 80th birthday celebration for my father in Chicago. The Palomar Chicago hotel was absolutely AMAZING. They went above and beyond to accomidate us. We arrived early and our room was not ready. My father suffers from allergies to the cold if you can imagine... More 

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

Dear Jacqueline L, Your review and such kind words are so humbling, and so satisfying to read, that I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience. We love to hear when guests come across us by accident, and then fall in love! It certainly sounds like your dad enjoyed his 80th birthday celebration here in... More 

Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in the River North area of Chicago, on the north side of the loop shopping, just west of Michigan Ave for Magnificent Mile shopping and within walking distance of many fabulous restaurants and night spots. The rooms are modern and the outdoor patio lounge is good for people watching.

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

Dear Suzanne U, Great snapshot of our hotel and location and we appreciate the kind words and high rating! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again very soon! Best, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago More 

Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Chicago for Spring Break and stayed at the Palomar Chicago. The kids LOVED the pool, the views were awesome and the it was close to everything. All of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. I did like that the mini fridge had a lock on it as well. One less thing to worry about. I would... More 

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

Dear Sarah T, Your very kind review is much appreciated, and thank you for choosing to stay with us for your Spring Break getaway! Glad that your family enjoyed the pool and our hotel amenities, and thank you for your praise of our our team. We look forward to your next visit, and I wish you a wonderful Spring season!... More 

Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought family (& dog) to this hotel for 2 nights over spring break. Found great deal with airline points. Perfect location, accommodating staff, very nice/comfortable hotel - made the stay with our dog very easy. This is part of the Kimpton chain and right up there with my expectations for this chain I love. Would be a wonderful place for... More 

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

Dear Slainte1969, Thank you very much for your review, and for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Chicago with your family and your dog! We are happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time with us, and that are a true Kimpton fan! Until your next visit, take care, and best regards, Adam Gurgiolo... More 

Sacramento, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from 5 nights at this superb hotel. We stayed in a Deluxe 2 bedroom suite. We have a family of 5. We comfortably fit with a king in one bedroom and the kids on a pullout sofa and rollaway in the other. I was very pleased with the service and amenities. Everyone we came in contact with... More 

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

Dear whatupdude, Thank you so much for your praise and wonderful comments regarding your recent visit. I'm happy to hear you and your family shared five great nights with us and were fully comfortable in your suite. Your kind words are well-received and very much appreciated. Thanks for your feedback, and we hope you will choose our Hotel Palomar again... More 

Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on my first trip to Chicago. The staff was wonderful going above and beyond. Everyone was very friendly and willing to help with maps, directions, suggestions, or anything else you might need. A shout out to Bobby for adding some special touches to my birthday stay! I have noticed that there have been some complaints about the... More 

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

Dear M G, Thank you very much for your high rating and wonderful review. I am glad to know we were your hotel of choice for your first trip to Chicago! We certainly appreciate the details you shared regarding your positive experiences, as well as areas of concern. I do appreciate your feedback on the scent program in our lobby... More 

Madison, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights here for spring break. Comfortable room (2 queen option) and nice extras including wine hour and free wifi. I forgot my hair spray and called down to see if they could bring up some, it was in my hands less than 5 minutes later! All staff we interacted with gave wonderful customer service. The... More 

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

Dear fitchgirl, Thank you for your review and praise regarding your recent visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your Spring Break with us and that you found our staff kind and helpful. I must agree that we are in a wonderful and prime location here in Chicago, and we hope to see you again for a future stay. Best, Adam Gurgiolo... More 

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