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Kimpton Gray Hotel

122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-5032
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 211 hotels in Chicago
Travelers' Choice
A truly unique Chicago hotel experience! The Kimpton Gray Hotel takes its name from the building's original design and ornate marble throughout the building. Formally known as the New York Life Insurance building, the building’s origin dates back to 1894. Our modern luxe hotel proudly shows it’s historic features juxtaposed against contemporary-styled guest rooms with crisp furnishings. Our location is ideal for both business and leisure travelers sitting in the Loop, walking distance from Millennium Park. Visit our on-site, in-the-know hangouts such as the sophisticated Vol. 39 for wine, champagne and caviar. Looking for something with more energy? Visit Boleo, the top-of-the hotel bar and lounge with retractable roof with Argentinian food and beverage. Still looking? Ask our team for recommendations close by!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Light therapy
Makeup services
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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okamilobo wrote a review Sep 6
chicago23 contributions3 helpful votes
Due to the small amount of folks staying in the hotel the head of cleaning was manning the front desk and she was great! Charming, super friendly (not in a fake way) and very helpful. She shared a passion for the history of the building, which turned out to a hidden gem in Chicago architecturally legacy; well documented in the book the Kimpton created about the restoration. If you are into Chicago style turn of the last century art nouveau then you might want to seek this one out.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Tell the staff what you are looking for - some the rooms with the best view are smaller than...
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Craig M wrote a review Sep 1
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts166 contributions
Will greet you at check in and instantly make you feel welcome and treat you like a friend! They’re smart and cheerful and are proud of this beautiful hotel! I received a text to make sure I had everything I wanted or needed, which was a first but wonderful and made me feel like a celebrity without being over baring. Oh and you may like to try their homemade blueberry tea vodka in a bottle! Beware they are habit forming but are a wonderful surprise since you can’t buy alcohol after 9:00 p.m. I had the most restful, perfect time their and a large part due to the terrific comedy duo of Bobby & Lucas! Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Alexis Napoleon, Owner at Kimpton Gray Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning Craigmac143, Cheers! So thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy our new Concierge Cocktails- They are quiet tasty and very special to the Gray. Shout out to Lucas and Bobby for welcoming you in and making you feel like a celebrity! Can't wait to host you again soon and hopefully get to try some other cocktails! Again Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so honored to host you for some time away. Have a great weekend, Alexis Napoleon
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Juliet U wrote a review Aug 2020
Rockford, Illinois50 contributions52 helpful votes
For the location and price, I was expecting something much nicer than this hotel was. It was just fine, but not the high caliber I was expecting with a 4.8 rating. There were no special touches at all. And, while the in-house restaurant made seriously tasty food, it came in very small tapas forms so it was way more expensive that we would have liked. Additionally, we had to pick it up from the restaurant and bring back to our room since there was no room service given COVID-19, which was a bummer.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Alexis Napoleon, Owner at Kimpton Gray Hotel
Responded Aug 4, 2020
Good morning 448julietu, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for visiting the Kimpton Gray Hotel. We appreciate all the feedback and will pass on to our teams to further excel. Our hope is that this does not deter from a return trip, but an invitation for a second experience, perhaps in one of our suites or spa studio rooms that offer the city street views. Stay well. Have a great day and reach out next time you are intown. Alexis
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mapeeps wrote a review Jul 2020
Center Valley, Pennsylvania12 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 3 nights here for our first visit to Chicago. We love the architecture of the city, so this place with its marble floors and brass elevator bank was an obvious choice to stay. Our suite was well-appointed (with the exception of a fridge), the bathroom was especially gorgeous and spacious. Boleo had great food and drinks, and was a fun place to sit with the roof opened to the night sky. The open-air space was also very comfortable from a COVID safety perspective. We were disappointed that the other in-hotel restaurants were closed, presumably due to low occupancy associated with COVID travel restrictions. We had a reservation problem that was graciously and generously resolved by management. Looking forward to going back and enjoying the fully-opened hotel and city soon!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Alexis Napoleon, Owner at Kimpton Gray Hotel
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Hi mapeeps, Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write a review! We so appreciate your time. The Gray is a very special place and we are so happy you and your husband were able to enjoy your time here! The gorgeous architecture and Gray style really makes everything pop! That is so great you were able to have a bit of fun above the lights in Boleo on the roof! There is a bit of restrictions right now however we are here to help in anyway we can! Thanks for being so flexible and we will see you soon! Cheers, Alexis
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butterflyshadows wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois479 contributions43 helpful votes
I am so grateful for the entire welcoming staff that greeted me with warmth and made my stay so relaxing and special. Upon check in everyone knew my name (as per the norm at all Kimptons) and I was deeply grateful that my room type was upgraded to the most beautiful accommodation-- the one bedroom spa suite with a huge soaking tub and separate living room area. The Gray is extremely classy and when you enter your room everything is just adorable and reminds you of a private condo dwelling rather than a sterile hotel room. The spa soaking tub can easily fit two people but just for myself it was so spacious I didn't want to leave it! My bed was incredibly comfortable and I had a really peaceful sleep yesterday evening which I honestly needed. During this pandemic there's nothing more comforting than a soothing Staycation. During my stay masks must now be worn by staff members and guests in all public areas so please don't forget these simple rules while you walk around the hotel corridors and elevators. There are no amenities during this pandemic but you can definitely ask the staff for a glass of wine in lieu of their traditional wine hour. Mini bars aren't available in our rooms but you can always come downstairs to the lobby and request whatever snack you'd like and they will have a variety for you to choose. The hotel Gray also has a wonderful tapas restaurant known as Bolero but they weren't open on Monday during my stay. Bolero should be open Wednesday through Sunday so if you wish to enjoy their dishes try reserving a stay during those days if an in house dining experience is important to you. I truly recommend you ask for any of the beautiful spa rooms with the large soaking tub especially if you are seeking a decadent escape. The staff here makes you feel like family and I always have a hard time checking out because the ambiance here is so beautiful and nurturing.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Alexis Napoleon, Owner at Kimpton Gray Hotel
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Good afternoon butterflyshadows, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review! We are so glad we were able to host you during your stay in Chicago. Also so thrilled you were able to enjoy our one bedroom suite and we agree the Tub is just amazing! Next visit we will have to see you later in the week to visit Boleo again! Having a great cocktail under the stars is just want you need to have a bit of fun in the evening. Things may look a little different now however we are here to help assist in anyway we can! Thanks again and can't wait to host you again soon! Cheers, Alexis
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$155 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / Theater District
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Gray Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Magic Parlour (0.3 miles), Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower (0.3 miles), and The Magic Penthouse (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, Trattoria No. 10, and The Dearborn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Gray Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Gray Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Gray Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.