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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
Ranked #12 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Palomar is a superb hotel in a great location. Rooms are spacious, views from top floor deck are wonderful and the staff is first rate. It was spotlessly clean with beautiful decor and a lovely ambience. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend this hotel to any traveler. I am so glad I trusted the other positive reviews and stayed here

Room Tip: Higher floors have a lovely view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear readytogobaby:

Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate it and hope to see you stay with us again soon.

All the best,

Nabil Moubayed
GM - Palomar Chicago

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Fantastic room, service, location...the whole thing. Kimpton's a brilliant company...amazing how well their vision is carried out from hotel to hotel. By the way, whatever else you do in Chicago, go to the Museum of Science and Industry...it's one of the best in the world.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan L
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear danlevy:

Thank you so much for the great review - we truly appreciate it.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best,

Nabil Moubayed
GM - Palomar Chicago

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Palomar is in an ideal location for exploring Chicago - a block from a subway stop, easy walking either direction on the Magnificent Mile. It is surrounded by lots of restaurants. The staff were very welcoming, the concierge was very knowledgeable and helpful and the room was beautiful. They have a manager's reception every evening which is a good place to talk with other guests over a glass of wine. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank OnthetrailCanada
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear OnthetrailCanada:

Good day to my fellow Canadian and thank you for such a great review. We always appreciate he feedback and hope we can be your home away from home in Chicago when you decide to return.

All the best,

Nabil Moubayed
GM - Palomar Chicago

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

....this would be it!

Not much to add to the other great reviews. We loved it. The staff were super friendly and helpful. The room was excellent etc etc And the wine and pizza were an unexpected and wonderful surprise.

We will be looking for other Kimpton hotels after this experience. Thanks.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mr_Haddock
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Mr_Haddock:

Thank you for that great review - I would love to have you join me for a couple of days to help run the hotel. Now that would be fu!!

We appreciate the compliments and look forward to your return one day.

All the best,

Nabil Moubayed
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The car door closes, the doorman takes your bag, and you're whisked from the city into the marble-floored lobby. As is the case with all the staff at this hotel, the receptionist was extremely friendly, even going so far as to use her rusty French with my boyfriend who was in town visiting at the time. As is the case with all hotels, it's really the small touches that make a stay truly great: the silent elevator, the 'raid pass' ($10 credit for the mini-bar given to Kimpton In-Touch members), the personalized message center on the TV, and the hand-crafted soaps. I'm always happy to meet the management of any hotel I stay at, and this is possible during the Wine Hour offered daily. I've stayed in many other hotels offering free drinks in the lobby, but this is the only perfect execution of it I've seen. The goal is to offer a social outlet, a feeling of community, to its guests and that is exactly what it does.

Room Tip: If there are enough rooms available, reception will ask you upon check-in what your preferences are...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Dear Colt J:

We are honored that you posted such a great review. Thank you. So gald you had a wonderful visit with your boyfriend. I hope we can do it all again real soon.

Best regards,

Nabil Moubayed
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We hosted our first training meeting in Chicago at this hotel. It did not disappoint in any way. The area has unlimited activities, restaurants, sporting events, shopping, and architecture. The public spaces are clean and pedestrian friendly. From the moment our staff checked in it was apparent that the hotel places a high priority on customer service with a helpful, can-do attitude. The staff of the hotel was always on hand and the General Manager came by our registration area to introduce himself and to be available for questions. Our primary sales contact came by multiple times during the day to check on things, and the banquet staff was on-task, available, and extremely friendly. Our AV tech was certainly among the very best with whom we've ever worked. We had 80 guests on property and there was NOT ONE reservation or service issue with the rooms. Even better: the internet quality and speed. Make sure to sign up for the Kimpton loyalty program because then the internet is free.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Dear 2y2p:

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I remember your group well and am so glad that every one felt that this was a great experience.

We hope that we can continue working with you and your team for future programs and we look forward to seeing you in Chicago again soon.

All the best,

Nabil Moubayed
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Wow! Where to start? The location is fabulous with dining, shopping, and access to the Red Line just outside your door. We were in Chicago for our annual girls trip, and The Palomar was the perfect hotel to serve as our home away from home. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable. The wine hour was the perfect ending to the day/begining to our night.
I want to give a special shout out to the bell man, Bleu. He went out of his way to assist us with directions for the L train, getting a cab, and even recommended a great Sushi restaurant for our last night in town. Always stay at a Kimpton when traveling, and will surely return to the Palomar on my next trip to Chicago!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank 93Nic
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GMPalChi, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear 93Nic:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we truly appreciate it. Also, Bleu says hi - he was thrilled that you mentioned his name.

All the best and see you soon.

Nabil Moubayed
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Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803 (Formerly Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
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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Ranked #12 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range: $154 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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