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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My friend and I took our 3 (adult) children to Chicago for 5 nights, and rented two rooms at The Palomar. True to Kimpton form, it was a good experience. Our rooms were clean and spacious enough, with a work desk, flat screen etc. The beds were very comfortable, with plenty of pillows. Its always good to have a free...

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

Dear Diamondlover, Thank you, kindly for your review from your recent visit. Great to hear such positive feedback and that you and your guests enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer. I apologize that you did not care for our wine selection during your visit, but I thank you for mentioning that perk that we offer in...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I was at this hotel for business but it was so comfortable and inviting that I felt like I was on a luxury getaway. The rooms are spacious with sumptuous beds, a well-stocked mini bar, and even cozy leopord robes and cushy slippers. At the end of a busy day it is just what I needed. The staff are friendly...

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

Dear coco55Boston, We love to read such reviews and to hear that we will be your hotel of choice upon your return to Chicago! Thank you for sharing your feedback here and we wish you safe travels always, and a wonderful autumn season. Kind regards, Adam Gurgiolo AGM - Palomar Chicago

Ventura, California
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This hotel was wonderful. Two days before we were scheduled to fly out of Chicago I had realized I had not booked a hotel (we had been traveling to several other locations by car but were flying home out of Chicago). I went on Priceline and bid 100.00$ and got the Hotel Palomar - what a great hotel! Beautiful rooms...

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

Dear DebG1958, Thank you for your wonderful review and I am so glad you were able to stay with us through Priceline! We are happy to hear that you truly enjoyed our location and the wonderful atmosphere that Chicago provides. I do hope the rest of your vacation was just as wonderful and we look forward to your return next...

Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 14 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night. We didn't want to go to bed because we were so hyped by the amenities. The room was large (which I don't remember requesting a suite) and very modern. It was clean, had a great city view and were very much pleased with our stay. We were probably only there...

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

Dear CatQueen10, So nice to hear that you and your husband celebrated your wedding night with us here at the Palomar - and great to hear that you both enjoyed your visit! We are happy to have been a part of such a special occasion and we hope you will come back and visit us regularly as a reminder of...

Toronto
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel is at a great location on the north side of the river. Michigan Avenue is a short walk to the east with plenty of shopping and restaurants. You can also walk south along State street for more shopping and restaurants. After dinner in the evenings you can take a nice walk along the river. Millennium Park, museums, the...

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

Dear Ken K, Your kind review and praise are much appreciated, and I am happy to hear you and your family were able to enjoy our hotel and all that Chicago has to offer! So sorry for the challenges with your fish staying alive. We have since spoken to our aquarium regarding your comments and we believe we have determined...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Lovely staff. Great location. Beautiful views. Very nice pool and terrace. Quiet rooms!! Why not 5 stars? Carpet and fixtures need updating. The whole "boutiquey" themed bathrobes have seen their day ... Time to think clean, functional yet refined surroundings as your top priorities as a hotelier. Overall,though, good stay. Would return- especially with their last minute rates.

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

Dear garratys, Thank you for sharing your comments and recommendations. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate your constructive criticism and suggestions on our decor and style. We have always had a positive response to our fun and quirky robes and other Kimpton "touches" - but I can certainly appreciate your opinion as we respect and...

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We have stayed in several Kimpton Hotels and the quality here is just as good as we have come to expect. The King Suite we choose was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable and the lounge area was very spacious. Lovely well equipped bathroom - everything was very clean. All the staff have been very polite and helpful. Excellent location...

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

Dear Rock C, Thank you kindly for your gracious review and details of your stay. We are happy to hear that all went well and that you and your family had a wonderful time. More importantly, it is great to see that all of your Kimpton experiences thus far, have been pleasant ones, and we will certainly work hard to...

Reviewed 4 September 2013

We had family that came in from Dallas, San Francisco, Ft. Myers, and Northwest Indiana for the weekend. The staff was very courteous and helped with every request. We had brunch in the restaurant and that was superb. The wine hour allowed us to unwind after being out touring, shopping, etc. The rooms were very clean and there were several...

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

Dear skmccullough, We certainly welcome you back, anytime! Great to hear that your family gathering from all over the country was a success and that everyone was able to truly relax and enjoy their visits. Your kind comments about brunch, your room, and our service are very much appreciated and I wish you all safe travels - always. Kindly, Adam...

MI
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I stayed at Palomar after a blind selection from a booking site (You pick the star, they list the price, let you know when you book). Rooms are nice and spacious, apparently there are choices of pillows. Concierge can pretty much attend to most requests. Morning tea/coffee got some variety, but the main service should be the wine hour, where...

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

Dear Gordon S, Great to hear that your online booking landed you here with us at the Palomar! Thank you for your kind review and I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some of our perks as wine hour and local recommendations. We certainly hope to see you again soon and I wish you safe travels...

Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I chose the Palomar Chicago as our base for a much needed "stay-cation" away from our kids. It was awesome! We live in suburban Cicago and we've stayed at most of the 4 or 5 star hotels in the Chicago downtown area and the Palomar definitely lands at the top of our list. The rooms are gorgeous,...

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

Dear Tamera B, I want to thank you so much for sharing your review. I am always happy to hear when our guests have such a wonderful stay that they turn to the online community to recommend and detail their experience. Your praise is very much appreciated. Please allow me to apologize for the situation with the chapstick. There has...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: RM598 - RM1,857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 261
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Business Hotel in Chicago
#8 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#9 Family Hotel in Chicago
#10 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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