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Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

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Chicago, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed, overnight, at the Palomar Chicago. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left, I felt welcomed and treated warmly. The staff is very professional and welcoming and really go out of their way to assist you in any way. The room was very comfortable and was very clean. I also enjoyed the in-room dining, as... More 

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Burbank, California
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a fantastic time over the Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. Employees were friendly & very helpful. The hotel is beautiful. The location is in the middle of everything.-The Riverwalk, Theater District, The Loop. No regrets. We never heard any sound from neighboring rooms - Very Quiet. Mature guests. Not a party pad from what I saw.

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Thank denise p
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my birthday weekend. I was greeted with smiles at the desk and by the bellman. They were all so welcoming and friendly. They gave me a fabulous upgrade too! On top of all of that, the front desk and concierge made a wonderful card and gave me champagne with balloons! It was the best birthday weekend and I... More 

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Thank sarahstrickley
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night, everything was fantastic. The only thing i couldn't figure out was the price of the items in the mini bar. The bed was a little too firm for my taste, but not uncomfortable. My friend travelling with me said it was very European. Very Modern. Has a really nice pool and outdoor patio on the 17th floor.

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Keller, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a hotel like this I expect to be greeted or at least acknowledged when I pass someone who is the valet, door holder or one of the 3 people behind the desk. Out of the 3 nights we stayed there no one ever said "hello", "welcome back", etc. Petty maybe. My biggest thing was I could tell our sheets... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked through the front door to the time when we left for the airport, we had amazing service. The front desk staff greeted us every time we walked through the lobby and went above and beyond when asked for help. The rooms were spacious and we had a great view of the city. Rooms were clean... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as pretty as its sister hotel in Philadelphia, but very good nonetheless. I was only here for one evening, but had a good night's sleep. The hotel staff were very friendly and the front desk managed to get a jacket pressed for me in under two hours. The hotel is walking distance from some of the best shopping and... More 

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Thank Prop19
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy hour was a nice bonus and allowed a place to meet other conference attendees, staff was friendly, cleaning crew quiet, doorman helpful, modern setting, central location close to the center of Chicago.

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Thank Michael P
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I plan to stay here every time I visit Chicago from here on out! The staff was polite, professional, attentive, and knowledgeable about the area. The location is wonderful, a few blocks from the magnificent mile. There's also a 7/11 on the corner in case you want to grab bottled water, etc. But the hotel provides most anything you need.... More 

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

Greetings Sarah G, Thank you for the awesome five star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and thrilled that we made a Palomar Chicago fan for life. It is great to see that you got to enjoy some of the many amenities we have to offer. I do agree that the Fuji tubs are... More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall - i loved the hotel and had a good experience. The decor was nice, and you have to love the wine hour and mini bar credit for kimpton rewards members. I have never had a bad experience with a Kimpton hotel. The front desk staff were super friendly and helpful - they even helped store our bags (we had... More 

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

Hello down2wn2016, Thank you for the awesome review based on your recent stay with us. We are so thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we continue to exceed your expectations time and time again. I do want to apologize about your displeasure with our City View room. I hope during your next visit, we can... More 

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Amenities

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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 )
  • Paid Wifi
  • 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: $171 - $599 (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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“The rooms are soooo quiet! Ask for a coffee maker in your room. Not provided unless asked for.”
 of 5 bubbles 602denisep, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great views, lovely pool and terrace and a gorgeous lounge with a fireplace!”
 of 5 bubbles sarahstrickley, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“pay the extra for the upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles L1316UAlaural, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request a room up high”
 of 5 bubbles chayas_13, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't pay extra for city view room”
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 of 5 bubbles down2wn2016, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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