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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Hotel Palomar

Near North Side, Chicago
  • Jeremy C.
    "Plus the 17th floor pool and view."(3 Tips)
    Donna M.
    "Amazing, as all Kimpton hotels are."(2 Tips)
    Sam T.
    "Kimpton has outdone themselves again!"(2 Tips)
    "not miss the Sable Kitchen & Bar--excellent cuisine"(2 Tips)
53 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • sable kitchen
  • scenic views
  • 17th floor
  • cocktails
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  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hotel in River North period. Location, rooms, service. Literally a block away from Nordstrom, Joe's Steaks and easy walk to all the hip joints on Kinzie. Plus the 17th floor pool and view.
  • Blaine K.
    Blaine KooikerFebruary 11, 2013
    This hotel has an Amazing staff who were all amazing and genuinely friendly. Gorgeous room, free wine hour was a nice perk too we got to meet a lot of cool people. highly recommend!
  • Tony O.
    Tony OliveroSeptember 15, 2012
    Concierge service is fantastic. Gave us a great recommendation on dinner and went above and beyond to make sure we got there and had an excellent experience. Thanks bobby, you are the best!
  • Darius W.
    Darius WrightApril 23, 2014
    If you call the internet support listed on the phone they will open up their network and allow you to use your Apple TV. You just have to give them your device's MAC address. Netflix in the room.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    Great dining here. Sable Kitchen & Bar is a sexy, modern ingredient-driven restaurant from chef Heather Terhune. Plus, Violet Hour vet Mike Ryan is mixing cocktails. [Best in Chicago Hotel Dining] Read more
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Let them know what interests you. I told them Architecture and the gave me a room with great views and two superb books on Chicago Architecture
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10February 15, 2012
    The rooftop terrace is a solid place to impress a new friend (no, not the Bachelor’s weird high school buddy) but keep in mind it shuts down at 10pm and is seasonal. Read more
  • Min
    MinJune 27, 2011
    Great rooms, terrace and pool. Beware that most rooms on the penthouse floor are connecting rooms so you better hope your neighbors aren't 40 dudes playing poker.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CannavoMarch 2, 2012
    Great hotel. Best service I have ever received. Nothing but smiles and class. Very reasonable prices to boot. Will return.
  • Charles
    CharlesOctober 26, 2012
    Respond to the welcome email. I'm certain that's why I was upgraded to a suite. Ill always stay here. Incredible service and beautiful hotel.
  • Donna M.
    Donna McKerrowDecember 4, 2012
    Amazing, as all Kimpton hotels are. Every service point addressed.. Sable- restaurant onsite- has most unfriendly bartenders and obviously not being run by same customer thoughtful management .
    Otel.comApril 5, 2012
    You must not miss the Sable Kitchen & Bar--excellent cuisine and wonderful cocktail mixes.
  • Pamela N.
    Pamela NaumesOctober 17, 2010
    Bring your swim suit! There's an indoor pool on the 17th floor with floor to window ceilings and breathtaking views of Chicago.
  • Bekah M.
    Bekah MoserDecember 18, 2011
    Customer service Is fabulous here. First time in Chicago and loving it because of such a great experience at palomar!
  • Nicolas D.
    Nicolas DromardNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing hotel but... Right by the fire station so ask for ear plugs. Aside from that, incredible overall experience.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie SoSteffFebruary 25, 2011
    Kimpton hotels are amazing. Rooms here are great. Front desk and valet nailed customer service with 100%
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 20, 2010
    Staying here? Free wine in the lobby in the evening, coffee in the morn, candy jars in between times. Tan on the 17th Floor sundeck that's secreted away at the end of the hallway
  • Sam T.
    Sam TuckerAugust 20, 2010
    Kimpton has outdone themselves again! Stunning rooms, comfortably hip restaurant Sable, and ultra hospitable and knowledgeable staff.
  • UrbanLux
    UrbanLuxJune 21, 2011
    Did you know you could live above the beautiful Hotel Palomar? UrbanLux has the exclusive rights to the luxurious 505 N. State apartments!
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterAugust 31, 2013
    The 'hotel bar' (Sable) is one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SlavinNovember 18, 2012
    Never said this about a hotel ever but the wifi is awesome. Can work without a problem. Thanks!
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sable Bar & Kitchen located off the lobby serves incredible cocktails. Attentive service and great vibe.
  • JenX
    JenXSeptember 19, 2010
    Fantastic hotel in the heart of the River North district. clean, modern rooms. Great desk staff.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeJanuary 29, 2015
    Fantastic livingroom lobby - with fireplace in the winter!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MuttramJune 8, 2013
    Free wine-tasting every evening at 5pm - never manage to make it myself!
  • Simon M.
    Simon MarshallJune 20, 2013
    Sable Bar and Kitchen. Possibly the best cocktails in the city.
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up for Kimpton's loyalty program and get FREE Wifi during your stay at this hotel and all Kimpton properties.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CaggianoMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a room on the top floors and away from the loud noise of State street. Views aren't as good but you'll sleep better.
  • Holly S.
    Holly SwensonJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best staff and service I've had ANYWHERE!! Dogs love it here too!!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SerranoApril 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hotel, nice location!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My tip - Come to Chicago stay here..... period end of discussion. This place is spectacular.
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome service. Happy hour included:)
  • Robin I.
    Robin IvendMarch 25, 2011
    Sign up for the loyalty program to get lots of freebies like $10 credit for honor bar and free wi-fi
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Complimentary coffee, both hot and iced, in the lobby each morning.
  • George M.
    George MejiasMarch 10, 2013
    Great Hotel! Pet friendly too.
  • Tony O.
    Tony OliveroMarch 21, 2012
    Fabulous hotel. AT&t cell service blows, but the hotel has some microcells available.
  • TripAdvisor
    TripAdvisorJanuary 24, 2012
    Hotel Palomar was named #21 hotel in the United States in TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice Hotels awards. See TripAdvisor user reviews at Read more
  • Adam S.
    Adam SuellentropMay 2, 2010
    The valet is a bit confusing... The driveway looks like you have to drive up onto a small sidewalk. They also can't recommend any other close garages
  • Whelan M.
    Whelan MahoneyJuly 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar Sable is excellent
  • Grady T.
    Grady TwohigNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the burgers on the in room dining menu! They are great!
  • Erin F.
    Erin FredericksOctober 19, 2014
    Wonderful service with everything!
  • Mike
    MikeSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee to help you start your day. They also offer iced coffee.
  • Cori M.
    Cori MoziloSeptember 6, 2013
    Free wifi and a $10 minibar credit for InTouch members. Booya.
  • Barry L.
    Barry LauterwasserJune 14, 2010
    Go to the rooftop and enjoy a cocktail while relaxing at the Palomar's 0 entry pool...
  • Mighty Dog
    Mighty DogMay 9, 2011
    The City of Broad Shoulders welcomes Mighty Dogs at Hotel Palomar. Read more
  • Joe D.
    Joe DenneyAugust 24, 2010
    at check in during this August, just say the word "Popsicle" and you will have a surprise
  • Sal A.
    Sal AmadeoMay 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to ask the front desk for good breakfast options
  • Jud V.
    Jud ValeskiMarch 20, 2012
    Awesome rooftop deck.
  • Leigh A.
    Leigh ArmstrongAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order from the drab room service menu. Order delivery from Mercadito just two blocks away!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FowlerApril 19, 2012
    Oh, I like the Palomar. Sparce. Cool.
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