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The Kimpton Gray

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A rare 4.5-star boutique in the heart of Chicago's Loop 
  • The 293-room hotel revived an 1890s-era building with a multimillion-dollar renovation 
  • The hotel's 15th-floor rooftop lounge, Boleo, serves Latin American-inspired small plates and cocktails under a retractable glass roof
  • The Vol. 39 cocktail lounge, with a variety of vintage spirits, is one of the city's best bars (Chicago magazine)

Enjoyed This
"The rooms were very nice and the hotel had a wonderful smell. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was busy and I did have to wait for my room to be ready, but I was able to work from the lobby and use the wifi."
Dec 16, 2019 - Austin, TX, USA
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The Kimpton Gray brings a chic 1920s feel with a touch of "Mad Men" style to Chicago's financial district. Built in a fully renovated 1890s-era building with a lobby covered in granite and Georgia Gray marble (the source of the hotel's name), the Kimpton group created one of the few 4.5-star options in the Loop. 

If you think the hotel's rooms have the look of a bespoke men's suit, that's entirely on purpose. With a palette of light blues and gentle grays, the rooms feature details like armoires that open up to reveal a bright floral interior -- just like the lining of a fashionable suit jacket. Other thoughtful touches include marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads (Deluxe Rooms feature showers only; no bathtubs), USB chargers in the alarm clocks and huge windows for tons of natural light. Wi-Fi is free for IHG Rewards Club members. 

As the building formerly served as office space, original details like mail drops and extra-wide hallways remain, along with crown molding and very thick walls (so noise is less of a concern). All guests also receive the array of free perks you get as a guest of a Kimpton hotel, including yoga mats and umbrellas in each room, loaner bikes (available upon request), morning coffee and tea service in the lobby, along with a free hosted wine hour each night. 

The hotel features a number of dining and drinking options as well. Boleo, the striking 15th-story rooftop bar, serves Latin American-inspired cuisine and cocktails underneath a massive glass roof that's retractable during warmer months, while Vol. 39, the cocktail lounge on the hotel's second floor (decorated with midcentury-modern furniture and a library of law journals discovered during the renovation), has been named one of the city's best bars by Chicago magazine. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: Car park fee: $46 plus tax per day.
High-Speed Wi-Fi fee: $12.99 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee: $69 plus tax per day.

Note: If you sign up to join IHG Rewards standard, Wi-Fi is free. This rewards program is free to join.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Gray Hotel Chicago (Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The rooms were very nice and the hotel had a wonderful smell. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was busy and I did have to wait for my room to be ready, but I was able to work from the lobby and use the wifi.
Lilli Dec 16, 2019 Austin, TX, USA
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Enjoyed Most
Location was perfect for us because we were in town to watch our children participate in the Chicago Triathlon. The area of the hotel is quiet during weekends but alive during the week.
Other Comments
I liked the fact that they texted me when my room was ready as well as texting me the next day to make sure I had everything I needed. Excellent staff at the reception area.
Deborah Aug 28, 2019 Skillman, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other than that I thought the property was friendly.
Other Comments
There was construction going on outside the window of the hotel the entire four days we were there. Slept very little.
wills Aug 06, 2019 scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
We needed a place in the Loop to stay overnight after an evening theater performance. We had stayed at the Kimpton Allegro but the Gray offered a better deal. The only negative is that the Financial District pretty much shuts down on weekends. The hotel itself was lovely and an adaptive reuse of a historic building.
Marcey Jul 30, 2019 Deerfield, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was an amazing hotel. Great size room, great location, great staff, free coffee in the morning, full set gym and Starbucks in the building. Loved it !
Other Comments
Great for business meetings and shopping.
Fatai Jul 09, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient location especially to shopping, theatres and restaurants. Beautiful hotel, very helpful, thoughtful staff.
Jane Jul 05, 2019 Windsor, ON, Canada

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