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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond hotel named to “Best Hotels in Chicago” (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Nightly wine hour is complimentary for guests
  • Indoor rooftop pool is open year—round
  • Valet parking is $58 per day but hybrid cars receive a 25% discount

"The sparkling Palomar brings innovation, style, and panache to the Windy City" -- Michelin Guide

Map & Directions

The hotel is 15 miles from Midway International Airport and 17 miles from O'Hare International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay $45-$50, respectively, in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Staying at the Palomar Chicago, in the artistic River North neighborhood, places guests just three blocks from The Magnificent Mile and four blocks from The Loop. The AAA 4-Diamond hotel is ideally located for those in town to experience Chicago’s best shopping, nightlife and cultural offerings like the Art Institute of Chicago. Although the property is near some of the best restaurants in town, many guests stay on-site and enjoy dinner at Sable Kitchen & Bar where the 16-page drink menu and elevated gastropub dishes earned a spot on Food & Wine’s “Chicago Restaurant Insider Picks.”

The hotel caters to all guests including kids with in-room safety kits and rentable strollers as well as pets with amenities like no size restrictions, dog beds and treats. For those forced to leave their furry families members at home, the hotel’s “Guppy Love” program provides goldfish in rooms. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, pillow menus and artwork inspired by the Chicago World's Fair.

Extravagant textures like honeycombed crimson velvet walls, gauzy white drapes and gilded accents are found in guest rooms as well as the sundrenched lobby which hosts a complimentary nightly wine hour around its glass-enclosed fireplace.

The top floor is home to the property’s heated pool, enclosed in glass for year-round use. In addition to a 24-hour fitness center, every room includes a yoga mat and guests can attend rooftop barre classes or take a morning run with the hotel’s manager. 

From the press:
  • "This low-key hotel goes the extra mile to make families feel welcome" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "This Kimpton hotel offers easy access to some of the Windy City's most popular attractions" -- U.S. News & World Report



  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Pillow menu

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

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.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 11 and USD 34 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.99 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 62.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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