River North

$140 Now, $178 in Spring – 'Sophisticated' Chicago 4-Star Hotel

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
Karl Klockars
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The Deal

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We've negotiated some great rates on a 4-star stay in the heart of the city as springtime temps begin to rise -- and even lower rates throughout winter. 

  • $178-$204 per night … most dates in March-April
  • Stays through February are also discounted to $140-$152 per night
  • Add parking for +$45 (reg. $79)

"Plenty of perks and a stylish sensibility in Chicago's artsy River North" -- Gayot

Why We Love It

  • U.S. News & World Report named this AAA 4-Diamond hotel among the Best Hotels in Chicago (2016)
  • Kimpton-brand perks include a complimentary wine social each night, pet amenities, freebies for kids and morning coffee and tea service 
  • The 17th-floor indoor heated pool is open all year long with great skyline views 
  • Steps from the Mag Mile and a short ride away from Navy Pier


Staying at the AAA 4-Diamond Palomar Chicago places guests just three blocks from the Magnificent Mile and four blocks from the Loop. The hotel is ideally located for those in town to experience Chicago’s best shopping, nightlife and cultural offerings. 

Rooms have dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, pillow menus and artwork inspired by the Chicago World's Fair, while spa suites feature deep jetted soaking tubs with room for two along with a separate shower. The hotel hosts a complimentary nightly wine hour around its glass-enclosed fireplace, and Wi-Fi is free for members of Kimpton Karma Rewards, which is free to join.

Despite its location in hip, clubby River North, the hotel is quite family-friendly, catering to families with kids by featuring in-room safety kits and rentable strollers as well as families with pets by offering dog beds and treats with no pet size restrictions. Guest rooms also feature yoga mats with special exercise programs available via the hotel's TV programming.

The hotel's top floor is home to the property’s indoor heated pool (also a favorite of visiting families) and a 24-hour fitness center, both of which feature great skyline views of the city. 

From the press:
  • "Sophisticated but inviting ... the floor-to-ceiling city views are captivating" -- The Telegraph (UK)
  • "Known for its kids’ happy hour ... goes the extra mile to make families feel welcome" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Tucked into the spacious and beautiful Hotel Palomar, Sable Kitchen & Bar is a sleek, sultry, and sophisticated number" -- Michelin Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age to check-in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$20 (plus tax, per night).
Crib/Pack n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds allowed in the suites only. Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per person, per night.

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

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $62 (subject to tax) per night applies and will be added to your bill. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property. Unlimited in & out privileges valid until 2pm on day of departure.

NOTE: If you book the Travelzoo Deal - Flexible Rate or the Travelzoo Deal - Non-Refundable Rate the Valet Parking Fee is only $35 (subject to tax) per night.

Internet access is complimentary for Kimpton Karma Rewards members. For non-members it is $12.99 (subject to tax) per day for standard access or $14.99 (subject to tax) per day for high speed. Charges will be applied by hotel.

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.

Up to 50% off

$140 / night


When You Can Go

Most dates in March-April; winter stays also discounted

Enjoyed This
(23 Member Ratings)
"its close proximity to Michigan Ave shopping and dining"
Dec 11, 2017
Byron, IL, USA

Getting There

The hotel is 15 miles from Midway International Airport and 17 miles from O'Hare International Airport, and is easily accessible via public transportation; it's just steps from the Grand Red Line stop.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(23 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar Chicago (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
its close proximity to Michigan Ave shopping and dining
Other Comments
pool area was great
tammy Dec 11, 2017 Byron, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, friendly staff, was allowed to check in 3 hours early (BONUS), fantastic price.
Other Comments
I would definitely go back!! Had a wonderful time with clean amenities and friendly staff. 5 Stars for sure.
Shae Dec 11, 2017 Muskegon, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
No surprises. Rooms were ready, clean, and staff supportive and friendly.
Don Dec 11, 2017 Hickory Hills, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, dog-friendly, and location
Other Comments
This would have ben a perfect experince except we found the mattress too hard and the pillows way too soft, did not support my head at all. Otherwise, the staff was great, it was really dog- friendly, the locatin was fabulous. The shower was strong, the room had great ambience and was not too cramped as often is the case in a city. Give me a decent pillow and I will return!
Roberta Dec 09, 2017 Lexington, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Barbara Dec 06, 2017 Urbana, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Hot chocolate.
Other Comments
The noise! Pets allowed. My allergies went crazy. The wine may have been bad, probably was.
Denise Dec 04, 2017 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beds were comfortable, rooms were clean, staff was nice.
Other Comments
I wish you'd put a couple of bottles of water in the rooms. Also, the ice machine was broken and the door handle to the sliding bathroom door was unfastened on the bottom.
Meg Dec 04, 2017 Wauwatosa, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, nice rooms, valet, doorman, bell staff is friendly.
Other Comments
Front desk staff difficult.
katherine Dec 04, 2017 Iowa City, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff and space
Other Comments
Staff made you feel special
Kim Dec 04, 2017 South Bend, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, wonderful choice in Chicago. Love the Kimpton's. Hotel Palomar's gym, pool and sun deck overlook downtown and make this one special.
Other Comments
The staff always friendly and helpful.
Robin Nov 26, 2017 Annapolis, MD, USA

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