The Kimpton Gray

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • A rare 4.5-star boutique in 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
(18 Member Ratings)
"The front desk help was fabulous- from recommendations for dining and tours to accommodating our luggage before our room was ready. We also loved the wine happy hour and coffee in the morning."
Jul 11, 2018
Zimmerman, MN, USA

Map & Directions

The Kimpton Gray sits in the heart of Chicago's Loop neighborhood, close to all L lines. The Monroe Blue Line stop two blocks away serves O'Hare Airport, while the Quincy or Washington/Wells Orange Line stops (both 4-5 blocks away) serve Midway Airport. 

Rooms & Rates

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One of the city's newest upscale boutiques, built into a historic skyscraper fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2016, the Kimpton Gray brings a chic 1920s feel with a touch of "Mad Men" style to Chicago's financial district. Built in an 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 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, USB chargers in the alarm clocks and huge windows for tons of natural light. 

As the building formerly served as office space, original details like maildrops and wide hallways still exist along with crown molding and very thick walls (so noise from other guests is less of a concern). All guests also receive the array of perks you get as a guest of a Kimpton hotel, including yoga mats and umbrellas in each room, free loaner bikes available upon request, free 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 mid-century modern furniture and a library of law journals discovered during the renovation), has already been named one of the city's best bars by Chicago magazine. Steadfast, the Gray's first-floor full-service restaurant, features a charcuterie service along with American cuisine influenced by Mediterranean flavors. 

A full salon is also on site, and this is the only Kimpton hotel in the city with a dedicated spa as well. A fitness center is also available for guests, and Wi-Fi is free for Kimpton Karma Rewards members. 

From the press: 
  • "[The hotel] breathes fresh life into a once-endangered building designed by the man known as 'the father of the skyscraper'" -- Chicago Tribune



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Accessible spa
  • 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 person charge is $20 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $65.00 (subject to tax), per day or Self-Parking for $46.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

High-Speed Wi-Fi is available for $12.99 (subject to tax) per 24 hours and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property. Note: If you sign up to join Kimpton Karma Rewards Wi-Fi is free. This program is free to join.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Gray Hotel Chicago (Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
I mentioned that it was part of my wife’s birthday celebration and the hotel sent a bottle of wine and a tasty cupcake. What a nice surprise!
Michael Oct 02, 2018 Rock Island, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The front desk help was fabulous- from recommendations for dining and tours to accommodating our luggage before our room was ready. We also loved the wine happy hour and coffee in the morning.
Other Comments
The Steadfast restaurant was also exceptional! Great food and great service!
Daniel Jul 11, 2018 Zimmerman, MN, USA
Other Comments
Absolutely no view or light when looking out window. Looked out at alley and blank wall of tall building. Ventilation system blew cool air directly in bed where you would sleep
Richard Jul 09, 2018 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Free wine tasting
DEANNA Apr 22, 2018 Chatfield, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel has been open for just about one year, so everything is clean and new. Simple, modern atmosphere. Warm and welcoming bell and desk staff. Walking distance to The Loop for business travelers.
Lisa Dec 18, 2017 Hastings On Hudson, NY, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
The leisure and convenience of the space and location. The daily wine hour and coffee in the mornings were also a great touch!
Katherine Jul 08, 2018 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amazing modern yet inviting decor, incredibly friendly staff and overall ambience.
Other Comments
The Kimpton Gray was the most positive hotel experience I've had to date. The room was beautiful, the staff were awesome and the overall atmosphere was fantastic. Not to mention, the hotel was in a great location.
Melanie Aug 07, 2017 Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The customer service.
Other Comments
This is a top notch hotel. The rooms size is impressive along with the excellent customer service. Also the location is great.
Lena Jul 25, 2017 Pikesville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel. Good location.
Dennis Aug 29, 2017 Fitchburg, WI, USA

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