Chicago

The Kimpton Gray

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

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)

100%
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
"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

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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Overview

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

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

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

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • 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

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra beds are not available.

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: A Valet Parking Fee of $65.00 (subject to tax), per night or $39.00 (subject to tax) for 3 to 6 hours or $25.00 (subject to tax) for 0 to 3 hours applies 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.

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 24 hours

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

100%
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Gray Hotel Chicago (Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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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
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Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel. Good location.
Dennis Aug 29, 2017 Fitchburg, WI, 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

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