River North

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

Travelzoo Staff

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

"Plenty of perks and a stylish sensibility in Chicago's artsy River North" -- Gayot
Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
"Friendly service, clean and modern accommodations"
26. Feb 2018
Brookfield, IL, USA

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age to check-in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$20 (plus tax, per night).
Cot 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.

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Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar Chicago (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly service, clean and modern accommodations
Other Comments
Did not care for our experience at their restaurant Sable, much better nearby options for brunch. Bathroom could use better location for towel hooks. Some street noise, mainly sirens due to proximity to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Michelle 26. Feb 2018 Brookfield, IL, USA
Other Comments
Staff was great. Went beyond friendly & helpful. We booked a queen room through travelzoo & our room was double beds. Too small for three adults. Ended up booking another room.
Julie 20. Feb 2018 Springfield, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, indoor heated pool, workout room, happy hour
Other Comments
I cannot speak to the value of the hotel normally, since I got this reservation on a Travelzoo deal, but the price I paid was well worth it. I would certainly stay here again.
Jim 12. Feb 2018 Carmel, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was spectacular, extremely luxurious and spacious. It was a real treat!
Other Comments
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, a pleasure to deal with!
Jennifer 01. Feb 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff; great location; great room
armie 14. Feb 2018 Boynton Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was amazing at every encounter, so helpful and friendly. When they heard we were there for my son's birthday they sent cupcakes up to the room. He was overjoyed. They made us feel welcome and pampered at every opportunity.
Other Comments
Our entire stay was a complete delight. From the complementary happy hour (chatting with great people) to the beautiful room with huge windows overlooking the city, to the fabulous food at the Sable restaurant... it was perfect. We will most assuredly book a stay at this hotel again.
Melanie 29. Jan 2018 Bloomington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Eileen 25. Jan 2018 Lake Zurich, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Whiskey selection @ Sable
Michael 19. Jan 2018 Wyandotte, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. The staff was fantastic. Loved the restaurant.
Other Comments
The bed covers are very thin. We cranked up the heat in our room but we’re still cold all night. The elevator is a bottleneck. We had to wait for it to come and go multiple times because it filled up.
Amy 31. Dec 2017 Birmingham, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Had breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Server, Nichole, was great! Great location. The amount we paid for the hotel was a really great price but we felt disregarded and wasn’t sure if that was because we purchased the deal through Travelzoo.
Other Comments
Room purchased was not ready at check in. Offerred lower standard room. Manager promised to send us something up to the room for the inconvenience but we never received anything. All other staff service was good. Dog next door barking in the morning.
Elizabeth 31. Dec 2017 Chicago, IL, USA

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