Best Kimpton Hotels in Illinois

In 1981, Bill Kimpton rolled out the group's first hotel in San Francisco. Since then, the company... READ MORE
In 1981, Bill Kimpton rolled out the group's first hotel in San Francisco. Since then, the company has built a chain of leading boutique properties, including more than 60 stylish hotels in 35 cities; however in 2014, the InterContinental Hotels Group acquired the Kimpton brand. Members of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand are best described as urban and trendy, with fanciful decor and unique amenities, such as complimentary nightly wine hours and a 24-hour yoga TV channel. These accommodations also tout a brand-wide pet-friendly policy, catering to both urbanites and their four-legged travel companions, with pet packages and amenities that include gourmet pet treats, pet massages and more. Kimpton hotels also include the Palomar and Monaco styles; both welcome guests with trendy and stylish rooms and include whimsical decor and signature bath amenities. Plus, frequent Kimpton guests who participate in the IHG Rewards Club program can take advantage of free night credits and complimentary perks like minibar credits and room upgrades. Several Kimpton properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA ranking list; those properties are listed below.

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    Kimpton Gray Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)

    The Kimpton Gray Hotel is located in downtown Chicago's Financial District, but it attracts more than just business travelers. With Vol. 39, a law library-inspired bar, and Boleo, a rooftop lounge with Latin American street food, it's a popular hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Plus, as a member of the Kimpton family, it offers all of the brand's signature amenities, like complimentary wine receptions, free bike rentals and the Forgot It, We've Got It amenities program. Taking after its name, accommodations are decorated in a soothing gray color palette, with powder blue accents, lace-inspired carpets and unconventional artwork. For a truly lavish stay, book the Presidential Suite, which at 908 square feet houses a living room with a custom wet bar, spa-like bathrooms and two signature bathrobes that are free to keep. Recent guests raved about the "wonderful" decor, "friendly" staff and "beautiful" rooftop eatery, as well as the great location, which is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, though others pointed out that being in the heart of the city does come with noise. If you're an IHG Rewards Club member, you can earn or redeem points when staying here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2548 reviewsTripAdvisor (2548)

    The Hotel Monaco Chicago lives up to many people's expectations of a Kimpton hotel, boasting bright, funky decor and an excellent location. Looking out over the Chicago River from its seat in the northeast corner of the Loop, this hotel stuns travelers with the Victorian-esque furnishings and bold patterns found throughout the hotel, including in the guest rooms. Accommodations also come with LCD televisions, honor bars and yoga mats, while kid- and pet-friendly amenities are available upon request. According to previous guests, fans of the Hotel Monaco style will enjoy a stay in the Chicago version, particularly because of the hotel's excellent customer service. IHG Rewards Club members will be able to get additional perks, like free Wi-Fi access, and can earn and redeem night credits here. But this property has a few unique characteristics worth noting. First, there are the in-room spa treatments. And let's not forget the flavorful Midwestern cuisine served at Fisk & Co., which travelers enjoy.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2548 reviewsTripAdvisor (2548)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2996 reviewsTripAdvisor (2996)
    Free WiFi

    Two blocks west of The Magnificent Mile and four blocks north of the Loop, the Kimpton Palomar Chicago is a convenient lodging choice for sightseers. This Kimpton hotel offers easy access to some of the Windy City's most popular attractions. But there's more to this hotel than its location. Previous guests praise the rooms, describing them as spacious and comfortable with floor-to-ceiling windows, a number of varied pillow styles, Frette linens and artwork inspired by the Chicago World's Fair. Although you'll be surrounded by the numerous eateries of Chicago's Near North area, some guests recommend trying the New American cuisine served at the trendy Sable Kitchen & Bar. Recent travelers also loved the wealth of freebies provided in the lobby, including complimentary coffee in the morning and wine tastings in the evening. And the service staff – from the concierge to the housekeeping employees – earns high marks as well. Members of the IHG Rewards Club can earn benefits, like complimentary Wi-Fi, by choosing to stay here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2996 reviewsTripAdvisor (2996)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Hotel Allegro
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1037 reviewsTripAdvisor (1037)

    This Kimpton brand property inside the Loop offers a convenient home base for both business and leisure travelers. Recent guests were not only impressed with the complimentary service – which include the brand's signature pet amenities and evening wine receptions – but also the stylish accommodations. Rooms feature modern decor made up of gold and black hues, but some said late night street noise can be a problem. Recent guests recommend booking a room on the upper floors for a quieter stay. Still, each room does come equipped with creature comforts like an HD flat-screen TV and an iHome alarm clock. What's more, discerning travelers praise the Kimpton Hotel Allegro's customer service: Guests describe the employees here as warm and welcoming. The 312 Chicago restaurant is also popular with hotel guests and Chicagoans alike for its top-notch Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, members of the Kimpton Karma loyalty program can receive special benefits, like complimentary Wi-Fi, when staying here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1037 reviewsTripAdvisor (1037)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating