We had a nice room with a Michigan Ave. view. Yes, this is an older hotel built in 1924 and it has small elevators and narrow hallways and smaller rooms. Our room happened to have a large bathroom. Everything in the room was well thought out and very functional. Many have said they think it needs refurbishment - we didn't think so. If you need a lot of space, you need to find a newer hotel. If you like "character", this is for you. The marble bathroom was especially nice. This is about midpoint of the magnificent mile, and super convenient. You can easily walk to most everything. Parking is next door and $60/night, but that is a common price in this part of Chicago. Breakfast is a bit expensive, but portions are generous and the wait staff was excellent. Mini bar in the room was $8 for a beer - common pricing. Others have pointed this out, but an in-room single cup coffee-maker would be nice. There is room on the desk for it and it is a pain to go down 22 floors in the morning for a cup of coffee. The internet was $10/day - seems like free Wi-Fi is standard these days, so not sure why not at the Allerton. Also, pretty strict on the 4PM check-in. I would definitely stay here again.
Traveller from Detroit
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We are a couple with no children, in our mid 40's, and come to Chicago every December for a weekend away. Overall the facilities are very nice. Recently remodeled, very nicely appointed, and very clean. The location is convenient to all things in downtown Chicago. The only down side was the staff. Probably the least friendly I have seen in a long time. The only people that every said hello to us or anything was the cleaning staff (who were friendly). The front door clerks and staff in the lobby were basically silent. The only other thing we didn't care for was the pillows. So if pillows and "hello's" don't bother you - give it a shot!
Traveller from Wisconsin
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Palomar. We got a premium King room because we wanted a gathering place for our family during Thanksgiving weekend. There was plenty of space for the 6 of us to hang out and play games in between our time out and about in the city. It was fun to be so close to the Magnificent Mile for Black Friday shopping, and there is a Starbucks right around the corner.
The Palomar tries hard to make their guests feel welcome. The evening happy hour with complimentary wine and the morning coffee bar is such a nice touch. They are excellent at taking care of issues as well. It is a pet friendly hotel, which was great to see dogs in the elevator. The restaurant has very friendly servers who work hard to be kind and helpful. The Palomar is a wonderful hotel!
Traveller from US
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"Regardless of your politics, this place is posh!"
Through our Expedia Premier reservation, we were upgraded to a suite with a $30 room service credit. Now, that credit will buy one chocolate bar, one tin of cashews and one bottle of orange juice, so caveat emptor. The suite was immaculate and spacious. Staff was exceptional. Worth the price, which was really pretty good for Thanksgiving night.
Traveller from US
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Magnificent Mile, a part of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street, appeals to tourists because of its flashy department stores and fancy restaurants. Several of the Windy City’s architectural wonders are here, including the John Hancock Center and the Old Chicago Water Tower. Just north of the Chicago River, River North is home to the city’s shopping, design, and gallery districts.