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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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Manchester
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hotel is well present and luxurious based in the lively Gaslamp area of town. Its within walking distance from Seaport and other attractions plus Uber is easy to get for anywhere further afield. King Spa suites are fabulous- very large and although the view was nothing to write home about, the balcony was a nice touch. Astrid was very...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello "whywhywhy10", Thanks for making our day with your great comments! We're thrilled to hear you loved our spa suites and the hotel. Our team strives to provide excellent service and make our guests feel at home and you can be sure, I've shared this with Astrid (who, we think is fabulous too). We appreciate being located steps from the...

texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK you are not going to believe this but the airlines was 2 hours late, then traffic problems and a late night arrival tonight at the Palomar. Needless to say mood was not ideal, not bad, but certainly tired. On top of that through no fault of the hotel my reservations were not correct and had been canceled. I stress...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello Elliot G, What a day you had! I'm so glad that Michael and Eric were able to come through, save the day and became heroes. I'm so happy to hear that it all worked out well and you enjoyed your stay at the Palomar. Hopefully, your travel back was much smoother. Thanks so much for the feedback and we...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

VERY IMPRESSED with the Palomar. I brought my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary, and we had an amazing experience. We live in San Diego and had every hotel as an option for our staycation, and Palomar was the right choice! Very welcoming staff, clean, cool art on the walls, complimentary glass of wine from 5-6pm! We enjoyed some...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello Aaronplanz We're happy to know that the Palomar was your hotel of choice to celebrate your one-year anniversary! What an honor to us and it was great to host you and have you spend some time with us. The guacamole has been a hit since our newly renovated restaurant opened and I'm glad you had a chance to check...

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a luxury hotel mixed with home town hospitality. Our stay was just luscious. We had an amazing time. This was the second time we have stayed here. There are so many wonderful perks. If you are a Kimpton Karma member which is free to join, you get free wi fi and a raid the bar ticket good for...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello Boopbabe23, What a great way to start our week! We're thrilled to by your awesome feedback and to hear you loved your stay. We appreciate the view our skyline suites offer and it sounds like it was a super vantage point for watching the red bull races. I'm so glad our central location was a good launching point for...

New York City
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kimpton Palomar San Diego is what you'd expect of Kimpton. Nicely designed, comfortable hotel that is intimate and not obnoxiously trendy. The downsides here are minimal but yet worth noting: the curtains are both ugly and do not close properly, the rooms are small even by downtown San Diego standards, and why do hotel architects and designers think anyone...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear MODERNNYC It's great to hear you found the hotel comfortable and intimate. We strive to provide that for our guests and love to hear when we hit the mark. You also took the time to also let us know what did not work as well and we appreciate and need that feedback as well. We're gearing up to open...

Staines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just spent 8 days in San Diego, I would recommend this hotel. It is ideally located for Little Italy, the Gaslamp area, Bayside, Balboa Park and transport for just about everywhere. We like walking but managed to get the bus/trolley back from far flung places. The hotel itself is smart and clean. The restrooms on the mezzanine are a...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello StainesVoyager, We're so glad to hear our location was a hit and worked well for you to take in the City and surrounding areas. We appreciate our location being central to the hub of the San Diego happenings and glad you did as well. Thanks for making special mention of Ben, we'll be sure and share this with him....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights on floor 8. Clean and comfortable. In the foyer each day complimentary tea and coffee in the morning and complimentary wine in the early evening were a nice touch. Check in staff were very helpful with dinner and sightseeing suggestions. Surprised there were no tea making facilities in the room. Very good location!

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello "Suratkid", We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Palomar! It's great to know you joined our social hour that we host daily. We enjoy getting to spend time with our guests and provide a casual gathering in our lobby. Thank you for sharing your comments and taking the time to comment on our team. Hopefully,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my wife and i decided to do a mini honeymoon after our wedding before i left for the military so we decided to head to san diego. My wife and i wanted to head out and splurge a little on a nice hotel and great exercise and boy did we do good. This hotel was above and beyond my...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello to "TheFishersCS", Congratulations on your recent marriage and how special for us that you chose the Palomar for your "mini-moon". We're ecstatic to hear that you had such a great time and our staff was happy to be a part of your celebratory stay! Thanks for the great recommendation you gave us and taking the time to share about...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wow. The price is nearly half of what it is down the street in the Gaslamp area or on the Harbor but you can still walk to anything with ease. Staff was outstanding and everything was beyond what I expected. Now a member of IHG hotels but sign up for their rewards program too. Worth it and now Kimpton...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hello "FeedMeLive", We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to recognize our team, we think they are really special too! It's awesome to hear that Kimpton hit a home run with you and that we will be your first choice when you travel. Thank you for the pleasant review and we look forward...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came down to SD from LA to visit friends. I booked this hotel thinking that it was a decent one. But a bit disappointing stay. 1. Didn't realize downtown SD wanted to be like NYC and charge 45 bucks for overnight valet... i stay at 5 star hotels in LA and only get charged less than 40 bucks 2. I...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Johnny C We would like to have the opportunity to address the issues you had during your recent stay. Our guest feedback is something we take very seriously, and we'd like to ask that you please contact us via patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com. We'll like to discuss your review in more detail and see what we can do to turn this around....

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play. ... more   less 

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Address: 1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $257 - $646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego 4.5*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Se Hotel San Diego
San Diego Se Hotel
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Business Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#24 Green Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#62 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“King spa- highly recommended”
whywhywhy10, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the 15 rooms have a balcony and are great.”
elliotg189, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for the 20th floor! Epic views!”
aaronpflanz, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“LOVE corner skyline rooms. View of water & city w/ tons of windows, huge closet. Only 4 rooms have bath tubs so ask ahead if you want one.”
  • view of air show from skyline studio room
  • view of air show from skyline studio room
  • tub & shower in skyline studio suite(only 4 rooms have them)
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  • view of air show from skyline studio room
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  • bath tub & Shower in skyline studio room(only 4 rooms with tubs)
Boopbabe23, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“if you rented a car take advantage of the valet service its the cheaper alternative to the garages.”
TheFishersCS, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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