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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

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Mandeville, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This hotel was amazing! It is a small property and I don't think there is a pool on site (I never saw one), but the attention to detail is great. Each room includes a yoga mat (Yay!) and they even brought my two boys a gold fish that stayed the duration of our visit. They offer guests free wine and...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Dear Gschlott, Thanks for writing such a great review. Glad to see you and the family enjoyed your visit to the Hotel and to Philadelphia. You are always welcome in our home and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, James

new york, ny
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I love this hotel. Lots to do within walking distance. The staff is very friendly and super accommodating. The rooms are nice and the suites are fantastic and spacious. Plus the cool robes in all rooms! The hotel bar/lounge is nice and the food is good too. And there's a wine happy hour. They even helped me get two rooms...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

hoonewyork, We love that you love us! I'm pleased to see the staff was able to help you out with rooms in a jam. Thanks for staying with us and we can't wait to have you back! Best, James

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A good size room with a great sitting tub with views of the city. Slept comfortably and loved the service and afternoon wine reception. We could walk to several restaurants and most of the Philly sites. They also offer free bikes for afternoon rides

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

davew49, You are so right about the spa tubs and their view. Come back and relax with us anytime! Kind Regards, James

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Hmmmmm..... Center City? Yup. Excellent restaurants in the hotel and near-by? Yup. Great, enthusiastic and competent staff? Good value? All unequivocal Yup. Would we stay there again? Oh, yes. Philly is a good walking city, and worth doing so. Journeys to nearby Old City major destinations are punctuated with beautiful details, and best experienced slowly. The hotel offers bikes if...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Peterb19, We agree - while two very enjoyable activities, drinking wine and biking should not go together! Glad you got to take advantage of both though! This is an awesome review and we are greatful to you for sharing! See you again, James

england
Reviewed 28 July 2013

we are from the uk and stayed in a kimpton in San Francisco a couple of years ago and were impressed by the standard of accommodation and service so thought we would try kimpton again. We weren't disappointed, room was large and well appointed, great wine hour too. Hotels in The UK should take note of this as it's a...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Sue10England, Lucky traveler! Sounds like you were here on National Ice Cream Day! Thanks for selecting us as your home away from home while in Philly. We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed the Hotel and Restaurant and appreciate you taking the time to share these comments. Come back soon! James

Bruton
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I have stayed at the Palomar three times now and every time have been impressed with the level of service - genuinely friendly. They sound like they mean it when they say the inevitable 'have a great day'! The location is ideal for business, restaurants and the limited time I have had for shopping during my visits. The bar serves...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Dear AsyoulikeitBruton, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We continue to appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back for visit #4! Best, James

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My new husband and I had never been to Philadelphia before. We flew from Florida to Phily before hitting our final destination. We decided we would stay in Philadelphia for two nights before we carried on. A friend had suggested the Palomar, and we are very thankful she did! The atmosphere from before you walk through the door, all the...

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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Lisa S, We're also thankful for the recommendation and glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I'll be sure to share your comments with the front desk staff, they will be pleased to know they made a difference in your visit to Philadelphia. Hope to see you again, James

Rockville Centre, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The complimentary coffee setup each morning in the lobby as well as the wine and popcorn in the evening were a very nice touch. You won't be disappointed if you stay at this hotel!

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Nick_Gregory, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

PeggyD, That popcorn is delicous (and addicting), isn't it?! Thank you for selecting us as your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Nick

York, PA
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar for two nights in July, 2013. My boyfriend has never been to Philadelphia before, so we were in town to do all the tourist-y things and the location of this hotel was spot-on for all of our endeavors. We arrived around 8:00 on Friday evening for check-in - the front-desk staff was so unbelievably...

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Nick_Gregory, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Kelee79, We love a good hug around here! I'm happy to read that you had such and enjoyable stay in Philadelphia and at the Palomar. By the sounds of your review, you truely did experience much of what the city has to offer. You know you have a home away from home if there is ever an occasion bringing you...

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Having stayed in the Palomar in DC you tend to compare and debate which one is better.Each has its own merits and minor flaws but the Kempton group run these two hotels to the highest standards.The location in Philly is within easy walking distance of the tourist area,the rooms are smaller but offer the same standard of comfort ,cleanliness and...

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Nick_Gregory, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Con B, Thank you for sharing your experience through this review. We appreciate you continuing to try our different properties. Look out for another wine selection beginning August 1, as they change monthly across the brand. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Nick

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing. ... more   less 

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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: $214 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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#2 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
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#5 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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