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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I had the best weekend at the Hotel Palomar. We are from LA and decided to do a staycation and spend his birthday weekend in San Diego. I let the front staff know in advance and was upgraded to a room with a balcony for the same price. We LOVED our little suite. It had a desk... More 

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

Dear denysserrato, We're thrilled to read your awesome comments and to hear that you chose the Palomar for your boyfriend's birthday weekend. Thank you for taking the time to share all of your great feedback and to mention our staff (we will happily share your comments with them). It is our pleasure to help celebrate in our guest's special occasions... More 

Burbank, CA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Suite 1306, a corner King Spa Suite with balcony. It was separated into a living area and bedroom and had 1.5 bathrooms. The king bed was comfortable with nice linens. Our son slept on the sleeper sofa, which was quite springy and less comfortable. The master bathroom was huge; we loved the rain shower and large tub.... More 

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

Dear CAValleyChick Thank you for choosing the Palomar for your family's recent visit to San Diego. We're glad to hear the location worked well for you to take in the nightlife and the local Gaslamp area. I'm sorry that your son was not as comfy on the sleeper sofa. We certainly want all of our guests to get a great... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish my Fiance and I had an exceptional experience at the Kimpton Palomar in the Gaslamp Quarter. We stayed overnight for my fiances birthday to see a show and they went above and beyond to send up a little gift and card and their staff was so friendly and accommodating. We brought our puppy with us and... More 

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

Dear jfamily8154 We're thrilled to read your awesome comments and to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for choosing the Palomar for celebrating such a special occasion! We do enjoy having our sweet four-legged guests visit and I bet our staff could not get enough of your puppy (yes, dog lovers abound here). It's an honor to... More 

San Diego, California
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kimpton did not disappoint! This hotel is modern with a romantic feel. I stayed in a Spa Tub Suite #609 with a wedding party. This room was very spacious, had plenty of living space and two bathrooms. The balcony was huge! The only issue I found, just my preference, was that the shower had no privacy. No door, no... More 

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

Dear LoveLifeTravel2011 We're happy to know that you enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate the wedding party choosing the Palomar. What a special occasion and an honor to have you all share it with us. Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience and we hope you will be back again in the near future. Sincerely, Jim... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Kimpton Palomar blatantly ignored my request that they restrict charges to the credit card I used to book the room, rather than the one I presented when checking in. They made 12 attempts to charge the card they were not supposed to charge, and the charges ranged from $500 to $1,780 (the total balance for my... More 

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

Dear Annie T I am sorry for your frustration and our Hotel Manager, Astrid has reached out to personally address this matter with you and work to resolve it. If for any reason, you may not be getting her message(s), please feel free to send an email to our Executive Office to patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com and we will respond right away. We... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment that you walk in the giant front door you will feel relaxed and at home. The staff goes to great lengths to make sure that everything comes off without a hitch. This hotel is in a perfect location in the middle of downtown, easy to get to, and walkable to just about anything you would want to... More 

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

Dear Springman51d Thank you--we really appreciate you awesome comments. We're happy to hear that our Palomar "family" made you feel welcome and comfortable. It is important to us to have our guests feel at home and to provide an excellent level of service. Thank you for choosing the Palomar and keep us at the top of your list if you're... More 

New York City, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was genuinely concerned with our comfort & helpful ay every turn. Our large dog was treated warmly. I love the modern yet warm feel of all the Kimpton Hotels and they are my preferred place to stay when traveling.

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

Hello MicheleShelly2015 Thank you for sharing such nice comments. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do enjoy hosting our 4-legged guests and making them comfy as well. Your loyalty to Kimpton is so appreciated and we're happy that you chose the Palomar for your most recent stay. Keep us in mind if you are visiting the area... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a quick one-night stay for a business meeting. The huge swinging entry door is impressive, making the juxtaposition of the cramped reception area strange. Two 2-person desks are angled in a V, so guests are bunched up to check in or out. I was one of half a dozen in our group who was told my name wasn't... More 

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

Dear notbueller, Thank you for taking the time to share detailed feedback about your recent stay. I'm sorry for the delay in getting you checked in and for any inconvenience this caused. We appreciate all of the great comments about the hotel as well as the other items you have noted. We rely upon the comments of our guests to... More 

Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful two night stay at the Hotel Palomar. When I'm on the road, I often stay at Kimpton properties because of the modern finishes, amenities, and great staff. The Palomar in San Diego is no exception and I'd dare say that the staff here was the best among the dozen or so Kimptons I've visited across the... More 

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

Dear Coach51 Wow...you made our day with your awesome comments about our staff. We think they are special and have happily shared your notes with them. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and so appreciate your Kimpton loyalty! It sounds like our location worked well for you and we hope all of this means you will be... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a few nights here with my partner. We both enjoyed our stay, and would come back again. We felt very well cared-for by the friendly, efficient, happy staff. They were the best! Our room was clean, simple, stylish, and had a great view. We enjoyed a great dinner at Saltbox, the hotel's restaurant. Their burger was the best... More 

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

Dear dave_chooses_name Thank you for the great comments about your recent stay. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit as well to read your nice comments about our staff (i.e. our Kimpton "family"). We'll happily share your notes with our food & beverage team and let them know that the burger was a hit. We appreciate you choosing the... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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 )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at 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 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Address: 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $206 - $539 (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:
#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Business Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#23 Green Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“Room 609-Huge Balcony and Bath tub”
 of 5 bubbles LoveLifeTravel2011, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“high corner king was outstanding”
 of 5 bubbles MicheleShelly2015, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Setting A/C on Auto doesn't get the room cold enough. Manually bump the fan speed to max as well.”
 of 5 bubbles notbueller, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have apparently been remodeled more recently and have better views.”
  • King Bed
  • Coronado Bridge off in Background
 of 5 bubbles Coach51, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No vending machines, or ice machines. Convenience stores at every corner, or have it serviced to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles hunnylemonn, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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