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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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thedenneys
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here on a Friday night for just one night. We booked a good rate through a third party, but I recommend booking directly with the hotel as they have a great front desk staff who are seriously there to make sure you have a good stay. Living in San Diego, the whole purpose of this trip was for...

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

Dear "thedenneys" Thank you for the awesome comments about your recent stay at the Palomar! We appreciate you taking the time to personally name and commend our team and have happily shared your notes with them. Also, thanks for the feedback about the Google information as that is helpful information and I've reached out to some of our management to...

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I sated for about 5 days in the hotel. My room was great, I reserved the sky room with balcony and it was great! Lot of space, just great. The location was also great, 10-20 minutes walk from downtown Gaslamp and 10-20 minutes walk from little Italy, both great locations for food and dining. If you have a car, the...

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

Dear Mar-ALZaid, Thank you for choosing the Palomar for your recent stay and taking the time to share feedback about your stay. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the location worked well for you to take in the nearby Gaslamp area. We strive to help our guests feel at home and I'm sorry that we did...

Falls Church, VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in downtown San Diego, the Palomar offers good, a comfortable bed and friendly service. I always enjoy staying at Kimpton Hotels – I like the boutique small hotel concept. However, the Palomar needs some improvement. I had reserved a “deluxe” King Room. None were available at check-in so the Concierge, Michael, offered us a Queen Bed Room. The...

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

Dear RussellJQ I am sorry to hear that we missed the mark in providing you with an excellent stay and experience at the Palomar. We strive to provide an excellent level of service and standards and it is disappointing to hear that was not the case for you. We would appreciate if you would kindly contact the Executive Office via...

Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

booked this hotel for its proximity to Gaslamp Quarter -- unfortunately its about 1.5 blocks from the tourist area. this means its really just in a standard downtown location with no real advantages. restaurant was closed for renovations while i stayed there. room was slightly modern, but small. really felt like I was staying in a dorm room. the halls...

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

Dear "csw5" Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay. We're disappointed to hear that your experience fell short of leaving you with an excellent impression and to know our location was not ideal for you. We do have a variety of room types and perhaps, one of our suites would have been a great fit...

Redlands, California, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, our good friend turned fabulous fifty, so her husband hosted a birthday bash at the Palomar's poolside lounge. Many of us booked rooms at the hotel so we wouldn't have to drive home late at night after the festivities. I was able to snag one of the catering-rate rooms, but with the $45 valet parking fee, I ended up...

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

Dear TulipL0ver, We appreciate the informative comments about your recent stay and the candid feedback. This helps us to know what worked well for you and areas for improvement. While we are thrilled to share that our new restaurant is opening in the next 2 weeks, I am sorry to hear about your experience at breakfast. Please be assured that...

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the general vibe of this Kimpton, although there was some good and not as good about the property. The location at the top end of the Gaslamp was convenient, within walking distance to so many restaurants, bars, and a CVS. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the spa was excellent. I had a wonderful 60 minute massage...

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

Dear tropicalfan, Thank you for providing the informative feedback about your stay. We appreciate your kind comments and the time you have taken to share about your experience. Additionally, we rely upon the feedback of our guests to improve our services, and thank you for touching on those areas that did not work as well for you. Our new restaurant...

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a weekend visit to San Diego to bike ride and explore. Landed at Kimpton Hotel through one of those 'mystery discount' hotel offers that you only learn where you are staying after telling them the general area where you want to stay and price. In terms of proximity to weekend night action in Gaslamp district, this hotel is very...

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

Dear ethanw650 We appreciate your comments and you taking the time to share about your recent stay at the Palomar. I'm glad to hear that our location worked well for you to take in the local Gaslamp area. I'm sorry you experienced the challenge of parking on the street downtown. There is limited parking on the streets and the meters...

Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for 5 days for a conference and high expectations since it was a Kimpton and the Solimar was great. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed for remodeling so things were pretty sparse. Even the happy hour wasn't really up to par in a windy, chilly and cramped lobby. Maybe it was the remodeling. Otherwise, facility was great.

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

Dear Stuckshutter, We appreciate your loyalty and nice comments about Kimpton-thank you! Our new restaurant will be opening in about two weeks and we're looking forward to showcasing our new concepts as well as being back up and running at full speed for our guests. We appreciate your patience with our renovation process and for your continued patronage of Kimpton...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hosting a business meeting for a very important client, and this was the best experience we've had at a venue thus far. The hotel is big on style, and their customer service is beyond. Plus, they had the best food I've eaten at a hotel. The complimentary happy hour in the lobby each night was a welcomed treat...

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

Dear christyshubu, What an awesome way to start our day with your great feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your experience and to read your kind comments. I will be happy to share your comments with our Palomar Team and we appreciate you taking the time to give such a nice 'shout-out" about them. Thank you for the recommendation, that...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all Kimpton hotels, this hotel is very nice in terms of furnishings, amenities, etc, however, it has been under constant construction over the last 5 years and it faces a very noisy street on one side and the bass notes of the House of Blues can be heard (felt) on the other side. During the day, construction noise...

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

Dear kelliethetaz I am sorry to hear that the City construction and the activity on the streets outside the hotel created an unpleasant experience for you. It is disappointing to us that our setting was not ideal for your stay in San Diego. We appreciate the kind comments about our Spa and so glad you enjoyed the massage. As you...

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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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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $250 - $618 (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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“If possible, upgrade to a large corner room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TulipL0ver, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lower floors 4&5 on the backside get some odor from restaurant exhaust fans.”
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“high rooms away from street noise best”
 of 5 bubbles kellithetaz, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“corner rooms with the balconies are nice!”
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“Skyline rooms are beautiful, Skyline Balcony rooms are my favorite.”
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