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Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
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Ranked #24 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is pretty expensive even my SF standards. The lobby is a bit dirty and dingy and the room is dated. Not even a chair to sit on. One night stay is $545 I've stayed in Ritz Carlton's for less and the hotels are much nicer. I would characterize it as a subpar W. The wifi is $12 a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Palomar Hotel has about the friendliest staff I've encountered. They were all incredibly helpful and welcoming and gave me a GREAT restaurant recommendation. The restaurant and bar are really crowded, but very, very groovy. And my room was lovely and utterly quiet, despite our location at Fourth and Market Streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the palomar and I found the hotel to be quite enjoyable. With a gym and a restaurant located on the 5th floor and the great location in the centre of San Francisco the hotel had pretty much everything you needed. The accommodation exceeded expectation with great wifi and comfy beds and clean rooms. Only thing I... More

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Minden, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides being a stylish and conveniently-located property, this hotel has the best people. Everyone is friendly and personable. Even when we saw the bellman at Peet's Coffee, he recognized us and started up a conversation. Wish there was more seating for the wine-hour, though.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, I will say that when we feel that we have the time on vacation to enjoy the hotel we stay in, we generally start by looking for a Kimpton property. I also want to be clear that we will continue to do so but I will ask a lot more questions. We selected the Palomar on 4th just off... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights, very happy with this hotel. Location is perfect, right in the city centre. Easily accessible from the airport by BART, no taxi needed. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We have also been given a nice room with street view. Hotel also provided us free continental breakfast (we booked room only). For a 4... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed are two day stay at the Kimpton Hotel. It was quite, clean and comfortable. The location was quite and it was close to both shopping and local transportation. I certainly would go back. It makes sense to be on the upper floors ( third plus ).

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights in mid July 2014. Pros: Good, central location for getting around the city. Courteous staff. Cons: Rooms was very average. Windows were 10 feet from another office building and faced directly into the offices (didn't want to open the shear blinds) so it seemed like the room was in a cave (little natural light). No coffee maker... More

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Martinez, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, in the middle of everything yet just far enough from Union Square that you're not part of the tourist mobs. Couldn't believe how quiet and comfortable our Market Street-facing room was. We had the 8th floor corner king, which actually is a small suite with the bed in the turret area and the desk, settee, and minibar in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to our stay here, having read so many positive reviews. Maybe we expected too much. The location is great, but the lobby leaves much to be desired, and the (upgraded) rooms are small. That said, they are well appointed, and given the noisy BART construction just outside, relatively quiet. Not sure we'll come back again, given... More

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Address: 12 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#6 Spa Hotel in San Francisco #12 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco #21 Green Hotel in San Francisco #22 Business Hotel in San Francisco #28 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #29 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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Named one of the world's top 500 hotels by Travel + Leisure, the centrally located Hotel Palomar San Francisco offers a sophisticated urban sanctuary. This luxury boutique hotel occupies a beautiful historic building five floors above the bustling city streets. Showcasing the acclaimed Fifth Floor restaurant, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Union Square, Moscone Center, the Financial District, the thriving SOMA district and the best of San Francisco's theaters, shops and galleries. ... more   less 
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