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Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 12 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
71 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were pretty happy to try another Kimpton Hotel on our most recent visit to San Francisco. Our favorite hotels that we have stayed at are generally trendy, little boutique hotels,and Kimpton does that well. We've previously stayed at Hotel Monaco, but we thought we'd give another Kimpton a try. The location is very central--perhaps a little too central. The... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel several times and find the very location convenient and the rooms comfortable and generally reliable. This last visit leaves me to believe that the services and decor should be updated. My room, although a non- smoking room, smelled of long term cigarette smoking. Two lights in the bathroom appeared to be burnt out, the... More 

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Belmont, CA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This feels like a boutique hotel though it's a bit bigger than one. It's warm and stylish without being fussy. The staff was wonderful and friendly and helpful when I needed a cab or to borrow an umbrella. I love the location! Just a few steps from BART, and easily accessible from SOMA, the Financial District, Union Square or the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 5 nights at the Hotel Palomar for business. The location of the hotel is very convenient for the Moscone Center. When arrived in the hotel in the morning the room was ready (#532); it was spacious and well furnished even though I found the style a little bit too aggressive. When I came back to the room in... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time in this hotel near the Moscone centre. Only a five minute walk from there. Friendly staff, nice rooms ( allthough a bit outdated...). Nice gesture is the wine for free at vife and the bikes. Restaurant and bar are of good quality. See you next time!

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our location. The team and I (along with designers) are collaborating some new updates to our guest rooms. Please reach out to me for your return trip and I'll ensure you are provided with a room with some new design elements. I promise! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, decent rooms and happy hour wine for guests. Found the location a little stressful this visit as it was during the Black Friday weekend and the area around the hotel was packed. There was also a demonstration nearby. Overall Kimptons Hotels are good choices in all cities. Decent price, funky decor and great locations.

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Indeed we are in the mecca of the shopping hub of San Francisco. Thanks for staying with us over the holiday weekend. Hopefully you were able to enjoy a glass of complimentary wine during our evening wine reception to help relax after being amongst the black Friday shoppers. Join us again soon, and always feel free to reach out to... More 

Riverside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel in September celebrating my birthday. The staff was great very friendly and helpful. The location is awesome. could it be the price of the hotel for the location. Centered in the middle of everything. Walking distance to the pier. Loved the wine hour

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and spreading the word about our great location. As San Francisco has grown and evolved, we are now the hub of all things wonderful. Steps away from museums, shopping, convention center and the dynamic SOMA neighborhood filled with great dining options and morning cafes....not to mention the historic cable car turn-around is just down the... More 

Dundrum, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing stay here - location was everything and the staff were simply fantastic! We were on our honeymoon and instantly given a complimentary room upgrade by Clayton upon check in - he also sent us wine, water and chocolates to our room along with a lovely personalised note - a very kind touch! All the staff were brilliant... More 

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the praise of our team and our location. Great guests + great service team + great location = great stay. Thanks for staying with us. More 

Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar for two nights right before Thanksgiving. The hotel was stylish, staff was very friendly, and our room was comfortable, attractive, and quiet. The lobby is tiny but has comfortable seating, and provides lemon water for the thirsty - a nice touch. The room's location was great, on the 9th floor looking over Market St.... More 

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! Come back soon. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended the Palomar in SF, and with their Karma Rewards program (which is free to join), I got a great deal. Deluxe King for $200/night. Our arrival experience was so so. They either are leanly staffed, or someone called in sick. There only seemed to be one valet who also served as the doorman, bellhop and bartender manning... More 

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ChrisSmithGM, General Manager at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and glad to hear you will be back. Indeed we were a little short staffed during your visit and I am sorry you noticed it. We have hired some great new team members who have joined us this week for training and will be ready to serve by the time of your return. 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*
Number of rooms: 198
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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.