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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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San Francisco Ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first stay at Palomar and we were very happy. The primary appeal is the location - right on top of city center with City Center around the corner, right on Market street at the Powell Street station. Easy access to BART, Muni, F-line, Cable Car - movies, shopping, restaurants. We stay in SF often and we were still pleasantly... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us and the praise of the location and hotel. Have no fear....our lobby is getting spruced up a bit in the next few weeks. The Kimpton design team just stopped by yesterday (literally). More 

raleigh, nc
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59 reviews 59 reviews
54 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a HUGE fan of Kimpton and have stayed in close to 10 different properties, including 3 in San Francisco. For whatever reason, this property did not have the Kimpton feel. The front desk at check in felt more like a hilton/marriott. I inquired about Chef Tasting since this is the first property since I achieved Tier 3 status; and... More 

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

Thanks for being a loyal Kimpton fan. We have just hired a few new team members and they are being trained with that Kimpton spirit you have grown to expect. We will be back up and ready for your return! Please reach out to me directly when coming back to the beautiful bay area. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even weeks after staying there my wife still talks about the hotel. We weren't sure what to expect, as the reviews are all over the place but I booked us in as we were going to see a play at the golden gate theatre just a few blocks away. I'm very glad we booked in here! We were nicely greeted... 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 the wonderful praise of the Hotel Palomar family. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back soon. More 

Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar for a quick stay-cation recently. It is what you would expect from a Kimpton...meaning, the staff are very friendly, the service is great, the rooms are clean and modern, and it's in a great location. The valet is very convenient and quite luxurious (as far as parking garages go), so the $48/night to park... More 

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

Thanks for the positive praise and joining us! More 

New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please look at other sites and the negative reviews of this property before staying. I honestly can't believe this is a Kimpton hotel. My check in was not as easy as promised. I had called a few times before coming to ask for an early check in and was told I would be accommodated. Upon check in I was told... 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. I will work diligently with my team on improving the speed and quality of service. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a weekend last month. The hotel is nice, I appreciated the morning coffee and evening wine, always a nice touch from hotels. My room was clean, and had a nice view, but my shower was pretty tiny. The room also lacked much entertainment, I would’ve liked some good current reading materials. I used Foli at a... More 

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

Amazing staff, and I'm lucky to work with each of them. Hurry back! We will all be here and ready to serve again. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you judge a property by its lobby, then you will be very disappointed by this property. The lobby is reminiscent of a Motel 6. Small. Pretty unimaginative. However, they do still manage to provide coffee in the morning and wine in the evening in the small space to guests. The rooms were fine -- mine was comfortable and spacious.... More 

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

Thanks for the positive praise of the team, hotel and location. We miss you already and hope to see you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good stay at another excellent Kimpton hotel. Great location, good rooms & excellent staff. Only slight downfall for me was that the hotel bar wasn't open enough. Only a minor fault though. If recommend this hotel to all travellers. Very comfortable yet cool hotel.

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

Nothing makes me happier than having happy guests. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the 5 star rating and praise of the hotel and experience. More 

San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not choosing this again. Well beneath standard expectations from Kimpton. Doors never opened, jacuzzi tub broken, shower stall too small for 1 person without touching the sides, and some financial company had many rooms taken for their business meetings resulting in constant traffic in the hallways....simply put, there are too many great alternatives in SFO.

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

Thanks for staying with us. The rooms with our deep soaking tubs are typically highly sought after. We do have plans to renovate them and make them even better in the future. In the meanwhile, I will ensure everything is in working order. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the Palomar. This was a father/son birthday trip. I let Bryan know about this and my eligibility for a free upgrade. My request of a Market Street view was met along with a complimentary bottle of champagne and b/d cupcakes. Requests for ice and forgottentoothpaste/shaving cream was promptly met. The entire staff smiles and... More 

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

Happy Birthday!! Wonderful to have had you and your son here to celebrate. Come back again soon. (don't wait a full year). 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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