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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in an excellent location (near Union Square). The room (two double beds) was spacious, clean and well equipped. At reception we were greeted with indifference and besides the room key did not provide the information requested. I had to investigate the receptionist each subject. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time in a Kimpton Hotel and while I originally booked for the happy wine hour - which we only managed to attend one of them. Also, it would have been nice to have some sort of appetizers, nuts, crackers too. As many of the reviews state, the lobby is more like an airport terminal check-in. Although... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a mixed experience at the Hotel Palomar in San Francisco. The location is very convenient to pretty much anywhere in the city. There are definitely a lot of homeless people around however and it's kind of dirty in the area, but that's not the Hotel's fault. The lobby is small, as others have said, and can be cramped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The remodel is amazing with a top quality bar/restaurant. Really, the best part of the experienced is the most amazing custome service. We love the staff, and even our toddler named her favorite stuffed dog after one of the valets. Oh yeah, and world class hotel with world class shopping everywhere. Our fourth stay in the last year.

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

Thanks for making this your home away from home. We still have a few more upgrades on the horizon, and look forward to having you experience them on your 5th stay! Come back soon! More

Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Others here have complained about the lobby, and I admit, I had a similar impression. It is quite small, and not very interesting, with only a few places to sit. The lobby is a first impression, and this was not a great one. That said, I have been to hotels that have amazing lobbies and the rooms are crap. That... More

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

Thanks for staying and your feedback. Indeed each day, we are continuously improving. Our new TVs that were just installed will have the HD feed in about two weeks. We look forward to seeing you back soon. More

Greensboro
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138 reviews 138 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We never were told about the "construction"... no lobby... looked like we were entering a service hallway.. .. garbage at the main entrance... no doorman/bellhops..... staff was clueless .... rooms were ok but not worth what we were charged... the "spa" tube did not work... fight and threats of violence in room across hall and staff did nothing... the list... More

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

Although your positing has come up on Trip Advisor in August, it looks like your stay was back in February an indeed during our renovation period. Sorry that you were inconvenienced, yet please come see us again soon. The renovation is complete and the hotel is looking great! More

Oswego, NY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A hotels lobby gives you the initial impression of a hotel. The lobby of the Hotel Palomar is drab and very unwelcoming. It makes you want to turn around and walk back out. We have stayed in other Kimpton hotels and this was the worst lobby. I had requested a quiet room and had even called the day before arrival... 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'm glad the team found you a nice quiet room. I appreciate your comment regarding expanding the knowledge of our front office team so they can better assist with more dining options etc. I will work with the team on this! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our 7 year anniversary trip, so we splurged for the $700 a night King Deluxe Suite that boasted a large room with a jacuzzi tub. The pros were definitely the large space, quiet, comfortable bed and LOVED the jacuzzi! However, for that cost, I expected much more. The location - although wonderfully close to some great shopping... More

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

Glad you were able to enjoy the deep soaking tub, yet incredibly sorry we did not exceed your expectations in the other areas. I'm grateful for your candid feedback and have just meet with my team leaders to discuss ways that we can improve in the future. I promise we will. More

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were initially allocated a room right by the bar, which was noisy, had no view and was very small. Reception staff were most helpful and although We couldn't move that night, our luggage was transferred to a lovely room while we were out the following day. All staff were consistently polite, pleasant and helpful. The location of the hotel... 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 for staying with us. Our new restaurant has become quite popular and we are working diligently to minimize noise form the restaurant bothering any of the guest rooms. More

Ithaca, NY
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an Inner Circle Member for Kimpton and stayed here for 6 nights. As such, I was upgraded to a large room on the 7th floor Executive King overlooking Market Street. It was a well-appointed, quiet, comfortable, and spotlessly clean room. My Inner Circle amenity was fairly pedestrian and the staff did not really pay attention to my request.... 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 your loyalty to Kimpton. We will work on improving our attention to the IC amenity as you referenced. You will be happy to hear that we have new furniture arriving (literally this week) for our lobby. It includes additional seating and will add warmth to the arrival experience. Sorry it wasn't perfect this time... More

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Address: 12 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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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