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Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

#87 of 269 Hotels in San Diego
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1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't stay in the hotel but visited the spa on site. The hotel itself was very modern, beautifully decorated and has the coolest front door. The valet parking was seamless. The spa, while small was nice and set up differently than most spas with steam room being individual in your treatment room. Staff at the spa were friendly and... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The King spa suite was amazing! Good value for price. Large balcony with chairs. Good sized living room with a powder room! Wow. What a surprise. Spacious bedroom with a large bath. The sinks are unique but worked well. Shower was very well designed. Decor is urban and sophisticated. Enjoyed the zebra striped bathrobes and yogi mat. At our check... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dzirian Thank you for your kind notes! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the hotel and appreciate your feedback about the King Spa Suite. Hopefully, our Pet Ambassador, Mozart gave you a warm welcome to the Palomar and we hope you will be back for another visit in the near future. Sincerely, Patty... More 

Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't stay in the hotel itself but went there for a special spa day and couples massage. The decor and ambiance upon entering and staying in the spa lounge was very nice and relaxing. All the staff we encountered were very nice and accommodating. The massage itself was great and the couples suite and steam shower were perfect. I... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. and Mrs. 2014, We're thrilled to hear that you visited Jurlique Nature Spa and to read your great comments! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and have shared your feedback with our team. That always makes their day! We hope you will be back to visit the spa again soon. Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't waste your money - stay elsewhere! We will never stay here again. The staff was very kind and helpful, but that was about the only nice thing about this hotel. It seemed like they tried very hard to be an upscale hotel, but was actually quite "cheap," which was shocking for a Kimpton regular guest. It's dimly lit throughout... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CindyDC98 I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent stay as well as the atmosphere of the hotel. If you have an opportunity to send an email to me at patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com so that we may chat further about your stay, that would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time. Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights on a road trip, really efficient and a smart hotel. Location is great for getting around San Diego by foot and close to some good restaurants. Beds really comfy, quiet rooms, all in all pretty good!

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisad12326 We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Palomar San Diego and found the location to be convenient! Hopefully, you had a great time on your road trip and we hope you will take another one soon and come back and visit! Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to love this hotel, I really did. But it wasn't meant to be. The pros are great: I had no issues with the staff. They were friendly, and did their jobs very well. The decor was cool.. the furniture was all modern and clean, the giant hotel door was unique, and the furnishings were new. However, the pros... More 

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pfletch, Eexecutive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Regan K Thank you for sharing the nice comments about our staff. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your guestroom and the view. Our upper floors are undergoing renovation and very soon, we will be showcasing our new guestrooms that will have a new design. If you have the time to chat further about your visit, and... More 

Southwest Desert
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The smallest rooms I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Eighteen inches of clearance around the bed. The room safe is six inches off the floor. Sliding frosted door to the bath doesn't provide much privacy. The wife would have liked a make up mirror, tub or enclosed shower. Nice staff however.

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sausca Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. I hope you will consider visiting our hotel in the future and enjoying one of our newly appointed guestrooms that are currently under renovation. They will have a different design and layout and we are looking forward to showcasing them. Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kimpton does it again. My sisters met me in San Diego for my birthday. I chose Palomar, not only because of it's great location but also because it's a Kimpton hotel. I was upgraded upon check-in but there was a minor problem. The upgrade was to a king suite but there were three of us and we couldn't all fit... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Kdawncole, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your visit to Palomar San Diego. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay at our hotel and enjoyed your Birthday. I'm glad that we were able to make your celebration special with the upgrade! We love hearing that your expectations were exceeded and hope you will... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palomar hotel is in the Gaslamp area of San Diego, a 10 minute walk from the waterfront and a 2 minute walk to the NBC building (the nearest stop for the sightseeing trolley tours). The hotel's main asset is it's staff, all of whom were extremely friendly, efficient and welcoming. There is a large lobby, decorated from a dark... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear H.L. What an awesome review and feedback about your recent stay at Palomar San Diego. We are thrilled to read all of your great comments and to know you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the "shout-out" about our staff-we feel very fortunate to have a great team and I am happy to share your notes with them. We... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a number of issues with this hotel. First, noise. The walls just seem porous. We had some people somewhere on our floor at 2am and it wasn't like they were partying but they were talking and laughing; sounded like they were in my ear! Plus, when you check in to the room and you see a free pair... More 

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pfletch, Executive Sales & Operations Coordinator at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David C We are sorry to hear about your recent experience and would like the opportunity to discuss this in further detail. If you have the time to reach out to me at patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com, that would be great. Thank you in advance for your time and effort in providing us with feedback about your visit. Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

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