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Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Nice location, walking distance to Gaslamp, harbour, etc. Room was small, but otherwise okay. Sliding doors to bathroom is not appropriate, IMO, but otherwise few complaints. Fitness room barely acceptable, but still better than many. Breakfast was okay, but "restaurant" seemed quite worn. Quite a lot of sound from other rooms, hallway was leaking... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry for such a disappointing stay. I would like to discuss your stay personally. My email is mark.vancooney@hotelpalomar.com. Sincerely, Mark More

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful modern room on the 14th floor....perfect for stepping out onto the balcony to watch a party at the pool below, observe planes coming into the airport, and get a glimpse of the water. They are in the process of doing some needed renovations but overall it's a great place to use as a base to see... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Marie. I'm glad we were your perfect launchpad for San Diego. I am sorry that Saltbox disappointed you. I hope you'll come back and give Se Spa a try next visit. Thanks for the great comments on the staff and location. Cheers, Mark More

san diego, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night stay here. Hotel management, namely Margeaux Collins, went out of her way to make our stay extra special. We were treated like royalty. The room was amazing. Clean, comfortable, and very modern. Thank you!!

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Cabotoy for such a great review. I am so happy you had a great stay and Margeaux made it extra special. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mark More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just the location is ok. We arrived and we immediately found a not very gentle staff. I sent to the hotel an email before my arrival asking for a room on a high floor with a good view and I was brought to a room with a view on the back. Then we found that the toilet wasn't cleaned properly... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had such a disappointing stay FMLB. I would like to discuss your stay. My email is mark.vancooney@hotelpalomar.com. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff are great as are the swimming pool and the hotel's location just 25 metres from the Gaslamp quarter. The welcome could not have been warmer, there's free wine between 5&6 pm,all day coffee juice and water . There's some mature furniture shall we say and the breakfast staff could be neater,but nothing is too much bother for all... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Alan for such a nice review. I'm glad you had a great stay with us. We hope to see you again next year. Cheers, Mark More

San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hotel Palomar is unparalleled anywhere else. The staff is always pleasant, and sincerely passionate about your experience. The hotel is always clean, and the structure is unique to fit your travel needs. The food is created by a madman of a genius, and he's featured in all the local news papers and media. I strongly recommend you meet Jeremiah... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Alex for the great review. I really appreciate the shout out for Chef Jeremiah and Saltbox. Please let us know when you are heading back our way. Sincerely, Mark More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came her to celebrate wife's birthday. I reserved high end room and was nicely reward with an upgrade to one of their best rooms! I love this place. Wonderful view, great pool, nice people and the room is spectacular. Honestly, this would be my ideal second home. I am not sure what Suite it is, but it has the... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I am so happy we were able to make you and your wife's special visit so wonderful. Thanks for the great review. Please come back and see us soon. Warm regards, Mark More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went to San Diego and stayed at the Palomar - it was a great experience. Location was perfect - within walking distance to a number of destinations. Room was clean and nice - better than expected. Staff at the Palomar were excellent - every suggestion they provided was a great experience. Gilbert, at the front desk provided awesome suggestions... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks c m for spending your honeymoon with us! I'm glad Gilbert was able to make your stay extra special. We hope to see you again before your anniversary. Cheers, Mark More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived tired after driving from LA there was no record of our booking. The English group of people ahead of us in the queue had experienced the same issue. It was pretty stressful with 2 young kids, waiting to see if we would have somewhere to stay in peak season. Happily after some investigations the hotel placed us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay at a Kimpton Hotel and won't be the last. Very friendly staff, starting from the welcoming doorman to the check-in staff to the restaurant/bar staff and to housekeeping. Server in the bar gave us a terrific restaurant recommendation in Little Italy. The room was ultra modern, well-sized and comfortable. The bathroom was similarly high-end and... More

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Mark_Van_Cooney, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Jim for the great comments. I'm so happy your first visit with Kimpton was with us. We hope you're able to visit our 60 other Kimpton Hotels and return to the Palomar in the future. Sincerely, Mark More

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Address: 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
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Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play. ... more   less 
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