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Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

4.5 of 5 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel's primary redeeming qualities are it's staff and management. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. I had a few very unique requests and in the end every one of our needs were handled for us. I really liked the system of texting the valet for the car; it's much faster than making a phone call. The only occasion that the... More 

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

Dear Miss-Local, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent visit. We appreciate your great comments about our staff! We are glad to hear that you found the bed comfortable and hope you had a restful sleep. I am sorry to hear that the bathroom layout looked different than what you expected and that you did... More 

Santa Monica, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews which suggested the hotel was loud, I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised about how quiet our room was - even for its location overlooking the street and pool! Our suite was large, well appointed, beautiful dark hardwood floors and felt new. The location was great – completely close to absolutely everything. The service... More 

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

Dear Steve H Thank you for the nice comments! We're thrilled to hear the great feedback about the hotel and our staff! We're happy to hear that the vibe of the hotel (urban-boutique) was comfortable and appealing to you! Hopefully, your travel plans will bring you back to the area and you will visit us again! Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kimptons always deliver when it comes to service, but this hotel stood out. There is a pool, however in the shade of the hotel itself, which means that it's in the shade during certain hours of the day. However the pool was regardless populat among younger patrons during our December stay. Location is good, near a lot of shopping and... More 

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Southern California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we were very happy with everything about the hotel. We were greeted with friendly staff and a nice, modern lobby. The manager was hosting a wine reception when we arrived. Our room was very nice with a very comfortable pillow-top bed. The bedding was amazing. There... More 

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

Dear Carissa125 We are thrilled to read your great comments and to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Palomar San Diego. Thank you for the awesome feedback about your experience! Hopefully, you will be back in the near future! Sincerely, Patty Fletcher More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online sameday. Check-in was efficient, but not welcoming. The room was decent, but bed spread had a stain on it. Room service was offered after hours, which I was greatly appreciated. However the food arrived cold and under cooked. Pizza was still raw and the empanadas were cold in the middle. Valet parking was $40.00, that's not the bad... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience during your recent stay. We regret to hear of your disappointment and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this in more detail. If you have a moment and can please reach out to me at patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com that would be great. The feedback of our guests is very important to us and... More 

Redmond, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 6 nights around Thanksgiving. Overall it was a positive experience with a few strange things in the mix. I'll start with the negatives, and finish up with the positives. Prior to our stay, I signed up online for the Kimpton Karma rewards program. It's supposed to get you free WiFi, bar credit, and some other nice... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed review about your recent visit. The feedback of our guests is helpful in improving our services. Additionally, we appreciate all the kind comments! We are honored that you chose our hotel for your extended Thanksgiving stay and hope you had a great time in San Diego. Hopefully, your travel plans... More 

Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a Bowl Game and liked the location close to public transportation that got us to Qualcomm Stadium. We found the Palomar good value (besides valet costs). The service was friendly and excellent. We would stay again.

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

Dear DrSteveLosAngeles, We hope you had a great time in San Diego and at the Bowl Game! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at Palomar San Diego. We're thrilled to read the comments about the staff as well as location of the hotel, and that you would visit again. That is great news... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay at Kimpton Hotels all over the place as I'm a big fan of their quality, customer service, rewards program and most of all - the fact they are super dog friendly. That aside, this review is about the Palomar in which I recently stayed while in San Diego. I really enjoyed the experience outlined below. I will definitely... More 

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

Dear JonnyMoosh Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at Palomar San Diego! We're thrilled to read your great comments and appreciate the kind notes about the staff. We are definitely a pet-friendly hotel and we love having our furry, four-legged guests visiting. We also appreciate hearing the additional comments about the lighting, fitness center etc. Our parking... More 

Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed two nights at the SD Palomar. Location is good, but that is about it. Compared to other Kimpton properties, we found this hotel to be very lacklustre. The room was dark, dirty and in urgent need of a revamp. In the bathroom, the water pressure is not suitable for a tall building. We stayed at the 10th floor, and... More 

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

Dear xp01321 I am sorry to hear about your recent visit to the hotel and that you were not provided with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is very disappointing to us and not the impression we wish to leave you with. I'd like to discuss this with you in more detail and if you have the time to email... More 

Las Vegas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This hotel has so much potential to be great, but it's missing that one touch. I have always been fond of the Kimpton hotel brand, and have anticipated a little too much for my stay there. Upon arrival, they really didn't verify information with me. It was very seamless, quick, and easy, but it felt as if they didn't want... More 

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

Dear Stanleybased, Thank you for your informative review about your recent stay at Hotel Palomar. Your feedback is helpful to us and we appreciate your time in letting us know how we are doing. With that in mind, I am sorry that we missed the mark and you did not have a restful evening as well as the other points... More 

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Address: 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 184
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