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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Mr. Chacon for making our stay at the Palomar in San Diego a memorable one. Great location for those interested in the many excellent restaurants in the Gaslamp district. Hope to be back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked in this hotel back on June 2013 and it was lovely and suited my needs and the staff are great with their hospitality, so I decided to stay again this year with my family and they were more nice to me in everything and I would like to thank Michal, Nick, Nicol from the front desk and last... More

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

Thank you Yousef for bringing the family back this year again. It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Thanks for mentioning all of our staff who made it so special. We hope to see you back here soon. Mark More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a two night stay at the Palomar recently. As a Kimpton Inner Circle member, I love this brand and try to stay in as many locations as I can. The Palomar is in the "Gas Lamp" which is a rather seedy area that reminds me of Times Square. Lots of aggressive panhandlers. I usually stay in La Jolla so... More

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

I'm sorry MonkeyGreen that this stay was such a disappointment. Please let me know when you are returning to the San Diego area. I would be happy to make sure your next stay with us is amazing. My email is mark.vancooney@hotelpalomar.com. Sincerely, Mark More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is few blocks from Gaslamp district, perfect location for San Diego center. Staff is very helpfull, consierge is great guy with many many usefull advices. We asked him about everything and he helped us - restaurants, Sea world shops... Hotel is very clean, our room was big and very nice overlooking quiet street, bed was very good. bathroom big... More

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time in a Kimpton Hotel. I will NOT be my last! There is a special vibe about this place. The the basic needs are met and there's a quirky goodness about the staff fellow guests. I enjoyed watching couples of all different persuasions. A few brought their small dogs in tow. Funky bicycles were available on... More

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Frazier Park, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hard wood floor was dirty. Put the baby down to crawl and hair and lint all over him. A swifter would have been good thing to bring. The white sheet they use as a bedspread got dirty fast The bathroom door what a joke. The glass door was impossible to close No matter how you tried to close it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked our stay for Valentines Day weekend. The room was very small and it felt cramped and dark. The shower was poorly designed because there was only half a glass door, so water kept leaking out. Parking was $40 per night. Our stay was at best average and left much to be desired.

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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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