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Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

#85 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 15th floor room had a nice view. Small but nice extra was the yoga mat. Pool was very pleasant (and I was the only one at 7am). Had an excellent dinner in the restaurant. Very convenient to the convention center etc. Staff are genuinely friendly. Highly recommended.

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walnut creek, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Palomar over the weekend. While the hotel isn't quite what I was looking for, I do have some good things to say about it. First of all, the customer service was great. We had requested an early check in and were pleased to hear the room was ready for us when we arrived at 11:30 a.m.... More 

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JHH42, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear islandfix We appreciate your feedback and the comments about customer service-that is always music to our ears! Also, we need to hear when we miss the mark and I'm very sorry to hear about the guestroom not being completely ready in all aspects for your arrival (certainly not the impression we want to make). Summertime in San Diego does... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the room, loved the place and the location. I was here with my 7 month pregnant wife and we walked every where without a problem. Gaslamp, Horton, etc is a block away I loved the bar, had a few beers there. The room was very well appointed, I will be returning here for sure

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

Dear Pompougnac, We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay at the Palomar and that our location worked well for you to take in the downtown area. Also, it is great news to know that you will definitely be back for another visit. That is always music to our ears! Thank you for the great feedback!... More 

Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the serene decor, comfortable bed and great downtown location. The pool was jam packed with families so passed on hanging out there. However we did have fun hanging out and meeting people at the complimentary happy hour.

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

Dear CoastalCruiser27 I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and had fun meeting new people at our Social Hour that is hosted daily in our lobby area. It is a great way to mingle and have some beverages with "new friends". Summertime in San Diego does make for a busy pool area at times and I'm sorry to... More 

Indio, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale, modern, accommodating in every way. Excellent concierge services. Pricey but worth the cost. The staff make you feel as though you're their only guests. They host a free wine-tasting get-together every evening at five. The restaurants in (almost) all Kimpton hotels are excellent. The rooms are fresh, squeaky clean, beds are comfortable and baths nicely appointed. We always choose... More 

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

Dear Landscapeartist, Loved the great comments! Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback about your stay. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the kind comments about the hotel and staff. Hopefully, this all means that if your travel plans bring you back this way, you will visit us again! Sincerely, Jim Hollister More 

McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Spa for my husband's birthday. We indulged in a couples' massage and extended the length of time (well worth it). Spa is quiet, staff is professional, and amenities are excellent. Garment bags were provided in changing rooms, and robes were above average. We had time to enjoy a "beverage" in the retreat space and got to... More 

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

Dear NinaTrav We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your treatment in Jurlique Spa at the Palomar! This is always "music to our ears" and I have happily shared your notes with our Spa Manager. I'm sorry for any noise you experienced from the pool area above and I'm glad to hear that you liked the Couples Massage Room. Thank you... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Kimpton In Touch member, meaning that I stay at the Kimpton properties regularly. I was SO, SO disappointed in this hotel. It was loud -- some in part because of the pumping music coming from their own restaurant, but late into the night because of the location. Kimpton -- you need to invest in better soundproofing windows. We... More 

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

Dear "TheCulturedPalate", I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment in your recent stay! If you would be so kind as to please email me directly at patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com, that would be most helpful, as I would like to have some more conversation with you about your experience. Thank you in advance for taking the time to reach out to... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Kimpton hotels but was disappointed with the Palomar. The hotel is showing its age but some minor maintenance could go a long way. Much of the wood in the suite had water damage, especially the bathroom door which opens right next to the open shower. The hardwood floors were scratched. Metal vents were rusting and needed to be... More 

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

Dear Matt H Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay and the items you noted in the guestroom. We appreciate the feedback of our guests to improve our service and I have shared your comments accordingly. I'm sorry if you were caused any inconvenience or were disappointed in anyway. We do hope you will... More 

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a week long business trip to San Diego planned, I opted to arrive early and chose the Palomar to explore San Diego for the weekend. My friend met me from another city and he was excited for his FIRST Kimpton experience. While the service level overall was still a 5 star experience, the hotel itself and on-site restaurant fell... More 

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

Dear historytraveler27 Thank you for your informative feedback about your recent stay. Perhaps, we could have a little more direct conversation and if you could please email me at patty.fletcher@hotelpalomar.com, that would be appreciated. I'm a tad bit confused about the signage mentioned as there is no ownership change at our hotel and I would be happy to address the... More 

Istanbul / Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our third visit to San Diego, we felt very lucky to find this hotel in the heart of the city and really close to every attraction we could imagine. The staff was helpful and kind. The lobby, rooms, little pool area was very nicely decorated and renovated. Modern and spacious bathroom, a big closet, extremely comfy bed, clean hardwood... More 

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

Dear Ayca K, Such awesome comments-thank you SO much! We're thrilled to hear the great feedback and know you enjoyed your stay. I'm glad that the convenience of our location worked out well for your visit to San Diego. I hope you had a great time and enjoyed the City and downtown happenings. If your travel plans bring you back... More 

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