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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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Ranked #70 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Kimpton Palomar for one night on a Tuesday which is usually far more quiet than weekend nights. The immediate neighborhood is a bit dicey, with an urban mix of folk who work in the various office buildings, some homeless people, a few panhandlers and the usual tourists visiting San Diego from all over the world. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 10 nights from 29 June. The staff are very friendly and helpful - which was great for us as we arrived with no luggage (airline's fault) and after mentioning this to reception when checking in they kindly provided complementary toiletries. We got a room on the 11th floor that over-looked 5th Avenue. The... More

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

Thanks klitts for such a great review. I really appreciate you choosing the Palomar for your vacation. The comments about the hotel, our location and our great team are very much appreciated. We look forward to your return to the Palomar for your next vacation. Mark More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel over the weekend and they denied access to the pool. They informed us that we would have to pay 25 dollars per individual if we wanted to use the pool even though we were staying there for the weekend. The customer service was horrible and they did nothing to accommodate us. Clothes were accidentally left... 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 an unpleasant stay with us Mackenzie. I would be happy to follow up and discuss your stay personally. My email is mark.vancooney@hotelpalomar.com. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a very comfortable 2 night stay here. Clean and comfortable rooms with stylish decor. The hotel is in a great spot - hundreds of great restaurants, bars and shops are on its doorstep. The gaslamp area is very lively and fun. Very nice valet staff. A great place for groups of travelers looking for a fun night out!

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New Delhi, India
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is absolutely amazing- perfectly clean, helpful staff, good breakfast. We got a free upgrade to the suit, which was so exciting! The view from there was beautiful. The location is quite good, perfect in terms of safety.I would definitely stay here again if I ever visit San Diego and would recommend all to stay here!

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

We really appreciate your review Senorita_ifa. I'm so happy you had an amazing stay with us. Thanks for the great comments about our team and the hotel. I hope you get to come back and dine in Saltbox. The drinks and food are amazing! Cheers, Mark More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room at the Palomar after looking at the reviews on this site for a one night getaway for my wife and I to celebrate our 37th anniversary. I had to call the hotel to enroll in the Kimpton rewards program and book the room. I reserved a queen bed room with a view and mentioned our anniversary.... More

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

Thanks Lindsay. What an honor to have you stay with us for your 37th anniversary. I'm so happy our staff made it such a great stay. Our suites are definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Make sure to look at our new rewards program. Karma Rewards, it is full of new and amazing ways to stay with... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent customer service! The staff was attentive, getting me various items during my stay (eg ice, shower cap). It is conveniently located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, everything is a short walk away: unique restaurants, the USS Midway Museum, Petco Park and a couple of shopping areas.

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

Thanks AsianAbroad for the great shout outs about our customer service. We are so happy you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Mark More

Kitchener, Ontario
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed at the Palomar SD from June 26-30. It was a great time from beginning to end. We were greeeted in a very friendly manner and felt comfortable immediately. Our room was ready early and was quite modern and clean. The valet service was efficient. All encounters with staff were positive. The hotel is convenient to... More

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

I'm glad you and your son had such a great stay at the Palomar. Thanks for the fantastic comments on our staff, the hotel and our wine hour. I hope you're able to come back and see us soon. Cheers, Mark More

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is perfect if you want to go out in the Gas Lamp District as it is just on the edge of one of the main streets and a short walk from the bars and restaurants. The hotel is modern in a boutique style. The staff were very friendly. Valet parking was a bit pricey at $39 per night... More

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

Thanks peachangel, I'm really happy we were the perfect location for you. It sounds like you got to experience the best of San Diego. We hope to see you soon. Mark More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a quick overnight stay recently with my husband. We loved the room, the hotel bar, and the very modern decor and vibe....but best of all, we loved the customer service. Kudos to the staff who made us feel welcome even before our stay began. If you are attending a Padres game or just want to hang out in the... More

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

Thanks Rhonda for the great review. I'm glad you and your husband loved the hotel, Saltbox and our awesome staff. We hope you're able to return soon. Go Padres! Cheers, 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego #17 Business Hotel in San Diego #18 Green Hotel in San Diego #22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego #25 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #62 Family Hotel in San Diego
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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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