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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 #65 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic location in the Gaslamp Quarter. The staff were super friendly, the beds were comfy and the overall atmosphere was great. It's also dog-friendly which is nice. We asked to change rooms and the staff were more than happy to do this. Definitely recommend.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i expected more from this hotel, but what we got was a small cramped room with bed and sheets that are not comfortable at all. the sheets felt like they were made of wool with how itchy they were. terrible! the bathroom had a modern shower with half a glass as a shower door...half meaning, it's doesn't fully close. we... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel stay was excellent thanks to one employee in specific, Neachelle Nadeau. Not only did she upgrade me to an executive sweet, she also offered advise and helped out in any ways she could, including printing any documents I needed for my flight. I will be staying at the Palomar again next time I'm in San Diego because of... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The uber modern bathroom door is a big piece of frosted glass that slides across the entrance. It leaves a 1 inch crack and absolutely no sound buffer. I came for a much-needed romantic get away with my wife and she can terrified to take a dump in my own room! And whats with the shower not having a door?... More

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Bishops Stortford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palomar is in a great position in downtown San Diego on the intersection of 5th avenue and Broadway, meaning the gas lamp district and bay area is right outside your door. This is the biggest plus of this hotel as our experience was a little frustrating. The room we had been allocated was dusty and the curtains did not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing... you seriously get what you pay for.. i love reading the negative reviews from the cheapskates haha my room had an amazing view. Amazing bed. The bike rentals are a great addition! Im going to talk to my managers at the hotel i work at and see if we can do the same. Thanks once again!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel. The location is ideal for exploring DT San Diego/Gaslamp District. The hotel is clean, modern and hip. The thoughtful touches, like delicious organic coffee in the morning AND an energy drink bar; the afternoon wine hour AND vouchers for their bar if you miss it; the housekeeping team that... More

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

Thanks MMcCue for such an awesome review. I'm really happy you loved our staff and your sweet lab enjoyed the stay also. Thanks so much for the shout outs about our warm and caring staff. Hope to see you again soon. Mark More

Temecula, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
61 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Margot at the front desk as she is one of the most friendly person. The front desk is nice and the doormen ran to get the door for me. I love the tea/ coffee or some beverage in lobby at most hours. Usual Kimpton wonderful-ness. It is frustrating that you have to call down to ask someone to... More

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

Thanks for the great review Scubashark0822 for the great review.I'm so happy Margot and the staff make you feel special. I hope you try Saltbox on your next visit. If you need ice and don't want to call down. Let the front desk know when you would like it delivered ahead of time and we'll make sure it is in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at the Palomar for two nights. This is the breakdown..... Hotel beautiful, perfect location for walking around Gas Lamp District. They even provide you with loaner bikes. The room small yet modern and comfortable. However, not clean. They have dark hard wood floors and this makes it that you can't avoid the dust and hair that is present... More

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

Sorry for the condition of your room Kerensh. This is very disappointing for us. Please contact me at mark.vancooney@hotelpalomar.com to discuss your unpleasant stay. Sincerely, Mark More

Victorville, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the best hotel we have stayed at in San Diego. The staff in just amazing. They understand that the little things make for a wonderful experience. If you are in the area in the evening grab a complimentary glass of wine or coffee in the morning. They even have bikes you can use to get around town. Even... More

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

Thanks Stephanie C, I'm really happy you had a perfect weekend at the Palomar. I'm really happy you enjoyed the bikes and our awesome staff. Hope you're coming back to San Diego and the Palomar soon. Kind regards, Mark More

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Additional Information about Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

Also Known As:
Se Hotel San Diego
San Diego Se Hotel
Address: 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in San Diego
#18 Green Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#62 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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