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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 #68 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Kitchener, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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 2 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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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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New York City, New York
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16 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the aesthetics of this place. Everything is modern, but low-key and chic. The walls have texture, there are minimalist touches everywhere. The bedding, beds, and pillows are A+ quality. I loved, loved, loved the overhead rain shower. The staff, as I have experienced at other Kimptons, seem very happy -- and that means a lot when you are... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After meeting the friendly Valet Parking Staff ($39 per night parking includes unlimited in and out privileges), we checked in to our one bedroom suite. The Palomar is ultra modern and has great attention to detail. The overhead rain shower was a nice touch. The hotel is centrally located at the north end of GasLamp District. The concierge is first... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So often, one stays in these cool, stylish hotels and you feel out of place if you don't wear your Bvlgari on the toilet or flash your Astin Martin keys at the hot, scantily clad desk attendant. Well, I have neither, but was just as eagerly welcomed at the Palomar in San Diego. Only disappointment were the very friendly desk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous hotel and the rooms and beds are very comfortable. Stayed here for a family trip in San Diego, the staff was mostly friendly and helpful. Nice views, but not worth sitting outside unless you want to listen to bad dance music during their pool party or listen to the AC units chugging away. I'd love to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palomar was in a great location for restaurants, bars and shopping. The trolley was at the top of the street and so easy to use. The hotel was very boutiquey and stylish and the room was of a similar style, beds were comfy and the bathroom was excellent with a big overhead shower. My only complaint was on the Saturday... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I check out of a hotel I want to leave feeling I had been treated as a valued guest. Sometimes that doesn’t happen, but I always give the hotel a chance to make up with me. I feel compelled to share what happened after a recent visit to the Hotel Palomar. It was not a major problem that we... 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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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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