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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #3 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our experience was consistent with the other reviews -- excellent. My wife and I came for an overnight staycation and booked a spa king room which truly lived up to its name. The room had a large walk in shower stall with a panoramic window leading to a well-sized jacuzzi tub. Our view from the 19th floor was amazing. We... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Somehow it just gets better each time I stay here. And I think I've finally figured it out--it's the people who work there because they treat it, and you, as though they live there and are welcoming you to their home. Join the free KimptonKarma rewards program and while I've never had a room I didn't enjoy, city views are... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Palomar Hotel in May for my birthday. It was our first time at this hotel and have to say that we were very impressed with everything. The accommodations,quality and friendless of the people who work there was excellent. They went above and beyond. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone and we will... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here for my bachelorette night! They have a wine hour which was a super nice extra. Great location for city clubbing, shopping, and eating. Lots of cabs in the area too. Beautiful decor with an organic urban contemporary feel.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about our hotel stay was wonderful- it started when I made the reservations. There was a discount being offered online but I wanted to book the hotel over the phone. When I spoke to the person on the phone she didn’t know about the discount but she took the time to go to the website while we were talking... More

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Southampton PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, friendly and modern hotel located within 2 blocks of lovely Rittenhouse Square. Close to great restaurants and shops. Complimentary wine hour each day. So many museums and historic sites nearby. Recommend Luke's Lobster Shack for excellent lobster rolls, Dandelion Pub for authentic English fare and atmosphere, Federal Donuts for hand made donuts, coffee and fried chicken, Parc on Rittenhouse... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palomar Philly is really well located within walking distance of all of the tourist sites. The area is very safe and there are plenty of great shops and restaurants nearby. Have a seat in Rittenhouse Square and just enjoy watching the world go by. Our room was on the 11th floor and it was very large, well appointed and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the Palomar was excellent from the time I got out of my car, to the time that I got back in my car to leave. The location of the hotel is perfect and the staff was on top of their game. Very helpful and eager to assist. There was someone waiting in valet to take my car... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, amenities, decor. This review is in keeping with many other travelers'; I have stayed at the Palomar in Philadelphia several times and have always enjoyed all it has to offer. Love the hosted wine hour and the easygoing, friendly attitude of the staff and the overall vibe. So not very different from what others have said, except that... More

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G'boro NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fantastic retrofit, in the Kimpton style, with class, chic, hip and in a terrific location right off Rittenhouse Square with a dynamite restaurant. What's not to like with interesting decor, complimentary wine at 5 and coffee in the morning in the lobby. I'd stay there again in a heart beat

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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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 Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #1 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Green Hotel in Philadelphia #3 Business Hotel in Philadelphia #3 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia #4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel, is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing. ... more   less 
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