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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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South Florida, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best thing about this hotel is the location and size of rooms. You can walk out and dine or pub at some of the best places in Philly. The negative is the $45 a night valet charge that is pretty excessive any way you look at it. Been there 2 years in a row and might be back again.

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in connection with U of Penn visit. Only took about 10 mins to get there from university. Welcomed with hot pretzels at check in and free wine hour. Really close to lots of shopping and restaurants. We really love the decor and quirkiness of Kimpton hotels. Service is outstanding. Front desk made reservations for dinner for us. Only reason... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel earlier this month on a business trip. This was my first time in Philly and my first time staying in this hotel chain. I was pleasantly surprised with both. The hotel staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The rooms were also nicely appointed. I LOVED the lamps on the end tables near the bed that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nicely located hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. Room was stylish and thoughtfully designed - it really made the most of its relatively compact proportions. Not sure when the hotel actually opened, but the room felt quite fresh and new. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom, like the rest of the room, was a little compact but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel staff was very helpful and some of the nicest people I met in Philadelphia. The hotel itself was very nice, had a cool artsy vibe without making it feel too over the top to where it was too much. The decor and staff was welcoming and made you feel right at home. Definitely a place I'd stay again.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night in a king spa room. The room was very spacious and nicely appointed. I was hoping for a bit of a higher floor to lessen street noise, but the 4th floor wasn't bad anyway. You're right in the heart of the city so there's not much to do about noise so I'm not complaining. The common areas... More

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NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this hotel through a discount site. We didn't care which hotel we stayed in, just knew the area we wanted to be in. This hotel exceeded our expectations. Check-in was a bit lengthy, but we did arrive right at 3, which is when check-in begins. The staff were very courteous. The location was perfect and... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location was great, the room was great, but it was the service that made it an amazing stay for us. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. They even went as far as to go get my wife's phone charger from our car (that had already left for valet) and bring it to our room.... More

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brooklyn, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Philadelphia Palomar on several occasions, and it does not disappoint. The hotel staff is always helpful, friendly, and professional. The rooms are stylish, comfortable, and extremely clean. And the Rittenhouse Square location is great for walking; close to restaurants and shops. The popular wine hour in the hotel's lobby is a nice amenity and Kimpton's... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Green Hotel in Philadelphia #3 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia #3 Business 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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