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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our family spent six days at the Palomar Hotel. Our visit was perfect in every way, but the attentive and professional staff stands out the most. The hotel is comfortable, well- appointed, located well, but the responsiveness of the staff is what I appreciated most. I had more than a few questions and requests and it is the staff that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for three nights. Well located and impeccably clean Corner room on high floor and good size. Friendly staff provides excellent service. Nice wine hour daily. Enjoyed the Bigelow bath products. Impressed with this Kimpton property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice moderate size hotel with a fine staff who are friendly and efficient and try to accommodate their guests. our junior suite was reasonably priced and attractively furnished in mostly comfortable sofa and chair. The bed was comfortable with nice linens. Breakfast was nicely served by attentive staff that were not annoying. The smoked salmon & bagel was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just had the most pleasant stay at the Hotel Palomar. This is a very cool but not over the top funky hotel in a perfect spot for shopping, sight seeing and dining. The hotel is kept very clean and fresh and the service was excellent without being overbearing. We walked out to dinner, to the old city, to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stayed at this hotel and had great experience. The location is superb, just 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square and nearby to many great restaurants and sights. The package we had included parking, which is a huge positive for travelers and as a member of the Kimpton program (you can enroll the same day) you get free wifi. Our deluxe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great customer service and a comfy, clean room. Work out room was adequate. Loved the wine hour and morning coffee. Very fun decor and cheerful crowd. Breakfast was very good, especially the local sausage and mimosas. The location cannot be beat. Walking distance to great restaurants, spas, bars, drug stores, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my second stay at a Palomar and it was super. The check-in is seamless, the room is always perfect and if I've forgotten anything, the staff will always help. Oh and did I mentioned the free wine at 5? I wouldn't change a thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just Finnish a 3 night stay at the palomar and really impressed with this hotel.great location and great staff we arrived at 11.30am and check in wasn't to 3pm so thought we would have a long wait but nicki on reception told us soon as room was ready she would e-mail us so we went for a coffee and 20... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I chose the Hotel Palomar to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary and we are very, very glad that we did. From the moment we drove up to the front of the Hotel, we were treated like royalty from the bell hop who took and stored our bags (until our room was ready), to the desk clerks who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Hotel Palomar in Philly on several different occasions. All I can is simply AMAZING! The staff are always so welcoming, making you feel just like family. They always smile when I walk up to the front desk. I love the King Spa Suite, the bathroom of course is the best with large jacuzzi tub! They are... 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
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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 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Green 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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