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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel

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117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was attending on business for a week, and I gotta tell ya, they knocked it out of the park in my book. I was expecting service, but silent service, somehow I never thought of it that way, everything happened without a big fuss, it was easy, relaxing, happy, no problems and relaxed. Not sure why I opened with that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always lovely! Right off Rittenhouse Square! Love the lobby and the bar and the service is topotch. If you want to be in the heart of things, this is your kind of place. Just across from beautiful Rittenhouse Square and near all the trendy restaurants and great shopping on Walnut Street. Oui Oui!

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Exeter
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54 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the heart of downtown Philly, this hotel is a hidden gem compared to the larger and more well known hotel chains. It is well managed, appointed warmly and comfortably and central to all the major locations in the city. What set this property away from most is its attention to detail and the quality of service. You could do... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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216 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights with 4 people (2 kids) and a dog in a queen/queen room on the 22nd floor. The staff here are amazing. The valet, doorman, concierge are all very friendly AND helpful. The hotel itself is modern and nice. The rooms were on the small side but functional. The treatment of dogs here is over the top!... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

lucycan - Thank you for staying with us (and bringing the whole family with you!). I am terribly sorry that we couldn't bridge excellent and perfect for your stay (that's always our goal). Our engineering team is taking a look at the pocket door (they are great space savers but can be finicky on their tracks). And there's no excuse... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my family were staying in the hotel for 2 nights during our road trip. The staff were extremely polite and helpful, the gentleman on the front desk gave us a map and a detailed explanation of the best places to visit, how best to get there and how long it would take. He also gave us an excellent... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Maisie S - Thank you for making a pit stop at the Palomar on your road trip. Han Dynasty is a great place to re-fuel and if you like your food fiery - that's the place. The Dan Dan noodles and fried dumplings are amazing, but I made the mistake of letting the server talk me into a 5 on... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this hotel! The doormen are the best! Such a great welcome from them! The rooms are cute. The elevators are eclectic. The popcorn & wine evening reception is yummy. The location is perfect for walking around the city. We would definitely return to this hotel & recommend it. Again, fabulous doormen!

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dawn Z - Thank you for choosing to stay at the Palomar while visiting Philadelphia with your family. The truffle butter popcorn is made exclusively for us by Square 1682 - it's so addicting it should probably be illegal. Those elevator doors are original to the building from when it was the Architects Building in its former life. Lots of... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Hotel Palomar for three nights in June 2015. Amazing hotel, very well-located, and good service. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom was wonderful. The location is phenomenal, as you can walk to tourist places, restaurants and shops. I would definetly recommend it!

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

JFer7 - There's no better place to stay in Philadelphia than Rittenhouse Square. Restaurants, theaters, shopping...all within a 4 block radius. Selfishly it probably reduces the desire to see the other awesome stuff Philly has going on. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. Happy Travels - Mark More 

Cary, NC
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177 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palomar. The hotel is located in a great location to walk all over the city. The staff members could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The had perfect recommendations for food and attractions and gave excellent directions. The corner room on an upper floor had an amazing view and was decorated in... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

NC_Rambler - Thank you for staying with us. Hopefully you have a return trip planned soon - as it has already been nearly a year since you stayed with us. The good news is that nothing you loved has changed. And since that sounds like pretty much everything, we are just as you left us. Happy rambling! Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel if your visiting Philadelphia. excellent location. very accommodating, friendly, responsive, make you feel at home. i didn't know they were pet friendly when i reserved, but we ended up taking our dog when we found out. How convenient.

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Sale1 - Thank you for choosing the Palomar! All Kimpton hotels are pet-friendly, so there is never any reason to leave a member of the family behind. We can assist with pet services (like dog walking) while you are staying with us, so you can feel free to fully explore the city. Cheers - Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We took a chance reserving our stay at a place we had never been. Our go to hotel had just closed in Phila. We had stayed at other Kimpton Hotels in other cities, some we liked, some not so much. This one? They hit it out of the park. Service was outstanding. The bed was beyond comfortable. The ac... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

BandAO, WOW! Thank you so much for spending the time to write such a lovely and thoughtful review. As sad as we are to see our neighbor close we are thrilled to gain you as a guest. We hope to be continue to be your hotel of choice when visiting Philadelphia (or any other city we are located) and pleas... More 

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