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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 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In town for Easter weekend, I arrived by taxi at the Art Deco skyscraper that houses the Palomar and was greeted warmly by the staff. The lobby is a classic space retrofitted with modern fixtures and art in a very successful fashion. Since I arrived well before check in, they took my cell number and promised to call when the... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a couple of nights when my daughter revisited Bryn Mawr. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had a small suite on the 18th floor with a bedroom and sitting area. The room was clean & well appointed. Although the hotel was busy, the room was very quiet, which I appreciated since I'm a light sleeper. The... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really nice time at this hotel. The building (art deco) has been lovingly restored. The room was spacious (we had a corner room, 1609, which was just super), The location was great for us: 25 minute walk to the Barnes Collection and also a 25 minute walk to Independence Hall. Even better, it was a three minute... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friends and I stayed at the Philly Hotel Palomar because it was near several sites that we wanted to visit. The staff was polite, friendly and made us feel welcome. Hotel parking is a bit expensive $40/night), but I suspect it's cheaper than driving around the city and paying valet parking and garage parking. I love the little touches this... More

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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would not agree with all of the glorious reviews here; we usually stay at Sofitel across the street which always exceeds my expectations with rooms and service but it was sold out; Palomar however is just an unusual hype and I'm not certain why. Rooms are tiny, view is non-existent, I don't event want a view but the building... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've enjoyed past stays at Kimpton properties and did find much to enjoy about the Hotel Palomar. The hotel was ideally located for our family's three-day stay in Philadelphia and the whirlpool tub in our room was a hit with our family. However, we left disappointed with the hotel largely because of several small things that, taken together, diminished our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a weekend at this amazing hotel with my 13 year-old twins, Christopher and Matthew. We had a great time. The staff, especially Nicki, added to our wonderful experience! I even sent them to the restaurant for dessert. They shared ice-cream and the waitress added in some free cookies. Their recommendations were great. We went to Sabrina's for french... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent customer service from check-in to Check- out! Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary & loved every moment here! Concierge send complimentary bottle of champagne! Walking distance to Everything u need, Very clean, classy, modern decor. Arielle & Austin & Kevin were the best. Thank you so much! We'll be back!

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Annapolis, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Philly for my husband's birthday. We reserved a King Spa Room. As always kimpton does it right, the whirlpool tub was HUGE and the window with a view of Philly in the bathroom was awesome. the staff left us a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival. We were also given drink tokens to use... More

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Burbank, California
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great location. Easy to find if you're walking from train station. Walking distance to Rittenhouse Square and tons of really cool restaurants along the way. The hotel is near many of the popular sights and attractions. Staff is courteous and helpful with directions, calling a cab and offering suggestions of what to do and where... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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