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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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New York, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, comfortable and quiet in a great location. The perfect place to stay for a weekend trip to Philly. Every one I communicated with at the hotel was very nice and professional. We were able to check in early and check out late for no extra charge, which was great.

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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the Kimpton hotels because they are absolutely gorgeous and they are so dog friendly! The decor of the hotel was very modern and trendy. Love the complimentary cocktail hour every evening. I mean that is just classy!

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NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice clean rooms and good service. Morning coffee service is always a plus at Kimpton hotels. FYI - don't valet park at the hotel; use the parking garage half a block away for just $15 (up to 12 hours with internet coupon).

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Overland Park, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was only in town for 2 nights stay - quick and easy cab from the airport around $35 with tip. The hotel has a lot going on around the lobby around 5pm - the restaurant/bar are hopping, live music in the lobby, lots of people in & out of that space. The rooms are great, clean, nice bathroom, great... More

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NY, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The positive - everyone was very nice and accomodating, no issues there. My main issue was the noise - from room 410, we could hear people yelling and carrying on all night, not to mention the loud trucks, bellhops whistling for cabs in the morning, etc. It was LOUD. Definitely request a room on the higher floors if you want... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great time at this hotel. The room was stylish and cozy and clean. The staff was friendly and efficient, especially the guys who park and retrieve your cars. The hotel is also conveniently located so that we could walk to plenty of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Even the cleaning staff spoke and wished us... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I saw the many positive reviews about this place I was actually a little suspicious. I mean....how could a hotel in a large city like this, with so much competition be in the top few? So we booked a two day trip there last weekend. Honestly, I'm going to sound like I have shares in the place or something,... More

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

Dear FrankHutch, We are honored to have provided you with the best hotel stay you have ever had! I see you are an avid Trip Advisor contributor so I know you have high expectations, and I am thrilled we were able to deliver! We look forward to providing another excellent experience in the future. Until then, James More

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this property a year ago to celebrate my husband's birthday and were slightly disappointed but decided to try it again after the management responded to my email regarding some issues with the room. I emailed the hotel prior to our arrival and requested a higher floor this time for our King Spa room and Titus assured us... More

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

Dear colgalEnglewoodCo, Thanks so much for giving us another chance! So glad to hear you decided to celebrate your husband's birthday with us, nothing better than popping champagne to ring in another year. Hope you guys come back next year to celebrate with us again. Cheers & Happy belated Birthday! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a my second stay at Palomar and i hope to keep going back. I love the central location in downtown where you're either a short walk or short cab ride away from just about everything there is to explore in Philly. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean, the beds, pillows were one of the most comfortable i'd... More

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

Thanks so much for the great review, we hope to have you back again too! We'll certainly be sharing these great comments with our ROCKSTAR team. Until next time...safe travels! More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dee has been a breath a fresh air every time I have visited this hotel. I have been to a couple of hotels in Philly & her service exceeds all by far. Her ability to make me feel welcome along with first class service is what separates this hotel from all others...

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

Jacquemtorres, We love hearing things like this about our amazing staff. We'll make sure Dee gets a special shout out on your behalf!! Come back soon and have a drink with us. Cheers, James 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 Green Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Romantic 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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