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“An annual tradition” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10740 Wilshire Blvd at Selby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westside)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 323 hotels in Los Angeles
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Los Altos, California
1 review
“An annual tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We visit Los Angeles every year over the Memorial Day weekend. Each year we return to The Hotel Palomar because you can't beat the location, value for the price and the consistently amazing customer service. We feel welcome each and every visit so we wouldn't stay elsewhere, and neither would our dog! :)

Room Tip: Stay on the city view side for great sunsets and a bit more quiet off the busy Wilshire Blvd., but e...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear YC,

I love hearing that our Palomar Los Angeles is a part of your yearly Memorial Day Weekend tradition! So cool!!!!!!

Well thank you for the amazing post and if there's any other traditions we can help get started for you with Kimpton, please let me know.

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The service and hospitality is second to none. I used to only stay at Westin properties until I found the Kimpton Hotels. I stayed at one in D.C. and enjoyed it so much that we decided to try out the Westwood location in LA and enjoyed equally as much. This particular hotel was extremely inviting from the moment we pulled up to valet! The only thing I would recommend the Hotel do is figure out a way or a reward program that makes parking more affordable if not free for those who choose Kimpton properties as their choice hotel when traveling and available. I would recommend this hotel to anyone I liked or disliked that's how much we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Go for the upgrade if your willing to splurge a bit. The king spa room we stayed in was on the top f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear tbiz08,

A recommendation to your best friend and worst enemy...that is definitely a first for us! Well thanks for the great review and loyalty to Kimpton. Happy to help you with any future reservations you may need so feel free to reach out!

Best,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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Pacifica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Hotel sign welcomes your pet. Staff happy and energetic can do culture is infectious. We absolutely will be back. Thank you Staff at Hotel Palomar in LA for making our stay so wonderful! Staff surprised us - hand written note welcoming us to hotel left by housekeeping, bellhop not only brought luggage up but helped move us in and made sure we were familiar with everything from the safe to the fridge. Very authentic personal touches. Staff even gave my wife a small gift for her birthday. Seriously, who does that! Our Labrador, Guinness, did not want to leave!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Itiger,

I hope your wife enjoyed her birthday celebration! Thank you for mentioning the notes our housekeeping team left you, they love making connections with our guests and I'm delighted it worked!

Hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Very happy with the customer service, the room was great. Clean, updated and funky. They allow pets and have a great welcome sign for them when they arrive. Fun location near UCLA and close drive to Santa Monica but much cheaper. Great value!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Lizzie,

What a great review! Sounds like you were able to enjoy several of the hot locations in LA and used our perfectly located hotel as your home base. Things just get nicer as summer rolls along so be sure to come back and see us soon!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a boutique hotel with the expected really chic lobby and room decor. Location is excellent, just minutes from Westwood, and less than 20 from LACMA and the Getty. We asked for and got a high floor with views and a quiet location, and staff were eager to help with anything whenever asked. Unfortunately we had to miss the wine hour every night of our trip, but this is a very nice touch.

They offer valet parking at $35/night, but we found easy parking on Wilshire right in front or across the street most times, and there is some around the block as well; just READ and OBEY all posted restrictions on parking because many streets and parts of Wilshire do not permit parking at all, or only with a local permit. Area is perfectly safe and relatively upscale.

Restaurant was good, with decent food choices, although we did not eat there many times.

Pool is rather small, with only a small area for sunning, and not the best feature of the hotel, but perfectly acceptable if you want to swim and lie out a little.

Everything seemed clean; you do notice a few little aspects (dings here and there, minor imperfections to decor) that indicate that the hotel has been around for a little while, but nothing major.

I got a great internet rate, then upped it a bit for the view/high floor, and I thought it was a good value given the hotel's location and amenities.

Finally, if you are a Kimpton member (easy and free to sign up for), in-room Wi-Fi is free.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
John,

Next time you miss wine hour, just let someone at the desk know...we'll happily send one up with our compliments.

Careful with the street parking, tickets are huge in this town!

See you soon...

Albert Smith
General Manger
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Santa Clara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I had a great experience staying at Palomar, during my last visit to Los Angeles. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

The staff was very friendly, the room was clean and the jacuzzi was amazing.

Room Tip: Go for the Suite with the Jacuzzi option.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Dear mohitgoenka,

The tubs in our suites are so much fun and very relaxing glad you were able to use it! Hopefully you had our Etro bath salts and if not, let's do a rematch soon!

Best,

Albert Smith
GM
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Fairfield County CT
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Kimpton does it again! My stay at Hotel Palomar went wonderfully. No matter what staff member I came in contact with they were all so sincere and helpful. The hotel is spotless. Room was very comfortable. The restaurant food was very good. Location in Westwood is very central. Easy to zip on and off the 405. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Kimpton is my go to brand!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert S, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
cttravelors,

We're also looking forward to your return! Thanks for the great review when it gets cold in your neck of the woods our weather is simply a dream!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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Address: 10740 Wilshire Blvd at Selby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#5 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#5 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
#6 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#10 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood is a stunner of a boutique hotel in Los Angeles’ most vibrantly beautiful neighborhood. Located on Wilshire Boulevard’s Golden Mile, this stylish “Art in Motion” hotel is steps from UCLA, Westwood Village, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. The luxurious guestrooms feature sweeping city views and modern artistic décor. Blvd 16 offers a stylish and comfortable setting for guests to enjoy fresh and flavorful cuisine using local sustainable products. ... more   less 
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