My best friend was coming to town for a long weekend in December. The Kimpton group was having a special so I decided to splurge on a room at Palomar so we could park the car and enjoy all the delights of the Gaslamp on foot, without worrying about parking, DUIs, etc. (Caution travelers: San Diego is DUI Central! Don't take a chance, take a cab!)
Our first room had a ho-hum view and was right on 5th Avenue so we nicely asked for a quieter room and were promptly moved to a higher, quieter room with an ocean view. Rooms there are stylish and nicely appointed.
Located right next to San Diego's House of Blues, this is THE hotel if you want to see live music. It's also within easy walking distance of all the best restaurants downtown. Cafe Chloe, a favorite with locals, is just a few blocks away.
Want to liven up your room? Just ask-- they'll give you a goldfish for the duration of your stay.
They offer complementary wine tasting every day. The wines aren't great, but hey, it's free wine, who's complaining? They also give Kimpton members a complementary $10 coupon for anything in the mini-bar. What's not to love about that?
Staff members were extremely friendly and had great dining suggestions.
And to top it all off, the hotel is pet-friendly!
I'd definitely recommend Palomar to out of town visitors and San Diegans on Stay-cation as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Se Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Se Hotel