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“wonderful New Year's celebration” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
1 review
“wonderful New Year's celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, very welcoming and attentive. Amazing jacuzzi tub in our spa king room and modern, elegant, clean decor throughout. In the center of Rittenhouse with just about everything in walking distance. Staff hosts great little happy hour with wine and hot cider at 5pm, we had a great time over New Years! We've been to their sister hotel in Boston and loved that one as well. Will never stay elsewhere with our beloved cocker spaniel (and they just dote on the pets!)

Room Tip: king spa room has amazing jacuzzi!
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  • Stayed January 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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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
denise r,

Thanks for your kind remarks about your stay with us over New Year's. Our team enjoys providing those little extra touches to make your stay more enjoyable. We want to make you a lifetime Kimpton fan.

We can't wait to have you and your beloved cocker spaniel back with us.


All The Best!


Wendell B.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are looking for a gorgeous hotel, with wonderful rooms and exceptional service with a staff that is truly committed to going above and beyond to make your stay as amazing as possible - look no further than the Palomar Philadelphia. The touches are delightful - from 5-6pm there is an elegant wine reception in the lobby, and if you need ANYTHING the staff will take care of you! Kayla and Ann gave my friend and I the lowdown of the Philly area and great suggestions for a fun evening out on the town. They were truly the best part of our stay - thank you so much!! We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Lauryn G,

Wow, Thanks for your kind remarks about the hotel and the staff. I have shared your comments with the team especially Ann and Kayla. Thanks for the special recognition for both of those ladies. They really love taking care of our guests.

Please come back and visit your Hotel Palomar Philly friends again real soon.


All The Best!


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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

All of the recent reviews seem to sum up the feelings of our stay. Great staff, great locations, great facilities and great recognition of our membership of their loyalty scheme. Well done Kimpton! Actually well done Phili, loved our stay.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Ben22,


Thanks for choosing Hotel Palomar Philly and sharing your comments about your stay with us. Our team is thrilled that we made your stay great.


Please come back and stay with us again real soon.


All The Best!

Wendell B.
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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

First of all you have to know that my husband and I have been here during honeymoon, so we're looking for a romantic treatment... and we got it! Strawberries and real italian prosecco in the room, fabulous! A big honeymoon spa in the room with jacuzzi... and after a romantic bath you can laugh a lot like us wearing your tiger and zebra bathrobes!! so nice!! In the late afternoon you can enjoy happy hour in the hall drinking good wine and meeting people and new friends. Very interesting experience!
With the complimentary car pick you can start visiting the city, very rich in historical monuments (the Indipendence Hall is wonderful, even if you're not American!) And after breathing history everywhere, don't forget the flight of steps of the Phil Museum of Art.. maybe you can feel like Rocky!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
ChiaraDoc,


So you felt like a tiger inm robes. Thanks for the "roaring" review about our hotel and team members. Congratulations and we are glad that you chose to spend part of honeymoon with us.

You should plan to come back for your 6 month or 1 year anniversary. We will be waiting to make you feel welcome and special all over again.


All The Best!


Wendell B,
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Florence, Italy
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I think this hotel has a phenomenal staff, one dedicated to unobtrusive but meaningful service across the board. The location cannot be beat and every amenity is superior. When I was given a room that was too cold, i was immediately upgraded to a bigger room with no problems. The hotel is elegant and understated, clean and well-maintained. The bar is small but inviting. I would not go anywhere else in Philly.

Room Tip: Get a room on a high floor: great views
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
dpatters,

Thanks for choosing Hotel Palomar Philly and sharing your great experience with the Trip Advisor users. We want every guest that stays with us to feel just like you. We love taking of our guests and want them to love us so much that they don't want to stay anywhere else.

Please come back and stay with us again the next time you are in Philly.

All The Best!

Wendell B.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A hotel that matches its own description -- a warm welcome, excellent service and a pleasure to stay at for most of a weekend in December. As a building that formerly housed a chapter of the American Architects Association, the hotel offers a pleasing environment, in easy walking distance of historic sights. Rooms are smart, comfortable and well-equipped, and hotel bar and restaurant are good places for relaxation, with the lobby as an excellent meeting place for the wine hour mentioned by other guests. Recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
NPassant,

We are proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere that we have created here at Hotel Palomar Philly, and we love that you noticed it during your stay with us.

Our goal is to make every guest feel welcome and want to return as soon as possible.

Please come back and stay with us the next time that your travels bring you to Philly.


All The Best!


Wendell B.
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We spent a couple of nights at the Palomar, including New Year's eve. The staff coudn't have been nicer, it was clear from the beginning that there is a top-to-bottom culture of aiming to please. We were shown several rooms for us to choose he one we like best, somee requireing a slight upgrade fee. All rooms had a view to Samson Street, all of them modern, comfortable, but the winner was the King Spa room. We didn't see the 1-bedroom suite, I am sure that would have been nice as well. The pet-friendliness can be a bit annoying if you dont have pets, but otherwise it makes for an intersting environmnt. I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Wendell B, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
EK10000,

Thanks for choosing Hotel Palomar Philly and bringing in the New Year with us. We are proud of the service that our team provides for our guests. We are always thinking of ways to make our guest feel special and make their stay more enjoyable.

Please come back and stay with us again real soon.


All The Best!


Wendell B.
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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
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*
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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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