Whenever I travel, which is pretty often, I tend to look for Kimpton Hotels before any other. The reason being I always know the quality of the hotel prior to my arrival. Kimptons offer great boutique hotels at reasonable prices and they are usually in the best locations. There is even a complimentary happy hour from 5pm - 6pm daily. My expectations did not fall short when it came to the Hotel Palomar.
We arrived in Philly first thing in the morning and I did not expect to get into our room right away, although I had hoped we would. We were told our room was not ready and they would calls us shortly. We didn't get our call until sometime around 3pm, which is the normal check in time. I will not hold this against them because I knew the check in time when I booked my flight. Luckily the hotel is in a great spot in Center City and blocks from Rittenhouse. Want to go shopping? No problem, walk two blocks and you are on Walnut Street and can find just about any store you could want. Even better, there is no sales tax on clothes. Eating and drinking is also easy since you have so many places to choose from within walking distance.
As far as the room goes, it was a nice room. Very clean and on a pet-free floor as we requested. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Just a side note, if you want a good meal and you don't want to go very far, Square 1682 is attached to the hotel and the food is amazing! They even feature a local menu, which always add bonus points in my book.
- 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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