As others have said, the staff is pleasant and polite. The furnishings are new and modern and the rooms are clean. Colour scheme is predominantly beige and lilac/purple with white trim, furnishings with darker beige wood and chrome legs, and interesting cut-pile carpeting. The "city view" was nothing to write home about (huge church roof).
The bathroom was particularly nice witth large marble countertop around the sink and a glass shelf below, which made for good visuals. However the second day we were there the maid forgot to leave a bathmat.
Also the fridge was not working. I mentioned this at the desk and they had someone come up to the room within five minutes to fix the problem.
The air conditioning was not loud, although other reviewers complained. Maybe they have fixed it.
Our room had only one chair for two people. I expect they would have sent another one up if we had asked, However, it seems to be self evident that you would want two chairs for two people.
The public areas tended to be quite noisy, with loud music coming from the bar/restaurant. We had breakfast there twice, which was pretty good. We did not eat there at night because the eating area was small and not very welcoming. The bar seemed popular with young people.
One of the best and most original features of the hotel was, strangely enough, the elevators, which were "decorated" with windows, fireplaces, a statue of Ben Franklin, a lady in 18th century dress with a moustache drawn on. Whimsical.
We would stay there again, particularly on account of the location.
- 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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