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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 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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“Philadelphia Weekend Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic weekend break at a great Kimpton hotel. As a member of the In Touch Loyalty program we were able to check in early to an upgraded room. The comp bikes were a great way to get around town. The location was perfect - check out Federal Doughnuts nearby.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi JLWNYC,

Federal Doughnuts is a great local spot!! We can't get enough of that chicken! Thanks for continuing to stay loyal to Kimpton InTouch. Glad to see you enjoyed your weekend break!

Come see us soon!

James
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend while moving our daughter to a new apartment. We were so impressed with the staff. They were so helpful and friendly. This was our first experience at a Kimpton Hotel and we were so pleased to hear about their environmental practices. Our room was great, clean and we had a window view of the city. The best was the "Happy Hour Wine Welcome." We enjoyed the truffle oil popcorn as well! The valet staff were great and couldn't have been nicer...especially in the down pouring rain. One of the staff even went back out to the car for us to retrieve my husbands phone charger! Upon leaving another surprise...a hot Philly pretzel and lemonade!! It seems to me that the Palomar goes out of their way to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and content. We will definitely seek out their hotel chain, when we need to travel again. Having Mother Earth in their best interests works for me!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi carm57,

We <3 earthcare! Thanks for noticing! We also appreciate you sharing your experience and are pleased to see we'll welcome you back again in the future!

Until then,

James
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The room was very comfortable and functional. As Kimpton member, I had free wife, a $10 mini bar credit and got upgrade to a room higher and away from the street.
it rained all 3 days of my conference and I used the umbrella in the closed to walk to the convention center every day.

I had dinner one night in the restaurant. service was fast and friendly.

Due to a fall special, the rate was better than the rate at the conference hotel, so I was very please overall.

Green Features: notice the LED lights. one of the reasons i like the Kimpton chain.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
njnoname,

Thanks so much for continuing to stay loyal to Kimpton Hotels. We're thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us and your meal in Square1682! We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write this review and can't wait to welcome you back!

Best,

James
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed here back in March this year, the hotel wasn't crazy luxurious or anything but everyone was soooo friendly,it made it seem like the best hotel ever! I'm not from Philly so i'm not really familiar with the area, but we didn't have any problems getting around, We felt like this hotel was in a great location and close to pretty much everything we wanted to see. The restaurant at the lobby was really good too ! I would go back and book here if I'm ever back in Philly

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear noor-sh,

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at our Hotel. Glad to see you got to enjoy the neighborhood too. Can't wait to have you back for visit number two!

Kind Regards,

James
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed here for one night on business, and was impressed by how clean and comfortable the hotel was. The prices were also very reasonable. The bathroom, while small, appears to have been renovated recently and was clean. Service was friendly and rooms were quiet.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi mpcSF,

Sounds like you slept well! Glad we were able to provide a comfortable, quiet room during your business trip. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to the city of Brotherly Love!

Best,

James
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a nice hotel in center city. The location was great for exploring the city - in fact it was a perfect location (but there are lots of hotels in the area).The bed was extremely comfortable. Every staff person we met was friendly and helpful. Still, I wasn't wowed. There is nothing specific - I think it was just the little things - the lobby always had loud music playing, the room did not have a listing of tv channels or hotel/area services, there was only one HBO channel available (although you can order movies for $13/$16), the exercise room smelled like rubber (the floor?) and the water cooler stopped working. I'd stay again if I got a good rate. If I found a good rate somewhere else in Center City I'd try there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear framgal,

We really work to ensure each and every guest has a WOW experience, I'm so sorry to read that it didn't happen for you. I'd love the opportunity to make it up to you. Please give me a ring next time you are in town so I can make it up to you!

Kind Regards,

James
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This boutique hotel is top notch! Walking distance to city hall and the convention center and close to so many great bars and restaurants. Wine happy hours every night and friendly staff. My room was on the 12th floor corner and very spacious. The bed was comfy and the room modern. I will definitely be back!

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear cincygumdoc,

Thanks for the note regarding your experience at the Philly Palomar. Thrilled you found the room comfortable! Next time you're back, stop by the front desk for some great local tips in the neighborhood!

Kind Regards,

James
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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:
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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