The Palomar had everything which makes the Kimpton experience great. Polished professional staff, the " you need it? we can take care of it" attitude. Special cheers for Rosa in housekeeping who kept my room spotless and went the extra mile. I ate at the restaurant and thought the service excellent and the meal good.
The location of the hotel was perfect for me. I love to walk and the Palomar was an easy walk to all the major attractions.
My only gripe was despite setting the thermostat on 65, the room got pretty warm at night. Otherwise I loved it.