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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#65 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Travelers' Choice
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Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Gage wrote a review Jun 13
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First time visiting the Palomar SD and I was not disappointed. The staff went above and beyond for our stay plus our room was exquisite. Amazing views! Clean, friendly, and fun hotel. Mikaila our front desk agent was excellent as well! I would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
tina t wrote a review May 2021
Redondo Beach, California10 contributions
Second time here and the service is always the best Ileana takes great care of her guests. From the moment you check in, throughout your stay the valet team is also wonderful. Friendly, and always on time. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Enrique V wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California77 contributions64 helpful votes
This is a very nice hotel. Very pleasant stay. We had a suite that had a balcony with pleasant view downtown, just be ready to here the train all day until 11pm. The location is right in downtown and you have access to just about everything within a mile. You can either walk or catch an uber/cab. Bars, port, train station, restaurants and stores everywhere. If you need some items you forgot, there's a CVS down the street. They have a pool and the water just reached my waist. Their bar right across from pool and restaurant were not open when we were there, so that was a bummer. I keep in mind that they have absolutely no control over guidelines with COVID-19 restrictions.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: request or book a suite for more space
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silverm0623 wrote a review May 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado59 contributions63 helpful votes
We primarily picked this hotel since we were bringing our two dogs with us. If we were travelling without our dogs, we would have picked a different hotel. Area outside the hotel was alright, it's close to Gaslamp but there's quite a bit of homeless walking around the area sadly. I reserved a Spa Suite primarily because it was advertised on their website having a very large balcony and a larger square footage, however I was extremely disappointed to see the balcony was nowhere near what was advertised (85-200 sq ft) and the room was definitely one of their older rooms (but very well maintained for the most part). If I had known about this before I booked, I would have chosen a different room....I asked to be moved to a Skyline King Suite for a nominal fee of $75 and the room was definitely much better: fresh and amazing views, it also had two balconies despite advertising smaller balconies compared to the Spa Suite. Hotel staff was quite friendly and absolutely no complaints on service though, housekeeping and maintenance were also very friendly. The one thing that was definitely annoying though was the Amenity Fee of $25++. Considering the restaurant was closed, you couldn't use the F&B credit anywhere else so basically you pay $25++ per night just to get "enhanced internet" (which was decently fast) and printing service...so that just kinda left a bad taste for that charge....
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Date of stay: May 2021
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davsuze wrote a review May 2021
Las Vegas103 contributions64 helpful votes
This was a luxury hotel at one time but unfortunately not now. We stayed on Monday and Tuesday to miss the crowds not realizing most things were closed. The hotel had no valet service, no housekeeping and no restaurant opened. The front desk was accommodating but the hotel is not being maintained. Our room was covered with a layer of dust and a cracked window. The front of the hotel had several homeless people thanks to the surrounding businesses being shuttered . You are within walking distance to everything in the Gaslamp district and there were enough places opened to eat. COVID has made the tourism business challenging and maybe the weekends are better but I would not return because I didn’t feel safe in this area and they are not spending the money to maintain this property.
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Date of stay: May 2021
$143 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.3 miles), Noble Experiment (0.3 miles), and San Diego Symphony (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's Downtown, Donut Bar, and Breakfast Republic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.