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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

#64 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent my birthday weekend on the 19th floor of the hotel palomar. My experience was stellar right from valeting my car to dining in the bar, using the spa, and checking out. All my staff interactions were top notch at all times. The bar inside the hotel had a great staff and skilled mixologists. The spa is semi hidden but... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second or third time I have "had" to stay here for a meeting. So many nicer hotels in the area, Marriott, Marriott Courtyard, etc... The rooms are small and security not so hot. The gym is on the second floor and people are in the hallway laughing and being a little silly, this is 4 AM. Only... More 

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1 Thank Dan G
JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Dan G I'm sorry to hear of the disruptive guests and the noise they caused. We certainly do not want our guests to be disturbed by noise or other guests behavior. When these situations are brought to our attention during a guest's visit, we do our utmost to remedy as quickly as possible. I've happily shared your comments with... More 

Galway
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent five nights here on a visit to San Diego. It is in a good location. I think just on the edge of the gas lamp district- (a block down as opposed to in it). Valet parking only. As you would expect from a Kimpton Hotel, it has a pretty cool feel about the lobby and... More 

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Munster21 Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome feedback. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and the location of the hotel worked well for you to take in the Gaslamp area. I will be happy to pass along your kind comments to our team and I hope your daughter is doing just fine! We... More 

Oakland
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109 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On every level, this hotel can't be beat. I stay here for business, for pleasure, for any excuse. Any time of year. For baseball games, for the Miramar Airshow, for a get away. From the moment the valet takes your car (or the cab arrives from the airport) you can be assured that you are looked after here. Check-in is... More 

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Thank freeandgoing
JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear "freeandgoing" We're so honored that you choose the Palomar for all of your "get-away's" and that we can be your "go-to" hotel in San Diego. Your comments are music to our ears! Thank you for sharing all the great feedback and for touching on the service level and amenities we offer. We're happy to know that you feel so... More 

Pauma Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a nice upgrade for our 44th wedding anniversary. This is a pleasant contemporary boutique hotel in a good location if you want to be near the Gaslamp district. The personnel was helpful and they were very concerned about our needs. The bar/host was charming. They have a rockin' out pool and bar area on a rooftop. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is mostly about the quality of food that is served in their pool area. Although the waitress said everything was great, my friend and I were completely under-whealmed with our selections. She got a chorizo flatbread and I got the coctel de camaron. The pricing wasn't cheap and the food was not good at all. The shrimp tasted... More 

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear "EatmoreTacos" I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your meal during your recent visit. We regret to hear that you were not completely satisfied and would have liked to have been able to work to turn this around while you were in the hotel. I'll be sure to share this with our food & beverage team. Thank... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. Upon arrival, we were given an upgrade for our special trip to a suite which had amazing views of the San Diego skyline! We also got champagne and strawberries. The staff made great recommendations regarding restaurants and always went out of their way to help us if we had any queries. The... More 

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Thank Fiona2936
JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Fiona2936 We're honored that you chose the Palomar for accommodations during your recent honeymoon celebration (and thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay). Thank you for sharing that you would highly recommend the Palomar-that makes our day to read! We hope you will visit again in the near future! Sincerely, Jim H More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palomar, the location is excellent, in the Gaslamp Quarter and within walking distance of all the major attractions. Great customer relations and special touches The staff on the front desk were friendly, even left complimentary chocolate strawberries, prosecco and a congratulations card in our room as we were on honeymoon, such a lovely... More 

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear emc728 Your comments are so appreciated-Thank you! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Palomar. We're glad to hear that our location was convenient for you and worked well to take in the San Diego attractions. Your feedback about the service and our team are such a pleasure to receive. Thank you for taking the... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous hotel with great and very helpful manager! Beautiful neat gym and pool area with great bar staff...although not sure about the music choices at times 🤔😉 I would totally recommend this hotel for fun couples and groups.

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Robert M Thank you for the awesome comments! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend the Palomar to others. That is a great compliment! We hope your travel plans bring you back for another visit soon. Sincerely, Jim H More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upgraded room on arrival. Separate lounge, bathroom and an extra toilet. Wine tasting for 1 hour at night. Nice continental breakfast that your could upgrade and add bacon etc. Friendly staff. No coffee machine in the room but they soon found us one. Ate at Tom Hams - great meal and lovely staff. Great views too. Visited the zoo, great... More 

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Jjunehinton Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay at the Palomar. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the accommodations. We think San Diego has some awesome views as well and are glad you got to take those in from your guest room. If you plans bring you back this... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Address: 1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $185 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego 4.5*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Se Hotel San Diego
San Diego Se Hotel
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Business Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#24 Green Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
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