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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I attending a conference at the convention center where there were going to be 2200 people. I decided to stay apart from the "maddening crowd", this was about a mile away. In great weather, a perfect walk. Very happy with the hotel. Great linens, nice business desk in room., even a good. Closet! Would've liked a bathtub and yet I...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location. However the hotel needs to pay attention to detail. The bed -and bedside table- were so poorly designed and located that one closet door could not be fully open, making difficult to use the safe, and making two drawer totally unusable. On the other side, the room service is not good. Twice we left around 9 or 10...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Palomar Hotel was exceptionally nice. We received excellent service during our visit and our suite was amazing! The bed was super comfortable and the views of the city were mesmerizing out of two balconies. Definitely romantic. Let me just say I have never been in a bathtub so big and the sower had a steamer, truly wowed by this...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My family really enjoyed this hotel. Great central location. Close to shopping and restaurants. Comfortable rooms and awesome rooftop pool and bar. We enjoyed a nice afternoon on the rooftop in a cabana and great cocktails. We will definitely stay there again when we return to San Diego.

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

Dear Kendra H We're happy to hear that your family enjoyed your stay at the Palomar and that you will return when you head back to San Diego! This is great news and makes our day. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and for visiting the hotel. Sincerely, Jim H

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gotta love those Kimpton properties and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. We came here for a long weekend and were delighted by the views from our suite and the delightful pool and food. If you want a great night sleep, this is also a wonderful hotel - their beds are super comfortable and the sheets are indulgent. The location is...

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

Dear mattcoats Thank you for the great comments and we're happy to hear that you are a "Kimpton fan". We appreciate the nice feedback and for choosing the Palomar for your recent stay. We're honored and happy to know that you enjoy Kimpton hotels and hope that your plans will bring you back this way again. Again, we appreciate your...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The Kimpton Palomar is not only a unique and appealing premier boutique hotel, but they also throw the best parties! We did it on their rooftop, which was perfect for a San Diego Party. Very classy yet fun, and Matt Barardi, the event coordinator is amazing. Very helpful and responsive, which is important when putting an event together. The food...

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

Dear Amani A We're so happy to hear that your 30th Birthday Party was a hit and you had a great time! It is such a special occasion and we're honored to have been a part of your celebration. I'll be sure and share your comments with Matt- thank you for the "shout-out" and for taking the time to provide...

Raleigh, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the night of my arrival, after checking in, I had an accident outside of the hotel when I went to explore. I fell and had many cuts to my hands. I came back inside the hotel for help and I am so thankful Micheal was working. He quickly gathered supplies and cleaned all my cuts and bandaged me up....

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

Dear Racine97 I hope your hand is healing well and you're feeling much better! We're so glad to hear that Mike "saved the day" and was able to assist you and I have happily shared your kind notes with him. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed the banquet food and we think the bread pudding is pretty awesome and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Manager George and his staff were unbelievably helpful. First time at a Kimpton hotel but if this is the standard I will make sure they are a hotel brand I go back to! The social hour is a good way to meet others

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

Hi "Janet" Thank you so much for the nice comments about George and I have happily shared your notes with him. It is grea to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully, will be visiting more of our Kimpton hotels (we love hearing that). If you come back this way, please make sure you visit us again! Sincerely, Jim...

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palomar was wonderful. We stayed two nights in a King Skyline Corner Balcony room and it was to die for. I highly recommend it. It was huge and had wall to wall windows and a massive balcony to enjoy the sweeping views of the city and ocean. The closet was AMAZING. Seriously huge and they hang robes for you...

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

Dear Boopbabe23 What a way to start our day! Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay. We appreciate all the details and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the Palomar to others (music to our ears)! Happy New Year and we hope to see you again in 2017! Again,...

American Canyon, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed here for 3 nights and everyone love the hotel from my grand daughters 2 and 4 to all the adults.The hotel is very convenient to everything. All the staff are very friendly and accommodating from the valet staff, bellmen, front desk and etc..... The room are very wide and very clean. the shower is very unique first...

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

Dear Janet D We're honored that your family chose the Palomar for your recent stay and thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed the hotel. Your comments are very much appreciated. Hopefully, your plans will bring you back to San Diego and we hope you will visit us again. Thank you for your time and sharing about your experience. Sincerely,...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Address: 1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $182 - $406 (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
#23 Green Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“We had a lower floor room. Probably higher floors get good views. Some of them had balconies, which could have been nice.”
 of 5 bubbles H5090AFcarlosg, 2 days ago | Read review
“Get the skyline corner balcony room, it's amazing. Wall to wall windows, huge room, amazing balcony.”
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  • massive closet in skyline corner balcony room
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  • night view from skyline corner balcony room
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 of 5 bubbles Boopbabe23, 1 week ago | Read review
“any rooms is fine it depends on the person”
 of 5 bubbles 150janetd, 1 week ago | Read review
“A balcony is nice, but beware the north side that faces the trolley station.”
 of 5 bubbles Rubten, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Great poolarea”
 of 5 bubbles MikaelM749, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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