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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

San Diego was my first stop on my recent trip to California. Hotel Palomar was the perfect way to begin. The boutique hotel is beautiful and chic. The rooms are big and well maintained. The daily wine tasting is a nice touch. And the location near the Gaslamp and CVS make it a great destination.

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

Dear Tomato2DJ We're thrilled to have been a great start to your visit to California! Thank you for choosing the Palomar and taking the time to share your feedback. We hope your travels bring you back to sunny SD again and to be at the top of your list for hotel accommodations. Sincerely, Jim H More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at a Palomar in 2016 and it is quickly becoming my favorite group of hotels. The decor is lovely with a bit more edge and sophistication than the usual generic lobby. I got a kick out of the enormous swinging door at the entryway. The staff was on top of things even in the midst... More 

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

Dear cranberries0928 What a great way to start our day-we're honored to hear that Palomar is one of your favorite hotels! Thank you for sharing such awesome feedback and for choosing our hotel for your recent stay in San Diego. We appreciate your kind notes about our staff and are so glad you enjoyed your guest room and amenities. Hopefully,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in room 1702 the "La Jolla room. The balcony was amazing, the room was laid nicely with plenty of room. Many thanks to the amazing staff ( especially Chuck) that sent up champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. There is s parking garage that is across the street $40 Valet is $42

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

Thank you for sharing about your recent experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. So nice of you to give a "shout-out" to our staff and we're glad you enjoyed the chocolate strawberries and "bubbly". We hope you will be back again the near future. Sincerely, Jim H More 

Tumbi Umbi, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel conveniently situated in the Gas lamp district, friendly staff, good bar & swimming pool, room was very comfortable with good air con, I found the decor to be very dark throughout the hotel but would stay again.

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

Dear Paul M We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our pool and restaurant as well as found your guestroom comfortable. We appreciate our location being steps away from the Gaslamp and glad to know that it was convenient for you as well. Thank you for your feedback and for choosing the Palomar for your accommodations! Sincerely, Jim H More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back to stay at this hotel for one night with my infant daughter and husband. This is our second stay here and first time with a child. It is located right next to a tram station downtown so there were a lot of homeless people. But if you walk a few blocks away from the tram station you... More 

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

Dear Nicky C Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I'm sorry to hear that you were not warmly greeted when you arrived. Please know that this is very disappointing to hear (and not the norm) as we strive to provide excellent service to our guests. As many of the area downtown-urban hotels,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here the other night, the staff were lovely and completely helpful. I stayed in the skyline guest room because of something I read here. I'm all about how the bathroom looks and this place was no exception it was amazing! I would recommend early bird and signing up to there loyalty program.

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

Dear Annabelle T We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind comments! Thank you for taking the time to recognize our Palomar team and sharing the nice feedback about the staff. Hopefully, your plans will bring you back for another visit soon! Sincerely, Jim H More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third stay at a Kimpton hotel and each one is so unique. The staff throughout the hotel was very friendly, helpful and always had a smile on his or her face. We so appreciated the complimentary coffee in the morning, water/lemonade or ice tea throughout the day and complimentary wine from 5-6. A $10 Raid the Fridge... More 

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

Dear Minnesotans4 Your comments "make our day"! Thank you for sharing such kind feedback and we're thrilled to know you are a Kimpton Fan! It sounds like you definitely took in some of the local "treasures" and we're happy that our proximity to the Gaslamp area made that easily available. So, you found the Donut Bar huh? It is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing experience. I've stayed at many hotels around the world and I must admit the check in service, room, and cleanliness of the hotel was top notch. We really enjoyed the hotel happy hour and the bar next to the hotel. The location of the hotel was extremely ideal. There are alot of homeless people but that... More 

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

Dear Neil M What an awesome way to start our day (by reading your great comments)! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and for all the kind notes. I'm so glad to hear that our location was a big hit and worked well for you to enjoy the downtown area. We appreciate you choosing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near restaurant row so we walked to all the restaurants. Great walking in the area except for the having to step aside from the homeless people The staff on the phone and in person are excellent, very attentive, any problem immediately addressed. Rooms are beautiful, staff very welcoming Upon arrival between 5-6pm, offer wine and during the morning, coffee. .... More 

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

Dear Myrna01 Thank you for sharing about your recent visit and for choosing the Palomar for your accommodations! We're happy to hear that you found the location convenient to take in the Gaslamp area with all the restaurants, shopping and night life. We appreciate your comments about our staff and so glad that you enjoyed your stay-that is music to... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When wanting to stay in downtown SD, we have primarily chosen between 3 hotels, Andaz, Palomar, and Solomar. I think the Palomar now ranks up there with the Andaz for us. Nice, comfortable rooms, although if you choose the basic room, they are quite small - 1606 this stay was great for us. Valet parking upon arrival was a breeze,... More 

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

Dear McDonald3 Thank you for the detailed feedback about your recent stay at the Palomar. We're thrilled to be in your top 2 hotel choices in San Diego-what an honor! We're so glad to hear that you took in the pool area and the location of the hotel worked well for you to enjoy the Gaslamp area. As most of... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $187 - $470 (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:
#17 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Business Hotel in San Diego
#24 Green Hotel in San Diego
#25 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
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