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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
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#69 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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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
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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D B S wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom18 contributions10 helpful votes
This place was a shock. Very disappointing. The area is frightening. The homelessness and drug use is really bad immediately around the hotel. It simply didn’t feel safe. We were in a suite. It was completely characterless. No decoration. Very tired looking. The bed was comfortable and the bathtub great. There is zero security. The lift let’s anyone access any floor without a key. There were drunk guests in the lobby. It was intimidating. We left early.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
tina t wrote a review May 2021
Redondo Beach, California10 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
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
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chrisbutanyway wrote a review Jan 18
Manhattan Beach, California11 contributions13 helpful votes
This is a four-star hotel located just outside of the main gaslamp area. The hotel itself is reasonably well furnished and all the staff who engaged were positive and professional. Robert at the front desk in particular really went out of his way to help ensure we had a great stay. There’s a bar with light Mexican food next-door. Rooms were pleasant and well furnished.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Jacq wrote a review Jan 17
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Had the most amazing stay here recently (1/6-1/9)!! We are IHG platinum members and booked this hotel for our wedding weekend, it could not have been more perfect! From the moment we pulled up to the hotel from the moment we drove off, it was absolutely wonderful. When we pulled up, Valet was prompt and super helpful with bags ($50 a night, there's a garage across the street as well that's a little cheaper but the valet was so convenient and worth the extra cost). At check in we were greeted by Travione. He went the extra mile all weekend to ensure we had the best wedding weekend possible and it was greatly appreciated!! He's truly a gem and they're lucky to have him!! Heather the bartender was also awesome, she provided amazing recommendations for dinner for us around the gas lamp area during our stay and she even gave us a complimentary celebratory shot of tequila after our wedding ceremony!! It was perfect to wash down our wedding cake with!! Fiona the waitress at the restaurant downstairs was also lovely, she kept our glasses full during their hosted wine hour for hotel guests and was so sweet to us. We are big Dallas Cowboys fans and they happen to be playing that Saturday and they had the game on at the bar, we watched it and enjoyed our complimentary wine hour, it was perfect! (We won!!) We didn't get his name but the fella working valet that night was also a huge cowboys fan so we celebrated our win with him through the glass whenever he had a free chance to catch up to the game!! They even gave us a super late checkout so we didn’t have to rush out the next morning. Thank you to everyone at the Kimpton who helped make our wedding weekend perfect! We will definitely be back again!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julia M wrote a review Jan 4
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This hotel has seen better days. The staff and service was top notch but the room we stayed in was pretty beat up. Scratched floors and surfaces. Overall just beat up. but the bed was deliciously comfortable. I would be disappointed to pay more than $130 to stay here. The bar and restaurant were closed during our visit and that info was not indicated in their website. Instead there was a small breakfast bar of bagels and yogurt that was not free, which felt ungenerous given the kind of hotel this is and the fact that the restaurant was closed. Again though, the staff was tops.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
$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.