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Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

#92 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Chicago, IL
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to love the Kimpton style and service. Staff was, without exception, friendly and tremendously helpful. Appetizers with complimentary wine happy hour are a nice touch. Room was typical of the Palomar minimalist style, but, depending on the room location, can feature balcony and open views. While I highly recommend the hotel, be aware that (i) parking is typical... More 

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

Dear "OnTheRoadAgain26" We're thrilled to read your great comments about the style and service of the Palomar. This is a great way to start our week and we appreciate you taking the time to share about your recent stay. It's also great news to hear you will return again for a future stay! Thank you for choosing Kimpton Hotels and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was only here for twelve hours during a hectic trip, but was happy I stayed here. My room was spotless, quiet and comfortable. The attached restaurant is also excellent. The hotel is in a part of town known for its great nightlife and other amenities. I would definitely stay here again, hopefully with more time to enjoy it!

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

Dear "family_guy_98101" Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Palomar. Sounds like it was a hectic trip and we're happy that when you did "land" for a few hours, that it was at our hotel. We appreciate your kind comments and hope you will be back for a longer stay in the future.... More 

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

You wont be disappointed!!! The bathroom was absolutely amazing! Room 2010 was the one i stayed in and i will be going back to the same one! Service was spot on and quick, always felt important and welcome! Room was spotless to say the least!

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Thank Andrew L
JHH42, General Manager at Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Andrew L We're thrilled to read your awesome comments about the hotel and the service you were provided. This is music to our ears and we're so happy to hear that you will be returning! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for selecting the Palomar for your recent stay. Sincerely, Jim H More 

Helsinki
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for a week; two adults and two kids. The room number was 1403. The room organization was such that after the entrance there was first a living room with a sofa bed on which two kids easily fit, then there was a bedroom for adults and then a bathroom. The kids thus had to pass... More 

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

Dear Tehri C Thank you for you taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback! We appreciate being informed of what worked well in the room and what did not. Please be assured we have shared this with our team. We rely on the feedback of our guests to help us work to improve our service and standards.... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here for one night only. The room was super clean and modern. I do wish there was access to plugs on night stand to charge cell phone. The front desk staff ( junior) was very polite and quite helpful in getting me checked in quickly. I was able to check in a bit earlier too! It is close... More 

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

Dear Dana S Thank you for the great comments and for your note about Junior. We will happily share this with him. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your restaurant experience and that you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Jim H More 

United States
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168 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something great when walking into a Kimpton Hotel. They are a bit eclectic, but with very personable and helpful staff. We pulled up to the hotel, and walked in through a giant, awesome door. Really, I should have taken a picture. It was amazing. Check in was a breeze and we were escorted to our room. It was... More 

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

Dear 729ashleyr Thank you for your great feedback and for sharing your recent experience at the Palomar. We appreciate the kind comments about our associates (or our hotel "family") as we fondly think of the team. We appreciate having some unique features and designs and are happy to hear that you liked the entry-way door (it does have a way... More 

Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EVERYTHING was top notch. Might be the best hotel we've ever experienced from the service to the room to the location. This place will not disappoint. Well, the nightly wine hour could have used a little variety (they served the SAME wine every night) but that may just be a matter of preference on our part. I wish all businesses... More 

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

Dear judyevan We are so honored by your awesome comments-thank you! It is great to read your great review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As for the daily wine we serve, we do periodic rotation of the offerings (just not on a daily basis). We are happy to hear that you joined in on the... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to stay at a Kimpton when there is one available, and this hotel just reinforced why. My husband and I stayed here in July during our birthdays, and we arrived to celebratory cupcakes and drinks. It's those little, personal touches that really make a difference. The room was small, but quite luxuriously furnished and very comfortable. We... More 

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

Dear Jocelin E We're honored that you chose the Palomar for your birthday celebration stay in July! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. And, to know you are a "Kimpton Fan" is "icing on the cake". We appreciate your kind comments. Hopefully, your travel plans bring... More 

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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the front door that lets you know you are on a higher playing field, this hotel is different in the typical Kimpton way. Brian greeted us with a smile at the door to our car and it just got better from there. Front desk upgraded the room because he could, Brian gave us more than one good option... More 

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

Dear Davis I.B. We are thrilled to read your awesome comments and to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Palomar! Thank you for sharing about your experience as well as the personal mention of our staff. We have shared your notes with our entire team and this is a great way to start off our week. We hope you... More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel with rooms typical of what you would find in a 3 or 4 star hotel in Europe. Free wine each evening. The hotel is relatively quiet with a very attentive staff. The downside is the proximity of many homeless

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

Thank you for sharing about your recent stay at the Palomar. We're happy to hear that you joined in the daily social hour located in our lobby area. We appreciate the comments about our staff and you taking the time to commend them and to provide feedback about your visit. Sincerely, Jim H More 

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