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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
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#17 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Irishstud wrote a review Oct 17
Indianapolis78 contributions17 helpful votes
Love Kimpton hotels as they are usually trendy, comfortable, and offer a free wine hour. This Hotel Palomar was in a great location near lots of good restaurants/bars and shopping. My only complaint was the bathroom wall paper had stains on it and the vent was rusty and full of dirt which was disgusting. Should do more detailed cleaning for such a nice hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
LGC & JCFC wrote a review Jul 2021
White Plains, New York266 contributions171 helpful votes
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Hotel- Kimpton Hotel Palomar PHL Date- 3july2020 until 6july2020 (3 nights) Overall: 5/5. Excellent. This was our second experience at this property, and it went very well. The accommodations exceeded our expectations, the staff was friendly and engaging, housekeeping was effective, and adequate meal options were available. The location is unbeatable for the city center. Rewards Club Recognition- 5/5. Excellent. We were verbally thanked for our loyalty, and our room was upgraded. 600 welcome bonus points and a $10 ‘Raid-the-Bar’ Food & Beverage Credit were both provided. A late checkout was proactively offered for our tier of loyalty, and a welcome amenity of 2 large waters, a milk chocolate bar, and a small bag of pretzel bites and candy were all offered. We felt like valued guests at this property. Staff- 5/5. Excellent. We were checked into the property by Ashley, and she was a true delight. She was efficient, yet thorough, as she covered the hotel amenities such as the social/wine hour, the morning coffee service, the housekeeping modifications, and the restaurant. In addition, Emily was informative and fun to interact with. We would come back to the property just to visit with these two again! Property Appearance & Maintenance- 4/5. Very good. Opportunities: Elevators, sinks, touch up paint. Exterior- 5/5. The exterior was crisp and clean, even though there was high foot traffic by guests and passersby alike. The hotel was appropriately branded, and the valet station and personnel were visible and eager to help guests. Interior- 3/5. The hotel is in relatively good shape but having only two of four elevators that work in a hotel this size is a huge drawback when so many guests are not yet ready to share small elevators. Increasingly impatient guests queued up in long lines in the lobby and on the floors and wait times could be excessive during busy times (morning, checkout time, check-in time, etc.). The lobby is stylish and clean, and the hallway walls and carpet were in good repair. Décor was eye catching. All corridor lighting was functional. Some scuffs were present on the baseboards, both in the hallways (on the bottom of the doors to the rooms, especially) and in the rooms, which could be easily remedied. Our sink also did not drain very effectively. The window covering for the shower room does not close; minor repairs may be needed to the roman shade. Accommodations- 5/5. Excellent. We were assigned a “Cityview Spa 1 King Bed” room. The room was exactly as advertised. It contained the usual furnishings (bed, table, chair, sofa, some additional seating, a tv, a minifridge, etc.), and everything was in good repair. The carpet was clean and the bathroom spacious. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub, but minor stains detract from its appeal. From our previous experiences at this property, we can say that the smaller rooms do not offer such spacious bathrooms. Overall, the room was very pleasing and worth paying slightly more than one would for a smaller room. Housekeeping- 4/5. Very good. The room was well prepared. The bedding was clean, as were the carpets. All tabletops and bathroom surfaces showed evidence of a thorough cleaning. The only area worth further attention is the grout in the bathroom; far too much of it is molding. A high intensity cleaner or bleach could resolve this without substantive effort; worse sections may need the attention of maintenance/engineering. Pool/Gym- 4/5. Very good. The fitness center has re-opened, and an ice machine is again online for guest use. There is no pool at this property. Breakfast/Meal Options- 5/5. Excellent. The restaurant, Square 1684, is open and serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The menu is reasonably sized and offers a variety of options. We tried a breakfast sandwich and a pork dish, the Philly Special; both exceeded expectations. In addition, the hotel has set up a ‘bodega’ which contains all the usual minibar items. The signature evening social/wine hour proceeds per usual in the lobby, as does the morning coffee service. We felt there were plenty of options for us in the hotel. Of course, there were lots and lots of restaurants nearby. Laundry- not evaluated. No laundry bag or pricing sheet was present in the closet. Computer/Printer/WiFi- 5/5. Excellent. Connecting to WiFi was simple, and streaming was smooth. There are no computers, faxes, or printers available for use, but the front desk staff will happily offer to help with select office services. Other- First, the social password was good for either an extended checkout (1:30pm), a bottle of wine, an alcoholic lemonade, or a variety of other options. We chose a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. This was very nice. Second, the doors to the rooms in this hotel do slam, and when the hotel is busy, it can be a nonstop banging in the hallways, day and night; to reduce the disturbance and prevent long term damage to the door latches and frames, an anti-slam product should be considered.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Cityview Spa 1 King Bed' rooms are much nicer than the smaller sized rooms; they are well...
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David Graham wrote a review Oct 3
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This hotel has a fine location, within walking distance of many excellent coffee shops, restaurants, the Reading Terminal Market food court, and clothing or shoes stores; it is only a bit more than a mile away from Independence National Historical Park, with the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Carpenters' Hall, The National Constitution Center, etc. The rooms are clean, there are towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, ice bucket, cups, big screen television, wifi capability, comfortable beds, small refrigerator, and a nice, hot shower. The rooms were quiet, with no traffic noise, so we rested well while there. The hotel is pet friendly - we saw several dogs in the lobby during our stay. Parking is a bit of a challenge: there is only curb space for a few cars in front of the hotel, so on arrival for check-in we saw no space to stop. We thus had to drive around the block once until one car left so as to open up a spot, allowing us to park and then enter the hotel to check in. We paid the $58/night valet parking. When the time came to leave, despite having the front desk call the Valet service and my sending a text to the parking service, it took over 45 minutes - plus repeated inquiries and promptings at both the Valet stand and the front desk - to finally have our car brought to us. So for this reason, the hotel gets four stars, not five. Despite the poor parking service, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would have no problem staying there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Groupworker wrote a review Sep 2021
St louis MO188 contributions82 helpful votes
Very much what I would consider a mid-range hotel and prices obviously fluctuate with demand. Pros: helpful front desk staff person who immediately switched my room when I complained about a moldy smell. I also appreciated being able to get in with an early arrival. Fun elevator decorations Great location Pleasant lobby with flavored water all times of day and free wine late afternoons. My room felt clean. Con: Room was tiny, including the bathroom. Bed is very soft. I was told at first in person it was sold out and started to book a different hotel, but then while in their lobby pulled up hotels.com and rooms were available. I understand how those sites work and the hotel didn’t have access to book those rooms, but he could have said, we’re sold out, but you might find a room through one of our partner sites. Bathtub - not a shower-stall as most newer or updated hotels have these days. Also, curtain had a tear. Just little things that set nicer hotels apart from average.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Melissa M wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend and it was exactly the vibe that we were looking for: modern, comfortable, and perfectly located. I lived a couple of blocks away for two years and the location can’t be beat. More importantly, everyone we interacted was super nice and welcoming. In fact, we came back a day after checking out and asked to leave our bags there while we explored. They accommodated the ask and we were so thankful for the great service. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$193 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCity Center West
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Nearby attractions include Escape the Room Philly (0.1 miles), One Liberty Observation Deck (0.1 miles), and Rittenhouse Square (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gran Caffe L'Aquila, Butcher and Singer, and Lacroix at The Rittenhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.