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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to first start off that this property is clean and the decor is somewhat of a nice direction. But I have to take points away regarding customer service during my Sunday evening. 15 minutes on hold to only ask about having a vehicle in valet brought around is unreasonable and not professional. There are some other small things... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel and service are the best. We were with priceline so sometimes you don't get treated as well. The front desk staff did not mention we booked with a 3rd party. We checked in got a free glass of champagne and were off to the Reading Terminal Market (go to By George) Hotel room was lovely, bed comfortable, and... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Palomar for a business conference and found myself in a one bedroom spa suite. The room was great, very clean and inviting. The decor was modern and tasteful. Loved the sliding/barn doors. Made use of the spa tub and couldn't have been happier. Wi-fi worked perfectly. Only downside to the room was the bed. Beautiful to look... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Amber A - Thank you for choosing the Palomar! Glad we could help you relax while attending your conference in Philadelphia. It sounds like you hit some of the highlights (cheesesteaks, Walnut Street shopping, Rocky Steps and Liberty Bell - maybe?). We're looking into some options to announce our presence better, but we're confined by some of the business district... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you like to travel with pets, this is the place for you and your furry friends. Pros: Great location! Safe area and great walking distance for touring the city, shopping and grabbing a delicious bite to eat. We walked from the Liberty Bell to the hotel and to/from everything that we did. Again the hotel is in a great... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

TrulyFerrell - Thanks for choosing the Palomar. Hard to beat the Rittenhouse Square location. It's definitely the most popular spot in the city, for two- and four-legged guests. One of the hallmarks of a Kimpton hotel is our pet friendliness. We try to make it well known through our website, noted under amenities, and frequently in the comments here. Sorry... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third business stay at the Palomar. I didn’t think I would be writing another trip advisor report but the service was so excellent I thought it was worthwhile. As my prior reports indicated everything about this hotel is great. I would not consider another hotel in Philly as each stay is better than the last. The room... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

David D - Thank you for continuing to return to the Palomar. Sam, Alfred, and Melissa are all amazing. Their love for interacting with our guests is unbelievable. It honestly feels like they are just here hanging out with friends in a lot of ways. That's the atmosphere we strive for, and they do a great job creating it. We... More 

Aventura, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on an extremely hot weekend. They had wine and champagne in the lobby every evening. The staff is amazing. Assisted with dinner reservations. Special accommodations for the baby and always taking care of the room with extra towels and little snacks and waters. Being a hot summer weekend they were very patient with everyone and I can not... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

infernocouture - Thank you for staying with us. Someone in marketing has billed us as an oasis in the heart of Center City. Beneath the poetry of that lies our goal: keep you relaxed and insulated from the heat, cold, noise, busy-ness that is outside our walls. We're thrilled if we can do that with just a little champagne, wine,... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super location, sincerely friendly staff, comfortable rooms. We trained in from the airport, walked a few minutes from Suburban Station to the Palomar. Staff made us feel welcome immediately. Walked to dinner, breakfast, parks, neighborhoods, historic sites.

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

NWTravelers58349 - Thank you for choosing the Palomar. Philadelphia is a great walking city. Glad to hear you took our preferred mode of transportation for seeing everything in Center City. Hope to see you again soon. Best - Mark PS We also have bikes available to borrow for no additional fee if you want to wander a little further. More 

Kenilworth, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our mid-August stay. The wine hour is a nice touch, as was the "trail mix" bar in the morning and complimentary coffee. Comfortable beds. Clean room. My tip to fellow travelers would be to use a parking app to find cheaper parking. We did as my husband didn't mind the walk to save some money. We like... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Mrs T - Thank you for choosing the Palomar. We pity the fools who can't find some great food in Philadelphia. JJ's is a nice choice, and there are some terrific spots in Chinatown (a 15 minute walk). There are multiple self-park lots within a few blocks of the hotel. If you're planning on parking and leaving your car for... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay at this small chain (Kimpton) whenever I have the chance. I am particularly fond of the Palomar in Philadelphia. They are one of the few dog friendly hotels that I know that REALLY means it and go out of their way to show it. The staff is wonderful and always ask if there is anything they can do... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Frances C - Thank you for continuing to choose Kimpton hotels. We're trying to make it easier on you by adding more properties to the portfolio (Nashville, Sacramento, Charlotte, Palm Springs, and Amsterdam!! are on their way in 2017). And with those of course come new restaurants - many of which aspire to be as great as Square1682 is. We're... More 

Western PA
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights this past week. Great service by staff - shout out to Richard, whom we met first - w/ ease he took care of all our things and the car. Also, Sam and Terrence on the inside- great at their jobs. All 3 professional but also just nice. Easy check- in and an up grade. Breakfast - very... More 

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Mark_HayesPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

WesternPAAndiamo - Thanks for working us into your new Kimpton rotation! I'm not sure where else you have been so far, but the Pittsburgh Monaco and Schofield in Cleveland would be your closest bets. Plus we have a Monaco in Old City Philly as well. The three gentlemen you met here are all great. Sam's an all-star and he's showing... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: $179 - $628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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