This was one of the nicest hotel stays I’ve had, particularly for a business trip. The hallmark of the hotel seemed to be outstanding, personal, over-the-top service and little amenities to make you feel you are getting something extra. Case in point: join their free “In Touch” program and get free internet access and $10 credit in the minibar. Freebies on demand included unusual items such as Tide-to-Go sticks and TSA-compliant quart bags for liquids (complete with instructions on TSA requirements. There was also a nice wine-and-apps gathering each evening at the “living room.”
The bed was comfy, there were plenty of pillows (both foam and feather), and the temperature control worked well, although with 110 degree heat while I was there the AC had to work pretty hard and it wasn’t completely silent.
Speaking of not completely silent…. there’s still a fair bit of construction going on above the 10th floor, and you can hear it. At check-in the clerk noted that I’d requested a quiet room (having read the prior reviews on TripAdvisor), so presumably the noise might be worse elsewhere. It was very faint, more like a dripping faucet, but my room was so quiet otherwise that the distant sound of tapping was noticeable. Although the front desk assured me there was no construction at night, twice I was awakened at 1 a.m. by a sound that sure sounded like hammering in the distance. The good news was, when I asked about the first day, they asked if there was an “I’m sorry” accommodation they could make, then they asked me about it again at checkout – when I said I’d been wakened a second time, they knocked $40 off my bill (my room service charge) to compensate me. Nice!
The hotel is also located in a terrific spot, within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, CVS, Starbucks, Chipotle, the US Airways Center, Chase Field, courthouse, etc., etc. The outdoor pool, overlooking the mountains, is lovely (and a great break from the 110 degree heat!) and the outdoor bar next to the pool was terrific, with lots of seating and good music (and cooling mist sprayers – did I mention the 110 heat?). All in all, I was very pleased with my stay and hope to return soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish Sophistication. Artistic Expression. In constant pursuit of the extraordinary in urban downtown Phoenix. With big-city flair befitting the nation's sixth largest metropolis, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is contemporary, connected, and cosmopolitan. The prime downtown location in the shopping, dining, and nightlife hub known as CityScape positions guests among the best of the city, while upping the ante of upscale style and comfort. Impressively sleek design breathes chic peace and serenity into some of the largest rooms in Phoenix-at least 410 square feet-and takes luxurious comfort to a grand scale in the hotel's suites, spanning up to 1,700 square feet. It's a new frontier of four-star amenities, an ideal setting for guests to contemplate their next inspiring adventure while gazing over the urban landscape and distant mountains. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix's third floor plays host to a stunning and inviting rooftop with a pool, cabanas (all with views of downtown Phoenix), and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar, an open-air bar with local and seasonal specialties. This spectacular perch is where guests and locals soak in the atmosphere, lounge poolside, feast on fresh juice by day and sip a cocktail by night, while reveling in the impeccable, exclusive service. The hotel's tailored environment also lends itself to 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Catering from Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, famous for innovative fare, adds that last delicious detail. Intentionally understated and attracting the driven esthete, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix wraps guests in a sharp, curated atmosphere. ... more less
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