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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
Ranked #43 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Palomar. The front desk was very friendly, especially Christian who check us in and out as well. Since they knew it was my anniversary as well as a graduation trip for my daughter, they put complimentary spirits and fruit plates in each of our rooms along with a congratulatory note. I appreciated that personal touch. I do wish they had their own parking lot instead of having to valet your car every single time, whether you were in for the night or just an hour. The term "walking distance" to people in California might not be the same as what most expect. We did walk to a few restaurants which were several blocks away. Sometimes it was easier to do that than to get the car out and worry about finding a parking spot near the restaurant. It was good exercise nonetheless. The rooms were very nice, beds were comfy. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear MMNielsen,

Congratulations! Not only did your daughter survive college but so did her folks and you must be so proud!

Glad you enjoyed the room and Westwood, come see us again soon!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

When paying almost $300/night, plus $30 daily valet, I expect to at least find a little muffin and juice with the morning coffee, which is OVER at 9 am. Meanwhile, the place has NO VENDING MACHINES, which really put me over the edge. God forbid you get thirsty or hungry, and you may not want to hassle with the valet service and driving, there is absolutely nothing w/in walking distance. This is pure highway robbery, forcing guests into using the high priced room-fridge, which I refuse to do. After 3 days there, I felt dehydrated and starving, between outings in/about UCLA. This place is a wasteland in terms of sustenance, and I will not return. The place was very clean, the staff very professional and gracious. The gym is decent, as well. Beds were very comfy.

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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Muffins, juice & vending machines? Gosh...sounds like we were definitely not what you were looking for. We definitely like to provide a value to our guests, starting with amazing service and ending with our famous wine hour and complimentary coffee in the morning.

There are 2 and 3 star concepts a little further from where we're located that provide limited guest service as well as vending machines and muffins. I am so sorry that our operation wasn't to your liking and would be happy to help suggest accommodations that are more suitable for future visits to the Los Angeles area.

Feel free to contact me directly...

Albert Smith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Where to start?
Location: Excellent location if your plans involve Beverly Hills, Getty Museum, Getty Villa, Santa Monica, WeHo, Museum Row. Excellent location and easy to find regarding LAX. Minutes from 405 and Westwood.
Room: Very comfortable bed, great amenities, spotlessly clean. Great water pressure in the shower. Our room overlooked Wilshire, but noise was not an issue at all.
Hotel: Clean, modern, spacious lobby area. The only downside (and obviously not significant enough to influence my rating) is the pool. Small pool area surrounded by tall buildings. We were aware of this when we booked: a great pool was not the reason why we booked the Palomar Westwood. For those Kimpton guests wanting enhanced pool facilities, maybe reserve a room at the other Kimpton LA location offering a rooftop pool.
Staff: Superb. Valet, housekeeping. concierge, front desk staff, everyone really bends over backwards to make sure your stay is 100%.
Restaurant: Blvd 16. We ate breakfast there the first morning. Very good - surprising for "hotel food". Great bar atmosphere, happy hour, small plates, and bar bites menu. We sampled a few items from the bar bites menu - great taste, portion size, and reasonably priced. I would suggest venturing out into the Westwood area for breakfast - a few blocks away and plenty of breakfast options. We ordered room service twice during our stay. Both times were midnight snacks of milk and cookies. A great room service menu option for late night. Again, reasonable priced and delicious.
Now the things that make Palomar special and unique. Free coffee in the lobby area during the morning - and it is GOOD coffee! Great to take a cup to go, or back to the room while getting ready for the day. Free chilled water in the lobby. Great option if filling one's water bottle to go. Free car service within 3 miles of the hotel (during certain hours). Free wine hour at 5pm. Mingle with other guests, or relax in the lobby. Join the Kimpton In touch rewards - it's imperative! Guests receive free wi-fi, room preferences, and $10 towards the mini-bar. The most personal touch of all was the email I received from the concierge 1 week prior to our stay. I responded to the concierge's request, and as a result, was greeted by a framed 10x8 picture of my chihuahua as I entered the room. The hotel is unbelievable pet friendly, however our chihuahua stayed home (can't fly).
I would definitely select Kimpton again, and the Palomar. I may reserve with the other LA Kimpton hotel just to experience another vibe - each Kimpton property has its own personality in a way.
As for a previous TA comment regarding $35/night parking. It's LA, parking is at a premium. Valet was excellent, the car was safe, and courteous staff, so at least I didn't feel like I was ripped off for $35.

Room Tip: Definitely higher floor. We stayed on the 16th, and had a great view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Chihuahuasmama,

We need to hire you to do marketing for us! From soup to nuts your review highlights all the amazing things about our property from our caring staff to amazing culinary in BLVD.16.

Safe to say we'll see you again the next time you're in LA, right?

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Spent three nights at the Hotel Palomar. Outstanding in every respect. Great room, friendly staff, free coffee, newspapers, and WiFi (for Kimpton loyalty members). I look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Tribeca,

Thanks for spending your time away from the Big Apple with us! As you may already know, we have 4 great Kimpton properties in New York...try em' out if can!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have stayed at the Palomar 3 times and would again. This time we came in for a family matter, with 5 families staying at the hotel. It was a sad time for all of us but you made it easy and with your incrediable staff, everything went smoothly. To the hand written notes to a chance to enjoy each other having a glass of wine, eating together, etc. Can not recommend this hotel enough

Room Tip: I love the rooms higher up
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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Margaret,

I'm glad we were there for you during a tough time for the family...you are in our prayers!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Staying at the Palomar was a wonderful experience. From the time we checked in it till the time we checked out, the staff could not have been kinder. The hotel itself was clean,the bed very comforatble , the staff eager to please. This was the second time we had stayed at the Palomar and would stay there again in a hearbeat. When we got to the hotel there was a lovely note in our room which made us feel very welcome. I was amazed that there is actually a person who did wake up calls. That says a lot. Loved the coffee and tea provided in the morning in the lobby, great touch.we will make it our first choice when we go to LA.

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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Marilyn,

We will never let robots do the job of a caring employee! Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Albert Smith
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is my first stay at the Palomar..have to say, it was pleasant! Rooms are pleasant, comfy bed, excellent shower (road warriors would understand beds and showers) and the staff provide excellent service. Complimentary cocktail hour, and located in a very central area. Gym small but very adequate. I will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Albert S, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Debbie,

Thank you for the review and I agree, our staff is great!!!! If you need more gym space we can get you in at Equinox which is just a few blocks away from us and its a state of the art facility!

See you soon...
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
Address: 10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#9 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#13 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
#18 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#22 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills 4*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood is a stunner of a boutique hotel in Los Angeles’ most vibrantly beautiful neighborhood. Located on Wilshire Boulevard’s Golden Mile, this stylish “Art in Motion” hotel is steps from UCLA, Westwood Village, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. The luxurious guestrooms feature sweeping city views and modern artistic décor. Double Take, our on site restaurant is a stylish, modern American bar and restaurant for guests to enjoy fresh and flavorful cuisine using local sustainable products. ... more   less 
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