I read up on tripadvisor and did my research and was able to book a low rate a few months ago. When i was able to find a lower rate I contacted the manager Stephen and he was able to provide a price match for the lower rate. Stephen was very helpful with my reservation, I appreciated his attentiveness!
We arrive around 2pm saturday and score a perfect parking spot right in front of the hotel, so we dont have to pay the $32 for valet parking!
We go to our room which winds up being #1618 and its next to the ice machine and very close to the elevator. Try to ask for a room away from the elevators, as the "ding ding" noise when it stops on the floor is loud enough to hear in the room. It woke me up a couple of times and i thought it was an alien spaceship lol.
Wine hour was not in the lobby/living room like all the other kimpton properties I have patroned, but instead in the restaurant. So we enter and head to grab some Sangria and then the guy serving snobbishly asks us for our room keys! I pull it out and show him and he pours us some Sangria. Lo and behold, as more guests arrive, NONE of them are asked for their room key. I'd hate to think it was due to our age or our race, but LA is known to be snobby and stuck up, and I could expect this at Les Deux but not at a hotel!
Restaurant had a happy hour for appetizers so we ordered some sliders and calimari, which were both very good. I would try a meal at the Blvd 16 restaurant if we come back.
Checked out the pool area and its really small, so dont have high expectations coming in.
Room was pretty nice, TV had lots of channels, was able to catch a boxing match on HBO and the nba playoff game. The View was nice, we were on 16th floor so you could see a ways a way.
Only 2 minor issues in that it took a week or so for the difference in the lower rate to be applied to my credit card and a few days after check out I checked my statement and I had been billed for something from the bar. We did not take anything from the honor bar, and so had to call the property. Josue said he would take away the charge, but 2 weeks later, it was still there, so I had to call accounting and leave a voicemail, which has yet to be returned. Hopefully it will get taken care of shortly.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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