After travelling down the Pacific Coast Highway on our road-trip honeymoon, Hotel Palomar in San Diego was our final stop. The team there certainly ensured we ended our trip on a high!
Upon early check-in (we hadn't told them we would be early and offered to just drop off our bags), we were delighted to learn they had upgraded us to one of their 19th floor apartments (the hotel has 20 floors). The concierge joked it was one of their smaller rooms! After also providing us with a $25 voucher towards a treatment at their 3rd floor (taken up and very much enjoyed), and also a $10 voucher towards the mini bar we were good to go and check out our room.
Ah-mazing! It wasn't a room, it was an apartment just as they had said. A luxury master bedroom with ensuite (TV in the mirror), living room, kitchen, and tiny tiny second bedroom (which housed a telephone!), Gilbert, one of the lovely team there told us that at one point these rooms had been intended as residential condos, but were now part of the hotel, available to lucky guests.
It didn't stop there - a huge balcony and wrap around floor to ceiling windows provides guests with a highly impressive view of San Diego, right down to the Ocean. We didn't want to leave.
Shortly after arriving in our room, we were surprised with a further knock on the door - champagne and fresh fruits in honour of our honeymoon, courtesy of the hotel, with a lovely congratulations card.
Basically we were spoilt and we can't recommend this hotel highly enough! We even had our San Diego based friends come in for drinks so we could share our excitement and view with them too! They were equally impressed.
We had breakfast in one morning (courtesy of Ralph's deli, nearby for stocking up on essentials and wine). We also had breakfast at the Saltbox restaurant. Fantastic food, wonderful service, and appropriate pricing.
The hotel also has a dog who was just gorgeous, and I am not a dog person.
Big thanks for the team there. It meant so much for our honeymoon to end on such a high. Next time we're in San Diego we'll be coming back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Se Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Se Hotel