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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Ranked #6 of 89 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and I visited the hotel for our "Mini-Moon" and could not have been more impressed. From the valet, to the check in, to check out, I cannot think of one thing I would have asked to have been done better! We arrived at the hotel late on a Friday afternoon, and were quickly checked in. I had mentioned on the phone when confirming reservations that it was our mini honeymoon and upon arrival we were congratulated by the staff, a very nice touch. Our room, although a little small, was great. Very clean, modern, and with cool decor. The staff left a bottle of champagne chilling along with a few chocolate covered strawberries which was very much a surprise, but one of the many little things that separate this hotel from others we have stayed. We did stop in the bar a few times and the staff was very friendly and attentive. A nice crowd was there and it had a really cool, classy vibe. We really had a great time and were treated like royalty. We will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: The queem city view room we had was great, but not much of a view. The bathroom is a little tiny so...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Cachookie,

Congrats!! Thanks for allowing us to take care of you during such a special weekend. Glad too see the staff was able to make it special for you. Our bar, Square1682 is certainly a great spot - in fact, this week USA Today voted us "Best Hotel Bar"!

See you soon,
James

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The welcome, room and everything about this hotel was superb! Plus we got our own goldfish in our room that we named Rocky (after Rocky statue at the Art Museum) and now is home with us as the staff was so great to get him something to transport him in! Great neighborhood!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Stacey B,

I'm thrilled to read you and the kids enjoyed your stay with us! Hopefully Rocky is still doing well! We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back again soon, Adrian is waiting!

Kind Regards,

James

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had stayed at a couple of hotels in Philadelphia and this was by far our favorite. Though the rooms were on the smaller side, the style and décor was fresh and modern, and very clean. Even the lobby and hallways were thoughtfully decorated and had quiet but upbeat music playing. Staff was attentive and the bar featured a few amazing signature cocktails. Would certainly stay again!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Dear FuMandySkeeto,

I'm so pleased to read we're at the top of your Philly favorites! Thanks for writing such an awesome review of the Palomar and of Square1682. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Thanks,
James

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

After a few bad hotel experiences on a long business trip, got to really enjoy the Hotel Palomar as an Inner Circle member. Valet was very crowded and busy, especially considering it has a small area in front of the hotel to work in, but service was otherwise superb. The Inner Circle amenities waiting in my room were wonderful, including some of the best cookies I've ever eaten in my life! I wanted to ask where they got the peanut butter cookies from and forgot to do so before I left. Oh well.

I was upgraded to a King spa room, which had an enormous jetted tub that I wanted to take home with me. Bed was a little firm for my tastes, but still comfortable enough that I wasn't complaining. The hotel's only ice machine was located in the fitness center, which made for some weird looks from people running on the treadmill. In all, though, these are minor issues with an otherwise-excellent hotel that I would absolutely go back to in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank latrell1
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Hi latrell1,

First and foremost, thanks so much for your continued loyalty to Kimpton. Secondly, coming from someone that stays in Hotels 45+ room nights per year, this great review means alot to us. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and can't wait to welcome you back again!

The cookies - they're from our neighbors, Insomnia Cookies. We also think they're super delicous and love to share them with our favorite guests!

See you soon,

James

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

On my second night here right now. The location's brilliant and the attention to detail in the spacious room in this boutique hotel is excellent. Every evening between 5pm and 6pm, there's a gathering of guests with free wine and popcorn - something the Kimpton Hotels all do, I believe.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Martin F,

Thanks for your recommendation! We're thrilled you're enjoying your stay and our city. Perhaps I'll run into you at wine hour, I'd love to say thanks for your business in person!

Best,
James

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

An excellent hotel located near Rittenhouse Square, in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. It is an easy walk to most tourist sites and convenient to shopping. City Hall is just a few blocks away and the museums on Ben Franklin Blvd. are an easy stroll. If you are brave enough, you can venture forth on one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles. The staff is superb in every way, the rooms are spacious and well appointed. Don't miss the afternoon wine reception! You really can't do much better than this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Hi Kdh1716,

Thanks for writing such a great review! We're so pleased to read you enjoyed your visit. Glad you got to take such great advantage of the hotel and the city. Come back and see us soon!

James

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar in July, 2013 along with 80 or so of our close friends, all in town for my daughter's wedding. The staff at this hotel bent over backwards to exceed our expectations at every turn. From the front desk to the valets and doormen, to the restaurant staff and room service folks, to the housekeepers, and especially to Kevin D. who I worked with to secure rooms for such a large group - everyone was accommodating, friendly and way more than helpful. The hotel location is great, right in the middle of the city. There are restaurants everywhere and easy access to many of Philly's best attractions. The rooms were comfortable, the lobby beautifully decorated, and the restaurant food was excellent as well. Their nightly wine reception was an added plus. We loved it here as did all of our guests and will stay here everytime we are in Philadelphia.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Katalisu
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Hi Katalisu,

We can't thank you enough for selecting Hotel Palomar for your wedding block. It is our pleasure to host you over such a special occasion. We are pleased to read everything went well across all departments and I personally can't wait to share this feedback with the team. Come back and see us soon.

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James

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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 89 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range: $214 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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 
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