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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

After a long day of traveling, being able to be welcomed at my hotel and then have fruit, nuts, and lemon infused water wating for me in my room was exactly what I needed. And having a yoga mat and a running map available to encourage good habits was even better. Like other Kimpton hotels, the desk is set up to be exactly what I need to get work done, and the rest of the room is perfect for relaxing when I'm done. And the food from room service was also outstanding.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Runhack,

Thanks for your continued loyalty. I'm thrilled to see you found th rooms comfortable and the staff welcoming. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Regards,
James
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Location is wonderful, right in the middle of everything. The Palomar is a beautiful, lively and hip hotel, with a great vibe. Staff is warm and welcoming, and the rooms are well-appointed, although some are a bit on the small size.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Runhack,

Thank you for your continued loyalty. I'm thrilled to see you found the rooms comfortable and the staff welcoming.

See you again soon,
James
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Yet another wonderful stay at the Palomar in Philly. This was our second time here, and once again, we were thrilled with our room and service. We booked a Spa King Room, which was perfect and very quiet. The front desk was very accommodating with a very early check in. Beers, chocolate covered strawberries and cake was a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday once we came back from an all day outing. Ariella and Austin from concierge were very helpful. We will be back in May and can't wait!!! We have stayed in Kimpton hotels in NYC, BLT and PHL, and we are always VERY pleased.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Edelweiss40,

You're part of the Family! Thank you for loving us as much as we love you! See you in May :)

James
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great hotel in downtown Philadelphia right in the middle of everything. Close to great restaurants and all the historical attractions. Front desk staff are great very inviting, the room was nice a little small but comfortable. Would defiantly stay their again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Peter K,

Thanks for the feedback. We certainly appreciate your business and recommendation. See you next time!

Best,
James
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Everything about this Kimpton is exceptional; the rooms are clean and comfortable, location is great, and the staff is terrific. They accommodated our request to be on the same floor, and we were made to feel welcome. The staff greeted us every morning, remembering our plans to see the Flower Show & Barnes, and gave us excellent suggestions for restaurants nearby. This boutique hotel group is growing - it's easy to see why.

Room Tip: We were on the 18th floor - very quiet
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Susan M,

Thank you for the exceptional review! What a great weekend you had with the Flower Show and Barnes! We'd love to continue to be your home away from home during your weekends in Philly!

Cheers,
James
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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187 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

From our first experience booking our trip till the farewell email the staff at the Hotel Palomar wowed us! Not only is their attention to detail great (hot chocolate upon check in, hula hoops in the workout room, yoga mats in the closet and funky robes) the service was served with a warm smile. I've been to many star hotels that are courteous, but not warm. The Palmoar exceeded our expectations. Beds are super comfy. Location can't be beat. We walked almost everywhere. Ate at the restaurant twice (dinner in a private room and breakfast downstairs) Food and service was exceptional. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Mary L
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Mary L,

Thank you for writing such an awesome review of your experience! I'm thrilled to see we were able to create such great memories for you and your family. Can't wait to have another shot!

See you soon,
James
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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is my second review of the Palomar, but I'm writing again, as the last one is almost two years old. There are two Kimpton Hotels in Philly - both have luxurious rooms and above and beyond staff members, but are situated in different parts of the city. One (the Monaco) is in Old City, close to lots of historic attractions. The Palomar is steps from world-class shopping and dining of the downtown.

The purpose of the review is because we have made it a point to stay at Kimpton hotels because we know what we can count on (see paragraph 1). But one thing that sets Kimpton apart is that they offer a rewards program that gives you a free night for 10 stays. And we redeemed our free night last week.

On a Saturday.

In an upgraded room.

For free.

You read that right. This is one of those "no strings attached" rewards programs where not only do you get the reward, but an upgrade if it's available.

This is a hotel chain that knows how to say, "We value that you've chosen us, and we want you to do it again and again."

And we will!

Room Tip: The corner suites are wonderful if you have children and would like a separate sitting area after th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
FlipFlopFolks,

This review made me smile! Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories of your experience. Come back soon - it's almost time for flip flops!

Best,
James
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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
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Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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