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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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Raleigh, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the night of my arrival, after checking in, I had an accident outside of the hotel when I went to explore. I fell and had many cuts to my hands. I came back inside the hotel for help and I am so thankful Micheal was working. He quickly gathered supplies and cleaned all my cuts and bandaged me up....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Manager George and his staff were unbelievably helpful. First time at a Kimpton hotel but if this is the standard I will make sure they are a hotel brand I go back to! The social hour is a good way to meet others

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Hi "Janet" Thank you so much for the nice comments about George and I have happily shared your notes with him. It is grea to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully, will be visiting more of our Kimpton hotels (we love hearing that). If you come back this way, please make sure you visit us again! Sincerely, Jim...

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Palomar was wonderful. We stayed two nights in a King Skyline Corner Balcony room and it was to die for. I highly recommend it. It was huge and had wall to wall windows and a massive balcony to enjoy the sweeping views of the city and ocean. The closet was AMAZING. Seriously huge and they hang robes for you...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Boopbabe23 What a way to start our day! Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay. We appreciate all the details and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the Palomar to others (music to our ears)! Happy New Year and we hope to see you again in 2017! Again,...

American Canyon, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family stayed here for 3 nights and everyone love the hotel from my grand daughters 2 and 4 to all the adults.The hotel is very convenient to everything. All the staff are very friendly and accommodating from the valet staff, bellmen, front desk and etc..... The room are very wide and very clean. the shower is very unique first...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Janet D We're honored that your family chose the Palomar for your recent stay and thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed the hotel. Your comments are very much appreciated. Hopefully, your plans will bring you back to San Diego and we hope you will visit us again. Thank you for your time and sharing about your experience. Sincerely,...

Napa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for three nights to celebrate my daughter's 21 birthday. We were upgraded to a two room corner suite, it was gorgeous. We had a problem with a few things being dirty when we checked, they swiftly had someone clean it and comped our drinks, very over and above. The location is great, close to many restaurants and the...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Impacey Thank you for choosing the Palomar to celebrate your daughter's 21st birthday. What a special occasion and we're happy to hear that it worked out well for you to take in the local area. I'm sorry for the snafu when you checked into your room and we do appreciate your patience in this matter. We're thrilled to know...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I only stayed here for one night, so we didn't get to experience it for long. the location and lobby décor is great. the massive swinging front door to the lobby is...interesting. looks cool, but not very intuitive or user friendly. they have complimentary coffee in the lobby every morning, but only keep it out until 9am...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear deeds947 Thank you for taking the time to share detailed feedback regarding your recent stay at the Palomar. We regret to hear that aspects of the guestroom was not as comfortable to you and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. I'm sorry we were not able to provide a late check-out and any miscommunication and...

Oakhurst, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with modern style decorating. The main entrance is a massive bronze door balanced in the middle. The restaurant downstairs is undergoing construction but in the meanwhile they have a small bar set up in the lobby and people mingled here before heading to the many pubs and restaurants of the gas lamp quarter. House of Blues is next...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Tim S We're happy to hear you enjoyed the hotel and thank you for sharing about the various features and amenities. Our location being steps away from the Gaslamp provides a close hub to take in the downtown night life, shopping, restaurants etc and we're glad to know that it worked well for your visit to SD! Thank you...

austin texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a really good deal to stay in a suit for $200 a night, in what was supposedly more like a $1000 a night room. Mattress was uneven and bothered my husband. Fold out couch where my toddler slept was the most uncomfortable mattress- could feel all the springs. Pool was nice. Good location. Lots of places to eat...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Katherine G We appreciate you taking the time to share about your recent stay. I'm sorry to hear that the mattresses were not comfortable to your family. We certainly strive to provide our guests with an awesome experience and that includes a restful night's sleep. We're pleased to know that the location worked well for you to take in...

Port Moody, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar. Great central location that's walking distance to everything. The staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Kudos to Martha in Housekeeping who was outstanding. We inadvertently left our passports in the safe and we received a call within an hour of checkout letting us know. Martha again helped us out!

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear SheenaQ We're thrilled to read your nice comments and so glad to hear that you loved your stay (that is such a great way to start our day). I'll happily share your kind notes with Martha and her managers. It is nice of you to take the time to give a "shout-out" to her and our Palomar team. If...

California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is clean. The hotel has friendly and thorough cleaning staff. The parking valets are friendly enough but didn't seem to recognize us even though we stayed five days. The front desk staff wasn't too friendly either. Unlike the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago where we were greeted every time we left or returned the hotel, the Palomar San Diego...was...

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JHH42, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Rubten Thank you for taking the time to share and provide feedback about your recent stay. We appreciate knowing what worked well as well as any areas where we did not hit the mark "spot-on". We appreciate the kind comments and also want to apologize for any inconvenience of the restaurant being closed during renovations. We are serving breakfast...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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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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Address: 1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: RM701 - RM1,768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego 4.5*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Se Hotel San Diego
San Diego Se Hotel
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Business Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#23 Green Hotel in San Diego
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“Get the skyline corner balcony room, it's amazing. Wall to wall windows, huge room, amazing balcony.”
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 of 5 bubbles Boopbabe23, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“any rooms is fine it depends on the person”
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“A balcony is nice, but beware the north side that faces the trolley station.”
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“Great poolarea”
 of 5 bubbles MikaelM749, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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