Kimpton Alma

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

We love the chill out spaces at this chic hotel. Firstly there’s the Palomar’s lobby living room where you’ll find the evening drinks reception and morning hot drinks. You should also try the soulful Mexican street food at Curadero, the hotel’s flagship restaurant — the cocktails are good here too. At the outdoor rooftop pool and lounge there’s more cocktails, plus a pool menu and great views of downtown. Talking of downtown, if you want to stroll out, you’re near the shop and restaurants of the Victorian Gaslamp District and an easy walk to the waterfront.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Near the Gaslamp district, a hub of dining, drinking and entertainment spots, and within a walk of the Financial District. It is also surrounded by theatres, galleries, museums, and live music venues, and is 2 blocks from Westfield Horton Plaza, a 5 tier open-air shopping mall.

Hotel information

211 rooms. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, WiFi*, alarm clock, honour bar* (with gourmet and organic treats, restocked on request), glass rainforest shower, yoga mat, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Fridges* and microwaves on request*. Deluxe Rooms have 1 queen-size or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with Two Double Beds have large windows, and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premier Rooms with One King Bed have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Skyline View Rooms with One Queen or King Bed are on floors 16-20, and have large windows, partial San Diego or pool deck view, and 1 queen-size or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Skyline Corner Studio Balcony Rooms with King Bed have a corner location giving wider views of San Diego, a balcony, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Curadero (vibrant Mexican street food and cocktails, daily breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour). Level Four Pool Deck and Lounge (summertime bar serving light bites, cocktails, and music). Arriba Room (hang-out lounge above Curadero, with vintage arcade games, foosball and pool tables) Evening wine hour. Morning coffee and tea service. Heated rooftop infinity pool. 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. Kimpton-bespoke bikes (first come, first served). WiFi*. ‘Forgot It? We’ve Got It’ service (essential travel items, from chargers to straighteners). 24-hour room service*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Valet parking $53 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. Discounts for hybrid cars).

This hotel has a resort fee of $30 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Hotel Bird Scooter access + $5 credit per stay - $10 daily food & beverage credit to be used in The Café or The Desmond restaurant - Two aluminum bottled waters (recyclable & reusable) in your room upon arrival - PressReader Access - Upgraded Wi-Fi speed throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices (Normally a $14.99 charge) - Business printing services & package handling (please see the Do You Offer Business Printing Services & Package Handling FAQ for more details). Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.  

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Nice Boutique Hotel

May 20, 2024 RDV21 Merrimac, Massachusetts

Room was small but comfortable and well-designed to make good use of the space. We were upgraded to a balcony room but there was no outdoor furniture on the balcony and not much of a view. The neighborhood is a bit dodgy especially at night - the only reason we may not return. All staff were friendly and attentive. Dinner at The Desmond was top… Read more
Room was small but comfortable and well-designed to make good use of the space. We were upgraded to a balcony room but there was no outdoor furniture on the balcony and not much of a view. The neighborhood is a bit dodgy especially at night - the only reason we may not return. All staff were friendly and attentive. Dinner at The Desmond was top notch. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

May 20, 2024 Navigate23364278815

I had a wonderful stay this past weekend. SUPER comfortable bed/bedding, great bar, amenities, atmosphere, and customer service overall ! They were super attentive and had free wine in the evening! The only thing I would’ve liked is better black out curtains but 10/10 experience overall 😊
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May 20, 2024 Allen M

The room was cleaned and well kept and the bed was extremely comfortable, the decor was very modern which I liked, I would definitely stay here again Shoutout to Gabriel who was on the lobby Bar Sat night 5/18, Guy was a great bartender, friendly and provided great service
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May 20, 2024 caroceli Quito, Ecuador

Comfy bed, great breakfast, amazing people at the front desk and around the entire hotel. Excellent location. I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights for a business trip. We were a group of 12 people and we all were pleases with the hotel amenities. It is a clean hotel and it is perfect for long or short stays
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel with amazing Staff!

May 19, 2024 Keisha M

Robby and staff were amazing! Hotel was beautiful. Restaurant was amazing too. Would definitely stay again. Great location for night entertainment and dinner. Loved the rainforest shower head. Valet staff were awesome! Awesome wine tasting and barista selections!