Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

With an A-list address in Westwood, bordering Beverly Hills, the Palomar’s a microcosm of all that’s great in LA: the laid-back poolside living; the celeb-worthy design details; the new trend of sustainable cooking. Here you don’t just visit LA, you live it. Its sense of style infuses every space, but nowhere more so than at the pool, where an al fresco lounge features comfy cushioned seating and a fireplace. Double Take serves up unfussy, market-inspired snacks, salads and entrées that shine with Southern California ingredients. Bookending each day, the complimentary morning refreshments and evening wine hour remind you this is the land of indulgence; while the free 24-hour gym’s wall of windows looks out onto Wilshire Boulevard, so you don’t miss any sightseeing.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the cool Westwood neighbourhood of LA, just a few blocks from UCLA, the hotel’s a 10-minute walk from a selection of museums and galleries, including MOCA and The Getty Center. Close to Beverly Hills, it’s only a short drive from its world-renowned restaurants and shopping strips, including Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Center. You’re also just a few miles’ drive from Santa Monica, with its beach and more casual dining scene. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport: 20 minutes to 1 hour (depending on time of day).

Hotel information

267 rooms. All have 50” flat-screen LCD TV with cable, WiFi*, honour bar* (with gourmet and organic snacks), yoga mat, pillow menu, hairdryer, bathrobes, and umbrella. Deluxe Guestrooms have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premier Guestrooms have views of Wilshire Boulevard, chaise-lounge style window seats, and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Skyline View Guestrooms have sweeping views of LA, chaise-lounge style window seats, and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Double Take (breakfast and dinner). Evening wine hour (hosted, 5:00pm-6:00pm, live music on selected evenings). Morning coffee and tea service. Heated outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. Kimpton-bespoke bicycles (first come, first served). Kimpton Kids program* (child-friendly dining, kids’ amenities like hula hoops in fitness rooms, babysitting, cribs, equipment rental from strollers to scooters, and child safety kits from nightlights to playpens). WiFi*. ‘Forgot It? We’ve Got It’ service (for essential travel items from mobile chargers to hair straighteners). 24-hour room service*. Concierge service. Same day laundry/dry-cleaning services*. Electric car charging stations. Valet parking $44 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 1, 2022 Busine_Traveler123

Hotel said it would cancel my reservation. Afterwards, it charged me and cited a 72 hour cancellation policy, even though I never stayed there. The manager went out of her way to be rude. I will never stay at a Kimpton again.
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Apr 14, 2022 523barbaraf Scottsdale, Arizona

We love the Kimpton brand of hotels. This started out wonderfully with a nice room and great location. It went downhill quickly with no water pressure Sunday morning and then again on Monday when we were leaving for a 7 hour drive. Maddening development. After speaking to the front desk and in communication with the managers I was disappointed in… Read more
We love the Kimpton brand of hotels. This started out wonderfully with a nice room and great location. It went downhill quickly with no water pressure Sunday morning and then again on Monday when we were leaving for a 7 hour drive. Maddening development. After speaking to the front desk and in communication with the managers I was disappointed in how they dealt with this issue. It was great to have some things removed but in reality how could those things make up for not having a shower in the morning. I was hoping to have this solved without a review of a property that I like but did not happen. I will not return to that hotel and already have had 2 friends change their reservations. All of this could have been avoided if they told us ahead of the pressure problem and answered my email message from two days ago. Very disappointing. Read less
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Apr 11, 2022 Myrna M Saint Louis, Missouri

Great hotel, great location. I was able to walk to rodeo drive. The coast was only a 20 min drive. The happy hour was such a great addition, and the bars game room was a nice touch too. The truffle fries at the bar were really good. Room was clean, up to date. Would stay here again!
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Jan 21, 2022 jimnick Montecito, California

This hotel is a really nice combination of style size location price and comfort. The lobby is stylish and pretty with an easy pull off area to get out of your Uber without traffic. The people who you meet and deal with at the hotel are all friendly and helpful and easy to get answers. The room is nicely decorated with some seasonal touches for… Read more
This hotel is a really nice combination of style size location price and comfort. The lobby is stylish and pretty with an easy pull off area to get out of your Uber without traffic. The people who you meet and deal with at the hotel are all friendly and helpful and easy to get answers. The room is nicely decorated with some seasonal touches for fashion, the views are just OK but you're in Beverly Hills and you are looking out over Beverly Hills house tops so don't expect a spectacular. The room size is large upgraded to a superior or or Deluxe not sure shower bathroom is comfortable the bed was great as were the amenities overall. Well priced great location hotel that's quiet with nice people. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fine for business or a quick stay

Jan 11, 2022 passionwithpurpose Los Angeles, California

This hotel was a transactional stay for me. It was a place to stay for one night after I landed from a flight. That said, the person at the front desk, Jennifer, was very helpful during check in and even sent a coffee machine up to my room right away when I asked at check in (bonus points for how quickly she got this handled). They have a… Read more
This hotel was a transactional stay for me. It was a place to stay for one night after I landed from a flight. That said, the person at the front desk, Jennifer, was very helpful during check in and even sent a coffee machine up to my room right away when I asked at check in (bonus points for how quickly she got this handled). They have a strange thing where they charge a resort fee of about $35 of which $15 can be used for a little mini sundry shop at the front desk and/or cover parking. The room was average and was noisy (being right in Wilshire Blvd). It is a bit of a strange location unless you are there for business or to be near UCLA. Overall, the hotel was fine (a little better than I expected), though I wouldn’t rush to stay here again unless I had a meeting in the area. Read less