Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

San Diego, USA

The hotel

A sanctuary of style and subtlety in SoCal, Hotel Palomar’s both high-design and low-key. Inside, Brazilian walnut and Jerusalem bone limestone are set against calm earthy colours. And luxury features like the wine reception and gym are set against homely touches, like morning hot drinks. Curadero, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, creates a celebration of soulful Mexican street food with mindfully mixed cocktails. The Level Four rooftop pool and lounge features cocktails with a pool menu and downtown views any time of year. And downtown’s your address here, near the Victorian buildings of the shop and restaurant filled Gaslamp district.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Near the Gaslamp district, recognised as the hub of San Diego’s dining, drinking and entertainment spots, the hotel’s within a walk of the Financial District and convention centre. Claiming to have more than 200 restaurants within an 8 block radius, 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

All rooms have a 36” flat-screen TV, WiFi*, alarm clock, honour bar* (with gourmet and organic treats), glass rainforest shower, yoga mat, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, fridge, microwave*, and honour bar restocking* available on request. Deluxe Guestrooms have 1 queen-size or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

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

Skyline View Guestrooms 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.

SaltBox Dining & Drinking (coastal Californian cuisine and cocktails, daily breakfast, happy hour and dinner, weekday lunch, and weekend brunch). SummerSalt Pool Bar (pool food menu by SaltBox, cocktails, and live music from Thu-Sat in summer, with Sat barbecues and Sun DJs). Evening wine hour (hosted, 5:00pm-6:00pm). Morning coffee and tea service. 24-hour room service*. Heated rooftop infinity swimming pool (poolside cabanas, fresh towels and water). 24-hour fitness centre. Nature’s Spa by Jurlique*. In-room spa services*. Kimpton-bespoke bicycles (first come, first served). Kimpton Kids program* (with features like a welcome gift, optional ‘Guppy Love’ fish bowl in room, child-friendly dining, kids’ amenities like mini animal-print bathrobes, 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). Concierge service. Same day laundry/dry cleaning services*. Valet parking $45 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. Discounts for hybrid cars).

*Denotes local charge

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May 15, 2019 Flyer741278

This is a great hotel with a great staff and customer service. I came here for a business trip. I Loved their daily happy hour, great valet staff, concierge, and the overall service in this hotel is Superb!! I'll be back. Thanks Kimpton Palomar San Diego!!
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May 14, 2019 roseanneh665 Glendora, California

They have Happy Hour every night!! Nice touch! The Staff was very attentive! Rooms were clean and nice. I thought the location might be a little noisy but was not at all!! Would stay with them again!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good choice for downtown San Diego

May 14, 2019 Roam03106109735

Describe the service you experienced: Everyone here was very very nice and responsive. The room was SO clean and spotless, and the bed very comfortable. The room service meal was excellent and I also ate once at the restaurant in the hotel, also very good. My last night there, I was awoken at 3 am by new and very noisy guests next door to me. I… Read more
Describe the service you experienced: Everyone here was very very nice and responsive. The room was SO clean and spotless, and the bed very comfortable. The room service meal was excellent and I also ate once at the restaurant in the hotel, also very good. My last night there, I was awoken at 3 am by new and very noisy guests next door to me. I called the front desk and they immediately sent security up, who shut down the noise. What I liked least is that the hotel is right in the center of the city, and my view was the top of other buildings (I didn't realize when I made my reservation that I'd be in this kind of location, but still, this would not prevent me from staying here again). Read less
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May 11, 2019 Lrpeach69 Little Rock, Arkansas

Very nice hotel in a great location. I have zero complaints except the TV needs to be upgraded to allow streaming. Channel selection is poor. And it doesn’t offer HBO which is a deal breaker when Game of Thrones is airing it’s final season. Yeah. I would have stayed elsewhere.
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May 10, 2019 savoux

Juan at the front desk was amazing. So friendly and helpful. The room was clean and I like the snacks they provide in the rooms. The location is perfect and so close to everything. I would definitely stay there again.