Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

San Diego, USA

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

  • 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, 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).

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay. Stayed overnight before our cruise.

Mar 11, 2020 59lanaw North Bend, Washington

It was a great place to stay for the night before our cruise! Friendly people and love the fact that you can text questions etc. Great food in the restaurant and great location! Would recommend and stay again.
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Mar 9, 2020 Clarke F Wes Hollywood, United States

Traveling with family, we decided to stay at the Kimpton and are so happy we did. The hotel itself is very centrally located and walkable. We didn’t miss having a car on this trip. The hotel itself is very nice and the room was very spacious. The staff was all nice and friendly, but KJ at the front desk stood out to me as he consistently was… Read more
Traveling with family, we decided to stay at the Kimpton and are so happy we did. The hotel itself is very centrally located and walkable. We didn’t miss having a car on this trip. The hotel itself is very nice and the room was very spacious. The staff was all nice and friendly, but KJ at the front desk stood out to me as he consistently was so nice and kind to us about everything we needed. My one minor note is that when we had requested some toiletries, we requested items (deodorant, toothbrush, razor and shaving cream). First just the deodorant as delivered, then when we asked for the other two, only the toothbrush came, but we got the razor after a third request. While this might sound a tad tedious, it didn’t put a dent in what was otherwise a spectacular stay. It was clearly just a slight hiccup. One of the highlights was the on site restaurant Curadero. Normally I’m not a big fan of hotel restaurants but we decided to check it out due to the fact that we got $10 daily restaurant credit in our daily hotel service charge. Boy am I glad we did. The space was cool, and the food was terrific, but the service was absolutely wonderful (thanks Dani and Richard!), so much so that we visited three nights in a row! I am so happy to have found this hotel and will certainly stay here the next time I’m in town! Read less
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Mar 8, 2020 angelathorsen

Had a wonderful experience at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in San Diego. The Staff is professional and friendly. The room was clean. The fitness room was also clean and had everything needed to get my workout in. My stay was brief, but I would definitely stay here again and take advantage of more amenities they offer like the pool, restaurant and bar.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it!

Mar 4, 2020 AMG0289

Absolutely loved our room and the balcony/view! George was a pleasure to work with and made booking smooth and hassle free. The only complaint we had was the lighting in our room at night (While trying to get ready) but other than that everything was AWESOME! We will definitely be staying here again.
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Mar 4, 2020 Nrsbanana Oro valley

Our 3rd visit to this hotel. We have never been disappointed. Staff always friendly and helpful. Was in town for event at the Sprekels Theater so location was perfect and we walked to the event. This visit we went to the bar twice. The house margaritas are excellent and bartenders are friendly and fun