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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4th of July getaway

Jul 21, 2019 daytondayle Gilbert, Arizona

Came over to San Diego over the 4th of July weekend. Staying at Hotel Palomar downtown, located close to Gaslamp District. Upon our arrival we're greeted by Anna at the front desk. Anna was great, very professional and knowledgeable about our needs and guided us to numerous great places to eat and visit. My opinion, not only of the hotel, but also… Read more
Came over to San Diego over the 4th of July weekend. Staying at Hotel Palomar downtown, located close to Gaslamp District. Upon our arrival we're greeted by Anna at the front desk. Anna was great, very professional and knowledgeable about our needs and guided us to numerous great places to eat and visit. My opinion, not only of the hotel, but also deserving of a commendation for Anna for a job well done Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing experience and staff

Jul 20, 2019 Jason T

I had the absolute best experience at my latest stay at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. From the amazing room to the amazing staff. it was a treat to stay there. highly recommend to anyone visiting San Diego. The hotel is also in a location that's walkable to everything or a 2 minute uber to museums and little italy.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Favorite Hotel in San Diego

Jul 20, 2019 amylbr0wn Boynton Beach, Florida

Love this hotel. Staff, room, and food, it’s all great. Being in the Gaslamp district you have the best area for food and entertainment. Very close the the airport so super easy to get to the hotel. I would recommend a stay at this hotel any time visiting San Diego.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful San Diego Stay

Jul 20, 2019 hamiltonabbagail8

The hotel was incredible. The employees were very hospitable, kind, and knowledgable about the San Diego surroundings. We were very grateful for the Groupon discount deal however the parking and additional hotel amenities fee came as a surprise.
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Jul 17, 2019 txayyy

Great stay from Portland, OR! First off, all the staff were extra nice and just a text away. Accommodated to absolutely everything that we asked for. Checked in 3 hours early and checked out 1 hour after. Free wine in the lobby for happy hour 5-6. Also wonderful location for visiting San Diego! Will most definitely stay again, great job :)