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 Wonderful Experience During Covid

Jan 8, 2021 jasondI1951LC Costa Mesa, California

My wife and I usually stay at the Kimpton in Huntington Beach when looking for a night or two away, but decided to try this location. First of all, they are so safe, clean and careful during the time of Covid, that it made our stay that much more comfortable. The convenience of being able to text with the front desk to have things delivered to our… Read more
My wife and I usually stay at the Kimpton in Huntington Beach when looking for a night or two away, but decided to try this location. First of all, they are so safe, clean and careful during the time of Covid, that it made our stay that much more comfortable. The convenience of being able to text with the front desk to have things delivered to our door, was huge. Although the in room dining wasn't available, they make it so easy for food delivery to be handled which helped. The room itself was one of the sexiest rooms we have been in (Harbor View Spa Room) with a beautiful bathroom and balcony with a view. We can't wait to go again knowing how well they are handling Covid and all of the requirements to keep the guest and staff safe. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Keep coming back!

Dec 31, 2020 389dimitrii

We stay here at least twice a month because our stay is awesome. Cam at the front desk couldn’t be a better person to greet us & always taking care of us. Will always be coming back because of him and the amazing rooms they have.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome stay, AWESOME staff!

Dec 27, 2020 PSPJeff Palm Springs, California

Really enjoyed my first stay in a Kimpton, likely the first of many. I'm Spire Ambassador but just somehow had not landed at a Kimpton. Because of the pandemic, the restaurant is closed and things are a little different, so staying anywhere you have to have your expectations set appropriately. The restaurant and room service are closed, but… Read more
Really enjoyed my first stay in a Kimpton, likely the first of many. I'm Spire Ambassador but just somehow had not landed at a Kimpton. Because of the pandemic, the restaurant is closed and things are a little different, so staying anywhere you have to have your expectations set appropriately. The restaurant and room service are closed, but at least they do have the "pop up bodega" at the desk for you to use your raid the bar credit. The room was great, completely quiet, comfortable bed and a great shower. Lots rave about the amenities and honestly they are a little flowery for my liking, but not terrible. Obviously good quality. The room was quiet and got a great sleep. Being my first Kimpton, I had questions. The staff were great and patient with me. They truly excel in their great attitudes. The art of hospitality has been lost in America, but this hotel found it again. Will definitely be back. Next stay, Kimpton Goodland. Looking forward to it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Such amazing employees

Dec 27, 2020 C8908NBnicolew

Heather from the food and beverage department is such a kind soul. She will have a good conversation with you about life and will make sure that your senses are enlightened with flavor with the drinks she makes! Thank you for making our Christmas beautiful! George & Meredith from the front desk are also amazing! They will make sure that all your… Read more
Heather from the food and beverage department is such a kind soul. She will have a good conversation with you about life and will make sure that your senses are enlightened with flavor with the drinks she makes! Thank you for making our Christmas beautiful! George & Meredith from the front desk are also amazing! They will make sure that all your needs are met with a smile on their face! They also ensure that you know what’s going on in town! Even if it’s covid! Thank you for creating such amazing moments for us we truly are blessed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beds & View & front desk Cam are the BEST!

Dec 5, 2020 ProSarah

The Kimpton has the most comfortable beds and the most amazing views. On top of it Cam at the front ALWAYS takes care of us. We come 2-3 times a month and he always makes sure we want to come back. We’re all about the views. On top of it, they always make sure to keep us up to date on what’s going on when we visit. Thanks Kimpton & Cam! You are… Read more
The Kimpton has the most comfortable beds and the most amazing views. On top of it Cam at the front ALWAYS takes care of us. We come 2-3 times a month and he always makes sure we want to come back. We’re all about the views. On top of it, they always make sure to keep us up to date on what’s going on when we visit. Thanks Kimpton & Cam! You are amazing! Read less