Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel ★★★★

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$183
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Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016
3.7 /5
Overall score
77%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5
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Overview

Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel at the gateway to the Gaslamp District. Rooms are modern and sophisticated. The on-site spa invites you to relax and rejuvenate in remarkable style. The hotel boasts a swanky rooftop pool lounge open to the public and its on-site restaurant, Saltbox Dining & Drinking, offers traditional American bistro fare featuring local seafood. The hotel also sits next to the local House of Blues.

Rooms

Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel offers 211 rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites that feature Brazilian walnut floors and modern furniture. Each room comes standard with a plasma flat-screen TV, an MP3 docking station, animal print robes, luxurious bath amenities, Italian Frette linens, rainforest shower heads, organic honor bars and in-room safe. Floor-to-ceiling windows open so guests can feel the ocean breeze. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available.

Property features

Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel was named to the 2009 Hot List by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

All guests receive complimentary access to the rooftop heated pool and on-site 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. At night, the pool deck transforms into a open-air lounge where guests receive free admission. Stays include complimentary nightly wine reception. Travelers are also entitled to a complimentary overnight shoe shine.

Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel features a full-service spa that invites you to relax and rejuvenate in remarkable style (fees apply).

Grab a meal at Saltbox Dining & Drinking, an American bistro that serves innovative comfort food.

Highlights

  • Swanky rooftop pool lounge open to the public
  • Splurge on a treatment at the on-site spa
  • Nightly wine reception

Nearby attractions

  • Gaslamp District (2 blocks)
  • Petco Park (8 blocks)
  • San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)
  • Old Town (3 mi/5 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/7 km)
  • Point Loma (5 mi/9 km)
  • Sea World (6 mi/10 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access for Kimpton InTouch loyalty members
  • About 22,000 square feet of meeting space

Transportation

  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (8 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (4 mi/7 km)

Policies

  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).
  • For Skyline Studio Corner Balcony 1 King Bed rooms, not all units have bathtub. Some have standing shower only.
  • Effective 4 Jan 2016, valet parking fee will increase from $40 USD plus tax per night to $42 USD plus tax per night. Valet parking fee for hybrid vehicles will increase from $28 USD plus tax per night to $32 USD plus tax per night. 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Saltbox Dining and Drinking
Saltbox raises the bar with its gastro-lounge approach featuring fresh farm-to-table ingredients. Here a deceptively simple menu takes on a spirited focus with skillful food and drink pairings.
SummerSalt Lounge
The lounge is a magnet by day or night where hotel guests and locals alike luxuriate in comfortable casual seating and the open-air pool deck setting.

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Guest score 4.2 / 5
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Guest score 3.7 / 5
$140
Guest score 4.1 / 5
$126

Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Elevators
  • 24 hour security

Activities

  • Heated pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Night club
  • Children's activities
  • Jogging track
  • Boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service
  • Meal plan - continental

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Porters
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Copy service
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Conference suite
  • Computer rental

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Knock light (hearing impaired)
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • TDD telephone machine

Room

  • DVD player
  • Television with cable
  • Radio
  • Cordless phone
  • Safe
  • Phone with speaker
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Desk with lamp
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Outlet adapters
  • Fire alarm with light
  • In room movies
  • Temperature control
  • Electronic door locks
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • International direct dial
  • Sprinklers in rooms

Reviews

3.7 /5 Overall score

77% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.3/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.5/5

Not the greates

Would recommend Fri, Dec 11, 2015
The room was a nice size but the windows were over the venting for the kitchen so my room smelled like cooking food throughout the night and early morning. Towels were rough and not the greatest quality. The valet/door staff and the restaurant staff were very cordial and helpful. Some of the front desk staff need an attitude adjustment.

| LA QUINTA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great hotel for business travel

Would recommend Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Great vibe at this hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Coffee every morning and wine in the afternoon. Nice restaurant attached, so nightcap or breakfast was easy. The TV in our room didn't always work and they tried to fix it twice and couldn't get it repaired. Location was good... on the north border of the Gaslamp Quarter, which is good because it's a little quieter. Very close to public transportation and an easy walk to the seaport village, convention center and great restaurants and nightlife. I would stay there again!

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Girls weekend!!

Would recommend Thu, Nov 5, 2015
We had a great girls weekend. We got into town a little early so we were able to check in, which was really great! The room was a little small but the finishes in the bed and the furniture was really comfortable. Their staff was so happy to work and be helpful towards us. I will definitely stay here again however it was a little pricey for the space that we got.

| Chino Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Biz stay

Would recommend Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Excellent room and location, staff really friendly and helpful

| London Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Work Trip

Would recommend Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Great trip..... every thing went well except the voucher for the transportation didn't work.

| scottsdale Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great weekend destination

Would recommend Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Great service from the start. The valet staff were wonderful and the check-in staff are very welcoming. The room is beautiful. It's comfortable and inviting. I definitely recommend staying here.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

HOliday

Would recommend Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Stayed for one night. Location was awesome, close to restaurants and bars downtown. We were pleasantly surprised to find that their restaurant, Saltbox, served amazing food and drinks. Overall we had a great time!

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Husband's Bday Weekender

Would recommend Mon, Jan 12, 2015
The suite was amazing! I would definitely stay here again. It was also close to everything we wanted to go to, just a short walk to bars and restaurants.

| Anaheim Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Pool not working

Would recommend Tue, Mar 4, 2014
The pool was not working which was not disclosed prior to booking. Also the bathroom door doesn't close, I understand the modern aspect, however not practical at all and can be very uncomfortable if sharing the room with another person.

| Summer, Pennsylvania Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Great stay in San Diego

Would recommend Sun, Apr 21, 2013
The location of this hotel was very good, it is very central in the Gaslamp quarter. The staff were efficient and were very willing to help. We particularly enjoyed the complimentary morning coffee and the wine hour from 5 - 6pm. Generally the room was fine, a little tired but comfortable.

Shopping hint

We found shopping near the Mexico boarder at the San Ysidro outlet was excellent value and easy to get to using the blue line trolley.

| Nottingham UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Childrens Museum of San Diego 0.5 mi
Firehouse Museum 0.6 mi
PETCO Park 0.6 mi
San Diego Convention Center 0.7 mi
San Diego Aerospace Museum 0.8 mi
San Diego Automotive Museum 0.9 mi
San Diego Museum of Man 1.2 mi
Timken Museum of Art 1.2 mi
Botanical Building 1.2 mi
San Diego Museum of Art 1.3 mi
Fleet Space Theater and Science Center 1.3 mi
San Diego Natural History Museum 1.3 mi
Casa De Balboa 1.3 mi
San Diego Zoo 1.3 mi
Spanish Village Art Center 1.4 mi
Port of San Diego 2.3 mi
Heritage Park 3.1 mi
Whaley House Museum 3.2 mi
Old Town San Diego 3.4 mi
Bazaar Del Mundo 3.4 mi
Junipero Serra Museum 3.6 mi
Qualcomm Stadium 4.3 mi
Hospitality Point 5 mi
Sunset Cliffs 5.4 mi
Mission Bay Park 6 mi
Chula Vista Nature Center 6.3 mi
Belmont Park 6.5 mi
Pacific Beach 7.3 mi
Family Fun Center 8 mi
Sorrento Valley 12.2 mi
California Center For The Arts Museum 28 mi
Legoland 29.9 mi
Viejas Arena 2,118.2 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$183
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016