Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
117 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
74 reviews
Friendliest Place in Philly

Always love staying at the Palomar. They go out of their way to remember me, and the place is quite... See full review

  • TravelMe
  • Apr 5, 2014
Perfect Philly Hotel

The staff at the Palomar are the most welcoming. We spent a 3 day weekend there and it felt like a... See full review

  • Motd
  • Feb 18, 2014
Chic, eco-conscious and pet-friendly boutique hotel offers fun for all

Just two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and the only Kimpton Hotel in Philadelphia, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia pampers guests with luxurious accommodations. The pet-friendly boutique hotel prides itself in providing eco-conscious features and unique amenities. On-site is Square 1682, one of the most popular new restaurants in the city, and a modern fitness center. All guest rooms are nonsmoking and feature white Frette triple sheeting bed linens and Art Deco flair.

 

Highlights
  • Pet-friendly Hotel Palomar Philadelphia accepts any number of pets without size restrictions and offers many special amenities for its animal guests
  • Hotel hosts a wine hour in the evenings and offers a complimentary coffee/tea bar in the lobby
  • Eco-conscious hotel provides organic food and beverages, in-room recycling and paperless check-in/out
  • In-room spa services available
  • Family-friendly services include connecting rooms, room safety kits, child-size robes and babysitting services

 

Rooms

Each of Hotel Palomar Philadelphia's 230 nonsmoking guest rooms and suites feature modern furnishings and are decorated in soft, neutral earth tones with splashes of bold accent colors. Room amenities include Frette Italian sheeting, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), and a 37-inch LCD high-definition television with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, lighted makeup/shaving mirror, designer toiletries and a hair dryer. Other convenient amenities include a mini-bar, iHome docking station with alarm clock and an in-room safe. A nightly turndown service and a complimentary morning newspaper are also provided. Some suites feature spa tubs.

 

Features

Hotel Palomar is the only LEED gold-certified hotel in Philadelphia, providing eco-conscious offerings such as in-room recycling bins, efficient lighting and low-flow toilets and showers. The hotel also utilizes paperless check-in/out and donates unused bath amenities to community programs. Also offered is discounted parking for hybrid vehicles.

 

Dining

Square 1682, the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia's restaurant, has a contemporary American menu designed for sampling and sharing and uses organic and sustainable ingredients. The two-story space hosts a bustling bar scene downstairs, while the upstairs houses cozy tables and private booths. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

 

Recreation

The 24-hour fitness center has new cardio equipment, all with individual LCD television screens. Guests also have use of balance balls, yoga mats and personal trainers.

 

Transportation
  • SEPTA Subway Suburban Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (8.7 mi/14 km)

 

Attractions
  • Rittenhouse Square (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Historic District (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (4 mi/6.4 km)

 

Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Multi-media and Audio/Visual support
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Multiple meeting rooms
  • Catering

Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Queen Deluxe Room with 1 Bed
Queen Deluxe Room with 1 Bed 235-285 Sq. Ft. Etro Bath Amenities.
Presidential Suite with 1 King B
Presidential Suite with 1 King Bed 1175 Sq. Ft. with separate living room.
Accessible King Deluxe Room w Ro
Accessible King Deluxe Room w Roll In 2 peep holes rails in shower and by toilet
Accessible King Deluxe Room
Accessible King Deluxe Room with 1 Bed 2 peep holes rails in shower and by toilet.
Accessible Cityvw King Roll In
Accessible Cityview King w Roll In shower 2 peep holes lowered closet rack
Accessible Cityview King Room
Accessible Cityview King Deluxe Room 2 peep holes lowered closet rack rails in shower.
Accessible 2 Queen Dlx Roll In
Accessible 2 Queen Deluxe Room w Roll In 2 peep holes rails in shower and by toilet.
Accessible Queen Queen Deluxe Ro
Accessible Queen Queen Deluxe Room with 2 peep holes and rails in shower.
Accessible Spa King Room with 1
Accessible Spa King Room with 1 King Bed 2 peep holes rails in shower and by toilet.
Cityview Queen Room with 1 Bed
Cityview Queen Room with 1 Bed 260 Sq. Ft. Etro Spa Inspired Bath Amenities.
King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed
King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed 300 Sq. Ft. Etro Spa Inspired Bath Amenities.
Cityview King Deluxe Room with 1
Cityview King Deluxe Room with 1 Bed 300 Sq. Ft., Etro Bath Amenities
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Queen Deluxe Room with 2 queen beds. 300-325 Sq. Ft, Etro amenities
Cityview Queen Queen Room
Cityview Queen Queen Room with 2 Beds 300-325 Sq. Ft. Etro Spa Inspired Amenities.
Spa King Room with 1 King Bed
Spa King Room with 1 King Bed 385 Sq. Ft Fuji soak tub and shower
Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite, separate living room, Fuji tub, 430 Sq. Ft.
Parlor Room
Parlor Room, 625 Sq. Ft. connecting to Presidential Suite. Booked on property

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
ATM/Cash machine
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
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
Bathroom telephone
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Hotel Map

39.9508 -75.1689
Nearby airports
Northeast Philadelphia Airport, (PNE), 17.40, MI, NE; Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 8.50, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 1.1 mi
  • Christ Church: 1.1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.1 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.1 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.5 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.5 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.6 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.2 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.8 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.8 mi

Dining

Square 1682
Square 1682 - Modern American Kitchen and Cocktails - is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia and just steps from Rittenhouse Square. The corner restaurant and popular bar was recently voted USA Today*s Best Hotel Bar and it is where Executive

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
74 out of 74
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
baltimore
Aug 14, 2010

unhappy with parking fees

i did not expect to be charged parking parking fees. the hotel rooms do not have coffee maker, no ice machine or microwave available so you have to give hotel staff your meal to warm it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

very quiet environment I was surprised especially in downtown area

Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
zandra the great
wi
Aug 17, 2012

getaway

came into town for a couple night get away, the location is honestly great. Anything you ask the staff the will find out but they didnt seem anymore freindly than the average hotel. The room was decent I would say that the cityview room was worth the extracharge. I can say that the lower level of the hotel had a nice looking bar tho we didnt get a chance to visit. Overall a great location, nice, clean bathrrom, but i would never pay over two hundred for this hotel. even that is pushing it. If i cam back to philly i would definatly check out other hotels.. this ones a tad pricey for what you actually get. not a 4.5 rating at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

bistro ramano is a great italian resturant! pay the fifteen bucks for the celler room for two! Was definatly highlight of our trip but make a reservation. Also if you are going on a red bus tour when they tell you the price say oh that is too much for us and they will lower the price :)

Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Suzie Happy Camper
Honolulu HI
Dec 4, 2012

Parking

It was a very disappointing having to pay 40.00 a day for parking

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Long beach island nj
Nov 2, 2009

Palomar hotel

We came to visit our daughter in Philly, museums and the best restaurants. Maggiano's the best, great food, service ,and wine. The Palomar is a very nice hotel, the staff very attentive and friendly. We would have enjoyed the much nicer view though, especially since they just opened we were sadly placed on the 8th floor looking at a parking garage .best foot foward would have preferred a view northeast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
NYCanuck
New York, NY, USA
Jan 4, 2012

Great Boutique Hotel

Very nice design, the staff was most accommodating. The room was uncomfortable small - two people could not pass each other in the room. There is no spa so you have to have massages in your room but our room was too small to accommodate a table. Food was excellent and very good value. I would definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Restaurant is excellent.

Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Saucy Susan
Harrison, NY
Jan 7, 2013

Location, Location, Location

The staff was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants, attraction sights and nightlife. Young staff and very courteous. Free internet if you join as a member. No fee. Would stay there again. Location is within walking distance to shopping and museums.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loved the food at Il Pittore Restaurant. Recommended by hotel. Italian food

Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
PhillyPhanz
New York City
Jan 17, 2012

Nice facility, small rooms

I enjoyed my stay at the Philadelphia Kimpton altho I was a little disappointed with the decor of the room, which counts for a lot at a 'design hotel.' The boutique styling was skin deep: perfectly standard, dreary wall covering with bright accent strips and an awkward layout that has the bathroom door positioned at the foot of the bed, thus unavoidably visible whenever you're in the room. The public spaces were attractive, however, and I love the wine and popcorn social hour in the lobby every evening. A nice place, but I'd spring for a better room next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
jersey shore
Sep 27, 2010

great location

the staff was very friendly and eager to please.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
tyk314
Silver Spring, MD
Dec 25, 2013

A decent buy for the location and comfort

My only complaint is that the pillows were less firm than I'd like, but everything else was fantastic. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Couple in Philly
PA
Aug 13, 2012

Weekend Get-away

Great hotel! A bit pricey for not being over the top. Moved to a handi-capped room in exchange for a king upgrade which worked out well. Toilet not clean :(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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