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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Walls are a bit thin...but overall, would stay here again!

Very friendly staff, great location- will stay here again on my next trip.

Trendy hotel with lots of modern little touches. Comfortable, clean room and bathroom. Some of the staff are great, some a little flaky. Only real complaint would be the expensive room service was not good.

As soon as we walked into the hotel, we loved the interior of the hotel. The elevators were also uniquely designed inside. We stayed in the corner room in the 17th floor which had great views of Philadelphia that we loved. Even though the room was small, it had big windows all around 2 of the 4 walls which made me feel like the room was more spacious. The one thing that I didn't like was the bathroom door which was a sliding barn door. I would've appreciated a regular door because I felt like the sliding door didn't fully close.

Rooms dated and small. Toilet clogged. Great location.

Excellent staff & so friendly!! Will go back again !!

Used to love this hotel. Staff not as attentive as our stay last year. Also, very slow- asked for rollaway, car from valet, coffee ran out in lobby and wasn't refilled at 8:00. When you pay for a boutique hotel, expected more......

Fine for business, stupid survey requires more words so I figure I'll rant on the survey

Great central location in downtown area convenient and within walking distance to historical district, high end shopping and dining, subway, tour and bus lines. Incredibly friendly staff and complimentary wine hour every evening as well as bikes for touring the city. DEFINITELY recommend the Palomar.

Loved the hotel and was very comfortable. Wine and Sangria at 6:00 daily in the lobby for no charge. Don't make the mistake of drinking the bottled fred water from the room though as this is $5 per bottle. This is a bit of a disconnect, (big charge for water but none for wine?) but otherwise, great stay!!

I had high hopes for the Palomar and it still managed to exceed my expectations. The location is ideal, the staff courteous, the design unique and, best of all, it is pet friendly. It's located just a few blocks from a park, so it was easy to take our dogs out each day. I plan on staying here whenever I return to Philadelphia.

Love the location and the hotel. Super helpful and friendly staffs. In the central city. Could be in walking distance to almost anywhere. Love it!

My mothers first time to Philly and she LOVED our room. Great location, could walk everywhere and there were tons of great restaurants in the area.

The hotel was very nice but not quite as boutique in feel as we were hoping.

When I first walked into my room, I thought it was a nice, cute room. Then I walked into the bathroom and was floored! We decided to go with the king spa room and the bathroom was amazing. There was a pretty big sized shower and within the shower, there is a huge Jacuzzi sized bathtub. It was a nice room for the amount that we paid. A negative thing about the hotel is that there is a restaurant connected to it. How is this a negative? Because it isn't just for people staying in the hotel, causing it to be high traffic around peak hours. Which sucks because we could never eat in the restaurant without waiting for quite some time. Another thing is that the doormen are supposed to open the door for you when you come in and out. If you get lucky, that may happen. They are more concerned about holding the conversations they are having among themselves to actually help. Overall, I had a wonderful time for this being my first time in Philadelphia and for it being spent over my birthday weekend. I would do it all over again!

The hotel is beautiful, in a great location, staff is extemely friendly, but there's no valet, the beds were uncomfortable, room was a little on the small side, there wasn't a vent in the bathroom, and the room was really drafty. For the price though it was average value, all the hotels have similar amenities, this was a right down the middle. I would give it another try, but I wouldn't recommend it until I had a more positive experience.

The hotel is clean. The staff are very helpful. The location is prime. The french toast was delicious! I'll be back during the summer!

I had a great time the staff was great and the room was exactly as the pictures on line. I just wish atleast the water would be free overall the experience was great! Beautiful room

Honestly the staff cannot be bothered here. We came during the marathon weekend whcih was a mistake. We went out came back at liek 2pm and wanted to order room service. The front desk lady was like we don't do that. She was corrected by a guy after we asked 3x and wwere like I've never heard of a this quality without 24-7 roomserivce. We also asked about a late checkout not availble. When we were checkign out. a bunch of people came in and asked that. It was 11 am and the hotel offered rates to stay until 6pm. They are so incompentent here. Really not a good hotel.

This was a nice day for the value. The room is nice however, a bit small. The staff was friendly and this is certainly a good location. We would return.

117 S 17th St Philadelphia PA

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Ben Franklin National Memorial and Reading Terminal Market. This 230-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Philadelphia and also close to Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 230 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and free newspapers. 37-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia features a 24-hour fitness center, WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms. Valet parking is offered for USD 50.00 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3