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Very convenient location. Close to parks, shopping and attractions. Room was small but clean & neat.

Upon arrival it appeared we were greeted warmly by the bell staff and front desk associates. There was 2 different chilled waters available to cool the days heat. A lemon/Cucumber and citrus tea. Both excellent. A wonderful way to quench the heat. Reminded me of arrival at the Ritz Carlton in Maui. A lovely touch! Heading to our room we noticed a lovely restaurant next to connected to the hotel lobby. We did not dine during our stay however we had a wonderful meal there a few years ago when visiting friends. Once we arrived to our room it was a city view as we had requested. Two issues we encountered was the bathroom and the size of the actual room. The bathroom looked nothing like the pictures on the website. Those showed a grand bathing experience and we had a standard tub with an average shower-head. Not quite we had expected. The room itself -quite nice however was exceptionally small. The bedding was excellent and the room was quite clean. One suggestion to set the hotel apart from its peers would be a turndown service. We have been in a few hotels this past year that do this and it is quite a wonderful touch. The valet service for the cars was prompt when called down to request your vehicle. The valets themselves were not very friendly or warm. They were thorough though. The hotels service does not stand up to industry standards such as Ritz/Four seasons however it is a nice stay in a city with many choices for lodging.

Great location near Rittenhouse. Very friendly staff. $50 for overnight parking seemed a bit steep

Your reservation had not come through at hotel. Even though i had confirmation. Check-in took half an hour and became very unpleasant. Will not stay here again and will likely stop using orbitz

The property was very dog-friendly and the staff were friendly.

Short stay but check in was quick and welcoming and room was nicely appointed.

Good location - room bathroom could use updating. Small rooms.

Weird experience overall. Slow check in with line almost out the door. Our room was directly next to a dog that barked non-stop, day and night when it’s owners left it alone. Room was small, cold and dark. They advertise having a coffee and hot chocolate bar from 6am to 11am but everything ran out by 9am and after asking staff and waiting 20 minutes it still wasn’t refilled. Water in the lobby was also always empty or near empty; water bottles in the room cost $8. While waiting for the coffee refill that never arrived, I watched a dog pee on the rug in the lobby. Aside from the owner dabbing it with a napkin, nothing was done. We called the valet to bring out our car at check out ($50 valet service). Waited 20 minutes. My husband checked with the valet - despite calling down they didn’t have the request, so we had to wait another 20 minutes. Hotel staff is friendly but their response to any/all issues is “awe I’m so sorry!” and that’s about it. Obviously, would not go back or recommend this hotel.

We had a very enjoyable stay! The staff was very helpful and the hotel was very nice. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and found our room to be comfortable and clean. We stayed at the Kimpton Monaco in Philly several months ago and liked that hotel and its location a bit better, especially for children. Overall, I would highly recommend the Kimpton Palomar.

Great location and incredibly friendly staff. I felt very welcomed and appreciated by each person I dealt with at the front desk.

Very comfortable room. Great food in their restaurant

It was a very nice hotel and the staff was very helpful. We didn’t arrive till 10:30pm after a long day moving our daughter. When we pulled up in our van we were told we couldn’t park in their garage! They gave us an address to park in a open lot. Needless to say it’s not something you want to hear after a 10 hour ride and moving. It was a pretty scary area...people hounded us for money on the whole walk back. We were very surprised they sent us that far away in a dangerous area. By the time we parked and got back to the hotel we couldn’t find anyplace to eat but we did find a great little pub for a draft... Dandelions..worth checking out. They should post vehicles over a certain height are not allowed...it would have been helpful.

Great location and amenities. Staff was friendly and room was very comfortable.

Conveniently located, rooms were a bit dirty and worn (ink stains on desk and curtains)

S 17th St Philadelphia PA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Center City, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is adjacent to Walnut Street and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Rittenhouse Square. This 230-room, 4.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

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, a local cuisine breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.


Rooms

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, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia features a 24-hour fitness center, WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Valet parking is offered for USD 50.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free use of bicycles.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Everyone (34) Couples (54) Business (16) Family (17) Friends (9) Other (11)
5
Partner Couples

Very convenient location. Close to parks, shopping and attractions. Room was small but clean & neat.

By on Oct 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. Please come back and stay with us again.

4
Families Families

Upon arrival it appeared we were greeted warmly by the bell staff and front desk associates. There was 2 different chilled waters available to cool the days heat. A lemon/Cucumber and citrus tea. Both excellent. A wonderful way to quench the heat. Reminded me of arrival at the Ritz Carlton in Maui. A lovely touch! Heading to our room we noticed a lovely restaurant next to connected to the hotel lobby. We did not dine during our stay however we had a wonderful meal there a few years ago when visiting friends. Once we arrived to our room it was a city view as we had requested. Two issues we encountered was the bathroom and the size of the actual room. The bathroom looked nothing like the pictures on the website. Those showed a grand bathing experience and we had a standard tub with an average shower-head. Not quite we had expected. The room itself -quite nice however was exceptionally small. The bedding was excellent and the room was quite clean. One suggestion to set the hotel apart from its peers would be a turndown service. We have been in a few hotels this past year that do this and it is quite a wonderful touch. The valet service for the cars was prompt when called down to request your vehicle. The valets themselves were not very friendly or warm. They were thorough though. The hotels service does not stand up to industry standards such as Ritz/Four seasons however it is a nice stay in a city with many choices for lodging.

By on Jul 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2019

Wow! Thanks for the great review and staying with us. We appreciate all your feedback! Please come back and stay with us again!

5
Partner Couples Families

Great location near Rittenhouse. Very friendly staff. $50 for overnight parking seemed a bit steep

By on Jul 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia! While our parking is $50 a night it does come with unlimited in and out privileges. We hope to see you back here in Philly again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2019

Wooohoo!! Thank you for the great feedback.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

5 stars all the way! Thank you!

1
Business Business Travelers

Your reservation had not come through at hotel. Even though i had confirmation. Check-in took half an hour and became very unpleasant. Will not stay here again and will likely stop using orbitz

By , from NYC on Jun 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

David, I am sorry to see how your stay started out and the delay in getting you checked in. I do hope that you will give us a second chance here at the Palomar and to experience the true Kimpton Spirit.

5
Families Families

The property was very dog-friendly and the staff were friendly.

By on May 23, 2019

Review comment responded on May 26, 2019

Julie! We are so excited that you loved your stay with us. Make sure to come back again soon with those 4 legged friends!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3
Everyone

By on Feb 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

Thank you so much for staying with us and leaving a review! Please come back and stay with us again!

4
Everyone

By on Feb 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

Thank you so much for staying with us and leaving a review! Please come back and stay with us again!

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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