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"LA Boutique Hotel"
We recently stayed at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar during a visit to LA. We were stuck in LA due to the recent blizzard that hit the Northeast. They were accomodating in extending our stay due to cancelled flight. The staff was reasonably freindly, especially in the Bar area. The only problem was that the pool was closed due to renovations, otherwise it was a nice stay in LA at the Palomar.
"Newly Renovated, Fun, and Appropriately Off Beat"
We've stayed at this hotel a handful of times over the past 5 years while in Los Angeles. I've been very high on it in the past and they've just finished an extensive renovation of the first floor and refreshing of the rooms themselves. It's different than it was - as you'd expect - and remains an excellent place to stay. My experience with Kimpton hotels is that they tend to take over aging, frequently mid-Century, structures and update them complete with much more personality than you would ordinarily expect from a chain. They welcome pets, and you see lots of well-behaved dogs in the lobby. The decor is typically bold. They have a bicycle in the lobby you can borrow to ride around the area. There are yoga mats in the room. They have a free wine hour every day at 5:00 in the lobby. Even if you don't use these things, I like the idea of a hotel that has them. The renovation has a kind of movie theme, with movie books, old movie lights, and pictures on the walls reflecting cinematography. It just looks interesting. My room was fine and very quiet. I had a view to the south over a nice neighborhood. It was comfortable and quiet, but the work area was a little on the small side. Still, I was able to use the large tables (complete with plugs and wifi) in the Doubletake lounge restaurant downstairs, and they worked out fine. The service was first rate during my stay. As to Wifi, it's free if you become a Kimpton Rewards member. You don't need any "points" or other credits. Just sign up and give them your email address - they don't spam you and they'll frequently get you a ticket for a drink on the house as you check in. The only parking here is valet parking for $44 a day. I thought that was a lot, but unfortunately that seems to be the going rate in LA. The valet service was first rate in either case and brought my car out about as close to instantly as I have seen it. If you find yourself with additional time, the Westwood Cemetery is an easy 10 minute walk from here, nestled among the office and apartment buildings. It's the one that has celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Rodney Dangerfield, Florence Henderson, Betty Page (former pinup queen), and many others. This is a very nice hotel with more than a little personality.
"Terrible!! Horrible!! Miserable!!"
To Director Mr. Michael Tamaki. Claim 1 During we were living in Hotel (11, Feb., 2017), Kimpton Hotel Palomar took out all luggage without my promises. At that moment, my notebook was crushed. Hotel took the picture, made the report and promised to fix notebook and refund the parking fee (Claim # P 949-310081 / Hotel Palomar). Till now, Hotel do nothing and response no more. They cheated. Claim 2 After check out (at noon), we back to request the coat, camera bag and fresh drive left behind at room 1630. They found nothing. Hotel cheated and is dishonest.
This was a really nice hotel! Definitely not a 5 star but I really enjoyed it. The lobby was modern, lively bar area and the staff were very friendly. The rooms are nice and comfortable. I was able to borrow their bike to ride up to the canyons for free! I would stay here again, no complaints.
"An average hotel"
I arrived late at night. My check-in was quick and professional. The lobby has a very contemporary feel. I had a meeting in the morning and wanted to know if they had a laundry service so I could get my clothes ironed. I was informed that there is ironing board in the room but they had in-house laundry service. I thought that was strange but took their word for it. It was when I started to iron my own clothes that I noticed that they do have a laundry service but by that time it was too late to get the overnight service (very annoying). The room seems to be recently refurbished and were very clean. The bed was comfortable. The room had a sort of odd lighting so it was not properly lit at any point. Also, the switches were a bit oddly placed. The bathroom was large and clean. Also, they have good quality toiletries. I ordered room service (breakfast), and the food arrived in 30 minutes and was tasty. They also have free tea and coffee bar in the morning. I had dinner at the restaurant, and ordered sea-food salad. The salad was pretty average and did not have much taste. I valeted my car overnight, which was $40.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM