Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel is located in central San Francisco, close to Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mall, Union Square, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nearby points of interest also include TransAmerica Pyramid and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff, and express check-in. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 195 guestrooms at Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have video-game consoles and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and irons/ironing boards. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered daily, and guests may request wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
"A Jewel in the Crown of San Francisco Hospitality"
We stayed for a week at the hotel and had a fabulous experience. The location is perfect though it's the staff that make this such a great place who were all, without exception, helpful and friendly. In particular Matt and Richard of Guest Services were outstanding, both being gracious and great characters. Bryan helped with car arrangements ahead of our visit and every detail during our stay was dealt with professionally. We had a deluxe twin room on the 8th floor which was spacious and comfortable. I had read that rooms facing the building work on Market Street were noisy however, I didn't find there was any issues at all. The Dirty Habit bar and restaurant is well worth a visit and in particular the outside terrace. The final, and well used, element worthy of a mention is the wine hour. Between 5-6 complimentary red and white wine are available in the lobby, perfect! I wuld thoroughly recommend this hotel and won't hesitate booking again for my next visit.
"Location a Mixed Blessing"
My wife and I used the Palomar as our base for a short vacation in the Bay Area. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, our corner room was very spacious and comfortable, the free morning coffee was outstanding (according to my wife) and we could walk everywhere (including a refreshing hike along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf.) So why only four stars' Well, the bathroom was uninspired and the gym wasn't very good at all (the functional trainer needs to be replaced.) But that is being picky. The big problem is the location! The hotel is at Fourth and Market, which is ground zero for the construction of a new subway line. Our room had a "downtown view", which for us included a huge whole in the ground where Fourth Street used to be. And from 6 in the morning till late at night (and into the early morning on one occasion), workers were busily drilling holes, driving piles, and doing whatever else one does when building a subway. Combine that with the odd fact that the sidewalk outside the hotel seems to be a popular meeting spot for groups of all sizes, and any hope for a restful vacation is lost. If you do choose to stay here some time in the next few years (and the hotel has many virtues), choose a room facing away from the street. The view may be limited, but so too will be the noise.
I had a wonderful 5 night stay at the Palomar. From the moment I checked in, the staff members (especially Josh and JP) went above and beyond to make my stay special. I loved the fruit infused water in the lobby, and the great coffee in the morning. Carmen was also incredibly thoughtful, and made evenings at the Palomar a delight. I can't wait for my next visit!
"Long weekend getaway "
My wife and I have just spent 4 nights at the Palomar. I was s great experience from start to finish. Leading up to the trip we had s number of question about booking excursions. Josh help us find what we needed made the reservations we needed. Everything worked out perfectly. Since we were arriving early (10am) we wanted to visit the city without the bags. The hotel had x very efficient system for storing the bags, Which were brought up go he room when checked in. Also, our room was available more than hour before normal check in time. The hotel just called us to let us know if was available. This gave up extra time ti hire had city. The room (superior king) was fine. We don't normally watch TV, but the quality of he picture was as good as I have sen in any hotel. The TVs looked new. The only downside was the noise from the hotel bar. This is in fifth floor courtyard. We were on the 8th floor. It was still probably better than noise from Market Street. This is is a city after all. We would definitely stay here again.
"Nice Hotel in the Heart of Union Square"
We stayed at Hotel Palomar and it was nice. Pros: Hotel: The location is great. It is right in the heart of Union Square so close to lots of restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. In addition, if you are a walker like we are, it is about a mile to Chinatown and the Embarcadaro depending which way you walk. The decor is very trendy and updated. Service: All of the hotel staff was extremely courteous. Rooms: We had a King Deluxe room. It was nice and clean but small. 95% modern/updated except the shower which could use a bit of cleaning/remodeling. Water/Wine: Always had fresh ice water in the lobby. Free wine hour from 5-6. All you want to drink. How can you beat that... Cons: Parking: $48+tax. I know this is average for a Union Square hotel but it still hurts the pocket book. Luckily we only had a car for 1 night. Hairdryer: If your a man you probably don't care about this part. Each room does not have a hairdryer. You have to call the front desk to request one. Now this isn't necessarily a problem except the poor guy that brought up the hair dryer had to ask for it back because another room needed it. So I had to call down again in the evening to have them bring one up again. I just think a hotel like this would be able to put a $20 hairdryer in each room. Noise: Our room was right above the outdoor restaurant bar and we could hear everything that was going on below in the evening. Luckily we weren't in our room most of the evening so this is more of an observance. All and all it was a good stay. Though it is the wine hour that boost my rating from about a 3 1/2 rating to a 4 rating.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM