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.
"Boutique hotel right in the heart of the city"
A friend recommended the Palomar in SF, and with their Karma Rewards program (which is free to join), I got a great deal. Deluxe King for $200/night. Our arrival experience was so so. They either are leanly staffed, or someone called in sick. There only seemed to be one valet who also served as the doorman, bellhop and bartender manning the happy hour wine bar. The lobby is small and kind of loud, but reception was nice and check in was quick. The actual room was great. Very spacious for the middle of the city. The TV did not work - we called it in, and the maintenance guy was extremely quick to arrive, nice and had very good follow through, but bottom line, the issue was not resolved. At check out, the Asst. Manager comped us parking for two nights as a result, and at $48/day for parking, that was very generous. We left our room at about 11, taking off the do not disturb sign. When we arrived back around 4PM, the room still had not been cleaned. Nothing horrible, but it was a little irritating. Overall, the good outweighed the bad, and we would recommend it and stay there again.
"Good Location, Comfortable Yet Spotty Service"
My experience at the Club Monaco was average. Upon check-in at around 1:45 pm on a Sunday my room wasn't ready until I pushed them to phone housekeeping to verify. Yes, it was ready. The room was large, luxurious, somewhat funky in terms of the furnishings and especially the faux leopard robes. The restaurant is closed for renovations. They did provide a continental breakfast in the lobby which was ok. The lobby is reminiscent of a once luxurious hotel that is now simply average fare. Would I stay here again for work' Yes, if it was pre-arranged. No, if I had a budget and could book elsewhere.
First, I love Kimpton hotels. The staff is always friendly, the rooms, restaurants and lobby are first class. The Hotel Palomar in San Fran was just ok. The rooms are very small even for a solo traveler. The bathroom is extremely close to the bed and only separated by a small pocket door. Luckily since I was traveling alone, this configuration didn't matter, but it would definitely be uncomfortable if you were traveling with someone. Be aware that even if you're on a high floor that you'll hear noise from the bar at night. This becomes quite an annoyance especially of you're on East Coast time and want to sleep early. Also they only offer room service for breakfast. Loved my dinner at Dirty Habit, definitely check that out! Regarding the staff, I encountered some lovely staff while others seemed ambivalent regarding service. So while we didn't have a bad experience, I don't know that I would rush back. Didn't have that special Kimpton spark.
"Great location, friendly staff good for business or pleasure."
I was in SF on business and stayed 4 nights. This hotel was in a great location, plenty of shopping, restaurants/bars and was in walking distance (5 min max) to the major companies in the area. $15 with tip cab to alcatraz. The room was small (typical in SF) but was all I needed and it was kept very clean. Happy hour in the lobby at 5 every day and they have beeakfast available for sit down or in room dining. There is a hot spot bar on the 5th floor- I did not go as I was in business but it looked very lively. I felt safe there. Only negative was my view was of office buildings (you can see people working). I was on floor 7. One of my colleagues was on 5th floor and she said it was a bit loud being near the bar. Recommendation: if you want quit, get a higher floor - if you want action be closer to the bar on the fifth floor.
"Lovely little gem in the heart of SF"
Hotel Palomar is a lovely little gem in the heart of SF. Came up here for a quick weekend trip (Fri-Sun) and wanted to stay somewhere different. I read all the prior reviews of Hotel Palomar and instantly knew that we needed to try it out. The staff was amazing and super helpful - we needed multiple things from them (toothpaste, scissors, etc.) and they always had stuff available. They were also super helpful in helping us find cool breakfast spots. There is a really cool bar inside, but it's only open until 11:30pm which is great for the guests, but not so great for people that want to have one more drink before going up to the room. Bottom line, loved the hotel, location and staff. We will be back!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM