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"Could not feel more welcome!"
OK you are not going to believe this but the airlines was 2 hours late, then traffic problems and a late night arrival tonight at the Palomar. Needless to say mood was not ideal, not bad, but certainly tired. On top of that through no fault of the hotel my reservations were not correct and had been canceled. I stress through no fault of the hotel. Michale and Eric at the front desk greeted us made us feel welcome, could tell it had been a day and bought my assistant a glass of wine and got us two rooms. In the city that hosts comic con these guys are heroes. Highly recommend the Palomar.
"WOW! Top notch experience!"
VERY IMPRESSED with the Palomar. I brought my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary, and we had an amazing experience. We live in San Diego and had every hotel as an option for our staycation, and Palomar was the right choice! Very welcoming staff, clean, cool art on the walls, complimentary glass of wine from 5-6pm! We enjoyed some tasty chips and guacamole from downstairs, and a few colds beers. Our room had the BEST view of downtown and Coronado and the ocean. We even received a nice personal note from management. Also....probably the nicest shower I've ever had! We were easily able to walk around, go to the movies, enjoy dinner and walk back comfortably to a exceptional experience at the Palomar. 5 STARS!
"Luxury mixed with home town hospitality"
This is a luxury hotel mixed with home town hospitality. Our stay was just luscious. We had an amazing time. This was the second time we have stayed here. There are so many wonderful perks. If you are a Kimpton Karma member which is free to join, you get free wi fi and a raid the bar ticket good for $10 worth of stuff in the mini bar, or towards a drink in the bar. They also have coffee and tea service in the lobby in the morning and a wonderful wine and beer hour from 5-6 in the lobby with appetizers. This hotel is so central to walking in the gas lamp district as well as a 15 minute walk to seaport village. I highly recommend the skyline corner room. It's huge and just wonderful. Our room had a wonderful panoramic view of the city and a sliding glass door that opens to the patio with an ocean view. The red bull air show was going on when we stayed and we had a perfect view of it from our balcony. The walk in closet is massive and there is a smaller closet as well. The bed is so comfortable. The bathtub is to die for. Only 4 skyline corner rooms have them so if you are into bath tubs make sure you request it ahead of time. There is a fridge and they let you take out the mini bar items to put in your own items. They also have a list of items you can ask for that you may have forgotten at home including a coffee maker. The staff is friendly and up beat and this experience was such a job. I can’t wait to stay again.
"Good Location, OK Hotel"
The Kimpton Palomar San Diego is what you'd expect of Kimpton. Nicely designed, comfortable hotel that is intimate and not obnoxiously trendy. The downsides here are minimal but yet worth noting: the curtains are both ugly and do not close properly, the rooms are small even by downtown San Diego standards, and why do hotel architects and designers think anyone wants a bathroom door that does not even come close to fully closing' I'd forsake any hope for natural light in the bathroom for just a touch of privacy. Just a touch. Housekeeping was a bit spotty and the pool area gets sun mostly only later in the day and the pool bar was closed and the lounge chairs and general area around the pool felt sort of dusty and unkept despite a sizable crowd and great weather on a holiday weekend. It seems the pool area (and hotel) should have been prepared for that.
Having just spent 8 days in San Diego, I would recommend this hotel. It is ideally located for Little Italy, the Gaslamp area, Bayside, Balboa Park and transport for just about everywhere. We like walking but managed to get the bus/trolley back from far flung places. The hotel itself is smart and clean. The restrooms on the mezzanine are a sight to behold. Our room (queen skyline) was small but good. Ben on the front desk was most helpful in our request for late checkout and printing tickets for the Red Bull air show. The only disappointment was the size of the pool. We could have used the pool at the Salomar but we didn't have time. Wine/beer (free) at the end of the day helped us relax after a hard day's sightseeing. Also, take care if you use a taxi from the airport as the driver claimed he misunderstood our accent and took us to the Salomar on 6th which resulted in a greater fare but lost of tip! With bigger pool would have given 5 stars.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM