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"Enjoyed my stay, will be back."
My boyfriend and I had the best weekend at the Hotel Palomar. We are from LA and decided to do a staycation and spend his birthday weekend in San Diego. I let the front staff know in advance and was upgraded to a room with a balcony for the same price. We LOVED our little suite. It had a desk to catch up on work (a list of recommended things to do in case we got bored) a fabulous little living room, which opened up to a gorgeous view of san diego and the water front. Gorgeous mornings and amazing night lights. The only thing that was bothersome was the very loud fan from the adjacent building, but nothing that can really be done about that, was also disappointed that Saltbox was closed due to rain ( again nothing the hotel could do about this). The shower was great, bed was comfortable and we could control the heat in both our living room and bedroom. We called for ice and a few other things we needed and the front desk answered quickly and delivered promptly. We were late to social hour and Vanessa was kind enough to hold two glasses of wine for us ( she was awesome). Our housekeeping lady was adorable, named yesennia, so helpful and so so sweet. Had some great cocktails by the pool before the rain hit and had a delicious breakfast brought to our room at the exact requested time. I even scribbled we'd like a candle on our cake for the birthday boy and sure enough, we got a chocolate ganache cake with a cute little candle ( our breakfast burritos were amazing), and the complementary coffee in the lobby is delicious. I love that they allow dogs, there was an adorable cocker spaniel when we checked in as well as during social hour, such a sweet pup! We LOVED out stay and will be back. We parked across the street in a 25 dollar per day lot as opposed to the 45 dollar valet, it worked out! There are lots that are less on other blocks, just less convenient as they are a bit of a distance from the hotel. We've stayed at the Solamar before as well, but I think we both prefer Palomar after our wonderful weekend. Thank you!
"Go for the King Spa Suite"
We stayed in Suite 1306, a corner King Spa Suite with balcony. It was separated into a living area and bedroom and had 1.5 bathrooms. The king bed was comfortable with nice linens. Our son slept on the sleeper sofa, which was quite springy and less comfortable. The master bathroom was huge; we loved the rain shower and large tub. We ordered room service for breakfast one morning, which arrived quickly and was quite solid. I'd recommend this hotel if you want to be close to the nightlife in downtown SD.
"Great overnight stay."
From start to finish my Fiance and I had an exceptional experience at the Kimpton Palomar in the Gaslamp Quarter. We stayed overnight for my fiances birthday to see a show and they went above and beyond to send up a little gift and card and their staff was so friendly and accommodating. We brought our puppy with us and everyone was very welcoming and took great care of us during our stay. I'd recommend this location to anyone as their rooms are very comfortable, we had the skyline room with a balcony and it offered great city views. Thank you everyone at the Kimpton Palomar we will be back to stay.
"Great Room! Great price!"
The Kimpton did not disappoint! This hotel is modern with a romantic feel. I stayed in a Spa Tub Suite #609 with a wedding party. This room was very spacious, had plenty of living space and two bathrooms. The balcony was huge! The only issue I found, just my preference, was that the shower had no privacy. No door, no frosted glass, nothing to give privacy so that if someone is showering and someone is getting ready at the mirror there would be privacy. The hotel was kind and thoughtful by providing chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for the bride and groom on their wedding night. Thank you for making this stay a pleasure!
"Staff was incompetent at best."
The staff at the Kimpton Palomar blatantly ignored my request that they restrict charges to the credit card I used to book the room, rather than the one I presented when checking in. They made 12 attempts to charge the card they were not supposed to charge, and the charges ranged from $500 to $1,780 (the total balance for my stay was $1,387). I would have overlooked other issues, like the $15/day wifi despite the ad for free wifi, the lack of coherent dining services (the restaurant was closed but they had a weekly calendar that simply said, "Breakfast/Lunch" without times or locations), and the the loud gurgling sound that my shower made when other rooms flushed their toilets.
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