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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

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1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#61 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
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Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Iammalcolm wrote a review Feb 2021
8 contributions23 helpful votes
Upon making the reservation, I’ve indicated special request/remarks that I required no feather products due to allergies, and that a special occasion was the purpose of the stay. Upon check in, the room was said to be not available as I arrived earlier than the standard check-in time of 4. I was asked the purpose of my stay which I said was an anniversary and was briefly acknowledged. I was then offered an upsell to a suite room with additional $35 which I agreed to as I did not want to wait for a room. He did not mentioned or confirm about the feather allergies, which my partner just took an allergy pill as it’s just a one nighter. When we got to the room, the room was nice with great views. But there was a spot stain on the sofa, bathroom sink does not drain properly, yellow stain on the flat sheet, one of the shower lightbulb was blown, mirror tv not working, and bed was uncomfortable (personal preference). I also requested for bath robes and ice on 2 separate occasion and each took 20-30mins. At check out, I asked for the breakdown of the bill at front desk, as I saw that the hotel amenities fees was still there. I booked the good neighbor offer rate which suppose to have it waived. I had to bring it up for him to wave it off. I asked for a billing folio to be sent as well. Around 4pm, I called for the billing folio to be sent again and did not receive it. At 7.15pm, I realised that a laptop was left in the room. I called the hotel and they directed me to an online platform to place in a request for a missing item. I asked if they had someone on site to confirm the item was there which I guess due to covid they did not have anyone to check. I then asked for my billing folio to be sent which I was placed on hold as she went to check a guest in, a guy answered and I repeated myself, and he place me on hold again, and the girl that first assisted me answered and then helped to send it to me. I was place on hold for a total of at least 15 mins. The whole call was 34 mins, to get a copy of my bill, and to ask about a lost item. The HSKP manager assisted with the retrieval of the item the following day.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Astrid Naujokaitis, Owner at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Responded 5 days ago
Dear lammalcom, I'm so sorry you had that experience - I will certainly follow up with all team members involved to see what happened, again, I'm sorry that it happened to you all during your stay. I have refunded the room upgrade for these inconveniences and added some points to your account. Should you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to reach out directly. Best, Astrid
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Nick24G wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego, California5 contributions9 helpful votes
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If you are traveling to San Diego and need a place to stay this is a must! I felt really safe here and the hotel is very clean. You can tell the housekeeping team does an amazing job and the room is spotless. They have set everything up for you fell safe from the check in to the distance pool chairs. You have an amazing employees that will go out of their way. Eduardo, Astrid, George and Lia to name a few! Also highly recommend paying extra for an upgraded room to have the best view in the city!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Astrid Naujokaitis, Owner at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Dear Nick24G, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. I'm so glad you felt so safe with our distancing and sanitizing policies in place and that the staff took such great care of you. It was so great to meet you and we do hope you come visit again! Best, Astrid N
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dancing_girl14 wrote a review Jan 2021
Oceanside, California30 contributions63 helpful votes
To be fair, this trip took place during the covid quarantine, so as we all know, nothing is "normal" right now. My daughter (17) and I needed to get a break from our house, and she had the day off, so I took the day off, and we headed to downtown SD for a little break. The hotel and everything around it felt pretty deserted. The only employees we saw during our stay was the 1 employee working the front desk. We took a tour of the hotel, and it was eerily quiet. The pool was closed at the time, there were no food services, and we did not see any other customers on our floor. With that being said, I'm curious as to why the hotel does not automatically upgrade all its customers to guarantee excellent reviews! Of all the empty rooms in the hotel, we were given room 1440. We had a slight city view and a view of the building (Courtyard) behind us. The tv was tiny and on a dresser to the side, so we really couldn't get all cozy in the bed and watch tv. The bathroom had a sliding glass door as its door that did not close completely. If one of us had had stomach issues, it would have been an embarrassing situation. I'm not sure what genius thought that door would afford any privacy! The room was clean and the shower was nice and hot with nice shampoo/conditioner/soap. When we checked in, we asked if we could have our check out bumped to 12. We were told we would have to ask in the morning, and we might have to pay extra. That caused us a good laugh....were they suddenly expecting a crowd to show up? We did ask in the morning, got the extended time, and did not have to pay. Overall it was a decent stay. However, since I'm pretty sure there were only about 10 people staying in that huge hotel, it would have been a kind gesture to put all of us in upgraded rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Astrid Naujokaitis, Owner at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Dancing_girl14, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry you didn't love your room - we do our best to accommodate all guests and I'm so sorry we didn't meet your needs. We have had to modify our operations during this time including placing several floors out of order so we are working within the inventory we have available. We would love for you to come back - please reach out to me directly and I will be happy to get you into a different room configuration. Best, Astrid
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Jason wrote a review Jan 2021
Costa Mesa, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I usually stay at the Kimpton in Huntington Beach when looking for a night or two away, but decided to try this location. First of all, they are so safe, clean and careful during the time of Covid, that it made our stay that much more comfortable. The convenience of being able to text with the front desk to have things delivered to our door, was huge. Although the in room dining wasn't available, they make it so easy for food delivery to be handled which helped. The room itself was one of the sexiest rooms we have been in (Harbor View Spa Room) with a beautiful bathroom and balcony with a view. We can't wait to go again knowing how well they are handling Covid and all of the requirements to keep the guest and staff safe.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Astrid Naujokaitis, Owner at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear jasondl1951LC, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you felt so safe with all of our Covid precautions in place and that you loved your room, the Harborview Skyline Spa Studio is one of my favorite rooms too! Looking forward to meeting you on your next trip! Best, Astrid
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Dimitri I wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stay here at least twice a month because our stay is awesome. Cam at the front desk couldn’t be a better person to greet us & always taking care of us. Will always be coming back because of him and the amazing rooms they have.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Astrid Naujokaitis, Owner at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Dear 389dimitrii, Thank you so much for your loyalty and for taking the time to write this review. Cam is great and we're so glad that he always takes such good care of you - we will be sure to recognize his efforts. We look forward to seeing more of you in the new year. Cheers! Astrid N
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US$143 - US$358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Noble Experiment (0.5 km), San Diego Symphony (0.3 km), and San Diego Civic Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's Downtown, Donut Bar, and Breakfast Republic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.