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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for 4 nights & before checkout, we booked our next stay back again. The room was extremely comfortable with an exceptionally quiet air conditioner & a really unique & functional bathroom. The tub was huge (didn't use it), placed behind the shower, which made it feel like a shower enclave with view of Walnut Stret. I like... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well decorate room. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in. And I had a crazy big bathtub. At the front desk all of then polite and helpful. Perfectly located. I did tried the breakfast first morning. Good. Although I usually went outside in order to take a look of the city.

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

aaddmus, The jacuzzi tubs are an exceptional feature we offer in select room types. So glad you were able to take advantage and enjoy the brand new mattresses! Next time we can point you to the staff favorite restaurants you missed during this stay. Regards, Pete More 

San Diego, California
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123 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are all eager to please and friendly. That vibe is so pervasive that even the guests are friendly. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with very comfortable beds. Bathrooms are large. Climate control is very good. Walking location to most destinations of interest - or easy public transport. WiFi works well. All is clean. Evening hosted wine reception... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

DAS102, While we love our hotel and location, we truly believe the most important aspect we can provide is our staff. To say I am thrilled that you had such positive encounters with everyone is an understatement. Thank you for the kinds words and we all look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Pete More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Kimpton Palomar in Philadelphia for one night and wished I could have stayed longer. The place is perfectly situated for both business and shopping in the city. Very nice room with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. The hotel serves complimentary wine and cheese every afternoon which is a nice touch. The staff were also... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Prop19, Thanks for the great review! Next time you definitely have to stay for more than one night and capitalize on everything Philly has to offer. Kimpton's signature wine hour is always a crowd pleaser and a great time for the staff to get to know everyone. I will be sure to pass on your comments about the staff! Regards,... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was great. Very beautiful entrance with very nice staff. We did not go to the restaurant but it looked very good. Seats in the main lobby are comfortable. We got a great connecting room with a good bathroom and shower. View out of the window was bad. We were facing the back side of the hotel, and out... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Traveltips1234, Thank you for the wonderful comments about the staff! We believe the single greatest impact is and always will be the staff. While we cannot do much about our location and the buildings around us, we will never stop striving to create an overall awesome experience. Regards, Pete More 

Princeton, NJ
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like Kimpton hotels overall - though some are oddly quirky - and this is SURELY one of them! The location is good, the hallways are bright, and clean... but there are some really odd quirks. I was upgraded (thanks kimpton!) to a small suite because I am an inner circle member. The suite was small to be a... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Jnn_75, Thank you for joining us and your loyalty to Kimpton as an Inner Circle member. We can certainly address the unintentional background music in the bathroom and just about any other issue that comes up! Feel free to shoot me an email so we can chat further, peter.diorio@hotelpalomar.com. Regards, Pete More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 6 nights in a twin-queen equipped room. The hotel itself prides itself on its original design and service both of which were up to scratch. The hotel's footprint is pretty small so there are not many communal areas if you want to escape your room but due to the very central location you're better off getting outside... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

rafsanchez, Thank you for joining us for an extended period of time. I appreciate the acknowledgement of our service levels which is our main focus day in and day out. Space is a bit limited in the Center City area but it does give us access to a plethora of local spots. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Regards,... More 

Delaware
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kimpton Palomar was a nice hotel! Very modern, very clean, and in a great location. There was a fire alarm test that took place on the day of check out which was a little annoying but other than that it was a nice stay. We are kimpton rewards members and appreciate the extra perks we get as members when we... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

GypsiiRose, I'm sorry for the fire alarm testing. Unfortunately city regulations we have to comply with force us (and every other hotel) to do this quarterly. I can assure you this is a pertinent test to ensure the everyday safety of our guests. Outside of that, I am glad the rest of your stay went as planned and we look... More 

Nashville, United States
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My groups routinely uses this property for a small meeting and I have stayed here several times for short pleasure trips. The staff are consistently friendly, courteous and several have gone out of their way to assist when I ran into trouble accessing the hotel due to unexpected construction. The restaurant is excellent. Rooms are average sized but well appointed,... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

Mikel G, Not often do we hear about guests who are able to join us for both business and leisure trips! I am glad we have met consistently met and/or exceeded your expectations and thank you for all the business. It is very easy to move hotels these days and we will always do anything I can to make sure... More 

Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exemplary customer service. It started with valet parking. When i checked in my room wasn't ready, so the desk clerk volunteered a $25 meal credit and i had a lovely lunch and did some work while my room was prepped. And the room was worth the wait. Great city view, with a stunning soaking tub and HUGE shower. A comfy... More 

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Peter D, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review

gtreadgold, There are very few comments that I can follow up your review with. A combination of behind the scenes hard work and a great product came together in perfect harmony. Thank you for the review and I truly hope to see you again. Regards, Pete More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing. ... more   less 

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Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: €152 - €483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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