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Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A posh, urban getaway in the heart of San Diego's lively Gaslamp Quarter
  • Social hour each evening with complimentary wine
  • Less than 10 minutes by car from Balboa Park and its world-famous San Diego Zoo
  • Over 200 restaurants within an eight-minute walk

86%
"The best service I've ever received at a hotel in my life!"
sharon
Mar 21, 2019 - Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Hotel Palomar San Diego combines the best of two worlds: It’s within walking distance to everything the cultural center Gaslamp Quarter has to offer and it has the signature, thoughtful Kimpton touches like a yoga mat in each guest room and free nightly social hours. 

A stay here means you are steps from some of San Diego’s most exciting nightlife. The House of Blues music venue is right next door, and 200 restaurants from steakhouses to sushi are all within an eight-minute walk.

Rooms are contemporary and modern with standout touches, including Jerusalem limestone bathrooms with rainforest showers and Italian Frette linens on the beds.

Libations and light fare are available at the hotel’s rooftop pool deck on weekends, while Curadero, the hotel's new restaurant, offers traditional and street food-inspired Mexican dishes in a casual, cantina style atmosphere.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities Room Service is 24 hours with a limited overnight menu.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $20 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Charges may apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

No limit on the number of pets and no height or weight restrictions apply. Guests will be required to sign a waiver and provide cell phone number at check-in in case of any damage or disturbances.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $20 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Guest Amenity Fee includes:

  • 24-hour access to fitness center
  • Standard Wifi
  • Small printing requests
  • Rollaway Bed (in king rooms only; based on availability)
**This fee is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal**

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $49.00 (subject to tax), per night. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

86%
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(37 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar San Diego (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The best service I've ever received at a hotel in my life!
sharon Mar 21, 2019 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was friendly and helpful Free wine from 5pm-6pm. Rooms were nice and clean.
Other Comments
This hotel is going to the dogs – literally. We stayed on the 12th floor, and every time I was about to fall asleep, a dog in a nearby room would start barking. It wasn’t just one room, it was at least three. This continued until after midnight. This hotel needs to decide whether it is a hotel or a kennel. When I discussed this with the desk as I was checking out in the morning, the staff was very helpful, and comped us our breakfast, which was a nice gesture. They also recommended that next time we request a pet free floor. Ok, but should it really be necessary to request a room where you won’t be kept awake by barking dogs until after midnight (may have been longer but put in my wife’s earplugs)? Also, I don’t think this would help much if the room above or below you had a dog. A better approach would be to limit dogs to the lower floors, and have the other guests on the upper floors. I own a dog and like dogs, but at a hotel such as the Kimpton, people should have priority over dogs. The other issue with the hotel is actually part of a larger problem. While the hotel is conveniently located close to the Gaslamp, this is also becoming problematic, as this area is becoming a blight on San Diego. One-half block up, in front of the CVS, there was a deranged street person shouting obscenities and even threats at nearly every passerby. On the same block we had to walk into the street to get around sleeping homeless people, and over rivulets and puddles of urine. This was all before 8pm, I hate to think what it would be like later. Again, this isn’t the hotels fault, but if I were from out of town, I would choose a nicer location.
Paul Mar 05, 2019 Oceanside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Attentive, professional and friendly staff at both the hotel and the restaurant. The TravelZoo deal made it great value. If we had to pay full retail we would look elsewhere due to the the large homeless population surrounding the hotel.
Other Comments
The hotel is in the middle of a neighborhood overflowing with homeless people. We would have to think hard about ever returning.
Pamela Feb 18, 2019 Incline Village, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Their prompt response when our in-room phone, TV, and shower hot water did not work.
Other Comments
They are very confused about the Travel Zoo package workings. The check-in desk agent told us the hotel would reduce the food/bev by 20% before they posted to our bill. They did not. When we checked out the full charges were on the bill and already charged. I had to dispute and that check-out agent told me we should have told the restaurant and room service. How would they know if we had that deal or not? The desk reception should be more up to date on how to handle the TZ package details. Also, on two days we were out from 9 AM to 3 PM and when we got back our room was still not cleaned.
Regena Feb 07, 2019 Lewisville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large, clean room with spectacular view of San Diego.
Other Comments
Compared to the wine social provided at the Kimpton hotel in downtown Phoenix, the wine social at the San Diego Palomar was second-rate. The Phoenix social offered more wines and far more food/snacks. Believe it or not, but this is one aspect of the Kimpton hotels that is important to us.
Robert Jan 06, 2019 Richland, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
1) Coffee in the morning and happy hour at night 2) The staff was very friendly and helpful
Joe Jan 05, 2019 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The food at the restaurant was good The front desk was helpful and friendly It was in a good location and the street car stop was about 1/2 block away
Other Comments
The only drawback was getting our car from valet after our 11am check out It took nearly 35 minutes
greta Dec 28, 2018 los angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Near everything
Other Comments
Parking expensive
DR DANIEL STERN Dec 23, 2018 Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fun atomspehere in common areas, free coffee/wine hour. Staff was nice and sent up a dessert/wine for husband';s birthday.
Other Comments
Area immediately outside the front entrance was littered with trash, homeless individuals, dock-less bikes/scooters, and very smelly. The city view we requested and paid for was a very small and narrow corner window with construction views. Bed was not very comfortable.
Asal Dec 15, 2018 Carlsbad, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great service, knowledgeable staff , quiet nice relaxing getaway
Mark Aug 30, 2018 El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

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