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Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • A posh urban getaway in the heart of San Diego's lively Gaslamp Quarter
  • Complimentary happy hour with wine
  • The rooftop pool deck has a restaurant & infinity pool
  • Over 200 restaurants within an eight-minute walk
  • You can sign up for free Wi-Fi with Kimpton's Karma Reward program

"A world of sophistication and luxury" -- Frommer's
Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
"Great service, knowledgeable staff , quiet nice relaxing getaway"
30. Aug 2018
El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

Map & Directions

From San Diego Airport, the Palomar San Diego is about a 10-minute drive; a taxi will cost approximately $15.

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The Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel is within walking distance of everything the cultural center known as the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer. It is 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 8-minute walk.

The hotel offers all the signature Kimpton touches, including leopard-print robes and free happy hour wine tastings.

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

Drinks and light meals are available at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and pool deck, which also hosts DJ-led seasonal parties at the infinity pool. Locavores should visit the lobby’s gastro lounge, Saltbox, which specializes in farm-fresh flavors and native ingredients.

From the press:
  • "Luxurious ambiance" -- Fodor's
  • "A world of sophistication and luxury" -- Frommer's
  • "A stylish retreat in a convenient location" -- U.S. News



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$20 plus tax, per night.
Cot 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: The $20 guest amenity fee is waived for this deal and includes:

  • 24-hour access to fitness center
  • Standard Wifi
  • Small printing requests
  • Rollaway Bed (in king rooms only;based on availability)

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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.

Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar San Diego (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great service, knowledgeable staff , quiet nice relaxing getaway
Mark 30. Aug 2018 El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Some maintenance issues should have been dealt with regarding the draperies in the room. (Minor) but they were ripped and hanging off the rod,And didn’t close completely. Unattractive. Told front desk on the way out On the positive side the location is in the midst of the gas lamp and walking distance to many places.
Sandra 14. Jul 2018 Ventura, CA, USA
Other Comments
The place was beyond lovely. But the hotel was very much relying on the looks and location and decided to forego customer service.
michelle 02. Jul 2018 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Eric at check in was exceptional. Beverages in the lobby were a plus.
Other Comments
The hotel room was just not quite clean. Staff was not exceptionally friendly or helpful, not what I expect in a high end boutique hotel. Hall and rooms were uncomfortably warm.
Karen 27. Jun 2018 Merion Station, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The wine social hour, proximity to restaurants
Jennifer 26. Jun 2018 Eugene, OR, USA
Other Comments
We didn't appreciate the $49 valet service.
steve 25. Jun 2018 Long Beach, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The text concierge.
Janel 25. Jun 2018 La Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean, modern hotel with lots of amenities and close to Gaslamp area.
Other Comments
Aside from one great staff member who helped us on the first night, most staff were cold and did not take the time to get to know me. It felt as if they were trying to maintain a “proper” demeanor, which is of course desirable, but they neglected to actually care about the customer and their needs. The few smiles I received seemed very forced. What a bummer for the very nice gentleman working the evening shift on the day we checked in. He was very kind. Good for him for keeping up a genuinely positive attitude despite his surroundings .
Jennifer 21. Jun 2018 Denair, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
proximity to everything in the gaslamp district.
Other Comments
The showers have a half glass door and the rest is exposed, any showering results in water all over the floor outside of shower.
venus 26. May 2018 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
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Darrick 20. May 2018 Palm Springs, CA, USA

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