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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
(38 Member Ratings)
"The staff was outstanding and went out of their way to make our stay a great one!"
Jan 10, 2018
El Dorado HillsEl 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.

Rooms & Rates

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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
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

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

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


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Cribs available (in King Deluxe, Queen Deluxe, Skyline King, King Spa Suite and Skyline Corner Balcony) on request, free of charge for one child under age 3. Extra beds are not available.
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.

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 Parking for $30.00 (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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar San Diego (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was outstanding and went out of their way to make our stay a great one!
Other Comments
Can’t wait to go back!
Russell Jan 10, 2018 El Dorado HillsEl Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service — everyone at front desk was friendly, helpful, welcomed all requests and answered all questions.
Other Comments
Bicycles are available for guest use. They pour a nice wine every evening between 5:00-6:00. There are several newspapers along with hot coffee in the lobby every morning. We had a glass of ice-cold water upon re-entering the hotel each time we came back from exploring San Diego.
Elisabeth Jan 09, 2018 Sebastopol, CA, USA
Other Comments
Noisy, people partying, no one did anything to stop it even after complaining at front desk.
Andres Jan 08, 2018 El Paso, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room
Other Comments
Restaurant is a plus
Elisabeth Jan 05, 2018 Sebastopol, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were amazing
lynn Dec 25, 2017 Newport Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good location.....clean nicely decorated rooms. The personnel at the front desk was excellent.
Other Comments
Our original room reeked of cigarette smoke, as did the hallway. We were given a different room, and an upgrade, and that room was fine. The morning coffee bar ran out of hot water, cream and milk. The hot cocoa was taken away by 8:45 a.m.
Judith Jan 01, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good value for the location
katherine Nov 19, 2017 Iowa City, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Attentive & Friendly Staff
Other Comments
Did have a problem on billing over parking charge, that eventually got resolved, but it took a few tries & finally having to pull my confirmation email to prove my claim:(
Mr. Nov 28, 2017 Chino Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service and design
Other Comments
Totally cool hotel with a surprisingly great restaurant. The staff were wry friendly and courteous
janneidy Jul 03, 2017 Bloomfield, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Decor is nice but is worn
Other Comments
Odors on different levels of the hotel
Larry / Davette Jun 26, 2017 Inglewood, CA, USA

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