Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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 and infinity pool
  • Over 200 restaurants within an eight-minute walk

“A world of sophistication and luxury” -- Frommer's
93%
Enjoyed This
(57 Member Ratings)
"The wine social hour, proximity to restaurants"
Jennifer
Jun 26, 2018
Eugene, OR, 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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Overview

The Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel combines the best of two worlds: It’s within walking distance to everything the cultural center known as the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer and it has the signature Kimpton touches like leopard-print robes and free happy hour wine tastings. 

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 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

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

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

Bathroom

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

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

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.

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: US$20 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). 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 available (in King Spa Suite and Skyline Corner Balcony) on request, $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

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

Pets are allowed on request, free of charge. No limit on the number of pets and no height or weight restrictions apply.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

93%
Enjoyed This
(57 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar San Diego (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location
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 Jul 14, 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 Jul 02, 2018 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The text concierge.
Janel Jun 25, 2018 La Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The wine social hour, proximity to restaurants
Jennifer Jun 26, 2018 Eugene, OR, USA
Other Comments
We didn't appreciate the $49 valet service.
steve Jun 25, 2018 Long Beach, CO, 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 Jun 27, 2018 Merion Station, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Yoga mat in the room
Other Comments
I booked via TravelZoo because it waived the facility resort fee. However the hotel didn't recognize any IHG gold status benefits. The room was small, cleanliness was sub par for the amount charged.
Doreen May 07, 2018 San Anselmo, 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 Jun 21, 2018 Denair, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Ok
Darrick May 20, 2018 Palm Springs, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean, great bar and great location!
Other Comments
Only downside was that the sink backed up.
Miriam Apr 11, 2018 Moreno Valley, CA, USA

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