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
(20 Member Ratings)
"The service and design "
03. Jul 2017
Bloomfield, NJ, United States

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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar San Diego (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The service and design
Other Comments
Totally cool hotel with a surprisingly great restaurant. The staff were wry friendly and courteous
janneidy 03. Jul 2017 Bloomfield, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Other Comments
Service was exceptional. Would stay here again!
Benjamin 26. Jun 2017 Cerritos, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
location and amenities
Other Comments
great place and happy hour
Konrad 08. Jun 2017 Oxnard, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Location was excellent. You could walk the whole city from here - Little Italy, Waterfront, Petco Field, GasLamp, Balboa Park. Rooms are small as expected. Morning coffee and tea provided in lobby could be improved. Coffee and hot water were lukewarm both times and they had provided some pastries but basket was empty both times we went downstairs.
Margot 12. Jun 2017 San Bruno, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nicely designed, clean, friendly staff and good location.
Other Comments
The rooms look nice but the bed and pillows are not very comfortable.
Flaviu 26. Jun 2017 Yorba Linda, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Decor is nice but is worn
Other Comments
Odors on different levels of the hotel
Larry / Davette 26. Jun 2017 Inglewood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great stay, great staff, great location, early check in, and free happy hour!
Other Comments
Location is right on 5th, where all the restaurants and nightlife are! The bed was super comfortable as well!
Sonyia 30. May 2017 Fontana, Ca, United States
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance and service
Barbara 21. May 2017 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff was out of this world!
Other Comments
The hotel was centrally located to all the nearby attractions, allowing us to walk to most of our destinations. The restaurant doesn't provide a lot of options for those that aren't Mexican food fans.
Kylie 05. Jun 2017 Gilbert, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
The personal service.
Other Comments
The staff was exception.
Tiffany 15. May 2017 Inglewood, CA, United States

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