Palomar San Diego, A Kimpton Hotel

Hotel, Café, and Bar
1047 5th Ave (btwn Broadway & C St), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
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Stay in high-end and sophisticated, art-filled style at Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown and San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter known for dining and nightlife, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play.


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    Rocky R.
    "Great Bar & Lounge, Excellent Food and an Exceptional Pool Deck."(3 Tips)
    "... In Touch members, and free wine hour from 5-6pm daily."(2 Tips)
    James U.
    "Rooms are wonderful - staff friendly and amazing pool area"(2 Tips)
    "Just kick back, enjoy the views, ambience and comfortable setting."(3 Tips)
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  • swimming pool
  • pool deck
  • wine
  • scenic views
  • cocktails
  • private balconies
  • pool bar
  • comfortable
  • stylish
  • free bikes
  • Fireball Whisky
  • wifi
  • hotel
  • films
  • lounges
  • music
  • friendly staff
  • facials
  • dinner
  • Edgar S.

    Great hotel with a ton of amenities. Hotel will price match any other travel site deals.

    Edgar Sarmiento · 3 weeks ago
  • James U.

    Rooms are wonderful - staff friendly and amazing pool area

    James Underberg · March 13
  • Third Rock Events

    Ask for a room on the high floor facing the bay. Stay the weekend & party at the pool. Make sure you dine at their restaurant the Saltbox. Plus, don't miss the wine hour & free bikes. Read more

    Third Rock Events · December 30, 2014
  • Millie D.

    Staff are friendly with great recommendations of what to do, and where to eat. Location is great on 5th. Would recommend!

    Millie Dennis · September 6, 2014
  • haya A.

    Formore,told us there are breakfast with only one dollar I like it as an offer When i come to hotel i found it cup of coffee and muffin not a real breakfast!Cheaters!!And dog's hair all over the room.

    haya AlSaeed · August 13, 2014
  • haya A.

    Very bad hotel .Dirty sheets,Stain every where. I keep itching all the night. I couldn't return my money. I want to leave san deigo because of the hotel ! They cheat us with pictures

    haya AlSaeed · August 13, 2014
  • leland r.

    If you have a sliding bathroom door watch out, it may take out a finger.

    leland rechis · August 11, 2014
  • Alexa P.

    Take advantage of the complimentary wine tasting from 5-6 everyday in the lobby! Don't forget to use your yoga mat.

    Alexa Pomerico · August 7, 2014
  • Leland S.

    Extremely noisy hotel. Paper thin walls--I can hear every word uttered in neighboring rooms.

    Leland S · May 26, 2014
  • Phu S.

    Pet friendly hotel!

    Phu Styles · November 25, 2013
  • Nathan P.

    This hotel is amazing and mostly due to the staff but the restaurant, pool deck (heated with music) and fab rooms & location. Perfect mix of urban chic and functional. Best bed in the city too!

    Nathan Parker · October 23, 2013
  • Mr Richards157

    I was extremely disappointed with my stay here.The room was dirty.I went to ask the front desk for it to be cleaned the front desk clerk was very rude.Parking is valet only an $40 a night.Wont be back

    Mr Richards157 · September 18, 2013
  • AJ G.

    Beautiful hotel, amazing staff, incredible room views, a spa perfectly hidden away for an urban retreat and an amazing pool lounge area. This just may be my next stay-cation!

    AJ Galka · August 15, 2013
  • Brian H.

    Great hotel, staff, pool and rooms

    Brian Huston · July 6, 2013
  • Jeremy L.

    Pool is nice. rooms are modern and clean. glass sliding bathroom doors could do with being slightly wider!

    Jeremy Lee · April 8, 2013
  • Rachelli V.

    Free wine hour 5-6!

    Rachelli Vollapocelli · March 15, 2013
  • Veronica S.

    Everyone at the spa is fabulous! From Oliver at the front desk to Randall and Abi for facial and spa, it was a very friendly and comforting atmosphere.

    Veronica Scotto · February 3, 2013
  • J. Lee H.

    Check out the pool!

    J. Lee Henry · November 8, 2012
  • ShaunJuanDaDon

    The music under water at the pool is epic and the bathrooms are out of hand!!!

    ShaunJuanDaDon · November 3, 2012

    From 5pm-6pm, the hotel offers a hosted evening wine hour where you can enjoy wine at the lobby and socialize with other guests. · September 13, 2012
  • Jerry D.

    Damn TVs here suck. One night I want to watch something, and the channel I want is frozen. THANKS KIMPTON! NOT!

    Jerry Del Valle · September 13, 2012
  • Christopher N.

    Tiny room, AC didn't work, bathroom door doesn't shut, and the maids yelled up and down the halls in Spanish at 8am... Luxurious...

    Christopher Novosad · September 10, 2012

    Check out the hotel's gastro-lounge menu which features shared plates under $25. Check out the cocktail program too. · August 13, 2012
  • Andrew W.

    The pool and pool bar are awesome. Warning: butt floss may be present.

    Andrew Wiseman · July 28, 2012
  • Andrew W.

    The bathroom on the mezzanine level is so crazy and weird and awesome. Go there

    Andrew Wiseman · July 24, 2012
  • Joe W.

    Service is great. Lots of homeless people outside though.

    Joe Walczak · May 26, 2012
  • Angela K.

    The pool is heated and has underwater speakers with totally clear music and multi color changing lights!

    Angela Kingsbury · April 7, 2012
  • Deviant K.

    customer service is excellent..rooms extra clean and feel brand spanking far so good! plus location couldn't be better

    Deviant Kade · March 13, 2012
  • Adam D.

    Amazing Views!

    Adam Divine · January 8, 2012
  • Adam D.

    Get a Luxe Flat.... that is way to go!

    Adam Divine · January 8, 2012
  • Stefanie A.

    Has to be the most comfortable bed in San Diego!!!

    Stefanie Angellotti · November 27, 2011
  • manya

    Free in-room wifi for In Touch members, and free wine hour from 5-6pm daily.

    manya · November 20, 2011
  • Ashley C.

    Best hotel and service in San Diego!

    Ashley Cassidy · November 13, 2011
  • Kat M.

    Join the Kimpton InTouch program and you get to raid the minibar for free

    Kat Mandelstein · October 29, 2011
  • Christine B.

    Corner private balcony king is the way to go!!!

  • Khanh D.

    The front door is huge and heavy!

    Khanh Doan · August 26, 2011
  • Drew A.

    Check out the 4th Flr. Bar

    Drew Adams · August 19, 2011
  • Dan S.

    Get the fireball whiskey from the bar when you walk in!

    Dan S · August 6, 2011
  • Jung K.

    Pool deck on the fourth floor is fab. Check it out!

    Jung K. · June 14, 2011
  • Mallory M.

    Valet stole my iPod and Tom Tom but they paid me back. I've been here twice since then. It's a nice place

    Mallory Manalang · March 27, 2011
  • Michael B.

    Cool heated pool on 4th floor...

    Michael Bryant · February 11, 2011
  • okdeadhead

    Just kick back, enjoy the views, ambience and comfortable setting. It doesn't get much better.

    okdeadhead · January 19, 2011
  • Lindsay M.

    Gotta call the front desk for machines on each level as it was originally built as an apartment building!

    Lindsay Myman · January 4, 2011
  • Kirsten F.

    Looking for food & fun in the Gaslamp Quarter? $10 off fondue @ The Gaslamp Melting Pot w/ SD Film Festival pass or ticket:

    Kirsten Fischer · September 29, 2010
  • Frank M.

    I heard they got a new Sous Chef...

    Frank McDonald · September 4, 2010
  • Kevin K.

    Very friendly valet and customer service. Rooms are great and the hotel is perfectly located.

    Kevin Kessler · August 16, 2010
  • Rocky R.

    Best hotel in Downtown San Diego. Great Bar & Lounge, Excellent Food and an Exceptional Pool Deck. Ask for Rocky at the door.

    Rocky Russo · August 8, 2010
  • Crystal C.

    Going to Raw San Diego

    Crystal Camarda · July 31, 2010
  • Stephanie S.

    The actual hotel is really contemporary and luxurious.. The rooms however were whack. Broken tv, broken blow dryer, bathroom door doesn't shut, etc! Plus $30 "upgrade" for two beds instead of one king

    Stephanie Savoian · July 12, 2010
  • Kellie N.

    Love this hotel!!!

    Kellie Nail · July 3, 2010

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