The Palomar Hotel, located at the north end of the Gaslamp Quarter, is part of the San Francisco based Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. Hotelier Bill Kimpton’s mission is to create hotels that provide thoughtful amenities, gorgeous and useful accommodations, divine culinary experiences, and personal attention to guests in every detail. While these are the principles he stands by, it is also important to him that each boutique hotel has its own unique story and stays true to its location. The Palomar Hotel exudes its own personality from start to finish, from the design to the customer service. This hotel is truly special and each guest feels well taken care of while enjoying their stay.
RoomsAt the Palomar Hotel you can choose from guestrooms, suites, lofts, or penthouses. Guestrooms are perfect for short-term stays, suites are great for longer-term stays, and the lofts or penthouses are ideal for families, a few couples, or those looking for the comforts of home with the luxury and customer service of a hotel.
Guests can choose from three different guestrooms, the Deluxe Guestrooms, the Premier Guestrooms, or the Skyline View Guestroom. The Deluxe rooms can be reserved with a king, queen, or two doubles; they are between 317-430 square feet. These guestrooms are located on the lower level. The Premier and Skyline view guestrooms are perfect for couples as they come with a King size bed; they are located on the upper levels with between 385-450 square feet of space.
No matter which guestroom you choose, they all come with beautiful Brazilian walnut floors. Plush beds are dressed with clean, crisp, luxury Italian Frette linens and comfortable white down comforters and pillows; hypoallergenic pillows offered to those who need them. Dark wood side tables, plush white chairs, and fresh plants make rooms chic, yet homey. The sleek room design is complemented by dark and light tones. Large windows let in natural light and partial views of either the downtown skyline or the pool deck.
There are two suite options to choose from; the Skyline View Suites, or the King Spa Suites. Both come with a king size bed in the separate bedroom. The Skyline View Suites are anywhere from 581-960 square feet and the King Spa suites can be anywhere from 800-920 square feet. Both suites offer a separate living area with a coffee table, dark brown leather chairs and a loveseat with cream cushions. The Skyline Suite has large windows that offer a view of the San Diego Skyline or the pool deck. The King Suites offer large balconies that overlook downtown San Diego. Gorgeous bathrooms include large and luxurious soaking tubs.
All of the guestrooms and suites come with a 36” HD plasma television, comfortable desk and chair, makeup mirror, ironing board, iron, hairdryer, and an alarm clock. They are also equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, yoga mats, and a complimentary yoga channel. The bathroom details include ETRO bath amenities, rainforest showerheads, plush bathrobes, and “Forget it? We got it.” essential travel items. Bathroom interiors are floor to ceiling Jerusalem bone limestone, cream floor tiles, white linens, with touches of dark wood.
For those planning longer stays, or those with a larger group, the lofts and penthouses are perfect for you. You can choose from five different styles of lofts, or the two or three-bedroom penthouses. Each one features designer finished living rooms, Brazilian hardwood floors, private bedrooms with king size beds, and luxury linens. Pull-out sofas, rainforest shower and steam features, and a full kitchen and dining area with top-notch appliances and serving dishes are included. These high end lofts and penthouses are large enough to host small dinner or cocktail parties, or just give traveling families a relaxing home away from home. These spaces can also be reserved for business meetings, social events, hosting dinner events, and more.
The Palomar Hotel offers bikes in their lobby for guests to take out and explore downtown San Diego; yoga mats in every room help guests restore mind and body. There are complimentary wine receptions in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, and you can earn perks like a $10 Raid the Bar credit with your Kimpton Karma Rewards card. You can also choose from one of the complimentary morning newspapers in the lobby. These are a few of the little touches that make your stay so enjoyable.
Nature’s Spa by Jurlique is a full-service spa offering luxury services in treatment rooms with private showers. The fabulous Rooftop Bar & Lounge is a great place to mingle with other guests while overlooking the San Diego Skyline. The hotel fitness and business centers are both open 24 hours a day; room service is also 24 hours a day. Overnight shoeshine, same-day laundry and dry cleaning services, and an onsite concierge are at your service to help alleviate your day-to-day stress. This is a pet friendly hotel with plenty of services and amenities for them too. You can relax and enjoy some fun in the sun at the SummerSalt Pool Deck & Lounge. When the sun goes down, Saltbox Restaurant is the perfect place to have dinner and a drink in style. At The Palomar Hotel, staff make it their mission to anticipate guests’ every need.
Amenities Tip: The SummerSalt rooftop pool is adults only.
Staying at the Palomar Hotel is an awesome experience in itself; you could virtually never leave the hotel and still have a great time. However, located at the upper end of the Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is close to a majority of the entertainment, arts, and cultural hot spots of San Diego. The House of Blues, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and the nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter are just a few tempting attractions. If you want to do a little shopping, catch a baseball game, or explore San Diego’s downtown architecture, the high-rise Financial District, Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, and Horton Plaza are all within walking distance. If you are visiting for the first time, talk with The Palomar Hotel concierge, where they can design a fun day of activities for you and recommend must-see attractions based on your interests.
The Palomar Hotel offers several ever-changing promotions via their website. You can choose Romantic Getaway, Pet Friendly, and other special offer packages that will bring you savings. Those who are AAA members and business travelers can save 20% on their rooms. Government and military travelers can also enjoy special rates. Small groups booking six rooms or more can get discounts of up to 30%. Sign up for the Kimpton Karma Rewards program and receive special rates, last minute hotel deals, and more. This boutique hotel wants to make their urban luxury stays affordable for everyone; with their many promotions and discounts, they make that a reality.