Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 South 17th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025  [SEE MAP]Philadelphia, PA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Located in Center City neighborhood near Rittenhouse Square
Valet parking is pricey

Striking the right balance of modernity and comfort, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia boasts luxurious amenities, spacious rooms and chic decor. Recent visitors adore the stylish accommodations: rooms are appointed with eye-catching green and purple accents. They also feature recycled glass tile bathrooms equipped with Luxury Atelier Bloem bath products, as well as signature Kimpton amenities like ultra-soft Frette linens and large flat-screen TVs. The hotel's cozy restaurant, Square 1682, also earns high praise for its inventive dishes. While visitors appreciated the cuisine, they weren't as pleased with the expensive valet parking fees at this Kimpton. Still, previous lodgers agree that the property's best asset is its phenomenal urban location within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square. And thanks to the IHG Rewards Club program, you'll receive extra perks, such as complimentary Wi-Fi access and upgrades, for choosing to stay here.

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Location
Philadelphia, PA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 230 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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These 1929 Art Deco offices in the upscale Rittenhouse neighborhood have been transformed into a cozily contemporary and LEED-certified eco-minded boutique hotel from Kimpton. ... Take note: You can often get rates that include a continental breakfast for just $1 more.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Oyster.com

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The 230-room Palomar near Rittenhouse Square Park is one of the city's chicest boutiques, with bold, sleek style, excellent service, and contemporary rooms with plush, comfortable beds.

Fodor's

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Three brightly colored busts of Ben Franklin greet you in this Kimpton property's chic lobby alongside a comfy fireside living room. Touches of purple enliven the bright guest rooms, which have stylish modern furnishings. But it's not all about looks—the hotel staff is über friendly and helpful.

Fodor's Choice

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2846 have reviewed the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2846 reviews 4.5 (based on 2846 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is located inside a renovated art deco building from 1929, so expect eye-catching design everywhere you go. Stylish guest rooms and suites are defined by a balance between intricately patterned accent pieces and a cool color palette featuring serene earth tones and soft purples. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, yoga mats in every room, complimentary overnight shoeshine service and Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities. The hotel also has a program called "Forgot it? We've Got It!" that offers home essentials for an extra fee, including deodorant, floss, feminine care products and more.
  • Wi-Fi costs $12.99 per day, but is free for IHG Rewards Club members
  • Bathrooms have recycled glass tile accents

Standard room size260 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is located in the heart of Philadelphia in the Center City area, which appeals to both business and leisure travelers. The city's many historic sites and major companies are within walking distance of this property, as Center City is the hub of business activity in Philadelphia.
  • Nearby attractions include Rittenhouse Square, Reading Terminal Market and the Mütter Museum
  • Hotel sits 13 miles northeast of Philadelphia International Airport
  • SEPTA train service available from the airport to the Suburban Station, which is just four blocks from the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Square 1682 is the hotel's only restaurant. The eatery serves contemporary American dishes using regional ingredients. Complimentary coffee and tea are also available every morning, and free nightly wine receptions are hosted in the property's lobby.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

While there is no spa on-site, the hotel offers a full menu of in-room spa services, including massage therapies and body treatments.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    A voucher for complimentary cookies and milk is given to children upon check-in, but there is no Kids Club.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The hotel's 24-hour fitness center has all of the cardio and weight equipment needed to fit in a workout, including treadmills, ellipticals, free weights and balance balls. There are running maps and yoga mats in each guest room, and guided runs can be arranged.
      • Loaner PUBLIC bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (free)
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs (with fee)
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia has 6,000 square feet of event space, including the 1,750-square-foot Burnham Ballroom. In addition to the ballroom, the hotel features five meeting rooms and a high-tech boardroom.
      • Front desk staff can assist with business needs

      Number of meeting rooms5

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Kimpton hotels are particularly pet-friendly, and the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia welcomes pets of all sizes for no additional charge. Pet amenities like food and water bowls, pet beds, disposable bags and dog walking maps are provided for free.
        • Pets allowed (free)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        The hotel's penthouse ballroom, which can hold up to 150 guests for a reception and up to 100 people for a ceremony, is located on the 25th floor and offers picturesque views of the city skyline. Smaller venues are also available, including the AIA Library, which can host intimate gatherings for 15 to 20 guests, depending on the style of the event.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity160

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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