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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

1047 5th Ave | San Diego, CA 92101  [SEE MAP]San Diego, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Rooftop pool deck
Fee for Wi-Fi (unless you're a loyalty program member)
Like most Kimpton brand properties, the Hotel Palomar San Diego offers guests a stylish retreat in a convenient location. Situated in downtown San Diego, the Hotel Palomar is described by recent visitors as classy and cool. Accommodations here feature Italian Frette linens and a muted yet elegant color palette. Rooms also include high-speed internet access (which IHG Rewards Club members can use for free), ETRO bath products and plasma TVs. When they're not out enjoying the bustling nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, Hotel Palomar visitors can take advantage of the hotel's on-site spa or relax by the outdoor pool. And though numerous eateries sit within walking distance of the hotel, previous guests strongly recommend savoring the tacos and margaritas at in-house Mexican spot Curadero.
San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 211 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

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A 9000lb bronze front door pivots to reveal Nepalese carpets and multitextured surfaces: wooden blocks to sand-dollar-shaped ceramics, stingray skin to woven leather. There's doting service, a new Mexican soul-food restaurant, lovely spa, nightly wine hour at night and coffee and tea in the morning.



From the sexy, lair-like lobby to the serene guestrooms and sceney rooftop bar, this recently renovated high-rise hotel in Downtown San Diego has a sophisticated take on Southern California style.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1674 have reviewed the Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1674 reviews 4.0 (based on 1674 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Minimalist, modern and Asian-inspired, the guest rooms and suites are decorated in shades of white and blue. The beds are covered in Frette linens, while every bathroom features a walk-in rainforest shower. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, honor bars and Atelier Bloem bath products.
  • Internet access is $12.99 per night (free to IHG rewards members)
Nightly resort fee$25

Standard room size317 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar is located in downtown San Diego, on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, a popular neighborhood filled with nightlife and restaurant options, boutique shops and art galleries. The hotel is about a mile north of the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, and about a mile east of the USS Midway Museum.
  • About 3 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport
  • About 3 miles southwest of Balboa Park where the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Air & Space Museum is located
  • 24-hour valet parking ($49)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


Get a taste of Mexico at Curadero, a hotel eatery serving up authentic tacos and ceviche. The restaurant opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast but also serves brunch, lunch, dinner and, of course, happy hour margaritas. You can also enjoy cocktails and small bites on Level Four Pool Deck and Lounge while enjoying the outdoors.
  • The hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour for its guests every evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Private dining is also available

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


The hotel's heated infinity pool is surrounded by daybeds and a wooden deck. It is a popular place for some laid-back socializing.
  • Pool open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Poolside beverage and food service
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel doesn't have a designated spa area, but there are in-room spa treatments available. Revitalizing hot stone massages and spirulina body wraps are just some of the relaxing treatments you can book.

    Services offered:

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


    Open 24 hours per day, the fitness center at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown. The equipment includes the usual mix of treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, weight machines and free weights.
    • Every room of the hotel comes with a yoga mat
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Whether you're meeting with a group of 10 or a group of 200, there is a venue for you at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. With 17 rooms spread across 20,000 square feet, many spaces are customizable. The hotel will fuel your meeting experience with a wide array of catering options.

      Number of meeting rooms17

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


      This hotel accepts pets of all kinds with no restrictions on size. There are also no extra fees required for those who choose to bring pets along.
        • Pets allowed (free)
        • Dog walking (with fee)
        • Pet-sitting (with fee)


        There are indoor and outdoor spaces, intimate and large, for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Catering services are available, and the hotel can supply an event manager to help with wedding related events such as bridal showers and brunches. For large groups looking for a place to stay, the hotel offers preferred group room rates to wedding guests.
        • Venues include rooftop pool deck

        Maximum wedding guest capacity200

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

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