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 Kimpton Karma 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 craft cocktails and farm-to-table fare served at the Saltbox restaurant.
San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 184 rooms
Primary View
City center
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Solo travelers


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Lonely Planet


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 chic restaurant, lovely spa, nightly wine hour at night and coffee and tea in the morning.

Travel + Leisure


The lobby itself is a work of art, with a floating staircase. Upstairs, the ... luxury guest rooms, one-bedroom suites, and enormous penthouses have excellent views of the city’s skyline and harbor from floor-to-ceiling windows.



A few blocks from the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, this swanky Kimpton-operated hotel features luxurious guestrooms and a popular rooftop lounge.


The hotel's overall vibe is very grown-up — this isn't a place to bring the kids.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1440 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 1440 reviews 4.0 (based on 1440 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Minimalist, modern and Asian-inspired, the guest rooms are decorated in shades of white and blue. The beds are covered in Frette linens, while every bathroom features a rainforest shower. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, honor bars and animal print bathrobes.
  • Internet access is $12.99 per night (free to Kimpton Karma rewards members)

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 ($45)
  • 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


Saltbox serves up refined American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as craft cocktails, while the poolside SummerSalt specializes in tropical drinks and snacks.
  • The hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour for its guests every evening from 5 to 6 p.m.

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


Nature's Spa by Jurlique provides a variety of services in seven treatment rooms, as well as in individual guest rooms. Spa menu options include massages, skin care and body treatments.
  • Each treatment room features a steam shower

Services offered:

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


    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    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 is stocked with a yoga mat
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Number of meeting rooms16

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


        • Pets allowed (free)
        • Dog walking (with fee)
        • Pet-sitting (with fee)


        The Palomar offers indoor and outdoor spaces, intimate and large, for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel also features catering services.
        • Venues include rooftop pool deck

        Maximum wedding guest capacity200

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

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