Ratings based on 1,408 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A good hotel in Phila

Posted Apr 13, 2015
The price is good for this kinda hotel. The room is clean and well decorated. The hotel is in the heart of the city, close to a restaurant street, and has easy access to the tourist spots. The drawback is that there is a hint of bad smell in the room, but it is tolerable. Also, every guest here seems to own a dog.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New York area

Dog friendly in Philly

Posted Apr 11, 2015
It's hard to find a nice hotel that will allow dogs over 30 pounds. The Palomar is a great choice - my 85 pound black lab was welcomed and we all enjoyed the convenient location near shopping, restaurants and of course, the park!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom b

Awesome free wine reception! Had two glasses!

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Staff was attentive and interested upon check in, lobby beautiful also great down location
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Very nice staff. Never have you standing around always asking how can we help
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom New York, NY

Great Hotel, right in Center City

Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: Amenities are beautiful, very friendly staff
Cons: Slow elevators
Location: Center City, close to all of the shopping
Great hotel, very friendly staff. Right in the heart of Center City.
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Washington, DC

Nice hotel in good location

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: It's location and the helpful hotel personnel. Its restaurant is a sort of bar with a god lunch menu. My chicken salad sandwich was quite good.
Cons: The HVAC system kept going on for 5 to 10 seconds and then turning off. The minibar was not cold. Both turned out to be minor annoyances.
Location: The area is so convenient to restaurants, shopping, public transportation and cabs. I walked to the West Phila. campus of Penn and back at a leisure.
I've stayed in other hotels in the area and decided to try out the Palomar for my 2-day business trip to the City. Check-in was very pleasant as was my experience with all hotel personnel. Its the kind of standard that makes Kimpton hotels so attractive. The decor is modern, but not over the top. My room was small compared to other rooms in the area, all of which seem to have been converted from office buildings. Nevertheless, I didn't feel cramped. The bathroom was comfortable and well-equipped. The queen bed was very comfortable. I was on the 6th floor. While there's no "view," there can't be any view in this part of the City unless you stay on the very top floors.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Washington, DC

Cool Intown Retreat

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: Striking style - sort of modern Art Deco.
Location: It is an easy walk to Rittenhouse Square, shops, restaurants.
I stayed overnight to attend a family gathering. The Palomar was nicely centrally located, the room was comfortable and strikingly furnished. The bathroom was clean, well lit, and complete. Best feature of the bathroom was that its light could be dimmed, which meant I could see my way to it in the night, but would not be kept awake by the light. Staff was very helpful as I struggled to connect with the WiFi. I found the door to the room excessively heavy, but once I got used to it, I could manage it.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

dirt!

Posted Apr 3, 2015
Pros: interior design
Cons: wash your bedsheets, get rid of filth in the bed, and place a coffeemaker in the room!
dirt in the bed; unwashed blanket; short sheets that don't protect one's body from the blanket used by previous guests
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom bnyc

We had a great stay. Room was small but immacule a

Posted Apr 2, 2015
The room was immaculate and efficient, if a bit small. No view, but we didn't care as it was a one night stay. Great location; great restaurants and museums in walking distance. Great free cocktail hour in lobby.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in city center

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: The room and it's very comfortable bed, the staff
Cons: Some FREE wifi. It's not normal not providing free wifi in a hotel of this class
Location: Everything in Philadelphia is near that hotel except the historical center
We had a great time at the Kimpton Palomar. Staff was really nice and kind and helped us with our needs. We had some free wine a music from 5 to 6pm which was really a nice evening starter!