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Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

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Premium Room, 1 King Bed, San Diego and Harbor Views | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Suite, Harbor View (Skyline) | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar

Overview of Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

4.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Convention Center17 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaport Village20 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)13 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel is located in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by USS Midway Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Balboa Park and Waterfront Park. Check out an event or a game at Petco Park, and consider making time for San Diego Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 11 min walk
  • Petco Park - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 17 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 17 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • 5th Avenue Station - 1 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 11 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 13 min drive


  • The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole - 2 min walk
  • The Melting Pot - 2 min walk
  • Grant Grill - 2 min walk
  • Rei Do Gado - Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Osetra Seafood & Steaks - 2 min walk

About this property

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

4-star boutique hotel refurbished in 2022 and located near San Diego Zoo
Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel is located close to Petco Park and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, and provides a poolside bar, a free daily manager's reception, and a rooftop terrace. Enjoy American cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Guests can also expect to find dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour gym and conference space.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, a ballroom, and an elevator
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 211 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Extra amenities include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 36-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and heating


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 60.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-30 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • The Desmond
  • The Cafe

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bike parking
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (21884 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Local artist showcase
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Renovated entire property - October 2022
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19, valet parking and shuttle services are not available until further notice.
Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 33.81 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The property's resort fee includes a daily USD 10 food and beverage credit which can be used in the on-site restaurant or for in-room dining.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Palomar Hotel San Diego
Palomar San Diego
San Diego Palomar
Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Does Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel on Dec 25, 2022 start from $171.75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 60.00 per night.

What time is check-in at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Balboa Park and Petco Park. San Diego Convention Center and Waterfront Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). 5th Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Civic Center Station is 3 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 5 out of 7 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 0 out of 7 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 1 out of 7 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 7 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff. Very accommodating and nice. Especially the guy manning the coffee and tea station in the morning.

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved our stay!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Chin Chye
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Couldn’t be happier with my stay at the Kimpton. It is located very near to the Gaslamp Quarters (like 2 blocks away), and it’s very happening on weekend nights especially if there’s a local team playing. Expect the mood to be rowdy, happening and full with all the sports fan. What I dislike about the area is there’s too many homeless people around this area too. Literally just at the corner of the hotel is like a rest area for them. The place also smell like urine at night. Even so, I felt quite safe there even for single woman. The hotel is also very convenient, there’s CVS and 7 Eleven on the same street and also the tram stop. The hotel has a modern chic deco. A nice bar at the lobby which also serves the morning coffee. The rooms are a bit small, but enough for couples with 2-3 large cases. I have a room overlooking the pool, which is kinda of nice. I like big windows which allows sunlight to come through and I’m please with the amount of light I have in this room. Pool is a bit quiet, good for afternoon tan with the western sun. But the water is a bit cool even though it claimed to be heated. I didn’t swim but had 2 afternoons at the pool side. The hotel gives $10/day restaurant credit. It can be used for breakfast at the restaurant. For drivers, and those not familiar with the area, it is possible to miss the hotel drop off entirely. I couldn’t find “Kimpton Hotel” as the main sign wrote “Hotel Palomar”.

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

2/10 Terrible

Dalila, México
Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service
la atención de recepcion es pésima, no revisan bien la información y me estuvieron cobrando cosas que se pagaron con otra tdc