Ratings based on 1,154 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Manhattan Beach, Ca

Excellent

Posted Aug 6, 2016
The hotel is in a great location in the Gaslamp district. Everyone on the staff were so friendly and helpful. They have a free wine happy hour from 5-6 pm in the lobby. The bed is the most comfortable I have had in a hotel room and the air conditioner works great and is so quiet. The only bummer is parking. You have to pay $42.00 to valet park at the hotel with in and out privilege but the only other parking is across the street in the public lot for $30.00 with no in and out privilege. I gave 4 stars because of the parking,and have to pay $12.99 a day for WiFi. But overall an excellent hotel and I would highly recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Thank you Perkins for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate all of your nice comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We, like many downtown urban hotels, do not have a garage connected to our property and utilize the services of a parking company. With that, does come additional costs and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused. Thank you for choosing the Palomar! Sincerely, JJH
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Overall pretty good

Posted Aug 6, 2016
Great location a bit expensive and I didn't like the sliding glass bathroom door, didn't leave much privacy while on the throne, nice and clean and staff were good, although not sure if stay again for the price, wifi is extra too
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
We appreciate you choosing the Palomar for your recent visit and the nice comments about our staff. I'm sorry if the bathroom configuration did not offer the privacy that would have been most comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Sincerely,
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Antonio, TX

Great downtown hotel

Posted Aug 2, 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed the hotel. We payed a little extra for the high floor and I feel like it was worth it although we didn't see the lower rooms. The big window in the bathroom looking over the bay was awesome. We used valet parking and although expensive ($40 a day) the service was great. While the pool is small and not necessarily somewhere we wanted to spend a lot of time at, it provided for a great spot to hang out and relax at the hotel. The hotel is walking distance to Gaslamp district and the baseball park. We also traveled out to Coronado island and out to La Jolla. Both were very close to the hotels. Getting in and out of DT was very easy. This was probably one of our favorite trips in recent memory and Hotel Palomar was a big reason for this.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Dear Chad We're thrilled to hear that your recent stay was one of your favorite visits to SD and that the hotel was a part of your great experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback! We so appreciate your great comments and hope you will be back again in the future. Sincerely,
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Colorado/L,A,/K.C.

Great for Girls Weekend!

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Pros: Great pool with pool bar, lounge chairs and lots of seating.
Cons: Lower floors can get noisy at night due to the street activity in the Gaslight district. Comes with the territory.
Location: Little Italy has a great Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Should be able to walk to any restaurant you choose.
Stylish hotel, good location in the Gaslight district- easy to get anywhere from here. Good pool scene, the restaurant/bar is great. Free daily wine Happy Hour with yummy flatbreads! We had a standard room and upgraded to a great Suite with a second room and a balcony with help from Astrid, the top-notch staff person at the front desk. Thanks A.!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Thank you "Kimandfriends" for your great feedback! We will be happy to share your notes with Astrid (we think she is amazing too). We're glad to hear the location worked well for you to take in the downtown area and that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully, you will be back again soon for another visit. Sincerely, JJH
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, In the middle of downtown.

Posted Jul 30, 2016
Pros: the bed was huge and comfy
Cons: the room size should be a bit bigger.
It's a very nice hotel, in the heart of San Diego, close to everything and very luxurious and neat. the rooms are a bit small though, the king bed was taking almost 97% of the room size.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay. We appreciate you choosing the Palomar for your visit and the kind notes you have shared. Sincerely,
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful room beautiful view

Posted Jul 14, 2016
The balcony was an added bonus. The bedding was soft and cool to the touch
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
So glad to hear you found the bedding to be comfy-and you enjoyed the balcony. We appreciate the great feedback and to know you enjoyed your stay! Sincerely,
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dallas, Tx

San Diego Get-Away

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Awesome hotel in an awesome location! Sat at the top of 5th street so we had access to all the restaurants and night life. Minus the construction on the corner, the neighborhood was as expected. Room and bathroom were spacious and well designed. Functional and comfortable. The only two issues were of course parking, $40. And Internet charges. I would totally recommend this hotel to a friend. And would book it again for a future stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Thank you for the awesome feedback and sharing about your recent stay! We're thrilled to hear that you would recommend our hotel as well as book again (that is music to our ears). We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

clean but worn

Posted Jun 20, 2016
The rooms are very clean but somewhat worn. Excellent staff. Top flight concierge who was extremely helpful with local recommendations. The neighborhood is dicey and dangerous as soon as you step out the door. The neighborhood is not what I expected at all for my vacation spot in such a beautiful city.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 24, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
We appreciate your kind comments about our staff and the shout-out about the Concierge! It is unfortunate to hear that our neighborhood was not the location of your preference. We do hope you will continue to visit Kimpton Hotels in your upcoming travels. Sincerely,
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Fresno, CA

Beautiful hotel right in Gaslamp

Posted Jun 16, 2016
Loved this hotel from beginning to end. Wonderful and extra helpful staff. We left something in our car and they got it for us and brought it up to the room. Then we ordered room service one night and my husband wanted ice cream but they didn't have it on the menu, but the room service attendant took the extra time to track it down for him. The room was really spacious, high ceilings and the most comfortable bed I've slept in forever. We will be returning next month for the All Star Game!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
Hello Chelsea, Thank you for choosing the Palomar for your recent stay and for the awesome comments! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and will happily share your kind notes with the team! We're looking forward to your return!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Loved it- the pool was awesome and the 19th floor!

Posted Jun 7, 2016
The suites on the 19th floor give you incredible views of the city- try to get suite 1908. It has the sexiest tub. Pool is great. Nothing better than relaxing poolside with a cold margarita! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 9, 2016 by JJH, Hotel Management
We're thrilled to read your awesome comments and to know you had such a great stay! Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience and for choosing the Palomar for your accommodations!