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What We Love

  • The coolest spa in downtown San Diego, Nature’s Spa by Jurlique features treatment rooms with private steamrooms, Jacuzzis and their signature Moroccan Rasul treatment
  • The art-themed hotel frequently runs events and specials in conjunction with the San Diego of Contemporary Art and The San Diego Symphony
  • Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, with local eateries, clubs and bars right at the doorstep
  • Unusually quiet soundproof windows keeps much of the trolley, traffic and party noise where it belongs: outside

What To Know

  • The hotel was renamed the Palomar San Diego in June 2011
  • The swank fourth-floor pool deck is popular for weddings and shindigs. Great if you’re invited, not ideal if you’re hoping to enjoy a little urban oasis
  • There’s no office desk in the loft rooms, but work can be done on the kitchen table
  • You can book the services of a private chef for your flat through the hotel
  • The patios currently look a bit bare, but the hotel has outdoor furniture slated for delivery by the end of the year
  • The valet’s text-based car retrieval system is super fast and simple to use, but it’ll cost you—parking costs a cool $36 a day
  • WiFi costs $10 per day


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Palomar San Diego, a Kimpton Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in San Diego, walking distance from Westfield Horton Plaza and close to Petco Park. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 211 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Digital programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in San Diego? This hotel has 21884 square feet (2033 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
1047 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States


4.0 Very Good 1496 Reviews
Excellent spot for meetings
Reviewed 1 day ago

I hosted a small business meeting here (15 people) and this hotel was phenomenal! The sales team was super helpful, meeting and hotel rooms were great, and catering was excellent. I highly recommend asking about their bartending competition as a team building event.

Satisfied Guest, Great Location
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited San Diego for the 1st time last week for a couple of days and decided to stay at this Hotel since I had a good experience at the Kimpton Hotel at Salt Lake. Since I had a pet, I couldn't get a higher room floor or a room with a carpet. Because of this, the room was just OK. On top of that, it was a wheelchair acessible room which had a chair or table in the shower, which made it very uncomfortable taking a shower. But this was a minor inconvenience. Why did I give this hotel 5 stars if the room was just OK you ask?? Well, I put a premium on customer service, and at this hotel it was great. Simple things like greeting you every time they see you, courtesy & customs, making you the patron feel valued. We ask the hotel staff some pretty off-the-wall request, since we had a infant and they compiled with no problem. I was impressed when they sent me a text in the middle of my stay rating their service thus far. I've never had that happen to me during my stay. I left some feedback which I feel that they cared about. An associate named Mr. Fawz helped me with my concerns and was very nice to me. Housekeeping, valet, front desk were very professional. Great 1st impression. Would definitely go back, w/o the dog just to get a better room. I didn't check out the restaurant co-located w/ the hotel, but I'll try it next time. BTW, the location, as I stated in the title is great. Walking out the hotel turning left is where all the fun is. Very unique front door too, Lol.

The staff was outstanding!
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was very friendly and fun! There was a welcome package and was offered free wine, even though the Happy Hour had passed. The hotel is located in the heart of the Gaslamp district, convenient to great restaurants. The room was a little small. But, the wood floors are very classy.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect from check in till check out. Nice wines complementary serviced from 05:00-06:00 PM in lobby. Great atmosphere. Rooms spacious and clean. Good bed. Right in the centre of the down down. On walking distance Gaslamp quarter and the lovelily Little Italy. Parking your car by using Valet parking or the public parking garage across the street. Also their complementary coffee in the morning is of high quality. Thank you

Must stay with amazing service and great location!
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stayed at this hotel for the weekend. They were great straight from check in to check out. It was clean even though it is a little older then the salomar, the staff was prompt at requests. My only issue was the hotel guests that snuck into the pool in the middle of the night but they handled it. They fresh fruit infused water in the lobby daily. George personally checked in multiple times. I forget my jacket during check out and they were kind enough to ship it back. Thanks so much for a pleasant stay.