Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape
What We Love
- Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Palomar is an easy walk from a Diamondbacks game or a Jimmy Buffett concert at the adjacent U.S. Airways Center
- Nightly lobby wine hour and free use of bicycles
What To Know
- The hotel is located on the lower 10 floors of a 27-story building, meaning there’s no rooftop scene (but there is a midlevel outdoor pool)
- Join Kimpton's Karma Rewards for perks like free WiFi
- As at all Kimpton hotels, pets stay free -- and even get their own beds
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the outside the Palomar resembles a contemporary high-rise, but its interior shines with smart decor. Overseen by Kimpton in-house interior designer Ave Bradley, it uses desert colors and details — portraits in blue of a longhorn cow, a geode-like lobby fireplace — as a reminder that you are indeed in the American Southwest.
Bed and Bath
The minimalist Southwestern decor carries over into the guestrooms, which, beginning at 410 square feet, are the largest of any hotel in downtown Phoenix. And the recurring blue cow artwork comes to the Palomar courtesy of local artist John Randall Nelson. The bathrooms are equipped with Etro amenities, and some rooms even have a soaking tub that sits within the shower stall area.
The street-level Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails attracts a local happy hour crowd, but come dinnertime it serves up inventive dishes such as Kentucky-fried quail. When the weather is fine (which is almost always), guests (and locals, via an outside stairway) can just as happily gather at the third-floor poolside roof garden, Lustre Bar.
In the Area
Among the entertainment venues within walking distance of the Palomar are Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks), the U.S. Airways Center (Phoenix Suns, major concerts and performances) and Symphony Hall (Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona). For gastronomical diversion, head to restaurants such as Pizzeria Bianco, which makes pizzas the New York Times has called “perhaps the best in America,” and Breadfruit, which offers Red Stripe prawns that evoke the Caribbean even in the midst of the desert.
How to Get There
My son and I stayed her for one night after a visit to the Grand Canyon. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and very updated. They offer either valet parking or self parking. It is in the downtown area and very near many restaurants, museums, and government buildings. It is also very close to the airport.
We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
I had such an enjoyable stay here. Not being familiar with Phoenix I made kind of a random choice very last minute and was so glad to find the Palomar. Staff was friendly, fun and welcoming. Loved my room on the 6th floor with a great comfy bed, nicely appointed bathroom, and everything spotless. I didn't have time to explore the neighborhood but it had loads of interesting looking restaurants,etc. I had a nice light dinner in the Blue Hound as well as breakfast before I had to fly home. If I come back to Phoenix I would definitely stay here again.
We were visiting a friend who was in rehab with St. Josephs Hospital. We decided to try a different location than being near the hospital and chose downtown Phoenix. We like the contemporary decor and the ability to self park our car. Our room was comfortable and quiet with nice amenities. It was nice to have access to complimentary coffee each morning however we were not near the hotel for the afternoon goodies. The price of the room was fine except like many hotels they added on a daily Guest Amenity Fee of $20 plus tax and parking which cost $26 per day. The parking is in a parking structure adjacent to the hotel that is not owned by the hotel. The only complaint about the parking is that the signage in the structure is not good for directing guests to the hotel.
I am in Phoenix for a conference way out in the burbs, so stayed here to see what Downtown Phoenix had to offer if anything. And i am still struggling. As for the Kempton, yeah it was ok. Excellent service, fantastic staff but everything else average. Bed was comfy which is a big plus. I did have a very nice glass if red wine from the bar tho.
Yeah if i had to be Downtown i would go here again.
So even tho the decor was very average, good sleep, great glass of wine and lovely staff give it a plus.
From the time we arrived we encountered problems. First the good news, the front desk staff and other stage are very helpful and friendly. There is no place to pull into check in if there is another care there. There are no grab bars in the shower which is slippery and no laundry bags. Rooms are beyond ugly with a vinyl couch and very little drawer space. It is a struggle to get the drawers open. The pool was cold which many guests complained about. After my second complaint the nice front desk person sent an engineer who said it was 82 degrees the temp they keep it at. Our pool thermometer read lower than that. The roof top bar was closed a good deal of the time we were there and no one told us despite my inquiries. Communication is not good andI did not see any managerial staff at all.There is no gift shop of place to get water or anything on site. The mini bar is a major rip off with CANNED wine. A small bag of M&M's was $10, seriously.I could go on but too many things to mention. I should have stayed at the Marriott.