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
Rooms were great. Very spacious and clean. Excellent location. Tons of restaurants and things to do near by. Close to Talking stick to see the suns or chase field to see the dbacks. Bowling and comedy club nearby as well.
Made a reservation as we were in town to see Eric Clapton at Talking Stick arena. When we checked in we were told our room was upgraded to a suite from our standard king. We thanked the front desk and went to the room, 435. The room is a corner room right above the pool. They play music so loud it is impossible to sleep. It is now 11:30pm and the music is as loud as this afternoon. I called the front desk and was informed the music stops at midnight. Why do they even bother renting this room? Unless you plan to party all night. And why weren't we told about this when we were given this "upgrade"? This is BS. We will never stay or recommend this place again. Big red flag. Stay away. Much nicer places in Phoenix.
Right across the street from Talking Stick Arena, pool was lovely, nice rooftop bar with live entertainment. Valets Tom and Jordan were very gracious and welcoming, front desk staff were expeditious and very polite, Rooftop bar staff were delightful, thank you Michael, you were great!! Sunsets were gorgeous spent out by the pool enjoying a beverage... def get a westward facing room on a high floor.