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
This was one of the most awesome stays ever, even if just for one night.
We were having both bad and good events, as it was near our anniversary (lots of years) as well as us having to come to Phoenix to visit an uncle in hospice. This hotel stay was just meant to be a stress reliever, a place to rest before leaving out of Phoenix early the next morning.
The hotel and staff were awesome, as we were upgraded to a much better room (I hesitate to say how much better, as we were gobsmacked and I wouldn't want anyone to assume they should get the same), and a complimentary bottle of champagne also arrived.
Thank you Kimpton Palomar, for helping emphasize the good, while recognizing the bad. You couldn't have done better.
One of my favorite places to stay in Phoenix. Great hotel. Great location. Friendly staff. Close to everything downtown. Cool rooftop pool and bar. Blue Hound restaurant is also great. What more can I say?
Colleen is the best!!!Very knowledgeable,charismatic,and awesome server!She made sure that we were taken care of providing ten star service!!!!!Will definitely be back soon!Thanks for the awesome experience!!!