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Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

Kirkcaldy
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Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

We are thinking of booking a downtown hotel rather than the Handlery for our next trip in May 2014. I know the Palomar is more expensive than Solamar but is there any other pros and cons I should consider?

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1. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

Both are great, Palomar is at the top end of the Gaslamp, Solamar is closer to the lower end of it, for reference you can walk between the 2 in about 8-10 minutes, the area between the two is filled bars and restaurants.

As far as one being more expensive maybe just the dates you are looking at, i'd imagine there are plenty of times where the Solamar is more expensive than Palomar. If there are conventions Solamar gets a lot of the convention crowd.

Honestly you cant go wrong at either, if one is less expensive maybe choose it based off of cost.

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2. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

I'd take a look on line at the pictures of the hotels.

I think the decor is quite different. I too would expect prices to be similar.

I prefer the Solamar but that is only based on aesthetics and not on service or price.

It is a very personal choice.

BTW there are many other downtown possibilities that are nice hotels.

We also like the Bayfront Hilton in a high floor with a bay/city view room

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3. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

I prefer the decor at the Solamar. I just recently had some friends stay at the Solamar and their room overlooked the pool. It was a weekend and they couldn't sleep because of the noise. I'd request a room 'not' overlooking the pool unless you are a part of the party!

Or it's not a weekend.

Edited: 22 August 2013, 16:43
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4. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

I agree that the pool bar gets loud on the weekends!!

We stayed during the week on the pool floor with a balcony and it was really quiet!!

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5. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

Hi I think I might go for Solamar, we will be there Sat - Thurs, I am looking at deluxe spa king room or might go up to a corner deluxe spa king. are they near the pool?

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6. Re: Which Kimpton Hotel Palomar or Solamar

We had deluxe king with a balcony on the pool floor.

I don't know if they are also on other floors so I'd ask the hotel directly.

BTW I loved our room!

Edited: 23 August 2013, 14:29
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