We recently stayed two nights at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood during a week long road trip around Southern Cali. This hotel is absolutely lovely. The service from valet through the check-in process was prompt and polite.
We had a King room on the 9th floor with a great view of the surrounding neighborhood and city. We were able to check in early and the room was spotless and beautiful. The décor is “Kimpton Cool”; the bed was dreamy comfy with really nice linens. We had a decent sized bathroom with Tub/Shower combo and great water pressure. Kimpton properties are environmentally conscious so you have to ask for extra towels if you need more than 3 bath towels per room per day. We have been huge Kimpton fans for over 10 years and have stayed at 18+ of their properties throughout the U.S. As usual, everything about our stay at the Westwood Palomar was stellar.
The hotel is located in a very upscale residential neighborhood and was close to everything we came to see and visit. There are many places to shop and to dine within a 10 to 15 minute walk in the Westwood Village. We loved the location and we were so glad we chose this property over a few others we had considered located directly in Hollywood.
The pool is located in the back of the property on the ground floor. It’s pretty small but very nice. If you want to catch some sun I suspect the window of opportunity is minimal due to the tall buildings surrounding the pool area.
We love and appreciate the wine happy hour in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. We did not dine at the on-site restaurant but it looked beautiful and the menu looked yummy. We did the “tourist” thing and took the open-air Hop On/Hop Off bus. This was a great way to see LA, Hollywood and Beverly Hills as well as the ocean and Santa Monica. The bus stop is only a 10 minute walk from the Hotel.
The only complaint I have was the $38 per day parking fee. I understand it’s pretty standard for “Los Angeles” but it still stings non the less. We felt a bit “gouged”. I guess we are just tired of all the “fee’s” that are becoming the norm instead of the exception... They do offer a reduced parking fee if you happen to drive a hybrid.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a Kimpton hotel and I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood is a stunner of a boutique hotel in Los Angeles’ most vibrantly beautiful neighborhood. Located on Wilshire Boulevard’s Golden Mile, this stylish “Art in Motion” hotel is steps from UCLA, Westwood Village, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. The luxurious guestrooms feature sweeping city views and modern artistic décor. Double Take, our on site restaurant is a stylish, modern American bar and restaurant for guests to enjoy fresh and flavorful cuisine using local sustainable products. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Kimpton