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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
Ranked #37 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed 23 May 2009

Your typical boutique property in a large urban area. Modern design, but some of the switches and devices were odd to operate. By the his & hers animal print wear in the closet (robes and undies), they expect you to have a wild time, alas I was by myself. The rooms are a bit small, but the gym was nice and the wine receptions just super!. A short walk to many nearby restaurants. Only had breakfast in the restaurant (old fashion American fare), but the service was superb!

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Reviewed 22 May 2009

We stayed at the Palomar for 7 nights during our trip to LA. We'd been to LA before so had a reasonable idea of what to expect about the hotel's location and local amenities. We walked everyday into Westwood village. It was a pleasant five to ten minute walk, and our kids did it easily and without complaint. Westwood has everything you need. and we had good access with our car to all of LA. The hotel is stylish but without being overbearing. We felt comfortable there. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room on the top floor overlooked Wilshire Blvd. There is some traffic noise but nothing unbearable. After all, it's LA. In room facilities were good. With kids in tow, we kept the mini bar locked. Restaurant prices were reasonable. The happy hour with free wine between 5 and 6pm was a nice touch. The only downside is the valet parking charge. But as we got a really good nightly rate for our rooms, by the time we added valet we were still in front of other comparable properties in the area. The pool area is great. Some reviewers have commented that it is only big enough for 'five or six people'. Don't know how big those people were, but the pool was ample for our kids and others to have a great time.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Thank tassy3
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Reviewed 20 May 2009

We booked on Hotwire and got a great rate however there are so many hidden charges. Parking, valet only, tips everytime you need your car, Internet and the food is outrageously priced and it is not located near any other restaurants. The location is not that great, near UCLA but everything else is a drive. It took us an hour to get to Hollywood. Rooms are very small and the hotel did not feel clean. Smelled of cigarette smoke and there is no fresh air, windows do not open. The street noise is very bad. If you just want a cheap rate book it on Hotwire. Another reviewer mentioned the pool. We went out there and there is no room for more then 6-8 people and the neighbors behind the hotel look down on the pool area. Not very comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Roadroute
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

Booked a king spa suite for a weekend getaway with the girlfriend, and it was about perfect. Valet and front desk staff were all smiles and very helpful. The room was better than expected. Big, very clean, full of amenities, stylish, super comfortable bed, and the fuji soak tub rocks! The hotel has a great feel and style to it. The location was just fine, not sure what some other reviewers were expecting? LA is a very spread out destination, and the Hotel Palomar provides a nice central location. Close to Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Griffith park, UCLA, etc. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank cubuff1453
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Reviewed 10 May 2009

We stayed at Palomar in April 09. Compared to most hotels in Los Angeles and Calofornia in general, this place is outstanding. Quite European styled, modern and comfortable rooms and interieur, far away from the boring sand- and earth-colored US standart room boredom. We had a suite on 16th floor with large bathroom, jahcoozi, fantastic view on Los Angeles, panoramic windows. Classic!
Who does not mind surroundings with large town blocks won't be disappointed. You'll go to Santa Monica or Beverly/West Hollywood within minutes by car. Next large supermarket is 3 minutes away. A plus: free Wi-Fi. Negative, bad parking situation and expensive parking charges if you park in the hotel garage.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Flaming H
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Reviewed 6 May 2009

We booked hotel bases on reviews. The location is not very good. It is about a mile to any restaurants or activities. Restaurant and room service very expensive, the restaurant was not open for lunch. I think that was a good thing with the prices. The pool was ridicilous. Holds maybe five people. The biggest disappointment was the room size. They are so small, hardly largr enough for one, certainly not for a family. We only paid $100 a night on Hotwire and it was not worth anymore. Oh yes, be careful of the air conditioner and street noise. They advertise free internet yet charge for the business center. Staff was OK, thirty dollars to park though.

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3  Thank GraceyBill
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Reviewed 28 April 2009

Company booked the room for me and it was pleasant enough. Modern design with some nice design touches although the common area lighting is a little too 'moody' (aka dark). Nicely sized rooms for my tastes, well kept and the staff are very polite and helpful.

Nice touches include:
- free wireless with a strong signal (still a rarity at higher priced hotels for some reason).
- Aveda bath products
- LCD tvs with actual HD feeds
- iPod docking alarm clock

Some minor things:
- windows don't open
- $40 cab ride from airport
- no bar scene unlike many boutique hotels

Fatal flaw:
- loud HVAC

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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2  Thank misterbitterpants
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Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills

Address: 10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4493
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#9 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#11 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
#18 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#18 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £166 - £296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills 4*
Number of rooms: 264
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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