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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by a series of very helpful emails before we even left home to make sure the type of room we needed was prepared just for us and ready upon arrival. The amazing concierge made certain our room was feather-free for my husband and very quiet for me as a very light sleeper. The hotel is small, quaint, friendly, yet upscale in the level of service provided. The small restaurant was perfect for our daily breakfasts (great omelettes)and a good choice for dinner one night. (Loved the salmon) However, our greatest pleasure was the friendly and helpful staff. From the conceriege, the front desk staff, the restaurant staff to the doorman- all were wonderful. The location was perfect for walking everywhere (in spite of the snowstorm) and we were able to safely walk back from the Kimmel Center one night and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul another night. Perfect location for touring on foot!

Room Tip: The concierge is more than please to prepare a room for you. Just let Ariella know ahead of your arrival and she will meet your request.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Swnalley,

So happy to read this review of your experience! We work diligently to deliver grey service and a comfortable product. Being in a great location is an even better plus! We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Best,

James

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Not sure what everyone is complaining about it not being a Kimpton standard. All Kimptons are different, sure this is not near the quality of the Monaco (near Independence hall). But the location it is the best hotel. The we had the deluxe sweet and it was great, the staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint the restaurant, over priced and too stuffy. I mean late night coming back from a bar or club and you don't have club sandwiches on your 24 x 7 room service? Will stay again because this is perfect for a night in Ritten House Square!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Mondonj,

Thanks for the review and feedback. Look out for a revamped overnight in room dining menu during your next visit. See you then!

Regards,
James

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This hotel was fine, but really nothing special - it's basically a dressed up Holiday Inn with service to match. Nothing was better quality, just nicer design scheme ($2 shower head for instance). My king room was poorly configured and had no where to sit other than the desk. Since this is in the same price range as the Ritz nearby I will continue to go there in the future. The gym is tiny, there's no spa, there is only sometimes a doorman, etc.

Room Tip: King room is dominated by the bed.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Dear Lunsd2,

We appreciate your feedback but are bummed to read your comparison to a Holiday Inn! I know you said you'd prefer to try the Ritz next time but we'd love it if you gave us a second chance. Please feel welcome to reach out to me directly when you're headed back into town.

Kind Regards,

James

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I spent three weeks in PHL and stayed at both the Monaco and then the Palomar. The Palomar was by far the better hotel - better location, brighter rooms, cleaner, and strangely, more reasonably priced. Reviews for the Monaco are more positive, so when we moved to the Palomar were were apprehensive, and then beautifully surprised.
The rooms are beautifully bright, clean and crisp - we had a Spa Room with a bathtub to die for. The staff were great, the location quiet and although the concierge service left something to be desired, the hotel was great value at about $250 a night. Also the location was fantastic.
The attached restaurant was also great for breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear Pia A,

Thank you for your very kind review. Our little sister, the Monaco, although beautiful in her youth and playfulness, can sometimes steal some of the spotlight. It's nice to hear that although we may be older (ahem, more mature), we've still got it!!

Kind regards,

James

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Just spent two nights at the Hotel Palomar. Had to change original reservation last minute and they were very accommodating. Even remembered the reason for the change and offered their condolences. Very convenient to Rittenhouse Square, LOVE park, City Hall and other sites. Had some noisy neighbors that required two late night phones calls, but upon check-out they offered their apologies and a reduction on the bill for that night. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Had a room with Cityview
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear Backinphilly21,

I'm glad you had a fun weekend staying with us here at the Palomar. We love to have fun too! I'm so sorry your neighbors were so noisy. Thank you for your patience and understanding in regards to the situation. We hope you come back soon for another fun (but quiet this time) weekend.

Kind regards,

James

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