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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Philadelphia was our last stop after touring NYC and Boston. This hotel was by far the best I'm which we stayed. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. The location cannot be beat! Our room was beautiful, great view, clean and had pur first comfortable bed of the trip! We travel frequently and this was an excellent value.

Also try the amazing and very hip hotel restaurant Square 1682. I am fairly certain it is the best hotel restaurant I have ever eaten in. This made the whole experience absolutely unbelievable.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Just completed a one night stay at the Palomar and was very impressed. All staff were friendly and welcoming. The common areas and rooms were extremely clean. I had breakfast at hotel restaurant and was pleasantly surprised; food was great and service was very attentive. Looking forward to returning to the Palomar soon!

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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is the location and size of rooms.

You can walk out and dine or pub at some of the best places in Philly.

The negative is the $45 a night valet charge that is pretty excessive any way you look at it.

Been there 2 years in a row and might be back again.


Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in connection with U of Penn visit. Only took about 10 mins to get there from university. Welcomed with hot pretzels at check in and free wine hour. Really close to lots of shopping and restaurants. We really love the decor and quirkiness of Kimpton hotels. Service is outstanding. Front desk made reservations for dinner for us. Only reason I couldn't give 5 stars was there are only a few spaces in front of hotel to unload. Hard during rush hour times. Make sure you are in the left hand lane before u reach hotel or u will be going around the block in order to unload and check in. Few min walk to starbucks.

Stayed July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel earlier this month on a business trip. This was my first time in Philly and my first time staying in this hotel chain. I was pleasantly surprised with both. The hotel staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The rooms were also nicely appointed. I LOVED the lamps on the end tables near the bed that contained the multiple outlets. Made it easy to work from my bed and also have my devices charging nearby. The gym facilities had the standard hotel equipment, but was sufficient for a 2 day stay. I would definitely love to stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a nicely located hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. Room was stylish and thoughtfully designed - it really made the most of its relatively compact proportions. Not sure when the hotel actually opened, but the room felt quite fresh and new.

Bed was very comfortable and bathroom, like the rest of the room, was a little compact but clean, well laid out and with plenty of hot water.

The person who checked us in was exemplary - unfortunately I forgot her name - but even by US standards I thought that the service was faultless.

I'd have happily stayed longer, but our itinerary only allowed us one night at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The hotel staff was very helpful and some of the nicest people I met in Philadelphia. The hotel itself was very nice, had a cool artsy vibe without making it feel too over the top to where it was too much. The decor and staff was welcoming and made you feel right at home. Definitely a place I'd stay again.

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Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing. ... more   less 
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