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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego

4.5-star4.5 stars
1047 5th AveSan DiegoCA92101United States of America

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near San Diego City College
  • Free WiFi
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
Great location
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego

from $195
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, View
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed

About Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego

Gaslamp District hotel with a rooftop pool and bar

Steps to plaza shops

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego places you at the northern edge of San Diego’s popular Gaslamp Quarter, filled with bars and nightclubs. The entrance to Balboa Park, home of San Diego Zoo, is an 11-minute stroll north, and Westfield Horton Plaza, a 5-story outdoor mall, is 2 blocks away.

Short bike ride to water

You can borrow a free bike and head to the Marina District, where you’ll find waterfront paths and harbor views at Embarcadero Marina Park, an 8-minute trip. Seaport Village, 8 minutes away, is a tidy shopping and dining complex with plenty of places to enjoy an alfresco lunch.

Eat, drink, and relax

You can kick off your evening at the free wine hour, then dine on Mexican cuisine at CURADERO before heading to the festive rooftop pool bar for chilled cocktails. Nice hotel perks include 24-hour room service and fitness center access.

Wood floors and bathrobes

Guestrooms feature smooth wood floors and modernist furniture and are equipped with free WiFi, a 36-inch flat-screen TV, and a sound system. In the evening you can slide into a comfy bathrobe and enjoy an organic snack from the minibar or stretch out on the yoga mat.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 211 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 20 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 16
  • Conference space size (feet) - 21884
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2033
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2008
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • First-run movies
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


CURADERO - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Arriba Room (Taco Window) - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves light fare only. Open select days.

Level Four Pool Lounge - This rooftop bar is located by the pool. Open select days.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Palomar Hotel San Diego
  • Palomar San Diego
  • San Diego Palomar
  • Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel


Group bookings of 10 or more rooms cannot be accommodated via this website.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

The property's resort fee includes a daily USD 10 food and beverage credit which can be used in the on-site restaurant or for in-room dining. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: USD 100.00 per day

  • Resort fee: USD 22.51 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 49.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Westfield Horton Plaza (3-minute walk)
  • Copley Symphony Hall (3-minute walk)
  • Petco Park (9-minute walk)
  • San Diego Convention Center (9-minute walk)
  • Seaport Village (11-minute walk)
  • USS Midway Museum (12-minute walk)
  • Balboa Park (18-minute walk)
  • San Diego Zoo (23-minute walk)
  • Coronado Beach (45-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 23 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station - 12 min walk
  • San Diego Coaster Old Town Station - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 20 min drive
  • 5th Avenue Station - 1 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 3 min walk
  • City College Trolley Station - 9 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 753 reviews

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Nice, disliked parking situation.
Nice hotel, parking sucked. $49 to valet your car or $30 per night to park it across the street at a parking structure.
Yeni, us1 night trip
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego
Chic and clean accommodations. Great ajointing Mexican restaurant. Both top notch service!
Yoko, us1 night trip
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego
The staff was wonderful, location was perfect and the rooms were beautiful and very clean. We will definitely book again.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego
2 night fright
terry, us2 night trip
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego
Thank you Palomar !
First time in San Diego and I couldn’t have been more happy with my stay here. I was celebrating my anniversary here and They took great care of us. Even had a special champagne bottle ready for us when we checked into our hotel. Absolutely loved the hotel and area can’t wait to go back (:
Rocio, us1 night trip

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, San Diego

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