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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Ranked #4 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Bloomsburg
1 review
“Innovative”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Most hotels can be remotely civil but not particularly welcoming. However the Palomar staff was cordial, welcoming and truly appeared to enjoy their work. Everyone we interfaced with were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and upbeat. The decor was stunning and eco friendly which I really appreciated.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wendell B, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Linda,

We're very proud of the warm, welcoming atmosphere that we create here at Hotel Palomar. We love that you noticed that your during your stay. We want all of your guests to feel welcome each time they stay with us. We can't wait to see you again.

Wendell B.
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Palomar for two nights. In the past year and a half I would say that we have stayed at the Palomar at least seven times. Every time we go back it seems as though the service gets better. The service is extraordinary from the doorman to the hotel manager. The rooms are modern and comfortable. The location is close to everything from great restaurants, bars, and museums. The restaurant at the hotel-Square 1682 is delicious. The bacon wrapped dates and the agave margaritas are wonderful. Eric Rollins one of the Hotel Managers is always eager to please and has always made our stays great with his added touches. Abby the concierge is very knowledgeable about Philadelphia and can give you great sightseeing tips or restaurant suggestions. The staff is always smiling and extremely friendly. There is no other hotel in Philadelphia that can top the Hotel Palomar. Hotel Palomar is the only place to stay in Philly!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Wendell B, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Fun,

Thanks so much for your comments about Hotel Palomar and our team members. I will definitely share your comments with Eric and Abby. They will be excited to know that they were recognized by name. Please let us know the next time that you will be coming back to visit your Hotel Palomar friends and we will make sure that we take great care of you.


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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Location is pretty good, especially if you like shopping. A short walk to Rittenhouse square. Room was a good size and nicely appointed. The attached restaurant is great, a real foodies place with an excellent wine list.

The free after work drinks in the lobby give this hotel a really nice community feel. Met some lovely people there. Would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Wendell B, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Jarrod,

Thanks for taking the time to write about your great stay here at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. We are glad that you enjoyed our Wine Hour. Our team also enjoys the Wine Hour because we get a chance to see and talk to our guests while they are relaxing and unwinding. Make sure that you come back and stay with us the next time you are in Philly from the "Land Down Under"

Wendell B.
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I average about 200 hotel stays a year and the Kimpton in Philly is my favorite. The onsite restaurant is also innovative and massively good. The wines at the free wine tasting every day are decent. The staff is outstanding. Even the doormen are great. I once left some expensive equipment in my room accidentally and not only did they secure it for me until i could return, the doorman ran and got it for me so I didn't have to get out of the car. Oh. And try the omlet for breakfast. Seriously.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Wendell B, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Jonlandis,


Traveling over 200 nights a year, I think you get the prize. We are delighted to know that Hotel Palomar is your favorite palce to stay when you are away from home. I agree, the food in Square 1682 is awesome. Our team loves taking great care of you and we are anticipating your next stay with us.

Wendell B.
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Wonderful boutique hotel great food, great rooms, great atmoshphere, friendly staff, .....I could go on.
Best of all was their nightly round-the-fire get together with free wine and popcorn - a chance to chat and mingle with other guests or just relax with a glass or two of wine after a busy day sightseeing.
Very central and easy to get about from.
Loved the animal skin print dressing gown and slippers. Some other nice little touches such as iPod charger/alrm clock in room and free Wi-Fi.
Would most certainly return

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wendell B, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Great,


Thank for all of your"great" comments. We are glad that you enjoyed our Wine Hour or as you so eloquently described it "the nightly round-the fire get together." SMILE We look forward to your most certain return to Philly and Hotel Palomar.

Wendell B.
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Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

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 #4 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,386 - ₹ 28,790
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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