Hotel Palomar San Diego

1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Action Bar

16.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms16.5
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service16.5
  • Overall16.5
4
Reviews

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What I liked:

Location

What the hotel could do better:

Ridiculous that they charge $12 for internet. Even more ridiculous that they charge by the page to print at the "business center." Both of those amenities are free at almost every other hotel in the world. It's 2015.

$40 for parking is very expensive

The shower heads in the ceiling must have seemed like a great idea in theory, but work horribly and spray water all over the bathroom.

Michael

Stayed March 2015

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Hotel Description

San Diego deserves far more love than it gets — it suffers, perhaps, from living in the shadow of Los Angeles. The well-rounded Hotel Palomar, though, is a fine introduction to the city’s particular charms. Start at the gorgeous rooftop pool, as fine a place as any to soak in the sun and sea breeze that locals take for granted. The hotel’s right downtown, so the commute to the office is a short one, but the thriving Gaslamp District — with its low-rise Victorian-era architecture and all the dining, drinking and shopping you could ever want — is just as near. And in typical San Diego style, the atmosphere is stylish but laid-back, the service is friendly, and there’s an unpretentious emphasis on comfort and livability.

The rooms are spacious and sunny, with large windows and Brazilian walnut floors. Big HD plasma TVs and iHome sound systems come standard, as do bathrooms finished with floor-to-ceiling Jerusalem bone limestone, plush bathrobes, and sumptuous, downy bedding. Choose one of the luxury flats or penthouse suites and you might be tempted to just move in. The kitchens are fully stocked with dinnerware and outfitted with Miele and Sub-zero appliances, and the floor-to-ceiling windows have sweeping views of the city. A balcony or a retractable glass wall brings the vistas even closer.

The spa is a sight to behold, too. Seven treatment rooms each have their own steam shower and changing area; there’s a Moroccan-inspired steam room for traditional mud cleansing rituals; and a couple’s studio holds a big soaking tub, double steam shower, and a daybed. All great for detoxing before visiting the hotel’s Saltbox bar and restaurant, which gives equal billing to masterfully crafted cocktails and farm-to-table cuisine that’s tasty enough to impress even the most jaded Angeleno.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 184 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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