Palomar San Diego

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Average rate: $138 - Hotel class: 4.5 stars
1047 5th avenue, San Diego, CA, USA

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Palomar San Diego Reviews

lburro1 lburro1
1 reviews
Tourist trap Mar 04, 2011
This hotel is located in the Gaslamp district of San Diego where all the restaurants, bars, and clubs are. That's the only good thing about this place. The staff is not very welcoming, and the rooms are odd. At first it seems really cool, but then you realize how impractical it is. The bathroom door is a sliding glass door that leaves about 2 inches on either side of the door. So if anyone is in the room with you while you go, turn up the tv really loud.
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hannajax hannajax
63 reviews
Contemporary Zen in the Heart of the Gaslamp Apr 29, 2011
Like the name, this is an Asian inspired hotel, whose accomodations and decor create a Zen-like atmosphere for the weary traveler. When you first pass through the behemoth main door, which I would liken to rolling a boulder over a cave, you are greeted with brazilian walnut floors, contemporary and plush furnishings, and friendly smiles of greeting from the concierge and check in desk.

To experience one of the 161 rooms in all its splendour, upgrade to their one bedroom king suite with a sky view. The floor to ceiling windows in both the living room and bedroom, not to mention the balcony - make the upgrade worthwhile.

Couches are soft and welcoming with suede upholstery, beds wrap you in luxury with crisp, white down comforters and pillows. Robes are provided in the spacious bathrooms finished in Jerusalem bone. The bath is a refuge in itself providing both a spa and walk in glass shower with rain showerheads.

iPod docking stations are located at the bedside, as well as a plasma TV in each of the rooms.

We rarely made use of the televesion, however, as "Se" is in a prime location in the Gaslamp district on 5th. 5th Avenue is reminscent of a European city, lined with a diverse mix of restaurants, cafes, and clubs. The hotel provides a car service, free of charge, so we were whisked away to one of the local seafood restaurants our first night there. The concierge also arranged for an in-room babysitting service to watch over our little one while mom and dad had some time alone together.

Daily, between 5-6p in the lobby there is free wine tasting. Following that you can venture next door to the hotel's bar and restaurant, "Suite and Tender." We sampled a variety of their tasty bites during happy hour. For roughyl $35 we nibbled on roasted brussel sprouts with maple glazed bacon, brie and prosciutto crostinis, house made chips with a decadent bleu cheese dip, lamp riblets, and sampled a couple of their signature cocktails. Featured cocktails rotate daily, based on the bartender's preference.

If wanting to stay in, you can order room service, or have the chef prepare a meal in your suite or penthouse. Pure decadence!

If the views and amenities are not enough, then there is the delightful heated pool on the fourth floor. It is an open air deck, surrounded by cozy lounge chairs, cabanas, and day beds. Nearby is the bar which helps to kick up the vibe on weekends when this area becomes Siren, a night club.

Overall, this is a hotel for those seeking tranquility and entertainment in the heart of the Gaslamp.
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Palomar San Diego Overview

Situated in the centre of San Diego, the Palomar San Diego is within an easy walk from Jacob Weinberger United States Courthouse, Horton Plaza and The Mark (building). The hotel offers an outdoor pool, a day spa and a tour desk as well as meeting rooms, conference room(s) and a business centre. The hotel is a five-minute walk from many attractions including Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter and Pythias Lodge Building.

The Palomar San Diego caters for families with children offering babysitting / child services. Other services available include a laundry service, a safe-deposit box and a dry cleaning service. Confidently choose the Palomar San Diego for your next trip with the knowledge that you'll be perfectly placed to take in San Diego's well-known clubs, bars, and establishments.

If you're travelling with a family in tow, the Palomar San Diego offers sizeable rooms geared towards the requirements of families and kids. Private bathrooms include bathrobes, a hair dryer and a rain shower. Cable / satellite channels and a flat-screen TV are included in every room.

The Palomar San Diego is only a minute from Wells Fargo Plaza. For an easy and effortless check-in and departure experience, take advantage of the Palomar San Diego's express check-in/check-out feature which minimises the usual hassles leaving you with more time to enjoy your trip. Civic Center San Diego Trolley Station is less than a five minute walk from the hotel.

Palomar Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Pillow Top Mattress
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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