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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Rittenhouse Square

City center retreat

A stay at this Center City hotel places you steps from Walnut Street and within a 10-minute walk of Rittenhouse Square. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, laundry service, and valet parking. A lobby fireplace, WiFi in public areas, and luggage storage are also on offer.

IPod docks, WiFi

The 230 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, iPod docking stations, and WiFi. 24-hour room service, minibars, and Frette Italian sheets are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$193* Per night/room Nov 10 - Nov 11

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Everyone (14) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The property is always well maintained and has the quirkiest design details that highlight in the best way possible, Philadelphia's place as a site for the founding of this nation.

Posted by , from BKNY on Jul 2, 2019

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Jul 3, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you so much for your feedback! Please come back and stay with us again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 18, 2019

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May 18, 2019 by Madison

Thank you for the 5 star review!

5 out of 5
Literally my favorite hotel ever, the rooms are amazing. The staff is super nice and accommodating. The décor is beautiful.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019

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Mar 31, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you so much for your feedback! We love to see these reviews! Please come stay with us again!

4 out of 5
Beautiful Hotel with great location .. Friendly staff!

Posted by , from NJ on Jan 8, 2019

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Jan 8, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you so much for leaving a review with us! Please come back and stay again if you get the chance!

4 out of 5
Great location in central Philadelphia. Splurge for a city view. It's worth it.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

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Jul 18, 2018 by Patrick

Thank you for the review! Please come back and stay with us again!

2 out of 5

Room itself

Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Maybe better insulation at the window facing the alley for room 307?
Location: Good location, walk to restaurants, museums, historic sights.
Hotel in central location with pleasant/efficient staff. Decor is typical Kimpton. Room (307) smelled (lightly) of exhaust, was facing an alley in which deliveries were being made at early hours, and the noise of the trucks was disturbing. Was expecting better.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

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Jan 21, 2018 by Holly L

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed the friendly staff, but it looks like your room location was certainly less than ideal. We'd love to get you on a higher floor next time you're with us!

4 out of 5

Great hotel...great location

Pros: Location and staff
Cons: The valet parking takes WAY too long when checking out.
Great time staying here. It's close to lots of shops, restaurants, etc. Staff was great.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

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Jan 21, 2018 by Holly L

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed our stay and convenient city setting, but a little disappointed to see that our city setting resulted in a delay for your car. We appreciate the feedback!

5 out of 5

Fun weekend in Philadelphia

Pros: Clean quiet and comfortable. Good location
Location: Close to so much.. about a mile to the historic district . Lots of restaurants, shopping etc also could walk to the art museum, the Barnes etc
The hotel is ideally located... in walking distance to historic district, lots of great restaurants, parks, and Christmas festivities. The room was clean and quiet, and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and enormously helpful. The happy hour was so nice, popping open bottles of wine and hot cider. Met lots of nice guests. All staff were exceptional... I don’t think we opened one door ourselves.

Posted by , from boston on Dec 4, 2017

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Dec 11, 2017 by Hector Torres

Thank you for your fantastic review about your experience with us, Elise. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again real soon!

5 out of 5

Location and Service-- Unbeatable

Pros: Location, facilities and service
Cons: The water pressure in the shower...
Location: Shop till you drop and walk walk walk
We stayed at the Kimpton Palomar over Thanksgiving break and we had a wonderful time 2 kids and 2 dogs included. Two words here: location and service! The hotel is located near Rittenhouse Square, steps away from historic Philly and all of the shops and restaurants and also access to the museums. But Service was also exceptional. Everyone from the reception desk to the house keeping were above and beyond nice and service oriented. The room was extremely comfortable and clean and the hotel was quiet and homy. Friday and Saturday nights we were greeted in the lobby by a complimentary wine happy hour with popcorn for the kids. The restaurant was delicious and we will definitely be staying there again.

Posted by , from washington DC on Nov 28, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great service, great location

Location: We were able to take scenic walks to the Liberty Bell/Independance hall, Rocky steps, and Jim's Steaks (known for Philly cheesesteaks)
Nice hotel close to the main attractions in Philadelphia. We were able to walk to the Liberty Bell/Independance hall, Rocky steps, and delicious restaurants (e.g., Jims steaks). The in house restaurant has nice food and a laid back comfortable atmosphere. Duck and filet mignon were good. It has a small bar with TVs for sports/news but sound not on. Hotel was clean and staff was polite and helpful. Our room had a great view of the city which we could be enjoyed from the bath. There's a parking garage right by the hotel on Sansom St.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016

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About the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Location 117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Property Features

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 4500 square feet (418 square meters) and includes conference space. The luxury Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • 25 levels
  • 4500 sq ft of conference space
  • 418 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1930
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (16.5 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia 30th St Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: City Hall Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia offers 230 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Square 1682 - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

  • Free bicycles on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Palomar Hotel
  • Palomar Hotel Philadelphia
  • Palomar Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Palomar
  • Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia Hotel
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia Philadelphia
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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