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Hotel Description

4-star boutique hotel near Balboa Park

Heart of San Diego

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego hotel, you'll find Balboa Park and Petco Park. San Diego Convention Center and Waterfront Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2022

This boutique hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the a rooftop terrace, poolside bar, and laundry facilities.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$261* Per night/room Mar 3 - Mar 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible (Skyline Penthouse)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Loft, 1 King Bed (Skyline)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Skyline Penthouse)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Loft, 1 King Bed (Coronado Penthouse)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View (San Diego View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

About the Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, an IHG Hotel

Location 1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 21884 square feet (2033 square meters) and includes conference space. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel was completed in October 2022. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 211 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 21884 sq ft of conference space
  • 2033 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2008
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 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
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th Avenue Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel offers 211 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 25+ Mbps). Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Desmond - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Cafe - This café specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Due to COVID-19, valet parking and shuttle services are not available until further notice.

Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Food and water bowls are available

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 may be 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

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 33.81 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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.

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 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 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 San Diego
  • Palomar San Diego
  • San Diego Palomar
  • Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.