Hotel Palomar - A Kimpton Hotel

12 Fourth St, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States
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Hotel Palomar - great, central location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 1, 2009

Hotel Palomar is part of the Kimpton Hotel group. It is located in downtown San Francisco, at 4th Street and Market, just a short walk from the cable car turnaround and surrounded by shops and activity. We found the location nice and central for sight seeing all over the city and would certainly recommend the Palomar.

Unique Quality: We stayed in an Executive King Room which was great - modern, spacious enough for us, in good condition, comfortable. Nice big bed, flat screen TV, mini bar, large bathroom. I also loved the fact that our room had views over Market Street, looking up towards Union Square. Good for checking out the hustle and bustle, and the early morning calm.

Each evening the hotel offers complimentary wine tasting in the lobby for hotel guests, though our schedules never coincided with us being able to take advantage of this. All staff we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful. We would return.

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Boutique charm in the middle of everything

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 6, 2005

Hotel Palomar is a largish Kimpton boutique hotel located at the corner of Market Street and 4th Street -- in other words, just in the middle of everything in San Francisco.

The rooms are decorated with good quality materials and the colour scheme is subdued and relaxed. The big bed is really comfortable, and the bedclothes are excellent -- not the usual crap of US hotels. The hotel is also very quiet, but I had a room facing the inner yard; the rooms facing Market Street might be noisier.

Service at the front desk is swift, but not very thorough. They managed not to join two consecutive reservations to one -- I told about it only twice... Well, the situation was corrected pretty fast.

Directions: At the corner of Market Street and 4th Street

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A downtown retreat

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 11, 2004

From its location right on the corner of 4th and Market, I wouldn't have expected the Palomar to be such a quiet, intimate hotel. This hotel occupies upper floors of a retail building, with only an entrance and reception - hardly a lobby - at the ground level. (There is some lobby space adjacent to the bar/restaurant on the fifth floor.) The staff is friendly, upbeat and helpful. My room faced the inner courtyard (thankfully!) but was bright, with a nice proportion (single King) and a warm, stylish decor (contemporary deco). Fast internet access and a CD player were much appreciated. The fitness center is tiny, but serviceable.

The Fifth Floor restaurant serves innovative French-inspired fare; I had delicious duck accompanied by an exquisite glass of burgundy. It is upscale but not too snobbish, in line with the character of the hotel.

All in all this was one of the best hotel stays I had in San Francisco. I will surely return.

Unique Quality: Outstanding characteristics - Being so quiet and cosy given its "extremely" central location.

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Shwanky!

by written on December 24, 2002

Swanky contemporary hotel near Union Square. Fancy enough to put your clients up, fun enough to go yourself. Nice accomodations and staff.

Unique Quality: Near Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, MOMA, Cable Cars, etc

Directions: Union Square

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Sophisticated Urban Retreat

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 25, 2002

Defining urban luxury and sophistication in downtown San Francisco, the boutique Hotel Palomar offers 198 Zen-like guestrooms and 16 suites. Rooms feature elegant simplicity, clean lines, and tailored furnishings with their signature leopard print carpeting. Each has down comforters, robes, and VCRs.

I have stayed here a few times and love it each time. Especially love the location - across the street from a fantastic Sephora.

Unique Quality: The hotel's restaurant- The Fifth Floor- is one of the best in SF.

Simple lined, understated by rich detail, Palomar's guest rooms are tailored based on the geometry of a square. Emerald green squares protrude from the headboard and the bed is finished with a plush down comforter and densely packed down pillows. Following an urban, sophisticated look, the walls are covered in a natural raffia weave and carpets are a playful leopard print, tamed with tones of blue, gold and ivory. The bathrooms all feature Aveda bath products. The service in the hotel is seamless, with out flaw or peer, the professional staff anticipate the guests every need and caters to individual preference. The hotel also boasts a fitness center, for the health minded guests to use at their leisure.

Directions: Near Union Square. Across the street from Sephora.

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Address: 12 Fourth St, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States

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