Living in San Diego, it’s not often I have a chance to get a close look at a the hotel scene here. So I was excited to attend an introduction to the the 211 room Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar. I’ve stayed at hotels all over the world, particularly in Asia, and the Palomar made a really positive impression, particularly it’s 50 room Skyline Collection. These are guest rooms, studios, and a few 2 level penthouses. with sweeping views of the San Diego skyline and bay, some with balconies.
The decor is modern California with a surf theme. Rooms are bright and airy and the materials compare to the best Asian hotels.
The other feature is its spa with gorgeous rooms decorated in wood and marble.
The hotel is located at 5th and Broadway, a few steps from the Gaslamp District, and a comfortable walk to the San Diego Convention Center.
As part of its launch, the hotel is offering an adventure package, Take Flight, available for booking from May 1, 2015 through Dec. 30, 2015. The package includes deluxe accommodations, one pass for tandem skydive at Skydive San Diego, a 20 percent discount at Nature’s Spa by Jurlique, a flight of beer from San Diego’s microbreweries and a custom skate deck, featuring artwork from Grant Pecoff, an acclaimed San Diego artist. Rates start at $399 per night and can be booked online www.hotelpalomar-sandiego.com, rate code PFLY or by calling (888) 288-6601.
Hotel rates begin the mid $200 dollars. The Skyline suites cost about $1500. Think of a suite the size of an apartment – well worth it.