Hotel Palomar Westwood a Kimpton Hotel

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Hotel Palomar Westwood a Kimpton Hotel

, Los Angeles

Rooms: 295

10740 Wilshire Boulevard - Los Angeles - California - 90024 - United States Hotel Website | | 310 475-8711
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Sets the Benchmark for Kimpton Hotels

from 7J1AIL
It would seem easy to find a hotel in Los Angeles which has a good location and provides good service and an efficient room at a reasonable price. Reading the reviews on Trip Advisor reveals this can be a challenge. A few of the places I used to stay no longer seem to measure up, such as the Westin Bonaventure or the Chateu Marmont. The Four Seasons would be ideal but when I'm paying out of pocket as a solo traveler it's way more than I want to spend.

I booked a room for two nights at the Palomar with some trepidation, cognizant that in L.A. you usually don't get your money's worth unless you are checking in to a 5-star in Beverly Hills.

Having stayed at a couple of Kimpton properties previously on the East Coast, I knew the hotel would be "hip" but that service might be spotty. I was also concerned that because this property was recently re-branded the property might still be working out some kinks.

The stay, however, exceeded most of my expectations.

The room was clean, nice spacious and broadband was free. The big screen TV set was easily viewable from my pillow. The bathroom had Occitane products but they should have had a bar of soap for both the sink and the shower. Extra amenities, such as toothbrushes and razors are available from the honor bar at severely marked-up prices.

Front desk staff came across as friendly and eager to help. They had a bit of trouble quickly fielding a couple of concierge type requests, such as identifying a nearby barber who does shaves. It took a while but they tracked one down.

My only significant beef is with the lobby floor restaurant. Service, especially at breakfast, was slow. A family sitting next to me repeatedly complained about how long it was taking for their food to arrive. The menu is sparse, the food is pricey and nothing exceptional. A visit to a nearby deli would be a better bet, although walking distance options are quite limited in this part of Westwood.

You'll find the other Kimpton touches -- the tiger-striped bath robes, the complimentary after-work wine parties and even a fresh bottle of water placed in your rental car when you leave for the day. All well-appreciated.

I suspect that this is a property that will continue to improve as time goes on and will attract a loyal following.

Wow! The Best Hotel!

from kensingtonvisitor
Wonderful stay! Great service, food and location. We had a great visit and couldn't imagine a better hotel. Look forward to our next visit. Wish the rooms were a big larger or the terrific furniture were smaller but the whole experience was exceptional.

Service, Smiles, Wine, Fine

from burkburk
I am a fan of Kimpton hotels, but this is the best one yet. They just opened, and the service is amazing. EVERYONE just wants to be helpful and be sure you're happy. The GM, John, made sure to introduce himself and make local recommendations. The place is even pet-friendly, which gives it that quirky wonderful feeling. The guest cadre is very eclectic, but there is a kind of intellectual feeling in the lobby (which has a scent and music to die for). I'm just so impressed at how empowered people are to make sure you're happy--and they WANT to!!!

Enjoy this place!

Great New Hotel

from TravelShopGirlVT
We recently stayed at the Hotel Palomar for one night. There were no problems at all! Seamless check in, friendly staff, brand new rooms and amenities! The beds are comfy, with all white linens, great huge flat screen TV, and L'OCCITANE bath products. This was such a busy trip for us that I really didn't get a chance to take as many photos, sorry!

I would definitely recommend this hotel for a clean, comfortable place to stay. Would imagine that this hotel would be best for business travelers, as there is not a real resort feel. There is free wireless, which was a plus!

Fab hotel

from MullCJ
Loved this hotel - beautiful decor and rooms luxurious. Staff very helpful and friendly and restaurant and bar very chic. Location excellent and within easy walking distance of bars and restaurants in Westwood Village. Had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this hotel.

Best Place to Stay

from glamorouslife
I live in Las Vegas and work at a High end resort. This is one of the best place to stay. The staff was great and the hotel its self was GREAT! I can't wait to go back. Thanks for making my stay an amazing experience!

Fantastic Find in Westwood

from brinyblue
We just returned from our week-end stay at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful our stay was. We were in town to attend our son's graduation from UCLA which is approximately 2 miles from the hotel. They have a complimentary Lexus SUV to take you anywhere within 3 miles which we used 3 or 4 times. Robert, who works at the valet desk drove us remembered us every time. There was not one employee at the hotel who was not genuinely warm and made us feel like family (royal family).
The rooms are nicely appointed with L'Occitane shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. They are a "green" hotel with a separate recycling waste basket in the room for bottles, cans, and paper. Beds and pillows were very comfortable.
The Grand Opening is Tuesday and hopefully, they will keep their rates reasonable.

Excellent and pleasant stay :)

from amy77385
Completely renovated from the old Doubletree Hotel; it's unrecognizable! I was very pleased with my stay here for three nights - from room service to comfort of the room, bed, amenities, and cleanliness of the hotel. Unlike the Doubletree, Hotel Palomar offers shuttle service to nearby destinations. One of the best part is coming back from a long day of meetings to friendly faces offering complimentary wine/beer service upon entering the hotel just few steps from the front door of the lobby was awesome. I had a real pleasant stay and can't wait to come back.

Great Experience!

from Starboltz
I have stayed at several Kimpton properties and have a high expectation of the service level and Hotel Palomar did not lower my opinion. In particular the valet and concierge were outstanding. The property has just opened and has been completely renovated. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and the bed was terrific. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

I recommend this hotel to everyone!

from dad2ak9
I have stayed at several Kimpton Hotels and all are good. When I stayed at the Westwood Palomar I had my Golden Retriever, Trevor with me. Everyone from the front desk clerk, Derek to the valet attendant, Keri was VERY friendly and accomodiating. The decor is beautiful and the food in the restaurant is excellent. I had the chicken on greens, it was delicious. I would stay here again and the hotel is beautiful. I loved the location. My friends who live in Los Angeles have been back for dinner and the quality is consistant. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

Top Local Tips for Los Angeles

Hyde's Lounge - A great room for people watching. Make sure you're there before 11pm or it's the line for you. They also have bottle service.

Cheap Buses!!! The 720 and 920 from downtown LA to Santa Monica - $1.25 all the way and if you get the 920 it stops virtually nowhere!!

A STUNNING VIEW Go to Mulholland Drive after the sunset and enjoy!!!

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Other names for Hotel Palomar Westwood a Kimpton Hotel

  • los angeles kimpton
  • kimpton los angeles
  • Address: 10740 Wilshire Boulevard - Los Angeles - California - 90024 - United States
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