Pros

  • Hip, modern hotel with a cool nightlife scene in the rooftop pool and bar
  • Designer rooms with some skyline views
  • Free evening wine reception held in the lobby daily
  • rePose Salon and Spa with hair, nails, and body services
  • Trendy Blue Hound restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients
  • Convenient location, walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport accessible by 10-minute car ride and light rail
  • Third floor rooftop pool offers great views of the city
  • Free use of the nearby Gold's Gym Elite and yoga mats in every room
  • Pets allowed
  • Parking available
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Cons

  • Pool and rooftop area fills up quickly and can be very loud
  • Fee for Wi-Fi, unless member of the Kimpton Karma club
  • Daily fees apply for parking (garage is not exclusive to the hotel and is shared)
  • Charge for breakfast
  • No fitness center in the hotel
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Bottom Line

The 242-room Hotel Palomar Phoenix - A Kimpton Hotel is a hip and upscale property that opened in 2012. The location -- near Talking Stick Resort Arena, restaurants, and shopping -- is hard to beat. In addition to modern design and a cool atmosphere, the highlight here is a rooftop pool and bar with great views of the city that can be a lively hangout spot. Rooms are sleek and contemporary with quirky art, yoga mats, and some with soaking tubs and separate stall showers. For business travelers, there are board rooms and meeting spaces on-site. The light rail connects guests easily from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the hotel. Crowds and fees for Wi-Fi can be annoying. One alternative is the W Scottsdale; it is a little bit less expensive but has just as posh a nightlife scene.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Scene

Cosmopolitan hotel with trendy statement pieces and party vibe

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix is a hip, modern hotel set in a Phoenix high rise. Beyond the sleek, silver exterior this property has marble fireplaces, parquet flooring, and eccentric art such as metal dog sculptures, gnomes, and framed abstract paintings. The furniture is contemporary and appealing, from the living room feel of the lobby to the airy Blue Hound restaurant. The atmosphere is trendy and a touch noisy, especially at the rooftop pool and Lustre Bar, which can get crowded. 

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Location

Next door to CityScape shopping center and across the street from the Talking Stick Resort Arena

If you are staying in downtown Phoenix, this location is hard to beat. The hotel is next to CityScape, a large entertainment, dining, and shopping area, and down the street from the Washington/Central Light Rail Station. Nightlife outside the hotel isn’t all that popular since most venues close earlier here than in other cities, but some notable places include the Rhythm Room, which has live music and is a 10-minute drive up N 7th St, and Majerle's, a sports bar down the road owned by NBA All-Star Dan Majerle. The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is 10 minutes away by car (the nearby light rail also connects to the airport).

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Rooms

Contemporary and large rooms with mountain views from upper floors

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix has 242 rooms ranging from 410 to 1,700 square feet. The rooms and suites have warm, earth tones and quirky artistic accents (such as acrylics of a vibrant blue face or a long-horned steer on canvas by John Randall Nelson ). The interiors of wardrobes have surprising lime-green backgrounds with stencils of the oddballs of Arizona Laws, such as “any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.” Oddities aside, rooms offer modern amenities including iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a bar of local and organic items operated on the honor system, and On-Demand fitness classes. Bathrooms are clean and beautifully designed with wide sinks and counter space. They’re equipped with a hairdryer, toiletries, and ETRO skin and hair products. Rooms have either standing showers with European glass panels or shower/tub combos, but guests in the suites have the luxury of bathtubs and standing glass showers. Additionally, rooms on the higher floors -- typically suites -- enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.

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Features

Lustre Lounge, Blue Hound Restaurant, outdoor pool, meeting rooms, and spa

On the third floor rooftop there is an outdoor pool surrounded by umbrellas and metal-frame sun loungers. Next to the pool area, there is a bar called the Lustre Rooftop Garden that is part of the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. The Blue Hound serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast (not included), brunch, lunch, and dinner and also offers in-room dining. Additionally, a free evening wine reception is held in the lobby daily. There is a small business center with computer and printer access, along with meeting spaces. A full service salon and spa with an extensive menu of services including massage, skin care, body treatments, waxing, manicures, hair care, and makeup is an excellent feature. With separate styling, nail care, and treatment areas, the facility has a sleek, spotless look with wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Expect to pay extra for parking and Wi-Fi unless you're a loyalty member. There isn't a fitness center on-site but guests are given free passes to a nearby Gold's Gym Elite. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Scene

Cosmopolitan hotel with trendy statement pieces and party vibe

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix is a hip, modern hotel set in a Phoenix high rise. Beyond the sleek, silver exterior this property has marble fireplaces, parquet flooring, and eccentric art such as metal dog sculptures, gnomes, and framed abstract paintings. The furniture is contemporary and appealing, from the living room feel of the lobby to the airy Blue Hound restaurant. The atmosphere is trendy and a touch noisy, especially at the rooftop pool and Lustre Bar, which can get crowded. 

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Location

Next door to CityScape shopping center and across the street from the Talking Stick Resort Arena

If you are staying in downtown Phoenix, this location is hard to beat. The hotel is next to CityScape, a large entertainment, dining, and shopping area, and down the street from the Washington/Central Light Rail Station. Nightlife outside the hotel isn’t all that popular since most venues close earlier here than in other cities, but some notable places include the Rhythm Room, which has live music and is a 10-minute drive up N 7th St, and Majerle's, a sports bar down the road owned by NBA All-Star Dan Majerle. The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is 10 minutes away by car (the nearby light rail also connects to the airport).

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Rooms

Contemporary and large rooms with mountain views from upper floors

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix has 242 rooms ranging from 410 to 1,700 square feet. The rooms and suites have warm, earth tones and quirky artistic accents (such as acrylics of a vibrant blue face or a long-horned steer on canvas by John Randall Nelson ). The interiors of wardrobes have surprising lime-green backgrounds with stencils of the oddballs of Arizona Laws, such as “any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.” Oddities aside, rooms offer modern amenities including iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a bar of local and organic items operated on the honor system, and On-Demand fitness classes. Bathrooms are clean and beautifully designed with wide sinks and counter space. They’re equipped with a hairdryer, toiletries, and ETRO skin and hair products. Rooms have either standing showers with European glass panels or shower/tub combos, but guests in the suites have the luxury of bathtubs and standing glass showers. Additionally, rooms on the higher floors -- typically suites -- enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.

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Features

Lustre Lounge, Blue Hound Restaurant, outdoor pool, meeting rooms, and spa

On the third floor rooftop there is an outdoor pool surrounded by umbrellas and metal-frame sun loungers. Next to the pool area, there is a bar called the Lustre Rooftop Garden that is part of the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. The Blue Hound serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast (not included), brunch, lunch, and dinner and also offers in-room dining. Additionally, a free evening wine reception is held in the lobby daily. There is a small business center with computer and printer access, along with meeting spaces. A full service salon and spa with an extensive menu of services including massage, skin care, body treatments, waxing, manicures, hair care, and makeup is an excellent feature. With separate styling, nail care, and treatment areas, the facility has a sleek, spotless look with wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Expect to pay extra for parking and Wi-Fi unless you're a loyalty member. There isn't a fitness center on-site but guests are given free passes to a nearby Gold's Gym Elite. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

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