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Review: Hotel Palomar San Francisco





San Francisco, CA (October 12, 2012) – Nestled just off Market Street in downtown San Francisco, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar serves as a great hub to begin your Bay adventures.

In 1907, the southwest-based architect, Charles F. Whittlesey, designed the concrete-reinforced Pacific Building facade with colorful grace and elegance. The exterior is quite extraordinary and serves as a beautiful shell to intricate and endless dark hallways within. In 1999, Bill Kimpton and team completely refurbished the inside with Cheryl Rowley’s familiar rich patterns and designs.

The hotel itself sits on floors five through nine of the historic Pacific Place, offering 195 sophisticated guestrooms and suites. The interior design of Hotel Palomar San Francisco, plays on a modern, French look with a pattern of simple geometric forms and rich in detail. The lobby space serves more as a simple check-in and drop off space.

The harlequin geometric theme spills into your room with splashes of red persimmon textures that soak into the furniture and onto the walls. The dark polished wood of the nightstands and media cabinets offer contrast to the warm oranges and creams that play throughout the sleeping quarters.

The lobby space serves more as a simple check-in space and a refuge from the rain. Photo by Michael Woestehoff.
The lobby space serves more as a simple check-in space and a refuge from the rain. Photo by Michael Woestehoff.

Hotel Palomar San Francisco’s Fifth Floor Restaurant and Lounge is renowned for its fresh, savory modern American cuisine. Executive Chef David Bazirgan presents a unique approach by using a classic French twist. Items on the menu include; King Salmon with plum, red curry, bok choy, daikon, red quinoa; Market Root Vegetable Salad with medjool dates, almonds, aged humbolt fog, and; Cantaloupe Semifreddo with blackstrap molasses, anise, tarragon meringue, vanilla salt. The restaurant was booked for both nights I stayed there, which seemed to be no surprise. With every Kimpton property, complimentary guest wine happy hour is offered daily and entices guests to mozy down to the fifth floor to socialize and share travel stories.

The hotel also offers more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space in four spacious meeting rooms with hassle free wireless Internet access and comprehensive multi-media and audio-visual support.

This Kimpton Hotel is ideally situated at the hub of three of San Francisco’s most well known neighborhoods, including South of Market, the Financial District and Union Square. The hotel is right in the middle of it all and allows you to go shopping in the afternoon, drop off your things, refresh, and out again to enjoy dinner. The unbeatable downtown location is just blocks away from the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is a short cab ride from the infamous Fisherman’s Wharf and Ferry Building.

Rooms on average range from $278.99 – $534.99 a night. Great location, as expected Kimpton hospitality, clean rooms and a wonderful private boutique feel. Hotel Palomar San Francisco is located at 12 Fourth Street San Francisco, CA 94103. (866) 373-4941

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