The eco-friendly Hotel Palomar Los Angeles, a member of the Kimpton group, is situated in the upscale Westwood district and has welcomed A-listers and world travelers since its inception.
Top-notch service awaits
The hotel's Skyline View Guest Rooms offer picturesque views of L.A, Fuji soaking tubs and well stocked honor bars with gourmet and organic options. The guest rooms are decorated in earthy tones and are large enough to double as a private retreat or a workspace. In-room amenities include 42" LCD flat-screen TVs, an iron, a hairdryer and more. Complimentary services offered by the hotel include elegant hosted evening wine receptions, morning coffee and tea service, a state of the art 24-hour fitness center and a house car that takes guests within a three mile radius of the hotel. Five thousand square feet of meeting space coupled with delicious creative catering by the in-house BLVD 16 restaurant makes the pet-friendly Hotel Palomar an ideal choice for corporate and private events.
Attractions in the vicinity
The hotel's central location, a 20-minute drive from LAX on Wilshire Boulevard, is characterized by its exclusive restaurants and boutiques. The Hammer Museum, the Geffen Playhouse, the Odyssey Theatre and UCLA are all in the immediate vicinity and MOCA, the Getty Center and all of the city's beaches are within easy reach.
The design of the lobby and rooms are beautiful. The front of house staff and restaurant team are beyond friendly. I loved the location - I just wish it had been a bit closer to the heart of Beverly Hills.
The pool area was a bit disappointing. Since it was not rooftop I wish it had been a bit more lush. Also wish there was regular wait service out there.
The only positive feature of this hotel is the free wine.
Pool sucks. No self parking despite the fact that they have a 3-4 story parking garage in the hotel. Decor is heinous. They put us in a handicap room for no reason when they had plenty of capacity. Subpar location and an extremely boring area, unless you 90 years old and named Ethel.
Have always been a huge Kimpton fan. This one is right on Wilshire, convenient to Westwood/UCLA and Century City. It's a redo of an older property. Nicely finished but nothing to write home about. Did not have a chance to try the bar or the restaurant. Room service prices were reasonable. Seems to appeal to a younger, hip crowd. All that said it's a very solid, cost competitive choice if you need to stay in this part of town. We'll be back.
My husband and I took a quick trip to LA, one of our planned honeymoons but also to maintain our flight status on the airline we travel. We decided to look at some of the Kayak reviews online, and came across the Hotel Palomar. We enjoy boutique hotels and the price was right so we decided to give it a try. Staff: Wesley, a front desk agent, was friendly and welcoming. In fact, he prepared a hand written note and sent up a bottle of wine, cheese, and chocolate covered strawberries for our honeymoon celebration. It was a very nice touch. In fact, we did not encounter ANY rude, mediocre, or unhelpful hotel employee during our entire stay, including employees at the restaurant, vallets, or front desk. Excellent! Location: prime for us. The activities we had planned were are located in the westwood area. Its a beautiful neighborhood, also located near the freeway entrance. Added bonuses: 1) A delicious coffe and tea hour in the morning with complimentary newspaper, 2) Fruit infused water provided all day in the lobby, 3) very fun FREE cocktail hour (two types of wine). There was even a DJ.4) You can request to have a live gold fish keep you company in your room during your stay. Of course we took advantage of this. We even named our loaner pet. So SWEET! 5) They have a list of items that are provided free of charge at your request: curling iron, razors, combs, deodrant, humidifier. They even provide a yoga mat.
I like the style of this hotel overall, I think they can updated the hallways as well, it doesn't match the restaurant and lobby feel.
The bathroom was a little yucky. I would describe the atmosphere in room as "dry", felt like I had to wake up several times to drink water. The pool area is small, for families I think that is perfect but to lounge around it doesn't feel right.
I like the convenience of the location and the friendliness of the staff.
No major dislikes.
Staff was very friendly. Room was nice and quiet
Typical of area, parking was expensive, though valets were wonderful and very fast.