Palomar (san fran) = eh

February 4, 2010

I am a big fan of the Kimpton Hotel chain, especially the Hotel Marlowe. in Cambridge, Mass which is one of my all time favorites.  Unfortunately, the Palomar in San Francisco is not quite up to snuff.

I must be a slow learner, because I have stayed at the Palomar about five times and my mileage has definitely varied. (Or maybe the problem is the Palomar management who seems to have no idea which rooms I have had in the past.) Sometimes the room is great. Yesterday they gave me a shoebox at first and then moved me into a slightly better room that is a plus size shoebox after I complained.

Though there is no plastic in the shower, there might as well be. For this room design, the Palomar seems to have taken the standard hotel bathroom design and replaced the plastic with tile. Here are a couple of pictures.

Here is a picture of the other half of the bathroom.

I guess I should go back to my old standby the Triton in San Francisco.  It has the advantage of being right next to the Cafe de la Presse (an excellent French cafe).

The Palomar is awarded a fair to middling three showerheads, a real step down for a Kimpton.

One Response to “Palomar (san fran) = eh”

  1. showertaker Says:

    Some stories have a decent ending. After reading my comments (both here and on their web-based survey), management at the Palomar got in touch to set things right. This is an encouraging sign. People who listen! People who run hotels who listen!

    I’ll be in San Francisco again in early March and we’ll see how the Palomar shapes up then.

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