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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

  • 117 S. 17th St. Map It
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Superhip yet comfortable
  • Eco-friendly and LEED Gold certified
  • Good location near Rittenhouse Square restaurants


  • Allows pets, including barking dogs
  • Standard rooms are cleverly designed but a bit small

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

The Palomar marks the apex of Philadelphia's recent surge of hip hotels; three brightly colored busts of Ben Franklin greet you in this Kimpton property's chic lobby alongside a comfy fireside living room. Touches of purple enliven the bright guest rooms, which have stylish modern furnishings. But it's not all about looks—the hotel staff is über friendly and helpful. Cool amenities abound: autosensor temperature controls, locally made products in the minibar, and leopard-print robes. The hotel offers yoga mats in every room (virtual classes on-demand) and sponsors a manager-led 3-mile "Rocky run" to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps by appointment. Kids get a free toy at check-in, child-sized leopard-print robes, and "cookie currency," which enables them to purchase cookies and milk from room service. Complimentary wine is served at 5 pm in the lobby. There is also a bar in Square 1682, the hotel's on-site restaurant that's known for its New American cuisine and happy hour scene.

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117 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA

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215-563–5006; 888-725–1778

Hotel Details:

  • 247 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 01/10/2017

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