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Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

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Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View (San Diego View) | View from room
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Suite, Harbor View (Skyline) | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Suite, Harbor View (Skyline) | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar

Overview of Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

4.0 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Convention Center17 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaport Village20 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)12 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel is located in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by USS Midway Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Balboa Park and Waterfront Park. Check out an event or a game at Petco Park, and consider making time for San Diego Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 11 min walk
  • Petco Park - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 17 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 17 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • 5th Avenue Station - 1 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 11 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole - 2 min walk
  • The Melting Pot - 2 min walk
  • Grant Grill - 2 min walk
  • Rei Do Gado - Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Osetra Seafood & Steaks - 2 min walk

About this property

Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel

4-star boutique hotel refurbished in 2022 and located near San Diego Convention Center
Located close to Petco Park and Seaport Village, Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel provides a poolside bar, a free daily manager's reception, and a rooftop terrace. Enjoy American cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps, is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a 24-hour gym.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a front desk safe
  • Bicycle parking, an elevator, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 211 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Extra amenities include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 36-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and heating

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 25+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 60 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available for a fee: USD 10–30 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • A poolside bar
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Free daily manager's reception

Restaurants on site

  • The Cafe
  • The Desmond

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 21,884 square feet of conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Pool loungers
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Local artist showcase
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Renovated entire property - October 2022
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes
  • Down comforter
  • Free crib
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 36-inch LCD TV with premium digital channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Limited room service
  • Minibar

More

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19, valet parking and shuttle services are not available until further notice.
Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 33.81 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The property's resort fee includes a daily USD 10 food and beverage credit which can be used in the on-site restaurant or for in-room dining.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Palomar Hotel San Diego
Palomar San Diego
San Diego Palomar
Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Does Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

As of Jan 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel on Feb 2, 2023 start from CA $299.87, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 60.00 per night.

What time is check-in at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Balboa Park and Petco Park. San Diego Convention Center and Waterfront Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). 5th Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Civic Center Station is 3 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kimpton Alma - San Diego, an IHG Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

7.6

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 10 out of 21 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 48%
Rating 8 - Good. 2 out of 21 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 10%
Rating 6 - Okay. 5 out of 21 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 24%
Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 21 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 10%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 21 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 10%

9.3/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

7.8/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.1/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

4/10 Poor

Alexis

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone at the property was very nice... However - THe room they put me in had windows that looked out over a brick wall and AC Unit. Basically Zero light in the room. It was depressing. The housekeeping kept coming into my room unnannounced... And once while I was naked in the shower - and even after I told him to leave, he still entered. Very disappointed about this hotel.. But.. Oh well.

10/10 Excellent

Raghad

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect

2/10 Terrible

Melissa

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
I booked the hotel with Expedia, but Expedia didn't send the information to the hotel. The hotel tried to charge me double for the room as a walk-in.

10/10 Excellent

diann

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely Property - Great staff - Good size rooms,

10/10 Excellent

Joy, San Francisco

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel! Lots of homeless in the neighborhood.

6/10 Okay

Katina

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
There is no room service or mini bar and the hotel cafe was closed. The hotel should have emailed us to advise us there would be no room service or mini bar prior to our stay.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay

Christopher

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The wall seemed to allow noise from other rooms as well as outside noise through the windows.

10/10 Excellent

Natalie

Travelled with family, Travelled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff. Very accommodating and nice. Especially the guy manning the coffee and tea station in the morning.