Just completed my second stay at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel in Los Angeles. The Kimpton Palomar is located on Wilshire Blvd. just a stone’s throw from the city of Westwood and a few short blocks to the UCLA campus. This is one of my favorite areas of Los Angeles.
I have stayed at several hotels in the area including the Hyatt and the Intercontinental which are also nice places, but decided it would be better if I stayed with one property and made it my hotel of choice. I chose the Kimpton not only because of the location, but also because they offer some very good internet specials from time to time if you are a member of the Kimpton “in touch” repeat guest program.
The Kimpton Palomar is a nice break from the normal “brass and glass” 4-star hotel. The design could probably be described as an art deco style. You have the feeling of staying in a small, high end European hotel.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Each morning, there is a very nice coffee bar set up in the lobby. There is also an ample supply of newspapers. It is nice to sit in the small lobby, read the newspaper and have your cup of coffee.
The rooms have a modern or art deco style. Takes a little getting used to the first time you walk into one of their rooms. But, it is a nice diversion from the “standard” hotel room.
The furniture in the room has a modern look to it.
If you want more than coffee, there is a great restaurant in the hotel. Breakfast prices are decent and I like the varied menu. Try the 3 cheese omelet or the yogurt/granola dish. They also offer a good selection of organic teas.
So, if you want to stay at a place that is just a little different, but with an elegant flair, I highly recommend the Kimpton Palomar hotel on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. Kimpton has a number of other hotels in large cities across the U.S. You can check out their web site here or just type in www.kimptonhotel.com
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