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How do you spell luxury? H-o-t-e-l P-a-l-o-m-a-r P-h-o-e-n-i-x

Written & Edited by Nadine C. & Rhonda Gilreath

Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

Hotel Palomar Phoenix is the epitome of modern luxury in Phoenix, AZ.  Located at CityScape, in downtown Phoenix, guests are minutes away from entertainment, shopping and exciting venues. There are endless amenities available at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix, with a concierge service that has just about anything you might need for your stay that you forgot to pack.

I walked into the lobby of the hotel , with my luggage, trying to find the front desk and was immediately greeted with genuine smiles and a glass of sangria!  Unbeknownst to me, I had made it on time for the hosted evening wine hour from 5-6 p.m.  The staff was simply amazing.   The woman serving the sangria kindly instructed my photographer and I on how to get to the front desk.  The lobby was filled with lively conversation.  When I made it to the front desk the staff members there were just as helpful and awesome. 

Accommodations:

Skyline Guest Bathroom - Photo Credit Erik

Skyline Guest Bathroom-Photo Credit Erik

The Deluxe guest room offers 410 sq. ft. of space. They are situated on the lower levels of the building and have a king size bed or two queen size beds. The beds come with a down duvet and Italian Frette sheets, a down duvet comforter and down pillows. There’s an alarm clock with iHome docking stations. The bathroom comes equipped with a hair dryer, toiletries, and ETRO skin and hair products.  You’ll, also, find plush animal print bathrobes, an iron and ironing board. The room has a flat screen LCD television and web TV internet access. The king bed deluxe rooms feature glass walk-in showers.

Photo Credit: Erik

Skyline Guest Room – Photo Credit: Erik

I stayed in a Skyline guest room which has everything that the Deluxe guest room offers plus a skyline view of the city and mountains and a comfortable modern sofa.  The 410 sq. ft. space is elegant and contemporary. My room had two queen beds (and other options have one king size bed). There was a makeup mirror in the bathroom, as well.  The bathroom for the king bed skyline room has the glass walk-in shower.

The Grand Skyline guest rooms offer comparable luxuries as in the Deluxe and Skyline guest rooms.  The difference, here, is you get more space, with 480 sq. ft.  Also, there are two queen beds and guests get a spectacular view of the Phoenix skyline.

The Deluxe studio and the Skyline studio offer 520 sq. ft. of space. They come with a king size pillow top bed covered with Italian Frette sheets, down duvet comforter with pillows.  The bathrooms include a deep soak tub and a standing glass shower. There’s an alarm clock with iHome docking stations. The bathrooms are decked with a hair dryer, toiletries, and ETRO skin and hair products.  You’ll, also, find plush animal print bathrobes, an iron and ironing board. The room has a flat screen LCD television and web TV internet access. There’s a sitting area, as well.

Guest Room - Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

Guest Room – Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

The Skyline Corner Spa suite comes with everything in that the Deluxe and Skyline studios have, except it is much larger at 710 sq. ft. Also, there is a separate living area with a cozy couch and enjoyable sitting area. 

The Arena suite has 800 sq. ft. of open space and offers everything you would find in the Skylne Corner Spa suite except a couple of features are unique.  It can be connected with a Skyline Guest Room (with a king size bed) and it has a soaking tub.  Also, the arena suite gives you views of Phoenix, the South Mountains, and major event spaces. 

Palomar - pool view | Photo Credit: Nadine

Palomar – one side of pool view, Photo Credit: Nadine

The CityScape Presidential suite is the largest room at 1,350 sq. ft. The sumptuous room has an open living area with a chic sofa and coffee table. A private dining room with table and chairs plus a pantry adorns the room. There’s a master bedroom with a king size pillow top bed with all the Italian Frette linens and pillows. The bathroom is graced with a soaking tub and walk-in shower.  You have all the amenities listed earlier:  alarm clock with iHome docking stations, hair dryer, toiletries, ETRO skin and hair products, plush animal print bathrobes, iron and ironing board,  flat screen LCD television and web TV internet access. The view of the city and mountains are wondrous from this perspective.Amenities:

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix offers a 3rd floor outdoor poolYoga mats are in every room.  While I was a guest, there was a complimentary hot yoga session by the pool which is offered weekly during the hotter months. The dry Phoenix heat coupled with gorgeous poolside views and great company, turns any yoga session into an extraordinary experience.  Access to Gold’s Gym is complimentary for guests, too.  The gym is adjacent to the hotel and the equipment is up to date and exceptional. In-room eco-friendly spa services are offered to all guests.  Public bikes are available to ride around town, as well. 

LUSTRE - Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

LUSTRE – Courtesy of Palomar Phoenix

There is a poolside bar called the LUSTRE Rooftop Garden that is part of the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails (a chic restaurant at the hotel).  Blue Hound has a delectable menu offering all types of mouth-watering dishes and cocktails. It’s open every day. The Blue Hound, also, offers in-room dining

The Breakfast Club - Photo Credit: Nadine

The Breakfast Club – Photo Credit: Nadine

During the day, there is a delicious breakfast spot called The Breakfast Club next to the hotel, open Mon-Sun from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. During the late nights when most restaurants are closing or closed already, if you want a meal or snack you can take advantage of the stocked mini-refrigerator with gourmet and organic snacks and beverages for an additional cost.  The price list is conveniently located above the fridge.

Palomar Phoenix offers complimentary wireless internet access for Kimpton In Touch Members. There is, also, a 24 hour business center.  If you’re travelling with children, this hotel has specialized children’s services from kid-friendly dining to child safety kits, and more.  If you’re a pet parent, this is a pet-friendly hotel!   

Valet parking and regular indoor garage parking are available. To find out what the other amenities are, go to the official Hotel Palomar Phoenix website.

The Hotel Palomar Phoenix leaves nothing to be desired. It covers all the bases. My two night stay was one of my best hotel experiences to date. Needless to say, I plan to visit again and will definitely looking into other Kimpton hotels when I travel to other cities.

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