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Hillcrest Neighborhood

A Neighborhood for Every Mood

San Diego Hotel near Gaslamp + Little Italy

Discover San Diego’s notable neighborhoods

Just like no two party guests are alike, no two San Diego neighborhoods are mirror images of each other. Here at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, we are enviably poised at the gateway to the historic Gaslamp Quarter (or Gaslamp District). You’ll love our shop-by-day, play-by-night ‘hood, but we fully encourage you to venture out. Plenty of great vibes await you in charming Little Italy, laid-back Pacific Beach, Hillcrest (the “Greenwich Village of San Diego”) and eclectic Hillcrest.

Little Italy

Lively Little Italy is a dynamic mix of patio cafés, celebrity-chef eateries, craft breweries, galleries and shops. At the heart of it all is a European-style piazza. Don’t miss the Saturday farmers market and the spring ArtWalk event.

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Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach (locals know it as “P.B.”) personifies the fun-in-the-sun Southern California ethos: beaches, a carefree party mood, good food and cold drinks. Catch a wave or stroll three miles of beachfront boardwalk.

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Uptown Hillcrest is the epicenter of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community and home to wine bars, boutiques, galleries, the city’s largest farmers market and loads more.

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North Park

Hipster hotspot North Park excels at craft beer, live music, coffee shops and a food scene that dishes up everything from vegan tacos to bluegrasss brunch — all in a walkable neighborhood.

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Gaslamp Quarter

Think al fresco dining, trend-setting boutiques, Victorian-era architecture and a dazzling nightlife scene. Welcome to the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of downtown San Diego and home to Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

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