Nothing better than a little girls getaway, even if it’s just 30 minutes down the highway! AM I RIGHT?! I LOVE staycations, and had the best time in downtown Phoenix at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar with my girl, Kimberly!
As I mentioned, the hotel is located in downtown Phoenix, and has a parking garage right there, for easy parking. They also offer valet, if that’s your thing! We checked in around 3pm, then went up to our room to change, then head up to LUSTRE Rooftop Bar to grab lunch + drinks. The vibe up there is one of my favs, and there’s both city + desert views. There’s a full service bar, full menu, and a pool! Such a fun spot to visit on the weekends too, if you’re a local. Kimberly and I ordered a few yummy drinks, and some snacks. Their guac is delish, and I love how instagrammable the drinks are (duuuh). It was too late to venture over to the pool, but we hung out for a few hours and relaxed. I know they have a Dj playing tunes by the pool on the weekends normally, too!
We had reservations for dinner at Bluehound Kitchen & Cocktails at 7:30pm, so we went up to the room around 5pm to give ourselves some time to freshen up, and enjoy the complimentary wine down in the lobby! Kimpton Hotel Palomar offers flatbread + wine everyday from 5-6pm. I think that’s such a cool service to provide for guests. We sat in the lobby for a few glasses, then changed for dinner!
Dinner at Bluehound Kitchen & Cocktails was INCREDIBLE! The chef came out to introduce himself to us, and brought out so many different plates for us to try. Basically my dream. lol! I loved that he came out with each dish, to explain what was in it. Everything was seriously delicious! This was my second time eating there, and both times it exceeded my expectations! I took pictures of some of the dishes- the brussel sprouts were UNREAL, and so was the chocolate bar cake. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it all! Kimberly doesn’t eat meat, so I was served steak, and salmon for her. We both ate SO much, and could barely move after dinner. Loved the whole experience and will definitely be back!
Some favs on the menu:
Caesar for Two
Mac N Cheese
After dinner we had plans to venture to a few bars… but as soon as we hit the beds in our room, we were in for the night! Kimberly passed right out and I was cracking up! Fully clothed, and full face of makeup. She woke up at 12:30am and said “NOOOOO I fell asleep!” hahahaha. I was asleep during this, but she told me in the morning. Too funny.
We woke up the next morning around 7 am, grabbed coffee down the street (the hotel location is in walking distance of Starbucks!), snapped some pics, then checked out! It was a quick trip, but SO nice + much needed! We had a great time, I just wish we would’ve had MORE time! Next time for sure!
Kimpton Hotel Palomar has really amazing deals during the summertime! If you’re looking to visit Phoenix, or wanting to do a mini staycation- I highly suggest checking them out!
Thank you SO much for hosting us!!