Posted June 24, 2011

8 Ways to Spend a Kimpton Gift Card

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Oh me, oh my! Did somebody really give you a Kimpton Gift Card? Aw, shucks. They shouldn’t have.

Okay, enough of the coy act. Yes, they absolutely should have! It’s the ideal birthday/graduation/thank-you/congratulations/just-because gift. And you have so many choices on how to spend it.

Here are just some of many ideas.*

1.     Savoring salsiccia di agnello (grilled lamb sausages over sundried tomato polenta cake) at Panzano restaurant in Denver.

2.     Noshing on handmade cannolis at Tulio restaurant in Seattle.

3.     Splurging on a Water View One-Bedroom Suite for an overnight escape at EPIC Hotel in Miami.

4.     Waking up to a breakfast of banana pecan waffles at Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago.

5.     Kicking back in the speakeasy-style Bar Drake in San Francisco with a classic Rob Roy.

6.     Shopping the huge selection of wines, cheeses, olives, chocolates, and more at The Butcher’s Block in Alexandria, Virginia.

7.      Booking a room at Boston’s Onyx Hotel, where you can be a walk from Faneuil Hall, Freedom Trail, and other sights.

8.    Sipping a full-bodied Sonoma pinot noir at 39 Degrees Lounge in Aspen.

Surely you’ve guessed that we could keep counting.
Buy a Kimpton Gift Card online at (They can be purchased in any dollar amount … so easy, right?)

*Depending on the amount of your Gift Card, the full amount for these examples may not be covered.


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  1. Clintonjohn says:

    Kindly to meet you now.

  2. Becky says:

    Have a Kimpton Hotel gift card – called to book a room at a Chicago Hotel and was told that there was nothing available for a gift card room this weekend!!?? I could easily have booked a room on line, but didn’t want to book with credit card – wanted to use my gift card – what gives??
    Called and booked with another hotel using my Starwood Points – Kimpton gets a thumbs down!!

  3. Lori madison says:

    My senior financial analyst is getting married and thought this would be a nice gift of $250 to enjoy on a Sunday night with his bulldog and bride.

  4. Lois says:

    I searched online to buy a gift card for someone who loves Zuma in Miami. Turns out I missed the fine print that said that you cannot use the gift card at that particular restaurant. Very disappointed. I think that this should have been indicated in a more obvious place, or the site should have provided a complete list of hotels/restaurants in each city where the gift card should be used to avoid this kind of scenario from happening. Disappointed…

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Lois, that sounds frustrating. While Zuma is located inside Kimpton EPIC Hotel, it’s actually managed by a separate company. (Hopefully that’s not too confusing.) Please feel free to contact them directly at for help with the gift card.

  5. Cornelia Antonellis says:

    I have a $300. gift card “KIMPTON and live in Vero, Fl. How and/or where can I use this. I have had this since last year for Mothers day. Tx

    • Kimpton says:

      You can call the Kimpton Karma Customer Care Line, Cornelia. (888) 695-4678 They’ll be happy to help you.

  6. PAUL CONRAD says:

    Ever since the merger Kimton Hotels is no longer the premier hotel it once was. I no longer stay at Kimton Hoels for this reason. Besides noticing the lack of customer service try finding the balance you have remaining on a Kimton Gift Card. I just gave up and a year later tossed the Gift Card out promising never to return for many reasons. Once there’s a downturn in the economy I fully expect Kimpon will be one of the first to take a dirt nap.

  7. Kimpton says:

    This doesn’t sound good at all, Paul; we’re super bummed you feel this way. Mind shooting us an email with details? You can send it to, thx!

  8. Kimberly Donovan says:

    I honestly believe Kimpton Hotel gift cards are a bait and switch SCAM! My daughter purchased a $500 gift card for me to stay at the Intercontinental Clement Monterey, CA. I went to the Kimpton Website and was directed to download the IHG App from the Apple Store. I proceeded to attempt to book our weekend and found no option to pay with the gift card. I spent an hour and a half being transferred to different people from reservations to the hotel front desk, only to be advised that Kimpton is a “sister” company and they do NOT accept Kimpton gift cards at their hotel. I am then advised that the nearest Kimpton Hotel that will accept my gift card is in San Francisco. This was a HUGE disappointment! My daughter went out of her way to give me a special gift. The website is very misleading and redirects you back to the IHG website. I will be contacting an attorney to see if I have any options regarding false advertisement! PUBLIC BE WARNED!