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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#49 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Campbell, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose this hotel because of the free red bikes, and I pictured it being near a beach road, but, the lone bike that was working (and I was staying with my husband so unless he wanted to run alongside) was not even available the morning I wished to ride. There should be a fleet of bikes if you are... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Hotel Solamar is in the heart of the historic gaslamp quarter. There is a ton of construction surrounding the hotel, but our room was actually quite quiet. There are numerous bars and restaurants in walking distance. Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, is a few blocks away. The poolside bar and restaurant is great on a... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Walter J, Thanks for the great review! We’re glad you enjoyed so much of what the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer and the hotels cool perks! Come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Kimpton brand of boutique hotels knows how to treat their customers. We discovered Kimpton while vacationing in Alexandria, VA 3 years ago and have become loyal fans ever since. Our visit to the Solamar in San Diego was a wonderful experience. The front desk staff were attentive, friendly, patient and full of great ideas to get around this fun... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello bosredsoxfans, Thanks for the excellent review! We love Kimpton loyalists. We’re glad you had such a wonderful experience with us. Natalie is such a great asset to the hotel and restaurant and glad she took such great care of you! Come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Bermuda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night recently after cutting our trip short. It was not enjoyable. The rooms felt very musty, damp, and humid. They have poor circulation and cleaning staff didn't know what a dehumidifier was used for. The furniture was outdated and stained. The carpet was in poor condition and had folds in several places. You don't get... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello JustnBobby, Thanks for the review. We're very excited to being starting a renovation here very soon and the hotel will look better than ever. We sure hope you decide to give us another chance when the time comes! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 3 nights here on a California road trip. Took in the opening baseball match at Petco Park, one street down. Went for a run every ,morning down at the harbour, which was a great start to the day. The quality of the buildings of the bars and restaurants in the next door Gaslamp District blew my mind. I could... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello AndrewJBell, Great review, great review, we thank you greatly! It really sounds like you got to enjoy so much of what we have to offer in the great city of San Diego! We’d love to have you as a regular if you move to SD! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kimpton hotels are all different in my experience. There is something unique and 'quirky' (in a nice way) about each one. The location of the Solamar is perfect, right in the middle of the Gaslamp district. The rooms are comfy and spacious and the bed was fantastic. The fixtures and fittings are classy and the evening 'happy hour' in the... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Michael F, We absolutely love that you get a different experience at all of our hotels! We take pride in each of our hotels being unique and not cookie cutter! Sounds like you’re a true Kimptonite now! We hope you’re able to visit us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Markham, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a conference in April '15 and was overall pleased with all aspects of this place. The location can't be beat as it is in the heart of the Gaslamp district, walking distance to Petco park, walking distance to the water and surrounded by a wide array of great bars and restaurants.

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello ReggieDunlopCanada, Thanks for the review! Our location is excellent with over 100 restaurant, bars and shops all within a mile radius. We hope to see you back again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for a conference. The hotel is very nice. There's complimentary coffee in the mornings that is very good and complimentary beer and wine from 5-6. The fitness room is poor like most fitness rooms in hotels, but San Diego is gorgeous so my gym was outside.

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Denise J, Thanks for the nice review! We’re glad you enjoyed our morning coffee and happy hour! San Diego’s outside gym is open 24/7, 365! We hope you’re able to visit again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Rochester NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not ask for a better location in the Gaslamp district! This hotel has great attention to detail...complementary bikes, wagons, flavored water, coffee, yoga mats and robes that make you wild to name a few. Would recommend and stay again

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello java23, Thanks for the fantastic review and posting cool pics! We’re glad you enjoyed our amazing location and so many other surprise and delights. We hope to see you back soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love Kimpton hotels - the attention to detail, quality doors, furnishings - just a nice experience. You get the Kimpton experience here (although a little dark) along with being in the heart of things. We went to great restaurants within steps from the hotel and walked to a ballgame. Important Tip: Ask for a room that isn't overlooking... More 

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GM_Solamar, General Manager at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for the great review! We’re glad you got the full Kimpton Experience with us! The brick room you speak of is our Bridge Room. Amazing space for up to 55 people. We hope you can come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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