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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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garrison, ny
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stay in Kimpton hotels pretty much exclusively if possible so we were happy to see that there was a Kimpton in the Gaslamp Quarter. The location of this hotel is perfect, you can walk pretty much anywhere you need to from here. Kimptons are great and Solamar is no exception. The coffee, fruited water and wine/beer... More

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Orange, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the hotel last minute through the hotels tonight app... we weren't sure what to expect, we just knew we wanted to stay in a nice hotel in the Gaslamp area. boy were we surprised when we arrived! this place is absolutely stunning! from the moment you walk in the lobby. The service is excellent, rooms beautiful and the... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a lovely hotel and in a great location but is showing its age. The beds are creaky, even just getting in them makes a lot of noise. The doors don't keep out any noise from the corridors and the doors slam shut. There's a small pool on the lower part of the roof with a bar/restaurant that is overlooked... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to several Kimpton properties, but this is the first time taking our two girls. The King Suite was perfect! The staff was wonderful. Providing the girls with playdoe upon checking to occupy them and then surprising us with a basket of goodies when we got to our room. The pool is really comfortable and fun. Happy to... More

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Elk Grove, Ca.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a small older hotel that is spiffed up. the lobby area is very lounge like with comfy chairs and couches with low cozy lighting. The room is nice and modern, spacious enough. The only thing that I didn't like was the lighting in the bathroom was too dark - couldn't see enough to know if my make up was... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently stayed here as well as held our annual conference here - it was an amazing experience. Their customer service is something every business should strive for. They are professional, attentive, and make you feel welcomed more than 99% of hotels out there. Everything was extremely clean in the hotel room as well as our banquet space. I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Solamar is the best...Kimpton hires the right people and for the most part people make the difference. You can have a nice property but if the staff does not enjoy what they do it is just a nice property and not a great place to stay. In particular the people who work at the Lounge Six pool bar are... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hotel Solamar for 3 nights of our honeymoon. When we were checking in the staff were very friendly, congratulated us and gave us a bottle of wine which was a lovely gesture. The hotel lobby area was nicely decorated and I liked the art work. Wifi was free because we joined the Kimpton Rewards. Our room was... More

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

Hello SandG07, Thanks for the review. Just this week we installed new mattresses in every room! They’re like sleeping on clouds! Please come back and try them out! Justin Assistant General Manager More

San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected this hotel due to its proximity to a conference we were attending in San Diego's Gaslamp district. This was by far the nicest Kimpton property we have stayed in. The service was warm, hospitable and genuine. Our room was spacious with one of the most comfortable beds and linens. The exercise room was small but it had well... More

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

Hello SBPCPA, Thanks for the 5 star review. We’re glad you enjoyed our service and location! We’ll see you next time the Giants are in town! San Fran fans do travel-well! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately unless your desired view is a construction site and a crane right ouside your window complete with loud mouthed workers you are in for a surprise. When I asked to have my room changed I was told that the hotel was full. Should have been advised in advance. " Buyer Beware".

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

Hello Sorry you didn’t enjoy the view and we didn’t have another room for you. Downtown San Diego is booming right now and you can’t go 2 blocks without some sort of construction happening. We have an awesome rooftop pool lounge for anyone to enjoy an awesome view day or night! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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  • Free wine(22)
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Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
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