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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #38 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, right in Gaslamp, close to other areas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean. No dresser or drawers though which was a little odd. The pool scene seemed like a (small) Vegas hotel - fun if that's what you're looking for, not a good spot for kids. The pool bar... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was actually wowed by the service at Hotel Solamar, which doesn't happen frequently. All staff members went above and beyond throughout our 4 day stay and were proactive in anticipating our needs. Valet staff was friendly, professional, and quick. Front desk staff were personable and always ready to assist. Housekeeping staff greeted us every time we walked down the... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely perfect boutique hotel in the heart of the Gaslamp. Just blocks away from Petco Park and great downtown restaurants and bars - it is the perfect location for any business or pleasure getaway. What puts this hotel above the rest is the incredible hotel service. From the moment you are greeted at the door to the time you check... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I LOVE HOTEL SOLAMAR - pure and simple! I have been eating, drinking, lounging and staying at the Solamar since they opened (2004?) and I am always treated like a VIP by the entire staff - from the front desk crew to Chef Christian at Jsix to Jeffrey and the guys at LOUNGEsix bar. Always my first choice when I... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is very cute and in a perfect location next to restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp District. It's also close to the stadium. We rented a cabana by the pool and that was fun. The pool is small but was perfect for relaxing. The service from Courtney was amazing. The room was clean and very comfortable. A couple... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed there recently for a work conference. Enjoyed the hotel very much, nice, clean, quiet (even with the construction next door) and close to whatever you might need. Wish there was a home game for either the Padres or the Chargers, but both teams were away while I was there. Our conference had lunch and a reception on the sun... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel had a good location and free tea and coffee in the early morning. The hotel itself was fine nothing special. Rooms were nice enough. Lacked a bit of atmosphere but was an ok hotel. There was a pool area which was nice and had a small bar too.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I chose to spend our first anniversary weekend at the very unique Hotel Solamar. This was a great choice. We love Kimpton Hotels as they always provide comfort, excitement and above all else, professionalism. If you are celebrating something special, or just want a few days away, do not hesitate to stay here. Terry Buchholz and Natasha... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great location, great staff and a great room, all in all a great stay. I was nervous prior to arrival due to some of the reviews but left feeling so pleased with our choice. From the moment we arrived the service from all the staff was excellent, friendly helpful and a great deal of knowledge of the area.... More

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location downtown, with good facilities. Pool area is shallow and Child friendly , however it caters for parties on a weekend. Great seated area so ideal for business and adult get togethers. Bar food is plentiful and the attenders are excellent. Rooms are standard with not all having a great view. Complimentary happy hour is a nice touch. CCX

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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*
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