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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#45 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At various times I can spend a great deal of time traveling. The Hotel Solamar was what I refer to as an average property with high end prices. My room faced the street and was exceptionally loud. Both party walkers, car noise and remodeling all left me awake most nights. When I said something about the noise I was offered... More 

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Murrieta, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am really not one to write reviews so i will make it quick..Great staff easy to deal with and very accommodating. Great location in Gaslamp and walking distance to Petco Park and great bars and restaurants. .Oh and one more thing..we love their free wine and beer happy hour between 5 - 6 pm in the lobby for Hotel... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel and central to everything. Check in was seamless and our room was ready early which was a bonus after a 14 hour flight and 2 hour drive. We hired some bikes and took the ferry over to Coronado Island which is definitely a must do, we then took in a Padres game, the hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff here is very helpful and accommodating. Great service pool side and cleaning staff. Nice rooms and nice pool. Parking staff was excellent and went the extra mile to retrieve forgotten items in the vehicle.

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Calgary, AB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am typically a Kimpton fan, having stayed at Kimpton venues in about six major US cities and have always had great experiences. The Solamar was a mixed experience for me. Pros: *very attentive staff at the front desk who tried their best to be helpful, pleasant and resolve problems. *large foyer and hotel amenities [coffee in morning; wine hour... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in town for a Cardinals/Padres baseball weekend and stayed at the Hotel Solamar. What a great choice that turned out to be!! The hotel is very classy, the rooftop pool on the 4th floor is amazing, and the hotel staff was the icing on the cake! We also visited the in-house restaurant and bar....another nice feature to the... More 

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

We can't go wrong TimG1754 having you as our guest! Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. I could not be happier to read about your visit, thanks so much for the feedback. I sure hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Cheers! Shannon More 

Battlement Mesa, Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent all the way around! I felt pampered by all the amenities, from the really nice room to the complimentary coffee in the morning and fruit infused water in the afternoon in the lobby. The staff were great, especially in the restaurant...I don't remember her name, but she was the manager/server the morning we ate there. The place got slammed,... More 

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

Thank you Superglide09 for staying with us and for writing a 5 STAR review! I couldn't be happier to see that you had such a great stay....I must say I was a little disappointed to see that you were let down with your experience at LOUNGEsix. Our culture is what sets us apart from other companies and part of our... More 

Upland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the Hotel Solamar and stay here every time we visit San Diego. They are super dog friendly and all staff are very kind and accommodating. Luz Mercado our housekeeper, left us little gifts and notes that made us excited about returning to our room. Thanks for a great stay!

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

So much happiness k9grace! Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your recent visit and for the call out for Luz. She truly enjoys taking such wonderful care of our guests and I could not be happier to see that you felt the Luz love during your recent visit. I hope we get to welcome you back... More 

Reading
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at hotel solamar as part of our honeymoon and although we enjoy a drink and a laugh this hotel was full of people getting wasted or trying to pull. Location for bars and clubs is great but There were large groups of noisy and drunken people (mostly single sex groups) aged 25-40 taking over the pool area. It... More 

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

Thank you c0r1nna for taking time to write a review about your recent visit. I'm sorry that you had such a disappointing visit. While a lot of people that come down to stay on the weekends, (especially summer weekends) are out to enjoy the gaslamp, I'm sorry that this intruded on your weekend away. I have shared your perception of... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have stayed numerous times at his hotel. The reception staff welcomes guests (and their dogs) as if they are part of the family. Crystal and George do an outstanding job of welcoming us each and every time – it is always great to see them! The rooms are spacious and clean. Furnishings and linens are of the highest quality (Frette)... More 

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

Thank you jmmlaguna for taking time to write such a fantastic review! AND thanks so much for taking the time to provide major props for George,Crystal and Natalie. They are amazing, aren't they?? We are all so glad you had a blast and hope we get to have you back again super soon! Thanks again! Shannon More 

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