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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One night at Solamar and I have a new favorite brand of hotel. Kimpton exceeded expectations I didn't even realize I had. The attention to detail demonstrated at this hotel lands it a spot on my "best of" list. This is a hotel that obviously takes great care and pride in their service, environment, and guest experience.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in March. The hotel and rooms are modern and filled with art work and quirky touches which is nice. The beds are comfy but pillows aren't! Happy hour where you get free drinks is great. Generally the staff were pretty good, we had the odd member who wasn't really interested but the majority were.... More 

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Sun Diego
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

(See review posted for the hotel survey. I'm coming back!) Just a quick add, the staff at the hotel desk and in the JSix bar/restaurant are awesome. One caveat: the hotel overnight parking is egregiously expensive ($45/night, plus taxes). Use the nearby 'Park-it-on-Market' (6th and Market) garage if you have to find a home for your car.

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Deep River, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended a Conference & Exhibition at the SD Convention Center. The Solamar is in the perfect location, 2 blocks away. The bed and room was comfy and the staff is super attentive. Its location, 1 block over from 6th and the Gas Lamp district makes for great access to a large number of fine restaurants and nightlife. The staff... More 

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NE Nebraska
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134 reviews 134 reviews
30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel, but that's what I expect when staying with the Kimpton brand. The service is outstanding. The staff really attended to all of our requests. The rooms are so comfortable. The beds make you wish you had that bed at home. I highly recommend this property!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our annual pilgrimage to San Diego, love this hotel. Location is great, just off the really noisy nightlife areas of the gas lamp, so you can get a great nights rest. It's one block from the baseball stadium as well. The staff is great and treats every guest as if they were a celebrity guest. Will definitely stay here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a meeting for 2 days and it was really a nice hotel. My wife and I even stayed an extra night. Upstairs bar was cool and even had heaters setup everywhere. CVS right around the corner and plenty of food locations all around. Rooms are very nice and the beds are also good.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the only downside was the construction view my room had. The hotel personal didn't tell me about it but thats pretty normal. Cool place, the lend you bikes to tour the city. Free coffee in the am and wine after 5!

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Windsor, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No major overall issues. Stayed in a suite in Feb 2015. Will keep brief Pros - great location in heart of gaslamp area - staff are super friendly - great pool area and restaurant Cons - hotel a bit worn in some areas. Lots of chips, cracks, scuff marks in rooms and throughout hotel - bathrooms very small - hotel... More 

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel were super friendly and relaxed. Upon check-in, the concierge offered me a goldfish for my room which I thought was super cute. Also, the hotel had a dog that did tricks which was very entertaining after my long flight in from Toronto! Kimpton hotels are great because of the free happy hour and mini bar... More 

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

Hello Stephanie L, Love this review! Thank you so much. I’m glad the staff took such great care of you and you enjoyed so much that our hotel has to offer! We hope to see you again soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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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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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Diego
Hotel Solamar San Diego
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#2 Green Hotel in San Diego
#6 Business Hotel in San Diego
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#12 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#32 Family Hotel in San Diego

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