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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we get the chance for a night or two away...without our kiddos, we look forward to being pampered, and enjoying beautiful San Diego. We were impressed from the minute we pulled up to valet parking. The entire hotel staff is extremely friendly and very accommodating,,,very personable. The decor of this boutique hotel was perfect! The hotel is in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice boutique hotel two blocks away from San Diego's lively bars and restaurants. Hotel staff all very helpful and a nice touch that they have a social hour around 5pm where free wine / beer together with snacks, are provided near the lobby area to allow guests to get to know each other. Room was spotless and very comfortable.... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel solamar: this is one of the better hotels I've had the pleasure of staying at. Downtown, city glam combined with small boutique charm equated to a delightful stay. From the red bikes you can borrow, the Eco friendly practices, the chic styling, the delightful staff, to the amazing location, the hotel solamar is hard to beat if staying in... More

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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been serving two years overseas and San Diego was my city I was staying in upon returning. Usually I stay at the W Hotel but Solamar gave me a price about $100/night cheaper, which I thought was very reasonable ($140/night). When I arrived the computer was done but the manager escorted me right to my room and had... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before anything else, the Hotel Solamar is the BEST place to stay downtown San DIego...period! When trying to find an intimate place to propose to my girlfriend, I ran a search of Gaslamp Area hotels and looked on Trip Advisor for reviews. After researching the usual "brand-type" hotels, Hotel Solamar came up again and again as very positive for service... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very comfortable and friendly hotel. The staff at the reception desk were particularly helpful. My one disappointment was the pool. Maybe it was because we stayed over at a week-end and did not get a good experience. I was disappointed at not being able to swim on a very hot Saturday afternoon when the pool was full... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 4 nights a the Solamar, good location right in centre of San Diego. Spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars. Petco park home of San Diego Padras just round the corner. Hotel very nice, rooms are good size, great shower pool and bar on floor 4, nice area for couples and small children will like pool. Didn't eat there... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed by a very friendly and helpful person at the Front Desk. Our room was on the 10th floor with street view and we stayed for 4 nights. We did not expect much but gradually we realized that we were in a very nice hotel. Everything around us worked perfectly. The beds were great and the bathroom was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a quick business trip the key needs are an efficient and genuine welcome; a quiet, elegant and comfortable room and service for the little things that one needs quick help finding. This hotel is quiet and remarkably elegant. Touches like a bicycle for borrowing and coffee, lemonade and tea brewing in the lobby are thoughtful and welcome. The rooms... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 night stay in San Diego. Amazing city and our stay there was made better by our Solamar experience. Location - check. Ambience - check. Awesome rooftop pool/bar - check. Free beer - check. Free bikes - check. Comfortable, quiet room - check. I picked the hotel mostly due to the pool/bar but also because of the nice pitch Kimpton... More

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  • Convention center(25)
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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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At the apex of cosmopolitan downtown San Diego, the boutique Hotel Solamar lounges between the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, trendy East Village and stunning San Diego Convention Center. These vibrant neighborhoods complement the luxury hotel’s coastal cool décor and personable service. Home to the sassy rooftop LOUNGEsix and adjacent Jsix restaurant, Hotel Solamar is also moments from PETCO Ballpark, San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and miles of beaches. ... more   less 
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