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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel in a great location for the Gaslamp district. Once we parked we didn't need to use our car again for the duration of our stay. Lovely room and a comfy bed. We slept very well. We most enjoyed the rooftop pool. It gets sunshine until quite late in the evening which was when we used it most. Great... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in San Diego and at a Kimpton Hotel. The location was fabulous. We were able to walk around the Gas Lamp District, while in close proximity to the hotel. We enjoyed the complimentary coffee/tea in the morning and wine/beer mid afternoon. The staff from the front desk to the valets were all so helpful and... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to San Diego often and I like to stay in different hotels so that I can see what's new and contribute more reviews. We usually stay at a different hotel in the area and I'm sad to say we will be going back to that hotel for future visits. Hotel Solamar left me a little disappointed. It's cute... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Diego has to be one of the best places I've visited. The hotel was perfect, spacious modern rooms, lovely rooftop pool & bar. We didn't have any food at the hotel as we were Room Only, but this wasn't a problem since you so close to the Gaslamp district. We were really close to Nobu and also the rooftop... More

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

Hello Stephield82, Thank you for the perfect review! We’re happy you enjoyed your room and our location. Come back and see us again! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for a conference that started just as Comicon was ending and feared the staff would be tired and the hotel a bit frayed. Instead the staff and service, including the meeting catering servers, were attentive and cheerful, and the facility was bright as if it had just opened. Easy access to Balboa Park and the Waterfront made it pleasant... More

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

Hello Thanks for the great review. Our staff is always on it! We keep them motivated with pizza and Starbucks! Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent business traveler and regularly stay at different hotels. I can’t say enough great things about my recent stay at Hotel Solamar. Being the best experience I’ve had in a while, I think what set Hotel Solamar apart from other hotels was the amazing and friendly staff. Everything was phenomenal from the moment I arrived, including the... More

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

Hello David C, We give you an A+ for this review! Love it! It makes me so happy to see our customer service shine. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back next time business brings you to San Diego! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Ocean City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Solamar, Cool Boutique Hotel with a Great Location I just attended San Diego Comic Con and was lucky enough to score a room at the Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel. My plane arrived early and I got to the hotel long before check in time. Feeling tired after the long plane ride, I was pleasantly surprised when they gave... More

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

Hi Thanks for the great review. We’re glad you enjoyed the hotel and location. We hope to see you back next Comic-Con! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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  • Convention center(25)
  • Free wine(24)
  • Pet friendly(12)
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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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