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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#51 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I returned to Hotel Solamar in San Diego at the end of July for a conference. This hotel lives up to Kimpton's reputation for great customer service = willingness to please you and make your stay great. This hotel is located one block from the Gas Light district and the emerging East Village which is gaining a reputation for great... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel was wonderful! My daughter and I stayed there for one night and we would love to return the next time we are in San Diego. Loved the room, rooftop pool and bar, fruit infused water available in the lobby, complimentary cocktail in the evenings, and ambiance of the whole hotel; but our favorite part was getting to take out... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived and our room wasn't ready. When we came back, it took about 25 minutes for the valet to locate our bags. Our upgraded corner room had a nice view of Petco Park but too bad the windows were so filthy it was hard to appreciate. I saw silverfish in the rather shabby bathroom with peeling wallpaper and a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel. Tim on reception particularly helpful. Also in adjoining restaurant JSix Natalie was fabulous in providing excellent service. Hotel conveniently located for all the best of San Diego.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very conveniently located, right in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter with plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. The room was spacious and nicely decorated. Breakfast is in the adjoining JSix restaurant and their eggs were a superb way to set you up for the day. San Diego is a great city to visit and I... More 

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel. Very clean. Bar upstairs was awesome right next to the pool on the 4th floor roof. Brian our bartender was super knowledgeable about all things "booze". He made us some drinks we won't soon forget. This hotel is also within waking distance of serval great restaurants.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in an excellent location being in the Gaslamp area. Very neat, clean and unique. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Location wise you can walk to a good number of restaurants and lounges. It is also walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, Seaport Village, the waterfront and also the Fifth Avenue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel will always be a little special as it is the first Kimpton that I had ever stayed at, and I could not imagine a better introduction. So whenever I head to San Diego, I always make an effort to stay here. From the moment you pull up, you are treated like you are checking into a Ritz. They... More 

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

Wow Skulllead, can I quote your response? “This hotel will always be a little special as it is the first Kimpton that I had ever stayed at, and I could not imagine a better introduction” – that is music to my ears. And my new favorite quote about the hotel! We are all thrilled beyond words that you and yours... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this hotel!!! Truly felt like a vacation though I was there for business. The room was spotless and the bed a dream to sleep on. My view was out to the pool and bar but there was no disturbance from any sound. My only very small complaint was there was no coffee in the room, it was in the... More 

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

I can't thank you enough gajanshe for your glowing review! The fact that your business trip felt like a vacation means we are doing it right! We have an incredible team here that genuinely cares about every guest that walks through our doors and I am beyond thrilled that you experienced it firsthand by the cleanliness of your guestroom. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It made our week after one particularly awful hotel the night before... Absolutely loved this place. Nice comfy room, great food, free drinks at happy hour. Awesome! So close to everywhere we needed to be too! Would highly recommend

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

It is music to my ears Shell259 hearing that we were able to turn an awful experience from another hotel into a memorable one. Come back and enjoy our comfortable rooms, great food and social hour anytime! Cheers! Shannon Foster More 

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