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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#52 of 272 Hotels in San Diego
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    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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San Francisco, CA
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from an excellent two night stay at the hotel solamar to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. Matthew (or was it Michael) in reservations was very knowledgeable about answering my questions, and was nice enough to note it was our anniversary. We received champagne and chocolates in our room, and our view in 933 was definitely a good... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just stayed at Solamar for 4 nights at it was amazing. Staff fantastic, especially Sonia who booked us in and was friendly, helpful and amazing individual every day, also Tim who tried with much patience to sort our difficult shuttle transfer back . Room was excellent (609) very clean and everything we needed. Pool really good after hot muggy... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just checking out of this hotel after a 3-day stay. Very nice location - in the Gaslamp district, close to restaurants and walking distance to the Convention Center. First thing to notice was the large number of folks with dogs - some with several. It is a pet-friendly hotel! The idea that the bed I slept in would have been... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The lobby is great. The staff was nice. But when you go to the floors it smells like an old Vegas hotel. And I was placed in front of a building that was being built. So I had this view the entire time. As a female traveling alone it's not the view I wanted. I wish they would have told... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room fine overlooking the pool area. Bit noisy as had functions there but these didn't go on too late. This hotel is in a great downtown location, close to the buzzy restaurants and nightlife. Enjoyed my stay but think the parking is rather too much at 45$ a day when parking in the car park a block away is only... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing: great location! The hotel is in the area where everything happens: lots of bars, restaurants nearby. Room was ok, bed was comfortable. Reception staff was efficient and helpful. They gave us discount cards to other restaurants in the area. Pool was nice too. In the morning they offer free coffee in the reception. We stayed 2 nights and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm writing this review on behalf of my parents; they arrived at the Solamar on their 35th wedding anniversary, as part of their trip around California. I contacted the hotel to inform them that it was their 35th anniversary, and the staff were just wonderful. Crystal in particular was fantastic, she emailed immediately and organised everything. My parents were over... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was beautiful, nice amenities, very clean. Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries were sent to our room free of charge to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Check out time was 12, which allowed us to take our time the next morning rather than rush out. The hotel is in the Gaslamp district, so restaurants and shops are within walking... More 

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Hallowell, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Solamar for 6 consecutive nights and the boutique hotel was FABULOUS! The restaurant and location of the property in the Gaslamp District made the location perfect for walking to Petco Field, the Waterfront and numerous dining options. It was also close to the Train Station, which allowed me to see the area without the benefit of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chic and trendy concept. Nice location. The reception staff are very professional. The flip side was housekeeping staff / groundsmen who could use some training not to stare and joke at people (in a different language) when guests are in the pool. It was interesting that the do not disturb sign could not be located by housekeeping. Park in ACE... More 

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