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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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Ranked #40 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
irishfaith Silver Spring, Maryland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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196 reviews 196 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't stay at this hotel. I met a friend for drinks one afternoon and we had a blast. San Diego weather is so nice and the people watching at the pool bar is the best! There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the weather. I can't wait to go back!

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello irishfaith, Thanks for joining us at Lounge6. Summer is upon us! Come back and see us soon! More

Berea, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to the Hotel Solamar in January based on the recommendation of a friend. We loved it!!! The absolute best feature of this hotel is the amazing staff! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed as if we were old friends they couldn't wait to see. We had never been to San Diego so we were so thankful... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Shelleya921, Thanks for the great review! We’re very proud of the staff and glad they made the stay so great for you. Kimpton is a pioneer hotel in the green revolution and we’re very proud of that. Hotel Solamar is actually rated 5 of 5 on Green Key's Eco-Rating Program! We can’t wait to see you back next time! More

Toronto, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Kimpton Hotel groupies, always thrilled with the level of service and amenities we consistently find at this chain. But Hotel Solamar is a pale member of the group. The location in San Diego's Gaslamp district is perfect, but then things go south. My husband and I stayed here for four nights during NCAA March Madness basketball. The greetings... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy and cheap bus ride from the airport, Solamar is a beautiful property! Greeted by a joyous doorman/bellman sporting a luscious mustache and walking into a big and inviting lobby, everything is pleasant from the get-go! Marissa took great care of us and sent us to the poolside while we waited for our room to be ready and called... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Marie G, Thank you so much for 2 thumbs up review! We’re so happy Marissa, Victor, and that man with the luscious mustache, Garrett, took such great care of you. Come back and see us soon! More

Westlake Village, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in a few hotels in Downtown San Diego, but Hotel Solamar (even with construction going on within the hotel) has been our best stay so far. Conveniently located only blocks from the Gaslamp District and Petco Park, Hotel Solamar has much to offer. The Hotel rooms are nicely decorated and are very comfortable and spacious. The bed... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Season-Chaser, Thanks for the great review. Our complimentary beer and wine hour is a great perk along with our awesome pool deck and lounge. Come back anytime! More

Moreno Valley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the 5K run last weekend and booked this hotel from the reviews. I have no complaints about my experience. The Hotel was nice, modern and clean. Room and bathroom very nice. Bed was decent but you could tell by the sqeeks it was getting old. Sorry to say I did not try any of the food at the hotel... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello James H, Jungle of dinning and drinking options! Love the metaphor there! Over 100 restaurants and bars within a mile radius of our front doors. Try our restaurant next time you stay. JSix just re-opened in February and better than ever. See you soon! More

Dallas, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here five nights for a convention related to my job. The meeting was also held in the hotel. It was a great experience all around. Our room was nicely appointed and very comfortable. It appeared to have been recently renovated and updated as there was not a scratch or mark on the walls, paint, etc.... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello ATxQT, Thank you for the all around great review and great pics of the hotel! We’re so happy you and your husband enjoyed your time. We hope to see you back soon with your dogs! More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had been there over a week, and then decided to extend our day. My wife went downstairs to give our credit card and then, afterwards, we both went to the front desk to extend our room keys’ functionality. When we returned on the day that we had extended our stay, we found that neither of our room keys worked.... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello jorgecorrales, Thanks for the review and sorry for letting you down. I ensure you our customer service is usually top notch and this was a miss on our part. We hope this doesn’t deter you from staying again in the future and to see you back! More

grand rapids, mi.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Excellent experience at this Kimpton. Very good location and even more importantly, the staff was courteous and always pleasant. We stayed for five nights and although we were very busy, managed a little time at the pool and pool bar. Polite bartender at the pool, and very good lunch food. The room was clean and decently sized. Décor was fun... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Maui-no-Kai-oi, Thanks for your excellent review! I’m glad our staff was so courteous and pleasant. We look forward to seeing you next time you’re visiting your son! More

Santa Ana, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Solamar is located at the South end of the Gaslamp Quarter, perfect for making the loop during the evening hours to visit the many stores, bars, and restaurants. The Hotel is pet friendly, even keeps a water bowl at the valet station, as was evident when we checked in and were greeted by a very friendly retriever. The entire... More

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GM_Solamar, Director of Rooms at Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Blair M, Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay. A pic of a loved one, pet or person, is an awesome touch! We hope to see you back soon. More

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Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Very nice(34)
  • Convention center(25)
  • Free wine(24)
  • Pet friendly(12)
  • Broken yolk(7)
  • Room service(7)
  • Business trip(5)
  • Pool deck(3)

Additional Information about Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Diego
#8 Business Hotel in San Diego
#12 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#15 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#30 Family Hotel in San Diego
#40 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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