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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 #47 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got this deal via priceline, so the price was good. The room is spacious and relatively clean. The staff is polite and couteous. We requested two bed configuration, which was not available, the person at front desk waived the fee for the extra roll away bed which is very nice of her. The location of the hotel is great, right... More

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bay area
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17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here over the 4th of July holiday to take in a baseball game at Petco Park. We could see the park from the window of our room and it was literally a 4 minute walk to the game. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience. The parking fee is $41 a day but that is... More

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

Hello BayAreaHappytraveler, Thanks for the review. We’re glad you enjoyed our Lounge and location to Petco! The Padres are in season for 3 more months, come back and see us soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here last weekend for my boyfriends' birthday and it was a very, very pleasant stay. I looked for a place that would allow pets, since I have two little chihuahua mixes that can't stay home on their own, and I can't bare to leave behind. They provided me with beds and plates for my critters. They also handed... More

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

Hello Daniela V, Thanks for the 200% review! Love it! We’re so happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed the birthday weekend! Come back and see us soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is ideally located and very comfortable. The pool deck and bar is incredible - great staff, friendly and a great range of drinks. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Downstairs team also very professional and nice to deal with. Will definitely be back.

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

Hello iduggan, Thanks for the review! We’re glad you enjoyed Lounge6. Come back and see us soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from 3 nights at this hotel. Our room, number 908, was a king bed room with a "city view". Based on reviews we read (not sure where!) we decided to pay extra for the city view. I would definitely recommend against this. Our "city view" was of a very large yellow crane directly in front of our... More

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

Hello dancing_girl14, Thanks for the review. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. The higher up you go, the better the view of the city. Next time just let us know you want a coffee maker in the room and we can do that for you! See you next time! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Encinitas, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible place to stay! We had a corner suite, huge patio balcony, deep jacuzzi tub in room, separate bedroom and living area. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday, they included some champagne in the room, awesome touch. What impressed me most? The phenomenal customer service Andrew, at the pool restaraunt/bar, Vanessa, at the front desk, the women I... More

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

Hello Joanie C, What an incredible review. Thank you so much. We’re glad you chose us to celebrate your daughter’s birthday and had such a wonderful time! We can’t wait to see you back soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff was awesome, especially Luz and Lydia who made sure we were treated like celebrities, even the smallest details like an extra robe or towels, they were quick and very courteous, they went above and beyond and their smiles was very heart warming. It's not very common for me to notice housekeeping as the Best in a hotel... More

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

Hello Alfred C, Thank you for the great review! We’re firm believers that customer service doesn’t end at the front desk and our housekeepers take that to heart! I will be sure to let Luz and Lydia know of your comments. Can’t wait to see you next time! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Morgan hill
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel based on what I saw and read on Hotels.com, I came with high expectations, when we arrived, we were greeted with a $41 parking fee, the reception desk was nice and helpful (Ana), she checked us in quickly and was very pleasant to talk to, when we got to our room, my wife and kids were... More

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

Hello Alfred5555 Thank you so much for the great review and mentioning Lydia and Ana! I’m glad they were able to get you and your kids into a more comfortable room. We hope you all come back soon and see us again! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Hotel Solamar on at least five separate occasions and have always left very satisfied. I travel often for work and the staff here is among the friendliest and most genuine. They are happy to help with whatever request you have - large or small. The hotel is also very pet friendly, which is a plus,... More

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

Hello We refuse to let you stay anywhere else! Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward seeing you and your frenchies again! Justin Assistant General Manager More

Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello stay at this hotel multiple times it is great. Location location location right in Gas lamp, hotel is clean staff are great and wake up early enough and grab the hotel bikes and go for a spin around city. Pool is great and trendy, restaurants are great. Overall great hotel a little pricey but hey your in San Diego.... More

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

Hello AIR_Review, Thanks for the great review! We’re happy you got to enjoy so many of our awesome amenities. Come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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  • Very nice(34)
  • Convention center(25)
  • Free wine(24)
  • Pet friendly(12)
  • Broken yolk(7)
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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Green Hotel in San Diego #7 Business Hotel in San Diego #10 Spa Hotel in San Diego #11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #15 Luxury Hotel in San Diego #32 Family Hotel in San Diego
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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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