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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#50 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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NYC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fab stay! Fantastic location right in the Gaslamp, close to the convention center, Petco Park, restaurants, and like 10 mins from the airport. There is a bunch of construction right on the same block which was no doubt annoying but really once your inside, done deal. The lobby is sprinkled great little seating areas if you need wait for a... More 

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great trip here. They had a gift ready for my daughter which she loved. The restaurants on the roof and in the lobby is excellent and the pool deck is lovely. Everyone was lovely to us all from the doormen to the cleaners. I really love staying at the kimpton hotels.

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights and very much enjoyed it. The location in the Gaslamp area is excellent with everything the Gaslamp offers just a walk away. The rooms are a good size with nice big jet baths and big, very comfortable beds. The one hour managers drinks is a lovely touch with some nice little nibbles. The pool... More 

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

What a fantastic retelling of your visit moleandbird, thank you! We pride ourselves on being a little different and I am glad to see we didn't disappoint during your visit. Everything you mentioned from the location to the beer and wine at our social truly sums up the experience we try to create for each of our guests day in... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To make a long story short, I was visiting back home for a few days during late April. My husband was kind enough to assume my last night in San Diego I would probably need to gather back some of my sanity; he was right! I was just so relieved to be there- the hotel was amazing. I told the... More 

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

Jenny C, you have tickled us pink with this amazing 5 STAR Review! I am thrilled to see that our team took such wonderful care of you and that they were able to turn what appears to be a rather stressful trip into a memorable one. Your review is a great example of why we do what we do, thank... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel because it looked stylish, and this is indeed true - but there is more style than substance. In the room, the mirror is set into a segmented frame so one couldn't see a full view of oneself after dressing. No coffee/tea maker! Pool was tiny. Also, there is major construction right across the street and quite noisy... More 

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

Ouch! It looks like you had a fairly disappointing visit with us and I am very sorry to see that. While we can't control the construction noise, we can certainly be sure access to our hotel isn't being blocked. That is certainly not the norm and generally only happens if something large is being lifted into the air for the... More 

Epping, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Solamar in SD and had a very good visit. The staff was very nice and helpful, especially the valet, front desk and housekeeping. The room was really nice, comfortable and the bathroom very large. Only drawback was the pool area did not do any food/bar service during the afternoon, only opened at 4pm. As we were interested... More 

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

Rocky L, thank you for this wonderful 4 STAR Review! It sounds like our team took wonderful care of you and I would expect nothing less! I'm sorry our bar was not open during the day while you were with us. We are always open on the weekends (less rain of course!) and every evening, you comments are perfectly timed... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Solamar had some good things going for it but also some not so good. Depends what you want from San Diego. It's in a great location if you want to be in Downtown close to restaurants, clubs, bars etc and an average shopping mall. But it's quite a distance from a beach, Coronado is the closest, also from the... More 

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

Thank you Joanieyh for taking time to write a review about your recent visit. I loathe average reviews and I am disappointed that you left still having a difficult time making up your mind about us. Unfortunately we are not near the beach, I hope we did not give you that impression when you made your reservations. We are however,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family and would return in a heartbeat! a very helpful front desk team, great breakfast at restaurant at JSIX(I would go back just for muffin basket!) Great location for lots of dining, entertainment and very close to the Zoo. Parking price was $45 but it's easy, street parking available if you're parking after hours. The... More 

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

What a great review machouse2013, thank you! It sounds like you had an absolutely lovely visit, I'm so happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the location. Maybe next time you'll have a chance to getaway and enjoy a libation at LOUNGEsix, we do have live music up there on Friday nights. We are looking... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great place in the heart of the gaslight area. We had problems with our room and couldn't be moved as hotel full of DELEGATES! Make sure there are no conferences when you book as felt very side lined. The staff were absolutely brilliant though and sorted our problems out as a best they could. Especially... More 

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

I'm so sorry to see that you had some challenges with your room Jan T but I am thrilled to see that you truly enjoyed your interactions with our team and that they took such wonderful care of you. I must say that although we had a large group in house, we would never want our guests not part of... More 

Campbell, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because of the free red bikes, and I pictured it being near a beach road, but, the lone bike that was working (and I was staying with my husband so unless he wanted to run alongside) was not even available the morning I wished to ride. There should be a fleet of bikes if you are... More 

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

Thank you zephyr64 for taking time to share your feedback. I'm sorry to see that when you stayed with us last July there was only 1 bike available. These bikes were fairly new back then and so much has changed since including the purchase of 3 more bikes, leaving a total of 4 available so your husband won't have to... More 

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