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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was here for a meeting for 2 days and it was really a nice hotel. My wife and I even stayed an extra night. Upstairs bar was cool and even had heaters setup everywhere. CVS right around the corner and plenty of food locations all around. Rooms are very nice and the beds are also good.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the only downside was the construction view my room had. The hotel personal didn't tell me about it but thats pretty normal. Cool place, the lend you bikes to tour the city. Free coffee in the am and wine after 5!

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No major overall issues. Stayed in a suite in Feb 2015. Will keep brief Pros - great location in heart of gaslamp area - staff are super friendly - great pool area and restaurant Cons - hotel a bit worn in some areas. Lots of chips, cracks, scuff marks in rooms and throughout hotel - bathrooms very small - hotel... More 

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this hotel were super friendly and relaxed. Upon check-in, the concierge offered me a goldfish for my room which I thought was super cute. Also, the hotel had a dog that did tricks which was very entertaining after my long flight in from Toronto! Kimpton hotels are great because of the free happy hour and mini bar... More 

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

Hello Stephanie L, Love this review! Thank you so much. I’m glad the staff took such great care of you and you enjoyed so much that our hotel has to offer! We hope to see you again soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Wyoming
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at this property three times before, but hadn't been here for a year. This time I was only here for a night before flying out the next morning so I booked the lowest category King room. My friend, who is a local, drove me and valet was very friendly and took her car and gave us some suggestions... More 

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

Hello jbmWyoming, I love hearing stories like this on how the staff “wowed” you! Thank you for sharing! We hope you can stay a longer than a layover next time! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Peoria, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long story short version, we scouted out Kimpton Solamar in August for an event in February. In August it was Labor Day weekend, and the perfect storm crowed, staff inattentiveness, etc. just over all not the standard Kimpton experience. GM Terry B. was concerned enough reach out to us and make sure on the return it would be the Kimpton... More 

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

Hello RollPositive, Thanks for the amazing review. We’re truly happy you gave us another chance to show you what our staff is really made of. We can’t wait to have you back for your next event! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Moorpark, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DON’T STAY AT HOTEL SOLAMAR. I stayed at Hotel Solamar for one night for a business meeting on October 17th, 2014. I valet parked my 2014 Maserati with the valet staff. When I picked up my car the next morning I had major damage to the right side of my vehicle. Both of my 22” rims have major red paint... More 

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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights while in town for a meeting. The HQ hotel for the meeting was a mile away but it was worth it to stay here instead. Reception/check-in was prompt and uneventful. I had two 1 night back to back reservations and the hotel was able to combine those into a suite upgrade for both nights.The hotel... More 

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

Hello Pete C, Thanks for great review! We’re glad you got to stay and enjoy our hotel instead of the HQ hotel! Sorry about the pillowcase. That was definitely an oversight and we will be addressing with the housekeeping department. We hope you’re able to come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Petaluma, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location is near the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, and the touristy Gas Lamp District. It's great for business travelers as the clientele donned the tell-tale plastic, convention name tag badges. That is counter to the "alternative" reputation I think Kimpton wants to attract, but whatever. I read the other reviews in regards to construction and noise. My... More 

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

Hello WilliamTheSilent, Thank you for the review. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and the staff was so great. Craft beer, wine and never ever stale pretzels- what more could anyone want!? Come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Solamar is a great place to stay within easy walking distance of all downtown San Diego has to offer. You can even walk over and catch a ferry to Coronado. They feature different happy hour specials in their lobby such as wine and local beers. It's different every day and really nice.

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

Hello Deeds78, Thanks for the great review! We’re glad you enjoyed our wine and craft beer happy hour! It’s one of my favorite things too! Come back and see us again soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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  • Convention center(10)
  • Pet friendly(6)
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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*
Number of rooms: 235
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Diego
Hotel Solamar San Diego
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#2 Green Hotel in San Diego
#6 Business Hotel in San Diego
#11 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#16 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#32 Family Hotel in San Diego

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