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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 #41 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in July for a romantic vacation. Room was extremely small and seemed as if it was furnished from Ikea. Housekeeping was the worst I have ever seen in a hotel. Garbage was never emptied, bathroom sink never wiped down nor toilets cleaned, room not vacuumed. Paid for view room and overlooked a construction hole that had a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Solamar for our wedding and had a wonderful time! Unfortunately, at the end of our stay, we lost something very special to us! The hotel has been doing a wonderful job trying to find it, but we need your help! If you were at the Solamar on Saturday, July 19th, please help up find this bunny!!!... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel in early July and was happy with the choice. I go around the different baseball stadiums and Petco Park was an extremely short walking distance from the hotel so this worked perfectly. Also, the hotel is around the corner from the Gaslamp District which has all the bars and restaurants you could ask for. Since... More

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orange county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here a few times. Found it for the location and came back for the vibe. This place feels more like a compact downtown resort than a hotel! Location is superb if your destination is San Diego's gaslamp district. Great spot to begin your journey and excellent place to end it. The staff is over the top helpful, friendly and... More

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

Hello hfmstretch, Thanks for the great review! We’re happy you enjoyed our location and service. We hope you get your vibe on with us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i have never felt so spoiled and celebrated as i did at hotel solamar!!! this place feels more like a resort then a hotel! its perfect location to all the fun in down town san diego...walking distance to all the night life but still a street off so nice and quiet once your ready for bed. then the staff is... More

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

Hello Meghan M, Your review gave me chills! We’re in the business of making people happy and glad we spoiled you so much for your birthday! Don’t wait till your next birthday to come see us again! Justin Assistant General Manger More

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Hello nitehawk_tc. Thanks for the review. Glad you were able to find a good rate and try us out. Come back and see us again! Justin Assistant General Manager More

bay area
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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  • Very nice(34)
  • Convention center(25)
  • Free wine(24)
  • Pet friendly(12)
  • Broken yolk(7)
  • Room service(7)
  • Business trip(5)
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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
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
#3 Green Hotel in San Diego #7 Business Hotel in San Diego #8 Spa Hotel in San Diego #11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #13 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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