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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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  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Solamar over the Easter long weekend. What a nice surprise! The hotel is right in the middle of the Gaslamp area of San Diego. Walking distance to Petco field, the convention center and dozens of nice restaurants. Just a few miles from the Midway Museum which I loved. We happened to be there during a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 4 nights during Easter Holiday weekend. Our nightmare started 30 minutes after we checked in when someone else came into the room while my wife was in the shower....another customer was given the same room. Apparently, the front desk employee made a mistake. They said they were sorry and gave us a 100$ credit note to... More

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Visalia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel seems to be focused on promoting their on site bar/ lounges as the hotel staff allowed a raging party on the 4th floor (pool level lounge) to occur on until 3am. When we called to complain of the noise at 2:45am the guest services desk was rude and unsympathetic explaining in a loud voice that security was taking care... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the rooftop lounge, room was great, hotel was nice. Valet parking is $41 per night!! Bad. Customer service was up and down...had to wait over an hour and call down twice for them to remember to bring a blow dryer up. Maid knocked on our door at 9am for make-up service, which is a little early. Overall, happy.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#12 Luxury 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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