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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

#43 of 269 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for a conference. Rate at Solamar much better than the biggies along the water. Staying in gaslight a nice change--highly recommend to experience San Diego. Hotel folks nice, not stuffy. Rooms are well appointed, quality. Highly recommend.

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

Hello CCIndialantic, Thank you for the good review! Our location is great and our staff is what sets us apart from the big brands! We hope to see you back again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordinarily we would try to stay in hotels closer to Convention Headquarters. However, on this occasion we reserved a little late and just by chance chose the Solamar. It was a very Lucky chance. The Solamar is a little gem situated just a couple blocks from the waterfront. It doesn't have its own restaurant or even pop machines in the... More 

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

Hello David E, Thanks for the great review! We’re glad you and your wife enjoyed our jewel of a hotel. J6 is our restaurant that is located right outside our lobby doors and we have minibar or “pop machines” in every room! Thank you for the recommendation and we sure hope you come back and see us next time you’re... More 

Los Angeles, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the room! The decor is amazing- beautiful mirrors and artwork. I regret I did not take pictures. It does not look like your typical hotel room. The mini-bar is amazing. The bathroom had updated fixtures. The king bed was very comfortable but the pillows were not. The room size is good - not small at all. I... More 

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

Hello xinotx, Love this review! We’re glad you love our boutique style and décor! Give us a call next time you don’t enjoy the pillows! We have several options of pillows to pick from. We hope to see you back again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Santa Ynez, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in San Diego a couple days a month and recently discovered the Solamar. When I'm away from home, I look for a hotel that has something there, like a personal touch that makes me feel welcomed and special... the staff at Solamar do just that! I've stayed there on 5 occasions now and love it, the special treatment... More 

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

Hello Jesse L, Beer makes us hoppy too! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay so much and all that we have to offer. We’ll see you back soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great boutique hotel that offers everything from comfort to location. This was the starting point for our trip up 101. Close to Coronado which is a beautiful part of SD. A fantastic street of restaurants and bars right beside teh hotel.

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

Hello Brian H, Thanks for the great review! We’re glad we were your first stop on your Route 101 tour! We hope we can be a part of another tour soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Geneva
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in July 2014 for one week, and I felt in love with the design of every corner of this hotel. The location is very handy, one block away from entrance of the highway, few blocks to all nice restaurants and beach. The room is clean and cozy, and common space like reception, lounge and restaurant are so nicely... More 

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

Hello MizukaGeneva, Love this review! Thank you! We’re glad you love the design and decor of the hotel. As a Kimpton, we strive to separate ourselves from other chains and pride ourselves on our unique touches. Thanks for the recommendation and we sure hope to see you back soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we came to San Diego for the first time, just to explore, and the location of the hotel is perfect to get to wherever you want to go within the city. The staff was super helpful to give advice and whatever else we asked about.

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

Hello Tine G, Thank you for the awesome review! We highly recommend you come back and see us again soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a kid free vacation for my birthday in January and we had the best vacation that we have had in years! The staff was all so incredible and we loved the happy hour! It is a nice central location and they even gave me a bottle of wine to enjoy on my birthday. I also... More 

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

Hello Suzanne S, Thanks for the wonderful review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your kid-free vacation and birthday with us! Bring the kids next time; they can join us at happy hour! We’ll bring out some lemonade for them! See you again soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in august 2014,free upgrade to a suite but this does not influence my review. Brought cookies etc for my 2 teenage sons,free wine hour,great pool area,great location.Do not hesitate to stay here.

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

Hello 732gjsr, Thank you for the great review! Summer is right around the corner. Make sure you come back and see us soon. Justin Assistant General Manager More 

Pittsburgh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night at Solamar and I have a new favorite brand of hotel. Kimpton exceeded expectations I didn't even realize I had. The attention to detail demonstrated at this hotel lands it a spot on my "best of" list. This is a hotel that obviously takes great care and pride in their service, environment, and guest experience.

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

Hello MeganMFT, You’re review is now on one of my “best of” lists! Imagine what we could do if you stayed more than one night! We are in the business of making memories and glad we accomplished that and now one of your favorite brands. We hope to see you back soon! Justin Assistant General Manager More 

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