If you love to go out at night in a vibrant, restaurant and bar rich downtown, look no further than the Kimpton Solamar in San Diego. The location of this hotel is perfect for being able to head out on the town and not have to worry if you forgot something back in the room....it's an easy walk to the property from just about anywhere in the downtown San Diego area.
The hotel itself is a little bit more "standard" compared to other hotels in the Kimpton line-up, but it was nice none-the-less. When we stay at Kimpton properties we really enjoy the boutique and funky feeling they have. This one didn't have either. Our room was pretty standard, too. One thing we would suggest is that the bathroom wallpaper be changed from a fibrous dark blue material to something that doesn't show bathroom schmutz (mostly toothpaste overspray and cleaning liquid splashes by the looks of it). The room and bathroom were clean......the wallpaper made it feel less so.
The service was excellent at the Solamar. We had a pillow request that was immediately fulfilled. We also had several questions we asked the front desk folks and they provided really good answers to all of them (take their guidance on places to eat....all good!)
I think if we were looking for a typical hotel stay in a great location, we would have rated the Solamar Excellent. We have high expectations and they met a good majority of them so a Very Good is what we'd say. I hope this helps you figure out if it's right for you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton San Diego
- Hotel Solamar San Diego