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Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is clean and rooms are fairly spacious for a city location. The location is fabulous, right in the heart of the gaslamp and next to petco park. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, as we were celebrating our room had prosecco and strawberries in it when we arrived and we were upgraded to a corner room. It... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Solamar is a lovely property. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The room had a lovely art deco feel. We were there for a conference and the meeting rooms and food were good. Great location to be able to explore downtown and close to the wharf.

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Peoria, Arizona
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Solamar gets better with each stay! The hotel just went through a room by room remodel and looks nice. Staff have become so attentive and helpful. We are greeted at the street 1st by doorman. Then by management as we checked in and greated by name before we told them! Plus they knew our dogs name prior and those... More 

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Batangas Province, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is just around the convention center. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants. The room is clean and tidy. The hotel has good service. I would recommend it if you are attending a weeklong seminar.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a room in May for a conference that is happing in September. The room rate was $215.83 per night as per the conference rate. I was told there was an issue with the system and the confirmation email I received showed that the rate was $399. I as told not to worry and I would receive a correct... More 

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San Diego
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel to celebrate our anniversary. A one night getaway of sorts. I had no idea that this was a pet friendly hotel which helped when we had to bring our dog at the last minute. They were very accommodating, no pet charge. Upon check-in, our room wasn't ready due to an engineering issue. Because we had to... More 

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

You have left us tickled pink at your comment about us being one of the best hotels you've stayed in...that is quite the compliment and one we strive to earn day in and out. I'm so happy to see the team took such great care of you when your room was not ready and with the surprise amenity for your... More 

Los Angeles
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reservation specialist was great in helping me upgrade to a suite after having a pre-paid reservation for a regular room. I was there for my brother's afternoon wedding in La Jolla and I desperately needed to check in early. On arrival, the staff had my upgrade to the suite and were able to check me in early. The staff... More 

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

Thank you DowneyTraveler for choosing us in San Diego while you attended your brothers wedding in La Jolla! I'm so happy that the team was able to get you taken care of so the day was stress free and memorable for you. Come back and visit us again soon. Cheers! Shannon More 

Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the location. It was easy to make it to all the MTS buses and rail lines. There were restaurants a plenty, bars as well. The Hk team helped me get extra face towels as I had the dnd door hanger on the entirety of my stay. The 4th floor patio/bar/pool is awesome but sadly I did not take... More 

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

Thanks CocoaJ4life for this wonderful 5 star review! I'm thrilled to see that you had such a fabulous visit. Mariana and Marissa definitely know their way around town and have some of the best recommendations, I'm so happy they were able to take such great care of you. Cheers! Shannon More 

Miami, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was great. The hotel is centrally located close to the Gaslamp district near a ton of bars/restaurants/night clubs. The area is lively and fun as is the hotel. The rooftop bar/lounge/pool area is gorgeous and a nice place to relax and throw back a few. We've stayed at other kimpton properties before and this was the first that... More 

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

Thank you AdrianeG for this absolutely lovely review! I'm thrilled to see that you enjoyed the beer component to wine hour, we love our beer here in San Diego so we felt we should share the love with our guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to have you back. Cheers! Shannon More 

California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, I love Kimpton hotels! They are hip, warm, and inviting from the moment you open your door at the curb. I come to a conference every year in San Diego and often stay very close to this hotel (but usually a little closer to the convention center), and I find myself meeting friends at the Hotel Solamar rooftop bar... More 

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

What a great review OV_Rocker! Thank you for not only choosing us for your recent trip to San Diego but for taking time to write about your visit. It sounds like you and your fam had such a wonderful visit. Sorry about the view of the hotel next door, feel free to reach out to us in advance of your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: $213 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Diego
#7 Business Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#13 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#19 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
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