We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Show Prices
#44 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
View Map
{"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,798 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,725: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
137 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good downtown location. Have stayed at the Solamar before. Was excited to learn the hotel had been recently renovated. And disappointed when we got to our room. The sleek style we love from Kimpton properties is now much more ornate. Bathrobes were missing from our room. The 5pm wine tasting is still a wonderful end to the day and... More 

Helpful?
Thank eawnyc
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent three very comfortable nights here. Received a very warm and helpful welcome from the concierge and had doors opened for us every time we went in/out the hotel. All,staff we met very friendly and polite. Lovely spacious well appointed room and bathroom, very comfortable bed. We had breakfast coupons entitling us to juice, coffee, fruit bowl and choice of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bonsvacances
san diego, ca
Level Contributor
20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kimpton Solamar a very nice low key place to stay in the Gaslamp, perfect for a Padre game or just visiting downtown San Diego. Service is great. All employees we interacted with were very nice and accommodating. We stayed on a weekend and it was lovely. I like the lobby, it's very welcoming and they serve wine and beer... More 

Helpful?
Thank globetrotterrr
San Fernando, Trinidad
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well located in the historic gas-lamp quarter, so all the nice eating places are within walking distance. Friendly and helpful staff from check-in to checkout. Wi-Fi is free and the beds are very comfortable. This is my second time there and will definitely be there again.

Helpful?
Thank Austin T
Level Contributor
112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time staying at the Solamar Kimpton San Diego - we'll definitely stay here again!! Very friendly and helpful check in - we were given a comp upgrade to a top floor corner room overlooking Petco Park The room was spacious - spotless - (cute notes daily from Tina the cleaner made us giggle every after noon)... More 

Helpful?
Thank ANDI S
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed for three nights; the hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming- even extending to an unsolicited complimentary bottle of bubbly to celebrate our wedding anniversary. the hotel is immaculately decorated in a distinctive style, the rooms very comfortable and well equipped, and importantly it is excellently located in the gaslamp quarter and near Petco Park and the convention... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Caroline Q
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome hotel and even better staff. Q Martin made sure we had an amazing experience from check-in to check-out. The room was incredible. The in-room jacuzzi was very relaxing, and I cannot forget the great looking rooftop lounge. Thank you!

Helpful?
1 Thank 8aMon-G
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking in and getting great service at the happy hour, we decided to go to a small museum in Balboa Park & took our car. I didn't "decide" to leave my purse in the passenger seat of my boyfriend's car, but I did. So an hour later my purse & his phone were gone, the smashed window left glass... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Wildcat619
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
124 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed here for a week on a get away trip. The location was perfect. Petco park was literally a block away. I was able to walk to the Seaport for a morning run. The Gas Light district is right there with the all restaurants and bars you would need for a stay. The bed was comfortable. My only... More 

Helpful?
Thank SCCam94
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was right in the Gaslamp district between several bars and restaurants. Hotel was well furnished and had great bathrooms, though I'm not a fan of the sliding doors. Very large tv with numerous channels and bar which as with all wasn't the cheapest. The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough to help. My only criticism was the parking... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank james27vaughan
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

902 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (603)
Viewed
Room/Suite (188)
Viewed
Bathroom (91)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
View from Room (52)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (96)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (126)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (255)
Viewed
Amenities (42)
Viewed
Master Suite (63)
Viewed
Pool (34)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Skyline View King Deluxe Room (49)
Viewed
The Hotel (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (44)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (22)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Downtown
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#33 of 282 in San Diego
4.5 of 5 stars 4,434 reviews
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Downtown
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Andaz San Diego
Andaz San Diego
#66 of 282 in San Diego
4.0 of 5 stars 1,352 reviews
Downtown
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
#10 of 282 in San Diego
4.5 of 5 stars 3,716 reviews
Downtown
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

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

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7007
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: $183 - $519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Expedia, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and Jetsetter so you can book your Kimpton Solamar Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
#17 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay