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Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sleep: bed and pillows were comfy, room quiet, temperature good and could have the window open- much better than the drying effects of air-con. Room: good size, good wardrobe, bathroom good size, but floor behind vanity unit wasn't very clean - I expect that cleaners couldn't reach as poorly designed... I left some of my toiletries behind as they fell...

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Richmond, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Solamar Hotel in San Diego. We stayed in Room 833 overlooking the rooftop bar and pool. The room was very quiet despite the hotel being fully occupied. There is coffee in the lobby and wine and appies in the lobby at night. Sarah was the host and provided us with interesting insights in...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at a Kimpton. The location is superb in the Gaslamp area. The room is spacious and clean (9th floor, facing pool). Lobby is comfortable. But most importantly, the lobby staff during my 4 night stay could not have been any friendlier and accommodating than this staff...and that includes the guys out front helping to hail...

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad to be a Kimpton Karma Tier 2 member and glad I had a staycation here. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. We were upgraded to a suite and while we waited for the room George Williams offered my wife and I a glass of wine. This was a nice gesture that I really appreciate. When we...

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

What an absolutely lovely review mikehenryjr! George is such an amazing part of our team and it is no surprise to me that he took such wonderful care of you, it's in his DNA. It sounds like you had such a wonderful visit, I'm so glad that you and your wife enjoyed the little treat we sent up for your...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed in a few Kimpton's so arrived with some expectations for a four night stay. The good? Location, walk to the Gas Lamp and waterfront area. The room was well stocked and of good proportions with a pleasant outlook. Facilities like the pool and gym were reasonable. Value was good. The bad? A very confused interior design. I'm not...

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

Thank you for taking time to write about your recent visit thepolarbeer! I'm very disappointed to see that we failed to impress you, there is nothing worse than being let down and I'm very sorry we left much to be desired during your stay. I'm disappointed to see that you did not enjoy the design as we just refreshed our...

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I emailed ahead asking for a walk in shower as my husband had knee surgery. They gave us a beautiful suite overlooking the pool. We loved the room, which had a private outdoor sitting area. The people were all very friendly, helpful and genuinely nice 100% of the time. Good selection in the in room bar/snack area. Fun happy hour...

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

It sounds like you had a fantastic visit Denise H! I'm thrilled to see that we were abel to put you and your husband in the Master Suite in order to accommodate that shower request, that is such a great room! I could not be happier to to see that genuine care was a theme with our team throughout your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, quiet room on the 10th floor, they remembered we don't like to be near the lift (elevator, if you must). Terrific staff - friendly and efficient. The Happy Hour is fun and we like the pool on the 4th floor. We have stayed there several times before and look forward to returning.

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

What an absolutely lovely review FitzG995! Room preferences are such a big part of a guests stay and I'm glad we remembered those details which clearly made a big impact on your visit. Thank you for taking time to share such wonderful feedback. We can't wait to have you back, we will have a drink waiting for you. Cheers! Shannon

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location right on the Monster Bash! Got a free upgrade to a killer suite fully stocked with booze and snacks. It was like a nightclub in our room and we LOVED it! We were fully warned and knew it would be over by midnight so "Party On Garth!" Really awesome upstairs pool bar! Over 21 at 9pm. Firepits and...

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

It sounds like you had the ultimate Halloween Getaway Julsey...Party on Wayne! So happy to see that George took such wonderful care of you and ensured that it was a night to remember. Can't wait to have you back again soon. Cheers! Shannon

Coronado, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place always has people, but is never over crowded. The bar service is good and the drinks are always good as well. It's a perfect place for couples to beat the crown and enjoy a good atmosphere!

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

I'm so glad you found the ambiance that we offer to fit right into what you were looking for Dany Z! It sounds like this was the perfect couples getaway for you. Thank you for choosing us. I hope to have you back when you return to San Diego. All my best, Shannon

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were very spacious and well appointed. This boutique hotel has amazing rates (lower than the convention hotel) with a lot more character. I've been coming to San Diego for a few years and always staying at the Kimpton's in the region. I find the service spectacular and the perks fun. (free bikes / happy hours / mini bar...

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

Wow babblesaur, what a fantastic review! I'm so happy that you regularly choose us for your stays in San Diego versus the other hotels out there, that is the ultimate compliment. Thank you for mentioning how wonderful Marissa was as well, she will be jumping for joy when she sees the impact she had on your visit. Can't wait to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $159 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar 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
#16 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Book early to get good rates. Location is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Julsey, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Request a suite if you can get it. Well worth the upgrade. If you miss the happy hour, the front desk may give you a drink credit.”
 of 5 bubbles babblesaur, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask where good internet reception is.”
 of 5 bubbles MJP0501, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Do not get poolside...very load until pool deck bar is closed.”
 of 5 bubbles CocoaBeachFoodEE, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for a quiet room, avoid rooms that overlook the pool area on Saturday nights.”
 of 5 bubbles mikaylashea, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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