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Solamar San Diego

435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7007
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#66 of 295 hotels in San Diego
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Explore, indulge and recharge at this San Diego hotel. We gravitate toward folks who thrive when feeling truly connected to a place and its unique intricacies, quirks and hidden treasures. In San Diego’s emerging East Village Gaslamp Quarter, Solamar Hotel offers an energetic vibe with rich décor. Our design aesthetic has been heavily inspired by the city’s personality as well as early Spanish influences. Our regal-meets-vibrant, urban refuge provides modern comfort, a rooftop pool oasis, dazzling dining destinations, genuinely engaged service, plus a central location ideal for exploring some of the city’s latest dining trends and sizzling nightlife options. Not to mention the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park - home of the Padres - located just steps away. It turns out our team members like to stay in the know, too, so let’s explore this sun-kissed town together.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking garage
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Michael P wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Didn't even close to what I expected. I booked the Master's Suite at over $400/ night. When I arrived, I was told they had no parking left and I had to drive a few blocks away to park my car in whatever lot I could find. The room smelled horribly like smoke and just felt dirty. Everything is very dated
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a good room in another hotel
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1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Solamar San Diego
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Hello Michael, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Please know we want to ensure every guest receives a clean, comfortable room and we will be communicating your concerns to the relevant persons to ensure these issues are addressed. We wish you safe future travels. Best, Solamar Management Team
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Nate Davis wrote a review Aug 2021
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I checked into the Solamar because it is one of few hotels in the city that has jacuzzi tubs in some of the rooms. Having read all of the negative reviews, I was expecting the worst. Honestly, I really don't know what hotel those reviewers were expecting or what hotel they stayed at. Everything about my time at Solamar was great. The front desk staff was nice and helpful when checking in. My room, while quirky in its style, was what the hotel promised in its pictures. The A/C worked fine. The room was clean. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The TV worked fine. The wifi worked fine. They served coffee in the lobby. The pool deck and bar were relaxing. There were no barking dogs. I couldn't hear my neighbors. I could see out of the windows (I had a corner room with three sets of them). And best of all . . . the remarkably deep (like a personal hot tub honestly) jacuzzi tub in my room was PERFECT. I live in the city, so I was also happy to see that the hotel was just far enough from the main Gaslamp strip that it was quiet and safe, but still super walkable. I wanted "late" check out at noon and they happily extended it just like I experience at other hotels, for free. Yes, I think the "guest amenities fee" is dumb, especially since I didn't need yoga lessons, but I used my $10 credit on stuff I would have paid for, so it was only $15 (essentially the cost of upgraded Wi-Fi at other hotels . . like the brand name hotel next door). Yes, they only have valet parking and it is expensive—same cost as the brand name hotel next door—that I didn't pay because there is a perfectly safe/secure public parking garage two blocks away for $16 a day. Alternately, you can self-park in the brand name hotel next door for $35, but why? Walk the two blocks (6th and Market). So, yeah, I suppose everyone's experience is different, but mine was nothing like most of the negative ones. I'm glad that, while I read every one before making my reservation, I decided to gamble and check in anyway.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny . . . get one with the jacuzzi tub. Worth it!
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1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Solamar San Diego
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Hello Nate, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Solamar San Diego. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our friendly staff, clean, comfortable accommodations, and relaxing pool area. It's wonderful to read that you didn't experience any of the negative items you read in previous reviews. The pleasure was all ours, and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Karen K wrote a review Jul 2021
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The rooms are dirty and old. Windows and bathroom mirrors were not washed. Everything felt unclean. It definitely did not feel like the class of hotel that it represents itself to be. Only saving grace is location, which is ideal.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Solamar San Diego
Responded Jul 10, 2021
Hello Karen, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent visit with us. Cleanliness is very important to us, and we're sorry to hear about your concerns in this regard. We will share these comments with our housekeeping team. Safe travels, and it is our hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future so that we can show you a better experience. Best, Solamar Management Team
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alexander4729 wrote a review Jul 2021
Fullerton, California23 contributions11 helpful votes
I came to San Diego for 4th of July weekend and stayed at Hotel Solamar and I was very pleased. The room I had was very nice, clean and spacious. The city views were nice and it was centrally located, walking or Ubering was less than 10-15min in any direction. I will say it was not the BEST stay I've ever had at a hotel but I managed to book a room less than 8 days before the 4th and they had reasonable rates even days away from a holiday. PRO: Views, location, friendly staff, nice amenities CON: Took almost an entire week to confirm my reservation which lead to some stressful moments, No breakfast or eating area you have to leave property for food aside from the pool bar All in all, I would definitely stay here again, the cons weren't a big issue once I got there but they should be known.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I had a basic level Deluxe King and they were willing to upgrade me one level up for less than...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Solamar San Diego
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Hello Alexander, We appreciate your detailed review. It's always lovely to know how our guests enjoyed the hotel, along with how convenient and easy it is to travel outside of the hotel. Please accept our apologies for the issues you had while booking your reservation-we are glad that in the end, it all worked out. Happy to hear that you would definitely stay here again! Best, Solamar Management Team
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Bryan D wrote a review Jun 2021
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We got this room as a birthday gift for my GF, so we were only in town one night. Couple major issues that I could not overlook during my stay. 1. The bed was the most uncomfortable, cheap, springy nightmare I had ever seen in a "upscale hotel". 2. Tried calling front desk multiple times and could not get a hold of anyone. 3. Finally after numerous attempts we contacted the front desk to ask for a fan, they said it would be a few minutes......fan never showed up. 4. We were in a hearing impaired room (neither of us is hearing impaired) and it had the loudest constant whistling noise through the window. It sounded like the HVAC system so it made that sound for the entirety of the trip. Personally I would never in a million years ever stay at this hotel again, way to expensive and you get ZERO beneftis.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Solamar San Diego
Responded Jun 30, 2021
Hello Bryan, Thank you for the feedback. It saddens us to hear we failed to meet your expectations. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay and can assure you this is not typical of a stay at our hotel. Thank you again for notifying us of your feedback, and we hope you will consider staying with us again so that we may provide you with the experience you expected and deserved. Best, Solamar Management Team
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / East Village
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solamar San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Solamar San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Petco Park (0.2 miles), The Shout! House (0.2 miles), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Solamar San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Solamar San Diego?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Solamar San Diego?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Solamar San Diego?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solamar San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meze Greek Fusion, Basic, and Breakfast Republic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Solamar San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Solamar San Diego located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Solamar San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Solamar San Diego?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Solamar San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.