This was our final destination on our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and I was pleasantly surprised. I am not sure what I had expected but after some wonderful stays in B&B's I thought this would be a rather soulless city centre hotel. I was wrong. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was very smart, with a great bathroom attached, and the bed was comfortable.
We were on the 9th floor (pet free) and had good views of Petco Park, although the Padres weren't doing very well when we were there!!
The pool area (on the fourth floor) was inviting and we spent a lovely afternoon just soaking up the sun around the small heated pool.
We didn't breakfast in the hotel, although you could. We walked one block to "The Broken Yolk" cafe every morning. You must give this place a try, its a great place to start your day. Lovely staff, great food, and a never ending supply of coffee ( a novelty for us Brits!)
All in all, this was a very pleasant experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to try another Kimpton Hotel if this is the standard they achieve.
P.S. The free glass of wine at 5.00pm was great too!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the apex of cosmopolitan downtown San Diego, the boutique Kimpton 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