First visit to Solamar. Check in went very smoothly. We were in San Diego for the 1/2 marathon, and they were nice enough to put us in a room away from the pool area, where the beat goes on late into the evening. We later talked to some other racers who were short on sleep because they kept the party going way too late the night before the race, even though the hotel was full of race participants.
We liked the room - very spacious and modern. Liked jetted tub in the room. But just one drawer for storing clothes besides the closet? The room needs a dresser!
We liked the pool area, great place to hang out for a couple of cocktails, good music, and we appreciated the patio heaters. We were disappointed that there was no jacuzzi in the pool area, however.
The location is unbeatable. Right in the Gas Lamp Quarter, close to the convention center, about a 20 minute walk to Balboa Park. Also dog friendly, we may bring our pups next time!!
We also enjoyed the wine hour. Also very thankful for the breakfast they had for the marathon participants in the morning, especially since the race organizers had run out of food and water at the start of the race. We were unhappy that the shuttle to the start line didn't materialize, the taxi only took us 6 blocks before kicking us out of the cab. You would think someone could have figured out how to get us closer, or had been aware of road closures.
- 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