We loved the location and the room. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and modern if not spacious. There was also 'happy hour' in the foyer which was a good idea.
A few things to think about are that parking at the hotel is 'valet only' and costs an extra $40 per 24 hours. We decided to use this service for the convenience but the thought had not occurred to us until we arrived and it made the per night cost higher than we would normally have considered paying (factor in the tip too). Secondly and perhaps more importantly to an English person that relies on tea to get the blood flowing in the morning, there was no tea/coffee making facility in the room. Although tea/coffee was set up in the lobby for a few hours each morning, I prefer a cup of tea/coffee whenever I want it and certainly before I get dressed to start my day ...thankfully my husband came to the rescue and fetched my tea (probably for self preservation). I remarked on this issue when we checked out and was told that tea/coffee facilities could be placed in the room upon request.
- 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