Our group stayed here recently on a trip to Downtown San Diego. The location on 6th Avenue was unbeatable for enjoying San Diego's energetic nightlife, which is mostly centered on nearby 5th Avenue. You don't want to stay right on 5th Avenue, since it does get noisy, especially on weekends. Other Downtown attractions are also close by, including the Midway Museum aboard a retired US aircraft carrier.
Our hotel room was very quiet and quite sizable for a downtown hotel. Beds were comfortable, and the decor was an interesting mix of traditional and modern decor. Hotel has an outdoor heated rooftop pool and a patio, which we enjoyed immensely. Our room had a large flat-screen TV and a fridge. Service was very friendly too. Wifi was available in the room, and it worked flawlessly during our stay. Wifi is complimentary, provided you sign up as Kimpton Hotels Preferred Guest (which was free).
The only drawback (and it was minor) - breakfast is not included in the price. For the price I paid for the room, I would have appreciated a basic breakfast. However, it wasn't a deal-breaker for us, and I would definitely stay here again if I was visiting San Diego.
As a tip a travelers - don't bother with the hotel's parking lot - it is very expensive. I had no problem finding a parking space in a nearby parking lot for a fraction of the price the hotel was asking.
- 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