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4.3 out of 5

"We had a great 4-night stay at the Kimpton Solamar for a spring break getaway and to attend opening weekend of baseball! Our room (a Deluxe King) was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 02 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Petco Park

Central San Diego getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this Gaslamp Quarter hotel, you'll find Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village and Balboa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and unwind at the poolside bar and bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 235 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and DVD players. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars and room service.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$135* Per night/room Oct 31 - Nov 1

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Luna Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Virtuoso)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kimpton Solamar Hotel ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 1, 2019 by Anna

Thank you for the five star review! We hope you'll come back again soon! Anna Young Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Unbelievable location and staff is amazing! The restaurants around here are truly amazing!!!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 7, 2019 by Anna

Looks like you had an amazing time with us here at Hotel Solamar! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We love our team, and we're so happy you do too. Come back to see us anytime! PS - Great photo!! Anna Young Assistant Front Office Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 31, 2018 by Anna

Thanks for those five stars! Come on back anytime! Anna Young Assistant Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
We had a great 4-night stay at the Kimpton Solamar for a spring break getaway and to attend opening weekend of baseball! Our room (a Deluxe King) was comfortable and quiet, the perfect spot to rest and sleep while enjoying San Diego's Gaslamp area. The location was ideal, less than 2 blocks from Petco Park, an easy 1-mile walk to the Embarcadero waterfront and USS Midway museum, and surrounded by an almost unlimited choice of restaurants, pubs, shopping, and street life. This area of San Diego was clean, safe, and bustling with lots of activity and very friendly people. The rooftop pool and bar area was a great spot to unwind at the end of the day. Two very minor improvements that would have made things even better: the sink was very slow to drain, and one day when we returned to our room at 3pm it had not yet been serviced for clean towels. I really liked the daily texts asking if there were any issues that needed to be addressed, and the lobby staff was exceptionally cordial as well. The next time we visit San Diego we will definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Apr 2, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 6, 2018 by Anna

Thank you so much for the review, Michael! We're happy you got to enjoy our Padres - even if it wasn't a winning streak, at least you were close to home when the game was over! We appreciate the feedback, and we'll make sure to follow up with the appropriate departments so we don't repeat the issues next time you come to stay. We hope that will be sooner rather than later! Anna Young Manager on Duty Kimpton Solamar

4 out of 5

Nice

Great hotel downtown San Diego. The location is within walking distance to restaurants and nightlife. Wonderful pool area on 4th floor.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 11, 2018 by Anna

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us soon! Anna Young Manager on Duty Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

5 out of 5

Love it, nice folks

Pros: Location
Cons: Earlier room cleaning
Location: Gas light / little Italy / beach
Quiet, tastefull & very comfortable Great bedding & bath

Posted by , from vancouver on Jul 18, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 31, 2017 by Marissa

Thank you so much for your feedback Lauren & Rich! Please let us know what time you would like your room serviced next time so it's more convenient for you. Hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

Great hotel

I had a great stay the city is a little loud at night.

Posted by , from Charlotte North Carolina on Mar 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2017 by Marissa, Front Office Manager

Thank you for response. Make sure to ask for a room facing inside the hotel on your next visit to avoid any street noise. Hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5

SMALL ROOM ....PRICEY

Pros: CLEAN.....
Cons: PRICE/TO SMALL FOR THE PRICE......
Location: LOCATION GREAT THE MOST I LIKE ABOUT IT.......PETCO PARK/GASLAMP......BAY AREA.../SHOPPING CENTERS
NICE ROOM......NO COFFE MACHINES,,,,,LOTS OF EXTRA CHARGES.....AND TO SMALL FOR ME....BUT NICE AND CLEAN......TRAVALOCITY SAID DVD IN ROOM THEY SAID NO DVD BUT WILL GIVE YOU ONE CAUSE TRAVLEOCITY PAGE.....IT.....

Posted by , from SAN DIEGO on Sep 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 3, 2016 by Justin- AGM

Hello JARETER, Thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a nice clean room and enjoyed our location. Our rooms have actually a little bit more square footage then most downtown hotels. We have coffee makers and DVD players upon request so just give us a shout next time and we'll deliver!

5 out of 5

Perfect stay

Pros: location, friendly staff, pet friendly, comfortable
Cons: shower was a little leaky
Location: lots of restaurants, bars, a mall, marina, close driving to beaches, seaworld, etc.
The entire staff was helpful and gracious from the valet to the front desk to the maid service. They had a pet bowl and and pet bed ready for my dog at check in. The bed was comfortable, the room was gorgeous with an excellent view. The hotel provided coffee in the morning in the cozy lobby and the location was perfect, right in the heart of the gaslamp district and very walkable to all the restaurants, bars and sites. My dog and I had a great time and will definitely return to this hotel.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Nov 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

Halloween in downtown San Diego, great fun.

The Solamar was in the center of the Monster Bash in downtown San Diego. Thousands of great costumes on parade.

Posted by , from Tucson on Nov 4, 2015

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About the Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Location 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

Kimpton Solamar Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 5009 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Kimpton Solamar Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Kimpton Solamar Hotel was completed in January 2016. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 235 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 5009 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Gaslamp Quarter Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Solamar Hotel offers 235 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 55-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

JSix Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Upper East Bar - This poolside restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 28.18 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Solamar
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel Hotel
  • Solamar
  • Solamar Hotel
  • Solamar San Diego
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel San Diego
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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