We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Booking.comUS$208*
View Deal
#43 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,901 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,823: English reviews
Start your review of Kimpton Solamar Hotel
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Like all Kimpton hotels, I'm sure this place was nice when it first opened it's doors, but now shows heavy wear with little done to maintain appearances. It's mildly stylish in that overly giant loud prints sort of way and it boasts a fantastic location. Unfortunately, there are also so many little things that irritate. Like the fact that there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Frank A
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is our second time to this location, with the first being several years ago and overall pretty good. Unfortunately times have changed. While we are still just a few hours into our stay its thus far been disappointing. Hotel room is small, bathroom very dirty with hairs left by prior lodgers, they utilize cheap pumps for either near empty,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OlgaChap
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit OlgaChap. I'm very sorry to see that you stay did not start on the right foot. I know you spoke with Marissa, our Front Office Manager and she has communicated your concerns to housekeeping. I do believe those cleanliness concerns have indeed been rectified, please feel free to contact me...

canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had booked this hotel through hotwire in January, had been promised an upgrade as it was my husbands birthday celebration. When we got there, were told been downgraded back as it was a third party booking and hotel was now full for the night. We were very disappointed and a bit upset. Kayse at the desk was very helpful and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank elgerri
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you elgerri for not only choosing us but for taking time to write about your visit! It sounds like you had a frustrating start to your stay but Kayse did the right things to turn this around for you. I'm very sorry that was even an issue in the first place! I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is right in the middle of the Gaslamp District which is great - you can walk anywhere safely and quickly - day or night. The hotel is also dog-friendly so I think literally everyone here had their pooches with them which was very fun. And the place never smelled like animals - also good ;) Biggest downside was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gordon P
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Gordon P for the 4 star review. It sounds like you had a great visit, I'm so glad you enjoyed all those pooches walking around the hotel! I know valet parking can be pricey in San Diego, we do conduct rate shops to ensure our prices are aligned with the other hotels in the market. I'm sorry...

Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel! The staff were always friendly and ready to help, the hotel was clean and fun, the pool was fantastic, food was great and check in and out were a breeze. There are lots of restaurants around and it's in the gaslamp district and close to the water. Definitely would stay here again!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VTtraveler09
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

What a fantastic review VTtraveler09! I love that it is short, sweet but to the point! I look forward to having you back again when you return to San Diego. Be sure to check out our new pool deck when you return, we will be unveiling it mid-May. Cheers! Shannon

Somers, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to San Diego for a conference and spent 3 nights at the Kimpton Solamar. It was just lovely from beginning to end! The location of the hotel is excellent. It was less than 15 minutes from the airport, and is less than a block from Petco Stadium. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The check in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stephanie K
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, your review just makes me so happy Stephanie K! I couldn't be happier to see that you felt so well taken care of by our team. It sounds like your room was absolutely perfect and I'm thrilled that you room cleanliness exceeded your expectations. I'm glad you were able to just sit back and relax a bit and enjoy...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from San Diego after a 5 day stay. The Kimpton was great. The front desk staff was very helpful - texted me a few times to see if we needed anything. The rooms were clean and housekeeping staff helpful. It is one block off the very busy 5th Avenue but close to anything you might want in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PSJ1977
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, PSJ1977! To know that you didn't want for anything is the ultimate compliment, thank you for that! It sounds like our team took such wonderful care of you and I could not be happier to see that. I can't wait for the opportunity to have you back with us when you return to San Diego. All my best, Shannon

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a month long tour of California and our tour book described this as medium. Well I wish some of the later hotels were as good as this One small criticism is the signage could be improved on the outside as we missed it on our first pass down the street. Oh and the valet...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Charles M
Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review Charles M! I'm really happy to see that we set the bar for the other hotels on what seems like an absolutely amazing visit to California! I'm very sorry that the valet parking was a negative point during your stay, we do keep our prices in line with the market but I certainly...

Evanston, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed at this great property several years in a row while attending a huge conference at the convention center. Last summer, I asked to see the meeting space because I am also a meeting planner for an association. I typically need to host conferences at large 'big brand' hotels with no personality. Booked the space and am actually hosting...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rumpunchy
Management response:

Dear Rumpunchy, Thank you so much for staying with us and bringing your group here! We will definitely share the feedback with the entire team and hope that we are able to host more of your groups in the future! Cheers, Shannon

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at this Kimpton several times for work. Its right in the heart of the Gaslamp, and walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center. Yawn, I know, but great for the business travelers. Would definitely stay again, consistent service, decent bar and right across the street from freaking fabulous seafood at the Water Grill (expensive, but worth it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HotelLover731
Management response:

Dear HotelLover731, Thank you for coming back to the Solamar! We truly appreciate your business and are so glad you enjoy staying here! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Shannon

958 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (659)
Viewed
Bathroom (99)
Viewed
Room/Suite (200)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (103)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (33)
Viewed
View from Room (60)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (144)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (255)
Viewed
Amenities (42)
Viewed
Master Suite (63)
Viewed
Pool (34)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Skyline View King Deluxe Room (49)
Viewed
The Hotel (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (44)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (12)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Downtown
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#36 of 279 in San Diego
4,888 reviews
Downtown
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
#14 of 279 in San Diego
4,058 reviews
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
The US Grant
The US Grant
#46 of 279 in San Diego
2,382 reviews
Downtown
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7007
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: $271 - $665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Kimpton Solamar Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kimpton San Diego
Hotel Solamar San Diego
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Diego
#7 Business Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#13 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kimpton Solamar Hotel staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Kimpton Solamar Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get a higher floor to enjoy the views, and do try the in house restaurant!”
stephaniek601, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 10th floor that had views of Petco park and it was still quiet enough. No street noise.”
PSJ1977, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a higher room if you're worried about the possibility of noise from the pool. We didn't have, but might be a consideration.”
  • They really take care of you at this hotel
  • Personalized welcome card with our photo inside!
  • View from our 5th floor room of rooftop pool
rokkahulababy, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner room has a lot more space that the standard room”
tonycF1310TO, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My corner room faced another hotel across the street. nothing special, but certainly not bad. The other window overlooked a bland wall.”
DreaMs510, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$208* /night
View Deal
TripAdvisorUS$208
HotelQuicklyUS$263
Hotels.comUS$208
View all 12 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates