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Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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Scottsdale
Reviewed 21 May 2012

My wife and I have stayed here several times. The Solamar is on outskirt of the San Diego Gaslamp District and 1 block from Petco Stadium. From when you drive up and you are welcomed by the bellman, to the very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Happy Hour with some free red and white wine from 5pm to 6pm...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scottdale Guest - Thanks for the great compliments and thumbs up vote to return again; we really appreciate our guest loyalty. When the temperatures soar in Phoenix, Solamar will be waiting for you in sunny San Diego. Cheers, Mark Dibella, General Manager

Teton Village, Wyoming
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Solamar while attending a wedding in San Diego. All of the employees went out of their way to be friendly and accomodating. The management of this hotel really cares about creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Our room on the ninth floor was quiet, clean, and comfortable, and we had a view of the Petco baseball...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello to our Wedding Party Guests - And thank you very much for the super comments and of course for staying with Solamar. Weddings are a great reason to celebrate and having the party under our roof is ideal; thank you again! See you soon, Mark Dibella, General Manager

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Firstly, you must be aware this is a dog friendly hotel, that prides them self on this. I love dogs so I didnt have an issue with them. We stayed here in March 2011, we got the hotel through the unpublished rates on Expedia and we loved it. The room was nice. The location was perfect. We wanted to stay...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Canada Guest, Glad you enjoyed your pool view room and thanks for your patience regarding Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp. Yes indeed it gets pretty loud with a couple hundred party goers outside the doors. Come back again - we promise there isn't a bead tossing parade every night! Cheers, Mark Dibella, General Manager

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 14 May 2012

I only stayed here one night to be in the city for a business meeting the next day. I was pleasantly surprised at the great service, the cute rooms, the nice gym, and the very attentive staff. Highly recommend for the future. If I had to make only one suggestion it would be that they do not have giant mirrors...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Solo Traveler – We love being a gem; we think our guests are as well so thank you. Not all of our rooms have the mirror in the same location so let us know when you’re coming back – we want you to have a perfect night’s sleep! Mark Dibella, General Manager

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 13 May 2012

After transferring from the Palomar, we found the Solamar everything we were hoping for in a trip and a Kimpton Hote. Great location to the Gaslamp area and Petco Park. The rooms were clean and bright. The pool area was relaxing, yet full of activity and fun. Most of all the service we received from all the employees was outstanding....

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

A big hello to our Huntington Beach Guests and thank you for spending your anniversary with Solamar, we hope you make it an annual tradition . . . we’ll be here! Best regards, Mark Dibella General Manager

London, UK
Reviewed 12 May 2012

I stayed with friends for a few nights, and we loved the most out of all the ones we stayed in for our two-week Cali-LA road trip. The location was perfect in the Gaslamp Quarter with plenty of restaurants/bars within easy walking distance. Rooms were large, clean and tastefully decorated with comfortable beds. The bathroom was stylish albeit slightly style...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear London Guest – Thanks a zillion times over for the awesome compliments especially about our staff – they are what make us tick! We really appreciate the fact that you included Solamar on your road trip – we hope you come back soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, General Manager

Boston, MA
Reviewed 9 May 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights for a conference and loved it. The room on the 9th floor overlooking the pool was spacious and clean. The bed squeaked a little when getting in and out but was very comfortable. The bathroom was also very clean. The complimentary coffee in the morning was a nice touch. The staff, from the front...

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Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2012

This is a very stylish hotel. We stayed in a room with a king size bed. The room was big, comfortable and clean. Bathroom had abundant hot water. Amenities are great. In the lobby, they offer coffee and the paper in the morning and wine in the evening. The hotel is situated in a lively area, full of restaurants and...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Solamar is by far one of the nicest Kimpton properties I've stayed in. Greeted by very friendly staff who were helpful in getting me into my room 3 hours before the 3:00 checkin. Room was HUGE. So much room to spread out. Bathroom was very spacious and bright. Speakman shower heads. Bed was immensely comfortable. View was looking out over...

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tennessee Traveler, Thank you so much for your loyalty to Kimpton and for finding Solamar one of your favorites – we love that. I am happy to see that the team delivered and appreciate the extras kudos to John at the pool bar. We’ll see you back soon. Best regards, Mark Dibella, General Manager

Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

Outstanding Hotel, with the service and amenities to match. Centrally located in the heart of San Diego's Gas Lamp District; everything I wanted - nightlife, shopping, dinning - was within walking distance. Highly recommended!

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MarkDibellaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Royal Guest – Glad to know that our team rolled out the red carpet for you; thanks much for the accolades and let us know when you're back in town. Cheers, Mark Dibella, General Manager

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $273 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
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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
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“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.”
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“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
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