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Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
435 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
141 reviews
Best place to stay

Love erything their will stay again on my next visit See full review

  • Smitty2kool
  • Apr 10, 2014
Wow... just wow!

This may be my first time staying in this class of hotel, but wow was this place awesome. Anytime a... See full review

  • TJ Awesome
  • Dec 16, 2013
Hip boutique in Gaslamp District features wine hour
In-room spa treatments and a complimentary evening wine hour highlight the experience at the Hotel Solamar, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Part of the Kimpton chain, the hotel rooftop also features a pool deck and LOUNGEsix bar, both of which offer sweeping city views. Rooms come with gourmet organic honor bars and include complimentary overnight shoe shines (upon request). The on-site restaurant, Jsix, serves California coastal cuisine in a modern and inviting setting.
Highlights
  • Complimentary hosted nightly wine reception
  • Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District
  • Rooftop pool deck and LOUNGEsix bar offer sweeping views of the city
  • Dine on fresh seafood at on-site restaurant Jsix
Rooms

Hotel Solamar offers 235 rooms, including 6 suites, decorated in aqua blue and chocolate brown. Each room boasts a flat-screen TV, iron with ironing board, hair dryer and Gilchrest & Soames bath products. Rooms also include gourment organic honor bars. Guests receive complimentary overnight shoe shines (upon request). Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available. Pets are welcome, and Hotel Solamar provides complimentary use of food and water bowls and pet beds.

Features

The Hotel Solamar is part of Kimpton's Eco Program, which means it subscribes to a number of sustainable and eco-friendly practices. The hotel received Green Seal Silver certification in 2010.

All guests have complimentary access to the on-site rooftop pool and on-site fitness center. The wellness program includes Pilates and power walks with the hotel staff. Guests also are invited to participate in the complimentary nightly hosted wine reception. The hotel offers 24-hour valet laundry service (fees apply). Passes to a nearby independent fitness center also are available (fees apply).

The Holel Solamar offers in-room spa services that range from skin treatments to full-body massage.

Enjoy fresh seafood at Jsix, the on-site restaurant. LOUNGESix, a rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the pool, serves food as well--mostly small plates.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (8 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (4 mi/7 km)
Attractions
  • Gaslamp District (1 block)
  • Petco Park (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)
  • Old Town (3 mi/5 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/7 km)
  • Point Loma (5 mi/9 km)
  • Sea World (6 mi/10 km)
Business
  • Fax and copy services available
  • 5,009 square feet of meeting space
  • 24-hour business center
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)
  • Hybrid vehicles pay half-price parking

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Skyline Deluxe with 1 King Bed
Skyline Deluxe Guest Room with 1 King Bed 340 sq ft, frette linens, animal print robes, oversized desk, HD TV, gourmet honor bar,
Accessible Master 1 King Bed
Accessible Master Suite 1 King Bed 570 sq ft, roll-in shower, comm features,
Choreographer Suite 1 King Bed
Choreographer Suite with 1 King Bed 725 sq ft, private furnished patio, wet bar, views of pool, living area with sofa sleeper,
Accessible Chrgrphr 1 King Bed
Accessible Choreographer 1 King Roll-In 725 sq ft, roll-in shower, comm features,
Deluxe Guest Room 1 King Bed
Deluxe Guest Room with 1 King Bed 340 sq ft, frette linens, animal print robes, oversized desk, HD TV, gourmet honor bar,
Accessible Deluxe 1 King Bed
Accessible Deluxe 1 King Bed 340 sq ft, accessible tub, comm features ,
Deluxe Guest Room 2 Queen Beds
Deluxe Guest Room with 2 Queen Beds 340 sq ft, frette linens, animal print robes, oversized desk, HD TV, gourmet honor bar,
Accessible Dlx 2 Queen Roll-In
Accessible Deluxe 2 Queen Roll-In 340 sq ft, roll-in shower, comm features,
Spa Deluxe Guest Room 1 King Bed
Spa Guest Room with 1 King Bed 420 sq ft, Fuji Soak Tub, glass shower, frette linens, animal print robes,
Spa Corner Guest Room 1 King Bed
Spa Corner Guest Room with 1 King 420 sq ft, Fuji Soak Tub, glass shower, views of East Village, frette linens, robes,
Virtuoso Suite with 1 King Bed
Virtuoso Suite with 1 King Bed 480 sq ft, living room with sofa sleeper, Fuji Soak Tub, glass shower, views East Village
Masters Suite with 1 King Bed
Masters Suite with 1 King Bed 570 sq ft, corner, living room, sofa sleeper Fuji Soak Tub, glass shower, views of Gaslamp,

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Casino
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Play ground
Racquetball courts
Boating
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Fire alarm with light
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • PETCO Park: 0.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.5 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.7 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.7 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.5 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.7 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.7 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.7 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.5 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.7 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.8 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.7 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.2 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.5 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 6.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.8 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.7 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.4 mi
  • Legoland: 30.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.4 mi

Dining

LOUNGEsix
LOUNGEsix on the fourth floor rooftop deck is a tropical urban oasis overlooking downtown and the bay. Plush fireside seating and a casual lounge surround the pool and cabana-bordered patio . Soak in the sun in the day and lounge in style at night.
JSix Restaurant
Chef Christian Graves menu features Coastal California cuisine showcasing fresh innovative foods inspired by seafood flown in every day and ingredients of nearby farms. The dining room offers an ambiance blending different cultural influences of the area.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (141)

Ratings and reviews for Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
141 out of 141
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hawaii
Aug 2, 2009

Good Location

I had called ahead a few weeks before to change my spa room king bed to a 2 queen beds. Upon arriving I was told there are not any spa rooms w/ 2 beds, this was not explained to me on the phone so I was disappointed and called orbitz who called the hotel management but nothing ever came of it, and nobody from the hotel even bothered to contact me. On the 3rd day as I was taking a shower the towel rack fell off the wall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mauilu
Business
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Aug 2, 2009

A fabulous Find

The location in the Gaslamp District was ideal! No need for a car. However, if you do have a car, I suggest parking it at the parking lot across the street from the hotel for $15.00/night instead of paying the pricey $35.00/night at the hotel. This hotel has a very good 'feel' about it - Totally fantastic decor - hip, cool, sophisticated casual. Fourth floor level with outside pool, cabanas, firepits, food and bar with glowing colored lights. Complimentary coffee/tea hour in the mornings, icecream treats in the afternoon and wine from 5-6pm! Loved it, loved it. Request any room ending in "10" will give you a larger room, about extra 90 sq feet of sitting space. Will definitely seek out other Kimpton Hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 21, 2009

Excellent Weekend Getaway

My wife and I stayed at the Solamar for 4 days/3 nights and we could not be happier. Although the rooms are a bit on the smaller side, they were very clean and comfortable. You could not beat the location of this hotel. Tons of restaurants/bars within walking distance. While there, we also took advantage of their 5pm wine hour which was fantastic and gave us an opportunity to meet other guests.Jsix, the restaurant inside the hotel served excellent food (try the burgers) and [...] the bartender served up some great drinks. The bar located on the 4th floor was also nice but definitely go on a Fri/Sat when there are more guests. Petco Park is also 2 blocks away and we attended a Padres game which was also enjoyable since they had fireworks after the game on Fri.All in all, we hope to be back soon and were very happy with our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

While there, check out SeaPort Village, USS Midway Museum, A Padres Game and u have to try the Chorizo/Cheese empanadas served up at Sevilla Tapas Bar.

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Arlington, VA
Jul 20, 2009

Great Hotel

Awesome hotel in great location!! If you don't plan on really exploring San Diego outside of downtown/gaslamp this is the place for you. Great rooftop pool/bar with reasonable prices on food and drinks(big fan of the turkey/avacado sandwhich). Two blocks walk to the MTS stop in front of the convention center. All the bars/restaruants on fifth st. one block away. The only downside would be the absurd cost for valet parking, which is the only option. Other than that, we loved and will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san diego
Jul 18, 2009

hotel solamar

good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 15, 2009

Great rooms!

The room was awesome. It was very clean! I had read that there was a jetted tub in the room,and it actually did meet my expectations. We stayed in the virtuoso suite, which wasn't as big as we expected. But still a great room. I was a little disappointed however because my girlfriend informed me that she followed the link from the website to email the concierge and they never responded. I was getting home from deployment and she wanted to see if she could have the room set up a little more romantic for the two of us along with a few other questions. And like I said, they never responded.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Downtown Chicago
Jul 15, 2009

San Diego Hotel Solamar

I found my stay at Hotel Solamar perfect. Location was key! Staff was more than freindly, very accomadating towards my needs. Helpful with any and all needed directions in San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

For nightlife, bring a nice outfit and some good shoes. There's so many places to visit within the neighborhood just within walking distance. It helps save time and money on using cabs.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Snohomish, WA
Jul 14, 2009

Awesome getaway

This beautiful hotel is located in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego has complimentary coffee and tea in the morning as well as complementary wines and sangria in the afternoon. The staff was exceeding friendly and helpful. They were knowledgeable about attractions in the area and offered suggestions for ethnic restaurants. The Valet parking was quick and friendly. Located within walking distance of shopping and restaurants, trolley lines, the convention center, Petco Park and beautiful San Diego Bay. The pool is small but perfect for cooling off while enjoying your favorite beverage. Not the best for lap swimming. The pool is located outside on the roof of the 4th floor with a bar and several options for relaxing in sun or shade. The environment is probably not the best for small children due to the bar atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The San Diego Zoo is only 3.5 miles from Hotel Solamar. If you ask for directions at the front desk, you will be given a print out with directions and a discount coupon for entrance to the Zoo as well as to Sea World.

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilmington, DE
Jul 14, 2009

Everything we hoped for and more

Short walk to Seaport Village, Coronado Island Ferry and USS Midway. Surrounded by nice restaurants and bars. Steps from the San Diego Padres ballpark.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Shout! on 4th Ave. A sing-along bar with dueling pianos. As much beer and fun one can have.

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Palm Springs, CA
Jun 21, 2009

Awesome hotel

We chose this Hotel Solamar for our 3 day road trip up to San Diego for some family fun. This place is great for everything. Great location - <2 blocks from Padres PETCO stadium, shopping, great dining. Although the fitness area is small, there's not much of a need for it with the San Diego weather. Despite being (overly) dog friendly, the rooms, facilities, and outdoor surroundings were very clean. The restaurant was outstanding, especially when compared to other hotel - affiliated dining establishments. The hotel staff were great. Would've been nice to have complimentary or reduced - priced parking for hotel patrons. Its a bit pricey, but no more so than any other hotel in the area. Will be back for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Park your car and just walk; everything is within walking distance.

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