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Kimpton Solamar Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was great and we will definitely be back.

Only in San Diego for a day. Staff was very accommodating in helping us to find things to do in such a short amount of time. Valet service was great as well.

From 9pm-2am the walls of our room were literally shaking from bass. We had two noise apps which still did not help at all (even with headphones) since the bass was so loud it even shook the bed. We called down to the front desk to switch rooms but they only had rooms available even closer to the street (we were on the 6th floor.) Also, the sheets were very scratchy and had openings where the duvet cover would be hanging out (which was not cleaned anytime recently.) Extremy disappointing especially for a Kimpton. Would never come back and would not recommend for families or people wanting to get away and relax.

This hotel was nice, clean and very conveniently located to all of downtown. The room decor was very quirky yet the lobby was nicely decorated and the afternoon wine and morning coffee were nicely presented.

Rooms were very different from the picture shown on the website

Hotel service was great and the room was amazing. I'd say the only lacking portion of the hotel was the pool area and no jacuzzi :(.

The staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make it a great stay!! Pool bar area is pricey but worth it!!

Very close to gas lamp n convention center Clean n accessible to the whole city experience

The employees are wonderful. The shower had mildew and the shower head made an extremely annoying high pitched squeel when the water was on. The bathroom had no fan which made for a very humid room when someone was showering. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of gaslamp which makes the stay fun. The smoking area was advertised to be on the 4th floor, but they closed that down and we had to stand on the street and smoke, not my preference especially late at night. Overall would most likely stay there again.

Great location! Loved wine hour! Started the day off right

Beautiful room with a big whirlpool tub. City views. Free cocktail hour from 5-6 offering wine and beer. We were disappointed that the rooftop pool/bar was under construction. Other than that, we had a wonderful stay at the Kimpton!

We had such a great time at the Solamar. It's the perfect location to all of the Gaslamp bars and restaurants. They have a happy hour for guests with free drinks and appetizers. All of the staff were wonderful and very accommodating. Definitely staying here next time we are in town.

Nice stay staff was helpful and location was great.

Arrived around 11 pm on a Wed night for a one-night stay. The Gaslamp District was surprisingly busy that night. The staff told me that it was actually a quiet night, and that there are over 100 bars in the area. So if you want nightlife, it's a nice locale. I just wanted a quiet, comfortable room, and it was all that. My only complaint is that parking is $47 per night, and they don't disclose this on the Orbitz listing.

A little noisy since a club is right across the street. Glass on windows are not enough to keep noise out. Also, didn't have a working remote control in the room. They were nice and tried to bring another one, but it also didn't work. We got a working one the next day. I found it a bit annoying, however, that when I mentioned this as we checked out, the person in charge (I think he was a manager!) was dismissive and just said, "but we got it fixed, right?" Yes, they fixed it, but I wanted the remote the night I needed it, not the following one, when I went out to celebrate the 4th of July.

I had a couple night stay at the hotel, and upon check-in I was told my room wasn't ready (at my fault, I was a few hours early) and I ended up checking back in around 6PM. At that time, they informed me that from 10PM-6AM the power would be completely out. I was left a glow stick in my room to conduct any business at night that needed to be done. The bed was comfortable, the room clean, there was just that inconvenience of no electricity for the entire night. The tub faucet was completely dislodged from the wall of the shower and just looked very beat up. The staff was always helpful and pleasant and at the end of the day what matters most in this situation. I would have appreciated more of an attempt of an apology upon my departure and maybe a potential discount offer on my next stay, but instead was greeted with a "resort fee". They realized how little sense a resort fee made when I had to remind them of the lack of electricity in the building for 50% of my stay and removed the fee.

Great location in Gas Lamp quarter. Friendly staff.

Kudos to the hotel staff for being very friendly, courteous and patient on a busy travel weekend. The rooms were clean and problem-free. Housekeeping and room service were spot on. I could not be more happy with the whole experience.

The Hotel is great, the location can´t be better, and the staff was awesome

Clean high end hotel. Very happy with the quality and service. Best pool/outdoor bar area in sd!

435 6th Ave San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Gaslamp Quarter, Kimpton Solamar Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Petco Park and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like San Diego Convention Center. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 235 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. It's in central San Diego and also close to Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Kimpton Solamar Hotel's 235 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. 55-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At Kimpton Solamar Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Valet parking is offered for USD 49.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, WiFi in public areas, and 9 meeting rooms.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Virtuoso)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Everyone (14) Couples (77) Business (27) Family (17) Other (8) Friends (13)
5

great view

Everyone

The room was great and we will definitely be back.

By on Jan 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 11, 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us, and for the kind review! We always love hearing about a great stay. Please come back and see us soon! Anna Young Manager on Duty Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

5

wonderful accommodations. very comfortable.

Everyone

Only in San Diego for a day. Staff was very accommodating in helping us to find things to do in such a short amount of time. Valet service was great as well.

By , from san diego on Dec 6, 2017

2

loudest hotel we’ve ever stayed in

Everyone

From 9pm-2am the walls of our room were literally shaking from bass. We had two noise apps which still did not help at all (even with headphones) since the bass was so loud it even shook the bed. We called down to the front desk to switch rooms but they only had rooms available even closer to the street (we were on the 6th floor.) Also, the sheets were very scratchy and had openings where the duvet cover would be hanging out (which was not cleaned anytime recently.) Extremy disappointing especially for a Kimpton. Would never come back and would not recommend for families or people wanting to get away and relax.

By , from Los Angeles on Oct 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2017

Amanda, I apologize you did not have the stay you were hoping for. The Gaslamp can be pretty active at night and I apologize we did not have a quitter room to get you into. Should you change your mind, we would love to have you return for a more comfortable stay. Q-Manager on Duty

4

$49 parking but otherwise great.

Everyone

This hotel was nice, clean and very conveniently located to all of downtown. The room decor was very quirky yet the lobby was nicely decorated and the afternoon wine and morning coffee were nicely presented.

By , from california on Sep 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2017

Thank you for the great review Laraine! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Kimpton Solamar. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Q Martin Manager on Duty

1
Everyone

Rooms were very different from the picture shown on the website

By on Sep 5, 2017

4

i love kimpton!

Couples

Hotel service was great and the room was amazing. I'd say the only lacking portion of the hotel was the pool area and no jacuzzi :(.

By , from San Francisco on Jun 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2017

Thanks for the review, Joanie! While I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us, I'm sorry you felt the pool area was lacking. We just finished a complete remodel of the pool and bar area that we're super proud of so it's a bummer to hear. Hopefully you're able to join us again soon. Best, Marissa

5
Everyone

The staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make it a great stay!! Pool bar area is pricey but worth it!!

By on May 19, 2017

Review comment responded on May 28, 2017

Thank you so much for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Marissa

5
Everyone

Very close to gas lamp n convention center Clean n accessible to the whole city experience

By on Apr 27, 2017

Review comment responded on May 28, 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Marissa

4

excellent customer service!

Everyone

The employees are wonderful. The shower had mildew and the shower head made an extremely annoying high pitched squeel when the water was on. The bathroom had no fan which made for a very humid room when someone was showering. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of gaslamp which makes the stay fun. The smoking area was advertised to be on the 4th floor, but they closed that down and we had to stand on the street and smoke, not my preference especially late at night. Overall would most likely stay there again.

By , from Phoenix, AZ on Apr 22, 2017

5
Everyone

Great location! Loved wine hour! Started the day off right

By on Feb 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2017

Thanks for the great review. Come back and see us again soon!