Kimpton Solamar Hotel

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

Hip meets elegance, quirky and funky; this distinctive new boutique hotel has bright, contemporary rooms and a fun atmosphere, the epitome of urban coastal chic. Solamar, meaning sun and sea, is in a convenient location between the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the vibrant East Village area of downtown San Diego, with an indulgence of restaurants, bars and local shopping. The hotel's own restaurant, JSix serves creative cuisine, based on the world-renowned cooking of California, but with an added global twist. The 4th-floor outdoor pool area with its large, curving bar and plentiful loungers is a great place to hang out on days when you've decided to give the sightseeing a miss. The rooms have all the latest gadgets, such as flat screen TVs and WiFi access, and the hotel's nightly wine tasting is a sociable treat. The city's trolley system is just a short walk away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In the historic Gaslamp Quarter area, surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops. Also one block away from Petco Park, the baseball stadium. Two blocks from San Diego's famous trolley system, linking Gaslamp with Old Town, Del Mar (via the Coaster).

Hotel information

235 rooms on 10 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, flat screen TV with DVD/CD player, gourmet mini-bar, WiFi*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe King Rooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Queen Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

JSix restaurant serving Californian cuisine with a global twist. Bar serving great cocktails and snacks. 4th-floor outdoor pool with large deck overlooking Petco Park and downtown. Pool bar. Health club with fitness room. WiFi*. Complimentary evening wine hour. 24-hour room service*. Business centre. Valet parking $41 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A resort fee of $20 plus tax per room, per day is payable locally and includes the following benefits:

- WiFi

- Local and domestic long distance calls

- Select business/printing services

- Public bike usage, based on availability

- Yoga classes on the pool deck on select days

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (104)
  • Very good (16)
  • Average (5)
  • Poor (1)
  • Terrible (4)
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May 23, 2024 Ryan C

I was blown away by the property, the staff, and how pleasant the experience was. In addition, I want to thank Marisol and George for their exceptional service. They went above and beyond to ensure my stay was enjoyable, and it truly was perfect. I would definitely return in the future. Thank you so much!!
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May 23, 2024 Shelley W

Lovely hotel close to the San Diego conference center. We stayed here in March and returned again for a second conference in May. Friendly and helpful staff at reception and concierge. Rooms are spacious and bright. Really fantastic care and service from Lisa in the restaurant!
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May 22, 2024 Dave O

Went to Margaritaville bar and was greeted by Lisa with a big smile. She had such a great personality and made our time there extremely enjoyable. So much so, that we went back the next morning and had breakfast there where she was waitress again.
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May 19, 2024 Ceegale Bellingham, Washington

Stayed here for our daughter’s college graduation and had a fantastic stay beginning to end. The 5 o’clock somewhere bar and patio was a great place to hang out, and Jay the bartender went above and beyond to make our special celebration amazing with some amazing cocktails! Highly recommend and would definitely stay here the next time we’re in… Read more
Stayed here for our daughter’s college graduation and had a fantastic stay beginning to end. The 5 o’clock somewhere bar and patio was a great place to hang out, and Jay the bartender went above and beyond to make our special celebration amazing with some amazing cocktails! Highly recommend and would definitely stay here the next time we’re in San Diego. Read less
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May 17, 2024 TripMembe02202017 Christchurch, New Zealand

Great location. Loved my stay. The pool bar and pool were great the staff at both bars were good and the landshark bar/restaurant served gluten free options(well done) The reception staff were good, although lacking in local tourist knowledge, they were always happy to Google it first me. The room was a corner room as I upgraded, it was big and… Read more
Great location. Loved my stay. The pool bar and pool were great the staff at both bars were good and the landshark bar/restaurant served gluten free options(well done) The reception staff were good, although lacking in local tourist knowledge, they were always happy to Google it first me. The room was a corner room as I upgraded, it was big and comfortable. The housekeeping staff didn’t service my room one one day of my stay, they missed me, I called reception and they asked the housekeeper to come, but after with g for half an hour I called back and told them to forget it as I wanted to go to bed by that stage. The room servicing was a bit hit and miss, could use some improvement on the little details, but otherwise I enjoyed my stay in the hub if the gaslight area. Read less