Kimpton Solamar Hotel

San Diego, USA

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

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).

*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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Trip! Thank you DJ!

Jan 26, 2020 634aceh Newburyport, Massachusetts

Took my niece for a great weekend trip to San Diego! DJ was so great with recommendations and genuine professional assistance. Pool was amazing, fitness room amazing, great location right in the city. Can't wait to come back again!! Was super pet friendly as well, my support dog had a great time too!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent experience

Jan 20, 2020 moestewart Oakville, Canada

We had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Solamar for a few nights in January. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and special. The staff went out of their way to provide excellent service. The rooms were very comfortable and spotless and the location is great. I hope we have the opportunity to stay there again soon.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service from all the staff

Jan 19, 2020 ougoed Vancouver, Canada

The staff at this hotel are amazing and they took such good care of our extended family. Check in was seamless, they even let us check in a little early and check out a little late, which was so helpful to our travels. Little treats for the children, as well as the grandparents. Frank made us feel so at home and our trip extra special, thank you… Read more
The staff at this hotel are amazing and they took such good care of our extended family. Check in was seamless, they even let us check in a little early and check out a little late, which was so helpful to our travels. Little treats for the children, as well as the grandparents. Frank made us feel so at home and our trip extra special, thank you Frank! Would highly recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Service I’ve ever had

Dec 29, 2019 X543EHdaniela

Isaiah did an unbelievable job helping me with my car, he is the best valet I’ve ever had. Karinne did an amazing job at the front desk. She went out of her way to help us in anyway possible. They both made my experience in San Diego amazing and they both deserve a raise.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Barking dogs and loud cleaning staff

Dec 27, 2019 Curiosity311598

The first room I was put in after going to bed that night I was awakened to hear barking dog coming through my vent in my bathroom. None of the staff could locate where the dog was coming from So they switched my room. I had to repack my belongings in the early morning hoping not to leave anything behind, unlike the guest before me! The maid had… Read more
The first room I was put in after going to bed that night I was awakened to hear barking dog coming through my vent in my bathroom. None of the staff could locate where the dog was coming from So they switched my room. I had to repack my belongings in the early morning hoping not to leave anything behind, unlike the guest before me! The maid had overlooked a pair of women’s panties at the top of my closet. The new room they put me in also had a dog but he was quiet it was his owners that were obnoxiously loud calling out to him “Charlie sit sit Charlie” in a loud voice. This went on for hours sounding as though they were in the same room. The parking price for guests is outrageous! We found that if we walked a couple of blocks to a public parking garage it was half the price. I would think that they would try a bit better to accommodate their guests! I could also go on about the breakfast restaurant when we came in just before closing and were treated very poorly with minimal place settings and condiments and a disappearing server. I would have rather been told they were closing then made to feel as a inconvenience instead of a paying customer (overpaying). I would just say that if you’re going out of town and have to take your dog with you and you love to party and stay up all night this is the perfect hotel. But if you are like the other 90% of us and don’t want to be awakened by the house keeping yelling back and forth with each other at 7am find another hotel! Hey I have dogs I understand but I’m also on vacation and my dogs are being boarded. Read less