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 Excellent location and a great hotel!

May 24, 2019 Dan2006 Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Great location with the hotel being in gaslamp quarter area, meaning a short walk to the convention centre and Petco Park (baseball) with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Rooms are compact but unsurprising given its central location. Free coffee and tea in the lobby in the morning but no hot drinks facility in the room. There was also… Read more
Great location with the hotel being in gaslamp quarter area, meaning a short walk to the convention centre and Petco Park (baseball) with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Rooms are compact but unsurprising given its central location. Free coffee and tea in the lobby in the morning but no hot drinks facility in the room. There was also complimentary snacks and drinks in the evening which was a nice touch. Staffs were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place to stay

May 21, 2019 SueB1672

Stayed here for 4 nights whilst on a trip to California from the UK for a special wedding anniversary. This is a lovely hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. It’s location is very close to shops, bars and restaurants. The excellent Hotel Reception staff were particularly helpful and were also able to purchase tickets for some attractions we… Read more
Stayed here for 4 nights whilst on a trip to California from the UK for a special wedding anniversary. This is a lovely hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. It’s location is very close to shops, bars and restaurants. The excellent Hotel Reception staff were particularly helpful and were also able to purchase tickets for some attractions we wanted to visit. The hotel kindly offered complimentary drinks early each evening and we also had a complimentary continental breakfast which was adequate for our needs. We were also delighted when a tray with wine and yummy chocolate strawberries and fruit was sent up to us because of our anniversary. This was much appreciated! And I’ve never actually stayed in a hotel where the tip left for the maid was rewarded with a lovely thank you note! There is a small pool and a rooftop terrace bar which was very pleasant to have a drink in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Solamar and would definitely return if in San Diego in the future. Read less
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May 17, 2019 Erin H Alliance, Nebraska

I cannot say how much I loved my stay at this hotel! The staff went far above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcome. I felt like a VIP the whole time I was there with no reason at all except the kindness and professionalism of the staff. If I ever get to go back to San Diego, I will definitely be staying there again. Thank you so… Read more
I cannot say how much I loved my stay at this hotel! The staff went far above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcome. I felt like a VIP the whole time I was there with no reason at all except the kindness and professionalism of the staff. If I ever get to go back to San Diego, I will definitely be staying there again. Thank you so much! Especially Karinne and Isaiah! Read less
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May 11, 2019 FHAZ19

Very nice Hotel, perfect location in downtown San Diego. Clean room with an elegant shower, and a nice outdoor swimming pool. And the Most important! Very friendly service at front desk!!!!! Thank you: Anna,Sara, and KJ
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May 6, 2019 shareefmahdavi pleasanton, ca

Lots of hotels have nice rooms and or great locations. Solamar has both but what sets it apart are the people working there. Quick shout out to the valet team for their welcoming attitude. Max, Anthony and the others at attention and wanting to help. Also props to Paige at the front desk for helping with check in as well as the other smiling… Read more
Lots of hotels have nice rooms and or great locations. Solamar has both but what sets it apart are the people working there. Quick shout out to the valet team for their welcoming attitude. Max, Anthony and the others at attention and wanting to help. Also props to Paige at the front desk for helping with check in as well as the other smiling folks who know how to help and get things done. Thanks Kimpton for keeping it real! Read less