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 Pet Friendly Boutique In Gaslamp Area!!

Jan 15, 2021 jamiemX7831XQ San Diego, California

I love the Solamar!!! Liza checks up on you to make sure that you have everything you need! Every stay is absolutely amazing and The staff is lovely and attentive. This Gorgeous, glamorous and adorable boutique hotel is so very well Decorated - extremely beautiful and fancy. Great stations on TV, EVEN bicycles for rent!!!! (and when Covid isn’t… Read more
I love the Solamar!!! Liza checks up on you to make sure that you have everything you need! Every stay is absolutely amazing and The staff is lovely and attentive. This Gorgeous, glamorous and adorable boutique hotel is so very well Decorated - extremely beautiful and fancy. Great stations on TV, EVEN bicycles for rent!!!! (and when Covid isn’t happening even more amenities)! There is a gorgeous rooftop (4th floor roof- but ROOFTOPPPP!!!) pool With a bar and stuff! They were so quick to help with anything that I needed I forgot to bring and most importantly of all...my sweet dog is even welcome!!!!!! This place couldn’t be better. I especially love their glam mod rooms with mega bathtubs as I really enjoy (and can always use) a good soak! Both of the rooms that I know have large spas are always made available to me and my requests for robes and A coffee maker were already there by the time I arrived!!! Absolutely everything has been lovely since I arrived with all of the very nice boutique selection of treats behind the front desk, a lovely check-in, attentive hotel workers and absolutely gorgeous rooms!! I haven’t so I am in the pool myself but it looks so lush!!! The parking is a little expensive but totally worth it and understandable since were in the gaslamp district and they’re even nice enough to give a discount for hybrid cars! I will definitely be back again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

Jan 9, 2021 EHeno

The staff was wonderfully helpful and kind. Our room was quiet, spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Pool area quite nice. Wish pool had more heat, but overall a great place with top notch employees.
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Dec 17, 2020 have2trvl New York City, New York

Incredible location in the hotspot “Gaslamp” district of town. And steps from PetCo Park. Beautiful room. Great rooftop pool. Highly recommended. Even though Covid limited nightlife activity, being San Diego, there are tons of outdoor venues and really quite busy and fun.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Customer Service was 5 Stars!

Dec 16, 2020 W211WGchrism

I planned a weekend getaway for myself and my wife. The hotel staff was more than accommodating, especially with the COVID restrictions. Kyle Larsen was extremely helpful with booking our room and recommending the perfect date night dinner spot. I would highly recommend this hotel to all my family and friends for their next trip out to sunny San… Read more
I planned a weekend getaway for myself and my wife. The hotel staff was more than accommodating, especially with the COVID restrictions. Kyle Larsen was extremely helpful with booking our room and recommending the perfect date night dinner spot. I would highly recommend this hotel to all my family and friends for their next trip out to sunny San Diego! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great dog friendly hotel

Dec 10, 2020 milenat595 Los Angeles, California

During COVID my requirements of a hotel is that the windows open so that I fo mot have to use the hotel vent system which I turn off. This hotel satisfies this requirement. We have stayed at this hotel several times and were pleasantly surprised at how nice it is especially since pets are welcome at no fee. Kyle, the gentleman on the phone… Read more
During COVID my requirements of a hotel is that the windows open so that I fo mot have to use the hotel vent system which I turn off. This hotel satisfies this requirement. We have stayed at this hotel several times and were pleasantly surprised at how nice it is especially since pets are welcome at no fee. Kyle, the gentleman on the phone taking your reservation, is extremely helpful and accommodating. The only negative is the parking fee of $50 on top of the resort fee. Note parking is free if you book the AAA rate, which I did. Read less