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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1299)
  • Very good (702)
  • Average (210)
  • Poor (106)
  • Terrible (57)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced and noisy

Dec 1, 2019 Camper260128

From the $49 parking charge to the hidden $25 “hospitality” charge tacked on at the end of your stay, this place will be more expensive than one might think at first. Oh. If you want water, that’ll be another $8. It was noisy until well after 2am so maybe not the best for families. The good part was the staff is very nice and welcoming, but it… Read more
From the $49 parking charge to the hidden $25 “hospitality” charge tacked on at the end of your stay, this place will be more expensive than one might think at first. Oh. If you want water, that’ll be another $8. It was noisy until well after 2am so maybe not the best for families. The good part was the staff is very nice and welcoming, but it didn’t quite make up for all the up charges and noise. Just be prepared to give out $100 + more than you anticipated and bring ear plugs if you stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay!

Nov 13, 2019 719lorid

This hotel is in a great location where you can walk to tons of restaurants and bars. It's clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. There's complimentary beer/wine and apps from 5-6 every day. Large, comfortable rooms. Would definitely stay again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service

Nov 8, 2019 Traceycullen15

Hotel was gorgeous, great location, friendly staff, lovely roof top area and very comfortable rooms. Really enjoyed our stay here, wish we could have had longer. Staff were great at recommending stuff to us. Loved that they were so dog friendly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service

Nov 6, 2019 Robin S

My friend and I recently stayed at this hotel, it is in a perfect location and close to transit, Gaslamp etc. We had a small issue with getting incorrect directions and when I mentioned it at the front desk only for feedback purposes (not really a complaint) they made it up to us, which we were not expecting. Above and beyond. All staff super… Read more
My friend and I recently stayed at this hotel, it is in a perfect location and close to transit, Gaslamp etc. We had a small issue with getting incorrect directions and when I mentioned it at the front desk only for feedback purposes (not really a complaint) they made it up to us, which we were not expecting. Above and beyond. All staff super friendly and nice, only negative comment is the hours of their restaurant. We definitely will be back to both San Diego and this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel with very great service; nice rooms; worth the price.

Nov 5, 2019 NYRoz Virginia

The hotel was in a perfection location; walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarters area. Popular area in San Diego known for their many shops and restaurants with a lively vibe. The streets can be a bit grounded, but this is the city. I would definitely stay at the Kimpton again when visiting San Diego