Kimpton Solamar Hotel

San Diego, USA

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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel!

May 16, 2022 thrashx6 Long Beach, California

We came for a weekend away with another couple... Hotel was very clean, nice and staff is very friendly and helpful. Valet parking only but they are super quick even when busy. We loved the roof top bar and firepits enjoyed a few hours on a friday night and not to busy we found plenty of seating to choose from. Food was really delicious and priced… Read more
We came for a weekend away with another couple... Hotel was very clean, nice and staff is very friendly and helpful. Valet parking only but they are super quick even when busy. We loved the roof top bar and firepits enjoyed a few hours on a friday night and not to busy we found plenty of seating to choose from. Food was really delicious and priced reasonably and bar staff was super friendly and bubbly. Pool is small but nice we enjoyed having cocktails while relaxing in water. We came at 3:00 and no where to sit right by pool but we didnt mind as we just wanted to be in water. Met a lot of people in the pool it was a fun day! Lobby area was nice and we enjoyed relaxing every morning with complimentary coffee . Over all it was a great stay and right in middle of restaurants and bars so plenty of places to eat in walking distance. Recommend Lou and Mickeys steak house a few blocks away it was amazing food and cocktails a little pricey but worth it! Our waiter was Glen and he was awesome and very knowledgeble. Only negative for hotel was our shower door was coming off hinge and not lining up correctly with glass wall so it kept getting stuck on me and took me several tries to open to get out. They had someone come to fix while we were out of room but it still was not correctly alligned and I got stuck again for 5 minutes trying to get out.. Not a big deal but it could be a lawsuit if that door breaks its glass so could really hurt someone if it falls while your in shower and $55 a day to valet car (only option) so a bit pricey addition to fees but most hotels charge a resort fee now so it was expected. We would definetely return loved this hotel and it was better than what I had anticipated. We stay at a lot of hotels and I am very picky and do a lot of research before booking so was not sure what to expect since our first time there but this place was amazing! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Central hotel, nice roof top bar.

May 14, 2022 gail h Brighton, United Kingdom

Central area and comfortable hotel. It would have been nice to have a coffee/tea maker in the room. However, the coffee cart opens at 7am and I managed to get myself together sufficiently to use it. No breakfast included but there is an attached restaurant/cafe next door. Roof top bar next to pool is a nice area. No night time noise when we… Read more
Central area and comfortable hotel. It would have been nice to have a coffee/tea maker in the room. However, the coffee cart opens at 7am and I managed to get myself together sufficiently to use it. No breakfast included but there is an attached restaurant/cafe next door. Roof top bar next to pool is a nice area. No night time noise when we were staying. Easy 15 min stroll to the waterfront. Trolly tour stops one block away. Read less
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May 9, 2022 briancU684XF

This was our second time staying at this hotel this past year. We loved it. The pool area is nice, housekeeping on point and the entire staff is friendly. My favorite person there is Emilio, who is one of the lot attendants.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good!

May 9, 2022 Alinesveira

It's a good hotel, for sure. I enjoyed the stay. Some points to mention here: the great food, good structure, good service. It's also well located. Good neighborhood. You can go walk to some nice restaurants and pubs. So, yeah, I recommend it.
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May 7, 2022 pedrodA1957HO

This is by far the only hotel we enjoy staying in . We visit San diego multiple times a year always stay here. Pool area and bar are nice. Great rooms clean staff is great. Close to everything in Downtown