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Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is a stylish hotel with a pleasant modern vibe, but I also like to be able to get some sleep at a hotel. A nearby bar plays loud music with a heavy base until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. I think its the same kind of music the CIA plays for several hours to get its prisoners...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to review the property and my apologies for your lack of sleep that night. I realize it doesn't do much good now, although we do want our guests to get a comfortable nights sleep. We are in a downtown urban environment on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter so weekends certainly are lively...

Rijeka
Reviewed 14 August 2012

At first glance from the outside can not be said to be an attractive hotel. But the interior lobby is beautifully decorated and provides guests a sign of how they will feel in this hotel very comfortable. Although we had to wait so they could enter the room even though we arrived around 2 in the afternoon everything was right....

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your 5 star review!!! Yes, our location is ideal, with so many activities, restaurants and venues within walking distance. I happy we didn't show you too much on the outside of the building, so we can surprise you with the inside the way we did. Thanks for your stay!

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 13 August 2012

These guys kick service up a notch. Great amenities too! Sign up for the free "In Touch" rewards program and you get free wi-fi. Plus at 5pm every night there is a hosted wine hour in the lobby (also free). And it's good wine too! Check out the pool & bar on the roof. Also it is located right in...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

JEFFRO - We love our Arizona guests in the summertime (most times really :) ) and I'm thrilled you had a great experience with us. We have a nice modern property, yet realize it's ALL ABOUT Service, and the way our guests are treated during their stays. It makes all the difference to me when I travel. Thanks for your...

Manchester, UK
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel as our last destination after travelling along the coast from San Francisco to San Diego. On arrival we were greated by the valets who were very friendly and helpful (and remained so throughout our stay). Unfortunately the receptionist who checked us in was not quite so friendly (no smile)or efficient. Anyway we were given our...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ali-Manchester - thank you so much for the 4 star review. So sorry so hear about an unfriendly agent at the front desk, and I assure you it's a rarity, because that team up there is usually a happy bunch and all smiles. Friendliness is one of the simplest things we can do, although we unfortunately missed on it...

San Diego
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We just returned from a wonderful stay. The hotel is fabulous. Modern, clean, well appointed rooms and bath, comfy bed. Great staff from the bell boys to the front desk staff. We want to thank Ashley and the front desk staff for making our anniversary celebration special. Thanks! The hotel is a great location so convenient to so many restaurants...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

SDSpartan - we didn't want you to leave either!!!! Thank you for a great review and it's fun to see local San Diegans even enjoying Solamar. We don't have a jacquzzi at our pool, although on your next stay reserve a King Spa room or our Masters Suite, which have their own huge Fuji soaking tub, with JETS! It's amazing....

Reviewed 7 August 2012 via mobile

Nice bottle of red on arrival to help us celebrate our birthdays while we were there. Thank you Hotel Solamar! Staff were just amazing (particularly my curly haired sister on reception and the valet attendants!) - nothing was too much trouble and the little extras  made it all very special. Great roof top pool - the only downer being we...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Tanya for your amazing review and I am happy our team helped you enjoy a wonderful stay! I also love you "home away from home" comment, because that is our ultimate goal for every guest and it's rewarding to hear when we accomplish it! Thanks again and we hope to see you back in the future.

Tucson, AZ
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We really enjoyed our stay and will likely stay here again next time we're in San Diego. Hotel is excellent but for a few nit picks. Right on the edge of Gaslamp makes for easy dining & entertainment options. Staff was great as we've come to expect from Kimpton. We love the pet friendliness, even though we left our pup...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Aron+Michelle for a nice review and for choosing to stay with Solamar. I'm glad you noticed the ceiling fans in the guest cooridors, as that was once of my favorite things when I first began working at the Hotel. I enjoyed the motion in the hallways, and it seems so relaxing as you approach your room. I also...

Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 2 August 2012

True to Kimpton standards & themes, the Solamar provides a very enjoyable stay with excellent service. The neighborhood is alive and convenient - this is a great location for a San Diego stay. The eclectic art throughout the hotel has a San Diego bend. Rooms are nicely furnished with a very comfortable bed, but could have used some more pillows...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

I absolutely loved reading your review... thank you so much! You said it all so well. Thank you as well for being a Kimpton fan, it's an amazing company to work at, and I'm thrilled that our hotel and staff outwardly represent us well. See you again soon I hope.

Toronto
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I visited San Diego for the very first time in July when I met up with some friends to go to Comic-Con. One friend and I arrived a day earlier than the rest of our group (which we were going to be staying with at another property), so she found an awesome Hotwire deal that placed us at the Solamar...

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Littlesong, can I just hire you as my Marketing expert? :) I enjoyed reading your review as you said it so well. Thank YOU for choosing Solamar for your stay and thank you for your amazing review!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Pros: The hotel is pet friendly and the staff is very friendly. The 4th Floor pool/bar area has great views of the Ball Park, comfortable seating, fire pits at night. The decor throughout the hotel is serene and elegant. The rooms are fresh, the beds are fluffy and extremely comfortable, the bathroom has fantastic lightening and a great shower head....

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Eric M, Director of Sales at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Awesome review Lindsay.... THANK YOU! I particularly enjoyed reading your "Cons" list. 5 star reviews sure make Mondays that much more fun! Thanks again, and we hope to see you back with us next time the Gaslamp calls for you.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the apex of cosmopolitan downtown San Diego, the boutique Kimpton Hotel Solamar lounges between the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, trendy East Village and stunning San Diego Convention Center. These vibrant neighborhoods complement the luxury hotel's coastal cool décor and personable service. Home to the sassy rooftop LOUNGEsix and adjacent Jsix restaurant, Hotel Solamar is also moments from PETCO Ballpark, San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and miles of beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7007
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: £159 - £390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Diego
Hotel Solamar San Diego
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Diego
#7 Business Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#13 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
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