Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Kimpton Solamar Hotel

18 reviews
Ranked #13 in San Diego hotels
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435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Other attractions include San Diego Zoo.

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Hotel Solamar a Kimpton Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The property hosts a complimentary evening reception. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include facials and body treatments. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Diego property has 9797 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property.

There are 235 guestrooms at Hotel Solamar a Kimpton Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have DVD players and video game consoles. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request a turndown service and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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We like this boutique chain when traveling without kids. Modern and funky design it has a nice vibe. Nightly happy hour with good wine and beer on tap and yummy appetizers. Helpful and pleasant staff.
If you are traveling with pets they get their own happy hour. This was located a few blocks from Petco stadium and the convention center right in the Gaslamp district, very convenient when here for meetings.

Recommended for:Business TravellersLuxury TravellersHipsters

Loved this hotel, beautifully decorated and right in the center of the Gaslamp district's night life! Everything was within walking distance and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
New York City

Wonderful stay. Love the happy hour wine tasting, outdoor spaces and perfect location.

Recommended for:LGBTQLuxury TravellersNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Local from San Diego

Very nice hotel. We live in SD but wanted to visit the hotel after having dinner there. Theres a selfie station just like this one and fruit infused water :)

Recommended for:Business TravellersFamily TravellersLuxury Travellers
Pro 2018
Myrtle Beach

We stayed here because it was close to the downtown wedding we were going to. The decor is very nice. The service is great. All the staff members are very young but personable. They always have water in the lobby. They also have cabanas on the 4th floor with bar service. At night you have to be over 21 to go to the cabanas area. We would definitely come back again!

Recommended for:StudentsLuxury TravellersNightlife Lovers
Local from Oceanside

We arrived and our room wasn't ready. When we came back, it took about 25 minutes for the valet to locate our bags. Our upgraded corner room had a nice view of Petco Park but too bad the windows were so filthy it was hard to appreciate. I saw silverfish in the rather shabby bathroom with peeling wallpaper and a rusty shower. The pool was packed with screaming kids so not the ideal romantic getaway I had in mind. The clincher was the unbelievably rude nasty bartender. I'll never be back.

Recommended for:Business TravellersFamily TravellersNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers

Go to the top floor of Hotel Solamar for a view of San Diego at sunset or evening. Ravish in the outdoors and later treat yourself for a meal at any of the fine restaurants.

Menlo Park

In addition to a central location and the high standards of most Kimptons, the Solamar is a great stop for summer due to its rooftop pool.

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San Luis Obispo

San Diego is full of boutique hotels by the ocean and in the Gaslamp Quarter, the city's busiest nightlife neighborhood. Most of them are overpriced and not especially a good value, but this Kimpton hotel is different. Inside a beautiful red-brick building, the roomy rooms are all done up with earth tones and materials. Lots of free perks for staying here, like an evening happy hour with wine, a 24-hour gym and comped internet access.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersHipsters
Local from San Diego

Hotel Solamar is located downtown San Diego within walking distance to great bars, restaurants, and Petco Park! Their rooftop bar at Jsix has some of the best views downtown!

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBusiness TravellersNightlife Lovers

The hotel has an attractive roof top pool. As part of the Kimpton hotel group, it is also up to the standards of the chain. The rooms are comfortable and there are a lot of little extras.


Location, location, location! I was looking for a hotel that's walking distance to Petco Park, and this was just a block away. A huge plus that it's a Kimpton property. As most Kimptons, service was fantastic, as well as the accommodations.

I had a great room that overlooked the pool which has a lively bar. I can imagine some fun pool parties happening there. The rooms are stylishly decorated and very comfortable.

Be sure to take advantage of the daily hosted wine hour from 5-6pm. It's a nice way to pre-party before heading out for the night.

And of course, the hotel is pet-friendly and there's a 24-hour gym available.

Local from El Cajon

it's my favorite place in the world. it's my reason for wanting to save money the fuji soaking tubs with the view and jets are amazing. u even get a rubber duckie in the tub and you get to raid the bar for 10 dollars on the house as a kimpton member!

Trabuco Canyon

Great service and perfect location. Within walking distance of everything in the Gas Lamp District.


Loved this place, but usually do like Kimpton Hotels. Location was great, in that it was just a block over from the Gaslamp district main drag, but didn't have to worry about noise or traffic. Was also convenient enough to the public transportation as we didn't rent a car.

If you can plan enough ahead, and/or if there are plenty of rooms left, you can get decent rates here. Especially if you can use a AAA discount.

Bonus! They take dogs here, if that matters.


this was the start of my loyalty to kimpton hotels. we stayed here for our honeymoon, and they upgraded us to a room with a spa. we went to the terrace bar for happy hour each evening before heading out to dinner. great drinks at great prices. location is right in the heart of downtown san diego, so we could walk to nearby restaurants without a problem. we can't wait to go back!

Pro 2018
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Internet Access
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services on site
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • In-room massage available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free reception
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
Media & Technology
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 235
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Year Built 2005
  • Express check-out
Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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