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4.3 out of 5

"Unbelievable location and staff is amazing! The restaurants around here are truly amazing!!! " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 31 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near San Diego Zoo

Downtown San Diego stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego hotel, you'll find Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village and Balboa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features an indoor pool, a health club, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate complimentary bicycles and in-room childcare. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

Boasting comforts like Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include DVD players, free newspapers, and in-room massages.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$273* Per night/room 28 Feb. - 29 Feb.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (SPA)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite (Solstice)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Corner (Masters)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Skyline)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Corner (SPA)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Solamar ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Solamar

Everyone (12) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Sep. 2019 by Anna

Thank you for the five star review! We hope you'll come back again soon! Anna Young Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Unbelievable location and staff is amazing! The restaurants around here are truly amazing!!!

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2019 by Anna

Looks like you had an amazing time with us here at Hotel Solamar! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We love our team, and we're so happy you do too. Come back to see us anytime! PS - Great photo!! Anna Young Assistant Front Office Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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31 Dec. 2018 by Anna

Thanks for those five stars! Come on back anytime! Anna Young Assistant Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
We had a great 4-night stay at the Kimpton Solamar for a spring break getaway and to attend opening weekend of baseball! Our room (a Deluxe King) was comfortable and quiet, the perfect spot to rest and sleep while enjoying San Diego's Gaslamp area. The location was ideal, less than 2 blocks from Petco Park, an easy 1-mile walk to the Embarcadero waterfront and USS Midway museum, and surrounded by an almost unlimited choice of restaurants, pubs, shopping, and street life. This area of San Diego was clean, safe, and bustling with lots of activity and very friendly people. The rooftop pool and bar area was a great spot to unwind at the end of the day. Two very minor improvements that would have made things even better: the sink was very slow to drain, and one day when we returned to our room at 3pm it had not yet been serviced for clean towels. I really liked the daily texts asking if there were any issues that needed to be addressed, and the lobby staff was exceptionally cordial as well. The next time we visit San Diego we will definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on 2 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr. 2018 by Anna

Thank you so much for the review, Michael! We're happy you got to enjoy our Padres - even if it wasn't a winning streak, at least you were close to home when the game was over! We appreciate the feedback, and we'll make sure to follow up with the appropriate departments so we don't repeat the issues next time you come to stay. We hope that will be sooner rather than later! Anna Young Manager on Duty Kimpton Solamar

4 out of 5

Nice

Great hotel downtown San Diego. The location is within walking distance to restaurants and nightlife. Wonderful pool area on 4th floor.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan. 2018 by Anna

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us soon! Anna Young Manager on Duty Hotel Solamar - a Kimpton Hotel

5 out of 5

Love it, nice folks

Pros: Location
Cons: Earlier room cleaning
Location: Gas light / little Italy / beach
Quiet, tastefull & very comfortable Great bedding & bath

Posted by , from vancouver on 18 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jul. 2017 by Marissa

Thank you so much for your feedback Lauren & Rich! Please let us know what time you would like your room serviced next time so it's more convenient for you. Hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

Great hotel

I had a great stay the city is a little loud at night.

Posted by , from Charlotte North Carolina on 15 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar. 2017 by Marissa, Front Office Manager

Thank you for response. Make sure to ask for a room facing inside the hotel on your next visit to avoid any street noise. Hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5

SMALL ROOM ....PRICEY

Pros: CLEAN.....
Cons: PRICE/TO SMALL FOR THE PRICE......
Location: LOCATION GREAT THE MOST I LIKE ABOUT IT.......PETCO PARK/GASLAMP......BAY AREA.../SHOPPING CENTERS
NICE ROOM......NO COFFE MACHINES,,,,,LOTS OF EXTRA CHARGES.....AND TO SMALL FOR ME....BUT NICE AND CLEAN......TRAVALOCITY SAID DVD IN ROOM THEY SAID NO DVD BUT WILL GIVE YOU ONE CAUSE TRAVLEOCITY PAGE.....IT.....

Posted by , from SAN DIEGO on 12 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct. 2016 by Justin- AGM

Hello JARETER, Thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a nice clean room and enjoyed our location. Our rooms have actually a little bit more square footage then most downtown hotels. We have coffee makers and DVD players upon request so just give us a shout next time and we'll deliver!

5 out of 5

Perfect stay

Pros: location, friendly staff, pet friendly, comfortable
Cons: shower was a little leaky
Location: lots of restaurants, bars, a mall, marina, close driving to beaches, seaworld, etc.
The entire staff was helpful and gracious from the valet to the front desk to the maid service. They had a pet bowl and and pet bed ready for my dog at check in. The bed was comfortable, the room was gorgeous with an excellent view. The hotel provided coffee in the morning in the cozy lobby and the location was perfect, right in the heart of the gaslamp district and very walkable to all the restaurants, bars and sites. My dog and I had a great time and will definitely return to this hotel.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on 29 Nov. 2015

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4 out of 5

Halloween in downtown San Diego, great fun.

The Solamar was in the center of the Monster Bash in downtown San Diego. Thousands of great costumes on parade.

Posted by , from Tucson on 4 Nov. 2015

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Property Features

Hotel Solamar offers its guests an indoor pool, a health club, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 5009 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Solamar. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Hotel Solamar was completed in January 2016. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 5009 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Gaslamp Quarter Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Guest accommodations at Hotel Solamar offer DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 55-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

JSix Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Upper East Bar - This poolside restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 28.18 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Solamar
  • Solamar
  • Solamar Hotel
  • Solamar San Diego
  • Hotel Solamar Hotel
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel
  • Hotel Solamar San Diego
  • Hotel Solamar Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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