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4.9 out of 5

"Overall our stay was great. Nice hotel, friendly staff. Located perfectly for easy access to shops and restaurants. I got a suite with what thought w ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 17 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Petco Park

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 a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the health club, bar/lounge, and rooftop terrace.

WiFi, LCD TVs

Boasting comforts like Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, the 235 guestrooms also offer WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. DVD players, room service, and free newspapers are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$157* Per night/room 30 Oct. - 31 Oct.

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, Accessible, 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

Solamar San Diego ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 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 Solamar San Diego

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Overall our stay was great. Nice hotel, friendly staff. Located perfectly for easy access to shops and restaurants. I got a suite with what thought was pool access but the gate from our patio to the pool was locked for security reasons, I understand. However I think they should invest in a key entry for the gate. A hotel at this caliber and booking a suite I would expect access to the pool directly from our room. Other than that my wife and I like the hotel. We would definitely come back. Maybe just not get a suite by the pool.

Posted by , from San Diego California on 17 Jul. 2020

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20 Jul. 2020 by Johanne

Hi David, Thank you for your feedback and understanding of our pool security measures. I'll relay your suggestion to management and hope we can allow access to the pool from the suites in the future. I am glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2020

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9 Mar. 2020 by Liza

We appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you soon at the Solamar! Liza Kostina Front Office Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Aug. 2019

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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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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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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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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!

Property Features

Solamar San Diego offers its guests an outdoor pool, a health club, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 14000 square feet (1301 square meters) and includes conference space. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Solamar San Diego. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Solamar San Diego was completed in January 2016. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 235 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 14000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1301 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • 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)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (5.7 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

Solamar San Diego offers 235 accommodations with 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, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 20.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Food and water bowls are available

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 may be 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). For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

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)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 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
  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel
  • Solamar San Diego Hotel
  • Solamar San Diego San Diego
  • Solamar San Diego Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 8:00 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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