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Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A complimentary daily social features local craft brews and wines from 5-6 p.m., and the hotel has free bikes on which to explore town
  • The hotel is pet-friendly and goes above and beyond for four-legged friends, including offering designer dog beds
  • Upper East Bar -- the hotel's rooftop terrace -- is a great pick for poolside lounging or enjoying cocktails with a view of the Gaslamp Quarter all day
  • Over 100 restaurants and entertainment venues are located within 5 miles of the hotel

"Their social hour was fun and their bed was amazingly comfortable."
Feb 17, 2019 - Anaheim, CA, USA
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The Kimpton Solamar is located between the East Village and the Gaslamp Quarter, packed with a buzzing nightlife scene, great restaurants and the city's best shopping. Catch a Padres' game at Petco Park and stroll to the bay front for views of Coronado Island.

Travelers will feel right at home in the comfy, yet chic, rooms with calm lighting, Italian Frette linens and yoga mats. Bonus perks include complimentary bike rentals and an evening social hour with craft beers and wines from 5-6 p.m. daily.

Conde Nast Traveler indicates, "Every staff member gets a gold star, but reception and housekeeping are tops" and highlight the lobby as "trendy but approachable."

Jsix, the on-site Californian restaurant, is highly acclaimed by locals and visitors alike and is regularly included in Zagat lists, such as San Diego's Best for Farm-to-Table.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request and in king bed rooms only: $25 (subject to tax) per night.
Extra person charge is $25 (subject to tax), per person, per night. 
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Pets are welcome at the hotel with no restriction on types or size.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $20 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes:

  • Upgraded WiFi throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices (regularly $14.99)
  • Yoga classes on the pool deck (contact us for a schedule)
  • Printing and copying services (up to 50 pages)
  • Unlimited local and long-distance phone calls

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $49 (subject to tax), per day, with in and out privileges. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(60 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Solamar, San Diego (CA) (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Their social hour was fun and their bed was amazingly comfortable.
Other Comments
Their shower needs some work. Their shower is super hard to turn the knobs and switch it to the shower head. There are also no coffee machines in the rooms but they will provide one if you ask. Not sure If there's a fee.
Jannet Feb 17, 2019 Anaheim, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and attention to detail provided by the entire staff
Todd Jan 27, 2019 Indio, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and great location!
Other Comments
Friendly, helpful staff. Enjoyed the morning coffee bar and afternoon social!
Andrea Jan 14, 2019 Bellevue, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pet friendly in a GREAT CITY!!
Other Comments
Hot Cocoa Bar during Christmas is a fun touch!!
Angela Dec 28, 2018 San Clemente, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything about our stay was fantastic. The lobby, room, pool area, happy hour, staff, everything went above and beyond expectations! This was an amazing value and we would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Abby Nov 26, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Their knowledge of the meaning of the term 'customer service'. Beautiful décor, ambiance. Friendly staff -- both two legged and four. Daily happy hour. Location -- convenient to Petco Park, convention center, Gaslamp Quarter.
Ann Aug 30, 2018 Glendora, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
If you what you want is to explore downtown, this is a prime location. That’s about it. The rooms are okay, but nothing that would make it stand out from the next hotel.
Other Comments
Their check-in time is 4 pm, which I already think is ridiculous, considering their check-out time is still 11 am. Well on top of this, they didn’t have my room ready until 4:30 pm, which was completely inconvenient. They advertise their roof top pool as a highlight, because of their bar, but the Pool is incredibly small and there are only a few lounge chairs around it. The beer selection at the Pool bar is laughable, considering it is SD, and that just downstairs at JSix, the beer list on draft is superb. And to add insult to injury, it costs $49 to park there overnight ... PER NIGHT.
Jeannette Aug 27, 2018 Burbank@, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance, service, location
ray Aug 25, 2018 laquinta, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was friendly and great location
Other Comments
Room was great but wish the A/C would have been cooler for sleeping. Room was a bit warm at night
Melissa Aug 22, 2018 Fort Mill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was right in the heart of the Gaslamp area, which made it easy access to all the restaurants, etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooftop pool/bar was fun!
Other Comments
The rooms were a little dated and dark. We had a room with apatio on the 4th floor which was great but , the windows and patio furniture needed attention .
madeline Aug 21, 2018 Fresno, CA, USA

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