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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

"Great location in Gas Lamp District and super close to Petco Ballpark!"
Aug 15, 2019 - Riverside, 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 $15 (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: Valet service fee: $49 plus tax per night.
A resort/facility fee of $25 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.

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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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(79 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
Great location in Gas Lamp District and super close to Petco Ballpark!
james Aug 15, 2019 Riverside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel is updated and rooms are very spacious. Bathrooms were a little small but otherwise the rooms were great. Great coffee bar in the lobby every morning, specialty coffee for purchase but regular coffee was free as well as iced tea and lemonade and a water station in the afternoons. Happy hour in the lobby was great as well. The restaurant wasnt open all the time so that was a little wierd, didnt really eat there because we didnt know when they would be open or closed. The bar by the pool was great, happy hour deals were really good. Very close to PetCo park if you are going to a ball game and within walking distance to all the restaurants in the gaslamp district.
Elizabeth Aug 06, 2019 Pebble Beach, CA, USA
Other Comments
The room didn’t have my wash cloths - I found that to be kind of odd.
Rebecca Jul 24, 2019 Beaumont, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Reed, The front desk manager was excellent in following up with us. She was very responsive & accommodating. We really appreciated her follow through & her effort in providing us with outstanding customer service. Page at the front desk was exceptionally professional & friendly.
Eleanor Jul 17, 2019 Palm Springs, CA, USA
Other Comments
I booked 2 rooms and when I got there they said I had 3 rooms. They weren't helpful at all. I had to do all the legwork myself to clear it up. Then they said they would text me when room was available. I recieved text and when I came back, they said text was a mistake.
Frances Jul 17, 2019 Diamond Bar, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
After telling the manager about our mattress that was dipping on the middle, we switched rooms and were upgraded to a deluxe room that was just perfect. Everyone was so helpful and lovely - From the house cleaners to the front desk staff to Anna, our favorite manager. Will definitely stay again!
Stamie Jul 09, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff is amazing. Excellent service. Beautiful hotel. Several great restaurants close by.
Sheila Jul 04, 2019 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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

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