Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This chic Gaslamp Quarter hotel was awarded a spot in Fodor's 100 World's Best Hotels in 2014
  • Caters to younger clientele with Vegas-style parties on the rooftop pool deck
  • A complimentary daily social features local craft brews and wines from 5-6 p.m. and the hotel has free bikes to explore town
  • Rooms here aren't as plush as most in the Kimpton chain, but very comfortable with a pillow menu, fluffy robes and reasonably-priced mini-bar items

"Stylishly urban and sophisticated" -- Frommer's

80% (25 Member Ratings)

"Nice, clean hotel in a good location however a bit pricey for the room"
May 16, 2016
New York, NY, United States


Map & Directions

This hotel is 15 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $25 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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The Hotel Solamar is placed in the midst of 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 bayfront for views of Coronado Island.

On weekends the hotel caters to an under 30's clientele with Vegas-style parties on the rooftop pool deck. Expect to hear noise when this crowd returns at 2 a.m. from a night out on the town.

Midweek business travelers will feel right at home in the comfortable sea-themed rooms with calm lighting, Italian Frette linens, a pillow menu, yoga kits and in-room spa services.  

Bonus perks include complimentary bike rentals and a evening social hour with craft beers and wines from 5-6 p.m. daily. Kimpton Karma Rewards members receive free Wi-Fi at the hotel (it's free to sign up). 

Of all the amenities, Conde Nast Traveler touts the friendly staff as this hotel's best attribute with their "ultra-laid-back yet efficient attitude which permeates the best of sun-splashed San Diego."

From the press:
  • "Stylishly urban and sophisticated" -- Frommer's
  • "Funky and fun" -- Gayot
  • "Hip style that needn’t break the bank" -- Lonely Planet
  • "Guest rooms reflect this urban escape's mixture of luxury and fun" -- Fodor's
  • "A chic, urban feel, minutes from San Diego's burgeoning Gaslamp Quarter" -- Travel + Leisure



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • 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)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

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: Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 47 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per stay

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

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
  • Destination fee: USD 16.90 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question?

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

25 Member Reviews
(80% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Nice, clean hotel in a good location however a bit pricey for the room
Sarah May 16, 2016 New York, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: It was very close to everything i wanted to go to
Angel Feb 01, 2016 Inglewood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The wine reception. The servers were polite, friendly and professional
madeline Sep 18, 2015 Tujunga, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Convenience
Chiye Sep 10, 2015 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location
Other Comments: Loved the place and the staff were pleasant and helpful...
Debbie Sep 08, 2015 Vista, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location was fantastic and staff was very helpful, especially with having a room ready for a super early check in.
Jannet Aug 24, 2015 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location
Other Comments: We celebrated a special wedding anniversary and Solamar sent up a nice bottle of champagne and a card. Very nice!
Doug Aug 20, 2015 Riverside, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location. Great staff. Great hotel
Susan Aug 18, 2015 Long Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Service from front desk to housekeeping was friendly and top notch. Cool vibe, great decor and fun happy hour, no complaints.
Other Comments: Great place to stay for couples.
Marc Aug 09, 2015 Irvine, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, wine/cocktail hour in lobby. size of room.
Other Comments: service was just ok, not especially warm or friendly. compared to other Kimpton properties, this one didn't have as much personality or charm. amenities (bath products, for example) were 'nice enough' but not anything to get excited about. parking is outrageously expensive at $45 a night - especially considering there's much more affordable parking close by within walking distance. the pool area was OK - water was kind of cloudy and there's not a lot of space/chairs for sunbathing.
Malcolm Jul 29, 2015 Los Angeles, CA, United States

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