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Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 435 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
154 out of 154
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 9, 2010

Solamar-Gaslamp Quarter

Everyone was nice, room was comfortable, location was excellent. Wish they would have vacuumed atleast twice during our 4-night stay. (carpet was dark navy) Also, wish there was an exhaust fan in the bathroom...steamy shower left the bathroom damp for a while. But overall, very nice hotel. Valet guys were just the nicest and loved seeing dogs so welcomed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Smith, AR
Jul 5, 2010

Nice Hotel near Gaslamp district

Great location if you like to be near restuarants, the convention center, baseball park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

A lot of nightlife, entertainment is within walking distance of the hotel.

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Georgia
Jul 4, 2010

Peaceful environment

very restful, friendly/accomodating staff, and top-notch amenities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

short walk to Seaport Village and many restaurants in Gaslamp District

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia
Jul 1, 2010

"Very comfortable atmosphere"

I was a bit surprised and taken back to find that "Parking" ($35 a day) for a guest spending a week in the hotel would be so expensive. I only wish I had know it before renting a car for the week. It's not like one would expect to come to San Diego and not consider driving to other locations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
traveling_demon
Business
Seattle, WA
Jun 27, 2010

Nice hotel, a bit expensive

I was a bit surprised by the price - I thought more would be included for the money, instead everything is extra - parking, snacks, etc. There is complimentary coffee in the AM and wine in the PM, but you can save your money and stay at another hotel right across the street, and you get free breakfast there...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
pittsburgh PA
May 17, 2010

good hotel

work

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Realtor Jim
Business
Boise, Idaho
May 11, 2010

Great couple get away

Great location, very clean comfortable rooms. Great staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
joiephilly
Business
Philadelphia, PA
May 9, 2010

As Expected...

The hotel was nice, clean and efficiently run. Free coffee and tea every morning in the lobby and free wine/beer at night during happy hour. Perfect location in the Gaslamp - blocks from the convention center, and only a $12 taxi ride from the airport. The staff is on the young side and not the most client-oriented. One front desk woman in particular was mildly condescending when asked various questions ranging from locations of certain restaurants to where the closest drug store was. Sort of ironic, as the word "like" surfaced in her sentences more frequently than actual nouns or verbs. On Friday nights, the place turns into a club of sorts and passed out drunk people were peppering the hallways - a little disconcerting if you are there with young children. However, in the hotel's defense, when we made a phone call from our room regarding said sleepers, the staff thanked us profusely and it was handled quickly and quietly. The "fitness center" had two treadmills, one elliptical and some dumbbells. A little surprising given the fact we are in downtown San Diego and not a European B&B. If nothing else, a day pass to any one of the multiple gyms that are nearby would have been a much better and classier option. Overall, I would stay here again for the location, cleanliness and price. NOT a luxury hotel, but it sufficed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of good-to-great restaurants within walking distance.

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. Healthcare IT
Business
Detroit, MI
Apr 22, 2010

Exquisite Hotel

The staff of this hotel are wonderful. They are kind, very helpful, courteous, and it's very obvious that they interested in your having a great stay at the hotel. Was a tad disappointed that there was a charge for use of the internet, but that didn't impact my enjoyment of the hotel. Be prepared, the patio is quite lively and you will probably hear the exuberant guests from your room, again, this didn't negatively impact my stay. There is a complimentary wine hour everyday from 5-6 and yes, they refil your glass and that's complimentary too : ) There is also a complimentary coffee bar every morning. Love this hotel. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

TONs of night life is within walking distance; the hotel is located smack in the middle of the Gaslamp district. Lots of places to eat and shop. Best location for a hotel!

Review of Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY,NY
Apr 4, 2010

Great place to stay but pricey

The hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpful. We rented a car witch was not needed because everything is right outside the hotels front door. And if it wasn't it was a cheap cab ride away. Breakfast was expencive in the hotel the Broken Yolk is less then a block away and has great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Alot of good places to eat try as many as you can.

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