Kimpton Solamar San Diego

435 6th Ave | San Diego, CA 92101  [SEE MAP]San Diego, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

This property features a rooftop pool
Guests must pay a daily resort fee
Marketed to hip business travelers, the Kimpton Solamar San Diego in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is just three blocks from the convention center and a block from Petco Park. The property's convenient location makes it an excellent home base for working guests and sightseers alike. Travelers like the look and feel of the Hotel Solamar, where guest rooms are adorned with dark mahogany furniture, funky patterned accent pieces and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Atelier Bloem bath products. (Plus, members of the IHG Rewards Club can receive perks here, such as $10 credit to the minibar or free Wi-Fi access.) The 235-room hotel also wins points from the pooches – they get to sleep in designer beds just like their pets, ahem owners. Human guests were also pleased with the property's rooftop sun deck and pool, accommodating staff and seafood-centric restaurant, Jsix.
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Location
San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 235 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Fodor's

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On the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, just blocks from dozens of dining and nightlife options, the 10-story Kimpton Solamar San Diego offers convenience along with chic contemporary style. The hotel’s spacious rooftop terrace, which features a pool, fire pits, and a bar, has quite the scene on sunny days and balmy evenings.

Frommer's

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Jsix, the hotel's acclaimed restaurant, just got even better following a massive, $1.5-million overhaul (in early 2014) to its dining room, cocktail program and seasonal American menu.

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There are some great freebies -- a free nightly wine and beer hour, free coffee and tea in the lobby, free newspaper delivery, and free bicycles for exploring the city -- but you'll have to pay for parking, Wi-Fi, and business center services.

Condé Nast Traveler

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Trendy but approachable, this modern hotel features enthusiastic decor and a great location for anyone looking to explore the sights around San Diego.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2286 have reviewed the Kimpton Solamar San Diego, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2286 reviews 4.5 (based on 2286 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The standard rooms take inspiration from San Diego's coastal setting with dark mahogany furniture and bedding and decorations in shades of white and blue. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, honor bars, animal-print terry cloth robes and Frette Italian linens.
  • Daily $25 facilities fee covers Wi-Fi access, bike usage and yoga classes by the pool

Standard room size340 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Kimpton Solamar San Diego is located within the popular Gaslamp Quarter a block west of Petco Park and less than a mile east of Embarcadero Marina Park North.
  • The hotel is about 4 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport
  • Property is 3 miles south of Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo
  • 24-hour valet parking ($49 or $34 for hybrid vehicles)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Kimpton Solamar San Diego features two dining spots. Jsix serves American farm-to-table cuisine with a New England influence while the Upper East Bar dishes out small plates and cocktails in a trendy, casual atmosphere on the pool terrace.
  • Daily "SoCal hour" with complimentary local craft beers and seasonal cocktails from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • In-room dining and private dining are available

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The hotel offers a fourth-floor sun deck that includes a small heated pool and terrace alongside a trendy pool bar. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, fire pits and private cabanas.
  • Open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily
  • Upper East Bar, the poolside bar, offers small bites and craft cocktails
  • Heated year-round
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Kimpton Solamar San Diego doesn't have a specified spa area but offers in-room spa services. Treatments include hot stone massages, couples massages and various body wraps.
  • IHG rewards members receive a $30 discount

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The hotel has a small fitness center with basic equipment like treadmills, weight machines and free weights, but if you want a full workout experience you can also buy a discounted day pass to Fit Athletic, four blocks east of the hotel. In addition, some complimentary cruiser bikes are available.
  • Yoga mats and yoga channel in-room
  • Poolside yoga classes
  • Full-day bicycle rental and tours available through a third party
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

It's not all pool parties at the Kimpton Solamar San Diego: The hotel offers a total of 14,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The largest indoor space, the Cortez Ballroom, can accommodate up to 375 people for a standing reception. Audiovisual equipment and tech support are available, and in true sunny San Diego fashion, meeting spaces are flooded with natural light.
  • Catering available from Jsix restaurant

Number of meeting rooms10

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Kimpton Solamar San Diego loves pets of all kinds and welcomes them without any added fees. The hotel also provides water bowls, pet beds and many other amenities for your companions.
  • Many pet-friendly eateries in the area
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

You can tie the knot in the bright San Diego sun at the hotel's outdoor terrace which features views of the San Diego skyline. Hotel Solamar can also accommodate up to 240 seated guests in its six indoor ballrooms.
  • Staff is available to help plan the ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinners and all other wedding festivities

Maximum wedding guest capacity240

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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