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Kimpton Solamar Hotel

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff were uniformly friendly. I've never experienced that at a hotel before. They were very helpful. Hotel has a somewhat funky, retro design theme that I came to appreciate the more I explored it. Enjoyed the rooftop pool and bar area too.

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

I've gotta say Jnny2good, I'm lovin this review! I have mixed emotions about your opening line because 1. it makes me sad you've not experienced this before but 2. I'm glad you experienced this with us! So happy to see you enjoyed the design and I can't wait to have you back when our pool refresh is complete with all...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not quite sure if I can even begin to express how amazing my stay at the Solamar was! As soon as I arrived the valet attendant (I believe his name was David) greeted me with a warm welcome. Q checked me in fast and efficiently and answered any questions I had about the property. Unfortunately, my car battery had...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

So much happiness! Rebecca M- what a gorgeous review! I’m so glad we exceeded your expectations and I can't thank you enough for your kind words about the team. What a lousy situation to be in with the flat tire! I'm so glad the team was able to help sort that out for you. We have some true gems on...

Burbank, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay and were pleasantly surprised by our room, staff, location, and amenities! We want to give a special shout out to, "Q" at the front desk who went above and beyond during our stay. He made us feel right at home and personally brought a gift and card up to our room for our son to wish...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

This is by far one of my favorite title lines to a review! Thank you so much for paying us the ultimate compliment of being your new "go-to hotel" Philkep! I’m so glad you had such an amazing time while you were here and that Q made such an impact on your stay. I hope your son had fun in...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Terrific hotel in the Gaslamp district. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. You can't beat the complimentary happy hour, staffed by Elena. She really made us feel special & looked after during our stay. Will definitely stay here again.

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I’m so glad you had such a great time here at the Solamar! We are fortunate to be a sweet spot right in the middle of the action with access to everything you need. Your words regarding Elena were so sweet, we will be sure to recognize her for taking such great care...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are very comfortable, well lite, big bathrooms with great towels, safes in room, free wifi in room, coffee bar in morning in lobby,beautiful pool area, and dog friendly. The complimentary happy hour is fun - friendly other guests and a great way to relax .

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

sheilahsi, you've just made my day! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Your review is so sweet and I appreciate you highlighting all the wonderful things that Solamar has to offer. I hope you come back to visit again soon. Cheers! Shannon

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for the first time for a business meeting. My room was very nice and the conference room for our meeting was comfortable and just the right size for our group. The staff at the hotel is very friendly and accommodating. Tim at the front desk was a huge help with taking care of a last...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is short, sweet and to the point Lynne T! Thank you so much for the glowing review! I could not be happier to see that Tim was able to take care of those last minute needs you had, he's such a great member of our team and I'm glad you experienced that first hand. It sounds like you...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in several Kimpton properties and I would rate this one in the middle in terms of amenities, decor, etc. The rooms, although recently remodeled, remain average compared to some of the other Kimpton properties. The pool area was a nice respite and our server poolside was very friendly and prompt, which we appreciated. The location is likely...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks travelgal1220 for choosing us and for taking time to write a review about your visit. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed the pool deck and that the server took such great care of you up there. I'm sorry that you felt the rooms were just average compared to some other Kimpton's. I'd love to know what you would...

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is nice. Prior to my stay Eric was amazing at assisting me in what room would work the best and answered all of my questions. The staff is attentive and warm and we felt very welcomed from the minute we arrived. Q at the front desk was fantastic. Our room was lovely. It felt huge. We were on...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Boopbabe23 – first off, thank you for the love! I’m truly delighted to hear how impressed you were with Eric prior to your arrival and Q once you arrived to the property. It sounds like overall you had a great stay and I couldn't be happier to see that. Thank you for the candid feedback in regards to the areas...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit and service was great! Appreciated the good restaurant recommendations from the front desk staff. Got the corner room on the 10th floor overlooking Petco park which was a bonus. The huge bathroom and super deep bathtub was awesome. Special shout out for Tina who was our room attendant who left us personal notes each day after servicing...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

I can’t thank you enough jadoc for your glowing review! We have an incredible team here that genuinely cares about every guest that walks through our doors and I am beyond thrilled that you experienced it firsthand with Tina. I will be sure to recognize her for taking such wonderful care of you. Thanks so much for taking time to...

Simi Valley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice hotel. The location was excellent and it was easy to get to restaurants and gaslamp district. The fourth floor had a nice pool and bar that was open till late at night. The only problem we had was being awakened at 2 o'clock in the morning by the people next to us. I don't know...

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Shannon F, General Manager at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write about your recent visit joydoesski, love the username by the way! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. I'm glad the bar was to your liking, we just finished construction up there and can't wait to unveil our new lounge very soon. I'm very sorry to hear about those pesky...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the apex of cosmopolitan downtown San Diego, the boutique Kimpton Hotel Solamar lounges between the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, trendy East Village and stunning San Diego Convention Center. These vibrant neighborhoods complement the luxury hotel's coastal cool décor and personable service. Home to the sassy rooftop LOUNGEsix and adjacent Jsix restaurant, Hotel Solamar is also moments from PETCO Ballpark, San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and miles of beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Address: 435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: $305 - $711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Solamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 235
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Diego
Hotel Solamar San Diego
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Diego
#7 Business Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#13 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#17 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“LOVED the 10th floor corner spa rm facing petco park. Amazing tub, windows, & view.”
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  • amazing spa tub in corner spa bathroom
  • closet and safe in corner spa room
  • corner spa room
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  • super comfy king bed in corner spa room.
  • city view from 10th floor corner spa room.
  • nice couch in 10th floor corner spa room.
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“Avoid room 717 it has been flooded and may need a mold remediation.”
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“Higher floors, better views of downtown”
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“Upper floors probably cut down on traffic noise.”
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  • Sunset view from 8th floor room
 of 5 bubbles MaudraS, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“10th floor rooms facing west, overlooking the 4th floor rooftop pool. Avoid rooms facing Island Ave”
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