"Great Hotel in a Great Location"
Very nice hotel....I will stay again when I am in San DiegoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Appreciate it! Please come see us again soon.
Considering we checked in on the tail end of one of the biggest weekend in downtown San Diego, ComicCon, our stay was flawless!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Hello Chris, What great news and thanks so much for the feedback! Thrilled you enjoyed yourself; you'll have to come back next year for Comic Con. It was quite the show! Have a great summer and come see us again soon.
"Its a shame about the pool"
The hotel was for the most part excellent. There were two major hangups. The pool was absolutely not useable on the weekend. The music was blaring, the alcohol was freely flowing, every square inch of deck area was crammed with mid twenties locals and the pool itself looked like a full sardine can. Very disappointing for the money we spent not to be […] able to just relax by the pool. The second was the noise at night. There is a club just across the street from the hotel. On the weekends it is open till what seemed like 1 or 2 in the morning and despite having the windows and drapes closed we could clearly hear the music blasting from down below. I would probably go back to this hotel but I would stay on the other side of the hotel and would definitely not go on a weekend so I could actually enjoy some of the other facilities which they open to the public. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Hello Pete, Thanks very much for the feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed yourself for the most part and and my apologies for the areas we let you down. We do have our LoungeSIX area open to non-guests, in the same manner of our restaurant Jsix. It's our philosophy that our community can share in the F&B amenities of the hotel. We do want to make sure that our hotel guests are the priority for those spaces so this is great feedback for me to share with our team on the pool deck. Regarding the noise from the Gaslamp, I'd recommend that you request a room overlooking the East Village over 7th Ave. That's the back side of the hotel and a bit quieter than the front. That should be much better for getting a good nights rest! Thanks again and I hope we can welcome you back soon.
"Very central to everything!"
Very nice even though the pool in person does not match the pool in person.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Sorry to hear that! We just had it redone this past April. Let us know how it differs and we'll be glad to make sure that it's accurate. Thanks for joining us and have a great summer.
Great location, friendly staff from the valet to happy hour in the evening. Everyone greeted with a smile, very helpful, my door was always opened for me from any staff member. I love how they V.I.P the pet stay customers. I have two dogs myself, I didn't bring on this trip but wished I did. My fiancee and I will be staying here again. Yelp review soon […] as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you and please come back soon, bring your dog too!
"Nice hotel close proximity to restaurants and shop"
Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our room was the perfect size and the linens were outstanding i definitely would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel That's great to hear! We love hearing feedback about our wonderful team, they're the engine of our success. Come back soon and have a great summer.
I've stayed at other Kimpton hotels in the PNW over the years and this one is just as nice. The staff are friendly and made my stay comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear UC2013. thanks for the great feedback as well as the comments about our team. Have a great summer and please come back.
"Music from the club is so loud!!!"
Overall I was very dissatisfied with my recent stay at the Solamar, probably because I did not get any sleep. The club is located outside on the 4th floor and my room was located on the sixth floor, and needless to say the music played until 3 am. I am not a bitter person who doesn't like to have a good time, but the hotel needs to do a better job of […] balancing the needs of those guests who prefer some sleep with the need to generate revenue with the club. On the positive side staff were friendly and the location was great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks Chris, Appreciate the feedback, I share the concern about ensuring everyone gets a good night's rest. The noise may have been emanating from one of the bars in the area. Our pool lounge shuts the music down by midnight each night as a policy to ensure we don't cause any issues. I do hope you come back and give us another chance, we do have rooms on the back side of the hotel that are a bit quieter.
This is a great hotel for people looking to be in the center of all the activity in San Diego. The music from the pool is very loud, though, so if you are looking for peace and quiet, make sure to get a room that does not face the pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Appreciate the feedback, have a great summer and come back soon.
"View was terrible!"
View was looking out window to pipes in pool area...horrible!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Sorry about that, I hope that you gave the folks at our desk a chance to look into it for you. We want to have every chance to make sure you're comfortable. Please come back soon, and give us another chance!
"Not what I had hoped"
For the price per night, I had expected more. I could have stayed at a cheaper hotel and been just as satisfied. I was right by the ice machine and had to listen to it and people scooping ice all night. The room was trendy, but not great. In a nutshell - really expensive and just ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Sorry about that! I do hope you gave the folks at our Front Desk a chance to make it right. We're always happy to try a room move if possible to keep everyone comfortable. Please come back soon, and give us another chance!
"Great hotel close to most clubs bars and lounges"
Great hotel. Excellent staff - super friendly. Hotel was close to many bars and clubs in downtown. Lounge in hotel amazing! Will definitely come backGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Appreciate the kind words! We love LoungeSIX too so please come back and join us soon. Robert
Rooms were small and somewhst cramped. Not a kid friendly hotel. Pool was nice but geared for the 21 and over crowd.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Hello Haley, Thanks for the feedback about your stay with us. While the crowd you might have seen seemed younger, it may have been reflective of the neighborhood and activities rather than any beliefs on our part. We welcome families, kids, those with pets, everyone really! Hope you can come back soon.
"Nice, but not for us."
First, we didn't get the corner jacuzzi tub room with pool view like we were told we would get. And they couldn't upgrade us because those rooms were all booked. Second, the pool area is mainly a bar with a small pool and no hot tub. Third, be prepared to pay an additional $40/day to park your car at the hotel. (We were not.) Street parking is next […] to impossible. However, it was a clean hotel and the staff was courteous. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast, and it was good. Seemed to be a good hotel for young adults. I didn't see any children. The hotel is dog friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Martha, Thanks for staying with us. I was glad to hear that you enjoyed our design and friendly staff but wanted to apologize for the challenges with the room assignment. Sometimes there's issues with a room from a mechanical standpoint and other times a current guest decides to extend their stay. Not sure what the circumstance were with your particular stay, but it's great feedback for us on how to effectively communicate not only what we can do, but some of the issues that happen when we can't deliver. Hope you give us another chance sometime, so we can show you a better experience.
"Room was dirty"
Was really excited to stay here until I walked in the room. The hotel it self is beautiful but our room on the 9th floor(pet-free) was gross. There was a red stain on the curtains resembling blood. On the bed frame there were TONS of boogers. Bathroom wasnt the cleanest either. Only reason I would stay again is the lounge but its a high chance if I […] do stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Wow, apologies for that! Definitely sounds like we were not at our best and I do want to apologize. Hopefully our team rallied to assist. We'll use the feedback as a learning tool for our Housekeeping team. Thanks again and I hope we get a chance to recover your trust in us.
We stayed over 4th of July weekend and were very impressed. The customer service fantastic, expesically the house keeping staff. We were traveling with a toddler and asked for a crib last minute. It was in the room and set up in no time at all. Location, amenities, cleanliness were all great. We will be back for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you so much! We love our Housekeeping team and it's very rewarding when they get the recognition they deserve. Have a great summer and come see us again soon. Rob
The hotel was beautiful and in a great location! The pool turns into a lounge at night that is a great place to hang out at night! My only semi-complaint with the hotel was that the beds weren't the most comfortable and there weren't fans in the bathroom. Other than that, the hotel was the perfect place to stay at!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks very much, and please come see us again. We do have fans that we can loan you so feel free to ask and our Housekeeping team can run one up. Have a great summer!
"Definitely coming back"
We're here for anniversary and celebrate 4th of July and completely satisfied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you so much and come back for next year's 4th!
Overall the hotel was great. Loved the location. Walking distance to great restaurants and clubs. The only drawback was our room was next to the fitness room and we could forever hear what I could only imagine as people dropping free weights onto the floor. It was really loud! The hotel offered to move us but we were only there for a couple nights and […] it didn't seem worth it to pack up everything at that point. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Lisa, While I'm happy our team responded promptly I'm sorry about the noise in the gym! Come see us again and we'll be happy to give you a room on a higher floor. Rob
"Great location...need new mattresses"
I just returned from 4 nights. I was checked into a corner room with a great view but a terribly uncomfortable bed. It felt like I was sleeping on a box spring with no mattress. I asked to switch rooms and viewed five others before I realized all the beds were uncomfortable. Not wanting to lose my view for a smaller room overlooking the parking lot, […] with only a slightly better bed, I stayed in my initial room. Requeswt a corner room and don't have high expectations of the bed. The staff was very friendly. Parking is very expensive so consider other lots. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Alyson, Thanks for the feedback and my apologies for the issues with mattresses. We'll definitely check them out. Rob
Awesome location in the gas lamp district. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Bar/pool areas very modern and cool. Would definitely stay here again!! And great price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks and please come back soon! Rob
"Great Price & Great Location in Gaslamp Quarter"
The rooms are very nicely decorated, but the beds are a bit uncomfortable and hard. I was quite disappointed with the size of the pool and lack of extra lounge chairs. We went for 4th of July, and there just wasn't enough room for the number of guests in the pool area, so people just used their towels and laid around the pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for joining us and my apologies for the large crowd on the 4th. It's a beautiful place to celebrate the 4th, but we'll do everything we can to ensure it doesn't impact our guest's experience.
"Great overall experience"
Great location, friendly staff, and awesome amenities. This hotel had it all!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you so much! We love the feedback. Come again soon. Robert
Great place with great serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you so much and have a great summer!
"Great location and friendly staff."
Travelled there with my girlfriend and newborn girl. The pool area and staff were super nice as well as the food. The room was good, big bed and TV worked. It was a bit small though. Would go back to this hotel. Decent value for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks glad to hear it! We hope you and your family can join us again soon! Robert
"A diamond in the rough"
We picked the Solamar because of the pool which is really nice. Unfortunately a wedding reception was planned the same night we stayed so they had ALL the cabanas reserved all day even though they did not start using them until 4:00 P.M. well after our planned pool time. And they were out of towels when we arrived at the pool at about 1:00.The room […] was very nice and clean but the carpets in the hallways need replacing right away. They were stained and smelly; at least the ones on the 6th and 4th floors were bad.The biggest downside is the $40.00 per day valet only parking. At least offer self park as an option. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Kelly, Thanks for the feedback. I'm very happy that you enjoyed yourself. I do want to apologize for the issues you encountered with your stay. We'll alert our team and get the cleaning issue resolved asap! Robert
"Excellent Service Excellent Location"
This is the 3rd time I have stayed at the Solamar. Every time I come to San Diego I think I'll try a new hotel but I'm just afraid it won't end up as good so I stay here. Never disappointed. A few things that don't bother me - but may influence others... valet parking is $40/day. It is difficult to find self-parking - so you are stuck with that. Solamar […] is RIGHT in the middle of Gaslamp - so you can hear the crowds and the "boom boom" of music all night long. I'm a night person - so by the time I was heading to bed it was dissipating - but this could be a deterrent for some. As an example of the exceptional service - one night we returned thirsty - and asked the valets where the closest convenience store where we could get water was located - they said "hang on" - and reappeared with about 6 mini bottles of water and said "open your purse". Every team member at the Solamar has this "how can I help - have a good day" kinda attitude. Pet friendly. Everyone is friendly! Love this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Chantell, Great to hear! We want to keep you coming back, so please join us again soon. Robert
"Nice hotel in the middle of San Diego"
Pretty good stay. The location is great for walking to many restuarants and activities in downtown San Diego. Food and service are great. The pool can be a bit over crowded. I believe they open it up to non-guests (locals). There were other guests that brought their dogs, which was fine. They kept to themselves.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for seeing us and have a great summer.
"Great hotel location w/ great amenities!"
Great location w/ tons of amenities and wine hour, etc. Very chic hotel - modern and sophisticated.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks so much, very happy to hear you made it to our SoCal hour that we host everyday. Robert
"7 Day Vacation, first trip to SD"
Fast check in Room was nothing great but very comfortable. Pool was fine, never really crowded. Drink prices at the pool were way too expensive Happy hour in the lounge was cool. Clean facilities and very nice staff. Excellent location in Gas Lamp! 2 blocks from Padres stadium, 10 min walk to the fairy to get to Coronado.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for joining us, glad to hear you had a great first visit to San Diego. Please come back soon. Robert
A very nice well located property. Staff well trained, nice coffee service main lobby, 5 pm beer tasting in grond floor living room real nice + bikes and kids wagons available which is neat. I would prefer option of bar soap or dispenser soap in shower-tub all they offer is dispenser mounted on wall. The TV and controller need to be upgraded or updated, […] old technology and very very slow. The GF restaurant closed at 9 pm on a Tue. night, way too early coupled with a large crowed of foot traffic coming from ball game, so a hungry hotel guest, me, went across the street to the Palm and had a great meal at 9:15 pm. The drain in wash basin plugged up and drained very very slow, I figured room service would report to maintenance, but in my 3 night stay nope, stayed plugged and slow draining. 4th floor roof top deck, bar and pool are the best and very well maintained and serviced etc. I will return and bring my own bar soap & dog. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for the feedback about your recent stay with us. The pump dispenser soap is one of our environmental initiatives, but we do have regular bar soap by request, please ask for it next time! Hope you come back soon.
We had a teriffic stay @ the Solamar. The staff are incredibly nice and effiecient and the location is fabulous!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Appreciate it Pat, please come back soon! Robert
"Nice hotel but not worth the price"
One of the draws for the Hotel Solamar was the rooftop pool. Which, unfortunately, was open to the public all day making it impossible (for a hotel guest) to get a lounge chair or even a drink at the bar. For the price of the hotel I think there should be preferential treatment for hotel guests rather than for the college students off the street looking […] for a nice pool. The website says that the pool is exclusive to hotel guests but that is not the case. If I were looking for a weekend of partying this would have been a good choice, but this is not the place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Claudia, Sorry to hear about the challenges with our pool. While our community is welcome in our home, we work to make sure that our guests are priority for all of our amenities. Apologies that we let you down this time, but I really hope you can come back and give us another chance. Thanks again for your comments. Robert
"A fantastic hotel in a fantastic location"
One of the best hotels we have stayed in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thrilled to hear it! Please come back soon. Robert
San Diego is a fun, vibrant city and to take advantage of its best aspects you have to stay downtown. Specifically you should stay in the Gaslamp District and if you do stay at the Kimpton Solamar. It is a typical Kimpton property, clean, comfortable, great service with a fun atmosphere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks so much and come back again!
"Beautiful, amazing and the staff were so polite!!"
It wa stage best experience ever and the most unique. Would stay there any time!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you so much, we're thrilled to hear that! Have a great summer and come back soon! Robert
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great rooms good views and wonderful Gaslamp location. Free beer everyday for an hour! Yeah, fo realGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks very much Kris! Yes, free beer is for real at the Solamar! We're now serving beer instead of wine at our nightly social hour in recognition that San Diego is the craft beer capital of the US. Come back and see us soon! Robert
"Within Walking Distance of Many Places"
Did not get to use most of the amenities (pool, in-room massages, pilates) at the hotel as my fiance injured himself shortly before the trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel So sorry to hear about your fiance and I hope you make it back after they get better!
"A wonderful hotel experience"
We loved our stay at the Hotel Solamar! Overall, the staff was very cordial and helpful. The bartending staff at the 4th floor hotel pool seem to cater to the younger crowd.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Hello Mike & Barbara, thanks very much for the feedback and I hope you come back soon! Robert
loud bumping music and neighbors; but it's the gaslampGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel It certainly is! Glad you had a good time, please come back soon. If you want a quieter experience the next visit, simply ask for a high floor room overlooking 7th Avenue. It's a bit quieter on that side since it doesn't face the Gaslamp. Robert - GM
"Great pool atmosphere"
stayed on pool level looking over the water. I felt like I was at the beach. We partied at the pool bar the first night and reserved a cabana the next day for lunch. It was fun!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel So glad to hear it! Please come back soon and have a great summer. Robert - GM
"Hosted happy hour!"
The hotel gives you free drinks between 5-6 every evening! All kinds of food is near by, including great Heavenly Cupcakes and Chocolate Creamere. Hosted coffee and tea every morning. Great location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear LF, Thanks very much for the kind words! Please come back soon, we've recently rolled out our 'SoCal Hour' which also features locally produced Craft Beers. Daily at 5pm! Robert General Manager Hotel Solmar
"OK for 1st time in San Diego"
It was OK. Good location, attractive lobby. would have welcomed a less formal, more interesting restaurant for breakfast & light snacks. Our towels were removed and not replaced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for the feedback and apologies for the bumps with the housekeeping service. We have eco programs in which your linens are replaced only when you ask, rather than automatically. That said, if we take your towels we should replace them! Apologies and rest assured we'll follow up with our Housekeeping teams. Robert General Manager
"Great Hotel and Location"
I stayed at the hotel Solamar for a 2 day conference and I would have to say I was thoroughly impressed with the Hotel. I found the check in to be fast and the bellmen and valet friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and super comfortable. I was able to relax and get a good nights rest for my meetings in the morning. In the Gaslamp, this hotel would […] have to be rated at the top of my list. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel What wonderful news! Thanks very much and please come back for a leisure visit next time. Robert
We stayed here 18 months ago when our daughter got married. We had a great time then so we decided to return. The staff is always very courteous and helpful. Had some very good meals in the J Six restaurant. Great pool area and the rooftop bar is jumping.Very close to Petco Park. Located in the Gaslamp District which has many fine restaurants in the […] area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel So glad to hear we were able to deliver again! Thanks for the kind words and come back for your daughter's anniversary! Robert
Excellent service, staff, amenities and location. Truly a must stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Lisa, Wonderful to hear! Thanks and please come back soon. Robert General Manager
"Nice hotel, great location"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Solamar, if only we could have stayed longer!! The location was great and the staff was beyond friendly and helpful for any request. Look forward to returning back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel We wish you stayed longer too! That only means you'll have to join us again soon. Thanks so much for visiting and have a great summer. Robert General Manager
"Wonderful hotel in downtown San Diego"
Hotel Solamar is one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. From the valet to front desk to housekeeping I cannot find one complaint. The hotel has a boutique feel with the amenities of a larger chain. The room was always clean and large for a basic room. There is a restaurant and bar on the grounds and they have excellent food. Also, from 5-6 […] every evening there is a free wine and beer social in the lobby that showcases local breweries and wineries. We were within walking distance of the Gaslamp district, the bay, Little Italy, Petco Park, and numerous restaurants and bars. We were in town for the Rock and Roll Marathon and the hotel provided a pre and post race meal in the lobby. Again, I absolutely love this hotel and the city of San Diego. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for downtown proximity"
Great hotel in classic Kimpton style if you are working downtown. The lobby was a little dark but otherwise great place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Dear Chad, Thanks very much and please come back soon! Robert General Manager
Hotel was great, thought the welcoming of Pets was super cute and the room did not stink so that was good. The only complaint I had was that the room never got to cool but otherwise everything was great, nice location, clean elegant rooms, staff was friendly. Really enjoyed staying there, and an San Diego is just an amazing city, love it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for the comments! Our Housekeeping team works amazingly hard to keep all of our rooms in tip top shape. We get great feedback on their work. Have a great summer and come back soon. Robert General Manager
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