Solamar Hotel encapsulates San Diego’s attitude with a warm and vibrant setting. Its prime location in the East Village makes it a convenient base for couples, friends, and business travelers seeking to uncover the city’s Pacific charm. The hotel recently underwent a major renovation in 2016. The upgraded contemporary design is warmed by Spanish-influenced elements that reference the area’s colonial history.
Aside from style, the Solamar’s friendly service earns this property an extra gold star. Maybe the Southern California weather really does rub off on people because every time I stepped foot inside, the atmosphere always felt sunny. Strangers happily chatted in the lobby like old friends and a chalkboard listing VIPs ("Very Important Pets") greeted dogs at the front door.
Kimpton Solamar Hotel is conveniently located in the middle East Village on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter. It is in the midst of restaurants, shops, and galleries – only a block away from the lively nightlife on Fifth Street. The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk to the San Diego Convention Center and the city’s baseball stadium, Petco Park.