The Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel, offers luxury accommodations in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District. Each of its four floors has been designed to reflect the fun and easy Southern California lifestyle, with elements of sun (sol) and sea (mar) incorporated into every aspect.
Providing for business and leisure travelers alike, the Hotel Solamar's 235 guestrooms and suites are artfully designed in hues of aqua blue and chocolate brown. Tan-colored leather-like stitched walls and dark mahogany furniture accentuate the contemporary look. Rooms feature windows that open to the fresh ocean air, along with oversized work spaces, LCD flat screen televisions, fully stocked honor bars, and dual-line telephones with data ports.
The 480-square-foot Virtuoso Suites and 570-square-foot Masters Suites each offer corner views, a king bed in a private bedroom and a full-size sofa sleeper in a separate living room. Spacious bathrooms with jetted tubs, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, plush linens, and terrycloth animal-print robes come standard.
Five different studio-style guestrooms are available, ranging in size from 340 to 420 square feet. With one king bed, the Spa and Corner Spa units feature spa-jetted tubs, while the Patio Deck Guest Rooms have their own outdoor sitting areas. The smaller Deluxe Guest Rooms come in two configurations, with either a king bed or two queens.
Guests in all rooms receive complimentary newspapers, unlimited toll-free and credit card calls, 24-hour room service, free overnight shoeshine service (upon request), and the use of such in-room amenities as an iron and ironing board, a coffee maker, and a hairdryer. Members of the Kimpton InTouch guest loyalty program also receive complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and an invitation to enjoy a glass of Leslie Sbrocco wine in the lobby living room each evening.
For dining, the hotel's signature facility is the Jsix Restaurant - the winner of San Diego Magazine's "Best Restaurant Award'' for 2007. Its menu is based upon California Coastal cuisine, featuring seasonal dishes, fresh seafood, and artisan produce/ingredients from local farms. Breakfast is served from 7am daily, with bunch or lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm till closing, which is at 10pm Sunday through Wednesday and 11pm on Thursday through Saturday.
Another venue for food and drink is the LOUNGEsix on the hotel's fourth floor rooftop deck. It is a sundeck by day and a hotspot by night, with lounge chairs, cabanas, and plush fireside seating near the outdoor pool, offering a menus of cocktails and light, shareable dishes. The hours are 11:30am till midnight daily.
Other amenities available at the Hotel Solamar include Mind.Body.Spa in-room spa services, complimentary organic morning coffee and tea service in the lobby living room, and a full-service on-site business center. On the forth floor, guests have use of a fitness room with treadmills and exercise bikes. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and pet-friendly.
For meetings or special events, over 9,800 square feet of flexible function space is available in six flexible meeting rooms, two hospitality suites, and the rooftop terrace. Arrangements can be made for gatherings of up to 240 guests seated for banquets or 500 standing for receptions. The bed-less Choreographer Hospitality/Parlor Suite offers 725 square feet for intimate meetings, including a dining table for six, a wet bar with bar stools, and a private bathroom.
The Hotel Solamar provides convenient access to all parts of the Gaslamp Quarter from its location on the corner of J Street and Sixth Avenue. The address is 435 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101. Valet parking is $35 per night, or just $17 per night for hybrid vehicles.