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"Cramped room, unhelpful staff, deceptive pricing"
Was quite excited to stay at the Kimpton Solamar after a great experience at the Kimpton in NYC. However, this hotel was well below my expectations. The lighting in the room was very randomly distributed and poor and the bathroom had leaky faucets. The doorman did not offer to help us with the luggage. The attached restaurant served average food. On checkout, we were hit with a $30 a day "resort fee" which is an absolute scam. The resort fee is buried somewhere in the tiny fine print, so beware when you book this hotel. I had some items shipped to the hotel during my stay and checked with the hotel to ensure that I could have my packages delivered to the hotel. They made no mention of any fee, but the lady at the front desk tried to hit me with a $30 package delivery fee. Luckily, I managed to argue my way out of this one. I would never stay at a Kimpton property after this experience.
"Very nice hotel in the gaslamp district"
I stayed at the Solamar for a business trip. There is nothing to complain - friendly service, clean rooms, nice atmosphere. What one needs to know is that in the gaslamp district there will be a long nightlife with the respective noise around the hotel. I knew this in advance and it dud not bother me as the advantage is to step out the door and being on the 6th ave right away in nightlife. Overall a pleasant stay in a nice hotel and great city!
The keys didn't work like twice and felt like it was my fault. Had to keep asking. the approach would have made a difference and the upstairs bartender was somewhat rude as well. I hope attendants can work on this to make others stay more effective
"A birthday visit"
Overall very satisfied. Can't say it was exceptional as we experienced some issues with the room, service and experience however, the stay was nice and other factors were implemented by the hotel that had override those negative experiences.
Beautiful hotel, and prime location. Extremely loud when trying to get any rest if at all possible. Seems a little pricey for the small room size. The bathroom is beautiful but tight when trying to get ready.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM