Chill out at Hotel Solamar in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Solamar sits on 6th Ave. inside the 16 and a half block radius of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. This convenient hotel is blocks away from Petco Park, home of the Padres, and The San Diego Convention Center, home of Comic-Con, the largest comic book convention in the world. Beside the clear-cut landmarks, Solamar is within walking distance of an abundance of bars and restaurants from TV chef Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker to local favorite, Neighborhood, a craft beer-centric American gastropub. The contemporary 235-room hotel aims to provide an urban lifestyle mixed with beach attitude.

Spa room

Solamar offers seven varieties of rooms from the high-end, 725 square foot Choreographer Suite to the practical 340 square foot Deluxe Guest Room. One option is the Spa Guest Room, highlighting a jet spa overlooking the bedroom and windows to the city. In case you’re wondering, you won’t need to pack bath salts, they have ’em.

Aside from the obvious furnishing and amenities of a luxury hotel room, guests can get free Wi-Fi. Now you can stay connected even during your jet spa bath (not recommended). In addition to gratis Interwebs, the hotel offers free evening wine hour in the lobby living room, and free morning coffee and tea service.

Solamar is also pet-friendly, so Buddy will have a place to relax – plus the staff puts out complimentary welcome treats, food and water bowls in your guest room.


Jsix, an American cuisine restaurant consist of two parts: the lounge on the roof, and the dining room on the first floor. The lounge sits next to the roof-top pool serving up cocktails, wine, appetizers and bar bites.

The restaurant is inspired by the Slow Food movement and cooked up by Executive Chef Christian Graves. You’ll find dishes like the house cured charcuterie platter; Grilled Garlic Shrimp made with satsuma tangerine, grapefruit, radish, sunflower sprouts, and pepita seeds; and whatever seasonal ingredients Christian can source out locally, so guests can expect a constant evolving menu. Additionally, a 24 hour food menu from Jsix is available for room service.

Moving pictures

See a video tour of the Spa Room, it’s short, we promise.