Kimpton's Hotel Solamar San Diego


San Diego, California, United States


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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


The hotel allows pets by special arrangement, for a fee.

They have a green procurement program, ensuring purchases are as environmentally friendly as possible.

The hotel has a variety of programs of social and environmental benefit and impact.

This hotel uses Aveda products for bathroom amenities.


What a fun hotel! The location is good, the energy is great, and their attention to environmental issues is pretty good. For example, you can select whether you want a newspaper delivered to your room or not. But there aren't any compact fluorescent bulbs in the guestrooms or common areas. The waste baskets are unlined, reducing our reliance on oil and reducing the non-biodegradable contributions to landfills.

I loved being able to open my windows, though since it was cold and wet the day I was there, I didn't leave them open for long. The windows were covered by room-darkening curtains, which was great in the morning since I wanted to sleep in. And the shower curtain was non-plastic, another plus for air quality and reducing our reliance on oil.

A couple of hospitality issues: there were no pillow covers under the pillow cases, a habit I find icky; my pillows were too thick for my comfort; the reading chair lacked a reading light; there was a conveniently located power strip at the desk for my computer, as well as for the TV and DVD player; the bedside light being connected to the light at the door so I couldn't control the room lighting as well as I would have liked.

The staff are great! They clearly love their jobs, and do a great job at them. Anything you need, they'll help you get. They are good at directions, dining information, and conversation. What a great and green hotel.

November 2006

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