Kimpton Alma San Diego, an IHG Hotel

4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
Pin Icon
1047 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA, 92101
|
Looking for a hotel that has earned a reputation for its upscale design & modern amenities? Look no further when you stay at Kimpton Alma San Diego, an IHG Hotel.
Kimpton Alma San Diego, an IHG Hotel
Prices starting at $206 / night
Kimpton Alma San Diego
Overview
Whats Nearby
Things to Know
Property Amenities
Parking
Rooms & Rates
Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
Similar Hotels
Reserve a Room

Highlights

Rates
Amenities
To Do
Nearby
Rooms
Amenities
To Do
Nearby

Overview

Chairs in the Lobby of the Kimpton Alma San DiegoRelaxing Rooftop Pool at the Kimpton Alma San Diego

Cool and contemporary in all the right ways, the Kimpton Alma San Diego is a vibrant hub for young professionals, adventurous families and fun-seeking couples alike.

The hotel’s design can best be described as industrial-chic, a vibe that permeates every aspect of the hotel, from the open lobby to the rooftop lounges to the airy guestrooms. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in San Diego that offers just as much of a unique experience as the city itself, look no further than this Downtown San Diego retreat.

Entrance to the Rooftop Pool at the Kimpton Alma San Diego
Entrance to the Rooftop Pool at the Kimpton Alma San Diego

Explore the Amenities at the Kimpton Alma

Kimpton Alma San Diego is like an urban playground for adults. The rooftop boasts an outdoor pool, pool deck and lounge. Head up to the fourth floor for a day of sun, relaxation and bliss.

The deck offers several private seating areas for small to large groups and has towels, sunscreen and other necessities on hand. During the summer months, enjoy poolside service through which you can order creative cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Throughout the rest of the year, call in room service and have it delivered to your waterside chaise.

Local Tips
Near San Diego's Hot Spots
When staying at Kimpton Hotel, you can't miss all the action just a few blocks away. Fall in love with the best Italian cuisine in Little Italy, enjoy a Padres baseball game at Petco Park or grab a drink in the lively The Gaslamp Quarter.

Kimpton Alma San Diego sets itself apart from other downtown hotels in many ways, one of which is its in-room spa services. By placing just a single phone call, the massage will come to you. Feel the tension ease away during a full body wrap, signature massage or hot stone treatment, all right in the comfort of your own room.

If you’re someone who doesn’t believe in taking a break from your workout but rather, in adding new elements to your routine, take advantage of Kimpton Alma’s state-of-the-art fitness center. The center features free weights, stationary bikes, treadmills, balance balls and more.

Relaxing Lobby at the Kimpton Alma San Diego
Relaxing Lobby at the Kimpton Alma San Diego

Eating at the Kimpton

You can play and workout all you like when staying at this chic retreat, but at some point, you’re going to need to eat. You don’t need to venture far to grab some sustenance. The Desmond brings the flavors of San Diego straight to your table in a relaxed atmosphere.

In addition to its authentic flavors of the San Diego + California cuisine, the restaurant is known for its California seafood.

Kimpton Hotel is all about socialization, which is why it’s added its own adult-friendly arcade room. Take your drink of choice upstairs to the Arriba Room, where you’ll find a varied collection of vintage arcade games, pool tables, foosball and more.

In addition to promoting socializing between its guests, it also encourages guests to socialize their pets, as it is a pet-friendly hotel. The Kimpton Alma San Diego is actually our #2 pick in our list of the Best Pet Friendly Hotels in San Diego!

Kimpton Alma San Diego
Prices starting at $206 / night

Video of the Kimpton Alma San Diego

What's Nearby

Balboa Park
Balboa Park
18 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
22 min Walk
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
29 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
6 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
9 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
15 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
17 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
18 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
23 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
29 min Drive
Kimpton Alma San Diego
Prices starting at $206 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
211 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Bellhop
Bellhop
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
Laundry
Laundry
Massage Services
Massage Services
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Pool
Pool
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box
Spa
Spa

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$53 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

24 Hour Room Service
24 Hour Room Service
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 6 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 18 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 22 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
48°F / 69°F
Sunny in December
Jan
48°F / 68°F
Sunny in January
Feb
49°F / 69°F
Sunny in February
Mar
52°F / 70°F
Sunny in March

Rooms & Rates

Skyline penthouse suite, Kimpton Alma San Diego

Each of the guestrooms and suites at Kimpton Alma San Diego feature spacious work areas with writing desk, Italian Frette bed linens and bathrobes, walk-in rainforest shower, flat screen TVs and HD channels, yoga mat, fully stocked gourmet honor bar, personal safe, hair dryer, and luxury bath amenities.

Kimpton Alma San Diego
Prices starting at $206 / night
Skyline Corner Studio Balcony King

This room features one king bed, oversize windows with city view and a furnished balcony.

Check Rates
Skyline King or Queen

This upper floor location boasts one king or queen bed and oversized windows with a city view.

Check Rates
Premier King

Guests enjoy one king bed, hardwood floors and up to 450 square feet of space.

Check Rates
Deluxe King or Queen

Slightly smaller than the premier king, the deluxe rooms boast one king or queen and hardwood floors.

Check Rates
Deluxe Double Double

The double double offers two double beds, hardwood floors and up to 420 square feet of space.

Check Rates
Skyline Penthouse Suite

This two-level, 1,500 square foot penthouse is on the top floor of the hotel and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two bedrooms with a king size bed each, two bathrooms with walk-in showers and a dining table for four.

Check Rates
Skyline King Suite

Guests in this room enjoy 545 square feet of private space, an upper-floor location, a private furnished balcony, one king bed and oversized windows with exceptional views.

Check Rates
Spa Suite

Slightly larger than the king suite at up to 755 square feet, this suite features hardwood floors, a private furnished balcony, oversized Fuji soak tub and separate walk-in shower and a comfortably furnished seating area.

Check Rates
Premier King Suite

This suite boasts 581 square feet of space, a king size bed and hardwood floors.

Check Rates
Accessible Accommodations

Kimpton Alma San Diego offers several ADA accessible guest rooms. These rooms come furnished with a king size bed or two doubles and accessible roll in showers or tubs. Contact the hotel for more information regarding its ADA-approved features.

Check Rates
Kimpton Alma San Diego
Prices starting at $206 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Balboa Park

Spend the day at Balboa Park, this 1,200-acre urban retreat characterized by flower gardens, nature trails, museums, shops, dining and more. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is also part of this expansive park.

Petco Park

Go explore Petco Park and take in a Padres game from a stadium seat, lawn seat or nearby rooftop restaurant.

House of Blues

Take in a show while dining on po’boys and jambalaya at this San Diego staple.

USS Midway Museum

Explore the USS Midway Museum a historical-naval aircraft carrier -turned museum via a self-guided or led tour.

Seaport Village

Explore the bay front Seaport Village along the Embarcadero that offers shopping, dining, and live entertainment.

Coronado Island

Though small, Coronado Island has a lot to offer, including pristine beaches, the historic Hotel Del Coronado, good eats and great shopping.

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove is part of the marine reserve, home to an abundance of marine wildlife and a favorite place for residents and visitors to swim and snorkel.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
Buy Now
San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
Buy Now
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
Learn More
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
Learn More
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
Learn More
Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Travel by ferry to Coronado Island and walk through the town with a private guide. Your day will include museum entrance, a snack at a local eatery and a visit to the world-famous Hotel del Coronado.
Buy Now
Explore San Diego Bay
Explore San Diego Bay
Check out the fully-narrated, land & sea San Diego SEAL tour! After riding through the picturesque streets of San Diego, this amphibious vehicle splashes into the bay towards Shelter Island!
Buy Now
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
Buy Now
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
The future is here - enjoy learning about the history of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District from a talking GPS car! You'll wind through multiple areas such as Petco Park & Little Italy on this loop!
Buy Now
Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Explore the famous protected sea caves of La Jolla on this guided 90-minute kayak tour. Keep an eye out for sea lions, seals, sea turtles and a variety of fish as you paddle your own kayak through the sea caves!
Buy Now
Half Day Whale Watching Tour
Half Day Whale Watching Tour
Enjoy a 4-hour expert led tour departing from beautiful San Diego Bay on a two-story whale watching yacht. Take in the views, enjoy the marine life & marvel at the majestic gray whales as they migrate along the coast.
Buy Now
La Jolla Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
La Jolla Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
Explore the Seven Sea Caves as you paddle board through La Jolla's Ecological Reserve! This 2-hour rental includes a lightweight paddle board, and the opportunity to see amazing marine life up close!
Buy Now
LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
Enjoy the 2nd day FREE with this LEGOLAND® California Hopper Ticket! Save BIG when your 2nd visit occurs within 9 days of your 1st to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium or the LEGOLAND Water Park.
Learn More
Mission Bay Private Duffy Boat Rental
Mission Bay Private Duffy Boat Rental
Grab 10 of your closest friends and cruise around Mission Bay in an electric Duffy Boat! Choose either a 90-minute or 3-hour ride, directions and life vests are included. Watch out for sea lions & dolphins!
Buy Now
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in the heart of downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features premiere modern art pieces from the 1950’s to today. Spend a day marveling & exploring all things modern art.
Learn More
Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
A guide leads this walking tour through the historic Old Town- visiting shops, restaurants and churches. Enjoy an included tequila cocktail and tacos for an authentic Mexican experience!
Buy Now
PETCO Park Tour
PETCO Park Tour
This tour is a GRAND SLAM! Get an intimate look into the home of the San Diego Padres. On this 80-minute tour, learn about the history of the stadium and visit behind-the-scenes areas such as the dugouts and press boxes.
Buy Now
Surf Lessons in La Jolla
Surf Lessons in La Jolla
Ride the waves in La Jolla, a premiere surfing destination! This 90-minute lesson is fit for both beginners & intermediate surfers, with a choice of private or public lessons. All necessary equipment is included. Surfs up!
Buy Now
Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Come hungry for a guided walking tour of the birthplace of California! Sample Old Town’s tequila, eat at 4 authentic Mexican restaurants & hear ghostly tails at one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego!
Buy Now
The San Diego Maritime Museum
The San Diego Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is famous for restoring, operating and maintaining historic boats from all around the world. The museum provides daily public tours of their collection of ships.
Learn More

Similar Hotels

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Bayfront
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
from $206 / night
View Hotel
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Convention Center
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
from $199 / night
View Hotel
Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt
Near Petco Park
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt
from $199 / night
View Hotel
WorldMark San Diego - Balboa Park
Family Friendly
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
WorldMark San Diego - Balboa Park
from $206 / night
View Hotel
Show more San Diego Hotels >>